The Sandip Roy Show

What makes people tick? What are the stories they carry with them? In a world of shouting heads, veteran journalist, radio commentator and novelist Sandip Roy sits down to have real conversations about the fascinating world around us and the people who shape it. Catch these engaging interviews every other Sunday

Episode 34 October 6, 2019

On being Gandhi and why he still matters, with Paro Anand

Last Tuesday marked the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. As expected it was marked with lots of patriotic fervor, earnest speeches and even a New York Times op-ed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where wrote, “How do we ensure the ideals of Gandhi are remembered by future generations? I invite thinkers, entrepreneurs and tech leaders to be at the forefront of spreading Gandhi’s ideas through innovation.” But how much can we be innovative about a man we have put on a pedestal? Can children today even relate to him in a way that does not feel like homework? In this episode, Sandip talks to Bal Sahitya Puraskar winner Paro Anand, whose latest book, Being Gandhi, in a lot of ways tries to address just that.


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On being Gandhi and why he still matters, with Paro AnandLast Tuesday marked the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. As expected it was marked with lots of patriotic fervor, earnest speeches and even a New York Times op-ed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where wrote, "How do we ensure the ideals of Gandhi are remembered by future generations? I invite thinkers, entrepreneurs and tech leaders to be at the forefront of spreading Gandhi’s ideas through innovation." But how much can we be innovative about a man we have put on a pedestal? Can children today even relate to him in a way that does not feel like homework? In this episode, Sandip talks to Bal Sahitya Puraskar winner Paro Anand, whose latest book, Being Gandhi, in a lot of ways tries to address just that. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.