The dark cloud which seems to hang over the Imagine spirit may have little to do with material circumstances and more to do with our failure to locate the spirit in the completeness of life.
It doesn’t merely challenge superstition and obscurantism, but also challenges a narrow, one-dimensional definition of itself
His primary legacy was as mentor to scores of activists who played a key role in many struggles for justice – from grassroots efforts to counter communalism to struggles against “destructive development”
The Maulana was a bird that flew above the storm clouds. His trust in peace and dialogue was not framed by circumstances.
Non-violent protests become unbeatable by constantly seeking new ways to deepen their resolve and reaffirming faith in possibilities we cannot immediately actualise.
The pandemic has brought public life to an unprecedented standstill. A writer reimagines and re-examines form and functionality in the cities which nurture us
Gandhi Jayanti special: Regardless of the specific issue or dispute — freedom from resentment promises to be a winner and leveller.
Are enough Indians willing to place basic moral norms above their political preferences? For example, it should be possible for someone who is in favour of CAA to also oppose the arrest of protesters.
Laughter clubs across the world are proof of a widely-held belief about laughing your way to good health or, at least, good mood.
It may seem natural, at this point, to feel superior to those who are brazenly advocating civil war. But is that helpful? Aren’t we then mirroring the anger and hatred which, in the first place, is the problem we are trying to solve?
A quarter century later, it is futile to hope that the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya, whatever it might be, will somehow mark a closure. Healing the social fabric is far more important.
In Mumbai, the akhanda kirtan during Ramnavmi provided a relief from the bustle of elections and an opportunity to approach politics from a broader view.
Nathuram Godse and Gandhi both had an abiding love for India but Godse was so deeply offended by Gandhi’s idea of India that killing Gandhi was, for Godse, the most satisfying way of settling this disagreement.
Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy has urged the replacing of GDP with a measure of progress that gives primacy to social and environmental well-being.
AIIB meeting presents an opportunity to redefine the parameters of development.
As King tirelessly reiterated — we will not learn non-violence from a guru or a saint. We can only learn it by loving whoever we deem to be the “other” — by tirelessly reaching out to them in a quest for reconciliation.
South Asia’s national anthems are patriotic rather than nationalistic.
Inclusive justice requires learning to slay giants without slaying or flaying people; to alter mindsets without affronting the dignity of th...