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Gopalkrishna Gandhi
Gopalkrishna Gandhi
  • We could have, in a Sanskritic mood, gone in for Vande Mataram or in a Hindustani moment, for Sare Jahan Se Achha. But Satyameva Jayate as a universal proposition that went beyond ourselves and our country to a human precept, was as universal as the Vedas and the Upanishads.
  • Indian Emblem
    Jul 24, 2015 23:10 IST

    Can truth be in power or, coming into power, remain truthful?

    We could have, in a Sanskritic mood, gone in for Vande Mataram or in a Hindustani moment, for Sare Jahan Se Achha. But Satyameva Jayate as a universal proposition that went beyond ourselves and our country to a human precept, was as universal as the Vedas and the Upanishads.

  • budget, poverty
    May 22, 2015 21:42 IST

    In this India which needs a voice, silence reigns

    The prime ministership of India has to be the world’s toughest assignment. But it is also perhaps the world’s most powerful one. Not because his fingers can touch nuclear buttons or launch craft to the moon and Mars but because they can touch and transform the lives of our benighted millions, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • Modi
    May 17, 2015 11:57 IST

    Modi govt's first anniversary: It has been a year of icy silences

    As Narendra Modi enters his second year as Prime Minister, I felicitate him and urge him to look at a picture of a very differently silent Mahatma Gandhi during his tour of riot-torn Bihar. And ask him to explain the difference between the Republic of India and a Hindu rashtra, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • Rajghat
    Apr 19, 2015 22:00 IST

    Doing great damage long after we are dead

    What does it matter what happens to your corpse?’

  • A man painting the statue of Mahatma Gandhi before his death anniversary at The Ridge in Shimla
    Mar 20, 2015 22:47 IST

    The dissenter is alone, but not the State

    "The strongest man," says Dr Stockmann in Ibsen’s immortal play An Enemy of the People, “is the one who stands alone”.

  • Feb 11, 2015 22:14 IST

    The voters of Delhi have given a triple verdict

    Oceanic sweep of AAP should not make it lose its balance. Facing a three-member Opposition can give the 67-member strong party a sense of heavenly writ. Nothing can be worse for democracy or for Delhi.

  • Punjab police woman constable during rehearsal for the Republic Day parade at Guru Nanak Stadium in Amritsar on Tuesday.
    Jan 23, 2015 22:43 IST

    Keep the Republic’s taper burning bright and tall

    The ‘waters’ of pluralism, of democracy and republicanism are being tested. They must not be found to be running thin or shallow, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • Dec 26, 2014 21:49 IST

    Why 2014 was an extraordinary year for our Republic

    The year 2014 was an extraordinary one for me. What made it so is the change I have seen at our — India’s — basic core, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
    Nov 13, 2014 23:06 ISTincidentally,

    Change course for a tryst with Nehru’s dreams

    It is important for us not to lose sight of the Hind that Jawaharlal Nehru yearned for as we commemorate his 125th anniversary, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • Oct 18, 2014 00:05 IST

    Sailing on the seas of history

    Meera Abraham offered a rare glimpse into the trading traditions of peninsular India and the link between South Indian and Roman merchants. Gopalkrishna Gandhi writes.

  • Sailing on the seas of history
    Sep 28, 2014 23:54 IST

    The PM must represent India, not just market it

    The Indian PM goes with the confidence he will be seen as a symbol of India’s democratic will, India’s scientific audaciousness, India’s economic venturesomeness. But this is to be noted: On his first visit to the US, PM Nehru went to represent, not market India, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • Aug 31, 2014 21:55 IST

    Richard Attenborough told India Gandhi’s story

    Richard Attenborough and India coalesce in the life story of Mohandas Gandhi. But the epic success of Gandhi (1982) has obscured from general awareness an earlier association of his with India, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • Jul 25, 2014 23:01 IST

    You could impress Nadine Gordimer, disgust her, but not fool her

    Nadine Gordimer’s death at 90 earlier this month revived interest in her life and work as no event in her life had, not since the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to her in 1991.

  • Jun 27, 2014 23:13 ISTIncidentally,

    Not just figureheads: why the governor's post is important

    In suggesting that governors of the day demit office before term, the present government is doing what was done unto it. Tit for tat is not a game to be played for the office, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • Jun 13, 2014 21:33 ISTIncidentally,

    Public-spirited individuals are nation’s most ‘loyal’ opposition

    Opposition is not about the number of seats in Parliament. Jayaprakash Narayan and C Rajagopalachari were never MPs but their opposition was powerful, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.