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Monday, Sep 23, 2019
Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Gopalkrishna Gandhi


Gopalkrishna Gandhi read English Literature at St Stephen’s College, Delhi. A civil servant and diplomat, he was Governor of West Bengal, 2004-2009. He is currently Distinguished Professor of History and Politics at Ashoka University

articles by Gopalkrishna Gandhi (179 results)
Sep 17, 2019 01:43
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi decided, in the same year that Harilal was born — and in the face of several adverse circumstances — to go to London to become a barrister. read more
Jul 13, 2019 19:01
Ratan Kumar was his screen name. The home-given name of this boy, born in 1941, in Ajmer, was Syed Nazir Ali Rizvi. And just as Bombay turned Mohammad Yusuf Khan into Dilip Kumar, Mahjabeen into Meena Kumari, it morphed Nazir Ali into Ratan Kumar. read more
May 16, 2019 18:52
If candidates have a symbol, the EC has a symbol too, its logo. The poll panel should remember that it is in the fourth colour, the blue of dharma, that its dynamism lies, its vitality and its momentum. And the bharosa, aitbar and vishvas of the peo... read more
Apr 15, 2019 01:21
“Dedicate the votes to the air force and to jawans”? Did they perform their duty, lay down their lives for someone to ask someone for votes? That sentence meant – who will deny it? – “dedicate your vote to me”. “Not done”, I said to myself. “Simply,... read more
Mar 18, 2019 23:54
By saying “they are us” while referring to the 49 victims of the massacre, she reverses the us-them binary read more
Feb 24, 2019 18:40
His hanging will not serve any end of justice. But such an act will definitely mutilate the ends of peace read more
Jan 15, 2019 07:51
Alok Verma’s demand for a dignified exit, not accommodation or sops, has given our institutions an unexpected dignity. read more
Dec 25, 2018 07:25
He would think and plan and strategise as part of the saffron family. But he would feel, empathise with, smile, lament and – most importantly – share the silence of reflection with those outside the saffron family, no less than with those within it read more
Dec 18, 2018 08:42
India should see the removal of Gandhi’s statue in Ghana as the decision of a sovereign people having a say in the design of their political architecture and their public spaces. read more
Dec 03, 2018 17:28
In India’s farmers and their distress, India’s democratic parties have found a loan of strength that can and should be their fuel for the coming test. But be it noted that this loan of a wave is not going to be waived. India’s farmers will recover it,... read more
Nov 09, 2018 17:38
Her response to the orchestrated killing of a tiger in Maharashtra shows that her forbearance has hits limits read more
Oct 18, 2018 17:54
History is replete with examples of many men who gave up office, power and pelf to redeem themselves read more
Sep 08, 2018 17:25
Asian Games medallist Jinson Johnson and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister’s recent public invocation of God made me feel very grateful for two reflections of this ‘faith’ that were utterly non-sectarian, non-bigoted and sublime. read more
Aug 23, 2018 17:56
We must wish Rajyapal Satyapal Malik a fulfilling innings as governor of the state read more