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Monday, Jan 27, 2020
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 (185 results)
Jan 21, 2020 18:49
The authorities must not be impervious to the hymn’s aesthetic, spiritual and human appeal read more
Jan 12, 2020 19:35
An exceptional IAS officer, a truly non-partisan governor, TNC was engaged with ideas and books till the very end read more
Dec 10, 2019 18:29
Vengeance can lead to pre-institutional disarray, fixing over due process, haste over efficiency read more
Nov 12, 2019 18:19
Work simultaneously for both parties, ensure tangible action, and answer questions on funding read more
Oct 22, 2019 16:34
There is a Savarkar who deserves it. There is a Savarkar on whom it will sit deeply troubled read more
Sep 24, 2019 03:47
MK Gandhi’s English daily, ‘Young India’, helped shape educated Indians’ thoughts and world view for the duration of its lifetime. It still has a thing or two to teach us in a world saturated with buzzing websites. read more
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