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

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Double role models

Can national and personal instincts co-exist? The lives of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru hold answers, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
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Updated on Apr 23, 2010 11:12 PM IST
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No lunacy, this

For a thirsty Earth, the temptation to tap moonwater could be irresistible. But hopefully India will not pioneer the race to exploit this resource, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
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Updated on Apr 09, 2010 10:55 PM IST
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Renaissance studies

As we celebrate 20 years of Mandela’s release and 80 years of the Dandi March, let’s cast a glance at the state of prisoners in India’s jails today. Gopalkrishna Gandhi tells more...
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Updated on Mar 26, 2010 10:48 PM IST
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Richter’s lessons lost

As Kutch and Latur showed, India is vulnerable to earthquakes. We need to know more about them not only for information but also for our safety, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
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Updated on Mar 12, 2010 11:01 PM IST
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A hum, Hindustani

Is there such a thing as an ‘Indian instinct’? It is the inner voice of India that’s so important and so fragile, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
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Updated on Feb 26, 2010 11:59 PM IST
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Three Chennais

Gopalkrishna Gandhi writes about the truth of movie tickets, how to hold one’s own among music aficionados, and watching people on the beach front...
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Updated on Feb 21, 2010 11:15 PM IST
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They serve a purpose

The Mahatma wanted governors to influence policy, not just be mere figureheads of the State, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
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Updated on Jan 29, 2010 11:55 PM IST
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Birds of a feather

How two regular visitors at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata provided unexpected cheer and joy to another couple about to leave, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
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Updated on Jan 10, 2010 09:44 PM IST
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Mark his words

There is an essentiality to Gandhi’s use of ‘potent’ vocabulary, his elisions being of a voltage higher than that of his words, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
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Updated on Oct 01, 2007 11:31 PM IST
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