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Gandhi was a personality who was open to new ideas; he was a cultural cosmopolitan but a staunch nationalist.(Wikimedia Commons)

Indian Embassy in Madagascar organises Gandhi Katha to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Antananarivo [Madagascar]
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 10:56 AM IST
As a part of the celebrations of the grand finale of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Embassy in Antananarivo organised a Gandhi Katha on the theme “The Oceanic Gandhi” by renowned Gandhian Scholar Professor Makarand Paranjape.
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The Lok Sabha, scheduled to meet for four hours from 3 PM to 7 PM, cleared The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020 at 8.23 PM and at 11.38 PM approved The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020.(ANI)
The Lok Sabha, scheduled to meet for four hours from 3 PM to 7 PM, cleared The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020 at 8.23 PM and at 11.38 PM approved The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020.(ANI)

LS burns midnight oil to clear pending bills

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 12:39 AM IST
In the Lok Sabha, Speaker Om Birla, 57, sat through the proceedings till the House was adjourned early on Tuesday to meet again in the afternoon.
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On June 5, President Ram Nath Kovind had promulgated three ordinances to usher in agricultural reforms for raising the income of the farmers and giving them more freedom to sell their produce.(ANI/Twitter)
On June 5, President Ram Nath Kovind had promulgated three ordinances to usher in agricultural reforms for raising the income of the farmers and giving them more freedom to sell their produce.(ANI/Twitter)

Left MPs protest against Centre’s ‘anti-farmers policies’

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 11:31 AM IST
Farmers in Punjab, Haryana are protesting against the recent agriculture ordinances passed by the Union Cabinet.
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Wild growth outside the Government Smart Middle School at Kasauli village in Majri block of Mohali district.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Wild growth outside the Government Smart Middle School at Kasauli village in Majri block of Mohali district.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

Wild growth, stagnating water: Mohali smart schools in bad shape

By Hillary Victor | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Mohali
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 10:21 PM IST
Some institutes trying to get villages to help clear overgrowth, district education officer says labour not available during Covid, but cleaning work will be carried out soon
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The education policy is in part a realisation of Radhakrishnan’s vision. I am sure that 21st-century teachers will not be just conduits but co-constructors of knowledge and nation development.(Yogesh Kumar/HTPhoto)
The education policy is in part a realisation of Radhakrishnan’s vision. I am sure that 21st-century teachers will not be just conduits but co-constructors of knowledge and nation development.(Yogesh Kumar/HTPhoto)

A blueprint for teacher recruitment and training

By Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 08:01 PM IST
This need for reform becomes all the more imperative given that we are facing the Covid-19 pandemic which has brought about serious challenge to the teaching-learning process
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Rajnath Singh was accompanied by Indian Ambassador to Russia D.B. Venkatesh Varma.(PTI)
Rajnath Singh was accompanied by Indian Ambassador to Russia D.B. Venkatesh Varma.(PTI)

Rajnath Singh pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi in Moscow

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 11:18 AM IST
Singh arrived here on Wednesday on a three-day visit to attend a crucial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). This is his second visit in the over two months.
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A louder first voice and a more accessible last word

By Dr. Mario R. García | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 09:36 AM IST
The Hindustan Times has a glorious history that begins with the words and inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi on September 15, 1924.
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A pair of glasses that once belonged to Indian independence icon Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi photographed at the action house in Bristol head of their sale.(AFP)
A pair of glasses that once belonged to Indian independence icon Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi photographed at the action house in Bristol head of their sale.(AFP)

Gandhi’s glasses sell for £260,000 in auction

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 02:26 AM IST
The rare item was bought by an unnamed collector from the United States, auctioneer Andy Stowe said, adding that the initial reserve price was set for £15,000 but it attracted much interest from various countries, including India.
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Mahatma Gandhi had given a pair of glasses he worn to a person who worked with British Petroleum in South Africa in the 1920s.(Sourced Photo)
Mahatma Gandhi had given a pair of glasses he worn to a person who worked with British Petroleum in South Africa in the 1920s.(Sourced Photo)

Sold for £260,000, Mahatma Gandhi’s glasses set to transform seller’s life

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Posted by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 05:17 PM IST
The seller was not sure if the glasses, give to his uncle by Gandhi himself in South Africa, were worth much till he put it up for an auction.
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The Prashant Bhushan case is being heard by three-judge bench of the Supreme Court.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
The Prashant Bhushan case is being heard by three-judge bench of the Supreme Court.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)

‘There is a Lakshman Rekha’: Supreme Court to Prashant Bhushan in contempt case hearing

By Murali Krishnan | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 01:19 PM IST
The Supreme Court had, in its judgment on August 14, held Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt of court over his tweets.
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Many also don’t have job cards for the Mahatma Gandhi Nation Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme(ANI)
Many also don’t have job cards for the Mahatma Gandhi Nation Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme(ANI)

Expand the welfare ambit | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Invest more in MGNREGS and enlarge the PDS basket
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The Doodle shared by Google for India’s 74th Independence Day(Google)
The Doodle shared by Google for India’s 74th Independence Day(Google)

Google celebrates 74th Indian Independence Day with Doodle dedicated to India’s musical legacy

By Alfea Jamal | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 01:02 PM IST
Independence Day 2020: From Jawaharlal Nehru’s iconic ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech in 1947 to the Dandi March led by Mahatma Gandhi in 1930, take a look at some of the Doodles shared by Google on Independence Day in the past.
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A health worker in personal protective equipment collects a sample using a swab from a person at a local health centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease , Delhi, August 14, 2020(REUTERS)
A health worker in personal protective equipment collects a sample using a swab from a person at a local health centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease , Delhi, August 14, 2020(REUTERS)

Envisioning a self-reliant and science-driven India

By K Vijay Raghavan
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 10:20 PM IST
While behaviour, drugs and vaccine will give an exit from the disease, strive for a new route to recovery, prosperity
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The glasses were sent last week to the auction house in an ordinary envelope put in its letter-box by an unnamed vendor who did not realise its value.(East Bristol Auctions)
The glasses were sent last week to the auction house in an ordinary envelope put in its letter-box by an unnamed vendor who did not realise its value.(East Bristol Auctions)

Bids over £55,000 for Mahatma Gandhi’s glasses from South Africa

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 12:37 AM IST
The glasses were sent last week to the auction house in an ordinary envelope put in its letter-box by an unnamed vendor who did not realise its value. The glasses were in the vendor’s family for nearly a century, given to his uncle by Gandhi between 1920 and 1930.
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Richard Attenborough(Gajanan Nirphale)
Richard Attenborough(Gajanan Nirphale)

Richard Attenborough: Man behind the epic Gandhi film

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 06:40 PM IST
One of the most talented British film actors, he is best known for directorial achievements, specially the Academy Award-winning magnum opus biographical movie Gandhi
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Mahatma Gandhi outside 10 Downing Street, London.(Getty Images)
Mahatma Gandhi outside 10 Downing Street, London.(Getty Images)

Spectacles believed to be worn by Mahatma Gandhi emerge at UK auction

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | London
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 09:56 AM IST
The glasses, which have already attracted an online bid for 6,000 pounds, are said to have been in the family of the unnamed elderly gentleman vendor in England, who was told by his father that they were a gift to his uncle when he was working for British Petroleum in South Africa between 1910 and 1930.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the High-Level Segment of ECOSOC via video conferencing, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the High-Level Segment of ECOSOC via video conferencing, in New Delhi.(PTI)

PM Modi to present new outline for self-reliant India on August 15: Rajnath Singh

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 06:40 PM IST
The defence minister said various departments and ministries of the government are working seriously to implement Modi’s initiative for a self-reliant India and that it is an attempt to give a fresh dimension to Mahatma Gandhi’s push for ‘Swadeshi’.
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PM addressed school kids at Rajghat in Delhi while inaugurating the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra.(PIB Photo)
PM addressed school kids at Rajghat in Delhi while inaugurating the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra.(PIB Photo)

‘Banish squalor from India’: PM Modi appeals on Quit India movement anniversary

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 06:26 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi said cleanliness was linked to empowerment of individuals and society.
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The Swachh Bharat Mission has transformed rural sanitation in India and has changed the behaviour of over 55 crore people from open defecation to using a toilet.(ANI)
The Swachh Bharat Mission has transformed rural sanitation in India and has changed the behaviour of over 55 crore people from open defecation to using a toilet.(ANI)

PM Modi to inaugurate Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra on Saturday; interact with students

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2020 03:10 PM IST
A tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra (RSK) was first announced by the prime minister on April 10 2017 on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of Gandhiji’s Champaran ‘satyagraha’.
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The idea of having Gandhi on a British coin was previously announced by former chancellor Sajid Javid in October 2019.(via REUTERS)
The idea of having Gandhi on a British coin was previously announced by former chancellor Sajid Javid in October 2019.(via REUTERS)

Rishi Sunak calls for Mahatma Gandhi, non-white icons on UK coins

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Rishi Sunak has written to the Royal Mint Advisory Committee that recommends themes and designs of coins, supporting a campaign called ‘We Too Built Britain’, which seeks representation of non-white icons on British currency.
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British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak asked the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) in a letter to pursue recognition of individuals from certain communities.(REUTERS)
British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak asked the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) in a letter to pursue recognition of individuals from certain communities.(REUTERS)

UK considering to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi with a coin in his honour

By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | UK
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2020 09:58 AM IST
“RMAC is currently considering a coin to commemorate Gandhi”, the UK Treasury said.
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The bill seeks to authorise the state department to set up, in cooperation with the Indian government, an educational forum for scholars from the two countries focussed on studying Gandhi and King.(IANS)
The bill seeks to authorise the state department to set up, in cooperation with the Indian government, an educational forum for scholars from the two countries focussed on studying Gandhi and King.(IANS)

US House panel passes bill to promote legacies of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 08:53 PM IST
The Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act was authored by John Lewis, the civil rights leader Democratic member of the House who passed away last week. It had been a long-running project for him.
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It is here that India has a golden opportunity. India’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis has revealed the brighter side of its leadership and society. The combined efforts of the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, extensive efforts by its ubiquitous bureaucracy, and the exemplary discipline and commitment of its 1.3 billion people have helped India manage the pandemic in a manner that has set an example to others.(AP)
It is here that India has a golden opportunity. India’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis has revealed the brighter side of its leadership and society. The combined efforts of the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, extensive efforts by its ubiquitous bureaucracy, and the exemplary discipline and commitment of its 1.3 billion people have helped India manage the pandemic in a manner that has set an example to others.(AP)

At the root of today’s crisis, an intellectual void, writes Ram Madhav

By Ram Madhav
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 06:06 AM IST
With rising authoritarianism and a crisis of democracy, the world needs new ideas. Can India show the way?
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Gandhi: The Agony of Arrival - The South Africa Years, A Brief History of Yoga are some of his popular literary works.(Instagram)
Gandhi: The Agony of Arrival - The South Africa Years, A Brief History of Yoga are some of his popular literary works.(Instagram)

Author-columnist Nagindas Sanghavi dies at 100

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Surat
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 01:41 PM IST
Formerly a professor of political science with several colleges under Mumbai University, Sanghavi wrote books on contemporary political issues as well as on Mahatma Gandhi, and his columns in Gujarati newspapers were widely read.
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An unauthorised biography is a book on a high-profile person’s life that’s written without them getting involved in the book, or their permission
An unauthorised biography is a book on a high-profile person’s life that’s written without them getting involved in the book, or their permission

The rules of writing an unauthorised biography

By Aseem Chhabra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 07:55 AM IST
You need to treat your subjects with respect and build trust with the people you interview
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Workers at a construction site in Seoni, MP, on May 19.
Workers at a construction site in Seoni, MP, on May 19.

Centre’s rural spending doubles amid Covid-19 pandemic

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 05:54 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 30 announced the extension of the provision of free rations to 800 million people until November.
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Gandhi’s final piece of advice to us would be to pray. At the end of each day, sit quietly, reflect, and submit yourself to god, to life, to nature, to truth, to history. You have done all you could have.(Getty Images)
Gandhi’s final piece of advice to us would be to pray. At the end of each day, sit quietly, reflect, and submit yourself to god, to life, to nature, to truth, to history. You have done all you could have.(Getty Images)

Faced with today’s crises, what would Gandhi do? | Opinion

By Abhay Bang
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 08:11 PM IST
This thought experiment yields a nine-point action programme
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Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Washington on Thursday morning (local time) along with the Indian envoy to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu.(ANI)
Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Washington on Thursday morning (local time) along with the Indian envoy to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu.(ANI)

Vandalised Mahatma Gandhi Statue in Washington refurbished and inaugurated

By Asian News International | Edited by: Alfea Jamal | Washington, DC
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 11:01 AM IST
The statue, situated at a park in Washington DC, was vandalised on June 3 during the George Floyd protests. Post the desecration, an expert was called in to refurbish the Gandhi statue.
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In order to make 650,000-plus villages and 800 million citizens self-reliant, technology will have to play a critical role. We need to create a rural knowledge platform through active collaboration between the public and private sector.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
In order to make 650,000-plus villages and 800 million citizens self-reliant, technology will have to play a critical role. We need to create a rural knowledge platform through active collaboration between the public and private sector.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

India needs a new rural-centric development model | Opinion

By Rajiv Kumar and Srijan Pal Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 08:41 PM IST
Go back to Gandhi, Kalam, and Deshmukh; use technology, create jobs; issue self-reliant village bonds
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Peter Soulsby, mayor of Leicester, gave the assurance that the statue installed on Belgrave Road in 2009 will not be removed in a letter to former Labour MP from Leicester East, Keith Vaz. The city in the east Midlands has a large population of Indian origin.(HT photo)
Peter Soulsby, mayor of Leicester, gave the assurance that the statue installed on Belgrave Road in 2009 will not be removed in a letter to former Labour MP from Leicester East, Keith Vaz. The city in the east Midlands has a large population of Indian origin.(HT photo)

UK city council rules out removing Gandhi statue

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 12:10 AM IST
The Leicester City Council on Friday ruled out the possibility of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue being removed from an arterial road in the city, days after an online petition seeking its removal with over 6,000 signatures was submitted to the council.
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