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Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

Starting with  Tributes to Gandhi : “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.” – Albert Einstein “I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward. The example of great and fine personalities is the only thing…

World Non-Violence Day

On this World Non-violence day, lets clarify and get purified. Satyagraha is not just “sitting silent” or “sitting passive without eating” or “nirahaara deeksha”. Satyagraha is a synthesis of the Sanskrit words satya meaning “truth” and Agraha “insistence”, or “holding firmly to”. Its a search for and adhering to the singular conscience – Truth. Satyagraha…

Why Was Gandhi Never Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

Mahatma Gandhi was nominated several times – 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947 and, finally, a few days before he was murdered in January 1948, but was never awarded the prize. Why? The omission has been publicly regretted by later members of the Nobel Committee; when the Dalai Lama was awarded the Peace Prize in 1989, the…

Gandhi’s items sold for USD 1.8 million

After some high drama, Mahatma Gandhi’s five personal items, including the iconic round eye glasses, finally bought for USD 1.8 million by Indian businessman Vijay Mallya at New York City auction. The auction went off despite the owner of Gandhi’s prized memorabilia, James Otis, saying he has decided not to sell the items in the…

Gandhi’s “Seven Blunders of the World”

The Seven Blunders of the World is a list that Mahatma Gandhi gave to his grandson Arun Gandhi, written on a piece of paper, on their final day together, not too long before his assassination. In his final years, the elder Gandhi kept his grandson close at hand and set aside an hour every day…

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