Living history: The Aga Khan Palace in India — By ZAITOON KHAN

On 2 October, the Aga Khan Palace in Pune was lit up in all its glory, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. Shining like a beacon above Pune’s Nagar Road, the brightly lit Palace represents a fitting metaphor for Gandhi’s role as a guiding light in India’s campaign for independence. The Aga…

New Gujarati Exhibition Opens in London: Exhibits from Gandhi’s and Jinnah’s Ancestral Home Spark New Interest in Diasporic Indians

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New Gujarati Exhibition Opens in London Exhibits from Gandhi’s and Jinnah’s ancestral home spark new interest in diasporic Indians By Mohamed M Keshavjee Exhibition launch. Gujarati Yatra (Gujarati journey) an exhibition that captures the essence of a journey on the Indian Ocean that has been taking place for over a thousand…

When Morarji Desai objected to ‘fake’ Gandhi…. — Deccan Herald com

It was not a smooth sailing for legendary British filmmaker Richard Attenborough, who made the epic movie ‘Gandhi’, when he sought permission to shoot scenes relating to last days of Kasturba spent at the famous Aga Khan palace here, as he had to overcome an objection raised by former Prime Minister Morarji Desai.   Recalling…

Madiba, My Hero by Zulfikarali Khoja

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children” – Nelson Mandela By Zulfikarali M. Khoja (special to Simerg) My diverse background has provided me with three world-class heroes. As a Gujarati speaking Canadian, Ghandi stands out as my hero. The Mahatma found the roots…

Reminiscences of a Sri Lankan Gandhian – The Hindu com article on S.A.David who wishes to follow Gandhi’s ideals and Aga Khan Community’s lines of helping each other

By: B. Kolappan S.A.David There is nothing about the wizened old man with a free-flowing beard that suggests he was a sought-after architect, who’d been a senior town planner in Liverpool, United Kingdom, and later became the chief architect and town planner of Mombasa in Kenya. “snip” With the 25th anniversary of the Indo-Sri Lankan…

India: Muslim groups oppose Israel consulate in Bangalore – TwoCircles.net news

By TCN News, Bangalore: Various Muslim groups, political and nonn-political alike, have opposed the Central Government’s move to allow opening of Israel’s consulate office in Bangalore and said the increasing cooperation between New Delhi and Tel Aviv “makes India’s stand on Palestine imbroglio a farce.” The Social Democratic Party of India, (SDPI), has taken umbrage…

The Brave Law of Love – India Today News article

  Mahatma Gandhi “The world is sick of the law of the jungle,” Mahatma Gandhi wrote a few months before he was assassinated. “It is thirsting for the brave law of love for hate, truth for untruth, tolerance for intolerance.” In our digital age of speed, violence and corruption, Bapu’s legacy of Love and Truth…

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan: The Muslim Gandhi – DW World de News

Khan and Gandhi were united in the fight for independence against the British rulers. Many people described Khan as the ‘Muslim Gandhi.’ When Khan died in Pakistan in 1988, people in both Pakistan and India mourned. Both Gandhi and Khan fought for freedom and an undivided India   Seeing Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan next to…

Martin Luther King and his American Dream – DW World de article

Sometimes it just needs a very special moment to make someone immortal. In the case of Martin Luther King Jr. it was his famous speech in Washington, in which he described in 1963 his dream for America. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remains an inspiration for many people   “I have a dream that one…

Mahatma Gandhi Rejected Zionism, by Professor A.K. Ramakrishnan

Gandhi’s major statement on the Palestine and the Jewish question came forth in his widely circulated editorial in the Harijan of 11 November 1938, a time when intense struggle between the Palestinian Arabs and the immigrant Jews had been on the anvil in Palestine. His views came in the context of severe pressure on him,…