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Preserving ‘fraternity’ — the key to holding together the nation’s rich diversity

On Republic Day, here’s an excerpt from Rajmohan Gandhi’s ‘Fraternity: Constitutional Norms and Human Need’, which decodes the pillars that the nation stands on.

Ram Mandir and a complicated history

Is Ram a historical person who came and went? Or is Ram a name for the Eternal God who was, is, and always will be, a name by which crores of Indians try to invoke the Supreme Being, even as others cry out to Shiv, Krishna, Allah, Khuda, Jehovah, Waheguru, or God?

Inclusiveness Can't Be Just About Appealing To Backward Castes

An inclusive society based on the exclusion of some sections is an impossibility.

India is Being Tested

The INDIA bloc was a wonderful idea. When the leaders of the bloc's constituents, aware of their history of fighting one another, came together and expressed a joint resolve to protect the nation's democratic institutions and the rule of law, it appeared to be a landmark event.

Missing in Gaza: Global leaders & peacemakers

Is there a group of influential countries working to take forward the merciful truce towards mutually acceptable coexistence between Israel and Palestine?

The long road from Noakhali to Manipur

Mahatma Gandhi did not get all the results he desired in Noakhali, but he got some. In any case, he had confronted the problem.

Intersections Podcast: the Power of Gandhi's Inner Practices for Today’s Charged Times

Rajmohan Gandhi in conversation with Dr Hitendra Wadhwa, Adjunct Professor of Practice, Columbia Business School, and Founder & President, Mentora Institute.

As C Rajagopalachari's Grandson, My Questions On Sengol Story

As individuals and in their homes, holders of state office can practise or permit rituals of their choice. However, as government servants and in public, they are obliged by our Constitution to refrain from promoting any religion or slighting any religion.

Message from Karnataka: Mallikarjun Kharge must take centre stage

He invites respect, not rivalry. He is seasoned in politics and experienced in governance

We Are Neglecting These Two Large Countries

Indians, Nigerians and Brazilians can learn from one another how a large country's diversity may be turned into wealth and strength.