The Gandhi Research Foundation program in Prisons!
The key reason for developing programs in prisons by GRF is because they believe that nobody is a criminal by birth. Because unfavorable circumstances and bad social influence may often lead individuals to commit crimes. But once a crime is committed, the consequences of punishment must be borne. Yet, even after completing the sentence, society does not consider ex-convicts as normal citizens. The stigma of punishment, thus, haunts them for the rest of their life. GRF has undertaken the…
The Importance of animals in Indian Agriculture.....
India is probably the only country in the world, where the festivals are celebrated to pay respect to the animals. Pola is one such festival, when farmers pay respect to Bullocks. This is a very popular festival in the rural parts of India which took place last Thursday 5th September 2013 at the Jain Hills Premises.
India is a country with focus on Agriculture as main source of income. Economic conditions in India largely depend on Agricultural income. Although some parts of country now use mechanical equipment for farming, in many parts bullocks are still used for farming. Hence farmers celebrate this festival of Pola aslo known as "Bail Pola".
When & How Pola is celebrated?
Pola is celebrated on the new moon day. On the previous evening farmers remove the rope put through the…
By Prof. Neelakanta Radhakrishnan
Chairman, Indian Council of Gandhian Studies
Paper on Gandhi presented at the University of Dhaka on 2 October, 2010
Towards a non-violent, non-killing and peaceful World: Lessons from Gandhi
Whenever we discuss peace, we don't forget to mention Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the Holocaust, the World Wars and some of the major and minor conflict zones and killing fields in different parts of the world.
But Prof Neelakanta said it is desirable that we constantly keep in mind the following unpleasant but crucial facts:
• More people have died from hunger in the past two years than were killed in World War I and World…
Gandhi's Values and significance: 15 August 1947- 15 August 2013!
15 August 1947, Independence of India.
The second serie of Lecture on Gandhi's Values and Significance organised by the Gandhi Research Foundation for Foreign Gandhian Scholar, welcomed the presence of Prof. Douglas Allen who remarkably and amazingly edified and challenged us on our understanding of Gandhian Values before and Today.
I want to focus on one of his interesting approach of the question of Non-violence and Terrorism, when asked by a participant he said: " we should be able to see…
What is our understanding of bringing Revolution in what we do?
Hi to you All,
M.K. Gandhi in his multiple teachings said something very catchy about bringing Revolution in every effort to Evolution; in practice the company Jain Irrigation System In India has as another motto "Big Ideas, Big Revolution", and we can effectively see on the ground all the revolution they have been to create in the Area of Agriculture, Water irrigattion and many other areas. The interesting point here is the incessant manner we should be improving and experimenting new ideas…
Questioning educational tools for children!!
While involved into M.K Gandhi Philosophy and research, my attention lied on a statement of M. K. Gandhi in his book The story of my experiments with Truth, Part IV, Chapter XXXIII pg 264, while educating the kids in a settlement he established with relatives and family in Phoenix, a little community about 40 Km far from Durban in South Africa, he said "Children take in much more and with less labor through their ears than through their eyes..."
Taken from the context and period within which…
Researchers Say That Aggressive People Tend To Interpret Ambiguous Faces As Reflecting Hostility
All day long we're surrounded by faces. We see them on the subway sitting two by two, pass them on the sidewalk as we make our way to work, then nod to them in the elevator.
But most of those faces don't tell us much about the emotional life of the person behind the face.
"People don't just go around the world smiling or grimacing or frowning," says psychologist of the University of Bristol. "The majority of the facial expressions that you come into contact with - people walking past you in…
Understanding the Basis of Poverty in undeveloped countries: Nutrition, the Hidden Traps!!
Nutrition: "The Hidden traps"
Just recently, two great economists, Dr. ABHIJIT V. BANERJEE AND ESTHER DUFLO (in their course "The Challenges of Global Poverty" 2012/2013) both lecturers at MIT have questioned policies that international institutions are setting up to deal with the issues of Food security and Nutrition-base poverty.
With some randomized experiments they did in some poor countries previously, it resulted that poor did not appear particularly hungry for extra calorie, or extra…
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Greetings my friends,
Recently we received from Dr. Marek, Facilitator of UCP-SARnet, another invitation to build collaboration on empowerment for peace through leadership, agribusiness and sustainability.
To be honest, before the workshop I didn't know how important agribusiness was, but what was explained and discovered there was simply wonderful, therefore I spent some time in searching what could be the suitable word or expression to showcase their achievements and I am sure you too you…
Learn more about Gandhi's perception of Women Empowerment!
Greetings to you all,
Sorry for this short absence due to my travel to Ghana where I have some works to do; however no matter where we are, we can still share some Gandhiji Teachings that will help edify ourselves.
So,during the EmPeace LABS workshop we spoke a lot about Women Empowerment and I remember at our table we had a quite strong discussion about this issue. Some of our conclusions were about the role of men implication and also the importance of development by women a proper state of…