With the growing calls for equality and tackling racism spearheaded by the Black Lives Matter Movement, the Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi soon became the target. His statue stands in Parliament Square in London, near that to Winston Churchill.
The latter has also become the target of protests. Churchill’s racist views are well-known, especially towards people [...]
The recent protests over American police brutality against blacks have reached around the world. This has also resulted in the toppling of statues with historical figures associated with slavery and racism, notably Confederate monuments in America. [...]
Johannesburg: Sanskrit Shlokas from the Bhagavad Gita were recited today at a historic memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. More than 85,000 people attended the service at the FNB stadium near Johannesburg and millions more witnessed it across the globe. The Shlokas were recited by Pundit Ashwin Trikamjee, who is the President of the [...]
December 11, 2013
When Nelson Mandela spent almost three decades in solitary confinement he was not alone — he had the pictures of a few Indian deities and the writings of William Shakespeare for inspiration. Locked in jail on Robben Island, newspapers were banned and letters from loved ones a rare treat. Where did he find the inspiration [...]