Archive | November, 2008

Film Review: Lage Raho Munna Bhai

Lage Raho Munna Bhai EROS DVD1212. Hindi with English subtitles. Running time 145 minutes. This film is a Bollywood comedy released in 2006, and a surprise hit sequel to a much less popular forerunner. It won thirty-six separate awards from eleven awarding bodies, grossed nearly £8 million in India alone – the highest that year, […]

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Gandhian Way: Peace, Non-violence and Empowerment

Gandhian Way: Peace, Non-violence and Empowerment Celebrating Hundred Years of Satyagraha (1906-2006) Indian National Congress Published by Academic Foundation 2007 ISBN 978 81 7188 648 7 HB pp320 £34.50 This large and splendid looking book emerged from a conference held in New Delhi in January 2007. It was attended by more than 300 delegates from […]

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Thomas Merton’s Reflections on Mahatma Gandhi – by Rasoul Sorkhabi

Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi 1948 (now sixty years ago) and Thomas Merton, a renowned Trappist monk and author, was killed in a tragic accident in 1968 (forty years ago). These anniversaries are valuable opportunities to reflect on the legacies, works and teachings of these two great men of peace. Gandhi has influenced […]

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Reflections on the Troubles in Northern Ireland – by John Rowley

[This is an edited version of a letter I wrote to my children, Poppy and Alexander] I thought you would like to know more about this year’s Lecture and Award which took place in The House of Lords on 30th October.  Father Alec Reid and The Reverend Harold Good [neat name!] are the two priests […]

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