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Gujarati People

Giving back is worth a million smiles

We are to the universe only as much as we give back to it.' That is the motto of Meera Teresa Gandhi, founder and chief executive of The Giving Back Foundation.

Saturday, 14 April, 2012, 12:00am

'Responsible' activists fined over protest

Two members of the League of Social Democrats were let off with fines in a court ruling yesterday that described them as acting responsibly during an anti-budget protest that blocked major roads in Central last year.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Philanthropist's journey around world of giving celebrated at Wan Chai book launch

Keen philanthropist Meera Gandhi, founder of the Giving Back Foundation, launched her coffee-table book Giving Back last Tuesday at the Renaissance Harbour View hotel in Wan Chai.

The book features interviews she conducted with the likes of Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Cherie Blair and Bono.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

No topic should be too sacred for debate

For a nation known to be highly argumentative, the Indian aversion to entertaining differences of opinion where icons are concerned is odd. Every time an author or film-maker presents an unorthodox point of view, instead of reasoned debate, the instant reaction is a ban.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Which historical figure do you admire most, and why?

Resa Ng Su-ching, 12, Chinese International School

7 May 2009 - 12:00am

HK teams to play for money for first time

10 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Trying to unravel the mystique of India

Christopher Kremmer spent a decade covering conflicts and catastrophes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, India and Indochina before penning his first book Stalking the Elephant Kings, a travelogue wrapped inside a quest to unravel the mysterious disappearance of the last Lao king. But now the former foreign correspondent turned author travels more widely than he ever hoped.

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Independence trauma no burden for optimistic young Indian

Himani Dalmia typifies the new urban Indian - self-assured, sanguine and at home in the world. And unlike her mother, she does not get emotional or unduly excited about the traumatic division of the subcontinent and the birth of the nation 60 years ago.

13 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Hindus face retrial over Gujarat massacre

The retrial of a controversial case tied to one of the worst massacres during anti-Muslim riots in western India two years ago begins today amid tight security and threats from Hindu hardliners.

The Supreme Court ordered a fresh trial after 21 Hindu defendants were acquitted among claims witnesses were threatened by officials.

7 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Old hands flinch at insulting politics in India

Youth, slick television performances and a penchant for polo shirts are some of the distinguishing features of the Bharatiya Janata Party's younger generation of leaders. So are their verbal atrocities. Anxiety is rising that this newly ascendant bunch of men and women are trampling on all proprieties and crossing the bounds of decency.

24 Nov 2002 - 12:00am