Archive for September, 2008

Importance of Dialogue / Need for village cooperatives

The Honorable Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi’s speech at the Indian Chamber of Commerce on 24 September, 2008 has reasons for celebration and appreciation for the Rationalists’ Association and HA. The house magazine “YUKTIBADI” of the rationalists and the humanists has been highlighting the need for a cooperative movement in rural India as the need of the […]



By Prabir Ghosh & Sumitra Padmanabhan The present problems in India – namely, unrest in Kashmir, terrorist attacks in Indian cities and the more recent anti-Christian violence in Orissa and Karnataka– all have their roots in ‘religion’. The old enmity between the Christian and the Islamic worlds erupted afresh as the Christian countries gradually developed […]


Growth without welfare is meaningless

By Aruna Roy & Nikhil Dey In all probability the majority of us who might have access to this newspaper will not read this piece. It does not interest us because we have so easily managed to separate what we see as economic activity from the rest of society. Even our economics has narrowed down […]


Governor’s Reply

Dear Shri Prabir Ghosh and Smt. Sumitra Padmanavan Thank you for your gracious sentiments. With regards, Yours sincerely, Gopalkrishna Gandhi


To our HONORABLE GOVERNOR : a message on September 8, 2008

To The Honorable Governor Shri Gopalkrishna Gandhi Dear Sir, We are a group of social activists working for the last twenty five years for a more progressive and rational society. We also work for human rights. We had earlier written to you on the Nandigram issue and had been overwhelmed by your active involvement in […]

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