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"Movie: Midshot- an experiment with truth based on Gandhi- Godse ideology.Watch Now- you can contact me at info@miniboxoffice.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzWeOG6bRlASynopsis: "MID SHOT- an experiment with truth is about the travails of a…"
Oct 4, 2016
Akshay Bakaya and Sunaina Suneja are now friends
Sep 14, 2012
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Pakistan's First National Anthem by Jagannath Azad, in Hindi (Devanagari) version

Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, quite significantly, commissioned a Hindu to write the new nation's song. Jagan Nath 'Azad', contacted on August 9th, created a national anthem in record time for it to be broadcast on Radio Pakistan, Lahore, on Aug 14th, 1947, the day of Pakistan's birth. But within months of Jinnah's death in 1948, this anthem was discontinued leaving Pakistan without an anthem for years. The need for playing anthems for the visit of the Shah of Iran in 1950 led to the…See More
Aug 11, 2012
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Home addresses of Members of Parliament India (Anna Hazare Calls For Dharna Outside Homes of MPs)

Anna Hazare this morning reminded all citizens of India that they are the masters and must constantly watch over and direct their servants - notably the member of parliament they sent to the Lok Sabha. Team Anna has called upon people accross India to stage dharnas (sit-ins) outside the homes of their own MP and make him/her directly and personally answerable to his constituency, beginning with his/her public stand on the Jan Lokpal Bill. To ask your MP to explain what specific points of the…See More
Aug 21, 2011
KS Raman commented on Akshay Bakaya's blog post "Gandhi's Final Fast", by Dilip Simeon
"Sorry, I mistook it. Anyway, thanks a lot, again for sending me the Ahimsa Day lectures. They are wonderful. KS Raman"
Apr 7, 2011
Akshay Bakaya commented on Akshay Bakaya's blog post "Gandhi's Final Fast", by Dilip Simeon
"Thanks Raman - the piece isn't mine, but a talk by Dilip Simeon, historian, peace activist and now novelist ("Revolution Highway" Penguin India). My own role was limited to proposing the idea of these Ahimsa Day lectures every Jan…"
Apr 7, 2011
KS Raman commented on Akshay Bakaya's blog post "Gandhi's Final Fast", by Dilip Simeon
"Dear Akshay, I read your article on Gandhi's last fast only today. It was simply a great analysis of the man and what he stood always for. I always had, or rather have the feeling that there is some mystery, which a criminal investigation…"
Apr 7, 2011
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Some Jantars* and Mantars for the Anna Hazare movement

Congress spokesman Manish Tewari suddenly labelling the "immensely respected" Anna Hazare as a "maverick" & "RSS agent" is definitely a sign of cold feet. Even in the 1970s, it was this party's (Indira Gandhi's) knee-jerk Emergency rule that revived the dying RSS, jailing activists and making heroes out of spent leaders like Advani & Vajpeyi.As in Tahrir square, a corrupt régime's secret hope (or strategy) would be that participants would commit violence (as too often in Palestine,…See More
Apr 6, 2011
Akshay Bakaya posted a blog post

Nationwide March Against Corruption in India on January 30th, Ahimsa Day

It turns out that "Tees Janvari", January 30th -  the day Mahatma Gandhi knowingly embraced death for his highest principle, Ahimsa (non-violence) - does have special significance for people in India. More indeed than October 2nd, the official holiday, which can commemorate little more than one mother's effort of delivering a baby boy, Mohanna, in Porbandar. As his philosopher grandson Ramu Gandhi once reminded me at his usual haunt in Delhi, "there is no merit in getting born, or getting a…See More
Jan 27, 2011
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Mar 23, 2010

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In regard to the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi I am a / we are an
scholar, activist
About me / us
Akshay Bakaya teaches Hindi at INALCO, Paris at the 'Formation continue' dept. - evening classes and Summer Intensive programs. Author of the Assimil Hindi course (for French-speakers), he is preparing the forthcoming Michel Thomas Hindi course with Hodder, London, publishers of 'Teach Yourself Hindi Conversation' etc. by Rupert Snell (now co-Director, Hindi-Urdu Flagship Program, Austin, Texas)

With his students of English at an international school in Paris, he proposed the day of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination be an International Day of Non-Violence. This initiative, relayed by Peace Nobel Shirin Ebadi at the Bombay WSF 2004, then supported by Noam Chomsky, Romila Thapar, K.R. Narayan, etc. finally led Sonia Gandhi and Desmond Tutu to take it up with the UN, which finally (June 15, 2007) adopted 2nd October (date of birth, not assassination) as UN International Day of Non-Violence.
My / our projects, events, campaigns, research, publications
To make the International Day of Non-Violence (Ahimsa Day) a day of imaginative world-wide experimentation and education for Ahimsa, a day as significant as Christmas, May Day, Valentines Day, etc. across the world.
I am / We are member of the following institution(s)
The World Ahimsa Day Collective

INALCO, Paris
Address and contact details
akshay.bakaya@gmail.com
Skype ID : akshay.bakaya
Website address
http://www.ahimsaonline.org

January 30th Ahimsa Day program in Delhi

The World Ahimsa Day Initiative
The India International Centre

Invite you to

A Panel Discussion & Music Recital
30th January 2009 : 3.30 - 6.45 PM

IIC, 40 Max Mueller Marg
New Delhi - 110003

Reflections on
A FUTURE FOR AHIMSA

Speakers 3.30 - 5.30 PM
Nandita Das, actress, film-maker ('Firaaq', 2008)
Krishna Kumar, educationist, writer, director NCERT
Dilip Simeon, historian, writer, peace activist

Chair, moderator
Father George Gispert-Sauch

Question & Answer Session 5.30-6.00 PM

Music Recital 6.00 - 6.45 PM
Sawani Mudgal sings Nirgun Bhajans:
Kabir, Nanak, Bulleh Shah &
Narsi Mehta's "Vaishnava Jana"
Courtesy SEHER, Delhi
Search at : http://maps.google.com/

Who's who, what's what:

NANDITA DAS (Actress, Film-maker, Activist)
http://www.nanditadasonline.com/
http://www.firaaqthefilm.com/

KRISHNA KUMAR (Writer, educationist, director NCERT India):
Profile: http://www.ncert.nic.in/html/director.htm
A review: http://www.hindu.com/br/2007/08/07/stories/2007080750061500.htm

DILIP SIMEON (Historian, Writer, Peace activist)
An essay: http://www.ahimsaonline.org/features.html

FR. GEORGE GISPERT-SHAUCH (Professor, Theologist)
Profile: http://www.vidyajyoti.in/faculty/gispert.html

SEHER (Founded 1990 by Sanjeev Bhargava)
http://www.seher.in/

SAWANI MUDGAL (Gandharva Choir)
Music: http://www.fesfestival.com/2008/fr/fes.php?id_rub=25&type=6&suite=1&id=17&detail=1
Dance: http://www.princeclausfund.org/en/what_we_do/artistic_productions/2005samwaad.shtml

THE AHIMSA DAY STORY (Paris-Teheran-Bombay-Delhi-New York)
http://www.unmeditation.org/october.cfm (as told by "Intuition")
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060130/asp/frontpage/story_5780871.asp
http://www.PetitionOnline.com/idnv0123/petition.html
http://www.hardnewsmedia.com/2007/03/820
http://www.hardnewsmedia.com/2007/10/1379
http://www.ahimsaonline.org/downloads/gandhi_lecture.mp3
http://www.indianembassy-tehran.com/newsdetail-7-en.html
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=22926&Cr=non&Cr1=violence


PINK (GULABI)
Sampat Devi Pal, Gulabi Gang (will be there) : http://www.gulabigang.org/

"KHADI FOR AHIMSA" project (with Gulabi Gang)
Mayank Mansingh Kaul, Himanshu Verma (will be there)

gang 1 |ga ng| (OE, from "ganga": going, coursing, journeying)
noun
1 an organized group of criminals? (no)
• a group of young people involved in petty crime or violence? (no)
• informal a group of people, esp. young people, who regularly associate together.
• an organized group of people doing manual work : ninety days of hard labor on the road gang.

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Pakistan's First National Anthem by Jagannath Azad, in Hindi (Devanagari) version

Posted on August 11, 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, quite significantly, commissioned a Hindu to write the new nation's song. Jagan Nath 'Azad', contacted on August 9th, created a national anthem in record time for it to be broadcast on Radio Pakistan, Lahore, on Aug 14th, 1947, the day of Pakistan's birth. But within months of Jinnah's death in 1948, this anthem was discontinued leaving Pakistan without an anthem for years. The need for playing anthems for the visit of the Shah of Iran in 1950 led to…
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Home addresses of Members of Parliament India (Anna Hazare Calls For Dharna Outside Homes of MPs)

Posted on August 21, 2011 at 9:00am 1 Comment

Anna Hazare this morning reminded all citizens of India that they are the masters and must constantly watch over and direct their servants - notably the member of parliament they sent to the Lok Sabha. Team Anna has called upon people accross India to stage dharnas (sit-ins) outside the homes of their own MP and make him/her directly and personally answerable to his constituency, beginning with his/her public stand on the Jan Lokpal Bill.

 

To ask your MP to explain what…

Continue

Some Jantars* and Mantars for the Anna Hazare movement

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Congress spokesman Manish Tewari suddenly labelling the "immensely respected" Anna Hazare as a "maverick" & "RSS agent" is definitely a sign of cold feet. Even in the 1970s, it was this party's (Indira Gandhi's) knee-jerk Emergency rule that revived the dying RSS, jailing activists and making heroes out of spent leaders like Advani & Vajpeyi.
As in Tahrir square, a corrupt régime's secret hope (or strategy) would be that participants would commit violence (as…
Continue

Nationwide March Against Corruption in India on January 30th, Ahimsa Day

Posted on January 27, 2011 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

It turns out that "Tees Janvari", January 30th -  the day Mahatma Gandhi knowingly embraced death for his highest principle, Ahimsa (non-violence) - does have special significance for people in India. More indeed than October 2nd, the official holiday, which can commemorate little more than one mother's effort of delivering a baby boy, Mohanna, in Porbandar. As his philosopher grandson Ramu Gandhi once reminded me at his usual haunt in Delhi, "there is no merit in getting born, or getting a…

Continue

Towards A Non-Violent Modernity/ अहिंसक आधुनिकता की ओर

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Purushottam Agrawal's Ahimsa Day Lecture Jan 2010 at IP College, Delhi

Ahinsak Aadhuniktaa Ki…

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At 9:34am on October 4, 2016, Midshot-an experiment with truth said…

Movie: Midshot- an experiment with truth based on Gandhi- Godse ideology.

Watch Now- you can contact me at info@miniboxoffice.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzWeOG6bRlA

Synopsis: "MID SHOT- an experiment with truth is about the travails of a director, Ram Bhardwaj who tries to unravel the assassination of his ideal, Mahatma Gandhi. He starts making a film called G2 which explores the Gandhi- Godse ideological divide. The film, while still in the making, to the director's dismay, becomes a subject of controversy and the distorted projection of it even leads to communal riots. Meanwhile, pressure mounts on the director by vested interests to ideologically slant the film. How the movie on Gandhi then becomes an experiment with truth in his own life and makes him search for answers in his inner self, is what the movie is all about.

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