Controversy, thy name is Gandhi. Like a shadow, it pursued Gandhi , but sometimes, he himself initiated controversy, not intentionally, but by the sheer unconventionality of some of his actions. For example, his bold experiments in “brahmacharya” (celibacy as a spiritual sadhana in pursuit of Brahman), generated a strong public uproar.
Being born, raised and educated in Kolkata could make anyone a political junkie. Shyama Venkateswar, who calls her birthplace “the most political city in the entire country,” began the journey there that led to an Ivy League Ph.D in politics and a successful American career in cross-cultural political analysis.
The issue of religious conversion frequently emerges as a hot-button topic in Indian political and social discourse. Recently, the issue has emerged again following the killing of 26-year-old American missionary John Allen Chau by members of a tribe on a small island in the Andaman Islands.
He has demonstrated his spelling skills since he was 2. Now Akash Vukoti, 9, of San Angelo, Texas, will get to put on his dancing shows and display his moves.