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Gurcharan Das

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in Faisalabad formerly known as Lyallpur, India
October 03, 1943

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Gurcharan Das (Punjabi: ਗੁਰਚਰਨ ਦਾਸ, Hindi: गुरचरण दास), (born October 3, 1943), is an Indian author, commentator and public intellectual. He is the author of The Difficulty of Being Good: On the subtle art of dharma which interrogates the epic, Mahabharata. His international bestseller, India Unbound, is a narrative account of India from Independence to the global Information Age, and has been published in many languages and filmed by BBC.

He is a regular columnist for six Indian newspapers in English, Hindi, Telugu and Marathi, and he writes periodic pieces for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and Newsweek.

He graduated with honors from Harvard University in Philosophy. He later attended Harvard Busi
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प्रधानमंत्रीनरेंद्र मोदीजल्द ही हमारे शहरों को पुनर्जीवित करने वाले महत्वाकांक्षी कार्यक्रम की शुरुआत ‘स्मार्ट सिटी’ के बैनर तले करने वाले हैं। हालांकि, भारतीय शहर स्मार्ट तब बनेंगे जब इन्हें उन वास्तविक परिस्थितियों को केंद्र में रखकर बनाया जाएगा, जिनमें भारतीय काम करते हैं और उन्हें लालची राज्य सरकारों के चंगुल से छुड़ाकर स्वायत्तता दी जाएगी। जब तक शहरों में सीधे चुने गए ऐसे मेयर नहीं होंगे, ज... Read more of this blog post »
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Dharma is easiest to spot by its absence: the Mahabharata employs the pedagogical technique of teaching about dharma via its opposite, adharma
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“When individuals blunder, it is unfortuante and their families go down. When rulers fail, it is a national tragedy”
Gurcharan Das, India Unbound: The Social and Economic Revolution from Independence to the Global Information Age

“Good intentions are useless in the absence of common sense. —JAMI, BAHARISTAN”
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