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2010-06-28 11:41:00

NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Exclusively.In is extending the success of the private sales model, launching the first site to focus exclusively on the finest in Indian-inspired style. With offices in New York and New Delhi, Exclusively.In offers members-only access to a carefully-curated collection of fashion, furnishings, collectibles and travel experiences. "The Indian subcontinent has such burgeoning design talent," says Nirbhika Moorjani, Head of Fashion for Exclusively.In. "From...

2009-11-06 06:40:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- When Fred Williams arrived in India in 1921 as part of the Methodist missionary, he focused on helping the "untouchable" low-caste people with their seemingly earthly struggles: sanitation, health care, food. On the plains of Bengal, Williams' efforts to educate and encourage self-government among the Hindus preceded his efforts to lead them to Christianity. His son Norman tells the story of Fred and Irene Williams in "Gandhi's American Ally: How...

2009-09-11 07:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In his recent speech at a Virginia high school, President Obama called Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi a "real hero of mine," describing the Indian icon as someone with whom he would like to dine. When a student at the high school asked Obama who he would choose if he could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, the president picked Gandhi. He said, "He is somebody whom I find a lot of inspiration in. He inspired Dr. King." Yet Organization for...

2009-07-15 07:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In "Gandhi Under Cross-Examination," authors Col. G. B. Singh and Dr. Tim Watson provide a critical analysis of Mohandas Gandhi's 21 years living in South Africa. In 1893, Gandhi claims to have suffered a series of racial humiliations while traveling by train through colonial South Africa. The most infamous of these incidents was when Gandhi was reportedly thrown from a train in Pietermaritzburg after refusing to move from a first to a third-class...

2009-07-07 16:55:38

Actor Kal Penn has begun his new career as an associate director in the White House's Office of Public Engagement in Washington. A White House spokesman confirmed to The Washington Post that Penn started the job Monday. The 32-year-old actor campaigned for newly elected U.S. President Barack Obama last year and recently quit his job on the TV medical drama House to go work for the Obama administration. Penn, a UCLA graduate who also co-starred in the Harold and Kumar film comedies,...

2009-04-07 14:24:02

Actor Kal Penn says he has left his TV drama House to accept the position of associate director in the White House office of public liaison in Washington. I was incredibly honored a couple of months ago to get the opportunity to go work in the White House. I got to know (President Barack) Obama and some of the staff during the campaign and had expressed interest in working there, so I'm going to be the associate director in the White House office of public liaison, the 31-year-old actor told...

2008-09-22 00:00:27

Author David Cortwright will discuss Mahatma Gandhi and his ideals during a lecture at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at the University of Pittsburgh's Heinz Chapel. Cortwright, president of the Fourth Freedom Foundation Forum, is a research fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He has written "Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence in an Age of Terrorism." A candlelight vigil and interfaith prayers and music will begin at 7 p.m. outside Heinz Chapel...

2008-09-11 18:01:43

Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. He wasn't the first, nor would he be the last, but the wiry, bespectacled man from Gujarat is certainly the most famous of the world's peaceful political dissidents. Mohandas Gandhi - also affectionately known as Mahatma - led India's independence movement in the 1930s and 40s by speaking softly without carrying much of a big...

2008-08-18 09:00:41

SUGAR GROVE, Ill., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Truth On Earth, a socially conscious, progressive teen rock band for the ages, recently announced the release of new original music to further their fight of world problems. Using the power of song and the universal language of music, this unique band helps raise awareness and money for worthy charities fighting world problems. By combining entertainment with philanthropy, they provide a benefit to both those in need and those who contribute....

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'