Latest Mahatma Gandhi Stories

2009-05-17 11:04:02

Actor Ben Kingsley says he feels a connection with India, the focus of both his latest movie and his Oscar-winning turn as spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi. The 65-year-old British actor, who earned a best actor Oscar for portraying the Indian leader in 1982's Gandhi, said at France's Cannes Film Festival his new movie, Teen Patti, brought him back to India, The Sunday Times of London reported. I just get India, Kingsley said Saturday. There's something spiritual, something about connection....

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...

2006-08-31 00:11:21

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - A rare Bollywood sequel to a blockbuster comedy about a lovable thug opens on Friday, reviving the pranks of the gangster who must dodge barbs from independence icon Mahatma Gandhi this time to win his ladylove. One of the most-eagerly awaited films of the year, "Lage Raho Munnabhai" (Carry on Munnabhai), is the sequel to the 2003 superhit "Munnabhai MBBS," the story of a Mumbai mobster who pretends to be a doctor and for whom laughter is the...

2005-12-17 08:47:43

Corrects spelling of name in ninth paragraph to "Mahatma Gandhi" By Heba Kandil DUBAI (Reuters) - It may seem odd for an American to go to Asia, and not the Middle East, to learn about Islam after the September 11, 2001 attacks by al Qaeda. But U.S. comedian Albert Brooks said this peculiarity underscores the basic premise of his satirical film "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World," which pokes fun at U.S. ignorance about Arabs and Muslims. The 19 suicide hijackers who struck...

2005-07-05 15:12:56

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Fifty, or even 150 years ago, longbefore the advent of PR machines and paparazzi, stars andleaders had the kind of control over their image that today'scelebrities could only dream of, a new exhibition shows. "The World's Most Photographed" at the National PortraitGallery in London analyzes how 10 famous figures manipulatedtheir image and how that image could in turn be used againstthem, starting with Queen Victoria and ending with MuhammadAli. "It...

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