Latest Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Stories

2014-02-26 12:23:16

LONDON, February 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BE OPEN, the global philanthropic foundation, launched its worldwide project "Made in ..." in Delhi on 10 February 2014, the beginning of a two-year journey to the 'four corners' of the earth to research the handmade and how to ensure its survival in the future. BE OPEN will look at how craft can adapt itself to the new opportunities offered by our highly demanding, global marketplace, how small-scale producers can retain their...

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...

2009-10-01 12:43:00

ISSAQUAH, Wash., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world marks the 140th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Gandhi, the King County Library System welcomes a special gift to the people of Washington from the government of India. To commemorate Gandhi's contributions toward peace and nonviolence, KCLS is pleased to receive a bronze statue of Gandhi by renowned Indian artist Anil R. Sutar. The sculpture, a permanent installation in the south lawn of the King County Library...

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...

2009-01-14 09:52:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Change is coming. Although a message most recently linked to President-Elect Obama, communities championing change is as old as ancient India. On January 19 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the eve of Obama's presidential inauguration - the worlds of spiritual music and politics will meet. "Chant 4 Change," held within sight of the White House at the Church of the Holy City, is both an interfaith gathering of sacred chant and a celebration of a...

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...

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