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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...

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...

2008-08-18 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....

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