Posts by arungandhi

Happy Gandhi Birthday, Bapu We Still Love You!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Happy Gandhi Birthday, Bapu We Still Love You!

October 2nd is Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday Anniversary… To all my personal friends and friends of my late grandfather Mohandas ‘Mahatma’ Gandhi I send warm regards and best wishes from my home in Rochester, New York.  I have been encouraged by many to continue writing an annual message on the day of Grandfather’s birthday, October 2nd (1869 – 1948). This date is now known as the United Nations International Day of Nonviolence which was designated by the U.N. to acknowledge Mohandas ‘Mahatma’ Gandhi each year.  Bapu, we still love you! The Gandhi Birthday is Not Forgotten Thankfully, the Gandhi birthday is not forgotten by everyone. He still lives and...

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Sevagram Ashram was Gandhi’s
‘village that was his kingdom’

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Sevagram Ashram was Gandhi’s  ‘village that was his kingdom’

In 1936 my Grandfather wrote from the newly established Sevagram Ashram to Henry Polak, his former senior editor when he was still in South Africa publishing the Indian Opinion newspaper two decades earlier.  By that time my father Manilal Gandhi and mother Sushila Gandhi were managing the publication, which they would continue to do for another two decades.   This vital piece of Gandhian history was recently published in Times of India. Gandhi writes his letter from Sevagram Ashram, shortly after establishing his latest and final headquarters that would remain until his death in 1948. “I am trying to become a villager,” he (Gandhi) wrote on 6 July 1936 to...

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Two Nations In Turmoil

Posted by on Jan 14, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Two Nations In Turmoil

The Mahatma Gandhi New Series of banknotes are issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as the legal tender of the Indian rupee (₹), intended to replace the Mahatma Gandhi Series of banknotes. Announced on November 8, 2016, it followed the demonetisation of ₹500 and ₹1000 banknotes of the original Mahatma Gandhi Series. Similar to the preceding series of banknotes, the obverse of the Mahatma Gandhi New Series banknotes also prominently displays the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. The logo of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is also printed on the back of the banknotes of this series. The first banknotes issued in the New Series were the denominations of ₹500 and ₹2000, and are in...

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What would Gandhi do today?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

What would Gandhi do today?

by Arun Gandhi, 5th grandson of Mahatma Gandhi What would Gandhi do today? When the world is torn apart by violence and governments around the world commit war crimes to preserve their hold on power; when inhumanity of the average citizen has reached its nadir and when hopelessness tears civilization asunder, we pray for peace and think of Gandhi and his message of nonviolence. Soon October 2 (Grandfather’s birthday) will be upon us when most of the world will pay lip-service to a man who sacrificed his life to show the world that there is a better, peaceful, way of resolving conflicts. Towards the end of his life when a journalist asked Gandhi what the future of...

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The Culture of Violence

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The Culture of Violence

A materialistic society can survive only by adopting a Culture of Violence to control the vast majority of people who are exploited.  We are caught in the cycle of fear and violence each feeding on the other.  This Culture of Violence is destroying humanity just as cancer kills human beings.  Is the Culture of Violence normal human behavior? India’s legendary leader and my grandfather,  Mahatma Gandhi, believed human beings are not inherently evil, but are forced to act violently because of ignorance.  In frustration and anger we allow strangers to determine the fate of our lives and before we know it our lives lie shattered in the dust. At the age of 24 Gandhi...

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