Posts by Lynnea

The Amazing Waterman of India
Tour Visit Video Overview

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The Amazing Waterman of India  Tour Visit Video Overview

Gandhi Legacy Tour of India 2016-2017 delegation was warmly greeted by The Waterman of India, Dr. Rajendra Singh, his family and the community members he serves.  We were traditionally received, served chai and cookies, and learned more about the community, The Waterman’s background, and water body projects at the Tarun Bharat Sangh campus.  A compelling story was told by campus community member Kasturi.   Dr. Singh led us on a field tour of his first aquifer project. He explained how he was inspired to take up a life devoted to water conservation.  He is fondly known as “Gandhi of Water.”  He explained how volunteers worked to shore up their...

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Resurgence: Communities Quenching the Thirst
Mother Earth and Struggling for Water Security

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Resurgence: Communities Quenching the Thirst  Mother Earth and Struggling for Water Security

Resurgence the Film (h/t Tarun Bharat Sangh) Resurgence is a documentary based on efforts of communities quenching the thirst of Mother Earth and struggling for their water rights. It is an attempt to capture the survival spirit of folks of India, who are battling Climate change through their Water Wisdom. Under the charismatic leadership of Waterman Rajendra Singh; Tarun Bharat Sangh is promoting a nationwide campaign Jal Jan Jodo Abhiyaan (“JJJA”). JJJA aims to strengthen people’s capacities to cope with Climate change through Decentralized community-driven conservation and management of natural resources and raising their voices for water security and...

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Satyagraha Tour of South Africa
Overview of Day 2 Albertina Luthuli Shares

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Satyagraha Tour of South Africa  Overview of Day 2 Albertina Luthuli Shares

Satyagraha Day Two we meet Greg Garson of Garson Expeditions a certified South African Tour guide who is also quite the historian. He rightly insists we start with an overview of South African History. Greg is a beautiful and eloquent story teller mesmerizing us as he shares an overview of the long and complicated history with our delegation. He begins by taking us to King Shaka Zulu’s last military citadel and the site of his grave where he was assassinated by his two half-brothers Dingane and Mhlangana. King Shaka Zulu rose to be one of the greatest Zulu King’s, his earliest mentor was Dingiswayo. King Shaka’s first major battle against Zwide, the...

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Mani Bhavan History
MK Gandhi and ML King Connection

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Mani Bhavan History  MK Gandhi and ML King Connection

On the Gandhi Legacy Tour of India we are given a tour through the Mani Bhavan.  Important historical meetings, arrests, and events relative to Mahatma Gandhi (“Bapuji”) are explained in the video.  Bapuji learned how to spin the wheel at the Mani Bhavan. During the Gandhi Legacy Tour, while touring the Mani Bhavan in Mumbai, Arun Gandhi explained the relationship between his grandfather M.K. Gandhi (aka “Bapuji”) and Dr. Martin Luther King. In Arun’s soft and humble voice, he begins to tell this precious leela. Arun said, “It was in the late 50’s that the Indian government invited Martin Luther King to visit the India. He...

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Zulu Traditional Culture

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Zulu Traditional Culture

  Zulu Traditional Dance: Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park Departure back to Durban, South Africa   Stunning Zulu’s practicing a traditional dance and chant at a local community center in South Africa close to the Mozambique boarder. We happen to spot the group driving down the road after leaving the Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park a Safari Game Reserve on our way back to Durban. David my driver notices them first, backs the car up, and we park on the side of the road to watch. The group of youth spot us as they step it up performing like warriors. Initially, I could not make out who the leader of the chant was; he then breaks from the group, steps in front so we can clearly see...

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