Posts Tagged "Mahatma Gandhi"

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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Gandhi’s Granddaughter Ela Gandhi:
Gandhiji at Mariannhill Monastery

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Gandhi’s Granddaughter Ela Gandhi:  Gandhiji at Mariannhill Monastery

Satyagraha Tour of South Africa Plans to Visit Mariannhill Monastery Gandhi’s Granddaughter Ela Gandhi, in her own words and voice, describes the affect the time Gandhiji spent at Mariannhill Monastery in South Africa had in transforming his life. Video transcribed for the hearing impaired: “The inspiration of Mariannhill Monastery“ When he visited the Mariannhill Monastery he saw the monks, the nuns, the people who came there to learn all working together in their fields. What impressed him that everybody was doing all of the work whether it was cleaning of the yard, or cleaning of the toilets, or working in the farm, everybody got together and worked so...

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Bapu’s Favorite Raga

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Bapu’s Favorite Raga

One of Bapu’s (MK Gandhi) favorite Raga’s “ ustad bismillah khan..raghu pati raghav raja ram..shenai”

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Day 06 (6th December): Rajkot Khaddi Cooperative

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Gandhi Lifescapes 2017 | 0 comments

Day 06 (6th December): Rajkot Khaddi Cooperative

Day 6 will be a day visit to Khadi Cooperative in Rajkot. If there is one single object that can epitomise Gandhi’s philosophy and solution, it is the charkha or spinning wheel. When he boycotted foreign goods and services, he introduced an alternative: swadeshi, which means ‘of one’s own country’. He exemplified the practice of spinning cotton into khaadi as a means to one’s liberation, and exemption from reliance on others.  Therefore, khadi became, and still remains the symbol of self-employment and self-reliance and many people today find a connection to Bapu, the Father of the Nation, through the act of spinning the wheel. Accommodations: Imperial Palace Rajkot...

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