Give the Gift that Gives Back this Holiday Season

With the holiday season upon us, many are rushing around trying to complete our shopping, looking for the perfect gift for each person on our list.  During this season of giving, it can be difficult not to become frustrated by the commercialization of the season.   Many of us find the materialism involved with gift […]

Konectidy Interviews Arun Gandhi

“We must bring solace to suffering humanity!” KonectIDY sat down with Arun Gandhi to learn more about the motivation behind this extraordinary man’s lifetime of service as an ambassador of peace and non-violence, and why he believes it is important for all people worldwide – to buy, wear and share his “Gandhi For Children” bracelet. […]

Nobel Laureate, Satyarthi: Remember Children’s Day!

Referring to child trafficking as the ‘single worst form’ of human rights violation, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi made an urgent  appeal to ‘save the childhood’ of every child. On this  125th birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, celebrated nationwide as Children’s Day, Satyarthi said it is imperative that the society takes […]

Arun Gandhi and the Legacy of Hope Foundation

 This story originally appeared on the Legacy of Hope foundation website Arun Gandhi displays his Legacy of Hope: Mandela’s Wish Bracelet Millions around the world have been influenced and inspired by Nelson Mandela. Of those millions, relatively few met the great South African Leader in person. Arun Gandhi, the fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, was […]

Gandhi Day Message

    Artist Gary Manson from Gatlinburg, Tennessee   Gandhi Day Message Gandhi was born October 2, 1869  One hundred and forty-five years ago Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in an innocuous town in Western India and no one imagined he would become an Apostle of peace, love and humanity.  He was killed 66 years […]

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Gandhi Satyagraha Legacy Tour of South Africa

Originally posted on Gandhi Legacy Tour website: Day One in Durban South Africa May 31, 2014 Opening day of the first Satyagraha Tour of South Africa, we paid a visit to the Durban Institute of Technology, a school attended by Steve Biko, leader of the Black Consciousness Movement. Ela Gandhi formerly served as Chancellor of this University […]

First Satyagraha Tour of South Africa:
– Led by Arun Gandhi, Embarks This Week

News Announcement Originally Posted at Gandhi Legacy Tour   (PRLEAP.COM) Dana Point, CA May 25, 2014: The inaugural Satyagraha Tour of South Africa enjoys organic synchronicity of critical historical dates of both Mohandas Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. Highlights include following the path of Gandhi’s travels, initially arriving in Durban, and ultimately departing from Cape Town for […]

When is Enough, Enough?

 When is Enough, Enough?  The senseless shooting at the Jewish Center in Kansas City yesterday, and the loss of three innocent lives, must not be brushed aside as yet another hate-monger gone mad. Hate is a sickness that is stoked by a society that continuously divides people by religion, nationality, economics, social standings, gender, philosophy, orientation, and every […]

Live as Light

Originally Posted: Happy Publication Day! Thank you all, for working together, to help create this special publication gift of Grandfather Gandhi.  May we all Live as Light.  Love, Arun Happy Publication Day!! Through the team effort of all, but mostly the illustration and animation of the brilliant Evan Turk, we have a gorgeous book trailer! […]

Grandfather Gandhi’s Simple Life Style

Grandfather Gandhi’s Life Style By Arun Gandhi, 5th grandson of Mahatma Gandhi People often wonder why Grandfather Gandhi was mostly half-naked as the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, once described him. He chose this garb because he found that a large number of people in India were so poor that they could not afford to […]

GRANDFATHER GANDHI by Arun Gandhi

GRANDFATHER GANDHI’S INDIA I first came to the United States in 1984 and when people found out my antecedents invitations poured in to come and share whatever I could of Grandfather.  At the time they did not know that I belonged to the last generation who saw him in flesh and blood.  My personal stories […]

The Meaning of Death

USHA & ANJALI THE MEANING OF DEATH Women are on the lowest rung of the exploitative social pyramid. When married off, they enter a form of serfdom under the patriarchal grip which has more than one prong. The male and female in-laws and the master of the set-up, the husband at the top, together rule the roost and the […]

On this day January 30, 1948

Original Post Source: Gandhi Legacy Tour Gandhi, Father of the Nation, shot at 5:12 pm Jan 30, 1948 (IST) His last words: Raam Raam “If I’m to die by the bullet of a mad man, I must do so smiling. God must be in my heart and on my lips. And if anything happens, you are […]

Thank you for your support!

Let’s make 2014 the year that helps lift children out of poverty. Working together we can do this!  We thank you for your support throughout the year! “Children should be making sandcastles not bricks” photo credit: UNICEF #notochildlabour

Farewell, Madiba

Arun’s Farewell, Madiba blog was originally posted here: Farewell, Madiba Farewell, Madiba! By Arun Gandhi As the world mourns the death of President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, affectionately known as Madiba, it is important that we don’t get too embroiled  in sentiments and, in our grief, make the mistake of consecrating his message with his physical […]