Gandhi’s Teachers

Recently I hosted Tushar Gandhi and his lovely wife Sonal during their brief visit to Las Vegas, and as we dined on fine Indian cuisine at the wonderful Gandhi Cuisine restaurant the discussion turned to the subject of Gandhi’s teachers. For our memorable evening we were joined by the eminent UNLV Gandhi scholar, Satish Sharma, […]

GWEI Accepted by UN Economic and Social Council

“United Nations Economic and Social Council chamber New York City 2” by MusikAnimal – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Commons.  Gandhi Worldwide Accepted by United Nations Economic and Social Council Special Consultative Status Bestowed on  Gandhi Children’s NGO by UN   WACAUNDA, Ill., Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “The UN Consultative Status for […]

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. […]

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 Many Children Who Died

This is part two of Arun Gandhi’s Swedish adoption post ‘My 132 Grandchildren. Readers are cautioned, this post contains graphic images and content. The Many Who Died By Arun Gandhi Pain and pleasure are like the two sides of the same coin. If saving 128 children brought us joy, there were many heartaches as well. […]

Arun Gandhi Reunion with Swedish Grandchildren

Arun just returned from Sweden where he had an amazing reunion with his special 132 grandchildren… enjoy! Source: Arun Gandhi My 132 Grandchildren! By Arun Gandhi Just got back from Sweden where I had a reunion with 32 of my 132 grandchildren! Sounds goofy? Maybe, but it is a fact. In another life, when Sunanda and […]

What is it about our obsession with terrorism?

[Editor’s note: Originally posted to my blog @ What’s with our obession with terrorism?] Our obsession with terrorism has driven many of us into such a frenzy of fear that it often borders on the ridiculous.*  I recently met a middle-aged gentleman from the upper middle class economic.  He was very curious about my frequent travels […]

Remove Poverty’s Underpinning: Rescue and Educate!

Character Education, Social Emotional Literacy and Emotional Intelligence are “hot” terms used in the world of Education today.  The definitions and structures of these initiatives are by no means new.  Philosophers, Sociologists and Educators have focused on this for centuries as being a critical component of our success as a species.  In a recent conversation […]

Sunanda Gandhi: A Mothers’ Day Tribute

When he introduced himself as the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to his nurse, her instantaneous response that she was the queen of England!  This began a courtship that led to their marriage and a life filled with love, laughter and song which my brother, Tushar and I have had the privilege to share in with […]

Just Imagine: Is this too much to ask?

“Imagine what we can do if 100,000 people decide to donate $3 a month (just 10 cents per day) for 12 months?  It could transform the lives of thousands of children and their families.  Is this too much to ask?” It is a sad commentary on our civilization that millions of children all over the world are […]

Indian Human Rights Activist Rescues Child Laborers

Every morning at 6:00, the children that Anuradha Bhosale has rescued from labor in the nearby brickyards gather to practice yoga. After a simple breakfast and assigned chores, those of school age go off to classes at the government school.  Images by Scott Kafora / Teysha For the past 17 years, Anuradha Bhosale has lived […]

Quest for Peace: Documentary by Matthew J. Evans

Here is an outstanding film by a teenager I met in San Luis Obispo, CA.  Matthew J. Evans takes a look at one of the most pressing issues in our modern society: violence among religions. Through discussions with myself, and local religious leaders from the Central Coast of California, Matthew learns powerful lessons about nonviolence, […]

Gandhi Day: Gandhi’s Poignant Legacy

On the 143rd birth anniversary of my grandfather I am reminded of a poignant statement he made to a journalist who asked: What do you think will happen with your philosophy after you die? With sadness in his voice he said: “The people will follow me in life, worship me in death but not make […]

AVANI In The News!

Times of India story featuring Arun Gandhi, Anuradha Bhosale, and AVANI, fighting forced child labor! Times of India AVANI story from KOLHAPUR