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, […]

Arun Gandhi Addresses the UN General Assembly
A New Culture of Peace

Arun Gandhi is often asked during his speaking engagements and legacy tours what he says in “high-level” meetings to political leaders and he responds, “the same things I’m saying to you.”  The following webtv video provides a perfect example of this during his recent address at a high-level United Nations forum in New York. In Arun […]

Gandhiji Quote on Freedom

  “God demands nothing less than complete self surrender as the price of the only real freedom worth having. And, when we lose ourselves, we immediately find ourselves in the service of all that lives.  It becomes our joy and recreation. We are a new person, never weary of spending ourselves in the service of […]

Violence Running Rampant by Malik Thompson

Violence runs rampant in these austere times. An embodiment of the concept would certainly manifest as the Hydra itself, the multi-headed serpent monster from ancient Greek mythology, a monster which Hercules himself had difficulty slaying. Mimicking the Hydra, violence is manifold and ruthless. In today’s world, where there is mass profit from maintaining perpetual tragedies […]

Remembering ‘Bapu’ on Father’s Day!

The concept of celebrating Father’s Day is relatively new in India. The idea of celebrating Father’s Day has been imported from western countries mainly US, barely a decade ago. However, it is remarkable to note that the idea of observing a day in honor of fathers has been appreciated by Indians to a large extent. […]

9 Wonderful Quotes from MK Gandhi

9 Wonderful Quotes from Mahatma Gandhi – 1) "If we are to teach real peace in this world…we shall have to begin with the children." 2) “By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man; body, mind and spirit.” 3) “Character alone will have real effect on the […]

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 […]

The Relevance of Gandhi Today

Source: | Jan 21, 2010 Sixty years after his death a portion of Gandhiji’s ashes, stashed away by Madalsa and Shriman Narayan, the daughter and son-in-law of Jamnalal Bajaj, will be immersed at Chowpati Beach in Mumbai. Although I will be thousands of miles away in the United States the memories of sixty years […]

Satyagraha and Gandhi’s Salt March

Source: Catalyst House Blog In early March of 1930, in order to help free India from British control, Mahatma Gandhi proposed a non-violent protest march denouncing the British Salt Tax, continuing Gandhi's national calls for civil disobedience. Before embarking on the 240-mile journey from Sabarmati to Dandi, Gandhi sent a letter to the the British […]

Arun Gandhi Urges Nonviolence in Cornell Speech

GWEI founder, Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, delivered the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture Monday night in Cornell University's Sage Chapel, linking his grandfather’s theory of nonviolence to King. “I changed the two words, ‘non-violence’ to one word, ‘nonviolence,’” Gandhi said during the speech. “It stands on its own [and] it is […]

Remembering Gandhi’s Martyrdom of Peace

Today is the 64th anniversary of Gandhi’s death. “Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought and acted, inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world of peace and harmony. We may ignore Gandhi at our own risk.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Generations to come […]

Gandhiji Birthday Observed Globally

Non-violence and peace are all best exemplified with one name – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi. Today is the 141st birthday of one of the world's most notable peace-keepers: Mohandas Gandhi. Countless observances and gatherings are celebrating the birth anniversary of Gandhiji around the world. Residing in the minds of millions, […]

Gandhi’s probity should be an example for everyone

A recent article appeared in the Times of India that featured Arun Gandhi's grandchildren Kasturi and Vivan.  It speaks to the importance of MK Gandhi being a much-needed role-model to the people, especially the children, in our turbulent and uncertain times. Bapu's probity should be an example to all Source: Bella Jaisinghani | Times of […]

Father’s Day in India – Remembering ‘Bapu’

The concept of celebrating Father’s Day is very new in India. The idea of celebrating Fathers Day has been imported from western countries mainly US, perhaps less than a decade ago. However, it is remarkable to note that the idea of observing a day in honor of fathers has been appreciated by Indians to a […]

We are proving Gandhi right

There certainly are many issues involved in the modern phenomenon of making fun over someone’s religion. The primary issue that concerns me is the lack of respect for someone’s faith. In the world we live in, respect is eroding just as rapidly as the environment and the ecology. When people make fun of other people’s […]