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Remembering Charlie Chaplin On His 120th B-Day.

In Event, Film, Gandhi, History on April 16, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Charlie Chaplin and Gandhi meet in East London on September 23rd, 1931. 

Mahatma Gandhi impressed Charlie Chaplin with his view that supreme independence meant shedding oneself of unnecessary things. (Bhawana Verma)

UPDATE: India Says ‘Nein’ To $24,000 Montblanc Gandhi Pen.

In Gandhi, India on February 23, 2010 at 8:05 pm

In a decision that makes very little sense, Montblanc International GmbH, Germany, won’t sell the offending pen in India.

Ok then. A swift judgment that sure took care of that…whatever that is!

62nd Death Anniversary Of Gandhi Marked By Scattering His Ashes In South Africa.

In Gandhi, India on January 30, 2010 at 9:35 am

Gandhi’s ashes were scattered off the coast of South Africa 62 years after his death today. In 2008 his ashes were scattered in the ocean off the coast of Mumbai.

According to NatGeo it is not known how many urns of Gandhi’s ashes exist because “after he was killed, Gandhi’s ashes were sent to villages and towns across India for memorial services by his followers.”

Ela Gandhi the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, scatters Gandhi's ashes off the coast of South Africa.

Celebrating MLK, Jr & His US Non-Violence Movement

In Gandhi, History, Human Rights, India, People Making A Difference on January 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm

After researching this a bit, it’s been truly astonishing how many Americans don’t know what or who influenced Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s non-violence movement.  Please see Dr. King discuss his Gandhi influence in his own words here:

All we can say is “Ahimsa”, Dr King!

On This Day…

In Gandhi, History, India on October 31, 2009 at 9:30 am

At 9:20 am on October 31, 1984 India’s prime minister Indira Gandhi was shot dead by two of her Sikh security guards.  Another tragedy was about to unfold later that day.  One that would haunt India and its Sikh community forever.

Over the next 5 days riots resulted in a level of carnage that shocked India and the world – thousands of Sikhs were lynched or burned alive in retaliation of Indira Gandhi’s assassination.  Two of Mrs. Gandhi’s assassins were hanged five years later, and one acquitted.  The Sikh community still awaits justice for those that perpetrated the brutal killings of over 3,000  Sikhs.