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April 13, 2011
Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India Joseph Lelyveld Alfred A. Knopf: 432 pps., $28.95
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April 17, 2013 | By Jenny Hendrix
The bungalow where George Orwell was born, in Motihari, Bihar, India, is finally being turned into a monument , Agence France-Presse reports -- but it's a monument to Mahatma Gandhi, not the British writer. Local officials laid a foundation stone at the site over the weekend. The house, where Orwell (then named Eric Blair) was born in 1903 and lived for a year before leaving for England, has been neglected for decades. It was damaged by an earthquake in 1934, has played host to scores of stray animals and, despite a promise in 2009 by the state government to fix it up, had been left to the mercy of weather and time.
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NEWS
October 23, 1996 | ALAN C. MILLER and GLENN F. BUNTING and MAURA DOLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The state of California says Yogesh K. Gandhi owes $10,000 in back taxes. His California driver's license has been revoked because he has failed to pay his traffic fines. Two judgments for unpaid bills have been filed against him in court and he acknowledges he owes friends money.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2011
Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India Joseph Lelyveld Alfred A. Knopf: 432 pps., $28.95
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Within an hour of his ride-along with the Los Angeles Police Department, Harish Amar decided the world needed Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi now more than ever. Ten minutes into Amar's eye-opening jaunt near downtown Los Angeles, police escorted a rape victim to the hospital. A half-hour later, a dispatcher alerted authorities about four armed gang members lurking on a roof in a neighborhood where prostitutes and the homeless wandered.
NEWS
December 19, 1993 | Associated Press
The great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Kush Ramgobin, 29, was shot and killed in what police on Friday described as an apparent robbery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1996
Re your reports of Oct. 23 and 24: It is a disgrace that the name of Mahatma Gandhi is linked with the cloudy operations of Yogesh Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi would have never agreed to lend his name for awarding peace prizes to heads of the governments presiding over the biggest war machines in history, nor to individuals with alleged ties to organized crime. The amounts given would have gone a long way in India or any other Third World country to resolve ethnic conflicts, fight disease, eradicate illiteracy, provide drinking water, improve sanitation and eliminate hunger.
NEWS
July 28, 1991
Instead of cluttering Palisades Park with artwork that is meaningless to the ambience of the area, an effort should be made to retain the natural beauty of the setting with greenery, palm trees and an unobstructed view of the ocean--none of which need to be enhanced by any artifact. It is suggested that the City Council reconsider its decision on the placement of the sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi. PATRICIA HAMILTON Mar Vista
NEWS
January 13, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Forty-nine years after he was killed by a Hindu fanatic, Mahatma Gandhi's ashes, which have been kept in a bank vault, will be immersed in the Ganges River, officials said. The Press Trust of India said the ashes will be handed over to Gandhi's great-grandson today, following a court order. However, plans for the ashes to be taken on a nationwide pilgrimage before their immersion were blocked by the high court in Orissa state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1996 | JOHN DART
The life, spirit and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi will be celebrated on "Gandhi Day" Sunday at the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center, beginning with a showing of the Oscar-winning movie "Gandhi" and a discussion by speakers from the San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council. The movie will begin at 3 p.m. at the temple at 21213 Devonshire St. A yogic meditation in the Gandhi style conducted by Dinesh Lakhanpal, president of the Hindu congregation, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. A discussion will follow.
NEWS
October 4, 2009 | Erika Kinetz, Kinetz writes for the Associated Press.
An incongruous billboard has appeared high above Mumbai's slums: A thin Mohandas Gandhi, the ascetic father of India's independence, sits wrapped in simple white cloth above the image of a fat Montblanc pen. German luxury penmaker Montblanc International GMBH launched a limited-edition commemorative fountain pen in honor of Gandhi this week, just in time for the 140th anniversary of the birth of the Mahatma -- or "Great Soul" -- on Friday. The price? $24,763. The decision to turn a man who shunned foreign-made products and pushed simple living to new extremes into a "brand ambassador" -- as one local website put it -- for a global luxury goods maker has left some Indians puzzled and others angry.
NEWS
April 9, 2006 | Tim Sullivan, Associated Press Writer
Its sleek contours are ringed by etched filigree. Its design was inspired by the architecture of ancient Greece. Handmade in Italy, it is available in only a handful of high-end boutiques and costs more than many Indians earn in a year. It's a ballpoint pen -- unless you happen to be the guy selling it. "What we are using here is not a pen. It is a jewel ... a masterpiece," said Juzar Zaveri, the sales manager overseeing the Indian launch of Omas pens.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Oscar-winning best films--1982's "Gandhi" and 1994's "Forrest Gump"--make their DVD debuts this week with mixed results. "Gandhi" (Columbia TriStar, $25), which was directed by Sir Richard Attenborough, is a lengthy, literate and traditional biopic about the famed Indian leader. Winner of numerous Academy Awards, the film is brilliantly acted by best actor winner Ben Kingsley as the pacifist. The digital edition, though, is a disappointment.
NEWS
February 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
India seized 3,000 copies of Time magazine's upcoming edition in order to black out an interview with the brother of Mohandas K. Gandhi's assassin because it could hurt national prestige and cause riots, a senior customs official said Friday. The article "contains a lot of derogatory and defamatory remarks on Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, which is injurious to national prestige," said Sumit Dutta Mazumdar, commissioner of customs in Calcutta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Within an hour of his ride-along with the Los Angeles Police Department, Harish Amar decided the world needed Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi now more than ever. Ten minutes into Amar's eye-opening jaunt near downtown Los Angeles, police escorted a rape victim to the hospital. A half-hour later, a dispatcher alerted authorities about four armed gang members lurking on a roof in a neighborhood where prostitutes and the homeless wandered.
NEWS
January 30, 1998 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With one of the century's great freedom struggles nearly behind him, Mohandas K. Gandhi looked to India's future and glimpsed his own irrelevance. "Everybody is eager to garland my photos and statues," the Hindu leader said seven months before his assassination on Jan. 30, 1948. "But nobody wants to follow my advice." The frail, bespectacled prophet of nonviolent revolution still dominates India's consciousness.
NEWS
October 6, 1989
Horace G. Alexander, 100, a Quaker who served as an intermediary between Mahatma Gandhi and the British government during India's struggle for freedom. Gandhi once described Alexander as "British in nationality but Indian in heart." Alexander was with Gandhi in Calcutta on Aug. 15, 1947, when India gained its freedom from the United Kingdom.
NEWS
February 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
India seized 3,000 copies of Time magazine's upcoming edition in order to black out an interview with the brother of Mohandas K. Gandhi's assassin because it could hurt national prestige and cause riots, a senior customs official said Friday. The article "contains a lot of derogatory and defamatory remarks on Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, which is injurious to national prestige," said Sumit Dutta Mazumdar, commissioner of customs in Calcutta.
NEWS
January 13, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Forty-nine years after he was killed by a Hindu fanatic, Mahatma Gandhi's ashes, which have been kept in a bank vault, will be immersed in the Ganges River, officials said. The Press Trust of India said the ashes will be handed over to Gandhi's great-grandson today, following a court order. However, plans for the ashes to be taken on a nationwide pilgrimage before their immersion were blocked by the high court in Orissa state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1996
Re your reports of Oct. 23 and 24: It is a disgrace that the name of Mahatma Gandhi is linked with the cloudy operations of Yogesh Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi would have never agreed to lend his name for awarding peace prizes to heads of the governments presiding over the biggest war machines in history, nor to individuals with alleged ties to organized crime. The amounts given would have gone a long way in India or any other Third World country to resolve ethnic conflicts, fight disease, eradicate illiteracy, provide drinking water, improve sanitation and eliminate hunger.
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