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This episode of Behind the Prose is more like Behind the Lyrics. Indiana-born, New York-based singer/songwriter Gandhi takes us on a journey that starts when he taught himself how to play the guitar and write songs. That was 15 years ago. Today, like prose writers, Gandhi says through an process of experimentation and practice, he’s found his voice and is preparing for the release of Rebel On, an EP that reflects the musician with a mission he’s become.
In this interview, you’ll learn there are many parallels between penning lyrics and writing prose, including a surprising discovery about the role of the producer.
We listen to some of Gandhi’s song’s, dissect his lyrics, and invite you out to Brooklyn on May 1, where Gandhi will perform a collaboration show with writer and photographer Abigail Ekue. The Darker Side of Lust Private Reading and Concert features Ekue’s erotic poetry and Gandhi’s acoustic melodies and vocals.
Go ahead. Listen. Learn. Write songs.
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Many so-called Israelites claim they keep the torah, but then in the same breath, they claim, they can't keep some of the torah in captivity, however they claim their torah observant. Well did Gandhi, keep some of the torah as well, in his admiring of Y'shua Messiah ?
O ye Drybones the biggest hoax of all is this man here !!!
Gandhi was passionately prejudiced towards black Africans, as clearly displayed by his own writings over his 21-year stint in Gandhi’s writings during his 20 years in South Africa. He promoted racial hatred, in theory, and campaigned for racial segregation, in practice. In his newspaper, The Indian Opinion, he frequently wrote diatribes against the black community. Of particular concern to him was any contact between Indians and Africans. The following series of quotes, which is but a small selection of his extensive writings on the topic, documents Gandhi’s intense hatred for equal treatment of blacks and Indians, whether in culture or under the law. Indeed, his efforts to improve the status of the Indian community in South Africa were primarily focused on ensuring Africans were treated worse than Indians. His goal, thus was greater social inequality rather than universal equality.
All quotes taken from Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (CWMG).
Sept. 26, 1896: “Ours is one continual struggle against a degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the Europeans, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir* whose occupation is hunting, and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with and, then, pass his life in indolence and nakedness.” — Vol. 1, p. 410
Sept. 24, 1903: “We believe as much in the purity of race as we think they do… We believe also that the white race of South Africa should be the predominating race.” — Vol. 3, p. 256
Feb. 15, 1904: “Under my suggestion, the Town Council must withdraw the Kaffirs from the Location. About this mixing of the Kaffirs with the Indians, I must confess I feel most strongly. I think it is very unfair to the Indian population.” — Vol. 3, p. 429
If most conservative talk hosts had held sway during the Revolutionary War, we would be having tea, and tiffin, and God Saving the Queen today.
Glenn Beck's love affair with the Indian in diapers, Mahatma Gandhi, illustrates this best. A fill-in for Savage almost tripped over himself declaring his aversion to violence, and that education and voting Were The Way.
For how long? Public schools are producing ignorance by the cattle-car load. I question whether most of those are educable anymore to any great degree.The rot that is revisionist history has denied them the foundation of seeing America's Greatness. They only see the ill that they have been taught.
Would Washington, Jefferson, and Adams have stood it this long?
I am no chicken-hawk waving a LARPing sabre, and brandishing an airsoft DEAGLE. I merely doubt the efficacy of doing what we've been doing, when that has patently not worked.
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Join us as Sister Jenna interviews Missy Crutchfield about the work of the Gandhi Global Center for Peace.
Missy Crutchfield is a social entrepreneur with a passion for education and the media. She has held leadership positions in government, education, and the media as a television producer, reporter, and anchor, as well as radio producer and anchor. She has enjoyed a long relationship with the arts, and she is widely recognized for her work to improve the quality of life in her community and other communities.
She is the founder of Remember Your Dream, an arts incubator program that reaches out to youth, addressing social issues through the arts and empowering young people to activate their dreams and achieve success in life. She is also founder and author of “Sisters Speak Out”—a community outreach and three-act play addressing issues surrounding domestic violence, and means of prevention.
Currently, Missy is working with Mahatma Gandhi's grandson, Dr. Arun Gandhi, President of Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute, on a vision and plan of action for a Global Center for Peace focused on the work of Mahatma Gandhi. She also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Gandhi's “Be Magazine” and is the CEO of the Gandhi Global Center for Peace. Visit her websites at www.missycrutchfield.com and www.bemagazine.org
On this week's radio show, Arun Gandhi shares the lessons he learned from his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi. We will talk about his "Legacy of Love" and Arun will share his passion and vision regarding the needs of children. The priority of "Gandhi for Children" is to rescue children from the poorest sections of society and provide them safe shelter and a quality education.
On this week's radio show, my special guest is Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and an international peacemaker and author. Arun will share wisdom he learned from his grandfather regarding peace and justice issues and his own passion for the rights and welfare of children in the world.
in Self Help
Missy Crutchfield is a social entrepreneur with a passion for education and the media. She has held leadership positions in government, education, and the media as a television producer, reporter, and anchor, as well as radio producer and anchor. She has enjoyed a long relationship with the arts, and she is widely recognized for her work to improve the quality of life in her community and other communities. She is founder of Remember Your Dream, an arts incubator program that reaches out to youth, addressing social issues through the arts and empowering young people to activate their dreams and achieve success in life. She is also founder and author of “Sisters Speak Out”—a community outreach and three-act play addressing issues surrounding domestic violence, and means of prevention. Missy enjoys public service and believes the arts can be a powerful force for social good.
Currently, Missy is working with Mahatma Gandhi's grandson, Dr. Arun Gandhi, President of Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute, on a vision and plan of action for a Global Center for Peace focused on the work of Mahatma Gandhi. She also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Gandhi's “Be Magazine” and is the CEO of the Gandhi Global Center for Peace. For info: www.missycrutchfield.com and www.bemagazine.org
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NetIP Spotlight: Live Your Potential
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The Intersection of Indian Culture and Hospitality Industry
with Apoorva Gandhi, VP, Multicultural Affairs, Marriott Internationa
During this show, the audience will learn about: the following topics:
Aspects of the Indian culture that are gaining popularity in the hospitality industry
Ways in which Indian Americans can utilize Marriott facilities for professional, social, cultural, and personal reasons
Types of experiences vital to succeeding as a Marriott branded hotel owner
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Welcome to Happiness Index. Today we will share our thoughts on Leadership, Truth Telling and Service as paths to happiness. Mahatma Gandhi said many years ago, that, Truth never damages a cause that is just. Leadership requires us to speak the truth during times that we would rather be silent. Gandhi, further stated that, Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly. You may wonder what does this have to do with happiness. Join us on a Happiness Index today and hear the connections and make the commitment to be the change you want to see in the world. Join the conversation and share your wisdom on Leadership & Service: A Path to Happiness by calling (347) 539-5818.
Dr. Thomas Crisp (Biola) is co-founder of Pacifist Fight Club and the Dorothy Day Society at Biola University. Join us as we talk about how Jesus and Gandhi can teach us to love our enemy and practice radical nonviolence.
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