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A paradox revealed through portraiture

A photograph taken seven years before her passing says much about the life, times and character of the trailblazing Meherbai Tata The much-loved wife of Dorabji Tata and daughter in-law of Jamsetji Tata, the founder of the Tata group, Meherbai Tata was a woman of personality. A participant in the ornamental theatrics of being imperial within Empire, one finds her name regularly among the maharajas, nawabs and begums in royal chronicles. And deservedly so. Meherbai was honoured with the ‘Comm...
Tags: Art, London, Life, India, History, Heritage, Paris, Buckingham Palace, Victoria, Lafayette, Rembrandt, Mumbai, Queen Victoria, Tata, Reed, George V


“Be the change!: The Woman Walking in Gandhi’s Footsteps

“BE THE CHANGE”: THE WOMAN WALKING IN GANDHI’S FOOTSTEPS “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi A live artist from Merseyside is about to embark upon a ground breaking five month project that will see her travel to India to walk in Mahatma Gandhi’s footsteps. Clare Brumby, from […] The post “Be the change!: The Woman Walking in Gandhi’s Footsteps appeared first on Art in Liverpool.
Tags: Art, News, India, Merseyside, Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi, Clare Brumby


In Nova Scotia, Homes as Wild as the Landscape Around Them

Across the province’s cliffside fishing towns, Omar Gandhi’s residential architecture is as austere and intense as the environment for which it’s built.
Tags: Design, News, Architecture, Omar, Gandhi, Omar Gandhi, Cape Breton (Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia (Canada, Halifax (Nova Scotia, Twomens2020, Nova Scotia Homes


The Many Faces of Gandhi

Two exhibitions look at how Gandhi’s image has been appropriated, even by forces completely antithetical to his message.
Tags: Art, News, India, Museums, Sculpture, Hinduism, Gandhi, Politics And Government, Mohandas K, Aicon Gallery


How JRD Tata came up with a marketing strategy that ran through Tata ads for nearly a century

On September 9, 1925, Jehangir Tata wrote a letter to his father Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata from the barracks in the south of France. The 21-year-old had come up with a way to help the family business. He wanted Pathé News, a famous newsreel maker of the time, to produce short films about current events in India to be shown in the country’s cinemas. Article by By Deborah D | The young Tata scion believed that footage of Mohandas Gandhi’s visit to their steel factory in Jamshedpur in 1925 would be “...
Tags: Art, Congress, France, Life, India, World Bank, Delhi, Fernandes, Ahmedabad, New York University, Tata Steel, Tata, Pereira, Assam, Jamshedpur, Gandhi


Brooklyn Academy of Music Puts Online 70,000 Objects Documenting the History of the Performing Arts: Download Playbills, Posters & More

Yesterday the sad news broke that The Village Voice will discontinue its print edition. Co-founded by Norman Mailer in 1955 and providing New Yorkers with savvy music writing, raunchy advice columns, juicy exposés, reviews, entertainment listings, apartments, jobs, band members, terrible roommates, and pretty much anything else one might desire every week for over half a century, the paper will be missed. Though it won’t disappear online, the loss of the street-level copy in its comfortingly fa...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Theatre, Dance, Brooklyn, United States, New York Times, Paris, Meryl Streep, Village Voice, Opera, Patrick Stewart, Voice, Keith Haring, Philip Glass


Khadi - A cloth and beyond | Articles : On and By Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948), commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi (Sanskrit: महात्मा mahātmā Great Soul).
Tags: Design, Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Khadi, Mahatma Gandhi Sanskrit


American veterans arrive at Standing Rock to defend Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

United States veterans are mobilizing to protect water protectors at the Dakota Access Pipeline. The first veterans rolled in this week, and over 2,000 more who are part of the group Veterans for Standing Rock aim to arrive this weekend. They plan to gather peacefully, unarmed, according to their GoFundMe, to defend activists from what they describe as militarized law enforcement. Army veteran Wesley Clark and Marine Corps veteran Michael A. Wood, Jr. organized the group Veterans for Standing...
Tags: Amazon, Design, News, Navy, Veterans, United States, North Dakota, Army, Marine Corps, Oil Pipeline, Pipeline, Donald Trump, Protesters, Martin Luther King Jr, Gofundme, Helping People


India ratifies Paris climate agreement on Gandhi's birthday

Another country ratified the Paris climate agreement. On October 2, the day Mahatma Gandhi was born, India ratified the historic agreement. They deposited their "Instrument of Ratification" to the UN on the International Day of Non Violence, which marks Gandhi's birthday. India Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Gandhi lived a life with a minimal carbon footprint. The Paris agreement will go into effect when 55 countries emitting a minimum of 55 percent of emissions worldwide ratify it. 61 cou...
Tags: Design, News, Obama, Climate Change, India, Narendra Modi, Global Warming, Policy, Paris, Un, World Resources Institute, Modi, Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi, Paris Agreement, Paris Climate Agreement


Yogi

Recently I finished reading, "Autobiography of a Yogi." It's the life story of the man who first brought yoga to America in the 1930's. His name was Paramahansa Yogananda and he grew up in India. This dude lived one hell of a spiritual life. He encountered the most incredibly religious people who were alive on earth at that time. Gandhi, saints, presidents and mystics hung out with this cat. Everyone wanted to be near him. I wouldn't have minded smokin a little weed with Yogananda if I was aroun...
Tags: Art, India, America, Gandhi, Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda, Yogananda


When Mustaches Make A Difference

In the year of 2010, TBWA Singapore introduced a beautiful advertising campaign named “Mustaches Make a Difference”. This is a community initiative to support the search of treatment for prostate cancer. The advertisement used illustrated a famous characters as SuperMario, Einstein and Gandhi. Still brilliant!
Tags: Design, Einstein, Inspirations, Gandhi


Sheila Sim obituary

Actor who starred as Mollie Ralston in The Mousetrap with her husband, Richard AttenboroughWhen Agatha Christie’s murder mystery play The Mousetrap opened in London in 1952, the actor Sheila Sim, who has died aged 93, had doubts about its ability to last for six months. But the fact that she could wait until just before its 50th anniversary before publicly confessing those doubts at a lunch at the Savoy hotel with 300 other actors who had appeared in the play showed them to be unfounded. By then...
Tags: London, Film, Theatre, Culture, Stage, Attenborough, Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim, Mollie Ralston, Richard AttenboroughWhen Agatha Christie, Monkswell Manor Sim, Trotter, Gandhi



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