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An Inspiring and Mesmerizing Indigo Textile Exhibition at the Gandhi Memorial Center in collaboration with the Embassy of India and with support from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations by Dr.Afshan Hashmi

Being the granddaughter of a renowned freedom fighter of India Prof. Abdul Aleem (http://www.drafshanhashmi.com/id19.html) , Mahatma Gandhi  (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi) has always inspired me. I have been raised by learning about Mahatma Gandhi. The following quote of Mahatma Gandhi if one looks at it in a

Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu with Dr.Afshan Hashmi at the Indigo Exhibition at the Gandhi Memorial Center

Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu Deputy Chief Of Mission Embassy of India Washington DC with Dr.Afshan Hashmi at the Indigo Exhibition at the Gandhi Memorial Center

philosophical manner it tells you the philosophy or the mantra of life in a very simple way:

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

So when I got the invitation to attend the Opening Reception of the Indigo Textile Exhibition for Saturday November 16, 2013, I attended it. Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Deputy Chief of Mission, as well as M.Sridharan, Counsellor(Press, Information & Culture) Embassy of India graced the occasion.

 

M.Sridharan Counsellor ( Press, Information & Culture) Embassy of India Washington DC with Dr.Afshan Hashmi at the Indigo Exhibition at the Gandhi Memorial Center

Indigo an exhibition of textiles by Laura Kina (http://www.laurakina.com/ )and Shelly Jyoti (http://shellyjyoti.com/ )captured my heart and led me to think about it in many  different ways and to connect with it. Happiness and joy had captured all the way while I was connecting through it besides learning more about Mahatma Gandhi and India in an innovative way. There was depiction of Mahatma Gandhi’s first non-violent movement in India’s freedom struggle Champaran  Movement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champaran_and_Kheda_Satyagraha).

( L-R)Carrie Trybulec Director Gandhi Memorial Center, Dr.Afshan Hashmi & Laura Kina at the Indigo Exhibition at the Gandhi Memorial Center

( L-R)Carrie Trybulec Director Gandhi Memorial Center, Dr.Afshan Hashmi & Laura Kina at the Indigo Exhibition at the Gandhi Memorial Center

Laura Kina’s Devon Avenue Sampler: Hashmi Girl captured my eyes as I also have the last name Hashmi. Hashmi Girl artwork depicted Hashmi Kajal. To know more about Hashmi kajal please visit : https://www.facebook.com/HashmiKajal. I want  to tell  the readers of this article that I  have the same last name with no affiliation or connection to the Hashmi Kajal brand . To know more about the exhibition please visit Gandhi Memorial Center website: http://gandhimemorialcenter.org/ ; ). To know more about me please visit my website:

(http://www.drafshanhashmi.com/)

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