Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was in the town of Porbander in the state, what is now the second South Holland Born in October 1869. He was educated in Rajkot, near where his father was a consultant to the local king or prime minister. Although India was under British rule, over 500 kingdoms, principalities and state autonomy in internal affairs of the house and allowed: Rajkot This was called "native states" was one of those states ..

Gandhi was recorded during the first years of his life in extraordinary autobiography, The Story of My Experiments with Truth. His father died before Gandhi could finish school at thirteen and was married to Kasturba [or Kasturbai], it was the same age as Mohandas. In 1888, Gandhi went to England, where he decided to pursue a degree in law. Although his parents objected, Gandhi could not help, says her mother, a pious woman, promised to be out of wine, women and meat during his stay abroad. Harilal Gandhi had his son, then a few months.

Gandhi arrived in London theosophists, vegetarians and others who were disenchanted not only with industrialization, but with the legacy of Enlightenment thought. They were among the items on the margins of British society. Gandhi was attracted in large part to them, as it was to the texts of the great religious traditions, and ironically is located in London, which has been introduced to the Bhagavad Gita. Here, too, Gandhi showed determination and single-meaning the pursuit of his goal, and achieved his goal of completing his studies at the Inner Temple. He was admitted to the bar in 1891 and also in the High Court of London reported, but in the same year he traveled to India.

Source : http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mike Portnoy

Mike Portnoy was born April 20, 1967 and raised in Long Beach, New York, where his interest in music began at an early stageages. "My father was a roll of hockey hard rock 'n, so it was always surrounded by music constantly.

I had this big pot collection when I was young and I love the Beatles and Kiss later. It was inevitable that I am a musician. "

Although Mike learned to play drums, he did take music theory classes in high school. At that time, was began playing in local bands Intruder, promotion and Inner Sanctum, the last released his album.

Mike has left the group after receiving a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston to participate. An avid collector of many things, Mike has a wide range of Dream Theater memorabilia including bootlegs, posters, clippings and everything else under the sun with the group name.

It is also responsible for capturing everything the band is the cassette and DAT. His extensive video collection includes favorite films such as 2001, Clockwork Orange, Jacob's Ladder, and

Wall with episodes of The Simpsons and memorable boxing matches. Mike says his biggest influences are Rush drummer Neil Peart and the late Frank Zappa. Other favorite drummers Terry Bozzio, Vinnie Colaiuta, Simon Philips, John Bonham and Keith Moon and bands like The Beatles, Queen, Yes,

Metallica, Jellyfish, Iron Maidon, U2 and Jane's Addiction. It is also a fan of rap music. Mike and his wife Marlene live in Rockland, New York with her daughter Melody Ruth Andrew, the new son Max John, Bongo dogs and cats and ET


Mike uses Tama Starclassic drums, Sabian cymbals, Remo, Drum Workshop pedals, Pro-Mark drumsticks and Latin percussion.

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