Monday, October 02, 2006

Mahatma?

Gandhi became more popular than Gokhale and Ranade (Please read this article by a Pakistani). If only the Britishers had given freedom to India around the first world war period, we wouldn't have had to celebrate this day as a national holiday. In the land that witnessed great souls like Vivekananda and Ramana (contemporaries of Gandhi), it is a shame to give this nothing more than a stubborn patriot, the title of Mahatma. History is unfair and wrong. I resent this, but who cares? Anyways Happy Birthday, wherever you are, you lucky ****

16 comments:

I said...

And sale of alchohol banned on this day. Whats the deal with that?

Rajesh said...

I remember the days when we used to get liquor in black from MGR Nagar RR Wines. I feel ur pain. But you are old enough to stock some for the rainy day now.

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Ajay said...

Raghupati,
Gandhi porantha mannla panra velaiya ithu!!!

Usha said...

guess pappa would have come to earth, if so, congrats!1

I have a slightly different opinion about Gandhi, tat he made a lot of mistakes with respect to India, so avarai great-nellam solla koodadhudhan. However, one thing that should be appreciated is his patience (whch ofcourse also proved to be a drawback to us)

Rajesh said...

Baby will arrive shortly. Patience is diiferent from being stubborn. I feel he falls into the latter category. I do not deny his contributions to our nation's struggle for independence. However he cannot be singled out when you had starwalts like GKG, VVS, VSS Sastri, Tilak, Patel, Nehru, Bose et al

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Deepa said...

I dont hate him but I definitely dont like him either. Indifference is what I have. Would love to read why you hate him. (Another post maybe?)

Rajesh said...

Deepa,
Me too like you, thts why I wish him happy b'day.

vishy said...

hmm... actually I thought you did ..coz we were discussing abt DPL TVs.. tht weekend... hmmm appo who did it???

Rajesh said...

maybe i did. i didn't remember. i thought it was spam on my name.

ashok said...

happy deepavali rajesh...

shree said...

agreeing. surprised to see someone at last openly have commented abt this 'mahatma' concept.

Mahadevan said...

Thanks for bringing to light some of the greatest personalities of Indian History. Some people always find pleasure in working for great Causes without looking whether they get enough peronal glory or not. In the process, their efforts are eclipsed by others. This was precisely what had happened to Justice Ranade and Gopalkrishna Ghokale. Gandhi realised the pulse of the people and did what they wanted. He was glorified, eclipsing the efforts of many others.

Ramana Maharshi and Swami Vivekananda chose a different field. They were beyond reverence and reproach. They showed the people the right way and found satisfaction in that. They left the field open for Gandhi.

I said...

Did Gandhi fuck Manu?

Rajesh said...

Ashok,
Enna romba naala hibernation.
I,
Enna keta eppadi theriyum. He studied law though.