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Gandhi – an era beyond time; an epic beyond words..

Gandhi – a man who lived a life following what he truly believed, no matter how hard it became; a man who has been idolized by many and is being followed by millions even today; a man who selflessly fought for others; a man to whom all were equal no matter what his/ her caste, creed or color; a man who was recognized and rewarded not just by his own people but his opponents also; a man who we call mahatma..


this post is not about Gandhiji or his principles or his life. much has been written about it and i don’t have anything new to add to that. this is about what i feel about the legend.

during college and even today, i meet many people who like to whine about how Gandhi was wrong because of his principles of non-violence or that truth in today’s world is not a solution or more strict actions should have been taken during partition. it is considered cool or trendy to be speaking something anti-Gandhian.

i myself am not a die-hard follower of Gandhi and like the “Bhagat Singh’s line of thinking” more. a little bit violence for a cause rather than non-violence (and it certainly does not mean that i carry a dagger in my pocket and a gun in my hand, slaying those who don’t agree (which, in some cases i really wish)). “बहरे कानो तक आवाज़ पहोंचाने के लिये धमाके की ज़रूरत पड़ती है।” – भगत सिंघ is what i believe more.

all i want to say is that’s our personal opinion and that gives us no damn right to condemn a person who has influenced so many people and who has lived a righteous life. at his call, millions of people gathered to join him in whatever movement he embarked. to join his movement, students left colleges and schools, people left jobs and their comforts (boycotting foreign goods) and even women left their daily chores. there must be something that made those people follow him even if they didn’t knew him personally. how many people would quit their work and normal life and join me or those who criticize Mahatma, if we come up with some idea of rebellion or started some movement that would get us arrested for sure.

all i want to say is that we are not adept enough to criticize or even comment about Gandhi. and if someone is really intent in doing so, then he must first raise himself to a level where his words become quotes and his call becomes command and his life becomes a national asset.

and yes, it takes much much more than courage to follow non-violence. to go on getting blows voluntarily when you know that you can fight needs really strong will and sheer strength of mind.

lastly, some of the quotes from this great man that i like:

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth. (governments seem to be acting exact opposite)

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. ( so true and so less practiced)

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. (a toast to all those who have their names written in history)

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.  just do it

Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man.

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? (if only this thought is given a thought)

the best one, one that i would like to live: My life is my message.

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live, dance, enjoy..

i am a gujarati and for a gujarati, any occasion or even no occasion means garba.. Recently , i went to marriage and there it was, the garba. generally, it starts with the traditional ones followed by fast ones, then one or two romantic numbers for the lovebirds and then the dance numbers.

recently, i was having these tremendously drastic mood swings and felt low and all that emotional crap. but the event just did the work. we danced and danced and danced. it was 3:30 in the morning when the dancing feet stopped and mind was like whoaa.. hurraayyy.. yaahooo..

DANCE, tune some music and just let yourself drift away with it. jump like crazy. forget the world. leap and feel being with the clouds. it really helps when we are emotionally low or we want to fight the world or when the going gets tough. it helps us burn some calories too (don’t like exercising, enjoy dancing).

so keep dancing and yelling..

P.S.: I am a terrible dancer and stomping someone’s feet or hitting a dandiya on your face is no ‘happens somtimes’ for me.



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