Monday, October 02, 2006

Oct 2 - the birth of a man who helped a country free itself from being a colony with some really unique set of tools, a shrewd king-maker, a spiritual figure for the masses and the classes, an icon if ever there was one...he captured the collective unconscious of people of varied hues within the same nation and of the world too...became an example for other greats fighting injustice in other forms, martin luther king, mandela et al. His words are quoted by nerds in every corner of the world till today. The man who thought it would be a good idea, when asked what he thought about Western civilization...the one they called Mahatma or Bapu...

Is he now just a face on a rupee note, a reason for a holiday or the protagonist of an amazing movie made by a gora?

I remember him if only for a minute today. It must have been something to be living in those times...

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Today Ravan shall burn and Durga shall vanquish Mahishasura. In the South, its also time for Vidyarambham...Dussehra, Vijaydashmi, Dashmi Puja...celebrating Life.

4 comments:

Sundar said...

an awesome guy...so many celebrations today!!!!incl vidyarambam, learning to learn...

Phoenix said...

october is quite the festive month, isn't it?! :-)

qsg said...

yes - i love october and get homesick in october! :o

Phoenix said...

I agree!...i remember missing celebrating Diwali at home three years in a row and now again...
:-( its not the same.