Remembering the Mahatma (podcast & videos)

October 2, 2006 at 2:10 pm 3 comments

on this day, our Father of the Nation was born. speaking truth, i had never liked his preachings. even more i always thought that his ways were wrong and ultimately responsible for our ineptness in handling touchy issues like kashmir, jihad, terrorism blah blah. i despised the attitude of letting ourselves to be slapped, way too much truthfulness and cowardness in the veils of peace. probably this reflects the generic attitude in the youth thesedays for bapu. and i too was not much fond of him. i confess. but that was until i saw the movie lage raho munnabhai and started reading more on this man. though i am not yet convinced about all the things he said but i could sense what he tried to say to an extent. the film conveyed an wonderful message –

Gandhigiri is not about doing things in a Gandhi way but to adopt the truthfulness and honesty in our everyday life. correcting oneself is the hardest thing to do and if we can, that makes this world an idiot lesser.

Hiren wrote an wonderful article on this and i thought that was one of the best post i had read for a long time. i also recommend you to read this post on Times magazine about Gandhiji who was ranked 2nd on their list of greatest leaders and revolutioners.

here is an audio podcast where Ms Flower Sillivan, who was a student of Lady Irwin College during the period (1948) when Gandhiji was shot dead, shares her memories of the Mahatma.

here are two rare video footages:

1. Gandhiji in Simla 1931:

2. A tv footage of indian independence report


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Hiren  |  October 4, 2006 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks for the compliment. You have a pretty neat presentation here( unfortunately, speakers are not working properly). I shall give a cross reference to this post and come back to listen when my speakers are all right.

  • […] I am a firm believer in “Without danger, one cannot go beyond danger”. When things go completely out of control, maybe Gandhi II will emerge from the teeming millions of India once again to our rescue. It is said that the hour produces the man. Till then, while trying to solve our problems and live like “Bapu ke Lal”, we have no option but to suffer like Jessica lall. This post has an excellent presentation of both podcast and videocast Remembering the Mahatma ———————————————————————————————————————– After I wrote this, while bloging I came across a couple of more websites Indian legal system Teachers disgrace […]

  • 3. surfryder  |  October 4, 2006 at 6:09 pm

    Hiren, that’s so nice of you.


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