Thursday, October 01, 2009

Happy B'day Bapu

Our father of the nation-fondly known as Bapu!! What didn't he do to attain freedom for his nation-innumerable hunger strikes and protests? He was perennially at the receiving end of insults and flak. Yet that didn’t deter him from appearing calm on the surface with a smile which stated that nothing could shake him. Today a national holiday is being declared as Gandhi Jayanti. In honour of his birthday a certain quote comes to my mind “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind”.

Considering the numerous terror attacks and political troubles brewing across the world, one can’t help but wonder about this thought provoking statement. It has led to a blackout of humanity altogether that words like peace and harmony seemed to have dissolved like sugar cubes in milk. The only difference being that it does not leave a sweet taste behind.

As I remember him fondly today, I can’t help but wish if only half his principles were put to application, one wouldn’t cease to witness nightmares of brutal killings that seem to wipe out daylight altogether.

Meanwhile Happy Birthday Bapu!!!



Blogger Cyrus Rumi said...

A true saint...thank you for sharing...:)

Namaste to you,


5:58 AM  
Blogger Ayesha Parveen said...

Very well-written, Swetha :) What I like about Gandhiji is that he stood up for what he believed in.

Best wishes :)

6:48 AM  
Blogger manivannan said...

A beautiful write-up about our Bapu! I liked the metaphor like sugar cubes in milk...brilliant!

Gandhi is always an inspiration for me :-) Just posted a poem in my blog!!!

BTW, Happy Gandhi Jayanthi:-)

11:15 AM  
Blogger A New Beginning said...

Thats a nice post Swetha :)very well written!

7:20 PM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

@Cyrus: Thanks.:-) Do keep visiting!!

@Ayesha: Thanks a lot.:-)He is a true inspiration as Mani says!!

@Mani: Agree with you on the inspiration aspect. Thanks always for your appreciative response. Happy Gandhi Jayanti to you as well.:-)

@New Beginning: Thanks a lot.:-)

10:26 PM  
Blogger Mustaf said...

Another magnificient writeup on Gandhiji after I read in Mani's blog. You truely said if we would have folloed half of his principles, India and the world at large would be completely different today.Very well written :)

10:45 PM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

Thanks a lot Mustaf.:-)

10:52 PM  
Blogger anupama said...

Dear Swetha,
really surprised to see a post on MAHATMA, my theme of yesterday's post!even the main image is the same!WOW!
Gandhi Jayanthi day is celebrated as International Day Of Non Violence!happy to read your thoughts on MY HERO FOREVER,BAPUJI!and the favourite qute is,''Be the change you want to see in the world''.
happy blogging!

3:50 AM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

Thanks Anupama.:-) This sure is a coincidence. Great to know someone who looks up to Bapu as well. Do keep visiting!!

6:15 AM  

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