Friday, October 02, 2009

Saluting the Mahatma


An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it

-- Mahatma Gandhi (October 2, 1869 - January 30, 1948)

Footnotes:

Image Courtesy - Wikipedia

Image Description - Mahatma Gandhi on Juhu Beach, Mumbai, May 1944

43 comments:

  1. My humble salute, too....
    and glad that you have a post, Rak

    i love that quotation (that reminds Kerala is now fill of quotation teams....Gandhiji must be crying...who is to be blamed if not us!

    Just saw the helmet campaign...i don't know, i had to smile....may be i too was never a rider.....but then i know it is no 'smile'-able matter :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  2. you know.. like einstein once said... i truly wonder how a man like that actually roamed abt on this earth in flesh and blood. i'm glad and proud that he was indian.

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  3. My salutes to the Great Man too. My super hero.

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  4. Happy Birthday mahatma Gandhi ji.


    On a funny note-Dry day :(( .

    Sorry couldn't resist saying that :P

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  5. I am not actually sure what I should say here.

    Just know that politicians of today should learn something from him about responsibilities!!

    Have you read his autobiography?

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  6. Never heard of him :(
    But it was a important person in you country !!

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  7. i really think we cant say enough for gandhiji...:-) he was really great....

    ne ways i guess most of the bloggers spoke about him today..just shows the love for him

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  8. I join you in remembering the Greatest Indian.

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  9. unfortunatly he is in the limelight for all the wrong reasons these days

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  10. Great man! He became the change he wanted to see in the world!

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  11. Devika Chechi

    Indeed a wonderful person, someone who was a shining example of truth, simplicity and many such remarkable virtues…….!

    It’s a shame that such people don’t exist! And more so that we don’t follow him!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  12. AJ

    Indeed, we must be damn proud of Him and also of being Indian!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  13. Hitch Writer

    Yes, I love that one too! It’s very apt!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  14. The Unsure Ascetic

    Likewise! Hats off to him!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  15. Aria

    Indeed – Happy Birthday Bapu!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  16. Aditya

    Happy Birthday Bapu!

    Lol @ your comment!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  17. Survivor

    Politicos need to learn a lot from him, especially those values of sincerity, truth and calm!

    I read his autobiography – My Experiments with Truth, in the year 1993 while in class IX and it has left a very impressive mark on my mind and self!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  18. Anya

    Yes, he was the Father of our Nation and worked very hard to win independence in the 1947! He is also known for his values of truth and simplicity among many other things!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  19. Vimmuuu

    Yeah – that’s a good one!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  20. Rakesh

    Indeed – we cannot say enough to describe this Godly soul!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  21. Old Monk

    Thanks very much for the tribute!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  22. Prabhu Anna

    Unfortunately so – yes!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  23. Govind

    Yes – that was perhaps his motto all along!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  24. "It’s a shame that such people don’t exist! And more so that we don’t follow him!"

    Who stops you Rak?
    and are you speaking for me too??

    I can't say I follow him through and through...but then if you ask me..I am a Communist with a Gandhian outlook...especially, violence -- not my cup of tea,

    wishes,
    devika

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  25. ha! suddenly i feel like laughing at myself Rak....

    My talks about myself is so insignificant Rak...
    You need to be out there in Kerala to know the links...politics, business, God men/women...and the infamous "quotation" teams...making it a hell of a place...yet, an average life seems peaceful and people aren't too bothered,

    wishes,
    devika

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  26. Devika Chechi

    Well yes - I know how sickening a scene it is in Kerala now! What once was a model state has now become tattered in corruption and chaos, not to mention the socio-political balance that has been long upset!

    Thankfully, life goes on well without much to consider!

    Well, lets hope that alls gonna be well soon!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  27. Science Bloggers Association

    Many thanks for the comments! Appreciate it and the visit!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  28. What deep, powerful words... I feel this needs to be understood more than ever now!!

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  29. Indian Home Maker

    Yes indeed - very powerful words! And like you rightly said, it needs to be understood more better than ever before!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  30. Brilliant quote... I might want to use that in one of my stories soon... thanx

    Destination Infinity

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  31. DI

    Yes - that is indeed a very powerful quote by the Mahatma! Finds a lot of relevance today!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  32. http://ta.wikiquote.org/wiki/%E0%AE%AE%E0%AE%95%E0%AE%BE%E0%AE%A4%E0%AF%8D%E0%AE%AE%E0%AE%BE_%E0%AE%95%E0%AE%BE%E0%AE%A8%E0%AF%8D%E0%AE%A4%E0%AE%BF

    Dont worry..its the tamil wikiquote page of mahatma gandhi which i translated from english..the quote you had written in this post is translated too...peak of vettiness I'm in! he he!

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  33. Sri

    All I get to se is percentages and letters since there perhaps isnt a translator embedded on the comments page!

    Could you send me the same via email?

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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