Thursday, March 5, 2009
Gandhi,his sandals,spectacles and eating bowl
Indian news media is all agog with the news of Gandhi’s personal effects are being auctioned in distant Newyork. Words like we will never allow this to happen. This [a pair of sandals, spectacles. A bowl and a plate] is our heritage and auctioning them is blasphemy. It was great fun watching these guardians of our tradition suddenly becoming fond of what were once used by the Mahatma. A nation which has forgotten Gandhi and has gone in the direction exactly opposite to what he preached is now crowing over these! I wish they get auctioned and someone who reveres Gandhiji and looks after these buys them and not my government which only has lip sympathy for this great man.