Thursday 2 October 2014

Gandhi Jayanti

It's today.  And not only in India.  It is only in India, of course, but it doesn't have to be!  It is Gandhi-ji's birthday and that's why it's one of three national public holidays in India. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2nd October 1869 in Gujarat and became known as Mahatma because he had a Great Soul. Gandhi Jayanti is officially designated International Day of Non-Violence.  Do you think that the Indian troops facing off their Pakistani opposite numbers across a couple of glaciers in Kashmir will stand down their armoured personnel carriers and suggest a game of cricket?  No, I don't think so either. If you want to see men from the cradle of civilisation behaving like turkey-cocks on a dunghill have a peek at dusk at WagahQuote of the day at WordADay is:
"Seven blunders of the world that lead to violence: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics without principle." -Mahatma Gandhi

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