his life is like a story where one can think what a single man can do if he thinks seriusly of it.
its ppl like him, that can do change in the life. just think of newton, there might hv been many onwhom apple wud hv fallen but it wasnewton, who thought y apple fell, n made theory of gravitation.
had someone else been thrown out of the train in sa due to racism, he wud hv forgotten the incident considering it as destiny, but no, it was gandhiji, who from that minor incident, started the whole movement.
Re: gandhiji was gr8
by balan r on Aug 09, 2013 11:56 PM
On 15th June 1947 during congress conclave it was decided to resist the partition of India but Gandhi went to the meeting at the last minute and supported the partition.
Infact it was Gandhi who had declared earlier that partition will take place only over my dead body.
Sardar Patel was elected by majority as the first Prime Minister but Gandhi insisted on Nehru .
Nehru government had decided to reconstruct Somnath Mandir at its cost but Gandhi without even being a member of the ministry forced the Govt. to reject this proposal .
At the same time on 13th January 1948 he went on a fast to allow Muslims to repair the mosque in Delhi at govt's cost.
In October 1947 Pakistan attacked Kashmir ,Gandhi went on a fast and forced the Indian Govtto pay Pakistan a compensation of Rs.55 crore.
This is one face of Gandhi which only a few indians know.
Re: Re: gandhiji was gr8
by Pratik shah on Oct 02, 2013 02:35 PM
Look beyond yourself IDIOT BALAN R.
'There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.'
In very many ways, Gandhi could have led a comfortable life had he chosen to. The young Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi had a lot going for him -- he had, after all, a foreign degree, held a steady job and had seen the world so to say before that fateful night when he was thrown out of the first class train compartment at Pietermaritzburg in South Africa in spite of holding a valid ticket.
As he sat shivering in the winter night in the waiting room of the railway station, Gandhi could have well shrugged off and moved on with his life accepting discrimination as part of living and focussing rather on making two ends meet.
Instead, the night proved to be a turning point in his life as he decided to stay on in South Africa and fight the racial discrimination against Indians there. It was here that Gandhi would formulate the unique version of nonviolent resistance that would change the world for ever -- Satyagraha.
At a time when material benefits and personal gratification seem to be the call of the day, Gandhi's words ring truer than ever.
All the good virtues imbibed by Mahatma have become obsolete and redundant in present times. We were taught honesty, sincerity and what not in our childhood. But today they are all de-merits when dishonesty, conceit, evil and manipulation roost the world. Sad and unfortunate, the present generation has undergone sea change and dosent believe in simplicity any more lacking moral values. Any way, this is my perception and people may vary with me.
Re: Sad to realize that Gandhi has become redundant in present ti
by virat v on Oct 02, 2012 02:51 PM
u r right, but no generalisations please. there r many (not few) who r still used to simplicit n honesty.