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Gandhi 3.0

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October 2 marks the 148thbirthday of Mahatma Gandhi. He was shot dead 69 years ago. Most millennials have not heard about him or do not realize his greatness. provided the world with a disarming and yet powerful method of civil disobedience. His words are relevant even today as the world tethers at the edge of a nuclear war.  This little list rephrases Gandhi for the present generation.

 

  1. Whatever you do may seem insignificantto you, but it is most important that you do it. post it on Facebook.
  2. An eye Tweet for an eye Tweet only ends up making the whole world Donald Trump blind.
  3. First they ignore you, then they laugh like at you, then they fight retweet you, then you follow you  and then you become Presidentwin  .
  4. My life is my a text* message.
  5. Fear has its use but cowardice  MySpace has none.
  6. The pursuit of truth does not permit violence’s on one’s opponent checking your ex’s Instagram every two minutes.
  7. The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treatedYouTubed.

 

  1. Healthy discontent is prelude to progress turning on Waze maps.

 

  1. It is the quality of the work that will please God and not the quantity – Now forward this to 100 people in your whatsapp contact list in the next 5 minutes to please God.

 

10.Be the change retweet.

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

October 2, 2017 at 10:25 am

Happy Birthday

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It is no secret that I love Mahatma Gandhi. In fact, I adore him so much that I sleep over stacks and stacks of paper that have his face imprinted and bear the signature of the Governor of Reserve Bank of India. My fervent worship of the Mahatma is such that I will not part with these papers even if others need it desperately, truly, madly, deeply . Gandhi said share the wealth but he did not mean share the wealth that has his pictures on it.

Gandhiji had a pair of spectacles, wooden sandals and a Bhagavad Gita when he died. He also took a gun shot saying “Hey Ram“. Only Channa Dal (sorry, I meant Bajrang Dal) has understood the inner meaning of this message. Keeping up with his words, Dal has embraced all religions as long as the religions have accepted Ram as their supreme savior. Even today, Dal is working hard to reinforce the cryptic last words of Gandhi by attacking churches and other places of worship.

It is wonderful to celebrate Gandhi Jayanthi sitting in the US because we can still watch the movie Gandhi on a DVD and also go out for beer in the evening- a luxury that we do not have in India because Gandhi Jayanthi is a dry day. In fact,  I have resolved in true Gandhian fashion to respect the earth and live sustainably.  I will not drive to bars anymore and waste fuel. I will buy liquor from my local grocery store in recyclable bottles and drink heartily at my home in a reusable cup.

Written by Sudarshan Suresh

October 2, 2008 at 4:18 pm