Friday, March 6, 2009

Do we really care so much about Bapu?

The auction of Mahatma Gandhi’s personal belongings became a matter of international debate. Indian politicians, as hypocrite as they always are, asserted that they would give anything to get Bapu’s memorabilia. In the end, liquor baron Vijay Mallya got hold of Bapu’s belonging for $1.8 mln at an auction in New York.

Do these articles/personal belongings only classify as Bapu’s heritage?

Aren’t his teachings and experiences his real heritage?

If the politicos, pseudo leaders and self-acclaimed representatives of Indians care so much about Bapu’s heritage then why don’t they adopt his principles of honestly and self-less service to the nation?

1 comment:

Sandeep R. K. Sharma said...

I don't think anybody care for Bapu and his heritage. How many people in India adopted his ideas. Thanks to Raju Hirani, atlest for few hours we momorized Bapu. People like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luthur king, Su Ki followed his path and we Indians kept on discussing the 'practical' faliures of his ideology.