A Gandhi special edition!

With Gandhi’s birthday celebrations just two days away, here are some Gandhi related stuff fromThe Hindu Magazine.

  1. Shakti Maira on a profoundly disturbing exhibition on Gandhi.
  2. A medical institute that continues to put Gandhi’s precepts into practise.
  3. Ajit Duara feels that there is nothing Gandhian about Lage Raho.
  4. An eye-witness account of Gandhi in Orissa.

I have an issue with Ajit Duara’s article, though: First he says,

First of all, information about the history of the Independence movement and about what M.K. Gandhi stood for is pretty well disseminated in our education system. Secondly, we do not have a “lost” generation without a sense of history.

In the very next paragraph, he says:

The kids themselves, the “lost generation”, are smart enough to come to the movie for a good time and not for “Gandhian values”. In fact they laugh at the characters in “Lage Raho Munnabhai” precisely because they know nothing about Gandhi.

This is confusing — or, does he mean, they laugh at the characters in “Lage Raho Munnabhai” precisely because they know a lot about Gandhi?

Have fun time!

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