I picked up a few reading materials at the airport earlier today. The second book I picked up is said to be one of the best biographies of Mahatma Gandhi. It’s by Louis Fischer, who had been very close to the “Father of India” throughout the latter’s active years (which is to say, most of his adult life).
I admit to remembering very little of the great leader from my high school World History classes. I only have vague memories of the drawl with which my teacher mentioned his ancestry- “Karamchaaand… Harilaaal… ”
Upon reading a quarter of the book all day, I realize that today, October 2, was actually his birthday. Happy birthday, M.K.Gandhi! May we all become as selfless, contented, and enlightened as you were!
With his efforts, beliefs, and essence in mind: I wish you a peaceful week ahead of you, wherever you are.
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