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The One And Ever Only, Mahatma Gandhi, Was Born This Day, 148-Years Ago; October 2, 1869.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi


Setting off on the epic, history-altering SALT MARCH in 1930. See my post on March 12, 2017.



Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi .

I love ‘Mohandas’. Gives me the chills when I hear it.

How the world could do with him TODAY. Ah, the Mahātmā (‘Great Soul‘ in Sanskrit).

He, alas, was before my time — he was tragically assassinated 5.8 years ahead of my birth.

BUT, he is in my TOP-TIER pantheon of personal heroes, alongside: Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King & Obama!

A time to PAUSE, especially today … after Las Vegas!


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87-Years Ago Today, March 12, 1930, Mahatma Gandhi Set Off On The ‘Salt March’ — A Major Milestone In Indian Independence.

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Setting off on THE MARCH. If you have seen the movie ‘Gandhi’ you will remember it well.


The ‘Salt March‘ is well depicted in the 1982 movie ‘Gandhi‘ starring Ben Kinsley.

IF you haven’t seen it you have done YOURSELF a huge disservice.

Good NEWS, it is available for FREE on YouTube.

I have watched this 191 minute movie, yes, 3 hours and 11 minutes, at least 4 times.


Wikipedia entry. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_March


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February 3, 2017: A Sad Day, 69th Anniversary Of Mahatma Gandhi’s Funeral.

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Click to ENLARGE. “Raj Ghat” in New Delhi: The memorial in – Memorial marking the cremation spot of Mahatma Gandhi


I only discovered a few years ago, quite accidentally, that February 3, 1948 had been the day of Mahatma Gandhi’s Funeral.

The following day, February 4, 1948 was Independence Day for Ceylon. I was looking for newspaper clippings from February 4, 1948 when I came across a picture of the funeral pyre from February 3.

I was quite taken aback.

His funeral pyre hardly had time to cool before Ceylon was celebrating its Independence. How ironic. We got our Independence on his back. India’s and Ceylon’s independence, 6 months apart, was essentially a joint deal, though it is never portrayed as such.

So, now, ahead of Independence Day I make a point of observing the anniversary of the GREAT MAN’s funeral.


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There Has NEVER EVER Been A Google Doodle For Abraham Lincoln!

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I did a thorough search, yet again, of Google’s Doodle Archive to make sure. Nothing!

Yes, I know that Google has some policy about avoiding politics and (U.S.) political figures.

But, there have been Google Doodle’s for Martin Luther King DAY (and the key here is that the Doodle is ostensibly to mark the ‘Day’ as opposed to MLK per se), Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi.

Way I see it is IF you can have a Google Doodle for Mandela YOU can have one for Lincoln. They were BOTH presidents — so as such were on the same rung politically to speak of. Only difference is that Nelson wasn’t American. Seems wrong.

I can’t see anybody (even from the Confederate States) objecting to a Google Doodle for Abe.

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>> Valentine’s Day 2016.
>> Dmitri Mendeleev of Periodic fame.

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