As the nation celebrates Gandhiji’s 150th birth anniversary, this brilliant article talks about the similarities between Gandhi’s time and our own, and looks forward to the arrival of a saviour….
“There are rumours, once again, that a Chamatkaari Baba will arrive and put an end to this oppression of majoritarianism. We do not yet know the name of the hero, or when s/he will come. The heavens will send one, that much is certain. There’s no better time than the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi to believe in heroes, and to hope. The greater the repression, the bigger the Mahatma that will be born. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, as someone famously said.”
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