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Gandhi was a wicked ole chap

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02 Apr 2016 13:16 #299671 by artemis

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02 Apr 2016 13:17 #299673 by artemis
::LOL::

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02 Apr 2016 13:32 #299675 by chairman
;D ;D

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02 Apr 2016 14:15 #299682 by rz3300
Thanks for sharing that.  HE really was an interesting and provoking man, and a critical figure in our shared history.  I am always looking for a little historical something to read and watch so I can appreciate this.  I do wish that I knew more about the man, so this is a good start there.

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02 Apr 2016 14:51 #299688 by briannagodess
Hmm... For me, no man is perfect and the same goes for Gandhi. He might have his shortcomings and as the article stated, a gender issue, but he still remains as Gandhi. He has brought and shed some light on humanity and his work will continue to influence a lot of people. Regardless of his gender preference, he has reformed Hinduism and made it into what it is today. So in that sense, he still has contributed a lot to Hindus and India in general.

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04 Apr 2016 11:57 #299946 by djcric
I meet few Indians who actually adore Gandhi once they look at history beyond the textbooks.


There is a reason why there is a statue of Gandhi outside the British Parliament and nowhere else.


There isn't such a statue outside of the parliaments in India, Pakistan, or Bangladesh or in fact South Africa where he actually learned the "tricks" of the political trade.


Let us forget about his personal life. If we look at WHY he is remembered, we'll see a giant piece of "trump" staring back at us.


Gandhi is credited with getting India its freedom "peacefully". But, neither India nor Pakistan gained independence peacefully.


There were violent revolutions during the first WW across British India suppressed by forces from Indian Princely states. Gandhi delayed freedom of British India for 20 years. And he was solely responsible for breaking up the sub-continent into countries and handing over power to his 2 favorite leaders -both of whom had the same mistress- the wife of the British Viceroy. After the second WW, when the first violent event happened on Navy ships in Mumbai. Mumbai and Karachi were the ports that saw the end of the British rule on princely India. A man named VB Patel was responsible for ending the rule of the 500 kings who ruled the Princely states. Together that "whole" makes for what is today India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Burma.


But no one tells the story of the men who violently freed a country. No one tells the story of the man who "non-violently" although coercively ended ancient monarchies. Only Gandhi lived on in the books. Across the western world, only he was promoted. Because it was a face saver. It doesn't look nice to mention a violent exodus of the "white" man from any place.


The British promoted him shamelessly which is easy to see considering that there is more footage of him in the BBC video archives than of any other person from that time. He was made into a rockstar while people who were revolutionaries were hanged.


So, Gandhi didn't have anything to do with anything. The British just kept him in the news. He was the Trump of his time- always in the news I mean. But, he was filthy rich, money he got from his rich dad. He was the British pet boy for years.


This is the reason why there is a massive statue outside the British Parliament and not outside the Indian parliament. The next time you visit London, that statue will make sense to you.

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05 Apr 2016 13:19 #300079 by BK
Gandhi's state outside India's Parliament, New Delhi

www.thehindu.com/news/national/gandhi-he...on/article609156.ece

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05 Apr 2016 13:23 #300081 by BK
Statutes of Gandhi is probably one of the most monuments erected in honor of a human being (living or dead) that countries pays tribute to, we even have one in the Promenade garden

hubpages.com/art/Statues-of-Mahatma-Gandhi

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05 Apr 2016 13:23 #300082 by ketchim
Subs !  how are you ?

no radio demerara last ole years night !

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05 Apr 2016 13:25 #300085 by chairman
hi subs. great to see you

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