Friday, June 09, 2006

19 Laburnum Road

Uma has a beautiful post about a beautiful house in Bombay.

The two times I have been inside Mani Bhavan, I could barely hold back the tears. This is where the man learned to spin the charkha! How amazing - we think of Bapuji as some fully realized superhero (minus the spandex and the cape, of course), and yet, he too had to learn to spin the charkha. And it happened here.

(Some coincidence, this post by Uma. Just this morning, I read an astoundingly moronic quote in an article titled "India Rising" - the usual b.s. about India "going" designer - that said, and I kid you not, "Today, it's no longer Mahatma Gandhi but Coco Chanel that matters.")

5 comments:

Anil P said...

Gandhi will live after Coco is gone, unless a moron named Coco manages to put two and two together and comes up with four.

Anil P said...

Gandhi will live after Coco is gone, unless a moron named Coco manages to put two and two together and comes up with four.

km said...

You can say that again, Anil. Wait, you just did :)

wildflower seed said...

The story of how Mohandas became the Mahatma is a truly inspirational one. A giant of a man, but he wasnt born that way. Thanks for the link.

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