It’s been ages since I made my last post in this blog. Today, India is on a public holiday, and there’s no excuse in making this post go live. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s birthday is celebrated every 2nd of October and I have no reasons to skip this day without greeting the man who’s philosophy was not purely based on theory; instead lived by rules of pragmatism. He walked the talk every day of his life. Most importantly, he became an advocate for the rights of Indians, both at home and in South Africa.
After getting myself inked, I started to read and learn more about his life. I HAVE to, and for me it’s MANDATORY, as people may ask me a bit of pieces about his life whenever they see his portrait 🙂 Most of my Indian friends would normally be surprised as they’re used to seeing him in books, posters, wall paintings and Indian notes only, but not in my back. Hahaha
As I grow up and obtained great teachings of Asian histories at schools, I came to know 3 important persons in the history of Hindustan. First is Mother Theresa. I studied in a Catholic School which made it more accessible to know her stories. Next is Rabindranath Tagore. When I was in High School, I only remember one thing about this man- that the Indian national anthem was written and composed by him. Later on, as my “insanity” (as what my friends call it) about India becomes higher and extreme, I also learned that he is the man behind the national anthem of 2 other great nations-Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Finally, Mahatma Gandhi, who is commonly regarded as “Father of the Nation”. His face can be seen in all Indian notes. Some may find him just an ordinary man, but my admiration for this great man is truly exceptional. I’m trying to live by his famous quotes as I continue to follow my bliss to Incredible India dream.
“Be the change that you want to see in the world.
“Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.”
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”