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Balamurali Balaji's Blog – November 2013 Archive (5)

Students and Mahatma Gandhi

Students and Mahatma Gandhi

 

Question: Students’ strike – right or wrong?

Mahatma Gandhi’s answer: Whilst have pleaded for the removal of restrictions on the speech and movements of students, I am not able to support political strikes or demonstrations. Students should have the greatest freedom of expression and of opinion. They may openly…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on November 25, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi – Poverty and Simplicity

Mahatma Gandhi – Poverty and Simplicity

 

There is a proverb in India that reads “Even at times of poverty, one shall not lose integrity and honesty”. The life of Mahatma Gandhi depicted the true spirit of this saying and stands as a strong exemplar for the poorest of the poor to lead a modest life. Even in the days of oppression and subjugation, he voluntarily led a simple life and preached the millions of people…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on November 17, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Poem: Mahatma – Swaraj

Mahatma – Swaraj



Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma….

Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma…!

Shone on this Earth

Abstaining all the lushly wreath

Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma…!

A Guru for the service of nation

A Guru for life’s spiritual portion

Served the world with the light of perfection.

Ignoring the verve of worldly pleasure

Bequeathed us with our own treasure

Aaa…Aaa... Swaraj! Swaraj!…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on November 14, 2013 at 15:31 — No Comments

Living with Differences – Some samples from the life of Gandhi

Living with Differences – Some samples from the life of Gandhi

Vegetarianism

When he was in London, his close friend thought that if Gandhi persisted in his objections to meat-eating, he would remain a duffer, and never felt at home in English society. He was afraid lest that would muddle his head, fritter his life away in experiments, forgetting his own work, and become a crank.

 

The friend had planned to take him to a restaurant evidently…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on November 5, 2013 at 9:32 — No Comments

A daily’s bold move against bribery!

A daily’s bold move against bribery!

One regional daily newspaper in the state of Tamilnadu, “Dinamalar” has come up with a new section on every Monday in its portal, (http://www.dinamalar.com/bribe.asp) that calls for registration of Government employees to openly declare a pledge of “I love my country. To perform my duties, I shall never receive bribe!” Those employees and officers interested to set…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on November 3, 2013 at 4:30 — No Comments

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