Wednesday, October 06, 2004
'I'd worship Hitler, not Gandhi' - The Times of India
Indeed a sad state of affairs. Gandhi represented the quintesse of the Indian cultural ideal - a responsible, individualist with a conscience. Ironically, in the name of secularism and Hindutva we seem to be importing a culture tinged with a lot more of Christian and Muslim ideas and culture. In the name of fighting creeping western mindset, the so-called intelligentsia in our society have changed our discourse in a direction that resonates with the culture wars of the west and the Muslim world. Today, there is more to read of our traditional wisdom in Thoreau than in Nehru and the RSS idealogues. Sad indeed.
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