Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Nobel Prize for Gandhi? Spare him, please!!

Wonder how Gandhiji would have reacted had he been chosen for the Nobel Prize. Am sure it would have meant nothing to him but he would have come out with one of his typical humorous one liners.

Asked once about his views on the western civilization, he replied with a twinkle in his eyes,"it's a good idea!". would have been interesting to see what he would have had to say about the "idea's" idea of peace!

the nobel committe has come out with confessions about its embarrssment about not having conferred the Peace prize on Gandhi. But it is very much in order that Gandhi was not given the prize. he is not of the stature that can be contained by a prize.

P'haps, the Nobel peace committee realised that. or could it be they couldnt figure him out? his lack of consistency, it appears, is one reason he lost it to someone else on one occasion? or maybe, they had not evolved enough to guage his greatness.

whatever the reason, thank God he was spared. let them not confer on him posthumously, ever. just imagine gGndhiji being bracketed with some of the recent recipients!


  1. they dont confer posthumous Nobels *do they*

    '48 think our dude was under consideration when he got shot n killed.nobody got a nobel that yr for peace :)

    btw...interesting blog :)

  2. Hmm.. it would've been too little a prize to honor the great man! nice one mom!

  3. yeah, spare Gandhi the award.

    don't disgrace the man...he needs no award.

    Einstein said of the man, "Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth."

    if we gave him a award, that would mean we needed another reason to remember him...when the fact is that it's not remembering what he did, but believing that he was capable of it that is as stake


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