Not exactly current affairs, but today millions of people all over the globe are celebrating Gandhi jayanti, the birthday of M.K. Gandhi, more commonly known as the Mahatma (the great soul). However, for all the veneration that follows Mr. Gandhi, it must be noted that he was no saint. He was no deity or other worldly being, just a politician who had a talent for consensus-building and mass mobilization- no small feat when leading a country to freedom after two centuries of colonialism. Nonetheless the virtues that he extolled were commendable, which is why this international symbol of peace and ahimsa (non-violence) inspired the United Nations to name the anniversary of his birth the International Day of Non-Violence.

Go ahead, be the change you want to see in the world today…

– Pri