[thechat] Gandhi

Madhu Menon webguru at vsnl.net
Fri Dec 7 23:09:47 CST 2001

At 05:07 AM 12/8/2001, thechat-admin at lists.evolt.org typed these words:
>Reminds me of Ghandi's thoughts on British Civilisation (or was
>it democracy?) "I think it would be a very good idea"

Gandhi (note correct spelling) was asked what he thought of "Western 
civilisation", not specifically British. :)

BTW, some people think that the Gandhi family that ruled India for many 
years is actually related to Mahatma Gandhi. That's not true. There's no 
relation whatsoever. Indira Gandhi intentionally changed the spelling of 
her last name (*that* was Ghandi) to fool the common man into thinking that 
she was part of a "great" family.

To be honest, Jawaharlal Nehru and his socialist policy is responsible for 
the poverty and widespread corruption in the country as well as the 
conflict with Pakistan. In the 1960s, there was a surplus in the budget, 
income tax rates were low, the population was under control, and the 
economy was doing well. Now look what's happened. But that's a story for 
another day :)



("Madhu" means "honey" in one of my languages)

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