I remember when my son saw Gandhi-ji’s picture for the first time several months ago – I had a large copy of the above picture (the portrait, not the cupcake) lying around at home for a future Gnaana product. When I noticed he was staring at the picture, I told him that it was Gandhi, and that he was “a very good man.” I guess Gandhi’s photograph was amusing to him because he smiled (his cute, shy smile) and repeated “Gandhi.” I guess if you think about it, Gandhi does look funny (especially when he’s enlarged) – with the bald head, ears sticking out, bushy mustache and the round spectacles – like a jovial grandfather ready to get silly with the kids.
Images are so powerful.
This Gandhi Jayanti, I propped up that picture on our cookbook stand and announced that it was Gandhi’s birthday. Later this evening, we’re celebrating with a quiet party at home – with cupcakes and candles (since, in the world according to toddlers, one simply cannot have a birthday without cake), and a simplified oral story (my son’s latest craze) about the man who defeated an empire by being calm and patient.
And here is a great poem, written from a kid’s perspective, from an unknown author:
A Poem On Gandhiji
It was vacation, and I had nothing to do;
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