Sunday, August 22, 2010


We visited Sabarmati Ashram last month. I captured some images that struck me and am sure would strike any body who has read, or heard about Gandhi ji. So without any further explanation, I am posting them here for posterity. This photograph of Gandhi ji gives me an impression of the ultimate serenity and peace.
This, the unusual postal address, by itself would be quite unique in the world.
Reading this I am convinced that Gandhi ji knew about his mode of departure from this life.
Some of these images are my attempt at capturing the beauty that is all around us, after Lord Indra has blessed this parched earth with a bountiful monsoon. This year has been good as far as monsoons go.


BK Chowla, said...

If Gandhiji was alive, perhaps, we would not have been in the mess we are in.

Piper .. said...

Ah! Beautiful images and I love the green shade. It gives such a vibrant look. As for Gandhi Ji, let`s just say that I`m not a huge fan :) and we`ll keep it at that! :):)
How have you and Mam been, Sir? I have been off blogs for a long time now, Sir. But your pictures caught my eye! :)

J P Joshi said...

BK Chowla: Agree with you...we have very few selfless people, more so in the political class, in India these days.

Piper: Thank you - Ahmedabad is lush green now, after the monsoons, and everything around is some shade of green.

I can understand the sentiment about Gandhi ji - being young and from the land of Neta ji, I can appreciate where you are coming from. When I was young, I believed that wars could solve all problems but the more I studied war, I realised its limitations in solving problems. I agree with you, and we will leave it at that.

We are both fine. How are you doing? We both have been off blogs, and busy too. Poonam is leaving for Canada/ US next week.