Friday, July 13, 2007

Green Card on the other side

Gandhigiri is going places. Now it is in the United States of America. Indian green card seekers in the US who were irked by the last minute reversal in stand by the American government are staging peaceful protest in the form of Gandhigiri. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Emilio Gonzalez is being delivered a thousand flowers in this novel way of protest. Will it have the same effect on him as it was on Luck Singh in Lage Raho Munna Bhai. Lets wait and see.

Earlier in 2006, in Pune, India, a 'Gandhigiri Club' was started inspired by the Hindi movie 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai '. The members wear a white Gandhi cap and would garland the offenders (like traffic rule offenders, corrupt officials in public offices etc) with a gleeful smile on the face. The non voilence or ahimsa preached by Mahatma Gandhi is relevant to this day as was in the days of Indian independence. Or probably more relevant than before.

Lage Raho Munna Bhai was a bollywood flick diected by Rajkumar Hirani, released in 2006 which went on to become a huge hit. To find out more about the film read the below post
Munna Shines Again


1 comment:

  1. I read an article on this in Todays Times of India... Good that you could publish it a week earlier...



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