I wanted to see the geography that creates people like Mr. Gandhi. After Marx, i think Gandhi is the most influential person in modern history. And like all ‘great’ people, Gandhi is also one of the most eccentric creations of his times.
But, let me begin with what I love the most…eating tasty items. I was offered this Gujarati Thali outside the Porbander Railway Station. Honestly, it was the tastiest food item of this journey.
Porbander is Gandhi’s birthplace. So, you’d meet Gandhi everywhere in Porbander. This is a portrait at the Railway Station.
And here’s Gandhi at a crossroads.
Looks like the old man is really confused over which way to go. You’ll find him standing at almost every major crossroads in Porbander.
I forgot exactly. But this is either the Gandhi Memorial or the temple adjacent to the memorial.
One entry in the Visit Book on November 4, 2012 reads like this: ‘A legendary character Divas from Nepal pays visit to another legendary character Gandhi from India.’ I hope the Book-Keeper might have enjoyed this entry. 😆
Gandhi with his other half . Hey feminists, do you know that Gandhi was also a ‘male chauvinist’ by feminist standards. But…errr..I forgot her name… is it Kasturba Bai?
The notice reads: In this room the venerable Gandhiji was born in.
A mass meeting of cows near the Porbander Port. The ‘mess’ at the Port explains why Gandhi was so much obsessed with cleanliness.
Dhokla: Remember Aamir Khan eating Dhokla in ‘Three Idiots’? Well, i also tasted this Gujarati item at the Porbander Bus Station.