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Sachin to good bye Cricket

Sachin has made up his mind and it will be final. Many think he was not only the greatest cricketer but there never will be another like him.  Maybe this is true or maybe someone will come along who may not equal Sachin but make us remember him.  That certainly will happen.  But all this does not take away the fact that Sachin will go down as the greatest cricketer, cricket has ever produced.  What has Sachin got that others can only dream of.   Here we can look into some of these qualities and ponder : (i) Control over emotions.  A rare quality which not only helps to control anger but teaches how to avoid  silly mistakes.  (ii) Never court controversy.   Sachin knows how to keep away from  controversies.  (iii) Focusing at task at hand.  We Sachin for his concentration and commitment to cricket.  (iv) Sachin is a 'Thank U' person.  He will thank all persons who has helped in small measure possible. These are some of the qualities in Sachin we see.  But above all , its

Gandhi - on his Birthday

        Being born in a household who adored and revered Gandhi, it was easy to see him as more than a man.  As I grew up, textbooks added to that myth.  The more I read,  more than admiration grew.   Then those days passed.  One fine day I found myself with a copy of "My Experiments with truth".  I was astonished to read such a frank account of one's life said in the first person. Years have passed and my reading of Gandhi through different authors have added to my information and my understanding of the man who was Gandhi.  One thing stands out.  That no one person knows Gandhi, the human. One fine day, online, I found an account of events surrounding Gandhi which bestowed on me that how a single man without any formal authority at his command can bring sense into the head of people around him.  I retrace here from memory what I had read.  I would thank the author to recount the events.  The event happened during the partition of India.  For some reason, w