Like the god Vishnu, my press will have a hundred arms, and these arms will stretch out their hands throughout the country delicately giving form to all manner of opinion. Everyone will belong to my party without knowing it. Those who think they are speaking the language of their party will be acting for mine. Those who think they are marching under their own banner will be marching under mine.
But I laughed and gave him a hug
When he groped for the knot
Of my skirt and found it
On this day of Holī
—Your breasts dusted with flour,
Your eyes red from too much liquor,
A lotus stuck in your hair
And mango shoots behind your ears—
You are a credit to our village.
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Did you know?
When 12-year-old Indira Gandhi was denied membership by the Congress party in 1930, she formed a children's brigade named the Vanar Sena ("monkey army") to participate in India's freedom struggle. She was their general.
According to Panini, the Sanskrit word goghna means guest and also "one for whom a cow is killed".
When the first edition of the American poet, Walt Whitman’s, Leaves of Grass was published in 1855, Ralph Waldo Emerson commented that it read like “a mixture of the Bhagavat Ghita [sic] and the New York Herald”.
In Vedic times, if you killed a man, you had to offer 100 cows as restitution.
The typeface used to print Harry Potter's name and subtitle on the covers of J.K. Rowling's books is called Cochin. It is named after its 17th century designer, Nicolas Cochin.
Early editions of Rudyard Kipling's works bore embossed or printed swastikas. He ordered his publishers to stop the practice after the rise of Hitler.
The Mow in Kipling's Mowgli rhymes with cow rather than low.
According to journalist, writer, and professor, G.V. Desani, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's name literally translates to Action-Slave Fascination-Moon Grocer.
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