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70. Are We Incidental?
‘Is Gandhi incidental in contemporary times?’ is a frequently asked question. ‘Whether Gandhi is incidental or not’ is not the basic issue; it is rather ‘are we incidental or not?’ In the contemporary race of becoming a super power, the policy of globalisation and open trade has pushed our poor countrymen in to a quagmire. Even after realising this fact, does anyone of us possess the moral courage to oppose it like Mahatma Gandhi would have done? Can we ask them not to dump their Pizzas, Burgers and Coca Cola at our doorstep? For a courageous person, Gandhi is incidental even today; but for a coward, he was incidental neither then nor today!