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Wed., Oct. 2, 2013, 11:27 a.m.

Happy Birthday, Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi T-shirt photo for Becky Nappi blog
Gandhi T-shirt photo for Becky Nappi blog

Mahatma Gandhi was born on this day in 1869. The peacemaker at the forefront of India's freedom from colonialism would be sainted, if we Catholics could claim him.

Yesterday, a friend I hadn't seen in a long while, VJ Pavani, stopped in the newsroom with her former public radio editor from India, Mr. Krishna Rao. He presented me with this Gandhi T-shirt.

In this time of political nonsense (dangerous nonsense) in Washington D.C., let us never forget what real leaders look like.

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