Spartan Living – #WordlessWednesday 21

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WW Pic #21 –  ‘Spartan Living. 

Sharing a pic from my recent visit to a dwelling that everyone will be able to identify. Like the heart in the body, this is the place which supplied energy to the entire country, during the freedom struggle. Hriday Kunj. Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad.

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(Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.)

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  • Lata Sunil

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    Beautiful. So sparse is needed to create a revolution.

    • Esha M Dutta

      True, Lata. So different to the times we live in, isn’t it?

  • Maliny Mohan

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    This picture is symbolic of our own fight for freedom. So simple, yet so profound.

    • Esha M Dutta

      True, Maliny. Amazing indeed that so much power came to the man who lived such a frugal life.

  • Vinitha

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    Awesome! Simplicity at its best.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks Vinitha. True hallmark of the man indeed.

  • Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden)

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    Such a contrast between this and other leaders. Seeing Gandhi’s room gave me such a sense of peace.

    • Esha M Dutta

      You’re right, Alana. That is what distinguished the man from the rest. Peaceful it is.

  • Beloo Mehra

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    I visited there last year. Strangely, I felt more drawn to Kasturba Gandhi’s room 🙂 But the whole ashram is beautifully serene and has a great feel. I loved sitting quietly on the benches in the exhibition space.

    • Esha M Dutta

      It’s lovely, isn’t it Beloo? I did like Kasturba’s room too. Her kitchen was so bare and frugal living was the norm for them. I was in awe of the way they lived with so much simplicity. The exhibition area felt nice and open even on a crowded day. Even the back of the ashram overlooking the Sabarmati was beautifully serene.

  • Menaka Bharathi

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    wow! no words required to describe and you have not done it rightly. Loved this Esha!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks, Menaka. 🙂

  • sunainabhatia

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    Spartan indeed….brilliant pic for the prompt Esha….:)

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much, Sunaina. It was lovely to hear from you 🙂

  • Corinne Rodrigues

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    He really knew how to live, didn’t he?

    • Esha M Dutta

      He sure did, Corinne!

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