1 year ago
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The Story of My Experiments with Truth
But as a whole, it was a good book, and helped me to understand bot Gandhi's life and the country of India much more. It was also helped me to understand Kamran's thinking somewhat more. You see, this was just after (less than a week) Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbotabad Pakistan by US Seal Team 6, and at dinner one night, I mentioned how I'd read several books on Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and had a 'somewhat informed' understanding of the geopolitics and cultural difficulties of the regions. Kamran did NOT want my understanding of his country's neighbors, and his religion (he is practicing Sunni) to be soiled by negativity, and wanted to expose me to more positive aspects. Who better to instill an advocating perspective, than the father of India's modern democracy, Mohandas K. Gandhi? I am glad I get to mentor such insightful and talented young people at work.