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This piece would perhaps have never seen the light of day had not my younger colleague Bidisha at office insisted that I write on Bapu, as Gandhi Jayanti was just days away. More than anyone else, or perhaps even as much as politicians, we journos are content with, nay even addicted to tokenisms. Many a time, sadly enough, we are quite addled about whether we mean what we write or write what we mean. That is why this piece is such a challenge to put together, because I have to strive and break free from the limiting ambit of hero-worship and hagiography to probe my deepest impressions of the man that is Gandhi – venerable patriarch, firebrand revolutionary, Machiavellian strategist, Read more