Mahatma Gandhi was the most discussed personality in the last few days.

If CPI leader K. Narayana relishing chicken curry on the Gandhi Jayanti day became a much talked about issue thanks to alert media cameras, the leader went on record expressing his regret and taking a vow for abstaining from the non-vegetarian food for full one year as an act of remorse.

But what actually resulted in a debate was the regret expressed by a Nobel Committee member that a lapse had been committed in not awarding Nobel Peace Prize to Mahatma. “Gandhi is too great a personality and pioneer of non-violence movement. His stature itself across the world is much bigger than any award, however prestigious it may be” opined quite a few citizens. True, in our own country, ‘Father of Nation’ is much superior to ‘Bharat Ratna’, concurred another.

M.L. MELLY MAITREYI