Monday, April 14, 2008

Sabarmati Ashram - December 2006

I am a history freak... I love relics, forts, meuseums, and anything remotely old/antique :D

The visit to the Sabarmati Ashram was a treat of its kind... although most of Gandhi ji's belongings including his ashes have been moved to the Shri Gandhi Ashram at Delhi and to the Ashram at Porbandhar, just walking on the same grounds where the great man once walked, sitting by the ghats of Sabarmati... was an experience I cannot explain....

Inspite of all the arguements that go through your mind regarding Gandhi's philosophies, his weakness when it came to Nehru, his contribution to the partition... you just cannot ignore this man's struggle, his single minded determination, .... a common man with uncommon grit under adverse conditions... Bande me tha Dum!!!

My friend who clicked these shots at the Sabarmati Ashram Meuseum was thoroughly bored and was chewing my brain till I promised him that if he took some cool shots, we would make a documentary on Gandhi ...believe me people, it's not easy clicking snaps from framed photographs... you have to get the right angle, avoid the lens flash, check the lighting... I am publishing some of my favorite snaps from this album ... Great effort bits... hope we can work on that documentary soon :)

Sabarmati - 1925

Led by a young Follower

Swadeshi Movement

Cold War

Brothers separated at Birth? - With Frontier Gandhi

The crowd puller

The endless walk!!! (Dandi March)


Everybody Calls me boring said...

You are right in saying that its very tricky to click photos of photos.. We tried the same in Cellular Jail, but in vain.. :-(

Cool pics :-)

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Hemali said...

hi , these are great shots!!!!!.. but from where did u collected these rare historic shots?? could u please let me know the source of these images or if u have more of these. since we need particularly images of dandi march as part of our ongoing architectural project at dandi.your help would be greatful to us. thanks

kindly reply back or mail me @

Tracer Bullet said...

these were clicked at the sabarmati ashram, ahmedabad

komal said...

very very cool and realistic pics..... they were of great help to me......thanxxx:):)