the most beautiful army tank…

I saw this one on one of the coastal walks in the southern tips of the UK last year… a very beautiful army tank…

yuddha tank!

…so beautifully rusted and deteriorated – totally out of commision! 😀

“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”

~ Eleanor Roosevelt
(1884-1962, American First Lady, Columnist, Lecturer, Humanitarian)

A few months ago, tagging along with a friend on a social visit, I happened to visit a 90+ old man. Unfortunately I don’t remember his name – he stays in Vyalikaval, pretty close to where I live. He turned out to be a close associate of Vinoba Bhave (in fact my history is pretty poor, I heard the name of Vinoba Bhave only recently after reading one of the entries in in Nipun’s blog and later felt he’s probably the kind of guy everybody in the country knows about except some characters like me! ). Anyway this gentleman was hard of hearing and so didn’t get much of a conversation going. Hmm now that I mention it, I feel I should visit him once more sometime. Anyway the main point is that I remember some words very well that he’d said with a broad smile as we were leaving… “ಜೈ ಜಗತ್! ಬರಿ ಜೈ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ, ಜೈ ಭಾರತ ಯಾಕೆ… ಜೈ ಜಗತ್ ಅಂತ ಹೇಳೋಣ!!!” (victory to the whole world! why say just Jai (victory) Karnataka or Jai Bharat, let’s wish for victory to the whole world!!)

4 Responses to “the most beautiful army tank…”

  1. msanjay Says:

    In college days I’d noted down an idea somewhere.


    Then it was just a belief but over the years with various experiences its become a conviction.

    Why should the enemy not be destroyed? There is a quote that explains it: “We have met the enemy and he is us”

    I had written a story to depict this, published in Sulekha in Feb 2005: Driving on the Road Not Taken

    Now when I look back at this story, I feel that it is really non-violence redefined – it emphasises the fact that non-violence is not a passive, submissive attitude like what a lot of people have come to assume about it!

  2. bellur ramakrishna Says:

    jai jagat is a very noble thought.
    and i am wondering how that yuddha tank reached that place! or how it must have been in its youth?! and thookakke haakidre, how will the poor fellow weigh it? and yeshtu dhuddu barattho? 😉

  3. msanjay Says:

    Tanks are amazingly rugged – can go on very rugged terrain, Id gone to an exhibhition on tanks once. Anyway this area was an ex-army area. Even now, some parts of it were marked as firing ranges.

    dhuddu baralla yello thukhiDidoogide :mrgreen:

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