Cheap tabloid Mid-Day writes on MK Gandhi’s birth anniversary that Hitler’s autobiography sells more than Gandhi’s. Well, that’s okay… then they write the most stupid sentence you’ll read in October 2010:
“Experts at a loss to explain why Mein Kampf is outselling My Experiments With Truth by such a huge margin.”
Dear Mid-Day, why do you make me say nasty things about Gandhi on the poor chap’s birthday? Not that he would’ve popped a bottle of bubbly if he were alive today. It is a known fact that Gandhi and Hitler both were teetotaling vegetarians. It is also known that the two lads were slightly different in their outlook. Another thing that is known (but never said) is that MK Gandhi wrote the most boring book ever – his autobiography “My Experiments With Truth” is what I was made to study in school and I have to say it is the least interesting book I have ever read. I have read “Mein Kampf” by choice; it wasn’t the most exciting experience either, but it sure was a billion times more interesting than Gandhi’s borefest.
Precious little tabloid, if anyone working for you had half a brain, they wouldn’t be quoting baffled “experts”. Talk to any school-going child and s/he will tell you that MK Gandhi’s autobiography, in any language, is enough to put children off reading for good.
STUPIDITY SCORE: Mid-Day – 2 | Mumbai Mirror – 1