Many physicists today postulate the existence of multiple universes, even when sober. We used to live in a world of infinite possibilities. Now we live in an infinite number of worlds. India shines. Democracy thrives. The economy booms. A hundred flyovers bloom. This is not that India. If you see your picture here one day, don’t worry. That’s not you.
The Gandhi cap was originally popularized by the original Gandhi, Mahatma. He acquired the habit in South African prison, where all non-white prisoners were expected to wear one, in order to prevent them from being mixed up with white prisoners. From this, we can deduce that South Africans have very poor eyesight.
Subsequently, many famous people have worn Gandhi caps, including Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Morarji Desai, and Rajesh Khanna in the movie ‘Bawarchi’. To further add to the confusion, there have also been non-white versions of the Gandhi cap. Subhas Chandra Bose wore a khaki one, to indicate that he was military, while the RSS wears black ones, to indicate evil.
In post-Independence India, this cap was often worn by members of the ruling Indian National Congress, until they stopped doing so to avoid recognition by members of the public. As a result, it had lately fallen into disuse, except in rural Maharashtra, where it is traditionally used to collect funds for Sharad Pawar. Sometimes he returns the caps.
In recent months, several prime ministerial aspirants have started wearing Gandhi caps. In case you wish to become PM, you too should wear one. Please note that due to roughness of the khadi material, some users have reported symptoms such as itchiness of scalp and minor head-swelling (see visual). However, to avoid being beaten up, we would advise that you write something on it.