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A hoary pan-religious sentiment reverently praising the need for the right work ethic...
...Co-opted by the Mahatma in his "Movement Swadeshi"
...Now mostly spotted as crooked posters on dusty walls in the hallowed halls of Indian bureaucracy & babudom...
...The very definition of tragic irony...

Usage

Mr Desi: What bleddy nonsense? you want me to give you 500 rupees for a 100 rupee stamp paper signature?
Clerk (Grade III): Heh heh, give whatever pleases you saar, but I cannot move the file without giving something to the Grade IV clerk..
Mr Desi (Muttering): Bleddy fellows, If Work is Worship, the Indian gorement must be the biggest atheist in the world
Added 2013-03-12 by Side Character