Gandhi’s genuine achievement as a political leader in India was to create a new form of protest, a mass public assertion which could, in the right circumstances, change history. He figured, from what he knew of British democracy, that the House of Commons would only be willing to suppress uprisings to a limited degree before conceding.If he had faced a different opponent, he would have had a different fate.
Gandhi was adamant that “respectable Indians” should not be obliged to use the same facilities as “raw Kaffirs”.He petitioned the authorities in the port city of Durban, where he practised law, to end the indignity of making Indians use the same entrance to the post office as blacks, and counted it a victory when three doors were introduced: one for Europeans, one for Asiatics and one for Natives.The origin of this rumour was a mischievous book review two years ago written by the historian Andrew Roberts, which speculated about the relationship between the men.On the basis of the written evidence, it seems unlikely that their friendship in the years leading up to the First World War was physical.Younger students are no different than their older peers when it comes to sexting, a new study reports.
More high school students are sending and receiving sexually explicit text messages or photos, and that makes them more likely to engage in other types of sexual activity as well.
Indeed, he spoke about it at length during his sermons, once linking a “nocturnal emission” of his own to the problems in Indian society.
According to Jawaharlal Nehru, independent India’s first prime minister, Mahatma Gandhi’s pronouncements on sex were “abnormal and unnatural” and “can only lead to frustration, inhibition, neurosis, and all manner of physical and nervous ills…
" to whether or not they participated in a variety of sexual activities from kissing to intercourse and whether they had casual or serious romantic partners.
The results revealed that 22% of the students sexted, with 17% sending text messages only and 5% sending both texts and explicit photos.
Like other epic figures from the not too distant past, such as Leo Tolstoy and Queen Victoria, he is increasingly perceived in ways that would have surprised his contemporaries.