Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi has been referred to as Bapu, Mahatma, Gandhiji, Father of the Nation. Add Gandhix to this list. Come October, Jean-Yves Ferri, who has been assigned the task of sustaining the Asterix comics series (after the death of Albert Uderzo; René Goscinny had died earlier), centred around a Gaul village’s resistance to the Roman Empire, has promised to introduce a new character inspired by Gandhi. Above is our staffer’s impression of Julius Caesar’s reaction to the news
The age-old Jain practice of Santhara has been held illegal by a court, raising old questions anew. Does the state own every life under it, or does our right to life also include the right to stop living?