The Wheel
By on August 18th, 2012

Year: Unknown
Photograph by: Margaret Bourke-White

Year: Unknown
Photograph by: Margaret Bourke-White

The great father of the Indian Freedom Struggle and a powerful advocate of the non-violent mode of struggle, Mahatma Gandhi sits alone with a ‘charkha’ in the foreground. The spinning wheel became a symbol of self-sufficiency, signifying dependence on indigenous products instead of those imported by the British.

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Is a science geek, currently pursuing some sort of a degree (called a PhD) in Physics at TIFR, Mumbai. An enthusiastic but useless amateur photographer, his most favourite activity is simply lazing around. He is interested in all things interesting and scientific.

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