Travel special: On Mahatma Gandhi's world trail
It wasn't just India that benefitted and got motivated by the non-violent ideas of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. On the Mahatma's 145th birth anniversary, the guide crisscrosses across the globe in search of memorials raised in his memory
A red statue of Mahatma Gandhi working on a laptop by Indian artist Roy Debanjan displayed at the Art Dubai exhibition in the Gulf Emirate, 2008. Pic/AFP
A placard placed by supporters of Thailand’s ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi during a demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand in 2007
It was in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa, where Gandhi was thrown out of a train, one of the many incidences that helped build his thoughts against racial discrimination in the world. Called the Statue of Hope, this memorial stands in the same town where the incident occurred.
October 2 is also marked as International Day of Non-Violence in the Mahatma’s memory. A reflection of his statue seen in a puddle in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pics/AFP
Close-up of a snow-covered statue of Mahatma Gandhi reading a book seen in Geneva, Switzerland, in winter last year
Young adults dressed for the festival of Halloween pose in front of a statue of Gandhi in Washington DC, USA