Social activist Ila Pathak passes away

Social activist Ila Pathak on Thursday passed away following a brief illness at a hospital, the city-based NGO umbrella group `Charkha` said.

Gandhi`s charkha sold for 110,000 pounds at UK auction

Mahatma Gandhi`s over eight-decade old `charkha`, one of his most prized possessions that he used in Yerwada Jail during the `Quit India Movement`, was on Tuesday auctioned in the UK for a whopping 110,000 pounds, nearly double the expected price.

Big B spins charkha at Bapu’s Sabarmati Ashram

To woo the global audience through his tourism campaign ‘Khusboo Gujarat Ki’, the states’ tourism brand ambassador and Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan tried his hands at the pre-independence symbol of the nationalist movement made famous by Mahatma Gandhi - the charkha. The sleepy Sabarmati Ashram, abode of Bapu, came alive as the superstar along with a large crew of filmmakers visited the Ashram.