By Katie Feehan For Mailonline. The prime suspect in the Madeleine McCann investigation allegedly boasted to a friend about breaking into a room full of sleeping British girls and performing a sex act. Christian Brueckner reportedly told a close friend he stripped down naked before breaking into the holiday home in Portugal. The convicted sex offender only fled when one of the teens woke up terrified and began to alert her friends, it's claimed.
Arun Gandhi: ‘My grandfather saw my anger as fuel for change’
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In August , just before India's 65th Independence Day, Outlook India , one of the country's most widely circulated print magazines, published the results of a blockbuster poll it had conducted with its readership. Who, after "the Mahatma," was the greatest Indian to have walked the country's soil? The Mahatma at the center of this smarmy question was, of course, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. There's nothing surprising about the fact that Outlook passed this assumption off as truth.
At a talk last week at the London School of Economics, he was passionate and amusing, and it was uplifting to hear his respect and affection for one of the great moral figures of the last century. For several decades after his death, this episode was not widely known. The facts are that after his wife, Kasturba, died in , Gandhi began the habit of sharing his bed with naked young women: his personal doctor, Sushila Nayar, and his grandnieces Abha and Manu, who were then in their late teens and about 60 years younger than him. Nor, in any obvious way and so far as anyone can tell, did he begin one now. His conscious purpose in inviting naked women to share his bed was, paradoxically, to avoid having sex with them. Such a person, Gandhi wrote, would be incapable of lying or harming anyone. Why was this so important to Gandhi at that time? Because he believed — fantastically, egotistically — that the Hindu-Muslim violence then sweeping India had some connection to his own failings. As to any unconscious motivation for bed-sharing, who knows?
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