Uma has a beautiful post about a beautiful house in Bombay.
The two times I have been inside Mani Bhavan, I could barely hold back the tears. This is where the man learned to spin the charkha! How amazing - we think of Bapuji as some fully realized superhero (minus the spandex and the cape, of course), and yet, he too had to learn to spin the charkha. And it happened here.
(Some coincidence, this post by Uma. Just this morning, I read an astoundingly moronic quote in an article titled "India Rising" - the usual b.s. about India "going" designer - that said, and I kid you not, "Today, it's no longer Mahatma Gandhi but Coco Chanel that matters.")