Nina Martyris is a freelance journalist. Her writing has appeared in several publications, including the Times of India, and on the online sites of The New Yorker, the Guardian, NPR, and Harper’s Magazine.
The watch never left his side. It was the first thing Gandhi reached for when he rose each morning at 4 a.m., and the last thing he checked before going to bed, often past midnight. He consulted it frequently through the day so as never to be late for an appointment. And, at that final moment, when three bullets from an assassin’s Beretta knocked him over, his 78-year-old body slumped to the ground, and the watch also stopped. More