Google pays homage to Gandhi


Google honored Mahatma Gandhi on Friday, marking what would be his 140th birthday by replacing the ‘G’ in its famous colored-letter logo with an image of the social activist.

Gandhi’s birthday, October 2, is marked as a national holiday in India. His peaceful tactics, which included fasting and boycotts eventually enabled the country to gain independence from British rule in 1947. His actions also sparked global civil rights movements and freedom changes.

Google recently paid homage to H. G. Wells following a series of cryptic tweets and UFO symbols. The world’s largest internet search company also commemorated Confucius’ birthday and changed the logo again for their 11th anniversary.