So I'm pretty sure the human evolutionary process has stalled (or maybe regressed): The Indian government just shelled out $1.28 million to buy over 1,000 letters and documents that might reveal Gandhi was ... wait for it ... gay. That's right, we apparently are living in a time when a major governing body deemed the million-dollar cover-up of a long-dead icon's possible homosexuality a necessary and justifiable expense.
Of course, the Indian government won't come out (ha!) and say that's why they bought the archive of correspondence between Gandhi and architect Hermann Kallenbach. According to a senior official at the Ministry of Culture in New Delhi, "These (papers) are of huge importance to India to carry out research on the Gandhian view on various things, that is why we decided to purchase them."
Okay, fair enough. Until ...