Friday, March 6, 2009

King of all hearts - Vijay Mallya buys back Gandhi belongings

The King of good times turned out be the king of 1.3 billion Indian hearts after he successfully bid for Mahatma Gandhi's iconic belongings for a whopping 1.8 million dollars. Vijay Mallya saved the day today but I don't really think donating them back to the Indian government will be of much use.

It would have been much better had a private bidder payed a huge sum of money for those five personal belongings of Mahatma Gandhi since I don't have much faith in the capability of the government in preserving the items. Looking at the current state of affairs of our monuments and museums the iconic items I believe might get into the not so safe hands of the Indian government. I only hope they are preserved with much care as they were before. But Kudos to Mr Vijay Mallya.