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Old 6th March 2009, 11:14   #16
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It is indeed ironical, though many tend to disagree with it.

Gandhiji himself surely would not have liked it for 2 reasons:

1) Because he was opposed to liquor.
b) More importantly, because he firmly believed that only goal is not important, but means to reach to the goal are equally important.

I don't have anything against Mr. Mallya or his businesses, but I am sure, this fundamentally contradicts Gandhiji's principles.

Anyway, we are more concerned about his earthly goods than his thoughts.

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Bravo, VM!

Came in as an unconfirmed bidder and saved the day for the country. Way to go, King of Good Times!
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Hats off to VM for bringing it back!!!


BTW how did these items go to the US in the first case??
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It is indeed ironical, though many tend to disagree with it.

Gandhiji himself surely would not have liked it for 2 reasons:

1) Because he was opposed to liquor.
b) More importantly, because he firmly believed that only goal is not important, but means to reach to the goal are equally important.

I don't have anything against Mr. Mallya or his businesses, but I am sure, this fundamentally contradicts Gandhiji's principles.

Anyway, we are more concerned about his earthly goods than his thoughts.
Exactly my thoughts.

Of course I need to make clear that I have a very strong aversion towards alcohol and everything related to it.
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And did Gandhi like having his belongings stay in a beef eating, liquor drinking Brit's (I dunno if Otis is a brit or not, the expression is colloqial as in "angrez") house?

One should put their money where their mouth is. Don't take it personally RX; am not commenting on you. The ideals are all ok, but then adhereing to what you just propounded, nobody, including our own Govt would've qualified to bid. Because the ideals and principles of Gandhi have long been consigned to dustbin..

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It is indeed ironical, though many tend to disagree with it.

Gandhiji himself surely would not have liked it for 2 reasons:

1) Because he was opposed to liquor.
b) More importantly, because he firmly believed that only goal is not important, but means to reach to the goal are equally important.

I don't have anything against Mr. Mallya or his businesses, but I am sure, this fundamentally contradicts Gandhiji's principles.
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...and was someone alive at that time to confirm if gandhiji didn't drink? i mean everyone has a right to personal life.. why to co-relate patriotism with drinks? most private liquor vends or meat vending shop in delhi have idols/photos of God.. what does it mean now?
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. Because the ideals and principles of Gandhi have long been consigned to dustbin..

but we will pay 1.8 Million for his belongings.

If that is not an irony, what is?
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At least there is one person putting his money on the table when it counts!

Thank you, VM!
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Hats of to VJM . . . You really made us proud
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Benny, unfortunately that is the price one has to pay for not respecting our heritage. A person's worth is realised only after his/her expiry and then we start looking for some memorabilia to his/her's memory.

Now the moot question is how did it reach the foreign shores in the first place? We long for Koh-i-noor and claim that as of ours but sadly it adorns the crown of the Brit Queen. Now that was plundered or taken away or gifted is something we've to live with. The same is the fate of Takht-e-Tawus, the famed Peacock Throne taken away by Nadir Shah.

Now, how do you establish the ownership and will another soveriegn country honour those? No, hence we have to pay and get it back if at all such items are put to hammer.

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but we will pay 1.8 Million for his belongings.

If that is not an irony, what is?
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The best way we can thank Dr. Mallya, is to buy, then open a chilled bottle of KF and toast his health.

He is the one Indian who consistently puts India on the global map, be it Force India, his lifestyle or bringing back heritage items to the counntry. May his tribe increase.
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The best way we can thank Dr. Mallya, is to buy, then open a chilled bottle of KF and toast his health.

He is the one Indian who consistently puts India on the global map, be it Force India, his lifestyle or bringing back heritage items to the counntry. May his tribe increase.
Absolutely agree with you ...

He was also responsible for getting the Sword of Tipu Sultan back to India through a similar auction which if I remember correctly was held in UK
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Patriotism through symbolism??? We have missed the point somewhere..
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Sadest part is Gandhi's principles died with him,just look around and you will realise this.
VJM really made us proud on what he did,my personal opinion.
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It is indeed ironical, though many tend to disagree with it.

but I am sure, this fundamentally contradicts Gandhiji's principles.

Anyway, we are more concerned about his earthly goods than his thoughts.
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Well done Mr Mallya.. Indeed a great act ON TIME !!

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