“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Well, the government didnt do anything and Mallya showed us what he was capable of doing, and now that has solved the problem of who would end up owning Gandhiji's long lost articles!!!
Now Mallya owns a part of the Mahatma; or rather thats what he wanted to do. As he doesnt have a chance to do the former, he settled to buy/ grab what he could afford to at a given moment. He has declared he wants to donate it to the Indian Government and is right now looking very smug in between all the hype and hoopla.
Maybe he wants to stick Red Kingfisher tags onto the specs.
Maybe insert special soft red colour leather wrap for it in the specs-case.
Or maybe the government offered him a special advertising space for UB group in and around the museum where the items would be kept for display in the future.
Anyway, the good news is that Gandhijis memorabilia has been bought with liquor-money, the one thing he was always opposed to second only to his abbhorance for Violence, and the government is patting itself for the 'efforts' put in.
Oh!! How far Gandhijis 'Bharat' has moved away from his ideals and dreams!!