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March 6, 2009 / lazybug

Kahaani Indian politics ki

The scene: Mallya does not want the IPL to be rescheduled or postponed. He cites the fans’ sentiments as a reason.

The government does not give a damn. Makes changes to the schedule.

Mallya is pissed.


The government is trying to protect the culture and heritage of the country by making sure that the Mahatam’s belongings do not end up in a foreign land (even though the Mahatama himself gave them away). But the public sentiment has already been pumped to great heights. Arnab-the greatest news reader ever-Goswami nods his head in deep introspection as he says “yes yes it’s a very serious issue”. That’s how bad it is. A full scale campaign is launched to ‘save’ our heritage.

The auction begins. Mallya lands at the scene and buys the stuff. Our culture is back in safe, albeit a bit drunk, hands.

The next day: Government pats itself. Says it bought the valuable belongings through Mallya. Ambika Soni goes gaga over the efforts of the government.

Mallya shows them the proverbial middle finger and says: “Nobody from the government advised me on the bid… Our national treasure was up for grabs, for me it was emotional,”

The Times of India calls it a ‘shocking’ statement. Says Mallya shamed the government.

Mallya smiles. Revenge was his.

The entertainment was ours.



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  1. Chittaranjan / Mar 6 2009 8:01 pm

    One of the comments on ToI was apt: What use are the Mahatma’s belongings if one doesn’t possess his ideals, thoughts and beliefs. Poignant.

    And the ppl. who are crying hoarse that the belongings are in the hands of a ‘Liquor Baron’ ought to be reminded that it is just another profession/business. He doesn’t force his liquor down the throat of people….they buy it themselves 👿

    All the political angle is just a hogwash…

  2. Rashid Faridi / Mar 8 2009 1:08 pm

    very true.
    good analysis, Akhil.

  3. Wheeee! / Mar 13 2009 9:05 am

    True and nice post Akhil….


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