Finally the battle is won and lost. I am ineffably happy that the same Indian, who had brought back the SWORD OF TIPU has succeeded in the AUCTION at the ANTIQUORAM in NEW YORK CITY to reclaim and RECOVER the legacy of one of the GREATEST MEN IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND.
This blogger was anguished at the coldness exhibited by the very people, who owed their very existence in the political panorama of India, in reclaiming the Timepiece, bowl, specs, sandals and the thali that the Mahatma had used once. But it is not their fault- it is the system. The system tells us to debunk the value of the items put up for sale so that it could be bargained for at a cheaper rate on a future date. But VIJAY MALLYA, like the true blue KINGFISHER had waited for the appropriate moment to strike, AND HE STRUCK! WHAT A BLOW THAT WAS, MY COUNTRYMEN!!!
‘Generations to come, it may be, will scarcely believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth’- Albert Einstein (1944)
(this statement was made w r t Mahatma Gandhi by the second greatest scientific mind of the 20th century- the first being MAX PLANCK- the German first and the Jew next!!)
The SCARCE BELIEF, that the generations to follow might suffer from, cannot be allayed except thru education, but it is through these symbols of personal effects that we give concrete shape to the History of this nation.
That Gandhi lived and saw the world through those SPECS, drank the goat’s milk from that BOWL, had his meals out of that THALI, woke up to the alarm of that TIMEPIECE and strode on those SANDALS, shall stand in History. These are hard REALITIES and stand as ROCK EDICTS for generations to feel the presence of THE MAN, who like Colossus strode the sub-continent and pygmied the sustainability of the Global Imperialism through NON VIOLENCE .
This blogger’s anguish was poured out in an earlier blog, that had found a reference in the E-Version of MIDDAY. The link is given below for reference:
HISTORY IS BUILT FOR NATIONS AND PEOPLES, BY ITS OWN PEOPLE. IT IS A CONTINUAL PROCESS and Shri. Vijay Mallya has truly paid off his debts as a FREE INDIAN to the Nation by SUCCESSFULLY BIDDING. There have been many who, before the Auction, went to town talking of bidding and gathered to themselves MEDIA ATTENTION, and all those big-talk, by hindsight, seems as fulminations from the publicity seeking windbags! But the man, MALLYA has lived upto his PEDIGREE after his obtaining the TIPU’s SWORD earlier. It was sad that there was no NATIONAL participation in TIPU’S SWORD, but now the SALAR JUNG of THE 21st CENTURY has earned the ADMIRATION and REGARDS of millions of Indians.
It has been reported that the Justice Dept. of the US had issued notice to the Auctioneers not to part with the items. The least that the PEOPLE of India can do, is to convince the Government that it should not put any blocks in the way of the KINGFISHER, from recovering those items for India. MOVID is of the view that the US system itself would accord that in Time, but no delay is to be caused by our oblique JINGOISM.
AS AN INDIVIDUAL, I HAVE RESOLVED TO PRAY GOD, THAT HE SHOULD GRANT ME THE RICHES TO FLY KINGFISHER ALWAYS, AS A HOMAGE TO MALLYA’S STUNNING RECLAMATION OF INDIA’S HERITAGE!