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Rashomon Effect (9)

Recently Mahatma Gandhi’s personal items were sold at an auction and it was bought by the Indian businessman Vijaya Mallaya.

Culture Minister, Ambika Soni:

“We have been able to procure them through the services of Mallya who was in touch with us,” an elated Culture Minister Ambika Soni told media-persons in New Delhi [Images], hours after the items were auctioned for $ 1.8 million.

Vijaya Mallaya:

In a shocking statement, industrialist Vijay Mallya has said that the Indian government had nothing to do with his bidding for Mahatma Gandhi’s memorabilia in a New York auction. Mallya said this in an interview to a TV channel from France. “I bid independently… I wanted to get back the items to the country… I am not sure if anyone was aware that I was bidding,” chairman of the United Breweries Group said. “Nobody from the government advised me on the bid… Our national treasure was up for grabs, for me it was emotional,” he said.

(hat tip: rand0mwalker)

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4 Responses to Rashomon Effect (9)

  1. Ranjith March 6, 2009 at 12:44 pm #

    Isn’t this more a liar effect ?! Either Ambika Soni or Vijay Mallya, someone must be lying here, right ?!

  2. Kartikey March 6, 2009 at 1:02 pm #


  3. mastervk March 9, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    There is some problem with RSS feed. i can not subscribe to it.

  4. Vishal March 12, 2009 at 7:05 am #

    I wonder with whom these auctioned items are right now.

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