Liquor Baron Buys Gandhi Memorablia: Irony Meters Go Crazy
Two quotations. One from a news report:
Items that belonged to revered Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi were sold at auction for $1.8 million on Thursday to an Indian tycoon who plans to donate them to his country.
The items were sold by Antiquorum Auctioneers to Vijay Mallya, chairman of UB Group, said Tony Bedi, who bid for Mallya.
Mallya, who as head of UB Group runs Kingfisher Airlines and United Breweries that owns Kingfisher beer, will donate them to India for public display, Bedi said. [Reuters]
And the second, from Mahatma Gandhi himself:
Alcohol makes a man forget himself and while its effects last, he becomes utterly incapable of doing anything useful. Those who take a drinking, ruin themselves and ruin their people. They lose all sense of decency and propriety. [Key to Health, Mahatma Gandhi]
Now, the only question is: Was Vijay Mallya drunk when he bid on these items?
If the answer is yes, that will really break all the irony meters.