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What a way to remember the Mahatma

Mont Blanc has just launched the 'Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 241' series of luxury pens made of white gold and priced at Rs 11.39 lakhs each. 241 pens have been made to commemorate Gandhi's famous 241 mile long Salt Satyagraha March from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi in 1930. That march, which was covered by the New York Times daily, including in two front page articles, concluded when Gandhi picked up a lump of salty mud to produce salt illegally, and declared: “With this I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire”.

Almost 80 years later, the man who had virtually no material possessions is being remembered in a manner he could have never dreamt of. It probably won't be long before someone comes up with limited edition diamond studded Gandhi sandals, rimmed glasses, may be even 'dhotis'.

3 comments:

Solilo said...

As they say. 'It is all about money..honey'.

Happy Kitten said...

Would like to know the buyers! :)

Vinod_Sharma said...

I think members of Mahatma Gandhi's party, the new austere "free"dom fighters of India, should queue up for this modern symbol of Gandhism!

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