Wednesday, September 30, 2009

For a second there I thought you said '14 lakhs'

From The Hindu:
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s iconic Dandi March in 1930 to protest against the British salt tax has inspired pen-makers Mont Blanc to come out with a limited-series pen on the Father of the Nation.

The high-end pen is priced around Rs.14 lakh, according to a watch retailer.

The pen comes with a gold wire entwined by hand around the middle, which "evokes the roughly wound yarn on the spindle with which Gandhi spun everyday."
You can't make stuff up like this even if you tried: using somebody whose life was the epitome of simplicity to sell a fricking designer pen that costs Rs. 14 lakh.

There's a bright side to this, though: all we have to do is hook up some magnets and coils of copper wire to Gandhi's mortal remains in Raj Ghat, and voila, an instant solution to our perennial power shortages.