Despite Pleas From His Homeland, Gandhi Gear Goes to Auction
Negotiations between Indian officials and Antiquorum have broken down, and the auctioneers refuse to recognize a stay issued by an Indian court. Today the Times reports that the owner of the effects, James Otis, offered to turn the items over to India if it would agree to "sharply increase" spending on the nation's poor, or sponsor a "traveling exhibition" of the effects. Both courses India rejected. So India's only hope is to win them at the 2 p.m. auction, or for Ganesha or one of those guys to bust through the wall like Kool-Aid Man and dish out some karma. Photo via Antiquorum.