For God’s sake, save our idols from New York parties

There are some deeply disturbing photographs on the Facebook page of Kapoor Galleries, New York City. They show people holding a drink or two in front of some bronze idols of Hindu gods and goddesses which should be in the sanctum sanctorum of temples in south India. Then there is this Buddha statue made to wear a Santa Claus cap. Not funny. In fact, it is quite painful for any devout or just anyone who loves and respects antiques.

For the uninitiated, Kapoor Galleries belong to Ramesh Kapoor, the brother of Subhash Kapoor, who is cooling his heels in Puzhal Central Prison. Subhash, who was arrested in Germany in 2011 and brought to India the same year, continues to make news as his associates land in police net now and then. Surprisingly, Ramesh seems to have a free run in New York, where his brother Subhash had a gallery called Art of the Past..........................Read more


Source: The Times of India

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