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Prop up the sales

The organisers should sell the CWG knick knacks at a bargain instead of letting them rot.

india Updated: Mar 16, 2011 21:40 IST

If there is one maxim that we can always count on, it is that there is no accounting for taste.

So we see celebrity homes furnished with the most outré pieces which then become the benchmark of haute living for those who don't know better.

Some of us have spent many an evening sitting on swings converted into sofas at eye level with nightmare-inducing objets d'art which were never meant to grace any civilised living room.

So we are a little puzzled at the lack of imagination shown by the Commonwealth Games organisers in making a quick buck or two from sacking the remains of the day which are now deteriorating by the day.

Take the case of the Rs 35 crore aerostat.

It is now going for Rs 8 crore and we are sure this can be beaten down further.

A smart salesman could have easily sold it to a family looking to be one up on the Tanwars or the Lals during the marriage of their offspring.

We can just picture it.

The bridegroom entering the venue under the laser lights of the aerostat, come on, that would be a hard act to follow.

Recently, our eagle eyes spotted several props lying around from the Games.

If we were not so tied up writing editorials, we would have bought the whole caboodle at basement bargain prices and sold them as trendy household accessories.

Next time you have a bring-your-own-biryani bash, the enormous dholak in the middle of your living room will surely become a talking point and catapult you into the host with the most category.

The large inflatable Rajasthani puppets could keep you company when you are not too sociable and also scare away potential thieves who might mistake them for your great aunt or uncle twice removed.

What are the organisers waiting for?

There is still some loot to be squeezed out of the Games, something to which we expected a Pavlovian response.

Meanwhile would anyone like a volume of bound editorials, it is going cheap this season.