King of good times

After three decades of waiting, the King of good times, Vijay Mallya experiences one of his dreams come true in New Delhi today as India hosts its inaugural Grand Prix. Mallya and his Force India team are confident of putting in a strong performance in front of their home crowd, so he has every reason to be excited…

And here goes the racing track…

Mallya is known for his lavish parties, villas, automobiles, Force India, Royal Challengers Bangalore and his yacht, the Indian Empress (and of course for all those good looking things on both his sides). The owner of the Formula 1 team “Force India”, got his first Ferrari at the age of four from his father. Of course, it was a child’s version. For all the partying image, Mallya goes on the Sabarimala pilgrimage every year and on the last stretch walks barefoot like an ordinary devotee. The “King of Good Times” makes sure that every aircraft he buys, first goes to Tirupati and circumambulates the shrine of Lord Venkateshwara before being pressed into service. Mallya loves jewellery. He sports a huge, diamond studded ‘VJM,’ bracelet on his right hand, a huge diamond, ruby and emerald pendant of Lord Venkateshwara. On his ears are eye-popping solitaires that belonged to his grandmother. He owns a stud farm near Bangalore. Mallya speaks fluent Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Gujarati and of course English. He’s also learnt French. For any important event, personal or professional, he makes it a point to go by auspicious time. He loves listening to English retro music of the sixties and seventies. He loves his Bentley and loves to wear designer clothes. His preferred names include Armani, Valentino, Manoviraj Khosla and Roberto Cavalli. His favourite colour is red. Wherever he is, home, office, car… will see specs of red either in his apparel or in the ambience.

I didn’t know so much about him before :)..

India for obvious reasons is facing some teething troubles. The first one to greet the speed racers was this one…

And Dr. Mallya rightly says that even though poverty etc is a reality here but India deserves F1.

Till the time we decide to take notice of the subjects of bad times…

Cheers!

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