The Indian Express
At a time when physical distancing norms and wearing masks have become the order of the day, a man’s unusual face cover during the pandemic has raised many eyebrows. Reason? Well, he decided to make a metallic mask made of pure gold! Shankar Kurade, a resident of Pimpri-Chinchwad in Pune, minted the extravagant mask spending nearly Rs 3 lakhs and started a huge buzz online.
Etched with special patterns and design on the ornamental ‘protective gear’, it was secured by white elastic bands. The man said that the metallic mask was light-weight and weighed 50 grams with few minute holes, ensuring that there is no difficulty in breathing. However, when asked about its efficacy, he said he wasn’t quite sure. “I am not sure whether this mask will be effective,” Kurade was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. More