Man With The Golden Mask

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

7 Comments on Man With The Golden Mask

  1. “…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…”

    Most truthful man. Another reason why I say mandatory masks are useless.

    Also, that is one of the most redundant writings I’ve seen in a while.

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  2. I think that is the best F U I have yet seen with all of this mask wearing BS! I love the fact that some commentators in that article are losing their minds over his flaunting of wealth.

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  3. From above…

    “The man said that the metallic mask was light-weight and weighed 50 grams with few minute holes,…”

    From the article…

    “I saw a video on social media of a man in Kolhapur wearing a silver mask and then an idea struck me to have a mask of gold. I talked to a goldsmith and he gave me this five and a half pound gold mask in a week…”

    Which is it, 50 Grams or five and a half pounds?
    31.1035 Gms. in one troy ounce
    Current market $1,772.00 an oz
    14.5833 troy ounces in a pound
    24Kt.?

    So it’s either $2,850.00 or $142,114.40

    Big difference…

    Better have armed security surrounding him if he wears it in public. One of the untouchables might take a hankering to it.

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  4. India’s answer to Mister T!

    Doesn’t matter that it doesn’t work any better than the N-95 – since it’s all bullshit, anyway – but it sure looks cool.

    izlamo delenda est …

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