There is a saying in Hindi which literally means that Wealth (Goddess Lakshmi) and Knowledge (Goddess Saraswati) do not reside in the same abode at the same time. However there are some exceptions to even ancient Hindu beliefs, like the 95-year-old Husain. The man is dripping talent and a happy millionaire all at the same time.
Why I copied his Saraswati only Goddess Lakshmi will understand and empathize. That whopping price tag, in case you were left wondering!As a kid, I was always taught by my righteous parents not to cheat or copy. They still believe hard work goes a long way. I too completely agree to that thought, but only as a thought. Else how would you explain my passing the Accounts exam during my MBA days! Accounts was beyond my reach, and cheating within the realm of my conscience.
Today, I want to say a little prayer to Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and art, and ask for Her divine forgiveness for all the times I have cheated and copied blatantly from the boy or girl sitting next to me during examinations. And to MF Husain for copying his painting on to cheap art paper and acrylic paint, and hanging it on my wall.