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August 22nd, 2016

India’s VIP culture on show. Again.

I don’t need to say anything, do I?

The picture says it all.

December 9th, 2014

Now who would YOU put on a par with HH the Dalai Lama?

If you live in India, the answer is oh-so-easy.

One Robert Vadra, of course.

His Holiness and the unelected son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi, the leader of a political party here, are the only 2 people in a separate category as far as airport security is concerned.

Since being frisked is clearly not to be undergone by those who hold high constitutional office (hey, I didn’t make the daft rules up) such bigwigs are exempted. As are His Holiness and Robert Vadra, the unelected husband of the unelected daughter of a former PM.

Figures, right?

Anyway, young Robert is beginning to […]

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June 19th, 2014

44/44/44. (Age/cake size/parliamentary party size)

I can’t tell you how chuffed I was when I read this cracker of an article this morning. No sooner had the Modi government swept to power a couple of weeks ago, decimating the Congress Party, than I noticed an immediate – as in ek dum phataphat inmmediate – end to the sycophantic ads that have been such an integral part of this blog over the years.

Morally I am, of course, delighted, but as a blogger…well, those cringe-making outpourings were a blogging staple.

 

Which is why I fell rapturously upon the news that Rahul baba’s 44th birthday today […]

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June 25th, 2013

Yes, yes, we should be told !! Yes, I definitely need to know when Rahul-ji spits…

The article below is hilarious. Unintentionally so, I am sure, but hilarious all the same.

Let me first give you a little bit of background info, though I am sure you don’t really need it, since you are all

(a) well informed people, so you will know about the disastrous floods in the northern state of Uttarakhand

and

(b) regular readers of this blog (thank you, thank you) so you will already know of India’s perplexing obsession with the Gandhi family. Gandhi as in politics and nothing whatsoever to do with Mahatama Gandhi, of course.

Anyway, this is the story […]

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