Now what’s all this about India’s gold-filled milk?

Now what’s all this about India’s gold-filled milk?

There are times when I feel as though I’m living in a permanent state of April Fool’s Day.

Is it just me, or do politicians the world over talk utter tripe a lot of the time?


British politics.

Indian politics.

You name it, every day there’s some seriously stupid/shocking/whacky/absurd/idiotic statement from politicians the world over.

Today’s gem from Britain, from Jacob Rees-Mogg about the victims of the Grenfell fire, is so distasteful that I can’t even joke about it.

So let me turn instead to the utterances of one Mr. Dilip Ghosh, the president of the BJP in Bengal. The BJP is the party in power here in India, by the way. So Mr. Ghosh is not some nonentity. He is a national leader.

I shall let the great man speak in his own words.

A feature of the Indian cow is that its milk contains gold. That’s the reason the colour of the milk is yellowish.”

How utterly fantastic is this?

 “The Indian cows have humps, which the foreign cows don’t have. The foreign cow has a straight back, like a buffalo. The hump has an artery, called ‘swarnanari’ (gold artery). When sunlight falls on it, gold is made.”

“So the texture turns yellow or golden. This milk has preventive properties. A person can live on this kind of milk only. You don’t have to eat anything else. It is a complete food.” 

I mean, this news is simply brilliant, and certainly changes my whole perception about cows in one go.

From now on, every day when I’m out running & I pass stray cows in my “posh” south Delhi street, happily chomping on plastic bags (yup, that’s the sad truth), I will actually be passing plastic-bag-chomping-gold-producers.

Too, too fab.

You’re very welcome 🙂


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