Ashwin Sanghi has made a name for himself in the Indian literary industry with some interesting novels whether its ‘The Rozabal Line’, ‘The Krishna Key’ or ‘Chanakya’s Chant’. He is known for mixing mythology, historical events with some amount of fiction and thus producing a brilliant read captivating audiences across the spectrum. With ‘Private India’, he combines with the internationally acclaimed author of the ‘Private’ series – James Patterson. Does it work? Let’s check it out.
Tag: Taj Hotel
When an Indian is reminded about the date – 26/11, all he can think of is terror, bomb blasts, attacks, death, blood, gore, disaster everything that could spoil the happiness of a human being. It is synonymous with one of the worst periods of our times when everyone across the nation especially Mumbai and the Taj had to go through hours of hell. On the other hand, the AMRI hospital tragedy today at Kolkata is another addition to the growing list of incidents which makes you think that human life in this country has no value at all.
But why am I linking the two incidents as different as chalk and cheese? An incident which was the result of a terrorist attack and another which was due to a fire can be related? Am I out of my mind? Is it my opinionated mind at work? Whatever you think, there is a small similarity but a small difference!!
As our lovely home minister, P.Chidambaram was busy boasting about how Mumbai has not been attacked by terrorists in the last 31 months since the 26/11 incident, terrorists were laughing at his statement. They must be discussing among themselves on how lucky they are that such politicians are ruling the roost in this country. They must be wondering at the idiocy of such horrible claims when all citizens themselves agree that terror attacks are prevented not because of good intelligence but terrorists themselves not planning any such acts.
Barack Hussain Obama is finally in India for the first time after taking oath in office. A lot has been said about him being the first black president and him ranting across the spectrum in USA about doing this and doing that. And how can we forget his anti – India outsourcing rhetoric since even before taking office. But who cares about all that? He has come to India for the first time and we being Indians “atithi devo bhava” (treat your guests like god) are according him more than god like status.
See these for some numbers (RUMOURED): –
Cost of the trip each day – US $200 million
Number of rooms booked – 870+ which includes Hyatt, Taj and Oberoi
Number of people travelling – More than 3000
How many days – 4 if we also include 9th which is the day he takes off!
Ok so Obama is coming to improve his economy, get more jobs, say that India and US are UNITED against terror and also sign trade deals and go to functions and dos having India inc. So? Why is it such a god damn big deal?
Is he going to make us anymore safer from Pakistan?
Is he going to give us the best jobs in the world and we wont be unemployed anymore?
Is he going to make our industry the best in the world?
I DONT THINK ANYTHING OF THAT SORT WILL HAPPEN! SO WHATS THE BIG DEAL THEN?
Its just the old god damn famous attitude of us Indians to please everything foreign. Have the best food menus, service, trip, security and whatever and then the person comes and gives a slap on our faces and we don’t even realize. How cool right? Providing all this to him and his fleet or shall I say city of men and women with complete discomfort in terms of cancellation / rescheduling of flights, security hassles and much more to all of us is at best PLAIN OUTRAGEOUS!
What this trip offers Obama is nothing more than spending some time roaming around Delhi and Mumbai doing nothing and signing so called deals. HAHAHA! But at US $200 million a day, it doesn’t sound too cheap, does it? But then I guess that’s the cost of fooling the Americans on the war in Afghanistan too. So he seems more than happy with it.
I would like to end by quoting some lines from G Khamba’s latest blog post on Obama: –
First things first – it’s lovely to be in Mumbai. It reminds me of New Orleans post Katrina.
Air Force One was taxiing around the airport so long I thought some Sikh gentleman replaced my pilot.
Air Force Two is basically just full of computers that needed to get fixed at Nehru Place in Delhi. Part of my austerity drive.
Saw Mukesh Ambani’s Antilla while we were landing. Now THAT’s a building I wouldn’t mind a plane crashing into. #uglyasfuck
Michelle is now the tallest man in India.
Indians everywhere are calling Michelle Kali. I knew she was strong, but didn’t realise Indians thought of her as a goddess. Win 🙂
Who are these Jaypee Builders and why does my Blackberry have 300 sms’s offering to sell me an apartment?
Just got off the phone with a young lady from some HDFC. Have secured major loans to sail over the recession. The trip is already win.
Spent a lot of time researching about India on Rediff comments, and am disappointed no one has offered me cow urine so far.
For more log on to: – http://www.gkhamba.com/2010/11/things-obama-will-never-say-in-india.html
AS WE SEE FROM GKHAMBA’S POST, MR OBAMA’S VISIT HAS GIVEN SOME INTERESTING, LOVELY AND OUTRAGEOUSLY FUNNY CANNON FODDER FOR US NETIZENS!!! 😛 AND IT ALSO GIVES AN OPPORTUNITY TO CRITICISE THE NEWS CHANNELS CONSTANT REPORTING OF WHERE HE SLEEPS AND WHEN HE TIED HIS SEAT BELT ON THE AIRFORCE JET!