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Biryani Diplomacy

2014 May 26

Time-pass silliness in the wake of all this talk of biryani diplomacy.

The talking heads are, in order of appearance: Narendra Modi (just sworn in as Indian PM); Manmohan Singh (accidental former PM); Raja Pervez Ashraf (former Pakistani Premier); Shashi Tharoor (author, UN career official, fmr. Congress Party Minister of State); the ever-dimpled Pappu, Rahul Gandhi (somewhat unintelligent last male scion of the Gandhi clan); Nawaz Sharif (once-again premier of Pakistan); Jayalalitha (famously authoritarian Tamil Nadu Chief Minister who pretty much owns the state now, having wiped out the opposition, and sells idlis at hugely subsidized rates and huge public costs); and the one-and-only larger-than-life Tamil film star demi-God Rajinikanth–without whom no story from these parts can ever be complete. 

I hope all the folks in Delhi are enjoying their no-biryani snapshot-of-India diplomatic dinner somewhere cool by now.

Modi Menu Culinary Diplomacy 2014

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  1. May 28, 2014

    Really informative stuff, not to mention loads of fun. Very creative — thanks so much.

    • May 30, 2014

      Thanks, John. Would that all bloggers out there were as kind and supportive as you!

  2. July 8, 2014

    Wow deepa, you transported me half way across the globe with your post. Such beautiful colourful photographs and a lovely description. The smell of jasmine reminds me of my childhood, my mother made me jasmine crowns to wear. That cocktail looks divine!

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