The special dinner menu — a lavish mélange of Indian and American favorites as well as several excellent wines — was rife with typos.
For their third course, the 320 guests who attended the event were offered a dish that, according to the menu, included potato dumplings with tomato chutney and "chick peas," which should in fact have been "chickpeas." That course, the menu noted, was paired with an excellent red wine, a "2007 Granache" from Beckmen Vineyards. One of the most widely planted varieties of red grape in the world, the correct spelling for the popular varietal is actually "Grenache," with only one "a," not two.
I have no idea how such a travesty slipped past the White House — perhaps Sasha and Malia were allowed to type up the menus, for extra credit at school? — but I do know that one of you patriots needs to download this 2,074-page health care bill and proofread it immediately.
Because if there's one thing Americans won't tolerate, it's an assault on the English language.
Tags: Barack Obama, Grammar, India, Michelle Obama, White House
As you've no doubt heard, friend of The Colbert Report Shashi Tharoor won his bid to represent the Trivandrum constituency in India's parliament. As if that's any kind of surprise. I mean, who else was going to win? P. Ramachandran Nair of the Communist Party of India? As if! He or she makes Neelalohitadasan Nadar of the Bahujan Samaj Party look like P. K. Krishna Das of the Bharathiya Janata Party!
Stephen's interview with Shashi Tharoor can be seen after the jump.
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Tags: India, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video
Interesting fact: A good deal of the work on this blog was actually outsourced to me by a much more talented, much better informed Comedy Central writer who really just can't be bothered.
Tags: Economy, India, The Onion
Have you guys seen this crazy shit that's been going on in India recently?
Apparently, Bombay changed its name to Mumbai! When did that happen?!
Oh, and I think something happened over there. I'm gonna dig around through the news tubes, and I'll report back if I find anything interesting.
Tags: India, Pakistan, Terrorism