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Re: Singapore restricts its citizens of Indian origin from attending Modi's event

Postby Wd40 » Tue, 24 Nov 2015 9:29 pm

Remember there was a thread about Indians eating only eating Indian food. Our prime minister comes to Singapore. And where does he go?

Komala Vilas in Little India :)

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/i ... ttle-india

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:42 pm

Wd40 wrote:Remember there was a thread about Indians eating only eating Indian food. Our prime minister comes to Singapore. And where does he go?

Komala Vilas in Little India :)

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/i ... ttle-india

It was shocking ... NOT ...

Since am sure PMs staff knew the choices are limited, for a vegetarian visitor, for a night out ...

I am sure Modi is not having all his meals from Little India ;)

Btw, the lady in the photo, is it his Body guard ?

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:43 pm

TMD wrote:"Like you, Mahatma Gandhi was an NRI. I implore you to do something in your capacity for the country," Modi exhorted.[/color]


There's a meme of Modi quoting Mahatma to the NRIs and upon return to India, placing flowers in Ghodse's memorial. ;)

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:21 pm

ecureilx wrote:Btw, the lady in the photo, is it his Body guard ?


Yeah I was like... 'hang on, that's not his wife....' :???:
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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:52 pm

JR8 wrote:
ecureilx wrote:Btw, the lady in the photo, is it his Body guard ?


Yeah I was like... 'hang on, that's not his wife....' :???:

He is supposed to be a) unmarried, b) abandoned his child bride or c) took on the vow of celibacy, depending on who you ask.

Btw, saw some pictures of the main event, and recognised a few well known Singaporeans, including BK Modi ;)

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Re: Singapore restricts its citizens of Indian origin from attending Modi's event

Postby nakatago » Wed, 25 Nov 2015 6:09 am

Wd40 wrote:Remember there was a thread about Indians eating only eating Indian food. Our prime minister comes to Singapore. And where does he go?

Komala Vilas in Little India :)

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/i ... ttle-india


White House dinner menu:

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:30 am

nakatago wrote:
White House dinner menu:

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I see fish and wine ;)

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Re: Singapore restricts its citizens of Indian origin from attending Modi's event

Postby Wd40 » Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:44 pm

I bet you Modi will be looking at that Menu and wondering they could have served me simple daal and rice and I would have been happier :)

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Re: Singapore restricts its citizens of Indian origin from attending Modi's event

Postby nakatago » Wed, 25 Nov 2015 1:00 pm

You know how airlines cater to passengers with dietary restrictions? You know, like halal, kosher, vegetarian, vegan, etc.

I remember being on a flight and this guy said after the special meals were handed out, "I asked for the Indian vegetarian meal."

This was not an Asian airline.

On the other end of the spectrum, I met this Indian guy in Europe:

"What's 'carpaccio'?"
"It's very thinly sliced beef with onions and spices."
"I think I'll have that."
"Aren't you from a Hindu family?"
"Yeah, I know. But I'm already here; I might as well try the local fare."

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Re: Singapore restricts its citizens of Indian origin from attending Modi's event

Postby ecureilx » Wed, 25 Nov 2015 2:08 pm

Wd40 wrote:I bet you Modi will be looking at that Menu and wondering they could have served me simple daal and rice and I would have been happier :)


I agree ..

For the forefathers, the concept of 'when in Rome' never applied.

It's instead, force Romans to follow our way of doing things, food, and all ... ;)

I had this to say to an Indian cousin, when he started whining over the food choices in Newton - I told him with the most pleasant smile to go home and eat at his home, the food his wife cooks, and he will never be invited for any gathering anymore !

That did the trick :D

Because he rarely gets curfew pass from his wife to go out and drink :D

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Re: Singapore restricts its citizens of Indian origin from attending Modi's event

Postby ecureilx » Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:09 am

A related / unrelated note:

Re Chinese in Malaysia:

Now China does this ;) Taking a cue from India ? :D

http://thecoverage.my/news/china-to-imp ... n-chinese/

China to implement “Chinese Card” for overseas born Chinese including those from South East Asia.

South East Asia has the world largest overseas born Chinese. This is going to draw millions Chinese in South East Asia especially those from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, India, Mauritius, Vietnam migrate back to China.

150 to 80 years ago, 1.5 million Hakka Chinese left Songkou River Town going to Shantou en-route to South East Asia.

Plan now is to build an Overseas Chinese Township between Meizhou City and Songkou. Meizhou City is same population to Georgetown but the district of Meizhou is 4 times larger than Singapore, so plenty of space to develop.

It is expected to attract million overseas Chinese migrate to this Overseas Chinese Town.

Private schools and a Malaysia/Singapore/Indonesia Food Street are part of the project in historical Songkou River Town. This Food Street is similar to the one on Sentosa Island of Singapore developed by Genting Berhad.

It is expected that Malaysian Chinese Developers will flock to that area to develop that designated area later. Short winter, low crime rate, low murder rate, low road accident, zero discrimination, least air pollution are attracting overseas born Chinese especially those from South East Asia.

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Re: Singapore restricts its citizens of Indian origin from attending Modi's event

Postby PNGMK » Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:19 am

Bound to end in tears.
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Re: Singapore restricts its citizens of Indian origin from attending Modi's event

Postby ecureilx » Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:27 am

PNGMK wrote:Bound to end in tears.


Or may become one of those 'mega' developments that has no takers.

From what I know, unlike a majority of Indians who want to go back, Chinese in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia or Philippines are not that excited to get to motherland !

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Re: Singapore restricts its citizens of Indian origin from attending Modi's event

Postby earthfriendly » Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:29 am

China will have a serious aging population issue. Due to one child policy. Nowadays, their citizens are not that interested in baby-making activities. The policy is overly-successful.

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Re: Singapore restricts its citizens of Indian origin from attending Modi's event

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 18 Dec 2015 11:09 am

earthfriendly wrote:Nowadays, their citizens are not that interested in baby-making activities.


Dang! I still like to chase every skirt I see. PRC needs to start putting Viagra in the drinking water.


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