Prez Holds Special Dinner for Indian PM - Who is Fasting

While some people surf the sites I just gently float along, occasionally bumping into the flotsam and jetsam that makes it’s way onto the net.  I landed at the blog section of The Hill where Justin Sink informs us that President Obama held a dinner in honor of new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. And what a feast it was, featuring “…compressed avocado with goat cheese and baby bell peppers, crisped halibut with ginger carrot sauce, and mango creme brulee.” Also, succotash, roti crisps and saffron basmati rice “.Umm, sounds tasty.


And I’m sure the delicious food was enjoyed by all. Except for the guest of honor Prime Minister Modi, who just happens to be taking part in the Hindu festival of Navratri, which goes over 9 days and involves fasting.  As in not eating anything let alone creme brulee. According to the article, the only yummy thing Modi is enjoying during this time of fast is glasses of water sometimes flavored with lime.

The PM was apparently good natured about the whole thing and invited everyone to enjoy their meals but honestly how many face palms, Gibbs-slaps to the back of the head, Moe pokes in the eye, does one have too receive before  someone checks a calendar and then checks the book on proper protocol.


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