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January 31, 2017 / subramanyam

Our Chief Guest and Pak’s Envy

We had the Crown Prince of UAE  HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the chief guest for the Republic Day this year.  The visit also meant that India got more than 75 Billion dollars in terms of investment.

As ever, this did not get the coverage it deserved.  Most media channels had other issues that they wanted to run after.   (There are a few honorable exceptions though.)

Then we had the Burj Khalifa being lit up in the Tri-Colour.  A proud moment for all Indians.  This was share widely in the Twitter too.  However, we sorely missed out on the debate of why some one from the middle was chosen for the Republic Day celebrations.

The significance of this visit was not lost on our neighbors.  Look at the way the channels were analyzing this news.  You see jealousy some times and some genuine admiration too. (Am I being too optimistic :-))   Do listen to the debates.

Here is an article in Firstpost that discusses the importance of having some one like the Crown Prince of UAE as the Chief Guest.

Note :

I am not very much in favor of using the word Porki while referring to Pakistanis.  I do feel that it insults the people of that country and condemn the usage of it.


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