Obamas serve samosas at White House

It must have been a slow news day for the Press Trust of India (PTI). Either that or Indians are still Samosas deeply in love with Barack Obama and searching desperately for any sign that the feeling is mutual.

Washington: US president Barack Obama and First Lady
Michelle Obama served "chicken samosa" among other mouthwatering dishes
at a White House reception hosted for ambassadors including Indian
envoy Meera Shankar.

Though samosas in India is a vegetarian preparation in the
West, it has become one of the most popular Indian snacks and is served
with fillings of minced meat.

But the Obamas served samosas with
chicken fillings with yogurt dip to his guests in the White House,
indicating that the fame of Indian culinary is spreading on the
American soil. [Link]

If the Grammar Police came across this article, they'd be filing several charges, perhaps locking up the writer for "assault and battery on the English language." But if they did that, we'd be deprived of these upcoming PTI headlines:

  • Obamas Say 'Namaste' to Indian Ambassador
  • Obamas Dance to "Jai Ho" at White House Party
  • Obamas Perform Yoga on White House Lawn
  • Obamas Convert to Hinduism, Millions of Indians Rejoice

Photo by penguincakes

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  1. Jai ho and namaste – I can still understand. But,’Kambakth Ishq’? Now that’s a matter of serious concern.

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