I will now keep my mouth shut.
We drove back today. Rather, I did the driving, and since I was tired, I drove fast and with almost no break. While I was at the Pong Dam, it started raining, and the wind was blowing fast. So, I caught a cold, with lots of body ache. I still had two days of driving to do, and I was determined to make the best of it.
The mustard fields were wet, and I could not get photographed in them, sadly. Still, I did get some corny pictured taken, and I shall post them AFTER Obama leaves India.
You see, he is coming to India. India became an independent nation on the 15th August 1947.
In the years that followed, the princely kingdoms were abolished and the states were created. We became a Republic on the 26th Jan, 1950. We have a parade every year, and it is very cool. These days, because of the security, it is more fun to watch it on TV. You are not even allowed to carry a bottle of water into the grounds.
This year, Obama has been invited, and he arrives in the next two days. His 400-strong security people have already arrived, and traffic restrictions are starting. He is bringing his own car and fuel all the way from the USA to India. I wonder if the same money could be used to fight global hunger.
The US also asked the Indian Government to cancel a few of the items at the end of the Parade – the flypast by our Air Force. Now, this is a great thing to watch, and thankfully we refused.
It seems he will visit the Taj Mahal. He will fly there, but they have prepared an alternative road route, just in case. It seems that the highway has been blocked for him – all 200 km of it!! Talk about an exclusive drive!
Anyway, I was keen to get back home fast. We have, these days three kinds of jam:
– fruit jams
– traffic jams
– Obama jams
I prefer fruit jams!
Until the next time then!