Many physicists today postulate the existence of multiple universes, even when sober. We used to live in a world of infinite possibilities. Now we live in an infinite number of worlds. India shines. Democracy thrives. The economy booms. A hundred flyovers bloom. This is not that India. If you see your picture here one day, don’t worry. That’s not you.
A diplomatic incident was narrowly avoided in New Delhi yesterday, after the visiting Chinese defense minister explained why he tipped two Indian Air Force pilots at a formal ceremony. The minister, who owns 3% of the Chinese economy, surprised all and sundry when he handed over the two pilots a red envelope filled with a small amount of cash.
“The Delhi police have been asked to clamp down on Tibetans, and they were arresting all Chinese looking people,” said minister Liang Guanglie, “At the airport, I saw several officers giving me dirty looks. My aides decided to rush me through. I had my eye on a nice bottle of whisky, but so did a policeman, so I didn’t take any chances.”
To avoid any future mishaps, the Chinese Embassy has increased its petty cash allocation. It has also signed an MOU with Khurana Gift House, which imports gifts wholesale from China.
“Most cheap Chinese gifts we already have,” said proud proprietor Jagdish Khurana, “So there is no need for anyone to bring them from China. The minister was so pleased with my selection, he tipped me also.”