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.
In what a Chinese foreign ministry official has described as ‘a possible act of war’, Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid has announced that he will be helping the disabled during his visit next month to China.
Last year Mr Khurshid was embroiled in controversy after it was revealed that many of the beneficiaries of his foundation for the disabled were, in fact, abled. Mr Khurshid revealed subsequently that this was because he had cured them. As a reward for his efforts, he was elevated to the position of Foreign Minister.
“I am making this gesture to show our appreciation for the increase in Chinese tourism, particularly in Ladakh,” said Mr Khurshid, “I intend to serve the disabled in China with the same devotion and distinction that I have displayed at home.”
Chinese responses have been universally negative.
“This is an attempt to mislead us,” said a low ranking official, “This man said he would give his life for Sonia Gandhi. We suspect that he may try to rub out our new president with some kind of suicide attack.”
The Chinese Ministry of Health has a different view.
“His help is unnecessary,” said a spokesperson, “As per official statistics, there are no disabled people in China.”