Barack Obama Versus Manmohan Singh

Monday, August 13, 2012

It looks like US President Barack Obama’s supporters have been waging a secret war against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. You might remember that the Time Magazine had put Manmohan Singh’s picture on the cover of its Asian edition and had termed him an “underachiever.” At that time the Outlook had come out in support of our beloved prime minister and had retaliated by featuring Barack Obama, the real underachiever, on its cover.


Now the Onion has come up with a picture which shows Obama cooking breakfast in one of Michelle's extra-long T-shirts. Obviously, they want to show how hardworking their president is. Not only can he run a nation and wage war on several fronts, but fix breakfast for his family too. This is too much. I suspect it is a planted story to make Obama look cool and sexy all over the world.

I was waiting for someone to do a similar picture campaign for our prime minister, but no one came out in his support this time. Indians seem to be good only at bashing their leaders. It was the Grist Mill which finally rose to the occasion and created a picture in which Dr. Manmohan Singh is seen cooking breakfast in one of the saris of his wife, Gursharan Kaur.

The Overachiever according to the Onion

The Overachiever Dr. Manmohan Singh  

All of us know how difficult it is to make Indian breakfast. While Americans are satisfied with easy-to-fix or ready-to-eat items such as toast, bagel, egg, juice etc, each member in an Indian family has demands ranging from stuffed-paranthas, aloo-puri, idli-sambhar, utthapan, bread pakora, chow mien, pasta to halwa, kheer, etc. etc. Now the readers can themselves decide who between these two leaders is a bigger achiever. Also keep in mind that Manmohan Singh runs a country which has four times the population of Obama’s country, not to forget the level of difficulty in tying a sari compared to putting on a T-shirt.

31 comments:

  1. Can't stop laughing!!! This one is hilarious!!! You rock! :)

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  2. I am soooo tweeting this article :D :D

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  3. Americans just pale in comparison to Indians. Didn't you notice how successfully we recovered from the failures of our power grid which is infinitesimally more complicated than the simplistic network they have out there? No wonder our power chief was quickly hoisted to be the home chief. Can the Americans even start thinking like Swineday? Just ask them to go wash their faces.

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    1. That is a good analysis! I am sure Obama might have not even washed his face before entering the kitchen!!

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  4. You can be really funny and sarcastic at the same time.
    Wouldnt you like to put this picture of MMs on FB

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  5. you just said so many things ...
    barack singh and manmohan obama???

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  6. :) he he he now that made me laugh out louddddddddddddddd...



    Bikram's

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  7. Hilarious !! Can't stop laughing :-)

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  8. Hilarious! I think Manmohan will be kicked out of the kitchen as well. His wife must be only liking his silent demeanor :).

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  9. What do you use for your images Giribala? They are such riots!
    PS: BTW, I finally got around to creating a facebook page for my blog - please can you 'like' it and 'share' it? Thank you so much....

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  10. https://www.facebook.com/NourishNCherish - that is the link by the way

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  11. I do admire your patriotic fervour in projecting our leader as the better one at least in departments culinary. What better Independence day post than this one :) Loved it.

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  12. This is hillarious. There are some creative guys out there.

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  13. A perfect independence day post. :)

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  14. Nice comparison-if there is a contest for underachievers we shall win by a huge margin!

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    1. Certain class of citizens are surely underachievers, but all our politicians overachievers if you consider their riches!!!

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  15. Hahaha! Quite impressed by the compactness of the kitchen as well.

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