O’Barry PieMaybe people who hear the song or see the movie titled "American Pie" think there's a dessert we call "American pie." Americans say: as American as apple pie.
This recipe is as rich as Obama’s biography. It uses 44 ingredients in honour of the 44th American president’s life.
There’s nothing quite as American as an American pie.
But this pie combines elements from the various places he’s lived in.
Cocoa and coffee from Kenya, of which Obama’s father was a native, Polynesian fruits like banana and pineapple because he spent his childhood in Hawaii, and a coconut-and-rice pudding from Indonesia, where he lived with his stepfather for a few years....
The result is new and unusual. A single bite brings on a rush of many separate elements and, at the same time, has its own overall personality, just like the person it’s named after. The attractive pie is garnished with hazelnuts and rice crispies.Rice Krispies for the time he spent in Kansas?
So now, I'm really getting into the Mumbai Mirror. What's its explanation of why Obama is coming to town:
Unlike his Democratic predecessor Bill Clinton, who came to India and charmed Indians, President Obama will be here physically, but his mind is likely to be on what he can carry back home from this country.
Most notably, his eyes will be set on creating jobs, which he can accomplish to some extent if he can wangle some of the multi-billion-dollar contracts, especially in the defence sector, that US firms are keen to sign. But this would not be easy as India is not yet ready to sign the agreements for ensuring sale of defence ware to New Delhi.He's not coming here to slather us with love like Bill did. He just wants our money, they're thinking?
Look how the Mumbai Mirror covers our elections:
Americans awoke on Wednesday to a vastly different political landscape, with Republicans retaking the House of Representatives as US voters punished Democrats over high unemployment and a sluggish economic recovery, delivering a divided Congress in Tuesday’s midterm poll.Ultra-conservative? I've never thought of the Tea Party as ultra-conservative.
Resurgent Republicans, led by the ultra-conservative Tea Party insurgency, steamrolled Democrats, taking at least 60 seats and a commanding majority in the House. It was one of the chamber’s largest political swings of the past century.
Then there's "Indian-American Nikki Haley scripts history in US politics":
Daughter of Punjabi Sikh immigrants from Amritsar, Namrata Nikki Randhawa Haley who has become the first Indian origin woman to become the governor of a US state has been propelled to centre stage of American politics after her baptisation into politics in 2004.I'd never put that together. Two Indian-American governors now. Interesting. Both Republicans, for what it's worth.
She is the second Indian-American leader after Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana to have caught the attention of the Americans.
It has not all been smooth sailing for the tall Haley, 38, mother of son Nalin, 9, and daughter Rena, 12 as she had to overcome allegations of extra-marital affairs and racial digs to become the first Asian woman to don a US governorship.What were the "racial digs"? I don't know, and I don't like Indians thinking we were awful to Haley.