The 10th Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit at Cambodia seems to have germinated a new concept in World Diplomacy – that of ‘fancy-dress’ gala dinners. I would say that it was rather sporting on the part of the world leaders to agree to wear colourful local designer made garments but Cambodia could have had at least given this leaders the luxury of bespoke tailoring.
The dinner hosted at Cambodia’s Diamond Island Convention Center had ill-fitted shirts for almost everybody. The big and wide collars were funny and poor Barack Obama’s shirt-sleeves were a few inches too-small. Well our Prime Minister Manmohan Singh didn’t seem comfy at all in the orange shirt with a logo/emblem embroidered on the left breast. Agreed Cambodia took the opportunity to promote it’s heritage textile but the effect would had been better if they hired a qualified tailor if not a designer to make those shirts as per their sizes.
Balinese fashion parade on the 19th night was comparatively sober. ASEAN leaders donned colourful Indonesian shirts and attire. U.S. President Barack Obama wore a dark green shirt with motifs in black and red running down the front placket and our PM wore a tonal rust coloured one. The tailoring was much better than the Cambodian affair and of-course the fabric was less glitzy.
Should India put global leaders in traditional Indian wear whenever next a global summit is hosted here? I am sure our designers will do a great job!
I conclude the ‘Mistress-Gate’ with bringing to you the huge wealth this small time caterer amassed from her industrialist ‘Lover’. By the way, the fuming mistress called me and abused me and had only one thing to complain about – “Why are you after my Rozi-Roti?” She never spoke of love or heart-break. All she was bothered about was Money.
I am proud that post my blogging, the Industrialist has vowed to severe all connections with the mistress and the family is back together, stronger than before.
Miss Nina J who makes a modest Rs. 25000 to Rs. 30,000 a month lives in a spacious 3 bedroom apartment in the tony locality of Juhu. The market value of the apartment is anywhere between Rs. 8 to 10 Crores. She flaunts expensive jewelley like a 3 Carat Solitaire Diamond ring, sapphire rings and her latest purchases include a Rs. 10 Lakh Breguet Watch, a Limited Edition Ferragamo Bag and Rs. 30 Lakh necklace made of Uncut Diamons, Emeralds and Rubies. It was the Industrialist lover who paid her bills, paid for all her foreign holidays, children’s foreign education and even took upon himself the losses incurred by Nina J’s incompetent son’s many a failed business ventures.
Madam Nina also tried hard to get her son a stake in the Industrialist’s business of Coal Mining in Indonesia, Luckily sense prevailed and the lover didn’t fall for it.