Barracked in Bangalore !

‘Bangalore is very connected to the US’ said a friend. Over breakfast. And to prove his point, he quoted Barack Obama talking of Buffalo and Bangalore on an even keel.

And the discussion meandered around the floundering economy and how long its going to take for the US to wriggle out of a recession and for Bangalore to get back to the top of its bent again.

Needless to say, the cows came home. Ate. Got hitched. Delivered. Died. Had rebirth. Twice over. And yet, that discussion didn’t get over !

So much for Obama and the Bangalore connection.

But there is yet another Obama connection that towers. Right opposite to the McDonalds store on old Airport Road.

Now hoping Obama will work his ‘magic wand’ to move the economy is worth a prayer. But to use his Cairo speech (& him) as a bridge head to help understand the Quran is a height that had me letting go a chuckled gasp in surprise.

I don’t know what happens when you call these numbers. Perhaps someone should try. But Obama as a bridgehead for the Quran? I wonder why. Is it because Bangalore has a US connection and hence Obama a better presence here ? Is this opportunism ? Is this an example of what a simple speech can achieve : instilling of hope in a divided time ?

I wonder. As people from the McDonalds store dive into their burgers. I wonder what you think ?

5 thoughts on “Barracked in Bangalore !

  1. Lou says:

    I cannot even imagine what Obama has in common with the Quran..but certainly you would never have seen any other presidents picture in an ad like that. Maybe Obama is seen as a unifier? Or, if when the number is called, he and the US are condemned. Hmm..very interesting Kavi.

  2. it says call for gift copy…and gets you interested by pointing out that Obama did quote a lot from the Koran (which he did). So obviously its more like a promotion for the religion?! Wow! And, I thought only Mormons were that tenacious! I also notice a gmail address, so these guys are really B’lore tech-savvy!! 😉

  3. Like all brands, Brand-Obama seems to be a bit heavy on the hype, although I have very sincere and deep admiration for the man himself.

    BTW, congrats on your blog turning three years of age. Please do not stand in a small corner, please get your blog admitted to kindergarten (three being the approved age for starting schooling in our country).

  4. amreekandesi says:

    With so much hype built around Obama, sometimes i wonder how much will he be able to actually achieve?

    He is no god, regardless of what the media says!

  5. Rush says:

    the musllims trying to gather some popularity linking Obama’s childhood to a muslim upbringing..his father was a Muslim, but Obama never stayed wit dad.

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