03 August, 2021

The Subcontinental Menu

How a 'drunk' British couple became proud owners of a seven-bedroom B&B in Sri Lanka to a war memory treasure for villagers of Arunachal Pradesh, read this and much more in this week's The Subcontinental Menu.

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Stick For A Selfie

It’s not quite in the league of David Cameron and Barack Obama taking a selfie with then Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, but Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, has caused a bit of a to-do on social media. Aboard India’s first cruise ship Angria for its maiden run, Fadnavis decided to pose for a selfie while sitting on the edge of the deck, past a safety barricade. A video that went viral on social media shows her staying in position despite the pleas of security personnel. After she was criticised for ‘setting a bad example’ she issued an apology, but added that “The spot where I clicked the selfies was not dangerous because there were two more steps below. I want to tell the youth that they should not take excessive risk to take a selfie.”

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