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Monday, November 21, 2005

Do you like your cricketers spicy?

From Shyam Shankar, this item: In her tour diary, Charlotte Edwards has this to say about the ceremonial welcome (emphasis, where needed, mine):
We were met at Delhi airport by girls with flower garlands which they put round our necks, and put dots made of chicken tikka paste on our foreheads.

As Shyam points out, someone prolly told the lady the 'dot' was a 'tikka'.

9 Comments:

  • it seems they tasted the chicken tikka applied on their forehead... oh gosh, they must be hating the indian version of chicken tikka by now...

    By Blogger Mayur, at 12:32  

  • wonder how her accomdation is
    am waiting with bated breath for her tour diary

    By Blogger JD, at 12:39  

  • mayur: lol.

    Apart from the chicken tikka masala faux pas, I thought that the tour diary was well written. The men's team can learn a thing or two about being gracious visitors from their women's team.

    By Blogger Ranjit Nair, at 12:51  

  • ranjit,
    Not really. I read one of the diaries (not sure if it was her but how many write in the same space) where they were complaining about the SLan hotels and remarked how much worse it would be in India

    By Blogger Toney, at 12:53  

  • ranjit/tony

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5874564215856825765

    its amatuerish but what the hell

    By Blogger JD, at 12:55  

  • jd, cant risk playing it from work. What is it about? There are some really good videos at google

    By Blogger Toney, at 13:32  

  • I was expecting the video to be cricket related. Boy was is funny!!! I wish my Malayalam was a little less rusty.

    Toney, it is safe to play in your office. Just don't have the volume on too loud.

    By Blogger Ranjit Nair, at 13:51  

  • Prem, you are on a role here today. I was just catching up all you comments little late today and really LOL after a hard day.

    By Blogger Gopi, at 17:49  

  • someone alerted the CricInfo guys and they changed the text to

    "We were met at Delhi airport by girls with flower garlands which
    they
    put round our necks, and put dots made of vermilion on our
    foreheads. "

    You can still see the original at
    http://www.mumbai-central.com/nukkad/teeka_not_tikka.gif

    By Blogger Sanjeev, at 12:14  

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