Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"to cleanse India of foreign influence"

I bet this has Coke and Pepsi quaking in their cola nuts.

Don't worry, it won't smell like urine and will be tasty too," ( Om Prakash, head of the Cow Protection Department of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), India's biggest and oldest Hindu nationalist group) told The Times from his headquarters in Hardwar, one of four holy cities on the River Ganges. "...it's going to be very healthy. It won't be like carbonated drinks and would be devoid of any toxins."
"It", of course, is a soft drink made from cow urine. RSS also expects that it will "promote its ideology of Hindutva, or Hindu-ness", according to the London Times.

Successful or not, it beats killing Christians. Well, at least from the Christian perspective. Others obviously disagree, apparently even within the RSS.

I can just see the corporate motto now, emblazoned on buses and billboards across the country: "Doesn't Smell Like Urine!! Tasty Too!!"

Color me ethnocentric, but this is weird. India did have a Prime Minister awhile back, tho, who began his day by drinking a juice glass of his own urine. And I thought that was weird, too. So sue me.

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