While Modi has the last laugh, in other news…




There’s a Trump in all of us…

Sitting thousands of miles away, watching the best politicos of the Great United States of America, one can’t help but wonder if they are monkeys in a circus. Aiming to entertain by saying the most obnoxious things, and while it takes two to tango, one of the US Presidential candidates takes a lead in the comedy series ‘I blow my own Trump-et’

So here’s my tribute to the biggest entertainer this century has seen and some of his best friends in the business of ‘Funny One Liners’

And while to all Trump supporters I only have one thing to say- May God be with you, I hate to say we have a Trump hiding in some of our own !


DONALD TRUMP: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bring crime. They’re rapists… And some, I assume, are good people.”

MANOHAR PARRIKAR, DEFENCE MINSTER: ”  Pakistan ko mirchi lagi, woh bhi Andhra ki”


DONALD TRUMP: “Ariana Huffington is unattractive, both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man – he made a good decision.”

SRIPRAKASH JAISWAL, EX UNION COAL MINISTER: “Like an old victory, wives lose charm as time goes by”



DONALD TRUMP:  “The beauty of me is that I’m very rich.”

LALU PRASAD YADAV: ” Jab tak rahega samaose main aalu, Bihar main rahega Lalu”            ( Till,potato is the filling for Samosa, Lalu will remain in Bihar)



DONALD TRUMP: “One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace. Good people don’t go into government.”

RAHUL GANDHI: “Poverty is just a state of mind”


DONALD TRUMP: “I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”

RABRI DEVI, POLITICIAN:” If sons of engineers can become engineers, then why can’t sons of politicans become politicians ?


DONALD TRUMP: “It’s freezing and snowing in New York – we need global warming!”

GULAM NABI AZAD, MINISTER: When there is no electricity, there is nothing to do, but to produce babies’


DONALD TRUMP: “I was down there, and I watched our police and our firemen, down on 7-Eleven, down at the World Trade Center, right after it came down”

RAJ THACKERAY: ” Terror attacks in Mumbai have grown due to the increase in the growth of North Indians in the city”



DONALD TRUMP: ” I am smart for not paying Federal taxes for the last 18 years”

SALMAN KHURSHID: ” If we send industrialists to jail, we will be discouraging investment”




Alarm for 9pm New York time ?  Check

Cable Bill paid?  Check

Fellow movie lovers invited? Check

Popcorn in Microwave? Check

The US presidential debate honestly should not gather such popularity in a country that has live action to the best drama series that even Netflix would be jealous of.

Ofcourse, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha TV channels in India are the gateway to the ways of distinguished politicians in the world’s largest democracy. From screaming, shouting, calling names, destroying public property, throwing microphones at speakers to tearing policy papers, these stalwarts have shown how politics = entertainment . While we have enjoyed our share of cheap politics, we look forward to this one because it rarely stoops to such lows in the domains of these Super Powers

So this US presidential debate promises to keep you glued. On one hand you have a corporate honcho who has little control over his mouth and on the other an ex first lady struggling with her health. It will be interesting to see if it will transform into a bully vs the bullied, men vs women or even a 5 yr old vs a 50-year-old debate depending on the personality suit, the versatile Donald Trump chooses to don.

100 million viewers who are expected to be watching in the US alone, can look forward to character assassinations, childish behaviour, misconduct and endless screeching that would put our own Arnab ji to shame.

While Trump has not participated in many debates in this quest for the White House, Hillary has not only debated this season, but also engaged in 25 one on one debates with Barack Obama in 2008.

Presidential debates are key for those who have chosen to ignore the cacophony over the last months, only to make up their mind with this last series of face offs. They are also a turning point for those sitting on the fence, because while policies and agendas are important,  who they want to be led by over the next year’s is crucial.

So whether Donald trumps Hillary or Hillary trumps Donald, make sure you enjoy the show with the best seat in the house!

-Mansi Mehta