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From India with love

india Updated: Sep 12, 2007 22:48 IST

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Are we soon in for the United Colours of the Kremlin? Yes, a rainbow coalition is what the Russians are looking for as falling birth rates may force them to import bridegrooms. And where else would they find such an abundant supply but in our Bharat where men abound and women are bound. Fine, the Ruskies want a taste of India in the matrimonial stakes as they don’t have enough men to go around. But the Russian feminist who’s tried to overcome the knotty problem proffers the opinion that Indian men make ideal husbands. They are crazy about their children and family, she coos.



Now clearly, the poor dear has not had a close encounter with the average Indian male. And we are not talking here about the metrosexual man who is in touch with his feminine side and dons the chef’s cap for his wife’s birthday. No, we are looking at the middle India macho man. So if the Russian lovelies think that your average Jat babu is going to sit around changing diapers and turn out blinis by the dozen, they should think again. If the idea is to increase the population, they’ll soon find that there are many more Dimitris running around than Tatyanas, given our touching preference for the male gender. And if any Russian bride thinks she will be getting back from a hard day’s work and putting up her feet with the old Stoli and catching up on Tolstoy, she’s in for a bit of a vigorous workout at the hands of the desi spouse.



But be assured, there will be many takers here for the babushka

bahus

. For Moscow has promised great riches to women per child produced. And given all the practice we have, our men are not likely to borsch it up.