Thursday, September 3, 2009

Gandhi’s Revenge and a Azerbaijan donkey

For years people who have made trips to India be it's sporting heros or just those on a social trip have often be laid low by what is sometimes called "Gandhi's Revenge" in other words a very "gippy" stomach.

Last week this reached a new level when a Biman Bangladesh airlines flight from Dhaka to London was delayed by nearly 10 hours - because all five of the plane's toilets were blocked.The airline said staff took two hours to fix the problem. The director of engineering at Biman, said...

"Passengers threw bottles, cups, tissue papers and female sanitary napkins into all five toilets of the Biman aircraft. This solid material blocked the toilets and there was a jumble in the pneumatic toilet suction system. It was a passenger-created problem. There was no mechanical fault."

On the other hand... It could have been something they ate.

Meanwhile two bloggers from Azerbaijan are facing up to five years in jail after posting a video of a donkey giving a news conference on YouTube.

Shortly after the video was released, Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli were held on hooliganism charges following a scuffle in a restaurant.

Their lawyer says the arrests were politically motivated.

But authorities insist they are investigating a simple criminal case.

In the video, the donkey extols the benefits of living in Azerbaijan and praises the government for its positive attitude towards donkeys.

The video was seen by many as a send-up of government news conferences, which critics say are often little more than propaganda events.


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