Friday, July 17, 2009

NAM Summit: World leaders gone wild

Did you know that all the "non-aligned" world leaders were meeting each other in the sexy spring break destination of Sharm El Sheikh. Most of the leaders are from countries which are not yet ready for prime-time. However, this does not deter them from meeting with each other to talk about the weather. The NAM summit is like the daytime Emmy's. Everybody makes the right noises and applauds. However, no one really gives a crap.

This time, however, the NAM summit was all over the news.

That's because after seven months of he said/she said/you're a terrorist/no you're the terrorist, India and Pakistan were finally talking to each other again, just like old times. In fact, the foreign secretaries of both countries sat down together and came up with a joint statement. As we all know, an India-Pak joint statement is like an Arunadhati Roy article. No one reads it, but somehow everyone is outraged by it.

The Prime Ministers of both the countries sat down had a great heartfelt conversation. PM Gellani confessed how he spends his days in office by doing Bilawal Bhutto's Oxford assignments. Then, between sobs & tears, Mr Gellani said that Bilawal was a really strict taskmaster. He added that if he makes even a single mistake, Bilawal makes him do the whole thing again. PM Manmohan Singh consoled Mr Gellani and tried to cheer him up by telling him how he calls former Prime Ministerial candidate LK Advani everyday using a disguised voice and shouts "Namaste Prime Ministerji" and then abruptly hangs up. That seem to bring a little cheer to Mr Gellani who wiped off his tears on Mr Singh's safari suit. Both leaders then had a serious discussion about how to speak with Raoul Castro without bringing his height into the conversation.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah was spotted site seeing along with his new camel-wife.

Libyan leader Colonel Gadaffi was almost arrested walking around Sharm El Shiekh asking any women he saw if they wanted to see what a real live weapon of mass destruction looks like. An international crisis was averted when a local police officer recognized Mr Gadaffi and alerted his Libyan handlers.

Earlier, outgoing NAM general secretary Hosini Mubarak tried to be funny when he opened the summit by singing a cover version of the late-80's hit Walk like an Egyptian.

Unlike this blog, Mr Mubarak seemed to have succeeded.

5 comments:

hitch writer said...

Abysmal really

read this post too u will like it... on the same topic ...

http://poomanam.blogspot.com/2009/07/talk-to-wall.html

Rakesh said...

Remember the time Billawal Bhutto went along with his dad to meet Obama as if it were some neighbourhood barbeque? Seriously, the entire family is nuts...

And I thought MMS would complain about being asked to do Priyanka Vadra's children's homework since he's good at maths lol...

But ya - he said, she said, later, its all the same - We'll work jointly to nab the terrorists. The only dispute they had was over 'Who is the terrorist?'

Abhishek said...

There was actually more to the meeting of Gilani and Singh. Addresses and mangoes were discussed and exchanged!

Jhayu said...


...he calls former Prime Ministerial candidate LK Advani everyday using a disguised voice and shouts "Namaste Prime Ministerji" and then abruptly hangs up.

Unlike this blog, Mr Mubarak seemed to have succeeded.

Hee hee hee. Priceless!

Over Rated said...

@Hitch: Yeah, I know! ANd nice post . . .

@Rakesh: Yeah, it seems all of them are nuts! heh! Oh, I'm beginning to believe MMS does more than the little Vadra's homework . . . and we'll keep doing this dance with Pakistan, for like, forever . . .

@Abhishek: I think Manu promised to send some of his world-famous digestive aruvedic pills to Geelani. Something like that.

@Jhayu: Heh . . . thanks, bro . . .

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