Chris Cairns was in Delhi a couple of days ago. Excerpts from the HT City front-page report:
"Indians are beautiful people. The culture is rich, people are helpful and the food is great. I love spicy food...chicken lababdar..." Cairns is also a connoisseur of Indian beauty. "One only has to look at the beauty competitions won by Indian women to know how beautiful they are...Aishwarya Rai...blah blah..."
Why don’t newspapers just keep a little template handy with quotes like these that they can freely put in each time there’s a visitor in town? I’m sure they’ll never be sued for misquoting (unless of course the visitor is Fidel Castro, but then what are sub-editors for?)