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Brushed with greatness

I always find it more than a little laughable when the media gets horribly excited about 'the first Briton to' climb a mountain or to copy some absolute achieved by another. (I feel the same way about 'the first woman' to etc etc but that is another story).

Anyway, the Indian press has taken that template just a little further: all hail Wing Cdr Rahul Monga, who is the first Indian to fly solo across the Bering Strait. I'm not making this up. At the time of writing this is the third lead at The Times of India's site.

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Anonymous verity said... 12:51 pm

Frankly, this is what is so adorable about Indians. This kind of self-centeredness. There's something very fetching about it.  



Blogger CityUnslicker said... 9:06 pm

Is this the definition of a slow news day?  



Blogger flashgordonnz said... 6:57 am

Yes, Eddy (Eddie?) the Eagle was fetching, too. And Tim Henman. Rover, MG and B Leyland.  



Blogger smashingidol said... 1:37 am

is it pure jealousy and spite that i sense, since, i believe, the duo is set upon breaking a record currently held by a brit by the name of colin bodill!  



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