Obama To Use Teleprompter For Hindi Speech (Hindustan Times)
“Indian politicians are known for making impromptu long speeches and perhaps that is why some parliament officials, who did not wish to be named, sounded rather surprised with the idea of a teleprompter for Obama.
‘We thought Obama is a trained orator and skilled in the art of mass address with his continuous eye contact,” an official, who did not wish to be identified because of security restrictions, said.”
Bomb-Proof Tunnel With Air Conditioning: Obama’s Security Go To Extraordinary Measures For His Tour Of The Gandhi Museum (Mail Online)
“Probably not since the days of the Pharaohs or the more ludicrous Roman Emperors has a head of state travelled in such pomp and expensive grandeur as the President of the United States of America.”
Even the Indians, residents of a subcontinent with a long history of lavish display, are astonished by this man’s grandiosity–and equally dumbfounded by his infatuation with machines that tell him what to say. A long familiarity with the slight-of-hand and legerdemain of home grown swamis and fakirs has rendered the Indians somewhat suspicious of conjurers, but their tricksters are usually traveling mendicants, not skittish heads of state that show up accompanied by a flotilla of warships and an entire kennel of bomb-sniffing dogs.