Jewish groups in India (there are about 5,500 Jews in India, out of a total Indian population of 1.1 billion) are threatening a lawsuit against a home furnishing company based in the city of Mumbai, over their new Nazi Collection of bedspreads, decorated with swastikas. Company head Kapil Kumar insists there was no anti-semitic intent (though "It really does not matter to me who feels bad about it"), because the swastika is an ancient symbol of luck used by Hundus and other Eastern religions and "Nazi" doesn't refer to the mid-twenieth century German political party, but rather stands for "New Arrival Zone for India."
You know… If you're going to be anti-Semitic, or an admirer of the Nazis, just be honest about it: Don't insult everybody's intelligence as well.
Mumbai was also the home, until last year when it changed its name following complaints, of the swastika-decorated Hitler's Cross restaurant. At least the owners of the restaurant never insisted it was named after some guy named Rahul Hitler.
Also in India, Judge R. K. Tiwari has been ordered by New Delhi's High Court to return to law school for three months after he issued a series of quickly-overturned ruling which included detention of a landlord whose tenant didn't pay his power bill, and issuing an arrest warrant for American actor Richard Gere for kissing an Indian actress in public (which Judge Tiwari claimed violated India's anti-obscenity laws).
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