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US shutdown enters 2nd day; Obama cancels foreign visits

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Washington: The bitter budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans pushed the US government's shutdown into the second day on Wednesday with President Barack Obama cancelling his visits to Mala

With the foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan being iced due to the meeting between Kashmiri separatists and the Pakistani high commissioner, it may be worth recalling an episode from contemporaneous history.

As the old saying goes, “Can you say ‘boo’ to a goose?” Well, in India, we don’t waste our precious time booing geese. We reserve our boos for chief ministers. Each time the Prime Minister steps out to attend important functions in states that are still hanging on to their own non-BJP leaders (with time bombs ticking away), the crowds make sure nobody but Narendra Modi is heard.