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White House's big dilemma What to serve PM Modi during his fast?

Oct 01, 2014    

Washington What do you serve a man who isn't eating? Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was served warm water and an empty plate as the guest of honour at a White House dinner Monday night and again at a State Department luncheon Tuesday.It may seem odd to serve a dinner of crisped halibut with ginger carrot sauce to welcome a man who's in the midst of a nineday religious fast. People experienced in diplomatic protocol say such a circumstance is indeed rare yet perfectly appropriate, so long as the visiting leader is pleased to sit and sip water while others dine.Most would covet the invitat...

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