Friday, March 06, 2009

WL reminds us of this story

The Telegraph, By Jeremy Page, February 11

Delhi - Does your Pepsi lack pep? Is your Coke not the real thing? India's Hindu nationalist movement apparently has the answer: a new soft drink made from cow urine.

The bovine brew is in the final stages of development by the Cow Protection Department of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), India's biggest and oldest Hindu nationalist group, according to the man who makes it.

Om Prakash, the head of the department, said the drink – called "gau jal", or "cow water" – in Sanskrit was undergoing laboratory tests and would be launched "very soon, maybe by the end of this year".

"Don't worry, it won't smell like urine and will be tasty too," he told The Times from his headquarters in Hardwar, one of four holy cities on the River Ganges. "Its USP will be that it's going to be very healthy. It won't be like carbonated drinks and would be devoid of any toxins."


Anonymous Bo Vine said...

Welcome Home VS !!! [Tuesday 3/10]. I hope the customs crew does not confiscate your cow water. Can't wait to add it to the softdrink offerings in the cafe.

Fri Mar 06, 04:07:00 PM EST  

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