Who’s Your Daddy? A welcome fallout of India’s dismantling at the hands of an aggressive Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final has been the silence of otherwise hyper-aggressive trash-talking trolls. The meme-makers were out in force after the surprise, even shocking, result to mock India and congratulate Pakistan, especially that,Who’s Your Daddy?A welcome fallout of India’s dismantling at the hands of an aggressive Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final has been the silence of otherwise hyper-aggressive trash-talking trolls. The meme-makers were out in force after the surprise, even shocking, result to mock India and congratulate Pakistan, especially that Fakhar who played a splendid innings. India did get its own back though. Mohammed Shami stared down a mouthy Pakistani supporter shouting “Baap kaun hai” at the Indian players. And, on the same day in the same city, the Indian hockey team hammered Pakistan 7-1, reminding everyone that it’s hockey that is our national sport.Chatur BrahminWhile the national media, and the barely united Opposition, were desperately googling presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, one Twitter tipster sat back with a smug smile and accepted the awed accolades. Lalit Mishra, responding to a journalist’s Twitter poll, had put forward Kovind as a “dark horse” candidate, a canny pick that appeared to have occurred to no other analyst, amateur or professional. Having proved to be in the know, Mishra was subject to a stream of beseechers begging for a stock tip.No Sex, We’re IndianUnhappy in the shadows, the hitherto obscure Bajrang Sena made a break for the spotlight last week, complaining to the Chhatarpur police in MP about the sale of copies of the Kama Sutra at Khajuraho temples, a world heritage site most famous for its erotic sculptures. “Such things affect the image of Indian culture and traditions in the eyes of foreigners,” bleated a Sena leader to reporters. Not content, a couple of days later Sena activists demanded the transfer from Khajuraho of a functionary from the Archaeological Survey of India. Nothing, the Sena had the grace to admit, could be done about the ancient sculptures, however pornographic. Perhaps, the Sena believes we are the products of immaculate conception. That, as with peacocks, we too need only for our women to drink our tears.advertisementIndexRed, Blue and Saffron? Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting with US President Donald Trump on June 26 on the back of the latter’s contentious, and inaccurate, remarks about India gaining economic ground on the US on the back of the Paris Agreement. Trump’s attitude towards immigration, in particular plans to change the requirements for H1B visas, is also of grave concern to Indians and the country’s information technology industry. Trump is unpredictable and Modi’s visit will be a test of his vaunted foreign policy knowhow. For two large democracies and natural allies, India and the US have surprisingly little to do with each other in economic terms. Modi will seek to change that.