03 March 2007

Le Roi Indien

We were all happy that the French football team was made up of people whose ancestors migrated from other countries in the last couple hundred years. And now, if France decides that they want a King to compete with the English queen, here is the man for them:



(from Taipei Times)

A relative of the Bourbons left France 400 years ago, travelled around the world, and eventually made his fortune in India. The picture shows his descendent, Balthazar-Napoleon Bourbon, who is the oldest of the living Bourbons. Although he doesn't speak French, his children are learning it. (Summarised from here and here).

I think the French government has been secretly planning to break the news that they have decided to re-establish the monarchy. France cannot be seen as backward compared to the hated Roast Beef, the English. Witness the popularity of Pascale de Bollywood, Vikash Dhorasoo's inclusion in the football team for the World Cup, and Amitabh Bachchan's winning of the French Legion d'Honneur. Fran├žois Gautier appears to care more about India than most Indians from his writings, so he definitely has realized the ambitions of the French government.

I can just imagine that in the future, Pascale de Bollywood would be hired to sing at Balthazar-Napoleon's coronation, and Vikash Dhorasoo will be a shoe-in for the national football team. Wait a minute... by royal order football will be scrapped in favour of cricket, some song and dance sequences will be added to movies such as Amelie, and Amitabh Bachchan will become an honorary French citizen, where he can romance 18 year old girls in real life by royal decree as well as in the movies. Fran├žois Gautier will be the royal messenger. The only question that remains is, should France be incorporated as a state into the Union Territory of Pondicherry or be under the Goans?

13 comments:

lova said...

I have got to roll this :). My "friend" Jean-Marie will be so proud :)

Hulles said...

Glad I finally made it over. Too funny!

video said...

Good Luck today on your defense!!

lova said...

major OT: So what's up DOCTOR ?
:) Congrats !

Mosilager said...

lova thanks a lot ! yes your biggest fan Jean-Marie would be very happy about this news. Long live le roi et blu de blue de blah. nothing's up now i'm officially unemployed ha ha.

hulles gracias

video hey saw your note, thanks so much!

Amrita said...

Too funny Mosi! :)
I figure from the above comments that defense went well eh? Congrats congrats :-)

manuscrypts said...

yup, need more indo-french stuff, la loos in indian railways for example..

Mosilager said...

amrita thanks!

manuscrypts exactly! more wine I say, and we really need to import some of their football players into our team. might actually make it to the world cup in that case.

Isha said...

more wine .. and cheese ;)

Mosilager said...

wine, cheese... and I miss the Peugeot 504's and 505's that used to run around Zambia. Maybe Peugeot can make a comeback in India once the French get absorbed.

Mosilager said...

and does the Eiffel tower need to be in Paris? we could shift it right next to Agra and offer 2 for 1 deals - Taj + Eiffel.

lova said...

Come on Mosi :) the Eiffel tower ? That thing is just atrocious :).
I am all for the football thing, were you to import French football player, i.e. Makelele, you get his wife, Noemie Lenoir as bonus. Trust me on this, she is much better looking than the Eiffel tower.

Mosilager said...

fine L you keep the Eiffel tower... we'll outsource the production of rafales and mirages... oops the mirages are already being outsourced.