It used to be that Italians did not look far from home when choosing a spouse. But new statistics show that they are increasingly marrying foreigners, with about one in 10 choosing a non-Italian spouse in what researchers call a “rapidly evolving phenomenon.” (Link)

This’s not news to us Indians, because the most famous “bahu” (daughter-in-law) in India is an Italian. She’s probably the most powerful individual in India and listed as one of the most powerful women in the world.

Everyone occupying public space, with the exception of those belonging to the right-wing RSS-BJP combine, is wary of the word “Italy” or “Italian” because a slip of the tongue may land them on the wrong side of political correctness. However, the right-wing politicians often kick up a storm of protest by interpolating those very words into whatever they say!

For the congress party it’s blasphemy.

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