Indian knickers in a twist

The excellent Jivha reports the arrival of Italian lingerie depicting Hindu deities in the boutiques of Godhra, Gujarat, where it has been protested by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in a move that will presumably lead to catastrophic inter-communal rioting. This ritual coyness is very difficult to understand for those of us originating from a part of the world where, on Saturday nights, the menfolk are wont to wear their underpants on their heads.

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