Bangalore Herald, Bangalore, India: The Indian government have begged (enough of them here) their ex-colonial rulers, Britain, to send them over some snow before Christmas.
Hearing of the unusual heavy snow falling on the Chelsea-Man Utd game and many other places too, they offered their help and begged the British government to send 6000 deep-freeze containers full of the stuff.
A "White Christmas" in India would really be special and many affluent, Christian Indians are prepared to pay heavily for the
India asked Nepal but they refused to send their snow to neighbouring India because of their political differences regarding Kashmir and fear also that Pakistani terrorists could blow the containers sky-high during transit.
UK PM, David Cameron, is rapidly rushing through legislation for the massive export of the snow and has also promised India that he will also pack a few containers full with ex-patriot Indians to unload the stuff when it reaches Mumbai, he quoted:
"It's a matter of killing two Indian bald-headed eagles with one stone, we've too much snow and certainly too many Indians!"
The Indian PM was delighted too hear about the UK's decision, but did request that the ex-pat Indians being sent back should be highly qualified IT engineers, there's a massive dearth of that particular breed in India!
Merry Christmas from a not so "white" Bangalore!