Trump plays India’s favourite notes with Bollywood and cricket, but there’s no holding back the bored Indian

Manavi Kapur
Trump plays India’s favourite notes with Bollywood and cricket, but there’s no holding back the bored Indian

US president Donald Trump’s maiden official visit to India began today (Feb. 24) with much fanfare, though the enthusiasm may not have sustained. Greeted by prime minister Narendra Modi at the Ahmedabad airport, Trump, his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared Kushner made their way to the Sardar Patel Stadium, witnessing a colourful roadshow along the way. The Trumps were the headliners of the Namaste Trump event, a show mirroring last September’s Howdy, Modi!