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CurrentAffairs : Dutch diplomat slams New Delhi as a "garbage dump"

A Dutch diplomat, Mr.Arnold Parzer who is the Agriculture Councilor at New Delhi's Royal Netherlands embassy has reportedly said that "New Delhi is the most miserable place I have ever lived in" while talking to a Dutch newspaper. He further said ""Anything that can go wrong, does go wrong; everyone interferes with everyone else; the people are a darn nuisance; the climate is hell; the city a garbage dump." He also said, "New Delhi is the most miserable place I have ever lived in."

Now if that isn't a truly honest opinion expressed in the most undiplomatic way by a career diplomat ! HT also reports that the foreign ministry had a minor fit.

But pray why? Isn't the opinion patently true? If an Indian diplomat posted in , say, Amsterdam, reports that the Netherlands is one of the world's most beautiful, unpolluted and clean countries apart form the fact that it does have a fairly major drug, immigration and human smuggling meant for prostitution problem, would the Dutch Govt. disagree so violently? Me thinks not.

The babus are probably frustrated that some one who is a diplomat is speaking the truth. After all wasn't it Bisaac Goldberg (who?) said "Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest thing in the nicest way."

Mr. Parzer forgot to be nice.

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