Anand Poojary of Byndoor origin plays host to PM Modi in US


Daijiworld Media Network – Byndoor (MS)

Byndoor, Sep 26: The visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United States of America has an incidental connection to Byndoor.

NRI hotelier Anand Poojary hosted PM Modi and took care of his diet during the latter's visit to Washington, DC.

Anand Poojary and his wife Sumitha have lived in Washington DC for the past 35 years. They have been running Woodlands hotel for 25 years.

Anand Poojary is the son of Badiya Poojary and Girija, residents of Kallangadi Mane of Aloor village in the taluk. Though he resides in the USA, he often visits his native place. Due to lockdown and Covid he has not visited his native place for the past three years.

Sources say that when eminent officials, including union government ministers visit Washington, they are often hosted by Anand Poojary. This is the third such occasion on which Anand has hosted PM Modi. The Poojary couple met Modi for the fourth time on Friday September 24 and had a friendly chat with him.

Even in the USA, Modi prefers Indian cuisine. For breakfast he was served idli, vada, sambar and two types of sweet dishes, media reports said.

Modi arrived in the US on September 23 to attend the Quad summit convened by US President Joe Biden, hold bilateral talks with leaders and address the United Nations General Assembly. He is scheduled to return to New Delhi on Sunday September 26.

  

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  • Krishna, Washington DC

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    We have know Anand for over 30 years . You will not find a gentleman like him . He is loved by thousands of Indians / Americans. here in the DC area . He has always stayed the soft spoken ,kindest business man from day he opened his restaurant Woodlands . Ask any one in the greater Washington area about him …the same answer !! Hundreds are waiting eagerly for his restaurant Woodlands to open next month , and I am one of them .

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 27 2021

    Our PM Modiji should have invited Trump to join for the Idli Vada Sambar party. That was the best opportunity for him to meet Trump.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Sep 27 2021

    Mr poojari is a celebrity ... however coastal belt is not new to breeding celebrities.... muthappanna, ravianna, vicky anna etc. etc. etc.

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 27 2021

    MR ANAND Poojary is a great success story - from humble backgrounds - In his time -- Travelling across the District itself was a challenge -- reaching the Capital of the most powerful nation --and setting up a business enterprise--commendable-- There are lot of success stories from Humble origins some also by selling Tea from an unknown - not verifiable / station------------------- OUR former PM Manmohan Singh - studied and got a PHD - under very trying circumstances- financial ---partition etc etc -- became Reserve bank Gov --- etc etc before PM --

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  • RASHMI, INDIA

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Hello ppl from tulunadu, Why you want comments any issue negative ..

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  • Ramesh, Bangalore

    Mon, Sep 27 2021

    Any idea of lakhs waiting outside Delhi from last 8 months regarding farm laws -freezing cold etc etc-- No time to meet -- migrants walking in thousands because of a lock down -- various other ----list goes on ---

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  • Rajesh, dubai

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    I thought Modi might eat food at Trump Plaza hotel and meet his friend Dolaand over steak

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  • J P James, Puchhal

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Good work RP , Well done , Keep the good RP, I know him personally and met him many time very nice guy down to earth ,

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  • Mohan, Jeppu

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    But modi is down under earth to indians.only good for adanis.sold India to gujju friend.

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    what you need is not just education but little brain also. The country economy is growing rapidly and from all corners. But to term it as sold to gujju just like bar dancer son' shows your own education level. .LOL

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    this poojary must have been cleaner or assistant in india and must have sneaked to usa through mexico...anyway as per the saying "bhagwan meherbaan tho gadha pahilwan'' he got lucky to serve the tea boy.

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  • vikram Rao, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Why you guys hate somebody success… they might have done something right which you have not done

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    during pakistan visit modi was aerved with Karachi beryani and cake..he was hosted by nawaz shreeef

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    real kujuma Kodial,Are you now sad that you didnt get that chance?Next time we will book you to polish his shoes by the next foreign tour.And Mr Poojary may not feel sorry for serving Modi.He has done his Part.When I go through this forum,how some people write comments below their Niveu.Why one should go below their standard.(if any)Afterall Mr.Anand P. or anyone from India ,would feel happy for electing him to attend to his meals and rest.

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  • John pinto, Mumbai

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Kujuma is fit to work as a joker in the circus. He is not happy with others success

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  • Harish p, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 27 2021

    Kujuma you are jealous of others success. You guys dont go beyond middle east countries

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  • Anand, Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 27 2021

    Itna Jalan pate me kyon. Doosronka bala daek nahin sakte. Kujama ka pajama gilla hogaya.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Sep 27 2021

    dekh bhai...maine lika hai woh such nikla..anand poojary ka father was a cook...read the aritcle..you will understand...so do you think he went there on H1 Visa? so i just mentioned that nothing else... success and failure is just naseeb...there is nothing like only a person who works hard will achieve success...crooks like chaiwala and mota bhai are also successful...did they do any hard work except eating dhokla and farting?

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  • Babanna, Jeppu, Kudla

    Mon, Sep 27 2021

    sour grapes......

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    I expected Shri Langoolalacharya swamy will get the privilege to be a host and welcome our prime minister with great zeal and enthusiasm. Any way wish you all the best for another time. Till then be prepared....

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Kalen Cynthi, Besten mujen naun paad kartai...Haun BJPeee cho Dalaal Ghee ???... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Bjp, congress, aap, hum, tum all in India. Not in USA. Next time,we want to see you as host....

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Cynthi DK,Na na cynthi ,thaka special kaam asselem,Pitipiti kern boroumk ,type kaam bhari kastem neimgi?Thane kithem sanglam them Langook puura gothasa .

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Voi true.....he keeps each and every note of politicians.....

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    People, Ananda Poojary is my friend here in US for last 20 years....he had a Vegetarian Restaurant here in Langley Park , near University of Maryland called Woodland for lat 25 years... There was Buffet with dozens of Vegetarian items and sweets.... Very nice Indian restaurant in Washington, DC metropolitan area... Poojary is from Kundapur and very humble and was Serving guests himself in restaurant ....I believe his wife is a nurse and father in law is famous Vegetarian cook in DC... Unfortunately after COVID like most restaurants his Woodland restaurant here is also closed now.... Trust me, you will never find such nice Vegetarian restaurant even in India...I miss dining in his restaurant and meeting him every weekend.... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    langoor,... did you also migrate by ship....

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    “Ahankarakke assadeye Maddu”….. Normally I don’t respond to low life’s…. …Tak…Takk….

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    don't mistake langoor... some of your comments give the impression that you also might have migrated by ...

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  • Prakrithi, Mangalur

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Which medical shop u get dis "asadde" maddu ? Who is dr. Ahankar ? His addr and telephone no korpara langoolacharya DC ?

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    "A low-life is a term for a person who is considered morally unacceptable by their community. Examples of people society often labels low-lives include aggressive panhandlers, bullies, criminals, drug .." -Wikipedia ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Sep 27 2021

    Langooji,USA.asa ,ek vokat.Kiratyacho Kasaya ,ani vokat borem jilab jaunk.Charbi pura denvtha.

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  • Bhat, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 27 2021

    First of all learn how to respect others my brother. Your words tell about your culture and unfortunately many like you get labelled as bad just because you also belong to.....

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  • Prakash, Mangaladevi, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Possibility of next MP candidate from Udupi / Chickmagaluru constituency (if hotel business is closed in USA due to Covid).

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Anand and his brothers are a success story, I recall meeting him in New him in 1987 several times, while he was in New York.

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Ye tomato chatni kane wale ko ..kaunsa diet?

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    many mangalurean waiters / stewards / cooks "migrated" to US.... one lot migrated from woodlands hotel chain in mumbai... they went by ship to some distant country and when the ship touched a US port, they vanished into thin air... after reaching US, they applied for asylum stating that they are from violence torn punjab... at that time, khalistan separatist violence was at its peak...

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  • Mohan mangalore, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Burnols out of stock

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  • Abdul Sattar H.S., Moolur/Jeddah

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Mr. Anand Poojary appreciated your welcome to diplomacy and prepared idli, wada from gutter gas which is reaching to Rs. 1000 in India with petrol and deisel. So ask your diplomacy to what about poor person who were starving in Assam and eating riffle by the squad.

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  • Jithesh, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Modiji's aura is unmatchable.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Last time he was served Jalebi, Fafada & Dhokla ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    😂😂😂😂😂. ..where in USA ? Who was the host ? Next time try your influence to make our aacharyalangool ji as host Jossey sir. Our pride

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Mon, Sep 27 2021

    Cynthia, Modi's trip to USA was a complete Disaster ...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Sep 27 2021

    no..it was a success to Anand Poojary venture as he sold lots of idlis, vadas, and sweet items..ha ha ha

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    he is 'persona non grata' as long as democrats are in power...

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    However, that idli sambar must not have that tasty as Pakistani Biriyani!

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Dear Poojary- be careful with your business. wherever our supreme leader visited and hugged those people lost their business or lost posts. Dont involve in any kind of politics and bowdown, just do your business honestly.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Trump card from Atmanirbhar Poojary to Modi

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  • Godfrey D'Souza, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Onji plate pakoda korre ayijiya? That was what Modi told the unemployed graduates!!!!

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  • k b r, Mangala uru

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    usa insulted india by refusing to recognise him as head of state... now he has to go around town looking for idli sambar... abki bar trump ki .... proved costly... democrats hitting back.... this man should not have campaigned in presidential choice of another country...

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    In India the PM is not the head of state, he is head of govt. only. The president is the head of state or nation. In the US, the president is both the head of state and head of govt.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    USA is not interested who visits ....but only interested in exploring economic opportunities in their favour........iddli, vada , sambar or pakodas will not make difference.....but only good for bhakts.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Modi looks tired & disappointed ...

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 27 2021

    Tired, no no. Because this is his first experience in that big new aircraft and sitting alone may be the reason.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    "Poojary ka sowbhagya...... Jai ho hindu nationlist leader hamara Modiji." Does that mean he hates other minorities ? He is the leader of all Indians irrespective of religion, cast & creed.

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  • Roland, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Thank you America for allowing people if other nationalities and religions to live in harmony and do business. Without your help this guy would have started a hotel in byndoir

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    South Indian food (especially Thali) is even favourite with some Europeans/Americans.

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  • Vincent D'Souza, Belthangady

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Is Kori Rotti in the Menu?

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    daal baati in the menu but no cori rotti...

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  • Vincent D'Souza, Belthangady

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    KBR - Your menu item overlapped my menu!

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  • Ravi Poojary, Mumbai/Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Very nice Mr.Poojary

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  • vishwadeepak, mangalore/dxb

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Poojarre...shokuda...korirotti malthd america special pandh kordu budle... Birel jumbondu thinnu jana...

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangaluru/Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Hotteyalli shake apund.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangaluru/Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Hotteyalli shake apund.

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  • Achhu, Mlore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Poojari is expecting in 2024 again Modi but this expectation will remain like ee sala cup namde. people never again select modi. pujari lost wada sambar chatni

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Pooajarle, onji super Burgerla offer malupule (veg.) or Subway sandwich (all veg.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Most of the hotel owners originally from Udupi and Mangalore region serve veg. food without garlic and onion (What our PM also wants) in other places in India. including Mumbai Delhi etc and many countries abroad. But there are only 2 or 3 restaurants in Mangalore and Udupi who do the same here... Congratulations Anand Poojary.

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  • Achhu, Mlore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Still DK is not100% literate so we see this kind of things.

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    What to do with 20% illiterate community...

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Afghan visa?

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    But still far better than so-called literate Kasargod.

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    But first choice always remains Lahori Biriyani...,😊

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Pure dombarata at its best...,

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  • Jaggu, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Nikk banjig apuja?

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Poojary ka sowbhagya...... Jai ho hindu nationlist leader hamara Modiji.

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  • Roshan, Mangalore / Abudhabi

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Swalpa mundhe ba maraya... Yaaru hinduliyabaradu...

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  • CHRIS, MANGALORE

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    SO WHATS BIG NEWS IN THIS

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Tum Ko kyo mirch laga re...

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Ofcourse it's big news..... people in India with bhookey pet.......want to know what their PM is eating while in the USA so that their stomach may fill with gas....!!!

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  • Sheikh M, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    This time no one cares except some andhe bakts , No news in any US newspapers What a shame, Because he supported same right extremist Trump , now his feku friend Trump went to undergound

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Hotte uri... Bonda pare ya

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Nina Zakir Nayak olu potay topi padodu...

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Dude !! Are you so blind, not to view the close relationship, between India, USA, Japan and Australia, who have formed " Quad " an integral alliance to checkmate the axis of medieval Jihadist and the evil dragon, China ???

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Readers, Anand Poojary is privileged to host PM Modiji, on his historic journey to the United States. There are numerous professionals, including my family members, and others from the coastal regions of Karnataka, have migrated to this nation.... These Indian/ Americans, who are more then 4 million are our brand ambassadors, contributing to the close bond between the two largest democracies of our world !!!

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Great to know this .. Congrats to Mr Poojary for venturing into Hotel business in the US . Others too can follow him.

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    I think in US no one is making Pakoda's........

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangaluru/Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Lucky guy....

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  • Sheikh M, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Poor guy , he never knew that he served a feku maharaj

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangaluru/Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    Feku only for handicaped people ..It's OK.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    lucky becoz he was in USA, suppose in India 1nly gujju or naglur would have got da host.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 26 2021

    anand poojary's ache din in usa.

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