Cockroach TV

Reportage of the day:

Berdymukhamedov’s apparent dislike of cockroaches may have something to do with his previous career as a dentist.

This is from a news report about how Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, the president of Turkmenistan, saw a cockroach on national television and fired “no fewer than 30 workers from the main state TV channel,” including “journalists, directors, camera operators, and technical staff.” Journalists?

In India, of course, they would have gone: “Cockroach ke liye khed hai.”

(Link via email from Rachna Shetty, the lady behind this interesting initiative.)