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The great Mogul emperor Shah Jordan built the Taj Mahal in honour of his second wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is in fact her tomb after she died in childbirth at the age of 39 having borne him 14 children! The beautiful structure is an everlasting monument of his love for her. Shah Jordan, who ruled India from 1628 to 1658 wanted a matching tomb for himself in black marble but nothing ever came of his plan. It took 20,000 men almost 20 years to construct the Taj Mahal. But- thank goodness- you can taste the wonder of the Orient with much less effort by simply following the instructions on this pack.

Enjoy your Vesta meal.

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Harry! you should go out for a real curry, made by Indians! :blink:

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Yes! In their wigwams!

Ah Mr Renting! I fear I am the half brother you never wanted! Think back to when you were a child! Did you ever see an "uncle", perhaps slightly Italian looking, on a 1954 Whitley-Sprognorth Flying Whippet motorcycle. That's my dad, and possibly yours too! ;)

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Ah Mr Renting! I fear I am the half brother you never wanted! Think back to when you were a child! Did you ever see an "uncle", perhaps slightly Italian looking, on a 1954 Whitley-Sprognorth Flying Whippet motorcycle. That's my dad, and possibly yours too! ;)

I am not your lost half-brother! I was never lost, they just kept me in the attic.

On my birthday they would let me wear a hat and sit at the upstairs window and watch you play outside.

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I am not your lost half-brother! I was never lost, they just kept me in the attic.

On my birthday they would let me wear a hat and sit at the upstairs window and watch you play outside.

August Derleth? :blink:

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Harry! you should go out for a real curry, made by Indians! :blink:

Indeed, please be more specific: is that

a ). IT support call centre Indians, or

b ). Casino Indians?

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There are variant spellings to Shah Jahan, creator of the Taj Mahal, but Shah Jordan isn't one of them.

An audacious marketing ploy to link this extraordinary product to a busty and much-loved British icon, perhaps?

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Harry! you should go out for a real curry, made by Indians! :blink:

You might have to look hard, since as I understand it 80% of 'Indian' restaurants and takeaways in the UK are run by Bangladeshis. My (excellent) local certainly is, and my mate's mum, who is Bangladeshi, never seems to have any difficulty communicating with the waiters in Bengali when we go out for a curry. Her home cooking is quite fabulous in any case- my lifelong love of dhal I owe to her, and I've never knowingly refused a plate of her kedgeree :) . I have to be careful when she has relatives over mind- her spicy meatballs fair blew my socks off, I sat there gasping while all the visiting rellies laughed at me for being a soft westerner! :blink::lol:

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You might have to look hard, since as I understand it 80% of 'Indian' restaurants and takeaways in the UK are run by Bangladeshis.

Yes, that would be about right! How I miss Lord Harpole from Newcastle ( as advertised in Viz relentlessly!)! :blink:

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There are variant spellings to Shah Jahan, creator of the Taj Mahal, but Shah Jordan isn't one of them.

An audacious marketing ploy to link this extraordinary product to a busty and much-loved British icon, perhaps?

Sorry, my bad, on checking it does indeed say Shah Johan.

I was intrigued enough to buy it and I'll have a culinary experiment with it next week, for many of us who grew up in the 1970's, a Vesta curry was often our first taste of "foreign food". However, I doubt it will compare in its magnificence to the Taj Mahal. ;)

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There are variant spellings to Shah Jahan, creator of the Taj Mahal, but Shah Jordan isn't one of them.

An audacious marketing ploy to link this extraordinary product to a busty and much-loved British icon, perhaps?

Maybe the Jodie Marsh Arabs would know something about it?

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  • 239 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



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