Hats off to Lansons Public Relations executive Jeena Nadarajan when asking a stroppy editor about his dietary requirements on behalf of a client and getting email complaints about wild mushroom in mushroom gratin.She replied: “If I was the cook, you would all get vegetable samosa, fish cutlet and a variety of chutneys, masala dosa with sambar, prawn biriyani and an assortment of sweets.” MM editorial is angling for an invite chez Nadarajan (there are only 14 of us and we will bring the wine and none of those vulgar advertising lot) or at least for Jeena to do the menu at the next big industry dinner.
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