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The News Minute | December 21, 2014 | 5.05 pm IST It’s been a month since the PM Narendra Modi visited Australia, and the world is taking notice of his merchandising potential. The ‘Jai Jai Gujarat’ vegetarian burgers are on offer at Burger Addiction’s Adelaide outlet; this after India was flooded with Modi mania in merchandises in all shapes and sizes this year.  Laptop stickers: There were 21 full faces and 14 half-Modis on this one, statistically speaking.  Mugs: There were a number of mugs with Modi’s quotes and also him on the side. Yes, “If you believe you can, you can”, seems to ring a bell.  Friendship Bands:  Erm, they looked like friendship bands at first. Turned out also to be pen-drives. Yes, he is tech-savvy, our PM. Notebooks and diaries: Notebooks and diaries with the PM’s quotes embossed on top. They do look good. Kurtas: Journalists have quipped about the PM’s tendency to change into several outfits through the day. He got kurtas back in fashion though. Clocks: They don’t say much these clocks (except probably campaign pitches) so we can’t say much about them.  Pichkaaris: Okay, so couldn’t figure out why he’d feature on these toys for Holi. So we’ll just say that Kejriwal was also on them and Modi outsold the ones that featured him.

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