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Jagannath Chatterjee

Have we ever thought that there will be pears that look exactly like little buddhas? Thanks to China’s Fruit Mould Company — a manufacturing group that also sells supplies for making heart-shaped watermelons, star-shaped cucumbers, apples with gnomish face and sultry peaches shaped like human behind — it’s no more impossible to produce pears that look like fat little buddhas, complete with folded arms, plump tummies and meditative smiles. Buddha-shaped pears from China will cost you of course: each is priced at $8