Video and Text: Raja Sen
She's been having an insane reception in Gujarat, and one of the most surreal moments for astronaut Sunita Williams must have been the visit to father Dr Deepak Pandya's native village, Jhulasan.
Not just was she made to sit on a huge red throne, but local fans and politicians couldn't resist topping things by slipping a golden crown onto her head.
Nope, we're sure this doesn't happen in her native Massachusetts.
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