Oct 092005

A few weeks ago FE had a tongue in cheek write up on pet grooming – manicure, pedicure, shampoo and conditioning – for the animal in your life (no, not your partner or your spouse).

Where animals can be ‘made over’ can politicians be far behind? Bad analogy I know – besides I really like animals, and don’t particularly care for our netas. DNA has this article on how rural politicians in Maharashtra are transforming themselves for a media age. Clothes, body language and styling to come across more telegenic and sophisticated.

I always thought that the newer politician, the Jaitleys, the Iyers, Sibals, Mahajan’s had this veneer of put on slickness that didn’t make them completely trustworthy. Now you know that it could have been the sopistication equivalent of blonde hair from a bottle :)

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