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2016-06-10T23:07:18+05:30

Madhya Pradesh
Going With The Flow

A glass of water and a towel is what Madhya Pradesh cabinet minister Antar Singh Arya orders before beginning his interaction with the people anywhere in the state. He pours the water on his bald head and then rubs it with the towel. “See, it’s almost dry,” he tells bewildered watchers, showing them the almost-dry towel. Then he summons from the crowd someone with a rich crop of hair. The experiment is repeated. The towel is soaked in water. “That is what trees do. They help retain water. So do plant trees and do not cut the existing ones,” he tells them, before moving on to other things. Some teaching aid this.


Delhi
What’s The Buzz?

Ahead of a long-promised reshuffle in Narendra Modi team, the capital is abuzz with rumours, lobbying and kite-flying. The hot money is on journalist-scholar M.J. Akbar finally finding a berth. A much-rew­arded right-leaning intellectual is said to be eyeing the HRD ministry. What of Smriti Irani, you ask? Here’s another rumour that could make your head spin right off. It seems the former soap star is not on the long list of the party’s potential chief ministerial candidates for Uttar Pradesh 2017. Instead, she might replace Anandiben Patel in Gujarat next year!


Kerala
Acting MPs

It looks like Padma awards are so passe in Kerala. In Mollywood, a membership in either house of Parliament is the new style statement. With the BJP sending actor Suresh Gopi to the...

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