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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.


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