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Era Of The Saffron Socialites

Era Of The Saffron  Socialites
Era Of The Saffron Socialites
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LIKE nature, Delhi abhors a vacuum. Politics being mother's milk to denizens of this ancient capital, the uncertainties of the last few weeks have driven its inhabitants to the edge. People hardly ever known to turn on their TV sets wore the look of hardened junkies and were heard complaining of acute withdrawal symptoms when Prannoy Roy and Vinod Dua went off the air. Roy was quite right to call it a "calculator" election. A few old 'fig leaf' socialists may be waving saffron banners but Delhi's tough socialites, known to manage ministers and MPs as adeptly as their dhobi accounts, now slip out calculators at dinner parties to explain why it is prudent to wait before painting your walls a pale saffron. As a consequence Lajpat Nagar's retailers confirm that sales of pocket calculators continue to be higher than those of saffron saris.

Some members of the press had their own passing gripe against the Bharatiya Janata Party. Atal Behari Vajpayee lives two doors away from the Press Club on Raisina Road and the day before he was sworn in as Prime Minister, Black Cat...

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