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Li'l Tweenie Learns To Bop

They are seven going on 18...leapfrogging from crayons to perfumes and tattoos. What gives?

Li'l Tweenie Learns To Bop
Gireesh G.V.
Li'l Tweenie Learns To Bop
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Maiytre Dalvi is extremely particular that you spell her name right. But that's not where this Delhi-based girl's exactitude begins—or ends. She's a stunner on an evening out. And she knows it. After all, she has yet again brilliantly orchestrated the stop-stare effect. Immaculately done nails and hair to make-up that pays obeisance to her deft hands, a parlour-acquired scintillating tattoo of a fire-spitting dragon devouring her belly button, a wardrobe that could at once give several actresses an overnight makeover. And she is only seven.

A student at Delhi's Sanskriti school, Maiytrè spearheads a growing sorority who are redefining notions of "cuteness" as we once knew it. Thanks to a pandemic of soft-hearted parents who pamper their children in nuclear families, glam television that throws up a hot, young and pretty celeb every other day, and rising consumerism which now targets the young and the innocent, more and more urban Indian kids are fast-forwarding into unready 'maturity'. Clothes and looks are the first casualty then: they want to be togged out in costumes of...
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