Politician, Coonoor



Tamil politicians liked to be shown embracing the elderly poor -- it started, I think, with the late M.G.R., back in the seventies. This picture looks a little ambiguous to me, though. And I feel that they have made him more fair-skinned than he is. Wonder if he won...

3 comments:

martha said...

I like how the poster is peeling off the post. It is itself, elderly, isn't it?

Shashi Nayagam said...

I hope Coonoor was not too wet. Are you still there? Here it has been pouring even I was impressed by the down pours that we have been having. I guess you should put your word verification on as you are getting automated posts.

Nancy said...

Shashi, thanks for reminding me about word verification -- these automated posts are so awful... we're having showers in Coonoor, but it's lovely and pleasant -- 30 degrees cooler than Chennai! I hate the thought of returning to that steambath.