Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Chidambaram fractures toe

When I read that Chidambaram had broken his toe in the melee that ensued when he and his entourage objected to his picture being taken by some photographers, I really couldn't understand what the fuss was all about, until I read this:
Police sources said that being on a private outing, Mr. Chidambaram was in an attire different from his usual white dhoti and white shirt.
Oh yeah, now I get it: he was wearing something that was at variance with his public image. Being photographed in that outfit would have shattered the carefully cultivated persona that he has nurtured for so long.