Today, on the accusation channel
- Rail Budget 2015: No hike in passenger fares, Prabhu promises modern rail network
- Rail Budget: Ally Shiv Sena not satisfied, but Mulayam says Prabhu has done a 'good job'
- Rail Budget futuristic and passenger centric: PM Modi
- PDP, BJP thrash out differences; all clear for Mufti-Modi meeting tomorrow
- Hummer horror: Senior policeman suspended for secretly meeting Kerala businessman
Arvind Kejriwal has changed his style and substance. He's gone from being the co-star to the lead player in a drama of David and Goliath proportions. Anna Hazare's right-hand man has been on television nearly every single day in the last few months. He went on a fast, he broke his fast and then broke with Anna Hazare; he talked of launching a new political party, launched a new political party and most recently, a campaign against corruption in high places or, should one say, highest places.
Currently, he is accusing Robert Vadra, son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, of receiving undue benefits from DLF. And he's got everyone watching TV, everyone talking about him on TV: if it's Tuesday, it must be a new revelation/ accusation live on the box from the vox populi, Arvind Kejriwal.
He has thus become a TV star in his own right. Now, he has to do something about his clothes. Baggy cotton trousers, a bush shirt and a white Gandhi topi with "main aam aadmi hoon" reportedly printed on it? Makes him look like a bureaucrat pretending to be a politician or an old-fashioned gentleman waiting tables. No offence. If he wants to portray himself as an entirely new type of politician, he should consult Soha Ali Khan and Aki Narula on What Not to Wear (TLC) in his new role. The cap is the first item Khan will throw out — it symbolises other politicians instead of a new kinda one.
There's a new kind of victory jig after winning a cricket match, called Gayle's Gangnam style. Each time the West Indies won a game at the Twenty20 World Cup or took a wicket, he would behave like a psycho or more precisely the rapper PSY, prancing about like the Congress party trying to sidestep the burning questions raised by Kejriwal. It has been a joy to watch the West Indies winning the T20 World Cup. They were men with happy feet and smiles straight out of the Center Fresh sparkling smile commercial. "Nobody," observed one of the commentators, "celebrates likes the West Indies!"