Posts Tagged ‘Balakrishna Seshadri

29
Nov
09

Fie!

I was planning to comment on my botched attempts to walk the glitterati boulevard when I found myself reading about the ridiculous situation in Bandipur where the show of solidarity by wildlife conservationists and environmentalists is shamelessly being battered down by our bald-faced elected representatives.

But first, the glitterati.

I received, probably by mistake, an email invitation to attend a social-do. To be part of a ‘select’ crowd for a talk on “New Knowledge Frontiers of Tomorrow” by Mr. Sam Pitroda.

However, getting a pass to enter and then attend was tougher than renewing a driving license – and, the tougher it got the more resolute I became to check-out this gathering and to meet leaders and facilitators of this “Frontier of Tomorrow”.

The ‘Muah-muah’ crowd was there in full regalia – dressed to kill and overloaded with diamonds and other embellishments; suited-booted ethnofied glitterati – socialites with calculating departed eyes, heavily made-up principals, teachers and trustees of ‘good schools’ and academies, puffy-eyed doyens of other professions and similar species. All with benign expressions, measuring each other whilst nibbling designer pizzalets.

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