Laugh All the Way to the Vote Bank

Laugh All the Way to the Vote Bank

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Author: Pamela Philipose
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 119
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143028243


An irreverent take on India's political pantomime.

The stage of India's democracy is the lampoonist's dream. In this deliciously wicked book, journalist and columnist Pamela Philipose brings to life twenty avatars of the politician that inhabit the political city of Indiaprastha. Among these notables are the boneless sycophant, there mixer-fixer, the moneybag in spotless white, the security hazard on wheels, the godman guardian and the never-say-bye leader. Accompanied by caricatures, biting and witty, this book is a rollicking read that mirrors the complex and often absurd world of Indian politics.



Of Cadavers and Kings
Poll Vows: For Better or Worse (Usually Worse)
There's a Politician in the Perambulator
By the Grace of Godmen
The Boneless Wonder in the Circus
The empire behind the Throne
Democracy's Zero Hour
White Kurtas and the Whiff of Horse Dung
Fantasies Are Worth Their Weight in Votes
Degrees of Separation: From X to Z-plus
Politics Makes Estranged Bedfellows
The Rules of Remote Control
Swinging by the Food Chain
If You Don't Have It, Flaunt It
Ballo9t Box Sensations out of the Box Office
Floor Crossing for Fun
Here to Radioactivity
Adding Insult to Injurious Politics
Courting Jet Lag for the Nation's Sake
To Go Forward, Be Backward