The author William Dalrymple put a totally new spin to the Kaavya Viswanathan disgrace last night. He was saying on television that Kaavya was just another example of 'Ruthless Asian Babes' who would do anything to achieve what they want: success, money, recognition, whatever.
Dalrymple also included Faria Alam, the football association secretary of Bengali and Pakistani descent who stumped Sven-Goran Eriksson; and Joyti De-Laurey, the Goldman Sachs secretary of Indian origin accused of stealing £4,404,678.
That set yours truly thinking. Who else would qualify as a Ruthless Asian Babe?
Preetii Jain, who singed Madhur Bhandarkar? Zaheera Shaikh, who tried to eat the cake and the bakery? Our own Lakshmi Pandit, Dr B.V. Rajagopal's daughter, who was stripped off the Miss India crown for being married?
What do you think? Is Dalrymple right, wrong or sexist? Who will qualify as a Ruthless Asian Babe in your opinion? Leave a comment.