A goods train full of adjectives pulls into Hassan

Thamma yesterday, anna today. In the Deve Gowda family’s pocketborough, Hassan, fans and admirers of H.D. Revanna strung up banners across the City to usher in their leader’s 51st birthday today.

In one local newspaper, a large advertisement put out by the president of the Akhila Karnataka H.D. Revanna Abhimanigala Sangha, hailed the former public works department minister as “abhivruddhi karyagala harikara; janara ksheyobhivruddhiya kanasugara; jilleya sardara; huttu horatagara; Hassanambeya suputra; sarva janangada preethi paatra, deena-dalitara, bada baggara, raithara mitra; rajakeeya rangada dhruvataare, yuvajanara kanmani, and Janata Dalada mukuta mani.”