One of the miracles of the mobile phone is that it has replaced a concern for the human condition with a question about his physical location. So, no longer does anybody ask you “How are you?” when you answer a call, but “Where are you?”
This year’s civilian honours is a bit like that. It’s not about who you are or how you are doing, but where you are, and by extension, who you know and hobnob with.
K. Subrahmanya reports in today’s Deccan Herald that five of the 13 Padma Bhushan awardees are Delhiites (strike rate 38 per cent); 13 of the 35 Padma Bhushan awardees are Delhiites (strike rate 37 per cent); and almost a quarter of the 71 Padma Shri awardees are Delhiites (strike rate: 25 per cent)
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