Yella vokay. Sootu-bootu, salwar-kameez yaake?

There is something about “Rome” that makes Indian politicians shed their inhibitions, let their hair down, change their clothes, and become Romans in a manner they never would do in the motherland.

In Bahrain on a business trip on Friday, Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa is all “attention” and his cabinet colleague Shobha Karandlaje is “at ease” as they record their sojourn for posterity.

Gone is the white-and-white safari and the cotton saree. Thankfully, Ramachandre Gowda makes no effort to camouflage his son-of-the-soil credentials.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

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