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THE DIVINE ROAD TRIP

Having single-handedly ferried his parents to 40 spots of pilgrimage on a DIY bamboo palanquin, the mythological Shravan Kumar has always been a bit of an impossible ideal. Yet, when Arvind Kejriwal was re-elected chief minister recently, his deputy Manish Sisodia said, “Delhi has again voted for its favourite son, its Shravan Kumar”. For the cover of his new book, , Devdutt Pattanaik,, too, almost seems borrowed from a politician’s vocabulary. “You now have politicians who are chauvinistic about these words, but there was a time when they were embarrassed by them. Politicians come and go, but I keep writing my books,” says Pattanaik.

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