Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lalu Goes Canadian

I didn't know whether to cry or laugh when I read this in Hindustan Times this morning:

...Lalu (Prasad) is playing the role himself in the documentary "India Reborn" being shot by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

The only politician chosen by the CBC will be telling the story about his rise from the bucolic environs of his native Phulwaria village in remote Gopalganj district, where he spent his initial years as a cowherd, to becoming the minister of railways, the largest public sector undertaking in the country.

The four-hour documentary is to feature people from several walks of life including industry, information technology and agriculture who have left an indelible impact of their personality on the post-independence India.