February 15, 2004
Politics is the most enduring son-rise industry. Here GenNext literally means next of kin. As more and more sons, daughters, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and in-laws enter the electoral arena, constituencies are made to look like estates that are only to be handed down. Amar Chandel takes a look at the parivaars.
THERE is no business like politics. Investment is ridiculously low, returns are astonishingly high and the gestation period is unbelievably short. Rags-to-riches miracles are an everyday happening. That is why anyone who enters the sweepstakes is there for ever. Conventional wisdom is that politicians and asses never change their profession.
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