Only A Pegasus Dares | Outlook India Magazine

Solely A Pegasus Dares | Outlook India Journal

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Solely A Pegasus Dares


She invokes Maitreyi and Gargi, the legendary girls philosophers from historical Mithila, and former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in the identical breath. And talks about Mauryan emperors Chandragupta, Ashoka, and the good political strategist Chanakya and poet Vidyapati—all personages from Bihar’s historical past—in glowing phrases. However she follows just one individual on Twitter: Simon Hix, a world knowledgeable on elections and electoral system from her alma mater. A level in public administration from the London College of Economics ought to stand her in good stead.

Meet Pushpam Priya Choudhary, who has kicked up a buzz amid the hubbub of Bihar elections. For voters complaining about the identical previous faces brandishing usual manifestos polls after polls, here’s a hatke various: a younger debutante making a foray right into a caste-ridden ballot battle along with her political outfit, Plurals, which has a white horse with wings as its brand.

Terming Choudhary merely formidable could be an understatement: setting the bar excessive, she is eyeing the chief minister’s chair,…



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