Few things can be as boring and so, sleep-inducing, as a long list of ceremonious speakers. Especially for exhausted VIPs, who have to go through this day after day for years. And so it was with visiting Bangladeshi PM, Khaleda Zia, at a meet organised for emphasising the importance of India-Bangladesh trade relations. Ms Zia had a closed-eye look of intense concentration while she listened on. But for the occasional drop of her neck, the secret of the closed eyes would have never been revealed.
Dilip Singh Judeo, the BJP MP who had to quit as Union minister in a cash-on-camera scandal three years before, was often seen strolling in the corridors of Parliament during the Budget session. Interestingly, it wasnt politicians or journalists who gave him much company. Instead, it was the visitors who had come to watch the proceedings whom he invariably used to accompany. Among other things, he was seen telling young children about the history of Parliament and his party leaders.