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The politics of power dressing: How Priyanka Gandhi Vadra made a 'statement' even without a 'speech'

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Think women in politics, think power dressing, and you’d have images of women in sharp suits and skirts, walking about in kitten heels.

Albeit that’s a 'videshi' scenario. No one dresses like Hilary Clinton in India.

But India too has a politics of power dressing, especially for women.

Think saree — plain, with a border, and the occasional pallu over the head.

What’s become a sort of a stereotype, with the likes of Mamata Banerjee, Smriti Irani, Sheila Dixit, Sushma Swaraj furthering the cause, could very well be traced back to Indira Gandhi — the woman who made it possible for us to be talking about ‘women in politics’ and ‘power dressing’, and even put it in the same........

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