INDIA: The In-Betweeners

A valet carefully blue-rinsed Marshal Tito's silver hair. The Marshal donned a corset, a medal-spangled uniform with extremely wide red stripes down the pants, then strode off to a fashionable garden party. Behind him through lines of bowing guests, like a plainly dressed retainer showing off a gorgeous bull mastiff, came India's Jawaharlal Nehru. After several days of such festivity, the Marshal decided that he should also demonstrate that he was a Socialist man of the people. Tito thereupon upset New Delhi's snob-laden society by inviting red-turbaned railroad porters to a diplomatic reception. "You have seen all my uniforms,"...

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