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Khan Market Gang and its discontents

The market, once a soporific outpost for post-partition settlers from the north-west frontier, has outstripped Connaught Place as the city's toniest hang-out joint

Kanika Datta 

Kanika Datta

Over the weekend, the prime minister sought to distance himself from a “gang” that hangs out at a signature location in India’s capital city.

What makes him so uncomfortable about this grouping, which he assumes is homogenous and uniformly opposed to him? The interview in The Indian Express suggests that he thinks all habitues of Khan Market are upscale, liberal westernised elites who disdain him and his brand of politics. Since most of the people who visit an area that figures among the world’s 25 most expensive retail real estate are busy shopping for upscale ...

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 01:10 IST
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