Institutional affinity

Institutional affinity knows no barriers of age. Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel got a taste of it when during her visit to the ministry’s pavilion at the India International Trade Fair in Delhi a woman claiming to be an alumnus of Lady Shri Ram College – Patel’s alma mater – congratulated her on “how well” she was doing. On being told that her “admirer” had graduated from the college in 1975, Patel, still not used to being on first name terms with strangers, replied, “I wasn’t even born then.”

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