Can Barkha pronounce Vazhaippazha Kudiarasu?

In DNA, Venkatesan Vembu lists his 10 over-the-top wishes for 2011. And coming in at No. 6 is Barkha Dutt quitting NDTV and joining….


Here’s why:

“Tired of being branded a Congress go-between for her professional “error of judgement” in her dealings with Niira Radia, Barkha Dutt quits NDTV, and is snapped up by Sun TV, the channel owned by DMK patriarch M. Karunanidhi‘s family.

“She’s now enrolled for Tamil elocution lessons and is learning to pronounce polysyllabic Tamil names — Karunanidhi, Kanimozhi et al — and even ‘vazhaippazha kudiarasu’ (Tamil for ‘banana republic’).”

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