01 October, 2020

Those Yellow Yards To Instant Stardom

A 32-year-old junior assistant in the Uttar Pradesh PWD department has gained instant stardom. Thanks to a photograph clicked by her colleague.

Those Yellow Yards To Instant Stardom

If you thought elections only make or break politicians and political parties, think again. Or ask Reena Dwivedi. The 32-year-old woman, who works as a junior assistant in the Uttar Pradesh PWD department, has found her photograph splashed across newspapers, TV shows, Tiktok videos, countless posts and memes on social media, thanks to a photograph clicked by a colleague when they were on their way to a polling station in Lucknow on a bright, sunny day.

But an unfazed Dwivedi has taken the INS­tant stardom in her stride and admitted to actually enjoying the spotlight. “I was married early but then I had a career for myself. Now that people are liking me, I am enjoying every moment of it. Who doesn’t like getting noticed? I am happy,” she was quoted in a news report. In fact, she even had to make a video call to friends of her son Aadit—who studies in class IX—to convince them that she was indeed the “lady in the yellow sari”.

Dwivedi can perhaps give a tip or two to candidates struggling to make the right ­impression...



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