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Of diversity, or the lack of it

I recently came across this pic on every one's favourite ranting ground Twitter @ShashiTharoor This pic of our CMs speaks volumes abt India's diversity. This is y we'll remain to be a great nation! pic.twitter.com/xnHCi80C78
— Chacko Simon (@ChackoSimon) December 7, 2014It was an interesting enough picture, with the idea that a very diverse mix of people make up the group of Chief Ministers in India. I, however, felt that the picture was not diverse enough. The first I saw it was on my phone, and I literally had to squint to find the two women in the picture.It doesn't seem to be a very diverse group in terms of age, except for UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav (he makes a strong case against young people in Politics though, and it's an open secret that his 75 year old father rules the state by proxy).
It is highly unlikely that any of these people belongs to the LGBT community, openly or otherwise. In fact, each of them is more likely to belong to the group that treats…