Desperately Seeking Madonna

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Desperately Seeking Madonna

Illustration: Mudit Ganguly

I

saw Madonna, before I heard her. As a young girl growing up in Delhi, my American pop culture references were more Small Wonder than “Like a Virgin”. Madonna was not age-appropriate for me, but there she was in the back pages of newspaper supplements, wearing a blue saree, hands folded into a namaste, her signature peroxide curls now a blue-black curtain of pin-straight hair.

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