An Ivanka Trump Filter for India’s Instagram

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An Ivanka Trump Filter for India’s Instagram

Illustration: Palak Bansal


hen Ivanka Trump lands in Hyderabad tonight, a crowd of politicians will likely be present to welcome her at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. Now, if these local movers and shakers have their way, they will be the only unsightly things Trump sees on her three-day stay in the city.

The city of Hyderabad has taken great pains to make itself presentable for the US President’s daughter, which of course means hiding any hints of the real India lurking behind the carefully presented facades of VVIP traffic convoys and dinners at the Faluknama Palace.