WHEN a politician who has spent his lifetime in mainstream politics lands in a small political place, he has two options. One, he becomes a part of the wheeling-dealing that goes on at the State level and panders to State satraps. Or, two, he behaves like an ostrich and enjoys the sojourn till the end of his political career. But, Margaret Alva, the Governor of Rajasthan, does not fit into either category. She is finding it difficult to acclimatise in the State. She is active, keeps touring the State and meeting politicians. Last month, when President of India Pranab Mukherjee visited Rajasthan, she was overjoyed. She described the President as her senior colleague and mentor, forgetting that Mr Mukherjee was now the President of India and that there was a certain protocol to address him. She was so enthused that though she was not scheduled to visit the Ajmer Dargah and Delhi, she accompanied the President in the special plane. Read more..