It is the season of Anna and it is no wonder that the biggest fashion statement doing the rounds is to be seen in an Anna T-shirt.The Nehru cap has made a fashionable comeback and this time it has a new name – I am Anna.Young, old, men and women – Anna supporters from every part of the country are sporting the Anna topi (cap).The political statement in white has entered the spiritual space as well. The faithful have an anti-corruption song in their heart and Anna on their mind.Seventy-four-year-old Anna Hazare has triggered a fashion trend and Indians are lapping it up. From Anna T shirts to wrist bands, brand Anna is taking all imaginable and unimaginable form.Being sold by Anna’s India Against Corruption team, these products are selling like hot cakes.T-shirt stores and Khadi Gram Udyogs are also stocking up on Anna products. But the demand still seems to be higher than the supply.A man from Bikaner says, he wanted 600 topis, but managed to get only six, adding he will order more from MP.Anna products are on sale at all protest venues. Proceeds from the sale are going into funding arrangements at the venue itself.”Though it is a trade secret, still I will let you know. We are getting these things from Khadi Gram,” says a trader.While the T-shirts with slogans are priced between Rs 100 and Rs 300, the cap is going between Rs 15 and Rs 40.Other merchandise like the Anna wristbands and posters are going at Rs 20. Some things like the Anna tattoos and flag face-paint are available for free.advertisementAnna Hazare is now sharing space with Che Guevara and Bob Marley on T shirt shelves. He is turning into a cult figure.
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