The making of the mascot.

[Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi]

Shera, the tiger, is the mascot of 2010 Commonwealth Games being hosted by Delhi. In this city of Very Important Persons, he has become the most important person, at least till the duration of the Games – from October 3 to 14. Besides a multitude of Delhiwallas, Shera has met the President, the Prince of Wales as well as various Bollywood stars. The Delhi Walla met him in the privacy of his Green Room. Here are the exclusive pictures.

Let’s start

Here’s the head

Going skin deep

Feeling the paws


So far, fine

Here’s the new face

Dark inside?

Can’t be nude

Here’s the Tee

Ain’t I handsome?

Here are the girls

No, not on Shera please

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