... what is it about them? I refer of course to the Sikh journalist who threw a shoe at India's Home Minister earlier today. And the Iraqi journalist who threw two shoes at the former US President.
Maybe an endorsement contract from the shoe manufacturers for the more prominent journalists? Somewhere some part of the media will find a description of the flung shoe worthy of being published/broadcast.
But seriously, you can assume that Indian ministers addressing press conferences will now quite likely insist on the attendees leaving their footwear outside. If they don't the security services will.