Let us first see the positive traits as revealed by his hand. His head line, shape of the hand and quadrangle show above average intelligence, an intelligence of the kind which shows
a practical attitude and plenty of common sense. He is able to take a broad perspective on issues and will make a good foreign minister if he ever gets that portfolio.
His thumb, Mars Mounts and fingers show an aggressive and pushy person who is impatient to get things done, takes quick decisions and likes to see them executed. He grasps problems quickly, has an analytical mind but at the same time is quick enough not to waste time in the details. When people come to him, he likes to get to the point, and likes problem solvers, not problem creators. He in interested in results. He has a strong work ethic. Yes, at times his decisions are hasty but his intention is to make a difference. His action oriented nature is one of the best traits in his personality.
His thumb, Mount of Venus and Mercury finger show him to be a person who can get along with people, reach out to them and network well. Good qualities for a politician to possess.
There are some aspects of Chidambaram’s character (as shown by his hand) which are very disappointing. His Sun and Mercury fingers show a strong desire for wealth and fame, and in comparison, less for power. This is a rather dodgy ambition for a politician to have, and unusual too, as most politicians are power-hungry. Unfortunately, this attitude will be a temptation to do something which is not always above board. Specially when one is clever enough to hide one's wrong-doings.
Chidambaram's hands show that he is suspicious and shrewd person, to the point of being cunning. A person so smart that he will not be found out if he ever does something which he shouldn’t be doing. The problem is that people like him get found out when they become overconfident of their ability to fool others.
His Saturn is very strong and Chidambaram has all the positive qualities of Saturn, in terms of wisdom, common sense and strong focus in life. In fact he is serious to a fault.
The third phalanges of his fingers show his love for the good life. However they also show stinginess and money-mindedness.He would have been brilliantly successful as a lawyer (he started out as one and this change of career is also evident in his hand) as his hand shows not just a strong and vigorous reasoning ability but an argumentativeness of a kind that enjoys taking the opposite side just for the sake of it. He has the ability to enable him to succeed as a politician as well, and this has been mentioned above.
Temperamentally, he is more suited to the profession of Law. This is because successful lawyers like money and people find this trait quite normal amongst lawyers. We may condemn a doctor or a politician for liking money, or wanting to make it, but we respect this trait in a lawyer. Or at best, we accept it.
Photo credits: Chidamabaram's photograph has been taken from his website. None of the photographs of his hand which I used to read his hand could be published here due to copyright issues. PicApp, a free imaging service which I use, does not usually have good photographs of successful Indians
Related Reading: The hand analysis of Shashi Tharoor and Dr. Manmohan Singh, as well as that of other politicians, Indian and International.
Next: The hand reading of Steve Jobs or perhaps Michelle Obama. After that, an Indian personality again, probably Pratibha Patil, the Indian President.