do not conflate the two or hide behind this one.
Those poor and commoner are extremely fickle (see Naidu) and Modi will not have as long a honey moon as manmohan had. It took 8 years for people to figure out that manmohan the FM or architect of reforms was not the same as manmohan the PM.The poor and the commoner on the street have started identifying with a man of ideas who speaks their language, is not a prisoner of an inferiority complex, speaks Hindi at Madison Square and is not apologetic about beginning his speech with “Happy Navratri” or telling all that he is on fast.
he is very cognisant of this and the need to have results on the ground is an imperative. For now we are running on hope and a prayer. We need three years before the results start to come in.
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Did not have an effect then. It surely is not going to start having one now - seeing as it comes from the camp that ate the pie. You know what that pie is called right?
Who's hiding? I'm front and center. In your face. I just choose when to respond and who to respond to. Life is too short to waste your time on trivial non value adding pursuits otherwise.do not conflate the two or hide behind this one.
Left, right, center are all useless labels. Liberals, conservatives, neo this, pseudo that. Bottom line is that there are two kinds of people. Those proud of who they are. And then there are the self hating pseudo pontificating hypocritical suck ups.Tarun is talking about the state of the commentary and chattering classes. That it had a decidedly left swing. What would you expect with 10 years UPA. It will slowly change as centre right narratives have some legs to stand on now and gain currency.
Right now they (the second lot) are busy licking their wounds. While putting on a brave face and claiming they voted for Modi ji themselves. That their fight was on "principles."
That's a pile of steaming bovine fecal matter if one ever smelled or stepped into one.
The knives are barely sheathed. Will be out in a flash with rolling eyes and I Told You So's - the man is a monster!
Keep waiting, while the country moves on. No one cares or gives a fig.
Last edited by sated buddha; 30 Sep 14, at 12:49.
Think about it, people have been reading 10 years of one point of view and all of a sudden things change. With those that are more familiar with different arguments and their style its less of an issue but otherwise it can and will be misinterpreted.
In an indian context there is an added layer of complexity because the meanings can be different to what they mean outside India. Just take the word 'secular' and how contentious it is.
You pick narratives you like without realising which camp they came from. So your position appears to change and its unclear where you're coming from. The message gets mixed up.
This creates a wall. It manufactures opposition over nothing. How are you going to counter it and win people over. This is the task of the present govt. No support no progress.
It's an important topic that will be coming up frequently and challenged. Would rather have one thread where we can track it.
The madison sq garden meet was a hit but why did Modi say 'May the force be with you' in the park
That is a star wars movie line
Am convinced he's a star wars fan, all those video transmissions of his campaign speeches.
Don't know what to make of wolverine there. star wars and x-men. x-men is to the young generation, star wars is to the older one.
the atmospherics out of the China trip were good. Small steps incrementally.
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