The central message of Narendra Modi’s Pakistan Policy is quite simply that India is moving on with its geo-political agenda rooted in shared strategic values and shared economic interests with a range of Nations based on the mantra – with you OR without you AND despite you.
Such is the burden of expectations and the paradox of politics, be it Margaret Thatcher in 1980 or Narendra Modi in 2015 – bold is never bold enough to the Pundits,
At the Young Thinkers meet in Pachmarhi, discussions ranged from a debate on the “Great Indian Dream” to a discourse on a pan Indian identity of “oneness” that transcends sectarian fault lines.
Dr. Mehta’s Op-Ed this morning on the Yakub Memon Hanging is reflective of the manner in which vocal minorities to the Left and Right have come to dominate the discourse on TV Studio Debates and Social Media, feeding off each other.
It is appalling that the NCERT Social Studies curriculum has such a marked leftist tilt breeding disaffection, glorifying civil disobedience while perpetuating povertarianism.
There is no better example of how “Individuality” can shine within the Sangh’s system of discipline than Narendra Modi himself.
It is in these circumstances that Narendra Modi must go out to bat on the second day of this Test Match. Perhaps he might want to blend some of that Chinese Bamboo with his willow, Rahul Dravid was talking of in his 2012 speech, for in this era of instant gratification, where everyone expects you to settle for shorter trees, he needs to remind the citizens of India that patience has its reward even as he remains focused and steady on bringing about the deep rooted change we all desire in our system of government.
#NetNeutrality is not a priority for Digital India. Making the Internet Affordable on the other hand ought to be an urgent National Priority.
Today when I see so called “Net Neutrality” activists wanting to “Save the Internet” it makes me wonder which Internet do they want to save – the Internet of the geeks from the 1990s where the Unix shell command prompt was all-powerful or the Internet of the dummies of 2010s where the touch screen consumer experience has trumped everything.
Niti Digital’s next Big Idea – shifting the Overton Window on the conventional thinking on the lack of a Constituency for Reforms. How can we use Technology to mobilize masses in support of Economic Freedom, Limited Government, Politics of Prosperity and the kind of Reforms India needs.
Lance Price’s “Modi Effect” is the latest and perhaps most authoritative account of the making of the 2014 Campaign to see Narendra Modi as India’s Prime Minister. Shashi Shekhar does a quick dissection.
2015 wishlist for Governance, Politics and more …..