Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Crazy people...

I find the righteous indignation that one of Obama’s advisor’s happens to also be close to Narendra Modi to be bizarre. I’ve met Sonal Shah in her role as advisor for Google’s philanthropic arm google.org when she was in India earlier this year, and she really seemed like a nice person. I can’t understand why some people just can’t get over Narendra Modi,
I’m not saying that we exorcise the demons of 2002, we can’t exorcise any demons in India, some clown will bring up old demons from somewhere all the time in a fit of righteous indignation, but stretching connections and making them flyers really doesn’t work. Which is why I also agree with Vir’s contention this Sunday that we will never have an ‘Obama’ moment in India, because being a member of the ‘persecuted’ identifies our politicians. Heck, the guy who is trying to raise money for the DMK, our dear telecom minister should be fired, but guess what he will soon claim that he was persecuted, just like Salman Khan suddenly discovers Islam after spending a night in the lock-up.
I’m surprised at how little has been written about how Google.org is funding organisations that do the government’s job for them. But no, going after Modi raises the heckles of everyone, after all since Modi=Evil according to some increasingly broke sections of the media. I just find this childish and inane. Slow news day, sure, but for crying out loud.
PS: I wonder what Babu Alva is making of his mother’s impassioned plea for him. All to get a LS ticket from now. I would just like to remind Nivedith of the fantastic success his brilliant campaign had in 1999 back in college. Including the delightful bhaiyya gag that a bunch of drunk weirdos pulled at one at night. Yes, that was fun.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

well just watched Sonia singh discussing parivar politics on ndtv24x7...she was like she and her husband are all above parivar politics of the congress party. Isnt it true she herself is from a congress family and her husband got the ticket only because his father was in the congress?? so why was the kettle calling the pot black here???

even if she was doing her job she should have had a disclaimer on her husband who got the congress ticket only because his father was a congressman..

Dwiti said...

What you are saying is right...
But the bigger flaw lies in the fact that we are all willing to stand and crib about the political situation, but not enter it to be the change...

thalassa_mikra said...

Sonal has issued a statement distancing herself from Modi and the VHP.

I wonder what you would have said if Modi was the Chief Minister of Delhi and had taken it into his head to demolish your two beloved alma mater and preside over violence against the Jesuit brothers. He wouldn't look so benign then, eh?

Anonymous said...

that's funny.

ive read a few articles crowing that since Shah's family in Gujarat is very close to Modi, this is his chance to get his visa ban revoked.

another instance of the indian media screwing up again. (mccain's daughter was a democrat before the elections. if anything, apples fall a long distance from trees)

stevenw said...

hope all those litte attackers in india know just how much animal scumbags they are,not to mention a bunch of inbred pussies,
my only hope is that they suffer like children in a fire while they are on this earth and burn real good in the next one