The horror is doubly horrific for us who live in India.
Why is the Prime Minister not publicly rebuking them for dragging Hindutva into his mandate in the ugliest way?
There can be no ‘make in India’ at all if we do this.
Ministers, high officials, clerks and peons now report for duty on time and are no longer to be seen taking long lunch breaks to soak in winter sunshine in Delhi’s parks.
In a country in which every political party is Leftist, the lament is puzzling.
So what is this legacy that everyone is fighting over in the week of Nehru’s 125th birth anniversary?
The point I am making is that there exists in Delhi today a doomsday club that does not miss any chance to predict that India is finished.
Inevitable, since mass education is such a mess that most children leave school without learning to read a storybook.
The Prime Minister has repeated often that he believes the government has “no business to be in business”, but his ministers are not listening.
Democratic feudalism has reduced our smaller states to fiefdoms over which a handful of families lay claim.
The Congress dream has always been only to “alleviate” poverty.
Most children who die in India before they get to their fifth birthday die of preventable diseases like diarrhoea and malaria.
In the US, Modi changed India’s image, and his own.
For the diaspora, Modi can make miracles happen.
Could the honourable judges not have paid attention to the inextinguishable fires that burn underground.
While the Prime Minister talks about “minimum government”, his ministers seem not to have understood what this means.
Social welfare system created by Nehruvian socialist India is supposed to help our weakest citizens. It does the opposite.
It is time to stop being politically correct, and draw some red lines before it is too late.
Unless the licence raj goes, India will never build the institutions of higher learning that we so desperately need.
The Prime Minister had to select his team from the ranks of his own party but he is now making a serious effort to change the way his party thinks.
So it came as music to my jaded ears to hear the Prime Minister remind us of all the things we like to disregard.
Continuity is the last thing the average Indian wants because continuity means his children have no hope.
Please dear Finance Minister file your wealth tax returns online as an exercise to see how devious are the ways of Indian officialdom.
In 2014, of the 1,122 new recruits for the civil service, only 53 came from those who wrote papers in Indian languages
The mindset of India has remained mired in economic and political ideas that should have died with the fall of Berlin wall.
The last government left behind a legacy of bad laws that should be immediately torn up and thrown away.
It was this licence raj that prevented Kapil Sibal from allowing 1,500 new universities to be built.
Most political pundits ike to think they are guardians of India’s ‘pluralism’ and cannot believe that voters rejected this fine ideal.
If the Prime Minister wants to deliver on his promise of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’ he will have to implement drastic changes.
Modi does not see poverty as romantic or alluring. Having lived in poverty, he knows the indignities it imposes if you are not a tourist.
So utterly forgotten are the doomsday predictions that many of these pundits have now started to behave as if they were members of the new PM’s team.
India needs a strong, vigilant opposition party as much as it needs an effective government.
To deliver on his promises of change and development, Modi will to have to first deliver on his assurance that there will be 'maximum governance and minimum government'.
At the risk of blowing my own horn I have to say that it was more than a year ago that I saw the first signs of a Modi wave.
It is an election about “vikas” and “parivartan” and Modi is seen as the magician who can make these things happen.
Incidentally, one of the most dangerous things he has done is to lie about the Adani Group having been given farmers’ land at throwaway prices.