The rest of the country has moved on but Punjab has become a prisoner of its boisterous old stereotype.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will tell you about scheme after populist scheme. But you cannot escape the wave of aspiration and ambition in Rajasthan thats forcing even Rahul Gandhi to do a significant rewrite.
Could these be the three new As of Pakistan? How we,in India,failed to get this dramatic shift
That’s Imran Khan. Out to slay the ‘circus ke sher’ (of Nawaz Sharif),solve Pakistan’s problems: thrash the thieves,get a driving licence,shoot down the drones,spook the West into giving you a visa. All you need is his bat,the magic wand that’s,curiously,cast a spell
The talk,wherever you go chasing elections in Uttar Pradesh,is about education,jobs,better life,aspiration