Comments on: Much ado over Indian Summer? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/10/23/much-ado-over-indian-summer/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: rohit http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/10/23/much-ado-over-indian-summer/comment-page-1/#comment-11706 Mon, 02 Nov 2009 00:43:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2135#comment-11706 @Gandhi’s called his works as EXPIREMENTS with truth. A very funny scientific statement.- Posted by Rohit– Did Dara say GANERU or Gandhi–I did not see? You always find a way to drag irrelevent stuff without telling why you are annoyed with anti-Mayawati comments. A specific rebuttal rather than an advise to read history would have been much useful.How do you know that Dara is not an ex-serviceman who has read history half- or one full generation ago and is speaking from personal experience in military and civil life unlike you.

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By: Rohit http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/10/23/much-ado-over-indian-summer/comment-page-1/#comment-11545 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 07:36:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2135#comment-11545 Dara is funny… I somehow find Mayawati a lot better and honest person than GANERU clan. Maybe he needs to study history beyond what he was taught be doctored NCERT books.Gandhi’s called his works as EXPIREMENTS with truth. A very funny scientific statement.

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By: Rahul Singh http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/10/23/much-ado-over-indian-summer/comment-page-1/#comment-11536 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 02:51:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2135#comment-11536 I don’t know about other Indians, but this is totally a non-issue for me. It was their personal life and I should have no concern with that. I admire the personality that Nehru was all the things he did for India. I can live with a slightly new version of Nehru, give or take a few Edwinas.

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By: rajeev http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/10/23/much-ado-over-indian-summer/comment-page-1/#comment-11423 Fri, 23 Oct 2009 22:04:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2135#comment-11423 @Most leaders are interpreted by their followers in a particular manner. Any alternative recounting especially on celluloid runs into controversy.”–People spend a lot of energy creating a perfect image of the person they love/respect; so any alternate version becomes unacceptable to them. This is also true for thousand year old religious scriptures and incarnations–different versions have been written but mostly we know them as the versions run by TV or in Amar Chitar katha, and that’s what we pass down the generation, and the reality is lost.

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By: Rohit http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/10/23/much-ado-over-indian-summer/comment-page-1/#comment-11390 Fri, 23 Oct 2009 07:50:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2135#comment-11390 What only this, if someone wrote a true book highlighting the positives and negatives of MK Gandhi, ML Nehru and the book floats around freely in regional languages in country, the whole myth that is Congress will come crashing down. One needs to learn that Nehru and Gandhi were hard core politicians who had nothing to do with nationalism which is evident by their criticism of Shaheed Udham Singh

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By: Dara http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/10/23/much-ado-over-indian-summer/comment-page-1/#comment-11381 Fri, 23 Oct 2009 04:56:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2135#comment-11381 Somehow in Indian politics, the private lives of individual really do not seem to matter to the general public. Perhaps it is better this way. Look at what is happening in Italy or the Clinton affair(s), did they really effect the shape of politics or the foreign relations of their respective countries? At most they had a political fall out for the individuals concerned.That being said, the present controversy over the film is simply bungling at its worst. By being in denial over Nehru’s personal life, is not going to alter facts. Even Mountbattens daughter has said she thinks there was a romance between the two…so what? Personally I feel happy for Nehru and the lady if they found some sort of companionship and emotional peace in their lives. Some of our better known historians have even gone so far as to say that it does not matter and need not be discussed because it didn’t effect history. Though even that is debatable the fact is that this movie does not lay claim to be a work of history even though it obviously uses history to create a story. Like the law in this land is applicable depending on who you are, the same now can be said about freedom of expression and art.As to the comparison with what Mayawati is doing, it is completely odious. Nehru and Edwina are long dead and gone and created or became part of history because of their deeds and the way others saw their actions. Mayawati herself is saying she is history, in her own life time, because of how she sees herself. Even if no one else agrees with her assessment she has the power, momentarily, to erect her own statues in her own memory and is shamelessly going forward feeding her own ego. While Nehru is remembered for his deeds, leadership and contribution to India, Mayawati will be remembered, if at all, for her deed of self agrandisement.

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