Comments on: Indian politicians and the art of the tell-all memoir http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/04/18/indian-politicians-and-the-art-of-the-tell-all-memoir/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Windturner http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/04/18/indian-politicians-and-the-art-of-the-tell-all-memoir/comment-page-1/#comment-17691 Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:23:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=4688#comment-17691 The common perception is that Indian politicians are ugly, lying scoundrels. So when they finally get pushed out of public life, we say “good riddance”. No one wants to have anything to do with their lives afterwards so their self boasting bundles of lies don’t sell.

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By: VipulTripathi http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/04/18/indian-politicians-and-the-art-of-the-tell-all-memoir/comment-page-1/#comment-17686 Tue, 19 Apr 2011 06:45:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=4688#comment-17686 The reason why Indian politicians never come clean is because they never retire or fade away. They are always looking for newer pastures, and if timely or untimely death removes them from the scene, their progeny steps in. Writing a tell-all would not only be political suicide..it would be a crime against the future generations too…and we all know what Thomas Jefferson said about binding the coming generations in chains…

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By: DaraIndia http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/04/18/indian-politicians-and-the-art-of-the-tell-all-memoir/comment-page-1/#comment-17685 Tue, 19 Apr 2011 06:38:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=4688#comment-17685 Narsimha Rao has his memoirs, so too does IK Gujral. The late Arjun Singh has penned his political life story. None of them really became best sellers in India or anywhere. Indian tastes differ I presume.

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By: amlan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/04/18/indian-politicians-and-the-art-of-the-tell-all-memoir/comment-page-1/#comment-17683 Mon, 18 Apr 2011 12:48:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=4688#comment-17683 Some of the Indian politicians have led really colourful life but carefully skirted those potentially exposive episodes while penning their autobiography/memoir. No wonder the end result is often a yawn-inducing boring account no one really cares about. A strange pretension on the leaders’ part despite an already abysmal public perception of their character and integrity.

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By: ToeKnee http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2011/04/18/indian-politicians-and-the-art-of-the-tell-all-memoir/comment-page-1/#comment-17682 Mon, 18 Apr 2011 12:13:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=4688#comment-17682 Forget Singh and Sonia Gandhi, I’ll bet Shashi Tharoor will have more interesting stuff to report. Cricket, glamour and politics — it can’t get better than this.

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