Comments on: When did Narendra Modi become a “poster boy?” Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 06:40:02 +0000 We have launched a petition to request President Obama to reconsider US Administration’s stand on Mr. Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of the State of Gujarat,India.
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By: Robert MacMillan Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:50:57 +0000 I read those too. Thanks!

By: Robert MacMillan Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:50:23 +0000 There is no such thing as “too finicky” when you’re an editor. There’s good and bad.

By: Sachi_Mohanty Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:18:57 +0000 Ah well. You are being too finicky there.

Here. I wrote about Rajiv Gandhi. Err … I mean Rahul Gandhi … which inevitably led to Narendra Modi too. 04/being-rahul-gandhi.html

By: Woman21 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:05:00 +0000 Frankly when I first saw your post I thought you will be objecting to the idea on why is Indian media making him a star, he is culpable for 2002 riots. Recently, I have been reading a lot on Indian history and frankly I am shocked by the Congress. I am not just talking of 1984, there have so many riots after Nehru? I want to know what has Congress party done to rebuild the relationship between Hindu and Muslims? There were riots as late as 2013 for example in Assam, what is the central govt doing? Congress is honestly “sickular”.
I saw the two speeches today, first to FICCI and then to network 18. Frankly, I am surprised at the fact that most news channels are just covering the first. The second speech is fantastic, he covered such crucial points:

– the need to move into manufacturing (SRCC)! How long are we going wait. We have to start fast before China goes too far and then starts harassing us and our manufacturing sector. I am sure our goods can compete with them in price. Bad spell for U.S, okay okay lets start producing for our markets at least. 300 million materialist middleclass is waiting for buying Indian goods, only if socialist Congress wakes up or gets out.

– decentralization, I agree with him it means more efficiency, the tussle between the states and centre has to end

– cutting the red tape through technology. I was thinking of increasing the working hours of bureaucrats and make them do more work and less talking, other than laying them off. But maybe technology is a better alternative and thankfully he is making people pay for them, and yes people are willing to pay for faster work, before this we were used to paying bribes for getting our files passed! We can pay for better technology.

– respect for public property.

– profit making public sectors ? “good” but I hope he privatizes them , not all politicians can handle business and moment we have a politician without any business acumen, PSU go into losses and become a liability on us and our taxes. Why is govt anyway running airlines, TV channel and other stuff, they have to administer than do business, leave business to business class and other entrepreneurs.

I know some Muslims may be apprehensive about him, but I think that unlike Congress he understands the importance of riot-free and peaceful atmosphere for industry and business. i think he will not harm them, I hope so. but congress is in no way secular and inheritors of MK Gandhi. This is indeed a different Congress.

By: Woman21 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:15:52 +0000 hehehe really, poster boy is something insulting! I thought it was something good, implying rockstar sort of thing, someone whom you would follow, so cultural difference huh? or I say welcome to Indian Englishhhhhhhh

By: TheCentrist Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:50:42 +0000 Robert,

Can I suggest you to read The Hindu or Mint or Business Standard instead of The Times of India?