Politics in India


As expected by some of us and as desired by Mr Jaswant singh, he is getting wide publicity. Politicians, historians and the public, to some extent are sitting glued to the TV to watch the reactions of various leaders. The BJP leaders are busy defending themselves against accusations from Mr Jaswant Singh.

Even as the air is thick with heated debates based on Jaswant’s book, another book has managed to get an unexpected boost. The title of the book is “INDIA: From midnight to the millennium and Beyond” by one Mr Shashi Tharoor. It seems he has written his version of political developments in India since independence. Apart from the fact that he is highly critical of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, the book seems to contain the usual stuff… the biased views that we have heard, off and on, from the leaders of the rival parties. Here and there, this author has made some sarcastic comments about the members of the Nehru family. These people are totally one-sided and are always on the look out for black spots but the millions who supported the Nehru dynasty saw only the brighter side which was huge and lovely. But, inspite of his adverse and sarcastic criticism about the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, Mr Tharoor is in the congress and is friendly with Ms Sonia Gandhi and family. The ongoing debate seems to have touched upon these facts.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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