â€œIf there is a complication, enjoy it!â€ Thus goes an old song. In India, the approach is slightly different: if there is a complication, exploit it.
Problems crop up in one form or the other but the politicians blow even minor problems out of proportion, often with the help of certain news channels whose journalists have the knack of raising certain controversial queries when they chat with an opposition leader or a cabinet minister. The next day, some unparliamentary or provocative words uttered by X or Y would hit the headlines and what began as a seemingly harmless chat the other day would snowball into a crisis!
Most of the politicians and journalists use certain worn out or stale terms and phrases like â€œpolitical extremists, religious fundamentalistsâ€ etc, much to the joy of the so called secularists who are in the habit of safeguarding their image by pointing an accusing finger at pro-Hindu parties. At long last, the over-zealous secular parties got a new name: â€œThe secular fundamentalistsâ€!