Sunday, March 13, 2016



The most idiotic paradox, a word that you mentioned in your stupid column (I thought only Barkha Dutt could be stupid, you proved her elder brother) is that you enjoyed the Prime Ministership of a person who did not utter a single word of his own in a decade, whose face was as stoic as the Sphinx, who hid his face under the sand like an Ostrich  when storm was brewing and who danced to the tunes of the fiddles the Mom-Son were playing on wrong notes. Now you say that this idiotic youth, Kanhaiya,  whose allegiance to alleged anti-national forces is to the fore, who paid Rs,3,000/-, the meager monthly income of his mother whose poverty he took shelter under, as fine for abusing a woman, who was tutored by the Media and reportedly by ultra left leaning professors what and when to speak and who is now relegated to the background by the Mainstream Media once his true colors were exposed in a Video that went viral and JNU Procter leisurely revealed the inquiry report and the fact that he was fined and but his mother's poverty, he would have been debarred from the University, could be a future Prime Minister of this great nation! What a fall from the high Journalistic standards our Press stood for in days of yore? You are, in simple words, a disgrace to journalism.

I  thank the BJP, the Delhi Police, Rajnath Singh and Narendra Modi Jee ( who had no role in the #JNUROW) for having exposed the ideological drift the ultra left had been trying to bring in India post Modi-era. I also congratulate them for having come out victors in the ideological battle with disruptive forces supported by inimical aliens out to destroy India. A Billion people today stand behind Modi not only for all the good work being done by him, but also for showing proper place in the abyss to people like Kanhaiya and his anti-national cohorts. 

You made Rahul Gandhi a future PM, you made Arvind Kejriwal a future PM, you made Lalu Prasad a future PM, you made Nitish Kumar as future PM, you made Hardik Patel a future PM. You always tried to swim the River Ganges holding to a Dog's tail. Was it not, Thapar? 

If poverty is romantic, 67% of Indians (not my statistics but that of Rahul, the dynasty baby) should look romantic. And these 67% of poor guys or girls are not splurging the hard earned money of their parents on paying fines for overstepping laws of the nation nor are being charged with sedition and being bailed out as they are poor.

If he were intelligent he would not have remained a student at 29, still flaunting the poverty of his mother for sympathy. If he were charming he would have brought a daughter in law to help his ailing parents and he, himself, would have joined a remunerative job to give his father the best treatment possible. He is a vagabond, dispirited youth at the best. 

As a journalist you must have heard few Naxal leaders speak. Did you not enjoy their oratory? Did you not enjoy their vision for a socialist world? Did you not enjoy their vocabulary? Did you not enjoy their charm? Did you not enjoy the fact that most of them were from poor backgrounds? If Kanhiaya can be PM, they too can. Is it not? But, no! It is not possible. For, ends should not justify means. They use anti-national guns. Kanhaiya used anti-national slogans. One way Naxalites stand on more solid ground as their guns kill few humans. But Kanhaiya's slogans killed humanity and the Idea of Great India!

Finally, Kanhiaya never attracted mass attention. He attracted mass media attention. The reason is obvious. Many media honchos and anchors are facing severe criminal charges and continuation of Modi as PM will see them incarcerated sooner or later. So, they hold on to the dog's tails. The Laus, the Kejriwals, the Rahuls, the Nitishes, the Hardiks and the Kanhiyas et al are hair tips of the dog's tails. We will see many more before 2024 when Modi will volunteer retirement. Let us see whether these will swim the Ganges or will be washed away in the Modi waves. 

Good Luck, Thapar! Enjoy your day dreams!



Kanhaiya’s story is not rags to riches but dust to stardust

  • Karan Thapar
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  • Updated: Mar 13, 2016 10:56 IST

The paradox is that Kanhaiya Kumar’s greatest opponents have almost literally made him (Reuters Photo)

What is it about Kanhaiya Kumar that has attracted so much attention? Why has he aroused a multitude of emotions including a sense of pride and even, for some, feelings of affection? How do we explain the fact that a 28-year-old student, from a background that for many would be unbelievably deprived, has captured the imagination of those who are socially, politically and economically at the other end of the spectrum?
That this can happen in India is something we can all be proud of. But that’s also a further reason for asking these questions. Answering them is the challenge.
I believe the answer must begin with Kanhaiya’s appearance and personality. This is what makes the first impact. He’s small and compact, not big and threatening. His face conveys sincerity and innocence whilst his eyes twinkle with impish mischief. He smiles freely and easily, conveying affability and sincerity. Each of these is a winning quality, together they are irresistible.
Now, add to this the power and melody of Kanhaiya’s speech. In front of thousands he has a rhythm — not just in his words but also in the hypnotic swaying of his body. Second, he uses language with an alliterative and sonorous effect. And on top of this there is his own sparkling intelligence, best conveyed through pithy appositions such as hum bharat se azadi nahin, bharat mein azadi chahte hain.
In his interviews he is soft-spoken, which only enhances the way he runs rings around the people questioning him. And he’s the master of the gentle put down, delivered so inoffensively that it even makes the interviewer smile. Consider this: mein aapke adalat mein nahin phasoonga lekin jawab jaroor doonga.
Clearly, Kanhaiya was born to be heard, which is why millions listen to him in spellbound silence.
Finally, there is the romance of his background. A child from Begusarai in Bihar, whose mother is an anganwadi worker earning just three thousand a month, who’s used his talent, charm, intelligence and the, occasional, god-given opportunity to rise to the top. This is not rags to riches but it is dust to stardust. How could it not be bewitching?
Indeed, there is the quality of a dream-come-true to the Kanhaiya story. It doesn’t seem real. Yet when it actually happens its impact is exaggerated by our own sense of astonishment and delight. We play a key role in making it even bigger still.
Who knows what the future holds for Kanhaiya but few would deny it will shine brightly. Some even believe he could end up as prime minister! The fact that people, otherwise rational and conservative, are prepared to crystal-gaze, so far and so furiously, is part of the impact Kanhaiya has had. It means many are now invested in him.
Yet the paradox is — or do I mean irony? — that his greatest opponents, the police, the BJP and, indeed, Narendra Modi himself, have almost literally made him. Till the 9th of February he was an unknown student, just another JNU activist. He may well have stayed that way if a thoughtless and cruel government had not acted impetuously and foolishly. Such is fate and such is good fortune.
So let me end by saying: Thank you, Mr Modi! You’ve given us a star that will shine brightly in the firmament and by its light millions will now judge your government and your own performance. You did not intend this but how can we deny you credit for it?