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By Shekhar Gupta

Looking ahead to India: the simplest Of nationwide curiosity is a set of themes mentioned less than well known columnist Shekhar Gupta’s, nationwide curiosity. nationwide curiosity is a weekly column within the Indian show that he writes. This e-book provides readers a sneak peek on the altering face of Indian politics, and different nationwide concerns that came about over the past 20 years. It provides those occasions as they've got seemed within the columns, and during the phrases of the professional author, Shekhar Gupta.

Shekar at the beginning all started writing nationwide curiosity within the yr 1997, starting with a sarcastic dig on Sitaram Kesri and his targets. considering then, this column won attractiveness, and Shekhar via his writing, persevered to convey out the truth and fact at the back of delicate concerns. Shekar’s extraordinary writing abilities of dissecting the proof, to arrive the guts of the difficulty has won him a wide readership. protecting a number of subject matters, from the ruling and situation of the Congress, to Modi’s upward push as a pace-setter, and from the Girhotra’s case to the newest Delhi gangrape, this publication portrays India in its real experience and courses the reader in realizing the rustic.

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Singh on the principle of social justice. It must by now be a familiar situation for you. Because you again seem to be the only one in your party to be supporting me. My friend Jaipal Reddy is so right in describing you as the only social justice-wala in the Congress, as someone who has married one person but is carrying on with somebody else. Why it had to be me in this case is what I am complaining about. Kesriji, newspaper columnists and IIC types can go on arguing why you and I are like chalk and cheese.

Here, Advaniji, is a first in your long and distinguished political career—someone charged in a court with molesting a fourteen-year-old child, yet commanding the police force next door to Delhi. Surely, Sardar Patel wouldn’t have approved of this. Had Ruchika survived the trauma, had she been stronger, born with a thicker skin, she would have been a woman of twenty-four. She would, by now, have voted in three elections, may have even raised a family of her own. But she chose to complain when she was harassed as a child, and paid for it.

Did she get insecure about Manmohan Singh’s rising stature? Or did she simply fall for the mythologies peddled by New Delhi’s Left intellectual clique (and always Congress fellow travellers) that Manmohan Singh’s idea of growth was anti-poor, that 9 per cent growth entailed 91 per cent destruction and that she had to reach out directly to the poor. This started the destruction of her own government. But more important was the institutional damage it caused. National Interest was the first to attack her idea of an NAC (National Advisory Council) expanding its influence as unconstitutional and destabilising.

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