Dear Mr. Aiyar, your choice of words and the scornful smirk on your face force me to write this today and not on May 16th, when my country, India, would celebrate its second Independence Day !!
You are on all channels with the serene blue/green Buddha and the beatific visage of late Shri Rajiv Gandhi…. And what wonderful choice of words. You said the difference between Indira Gandhi and Narendra Modi’s leadership styles is the difference between the sublime and the ridiculous …oooohhh, am sure Pandit Nehru’s ashes floated to the top of the ground to hear you speak so well in English.
It is indeed the difference between the sublime and the ridiculous – the ridiculous sycophancy versus the sublime leadership, the ridiculous denigration of the PM’s position versus the sublime respect towards the constitution of this country, the ridiculous appeasement of sections of society in the hope of winning votes versus the sublime convincing of all the voters with powerful performance, the ridiculous misuse of public funds versus the sublime accountability, the ridiculous manipulation of facts against one man versus the sublime clean chit by the courts to the same man, the ridiculous authoritarian ways of wresting power during the Emergency versus your sublime explanation of the propriety of staying within the constitution (unable to get over this one), …. It is indeed the difference between the sublime and the ridiculous, the sublime Indian voter and his ability to see through the ridiculous claims of sycophants like you !!
Mr. Aiyar, are you giving up drinking tea ? Because the tea seller is now going to be PM and even if he isn’t, your friend’s twit of a son hasn’t got the remotest of chances to get anywhere close to the PM’s post, so who will make tea for you ? The twit probably wouldn’t know the difference between tea and coffee and everytime you drink tea, be careful, the scorn on your face comes from the depths of your heart and as the tea and your scorn meet, the acid may burn through your throat. Enjoy the last few minutes of being asked to speak on television and develop the taste for dust, because for a really long time, till your breath stops and you return to the Earth, the dust of failure and the sycophancy will fill your mouth. It’s an acquired taste for spineless creatures like you.
Enough said … Am glad that neither you nor the family you serve, will malign the history of my country because you won’t even be a footnote or an afterthought in the sublime or the ridiculous eras of India’s history. I do wish you a long life with all your faculties intact, so you can live in “India” not the idea of India and let the Congress live in your memories because history is important, to remind us that we shouldn’t repeat our mistakes. Jai Hind !
P.s – Hinduism is a way of life that accepts all creation (including the odious you) as divine. That is as secular as it gets.