Article 370 had become a tool to insulate Kashmir and prevent its modern growth. It also separated the fount of ancient Hindu philosophy from a mainland denied its own heritage.
Narendra Modi now represents a school of political thought that is entirely opposed to what Rajiv Gandhi stood for and the Congress continues to represent.
While some would have us believe that the BJP is going to suffer big losses in the state, ground reality shows us exactly the opposite.
If some academics and opinion makers can oppose a government, then it is also their responsibility to extend support if they believe that the govt has done a good job.
The Congress did not even try to project a reformed version of leadership which was crucial for the party this time.
Apart from BJP, no other party has raised the issue of Bangladeshi immigrants with conviction.
While criticising the government is well within the bounds of dissent, abusing the nation is not.
The Left discourse has elbowed out the rich ecosystem, which was shunned as regressive and backward.
He is representative of those few who stand in firm disagreement with the dominant intellectual discourse.
Sadly, a person known for original thinking had to borrow from a ghost narrative in his criticism of the government.