How Indira Gandhi's Congress Declined: Ironically, it's not the INC but Narendra Modi who's following her footsteps
Indira Gandhi built the Congress on toughness, empathy and pride in roots, culture and national security. Today's Congress leaders seem determined to dissipate her legacy.
Narendra Modi used digital and social media brilliantly, and ages before others. In contrast, the Congress' gameplan looked slow, surly and sloppy. This made all the crucial difference.
Abuse of Indian culture: Dear Indian politicians, you descended into 'gaali-politics' and shamed us all
This election, we saw the worst kinds of name-calling, mud-slinging and foul-mouthed behaviour. Is this how our netas think they are representing Indian culture?
Winning elections, losing respect: Dear PM Modi, abusing a deceased Rajiv Gandhi is entirely against India’s ethos
PM Modi's recent remarks about the late Rajiv Gandhi shocked many. It valued cheap sensationalism over the dignity due to the deceased. This is no example to emulate.
Even after Pulwama, Congress failed to reclaim nationalism from the BJP. In fact, it ceded some more
Despite the legacy of Indira Gandhi, the Iron Lady who split Pakistan into two, the Congress failed to make a strong anti-terror statement and instead questioned the Balakot airstrike. This has only put patriotic Indians off.
This is the land of Indira Gandhi, the PM who dealt with Pakistan with an iron hand. It's time to adopt a similar approach. That is both righteous dharma and true intelligence.
The Kumbh Mela made me realise so much about my faith, my self, my fellow travellers in this strange and wondrous journey that we call life.