ThinkIndia Speech of Modi and his vision: We finally have a Visionary and a Doer in our midst!

This conference appearance and interaction of and with Narendra Modi is special.  In this, the attempt of the organizers was to discuss substantive stuff and not keep harping on the same "Gujarat 2002".  Honestly, that has become the lamest kind of discussion around Modi.Had Modi been in business, by now, he would have been in the league of Jack Welch and the Tatas of India as far as the ways of doing business is concerned and his popularity.  People talk about Nitish Kumar etc.  Honestly, apa … [Read more...]

Nitish Kumar plays the “Victim Card” to get special status for Bihar; wants “Adhikar” to get free doles!

In the past 10 years, no other state has been talked against - yes, the state, not just the leader - as much as Gujarat.  In many cases, the Central Government has gone out of the way to deny Gujarat its due.  Yet, it has moved on and been one of the most developed state.  Over those years, I haven't really heard Narendra Modi ever asking the Center, to give it anything.  In fact, he has gone on the offensive and talked about how he would like to make Gujarat as great as Singapore.  And, in that … [Read more...]

Laloo Yadav, tell us what YOU can do, not how you will stop others!

You know something is terribly wrong with things, when the leaders are not giving any idea of what THEY want to do to improve things.  Rather, they keep emphasizing on how they would block others who are doing good work.  By ANY stretch of imagination and benchmark, Narendra Modi has contributed FAR more to India's growth in a year than Laloo Prasad Yadav has done in a all his years.  Yet, the dwarf Yadav's ONLY aim in life is to make sure that Modi doesn't become the PM. Rashtriya Janata Dal (R … [Read more...]

Myths, facts and Schizophrenic, Hallucinating, and Hypocritical anti-Modi “Activists”

Steven Wilkinson of the Duke University has authored a detailed paper on Violence and Riots in India.  The raw data has been published in the paper titled: Varshney-Wilkinson Dataset on Hindu-Muslim Violence in India, 1950-1995, Version 2.Here is an interesting insight from this data:During Nehru's rule - from 1950 to 1964, 263 riots in 16 states occurred.During Indira Gandhi's rule (1966 through to 1977 and then 1980 through to 1984) 337 riots in 15 states have been recorded.  And, this is … [Read more...]

Narendra Modi to deliver Keynote at Annual Wharton India Conference via Video Conference

Another reminder that irrespective of what the Government of US may say, the phenomenon of Narendra Modi is not receding in the background.  Now, after being feted by the high and mighty of Indian business, and a highly successful speech at Shriram College of Commerce, Modi is being invited to the annual conference of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.The 17th Annual Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF), a student-run conference focused on business and economic development in … [Read more...]

Shameless Bias of Media: Rahul’s Melodramatic & Scripted Speech vs Modi’s Visionary yet Grounded Call to Youth

To know the bias and the shallowness of the mainstream media, this is a good comparison.  Rahul Gandhi is a nincompoop with a silver spoon and his speech that day - where he brought up the "Power is Poison" statement - was scripted and made up.  It was easy to know.On the other hand, Modi spoke from his own experience and work he has done.Who is a leader and who is not is pretty obvious when you see their track record.For these ivory tower journos - Sagarika's tweet is pretty telling.  She … [Read more...]

Reactions on Rajdeep Sardesai’s program on Modi’s speech at SRCC: shallow, rhetorical and lacking in substance

This is the program on Modi's speech at SRCC.  It includes views of many youth, Aakar Patel (a Journalist), a Muslim professor from Jamia Milia, and Tania - a girl who rattled Mamata Bannerjee with a question.Let us look at some of the material discussed:Modi was planted by RSS as the Chief Minister in Gujarat, even though he didn't have any experience and so his elevation is no different from Rahul Gandhi's. (Aakar Patel): First, this journo talks with a certain amount of disdain (and he … [Read more...]

Police Constable in Gujarat who develops software to fight crime

He is a constable and has a diploma in Diesel Engine mechanics - but he has created at least a dozen software products that have helped solve around 200 crimes.  Dilip Thakor is quite a phenomenon! A woman recently walked into the Ahmedabad police's crime branch headquarters to complain about some plainclothes cops who were blackmailing her after catching her in a compromising position with her boyfriend. She had already given them gold ornaments worth Rs 50,000. Officials smelt a rat and zeroed … [Read more...]