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Survived: Sept '15

It was a quieter month. Indrani/Peter took a breather, Maggi was cautiously silent, Rahul Gandhi went to Aspen (CO) on a conference, Mamata Banerjee was busy working on the poll strategy and Amma has not been keeping well.


Narendra Modi on his Ashwamedh horseback>> It was only Modi-ji (Narendra Modi-ji, not Lalit Modi-ji) who took America (which means world to us) by storm. The biggest names of technology, the leaders of Apples, Googles, Microsofts were seen chatting with Mr Narendra Modi up, close and personal at the Silicon Valley. I think Mr. Modi is campaigning in the best possible way and spreading India stories globally at an impressive pace. I don't remember this scale of high profile meetings and widespread media coverage earlier. His speech at California has generated truly positive rating across the board. He has used "brain gain" instead of "brain drain" and tried to project India as a dream destination for the best brains of the world. It's an unbelievable journey for a boy who had to sell tea at a railway station up to the PM sitting on a table next to Mark Zuckerberg and discussing business, foreign investments in favor of India. What a story... Mr. Modi undoubtedly is a fearless man, a leader with fierce aggression and a biographer's delight. I only wish that he doesn't take his own rhetoric too seriously. India's brain has crossed the ocean long back. Remember, what Mr. Narayana Moorthy had said in the IISc convocation! If India had any brain left, Mr. Chetan Bhagat would have found difficulty to rise to a best-selling author.

FSSAI, the original "Make in India">> The only other star who can remotely match up to the charisma of Mr. Modi is... not Salman Khan, not even Vishal Dadlani, who has reached the height of 'netactivism'... but FSSAI. They have turned themselves into such a formidable force that even the poorest junk food brands are using the biggest possible fonts on their small packs to highlight FSSAI's clean chit. Bhagat Singh would have felt happier to die for such an India!

India has resumed operations of its factory of tall heroes. There will be no Gabbar left at Rampur. It's only the clean men with open mind - no gender bias, no race, no corruption, no oppression, no dowry, no honor killing and no tax-phobia - Jai and Veeru would whistle around the land of sacred and generous saints. Mother India... oops, pardon my gender bias... 'Parent India' is finally shining. All India, my 'parentland', had to do is to vote right... in favor of a smart leader. The government is preaching its subjects about the importance of treating daughters as legal heirs, educating them, saving them - in short, considering them equal opportunity offsprings to sons. Mr. Arun Jaitley is warning the tax defaulters against strict actions for evading the law. Mr. Arvind Kejriwal is fighting hard for OROP. It's the story of the rabbit who closed its eyes (animals are not gender-biased, they don't care what you call them) to turn invisible to others.

"Close your, close your, close your eyes
No more broken hearts
We're better off apart let's give it a try
Tell me, tell me, tell me lies
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
" - Fleetwood Mac / "Little lies"

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