A recent visit to Bali, an island among group of islands within Indonesia has been a fascinating experience for me as a practicing Hindu and a student of Hindu culture. We are aware that Bali island is a Hindu majority area within a highly populous infact largest Muslim country in the world.
I was pained but not surprised by attack on RSS by Rahul Gandhi using Mahatma Gandhis name. It is a Congress truism that when you are not left with any other idea, fling Gandhi murder at RSS and by corollary BJP; basically target the entire school of thought and organizations working for the cause of Hindus and Hindutva. This not only shows poverty of ideas but also bankruptcy of mind.
My preoccupation with a new book that is to be released on March 1 kept me away from the keyboard even though momentous events were taking place in socio-political sphere of our nation. I tried to find a common thread to the major events that have shaken us up as I gleaned the news of last three weeks.
Rahul has been viciously attacked and insulted after his interview on TimesNow news channel. One of the offshoots of this noise is that entire interview has been reduced to 2002 vs 1984, communalism vs secularism. Though, it is also true that there is unanimity about Rahuls disinterest in or ineptness for leadership now.