A campaign named 'Power to Change' has hit Mumbai in November. I am witnessing buses carrying message of 'Power to Change' with brand ambassadors like Johny Lever and Naghma, and telephone numbers of people who would rescue you out of your despondency. They are out to 'save' you.
A bill with a high sounding name called 'Prevention of Communal Violence Bill' was to be tabled in Parliament in June/July 2011. But, it was put on back burner as the ruling group understood that it had too many loopholes and would not get through the Parliament. And if it goes through, might be struck down in Supreme Court. Now, a desperate Congress is back to stoking communal passions by spreading the news that it wishes to bring the legislation in the upcoming winter session of the Parliament.
I began writing this article during April, 2013 and then gave it up as I couldn't really frame it properly. However, a recent wedding in a close friend's family brought out some points glaringly and I decided to reopen this article.
There has been a lot of noise on rise of Mr. Narendra Modi. The left secular camp is livid with show of petulance and revulsion, Congress is still formulating its strategy about how to protect its reluctant future PM from this juggernaut of Modi while his fans are losing all sense of proportion and are bent upon building a hysteria and personality cult around him.