02 December, 2020

An Ode To Climate Change Predictions

A big majority is no guarantee of a ‘perfect future’. The Modi sarkar needs only to look at our own history.

AFP (From Outlook 18 August 2014)
An Ode To Climate Change Predictions

A little more than 57 months remain of the Narendra Modi sarkar. Even astrologers and clairvoyants would be wary about predicting what is in store in that vast empty space of 57 months. Whether the ‘future’ is perfect or imperfect is often judged after it enters the past tense. So we will know what the future ‘was’ during this time only in the last week of May 2019. The countdown for Modi, though, started from the sunset of May 26, 2014.

Narendra Modi’s refrain has till now been: you gave the Congress 60 years, give me just 60 months and I will change India. Brave words for the Brave New World, indeed. There is a whole new army of advisors, from Arvind Panagariya to Anil Ambani, from Ram Jeth­m­a­lani to Rakesh Jhunjhunwala who want to take India into the super club of economic powers and occupy a seat along with the G-8 and China. In the next five years, they visualise the Sensex zooming to 75,000 and Nifty touching the present Sensex mark of 25,000. The bulls have gone on rampage as it were, and will soon envelop the shining...



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