08 May, 2021

Assam Diary

‘Trillion waale bhaiyya’…they called him finally. A Congress media in-charge feared Assam may not be his cup of tea, but finds meaning, camaraderie, decent politics…and good food.

Illustration by Saahil
Assam Diary
outlookindia.com
2021-04-30T16:40:05+05:30
Beginner’s Scepticism

I boarded my flight for ­Guwahati with mixed ­emotions. It wasn’t my first trip to Assam, but certainly my first visit as the Congress’s media in-charge for the 2021 Assam assembly elections. I had been to IIM Shillong several times via Guwahati for academic ­purposes, and more than 20 years of rigour had made me a lot more comfortable as a professor. Both as an academician and as a politician, I have always stressed on lucidity in communication to minimise any ­possible misunderstanding. In Assam, I was sceptical. Language wasn’t on my side. Will I be able to get my message across to the Assamese people or will it be lost in translation?

Fears Allayed

My fears frittered away completely at the very first press conference I addressed. A journalist wasn’t convinced with our brief explanation on the Congress’s job creation roadmap. He insisted on an interview...

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