27 October, 2020

Caligula's Horse

I would rather look back on 2006 as the year the UPA government finally came into its own, showed off its myopia and exposed its talons.

Caligula's Horse
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If journalism, as has been unwisely suggested, is instant history, a year is a woefully short period to arrive at considered conclusions. It is entirely possible that 2006 will go down in history as just another hum-drum blip—at best the year the US Congress passed legislation exclusively centred on India, the year the judiciary decided it was the boss and the year Arundhati Roy discovered a sinister inhouse conspiracy behind the attack on Parliament five years ago.

However, since history also lives in the eyes of the beholder, a paid-up member of the reactionary, politically incorrect right-wing brigade like me would rather look back on 2006 as the year the UPA government finally came into its own, showed off its myopia and exposed its talons.

It was a year when progress blended with decay, and a year in which the stupendous energies of the post-socialist, liberated India were...
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