Why English media hates Modi

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  1. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    Its Bharat vs India for many of our pseudo-intellectuals where only the elite class can aspire to higher office not a vernacular speaking Modi or Momota or Maya (btw even IIT educated Manohar Parrikar did his schooling in Marathi medium and speaks with heavy Goan accent unlike our posh MSM divas).

    Why the secular English media hates Modi

    When the Gujarat election results were being declared, while I was surfing news channels, I could not but help a Bangla expletive escape my mouth when I heard what some experts were saying. One said Narendra Modi and his victory was against the Constitution. Another said how the verdict goes against the spirit of India and how the Idea of India is in danger. I always thought free and fair elections were a celebration of the Constitution, democracy and the Idea of India. The more I watched, the more I realised that these people hate him in a very irrational manner.

    So I asked my colleagues to note down the reasons why the English journalists hate Modi. The results were interesting. The first reason: Modi is anti-Muslim and communal. The second: he is interested only in projecting himself. The third: he is supposedly a dictator and a fascist. And the fourth: his claims of a developed Gujarat are, the journalists claim, hollow.

    Look at the irony of it. If Modi campaigns on the basis of identity, he is branded a fascist-cum-communal monster. If he campaigns on the basis of his track record of development, a mountain of data is immediately forwarded that says other states are better performers than Gujarat.

    The fact is: it is a fight between India and Bharat. Modi for me represents Bharat while the English media represents India. I am convinced that the English media is now a voice of the old feudal India where just a few claim to know what is best for both India and Indians. On the other hand, Modi represents the other India—Bharat, if you will—which is deeply frustrated by the monopoly that the English media and its secular warriors exercise over information.

    What is India? If you go by the definition of English media, it is an artificial country that should not have happened, an ungovernable country where religion, caste and ethnic identity matter more than humanity. Besides, most people who subscribe to the English media world-view have a 67-year-old Nehruvian Network to fall back upon, if required. What do I mean by the Nehruvian Network? This is something that has been working in India since before 1947. It is a set of ideas and people who, deep down, think that the system set up by the British was the best. They are the ultimate Brown Sahebs, convinced that Indians need a bit of civilisation. They snort, snigger when a politician like Uma Bharti, Mayawati or Modi rises up from nowhere, proudly displays his or her lack of English communication skills and yet manages to persuade voters to do the right thing. You see, things were much better when only children of politicians and bureaucrats who spoke impeccable English were there to dictate the agenda for the nation.

    That is because the gulf between India and Bharat will never cease. But the problem is, people like Modi are actually threatening this feudal cartel of the privileged. You see, not even Atal Bihari Vajpayee threatened this cozy equation. No wonder, the English media hates Modi.

    This battle between India and Bharat started in the 1980s. It has thrown up many heroes and heroines who fight for India. Modi is the first person who is fighting aggressively on behalf of Bharat and he seems to be winning. Imagine an India where Congress chamchas, JNU intellectuals and their fellow travellers won’t have access to power in Delhi. No wonder, the secular English media hates Namo.

    I think this will be the most interesting political battle in India since the days of Mahatma Gandhi. He settled that one in favour of Nehru; and Vallabhbhai Patel, a Gujarati, died a second fiddle. There is no Mahatma now; only voters. So Rahul Gandhi or Modi? We were the first to do a survey between the Rahul versus Modi possibility and Modi came out to be the sure-shot winner. If you have doubts, keep watching the big fight. Bharat is destined to win this time.
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    That would not be a fair survey.

    Modi has experience in governance.

    Rahul does not.

    One is yet to see him perform.
     
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    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    Bharat and India are on the same page as regards Modi...if the lakhs of youngsters, professionals who root for Modi are not India, then who else is ?

    The fight is between Bharat/India/Hindustan and Lutyens/Colaba/Bandra(W) etc, hotshots who move in rarefied circles sipping champagne and who think they are the only intellectuals in India and that they are doing a service to the nation by giving out their thoughts and advice. No thanks.
     
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    Regarding India and Bharat, here is an article that indicates that the difference of India and Bharat has already blurred and it is just that some, for convenience, keep the illusion alive that there is a difference between India and Bharat.

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    Why young MPs avoid insolent India

    Swapan Dasgupta

    What makes citizens of India’s showcase Capital take to the streets periodically— remember the similar response to Anna Hazare’s movement last year—to vent their dissatisfaction against the ‘system’ is prone to divergent interpretations. Can the unrest be attributed to the arrogance of the rulers and the wide gulf that separates them from the ruled? Is it a problem linked to breakneck urbanisation that nurtures aspiration but leads to the simultaneous breakdown of established values? Alternatively, is ‘civil society’ a made-in-media tamasha?

    Whatever the trigger, one thing is absolutely clear: India’s political class has been left bewildered by the street protests involving large numbers of mostly apolitical and leaderless individuals. President Pranab Mukherjee’s son has quite rightly been pilloried for his “dented and painted” remark but it is easy to understand the incomprehension of a middle-aged inheritor whose own experiences of student movements didn’t involve rubbing shoulders with “pretty women” in western apparel.

    In pre-liberalisation India, the angry young men and women who burnt buses and threw crude bombs in Calcutta were invariably scruffy and fitted a jholawala stereotype. Certainly, what was derisively called the ‘South Calcutta’ (or, for that matter, ‘South Delhi’ and ‘South Mumbai&rsquotypes would never be seen chanting slogans on the streets. Until the anti-Mandal protests of 1990, the creamy layer of the middle class was politically invisible.

    Yet, appearances can be remarkably deceptive. One of the features of the media interviews of the protestors at India Gate was the glaring mismatch between outward appearance and social status. A few of those interviewed were extremely articulate in English, suggesting a privileged schooling, but most of the women in jeans and fleece jackets were naturally at ease in Hindi. There was little in their outward appearance to distinguish one social set from another. Casual wear has become the great leveller.

    For these lower middle-class individuals, many of whom come from India’s dynamic small towns, life in the metros is both liberating and deeply oppressive. Their fierce desire for self-improvement in a city that offers opportunities is coupled with an aspirational lifestyle which, in the context of economic globalisation, also involves adopting the trappings of westernisation. They have consciously broken away from the ‘behenji’ mould that defined their mothers’ generation. At the same time, they are confronted by the regressive patriarchal assumptions of neighbourhoods and workplaces where women in trousers are typecast as ‘fast’ and ‘loose’, not least by a police force that has internalised the khap panchayat ethos.

    An earlier discourse suggested that this social transformation would be met by Gen-Next politicians who didn’t share the fuddy-duddy assumptions of earlier leaders. However, as the Delhi protests vividly revealed, labelling someone as the “youth icon” or proclaiming a young MP’s familiarity with the social media didn’t qualify them to respond to the anger with purposeful politics.

    Why, it was often asked, didn’t Rahul Gandhi arrive at India Gate to meet the aggrieved? The answer is curiously simple. An overwhelming majority of India’s young MPs are inheritors who have long been accustomed to the aam aadmi looking up to the netas with forlorn eyes and the leaders in turn responding with a show of noblesse oblige. For them, good politics always meant doling out favours to a supplicant India.

    The protestors who gathered to demand better policing and exemplary punishment of molesters and rapists weren’t pleading before dynastic icons with folded hands. They were self-confident, angry and exasperated. They represented a new, assertive and even insolent India. Their expectations couldn’t be met by discretionary hand-outs and even cash transfers. Their demands are a key element of modern politics: the expectation that the state will be responsive and efficient. The chalta hai fatalism of an earlier age has been replaced by a voluble rejection of a meek theek hai.

    The people are changing and the political class isn’t. This mismatch will not be unending. Sooner, rather than later, the yearnings of an assertive India will find political expression.

    Why young MPs avoid insolent India by Right & Wrong : Swapan Dasgupta's blog-The Times Of India
     
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    chase Tihar Jail Banned

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    India and Bharat are one.
    How can a multicultural society like india can have these distinctions?

    The fight is between the aspirational middle class who has dreams and a oligarchy political class who thinks it is their inherent right to rule this country.
     
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    Please recall the movie Albert Pinto ko gussa kyun ata hai.Well,it was a question and the answer was - because he is an intellectual. Rest assured that for every solution this set has a problem.
     
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    KS is right, most vocal of Modi's supporters are from India, not Bharat.

    I would even say that India supports Modi far more than Bharat, just an example, if one goes to villages in south TN few people have heard of Modi and even fewer people have any opinion on him, but most IT and MBA crowd in the city would not only know Modi but also by and large have a positive view about him.

    IMO, this is not Bharat vs India fight, this is a fight between the old elite class vs new middle class India
     
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    Arindam Chaudhuri of IIPM fame ? :doh:
     
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    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    :D. Yes, he of the ad that used to go `you can him Prime Minister...` referring to Rahul Gandhi.
     
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    I would like to believe otherwise since the facts reently displayed indicates so.

    Modi won a landslide victory in Gujarat.

    I don't think that the Gujarat electoral public constitutes what is being taken to be 'India'.

    In tfact, I would like to believe that the majority is what is being taken as 'Bharat'.

    I am not aware of whether Modi is known in the South, but the manner in which Modi has been projected ad nauseum in the media, he is a household name in large part of India, even if not admired by many.
     
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    Who's targeting Modi

     
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    The English media hates Modi coz if he becomes the PM he will not pay them!! :rotflmao:
     
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    Swamy is too much.

    If he is stating something that is libellious, he should be taken to task.

    By not doing anything, the Gandhis are proving that he is right!

    Who is right is what Indian should be told..
     
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    Thats not true . Even in South TN including villages, many people are very well aware of Modi and his work in Gujarat, thanks to vernacular media. It was a pleasant surprise! And it was not just the educated elites who were aware of him!
     
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    Why English media hates Mr. Modi. He came from a normal family. He is challenging the status quo maintained by elite in politics. See everywhere, all political parties except one or two have dynasty tradition or having big business man. He through his hard work reached to the point where he is now challenging Delhi Darbar. This is not digestible to elite. Read this article by SG. Not about Mr. Modi but about class war. However, he used Mr. Modi name also in the article.

    Vadra vs Kejriwal: This is also a war about class | Firstpost
     
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    don't put the article of this Macaulayputri's here ,her brainfart ----ing stinking and worthless..
     
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    The Brahmins (left,Right,Center) hate Modi.After all he destroys a favourable status quo
     
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    Mainly the leftist ones, the rightist ones don't do the fashion, Doon Boarding Schools,wish-I-was-white,NGO's, champagne/limo liberalism, jeans and plastic surgery. These folks will loose everything once the unwashed shudra realises just how vast the scale of the deception has been for all these years and how hopelessly shut out of the "system" his parents and grandparents were....
     
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