With book shops closing down in hundreds, a campaign like The Economist's matters a lot.
One of the two major parties will have to break out from its comfort zone and give an alternate narrative — break the logjam of governance and of our institutions, talk about hope and not doles, talk about a united India, not an India divided along caste, religious, and gender lines.
It is time to give up symbolic gestures, but to do the right thing for the people. Narendra Modi is showing the way. Hopefully, the media will highlight those rather than try to rake up controversies where none exist.