Thoughts of a completely irrelevant Khan Market intellectual on suddenly being made relevant
In an interview to a prominent daily, Narendra Modi told members of the so-christened ‘Khan Market gang’ that having failed to be ‘neutral’ and ‘unbiased’ sympathisers of the ruling dispensation — neutral and sympathiser being strictly coterminous, not oxymoronic — they must reckon with their insignificance in shaping the image of his office. It is rarely, to extend the spirit of rarity, that the irrelevant are brought into relevance to be told that they are, in fact, irrelevant.
Narendra Modi's 'Khan Market gang' jibe sums up disempowerment of elites, rise of new middle class with a voice
The elites are aghast at Narendra Modi's 'Khan Market gang' jibe, all the more because this paradigm is here to stay. If Modi returns to power on 23 May, Khan Market, too, may fall to the rabble waiting at the gates.
Yes, democracy is under huge threat; not from Trump or Brexit voters, but liberals
Democracy presents the architecture for freedom. Through a set of ideas, principles, set of practices and procedures that have been moulded through a long, arduous history, it institutionalizes freedom. Voting is a precious right.