Making sense of confusing signals is becoming a difficult exercise with the widespread use of communication tools and the internet.

Some think they are smart to read between the lines. But they should also be aware fake news and falsehood are also planted between the lines.
Falsehood diffuses significantly farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly than the truth.

Identifying and eliminating what is irrelevant and fake is not so easy even for the so-called educated, literate or semi-literate individuals with worldly knowledge and experience.
If this is for educated, one should not come to the conclusion that poor and uneducated cannot make sense of what is right and wrong.
They may be simple and unsophisticated but they apply their intuitions and heart. Their subconscious discerns the right and wrong characters.
Poor people know the difference between those who hurt their livelihood & stomach. They can identify those who soothe and comfort them.
Sometimes if they are carried away by circumstances or fooled by promises, Jumlas, it is understandable. They also have a right to ambitions.
It is unfair to blame the poor even if they are misled, when intelligentsia & crusaders of democracy, anti-corruption movements, brought in a fascist along with all the miseries and destruction to the country.

Now everyone is in a state of despair & dismay awaiting solutions.
Thugs are always thugs. Basic characteristics do not change with years whether it is 2002 or 2022. They are predictable. Think of the worst. They can use every opportunity to their advantage. If people are afraid to think of the worst they are never going to get over it.
This is the first part of my new blog post yet to be completed and posted on my website.

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3 Apr
Behind the mixed signals which proliferate, corrupt perceptions and truth, an epic battle has started for liberating democracy and its incarceration by the fascists, vested interests.
Rahul is leading it. But it is we the people who are to fight to protect our values, freedom.
Before independence, they were only aspiring for freedom and democracy. That always exist within all sections of Indian society.
But the post-independence generation has enjoyed its benefits. It is not easy to suppress, subjugate them. They will raise en masse to protect it.
India is still not a mature democracy. It got diverted from that process by the opportunistic politicians and privileged people to serve their ends and supremacy.

The present tryst with fascism and crony capitalism will set right the path towards true democracy and freedom.
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2 Apr
The basic characteristics of individuals do not normally change. That is true for all characters whether negative or positive.

Rahul is also the same person, genial, warm, hearty, frank as he was earlier. But a negative perception was floating about him. It is changing now.
How that wrong perception about Rahul was built? It is typical work of BJP/ RSS and the media bias even before 2014. Everyone had an agenda whether political or personal to spread hatred against the so-called dynasty while destroying democracy and paving the way for a fascist.
The attempt was to weaken and destroy Congress and Rahul. They sowed seeds of doubts about Rahul and his leadership.
All political leaders including many Congress leaders worked against Rahul, openly or silently.
Congress structure was already weak. Rahul had to take his time.
Read 10 tweets
31 Mar
Missed target

Modi thought his Bangladesh visit would help the BJP in Bengal. But every action has multiple effects in politics.

BJP had made ‘illegal infiltration’ a big issue in Assam. Shah built his entire campaign attacking AIUDF leader Ajmal for supporting infiltrators.
Modi’s sweet talk in Dhaka blunted the edge of Shah’s emotive plank. His attacks on Ajmal sounded hollow as AIUDF leader tweeted and wished Modi a pleasant stay in Bangladesh; requested him to discuss the deportation of illegal immigrants, border sealing to stop infiltration.
Modi has not raised these issues. Congress was uncomfortable with Shah’s focus on AIUDF, now feels Shah’s blusters on Ajmal sound like a joke.

BJP’s 8-phase polling for Bengal also helped Congress as it could delink Kerala allowing Rahul to enter Bengal later. It thanks BJP.
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30 Mar
Excerpts: Rahul’s brilliant interaction - with Prof. Ashutosh Varshney, faculty, students...

Part 5 -Topic: “Stop and look at yourself” Gandhiji.

It covers how Rahul looked at himself, the criticisms heaped on him by Modi/ BJP/ RSS; how their attack on his sense is a gift.
You said something really extraordinarily beautiful. But I think, this is you and ‘not necessarily the Congress party’. You have replaced the idea of Swaraj with the beautiful idea of shunyata and I want to know...

No no. You would be surprised, very very surprised.
There are hundreds and hundreds of Congress workers who had this idea. The problem is they are not in power. They are there.
I can tell you name after name after name who is sitting there, literally doing harakiri, right - political. He is eating himself.
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29 Mar
Excerpts: Rahul’s brilliant interaction - with Professor Ashutosh Varshney, faculty, and students...
Part 4 - Topic: Understanding Gandhiji, Swarajya, Shunyata, Giving up power.

This is an interesting exploration, explanation by Rahul. Many may not be aware of. So sharing it.
Q - Leela:
Mr Gandhi, the concept of Swaraj self-rule was of course a rallying cry for the Congress party in the early decades of the 20th century it was a slogan for independence from Imperial rule and as well as the source says, M K Gandhi’s Hind Swaraj.
It expressed a highly original, ethical, spiritual vision of Indian democracy in which simply the powerful give up the right to rule over, dominate, oppress, injure the powerless, therefore men or women, the Hindu majority over various religious minorities, the rich over poor.
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26 Mar
Excerpts: Rahul’s brilliant interaction - with Professor Ashutosh Varshney, faculty, and students...
Part 3 - Topic: electoral autocracy.

Here I am presenting the gist or essence of this conversation without diluting the spirit and beauty of its contents.
Two of the leading non-governmental agencies that rate or assess democratic health in the world the Freedom House and the V-Dem Institute in Sweden, both have downgraded Indian democracy. Freedom House calls India now ‘partly free’; V-Dem terms it as ‘Electoral autocracy’.
V-dem Institute following political science & its own research says that when democratic polities start attacking civil liberties, then civil society Institutions and then independent Institutions then the next step is typically an attack on the integrity of elections itself.
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