Mr Blob, as was his usual self, was quite upbeat about Modi. He called him a modernistic messiah and someone who wasn’t shy of technology and wasn’t averse to opening up India to the rest of the world. Ms Blob, however, wasn’t as upbeat as him. She was convinced that Modi was autocratic and a person who would want everyone to tow his line.
‘I feel restless about this man,’ she confided in Mr Blob, ‘he doesn’t seem to be the sort of person who listen. And people who don’t listen often take the boat in the wrong direction.’
Mr Blob silently waited for her punch line. He didn’t have to wait for long. She said, ‘Modi’s name itself makes him obvious. There is MOD in his name but the ‘I’ that is left alone seems quite cornered and such egos are generally unmanageable.’
12 September 2013