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Modi: An Inspiring Presence at Wembley Stadium, London
10-20 years later from now, if I am at all seen on the horizon of Indian politics, I will not have any trouble in being called one of those inspired by the powerful political personae of Sri Narendra Modi. I have grown up in the dying 90s and saw the blossom of early 20s. I have heard Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji, his powerful verse and wonderful rhetoric. I have listened to Rahul Gandhi ji, his Kalawati folklores and suit-boot Sarkar tone. I have enjoyed the ‘sheer fun’ speeches of Lalu ji and also heard the mute voices of Manmohan ji. However, what best connects with me, and most of the Indians, is undoubtedly the loud and bold spell bounding speeches of Sri Narendra Modi ji. I have heard him many times before. However, the recent speech addressed to the Indian diaspore at Wembley Stadium motivated me so much that I am, in one sense, compelled to create this post! Indeed, Modi ji carries the pressure of Indian dreams on his broad shoulders that once Sachin has done for us… I will try to put my best in analysing the speech delivered by Sri Modi ji in London. While not that I am the right one to judge his speech, yet, as the award-wapsi sena of India, I have also democratic rights as an Indian to put forth my views.
— Alok Mishra (@PoetAlok_Mishra) November 13, 2015
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Believe me; I was also doing the same as directed by our Prime Minister Modi ji. I was not a part of the great gathering of 60,000 British-Indians at the stadium; nevertheless, as billions of Indians, I was also the part and parcel of the session. In front of my TV screen, I was also surprised to listen when Modi ji requested everyone to show their wrist watch. It was no less than a magic! Just turn your watch upside down and you have the time of England! Amazing!
Symbolic meaning: The British have ruled us for many years. (Bare fact, almost two centuries) Now the time has changed. India and Indians have turned things upside down. As we are always the upholder of non-violence and harmony, we will never rule a nation; however, at the same time, we are ready to compete them and march ahead in the different fields of development. The ownership of East India Company and the Jaguar are great examples of this promise.
Modi: The India on the News channels and Newspaper headlines:
The example of Imran Khan by Sri Modi was, and it had to come, a gibe on the recent leanings of the Indian media. Be it electronic or print, in recent days, Indian media is displaying an utterly ‘non-sense’ and irresponsible sense of journalism. I have already written a post about the biased roles that our media is playing. Neither I nor any conscious person in India is able to understand that why Indian media is not highlighting the achievements of our government. Is Modi untouchable? Is Modi so mean that our media houses cannot praise his vision? What’s wrong in highlighting the achievements that a person as Prime Minister of India has achieved? Are we supposed to live in the shadows of Nehru and Indira, or India should eye the future now? Modi showed Indian media a much needed mirror and told them about Imran Khan from Alvar village in Rajasthan. This person, indeed a very successful Muslim man in the so-called intolerant nation, has developed more than fifty (50) mobile applications related to education. Imran Khan has put all his applications for free download.
Symbolic meaning: I remember once Amit Shah was telling Rajat Sharma in Aap ki Adalat that the media should play a constructive role, and then only a nation can grow. Amit Shah was asked about the suicide of farmers and achhe din. He told about the plans and schemes that Indian Government has launched for our farmers. Unfortunately, and he was right to complain, no media coverage is given to those much needed news and farmers remain ignorant of their rights and information. If media can show little mercy to the bright side of the nation, I bet you that many sad stories in our nation will turn to happy ending Shakespearean plays; we need POSITIVE side of the news as well! We do not need the absurdity of Indrani will eat maggi today or she will sip soup! We do not need to know what was ‘that actress’ wearing in ‘that party’ or to whom was Virat kohli’s flying kiss addressed. I am sure most of the mainstream people would be surprised to see panels sitting on the news channels (after interrupting all other important coverage) to discuss a win or loss by the Indian cricket team. WHY DO NOT OUR MEDIA CALL EXPERTS TO DISCUSS HOCKEY AS CRICKET?
However, I should rather check my frustration with Indian media. Modi ji has already hinted them about the true face of journalism.
Modi: The 8000 villages with electricity poles and 1000 days: Is it possible?
Sure! It is utterly possible only if our system can work in accord with the policies made by our government. I am pretty sure even people from Congress party will come on the floor to agree that it is a real shame that our country has 8000 villages which do not have electricity! Better do not ask who is responsible; we all know that. Let us see the future and I hope that Sri Modi will come up with his promise and all our brothers and sisters in those villages will see the brightness of electricity in coming days.
The sarcasm: I am not sure Modi ji meant it, but it was indeed a slap on the thoughts of those loyal intellectuals who claim that Congress rule has contributed so much to Indian development.
The Suryaputra Determination: Do you stand with me to applaud? There is something called hope, and coupled it is with zeal. Moreover, with a dream that we Indians always nurture – India will lead someday! The solar energy concept is not only the prudent step and effort to mitigate the effects of global warming, but also it’d let the world know India can lead and show the world a path.
Beneath the roars: There is something called vision, which this person, Sri Narendra Modi has! I stand with him and hope we will soon be leading the 102 nations for the visionary Suryaputra Nations Council.
The bottom line: 3-4 degree temperature, cold weather and a long wait for the Indian Prime Minister… all these united could not cool the warmth in the heats of those Brit-Indians who were there to listen Modi ji. He has that talent to capture the moment! However, Indians have many hopes from this ‘stronger’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, and the time will only unfold the future.
Moreover, if you are someone who will call me a Bhakt for praising Modi, I AM NOT. I ENJOY THE SAME POLITICAL AND DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS TO PRAISE A PERSON PRAISEWORTHY AS PEOPLE WHO PRAISE LALU’S VISION HAVE!