The Scissor Works

June 7, 2010 at 4:17 pm 2 comments

Congress Party workers these days are very active in showing off their power which means if you speak too much you are cut short, if you show too much then they order a cut out and  if you don’t follow their suit even a ban will be imposed.

Two events in succession with release of the movie Rajneeti by Prakash Jha and a book titled the ‘Red Sari or El Sari Rojo’ by Javier Moro, an Italian Spanish author which probably shows the ‘Gandhi’ family under the controversial light has everyone talking. The family of course keeps mum and doesn’t face such issues directly but through their ‘official’ mouth pieces (read-Abhiskek Singhvi).

After having seen Rajneeti yesterday I was not able to find any similarities in the film and whatever I know about the family except that Katrina’s widow look is similar to that of sr. Ms. Gandhi and Priyanka’s with the cotton saris. Maybe what got Congress alert was her style of waving at the crowd which is also the party’s official symbol.

The book released in 2008 in Spanish is yet to be out in English. Having worked with Javier in the past, I know he has always caught the eyes of an Indian reader by writing on controversial subjects which include the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Passion India – The Story of Spanish Princess of Kapurthala and now  a book on Ms. Gandhi. Moro has always got his facts in place and is ready to take the bull by its horns. As he tries to come in close quarters with the most powerful woman in India,I assume his homework is done thoroughly this time around as well.

The questions here are;

  • The book has been in the market in an international language for the last 2 years or more, if it has incorrect facts why hasn’t family or the party cared to look into it till now? Maybe Mr. Singhvi doesn’t know Spanish-not a convincing enough reason, right?


  • Is it worth Ms. Gandhi to be part of such a controversy?


  • Whatever happened to the Fundamental Rights of freedom of speech and expression?


  • Is there no job worth Mr. Singhvi at the Congress office?  


  • More importantly, doesn’t the party in power have more serious matters at hand to address?

Entry filed under: Me & Media.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. BullsEye  |  June 7, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Congress Party reminds me of a Dynasty Rule..So Ms. Sonia Gandhi is at the helm of power without having any experience at politics..And Rahul Gandhi is automatically the heir for the PM throne (though he himself never showed his inclination to the position and is working at the grassroots.)So when Dynasty is there, sycophants will be there, hence the clamour.
    Btw i am impressed you worked with Javier 🙂

  • 2. Prateek  |  June 8, 2010 at 11:19 am

    The third question you have asked is the most important.
    Nowadays everyone has a problem with almost everything. The main reason I believe is that, doing all this makes them feel important. It is a childish psychology, “Play by my rules, or I will ruin the play.”


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