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Adoration Of The West: Cannot Stop, Cannot Rest, Cannot End

April 18, 2013 4 comments

Yet no Indian leader gets the kind of respect that foreign leaders get in India..

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Margaret Thatcher’s death unleashed a wave of grief.

Guess what? In India.

In the last 70 years, the Anglo-Saxon Bloc has gone downhill. From a position of absolute world power to being challenged by China – and now even India.

Yet no Indian leader gets the kind of respect that foreign leaders get in India.

Does it stop here?

Look at this twitter exchange here.

A simplistic reading of the tweet can be taken to mean, ‘FBI is the gold standard. And since FBI is taking time, NIA can also take time.’

Going by Praveen Swamy’s general tenor, it is not far-fetched to see what Praveen Swami implies. But for Indian chatterati, twitterati, FBookeratti, bloggeratti, hero worship of the West cannot stop, cannot rest, cannot end.

The last word.

 

Social Media Bodo-Muslim Breakdown in Assam: Reportage and Reactions

Flashpoint

Mass media is largely reinforcing the official narrative.

In India, however, if there is a large strong oral and social narrative.

If dissonance between the official narrative and the oral, social narrative, is big, mass media and the Government stand compromised.

Both in terms of credibility and effectiveness.

So, dissonance, if any, has to be minimal and credible.

https://twitter.com/PrabhjotSK/status/238179769273946112
https://twitter.com/VoiceofIndia365/status/238749348412936192

https://twitter.com/kao1306/status/236644403341586433

https://twitter.com/kooolkaran/status/238201422074769409

https://twitter.com/BeingHindu/status/238156597698887680

https://twitter.com/i2076/status/237842806272573441

Aftermath

Handling by the Government

Mood

Media

https://twitter.com/sundaram222/status/238797590529970179

Censorship

https://twitter.com/ScamSutra/status/238685597168967680

https://twitter.com/sahalhemant/status/238189400079601664

The Players

https://twitter.com/kashifbangalore/status/236058175625887744

https://twitter.com/MiteshSevani/status/238182756704735232

Voices in the dark

https://twitter.com/sariasheikh/status/236100448023633920

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