Name: A Book of Light: When a Loved One Has a Different Mind Author: Jerry Pinto (ed) Publisher: Speaking Tiger Pages: 175 Price: Rs 399If Jerry Pinto’s multiple award-winning Em and the Big Hoom were a blog post, the 13 accounts in this slim anthology would have constituted the comments and discussion section which followed.
“Gentily wopen your ice.” The sonorously southern invitation to gaze dewy-eyed upon a transformed Rajpath set the keynote for Yoga Day. In the media, the event marked the eye of the Lalit Modi storm, bringing half an hour of peace, quiet and soothing primal sound in the early hours of Sunday. The band-baaja struck up again soon enough, though. Times Now waved aloft a document bearing Vasundhara Raje Scindia’s signature, endorsing Lalit Modi.
Following Donald Trump’s official nomination, Stephen King observed dryly: “One difference between Nixon and Trump: when the Republicans nominated Nixon, they didn’t actually know that he was a crook.”It isn’t just America, political observers in many lands will have discovered for themselves this depressing difference between the idealised past and the shameless present. A rash of successful leaders with dodgy records is rising like a bumper crop of cauliflowers. No reflection on them, actually.
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