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Decoding NaMo : From Lutyens' Delhi perspective

"The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by sceptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were." ~ John Keats This is a follow-up of the earlier post: Decoding NaMo : From a Classical Liberal perspective

First off, let us understand the very concept of “Lutyens' Delhi”.
If we look at the political history of India since independence, we notice that all of these years, we have been governed by a small group of people, hailing from a particular area of Lutyens' Delhi called “Lutyens' Bungalow Zone” (LBZ), which is spread over an area of about 2800 hectares.
Poweratti: These people have worked their way up, either by virtue of their fine “pedigree” or through a high-powered social network and connections (read Coterie of Nepotist and Crony-Capitalists). In any case, they are obviously used to a fine life, full of “self-entitlements” and “perks”, which naturally come to them with th…

Decoding NaMo : From a Classical Liberal perspective

Starting with this one, I will run a series of short posts on Narendra Modi (NaMo). No, it is not about promoting Narendra Modi or supporting his candidature for the future Prime Minister of India. It is about taking a stand; and a response to many people who have asked my opinion on NaMo, whether I support him, and if so, why?
The enigma of NaMo needs to be viewed, discussed and understood from different planes and angles. It would be impossible to cover everything in one single post, so for the sake of brevity and focus, I try to cover it in a series of short ones.
In this post, let us try to understand NaMo purely from a Classical Liberal perspective.
He is the only elected representative in the current political space in India, of course except JP of LSP, who in the capacity of a CM and now as PM designate, has explicitly, consistently and openly talked about some of the most fundamental aspects of governance, that draw straight from the Classical Liberal ideology – also the ideol…