Thursday, May 29, 2014

Celebrating Modi's Win


Sometime ago in 2012 I met a Modi fanatic in one of my flights to Ahmadabad. I was a student of Gujarat University then. We fell into a conversation. In a while we suddenly landed with a topic "Modi". I don't know what spurred him, but he asked me as to how popular Mr. Modi is in Bhutan. I lied to him. I told him that he is so so popular even in Bhutan. I lied more. I told him than Bhutanese people think that he might become the next PM of India. His eyes brimmed with satisfaction, he started sharing my words with rest of the passenger on board. Prophetically Modi is India's PM now. He is surely going to become famous in Bhutan. I am afraid many people think I am lying. 

Whatever may be, Mr. Modi is the 15th Prime Minister of India. His swearing in ceremony was attended by the leaders of the SAARC countries and  their won politicians who all fought a bitter campaign against each other. All the rivals of BJP, including Sonia Gandhi and Raul Gandhi showed up for the ceremony and I am amazed! This shows the maturity of India's Politics and Politicians. Seeing our very own Prime Minister on silver screen I couldn't hold myself on my seat. With my poor eye sight, I once mistook him for BJP's Uma Bharti in orange saffron.  Forgive me! 

Jokes aside, I hope our Prime Minister had a good time there. In a days time, as expected by the Bhutanese people, our Prime Minister should share his New Delhi experience. Personally, I would love to hear about the political lessons he learnt there.

With BJP's win, I have a great news for my mom too. Her favorite actress, Tulsi has now become Minister in India. Although people in the opposition are questing on her academic affidavit, it won't matter a bit for my mother, who cried  and laughed with Tulsi in "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi". Hey, I have another incident to share here. I first saw Mrs Smriti Irani in person in 2012. It was in Gujarat. I thought she is Modi's wife! 

By the way, after having lived among the lovely Gujarati people for 2 years, I have a deep love and reverence for the people there. At times, it makes me feel that I am a Gujarati too. So at the moment, like my Gujarati friends, I am also busy celebrating Modi's win. Join me friends!  

4 comments:

  1. Hey Kuenzang, couldn't help commenting on this post! I feel that with all the Gujarati lectures you sat through, all the pani puri, dhokla, handva that you had, and with all the Garba you played, you are as much a Gujarati as any one living in gujarat. Anyways, I really hope that the new government makes Bhutan and India ties much stronger, and that we, as neighbours help each other to develop! :-)

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  2. Your reminded me of bunking classes to watch "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" . Liked the post.

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  3. I mean you reminded me .....

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  4. @ Dawa pem,, I read it that way only.......

    @ Maitryee.... thank you for your sweet comment........keep reading my blog..


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