Revelations. More revelations. Yesterday, Times Now accessed the secret MHA 2007 note that shows that there was intelligence that SIMI was behind the Malegaon blast. And they turned away from those leads in order to create the ghost of saffron terror. Naturally, today’s blog post was supposed to be about that. But, the revelations are so stunning that I realized I need one day more to understand and come up with a reaction. Also, the last 2 days have been pure darkness thinking about the UPA’s house of horrors and I wanted a break from that. So, how about we take a day off to smile and reflect on some fantastic good news that has come in 🙂
This summer, the heat has been so intense that there are now many unusual places where you can make an omelette. Ask this woman in Telangana frying eggs on the street…
But there are other places to choose from if you want to make eggs. For instance, you could make a whole lotta omelette right now on the face of every single person who has made jokes about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign trips ….or called him NRI PM…yada yada yada…
That’s James Crabtree sharing the UK’s Financial Times’ calculation of FDI projects worldwide. See who is on top? At one point, China’s lead on us was considered insurmountable. Here is The Hindu reporting on where we used to be in this list:
“After 2008, for the first time, India again broke in to the top 10 recipients of foreign direct investment (FDI) during 2014, the UNCTAD said in its World Investment Report 2015 on Wednesday. India jumped to the ninth rank in 2014 with a 22 per cent rise in FDI inflows to $34 billion. India was at the 15th position in the previous two years.”
That’s right folks…before 2014…we used to struggle to make the top 10 list. In fact, from 2009 to 2013, we couldn’t even get into the top 10! In 2012 and 2013, we were languishing at a pathetic 15th place in the whole world.
And in just the 18 months since Modi came to power, the Chinese got their a$$es handed to them… You just had to have a teeny tiny bit of belief in the inherent greatness and potential of our nation… Evidently, that was too much to expect from Madam’s Mameluks…
But there’s more places where you can make eggs. Did you say $63 billion of FDI? Rank #1 in the whole world? My my…this is gonna make for a mightily unhappy central banker. Already, Rockstar Rajan has been complaining:
“With India being often described as ‘the bright spot in the global economy’, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan sees this as a case of “the one-eyed man” being king in the land of the blind.”
Ah! One eyed king in the land of the blind… No data, no facts given to support his argument…mere irritation and trying to belittle India’s economic growth. Remember that elderly neighborhood uncle who used to turn up his nose at a little kid’s school results and say something like: “90%, eh? Ya…getting marks is so easy these days…“. No meaningful criticism, no constructive feedback, merely general grumpiness and a compulsive desire to belittle someone doing well 🙂
Rockstar Rajan is not a happy man. He would much rather go back to sneering condescension towards the Modi government over beef. So sit back and watch. He’s already called us blind in one eye. As the positives mount for the Indian economy in the days to come, the elite Rockstar Rajan will end up calling India deaf, dumb, lame, brain-dead and what not…
Mr. Rajan, you are a brilliant man, several intellectual levels above where I can ever be. And your voice is important as a reality check whenever politicians habitually get carried away with towering claims. But can we at least expect that you do not try to actively undercut investor sentiment in India? We know that you see the Right Wing as semi-civilized, semi-literate savages, if even that. We cannot match your former elite boss either in creating fake terror files or in magnitude of scams. Time and again, you have chosen foreign news outlets, foreign shores and foreign investor meets to run down the Indian economy. Even so, as long as you were running down India’s growth claims using facts and data, you deserved the benefit of doubt. But with your senseless “one-eyed king” comment, you have just lashed out at the country without providing supporting facts. You have betrayed your unhappiness with the fact that India did well…your mask has slipped. At least put it back on….
Unless you hurry up and get that mask back on, your cribbing might get you into a situation like this:
Or worse…God forbid…you end up in a situation like this:
Now, wouldn’t it be a shame if some day you found #RockstarRajanAsks trending on Twitter… 🙂
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