This whole elevation of Amit Shah reminds me of Ghashiram Kotwal all over again. When Modi became PM, I had tweeted that Modi is RSS’ Ghashiram. Now the way Amit Shah has rose to the position, can’t help but to say that Shah is Modi’s Ghashiram. The sheer thought of it is very scary. And the possibilities are endless. All I can do is to revere Vijay Tendulkar for articulating this phenomenon of creating political puppets to serve a larger interest by those in power in his classic play, Ghashiram Kotwal. It’s not about Thakre or Saddam Hussain anymore, we have Nanas and Ghashirams around us even today.
Also read Rana Ayyub’s piece on Amit Shah here
Just returned from a quick roadtrip to NINASAM in Heggodu. Will blog in detail about that later but needless to say it was an amazing trip. Also visited Jog falls while on the way back to Goa. And the good news is that a short film by a friend, Sameer, for which I had written dialogues has been shot and gone for an edit. Feeling accomplished already but this is a humble beginning.