R. Jagannathan in DNA:
“One of the big developments of 2008-09 is the rise and rise of brand Manmohan. The brand is probably as big as brand Vajpayee was in 1999 after the Kargil war and rivals that of brand Sonia—at least in urban India. In fact, we have seen two things happen simultaneously: the old brand Manmohan, reformer of the 1990s, has been quietly demarketed, and a new brand, a touchy-feely-honest-to-god Manmohan, has arisen in its place.
“The new brand is androgynous, not macho. It appeals across the gender barrier, and that is probably the prime reason for its success. In a sense, the new Manmohan is a throwback to the old, pre-reform socialist Manmohan and hence not merely an invented identity…. Manmohan Singh has the same opportunity that Vajpayee had to take India to the world stage. He should know his own strength and use it wisely.”
Read the full article: Rise of Brand Manmohan
“new brand, a touchy-feely-honest-to-god Manmohan, has arisen in its place.
The new brand is androgynous, not macho”
OMG!!! What does he mean??
The brand is also weak and promotes “do-nothing” attitude. He almost reminds me of Dr.Kalam, who, similar to Dr.Singh, was also very sincere, honest and did “nothing”!!
If “Olive branch” talks and “reaching out to Islamabad” within a year of Mumbai attacks have made him an appealing ‘brand’ in our urban areas, India probably has a bleak future ahead.
mr jagannathan has some of the most outlandish ideas and theories.
If it is true, then it will be the end of Manamohan as the Nehru family will not like to be second!
For some reason I have always thought that Manmohan Singh is a thorough bred horse running with a few other thorough breds like Chidu, Pranabda, Kapil Sibal and to some extent SMK and large number of donkeys in Congress Party (keeping aside my “from childhood” thoughts of being anti-Congress)…..Thanks that the old donkey – HRD Minister in the previous Government is not there to screw our lives.
A prime minister who is not even an LS MP. I fail to understand this subversion of constitution.
While reality and stats show politicians not doing much for the ills plaguing the country, many people still praise the drama going on.
Ohh!! come on.. There are thousand things to be done for the country…and these (so called) journalists are busy in branding people..
Yesterday, Big B was telling Barkha Dutt in an interview that he gets a very mature and very analytical responses to his posts in his blog.
And he continues to say; they are sometime lot better than some of the journalists in the country. He was also talking about conviction in Media..It was nice to listen to him.