Hurt Sen­ti­ments II

India Today - - UPFRONT -

An­other dim Amer­i­can TV jour­nal­ist, Megyn Kelly, was on the re­ceiv­ing end of the col­lec­tive howl of in­dig­na­tion be­cause she did not know that Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi was a so­cial me­dia su­per­star. He was savvy enough to tell her he’d seen a pic­ture she’d posted to which she re­sponded: “Are you on Twit­ter?” From the out­rage, you’d never have guessed that big coun­tries, In­dia included, can be in­su­lar, or that celebri­ties, In­di­ans included, can be vac­u­ous and self-ob­sessed. Isn’t it more im­por­tant to ask why world lead­ers will so read­ily take part in a celebrity cha­rade?

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