Tuesday, January 28, 2014

An Incoherent Mind



Someone in the Congress party and Rahul Gandhi’s image managers decided he must finally do a TV interview. They decided to do it big. They decided it shouldn’t be a “chota-mota” interview with regular Congress propagandists like Rajdeep Sardesai or Barkha Dutt. They decided it should be a full-length, almost 75 minutes, interview with Arnab Goswami on TimesNow (January 27). I had recorded the whole thing but thankfully TimesNow also put up the transcripts but seem to have later removed it but it’s also available here. If you watched the interview you would know RG had come thoroughly prepared for the task. He had memorised all the answers he could but it turned out they were all answers to questions his coaches might have asked. One had to often struggle to find a connection between what Arnab asked and what RG answered.

The good news first. RahulG decided that this was an occasion of great significance so he must have felt the need to shave and come clean for Arnab. Any of those Gillette brand managers would be impressed. The make-up, the looks and the appearance was great. Unfortunately for viewers, RG also had to talk and that’s the tough part. For me, RG only confirmed what I had suspected and written many times on this site that the man is incapable of thinking on his feet or any kind of comprehension skills. Let’s just sample some of the Q&A (excerpts, some edited):

Arnab Goswami: Specifically speaking how is Narendra Modi, your party criticised him for the 2002 Gujarat riots, and how can you do that when he has been given a clean chit…. Do you believe that strategy of your party is fundamentally wrong?
Rahul Gandhi: The strategy of the party is very simple. Everything we have done over that last 5-10years, in fact if you look all the way back to the freedom movement, every single thing we have ever done is empower people. We empowered people in the freedom movement, we empowered farmers in the Green revolution, and we empowered the citizens of India when we did the telecom revolution. We have empowered millions and millions of people through frankly the most powerful legislation that has ever taken place in this country called the RTI- Right to information. Things that used to be closed, things that were in closed doors which nobody knew about.

That was the trend and pattern of the whole interview. Arnab asks something and RG goes into a banter about some unrelated issue. The few words most used by him were RTI, Women empowerment, system and fundamentals. This is apart from “my daddy, my grandmother” who are regular features of his answers to anything. Vote for me because my granny died and because my daddy died and that makes me who or what I am. So the reason, I suspect, Congress is so connected with corruption and scams is they were busy empowering everyone. You can ask any question you like but RG had only answers on RTI and empowerment. Mind you, even RTI is not an original Congress formulation. People are now better observers of what screw ups politicians do and they don’t use lipstick like a Vinod Mehta or Varadabhai tend to do. I think it is fair to say RG came for an essay on the cow but he was asked to write one on a dog instead. You see, this is the problem with people asking questions. Arnab should have first checked what RG had come prepared with, no? Some more where RG analyses RG and tells us how we should analyse RG:

Arnab Goswami: Are you avoiding a direct face-off with Narendra Modi? Is there a fear of loss Rahul because this election is not looking good for the Congress party from overall estimates? And the growing belief is that if Rahul Gandhi has not picked up the challenge officially that means that there is a fear of loss, he is avoiding a direct one on one battle with Narendra Modi, you must answer that?
Rahul Gandhi: To understand that question you have to understand a little bit about who Rahul Gandhi is and what Rahul Gandhi's circumstances have been and if you delve into that you will get an answer to the question of what Rahul Gandhi is scared off and what he is not scared off. The real question is what I am doing sitting here, you are a journalist, when you were small you must have said to yourself I want to do something, you decided to become a journalist at some point, why did you do that?
Arnab Goswami: You are asking me the question
Rahul Gandhi: Yes, I am asking you a question, it is a conversation

Arnab Goswami: Because I like and enjoy being a journalist, it is a professional challenge for me. My question is you avoiding a direct face-off with Mr. Narendra Modi?
Rahul Gandhi: You are not answering my question, but I will answer the question and that will give you some insight into how Rahul Gandhi thinks. For that I will have to expand a little bit about my growing up, how I grew up and the circumstances in which I grew up. What I saw when I was a child ,was my father, who was a pilot, and because of circumstances was thrown into the political system and all I saw when was small after my grandmother died was my father in constant-constant combat with the system in India and then I saw him die actually. In my life I have seen my grandmother die, I have seen my father die, I have seen my grandmother go to jail and I have actually been through a tremendous amount of pain as a child when these things happen to you, what I had to scared off I lost, there is absolutely nothing I am scared off…. The system everyday-everyday hurts people and I have felt the pain that the system can cause. I felt the pain with my father, I saw him every single day of his life, so the question of whether I am afraid of losing an election or whether I am afraid of Mr. Modi is not actually the point. I am here basically for one thing, I see tremendous energy in this country, I see more energy in this country than any other country, I see billions of youngsters and I see this energy is trapped...

On one point RG is off the mark though. I believe when Arnab was young he wasn’t thinking of being a journalist or even thinking of journalism. It is quite possible that Arnab just had a lot of questions for the nation or on behalf of the nation. So Dr. Rahul Freud Gandhi analyses Arnab’s diaper days and tells us how a man from Assam who wasn’t “empowered” decided and became a journalist. Whoa! When you don’t have answers you also fool yourself with lies. RG often cries about his granny and here mentions her being jailed. It doesn’t occur to him or his party that the criminal Emergency saw thousands of people being dumped in jail by IndiraG for no rhyme or reason except their opposition to her corrupt misrule. Thus, it is evident that this guy neither understands reality nor acknowledges truth and gives the impression that events in this life have caused a lot of mental damage. Some of this damage seems irreparable.

Arnab Goswami: Explain that. Government of Gujarat was aiding and abetting the riots is what you just said, explain that?
Rahul Gandhi: I mean it’s not me...it’s the large number of people who were there, large number of people who saw actively the Government of Gujarat being involved in the riots.
Arnab Goswami: You will keep that line despite the CM getting a clean chit form the courts?
Rahul Gandhi: I mean, people saw it. I am not the person who saw it, your colleague saw it. Your colleagues told me
Arnab Goswami: What are you saying? Can you explain?
Rahul Gandhi: What I feel is that this country needs to look at the fundamental issues at hand, the fundamental political issue at hand is that our Political system is controlled by too few people and we absolutely have to change the way our political system is structured, we have to change our Political parties, we have to make them more transparent, we have to change the processes that we use to elect candidates, we have to empower women in the political parties, that is where the meat of the issue but I don't hear that discussion, I don’t hear the discussion about how are we actually choosing that candidate, that is never the discussion.

This is a fantastic answer to who saw the Gujarat govt abetting riots in 2002. RG foolishly fumbles and states he was told by others. He mentions Arnab’s colleagues saw govt employees aiding the riots and Arnab’s honourable colleagues at that time were Rajdeep and Barkha. So RG is not really off the mark here. It’s a fact that the most number of lies were peddled by Arnab’s colleagues who, if you go by RG, are superior to any court or SIT. But asked to expand on his silly answer, RG again takes us through his nonsense of “fundamental issues” and changing “processes”. Nobody tells this jerk that most of the ills in our system and polity were installed by his own party. And even so, there is hardly any sign shown by RG of improving or changing anything in the last 10 years that he has been in politics and part of the govt. Naturally, the Congress cronies at CNN-IBN and Firstpost were quick to use this as a headline “Rahul blames Modi for 2002”. It’s now a tradition. By this token, RG should still be held guilty of abducting Sukanya Devi.

Rahul Gandhi: My long term view is that we need to take the Indian political system to a different place. We need to bring in youngsters and we need to move away from this concentration of power. Unfortunately the political system today is at a particular place and I can’t simply ignore the fact that the political system is at that place, so certainly there are points at which you might have to take a decision that you are not a 100% happy with but the long term idea for me is to transform the system, to bring in youngsters and make sure they are empowered.

Arnab Goswami: Lalu Prasad has been convicted on the 30th of September 2013 ….
Rahul Gandhi: Our alliance in Bihar is with a political party with an idea not an individual, we are making alliance, and it is not certain that we are going to make an alliance, we are in process of talking to people and our alliance is with an idea, with a party, not an individual

Who can disagree with all this? I’m sure RG and Congress have a rare vision through which they see RJD as separate from the criminal Lalu Prasad and they also see an “idea” of the party which they are willing to marry. This is the moron who claims he is against corruption. This is the moron who talks non-stop empowerment and change in systems. But he proves only one thing: that he doesn’t have the slightest idea what BS he is talking about. RG is just an over-grown kid who uses big words without any idea what they mean.

Arnab Goswami: You're avoiding a debate. Will you have a debate with Narendra Modi if he agrees to a debate on any of these issues? My question is direct. If Narendra Modi says I'm willing to debate these issues...
Rahul Gandhi: I'm debating these issues by building structures in the Congress party that's going to transform it.

So even where a debate is concerned RG is debating by building structures in his party. By logic it means RG is debating all the time. So someday he might reach a conclusion and when he does it will probably require changing the whole structure again.

Rahul Gandhi: It all depends on what you're trying to do. I told you that I'm here because I want to help use the energy of this country. I want to make this country powerful. I want to project the ideas of this country. To do that, I think there are basically 3 things one needs to do. One, is changing the way we do politics here. Getting away from the superficialities, getting away from the small issues and moving deeper into the issues right. Questioning the system, changing the system. Things like RTI, things like Lokpal, things like how we choose our candidates. Things like bringing youngsters into politics. Second is empowering the women of this country. Really bringing them into the system. Really pushing them forward. And third is using the energy of the youth of this country. Bringing in the type of jobs that they need. This stuff is not done in 5 minutes. This stuff is frankly not done in this type of discussions. This stuff is done through concentrated thinking and long term work. It's frankly difficult work, it's painful work….. The real thing is that it's a heart thing. It's a soul thing. Why are you here? I asked you that question, why am I sitting here? I'm sitting here because I feel with all my heart that we need to change the system here and not enough people are actually asking that question.

It’s a heart thing! It’s a soul thing! This stuff is not done in 5 minutes. This stuff is done through concentrated thinking. I can keep laughing at this moron but he is a serious problem to himself. What exactly is concentrated thinking? Like you lock yourself up and think? One can pick what he or she likes or dislikes from an interview but I am convinced this man is a danger not only to the country but to himself as well. There is neither clarity in thought nor a demonstrated skill of comprehension. All the nonsensical nuggets by RG are pieces of his usual meaningless speeches which he could have delivered with anyone asking him questions. I am also convinced that he keeps referring to “systems” because he doesn’t know what it is that needs changing or fixing. Even Harsha Bhogle who analyses cross-bats and googlies for a living couldn’t find a connection between the questions and answers.

I may have mentioned this before that in the theory of change one answers three simple questions as a leader. This comes from the book “The Goal” by Eliyahu Goldratt about a factory manager struggling to save his plant in the 3 months given to him:

1) Change what? – This is simply identifying what or which parts of a system to change.
2) Change it to what? – This answers whether you change a donkey to a horse or a horse to an elephant. In other words, mere desire of change doesn’t mean anything unless one is clear on what to change it to. If one part of a system needs to be changed 100% or be made an online process. RG has not shown anything in his political life of what he would change things to.
3) How to – If one knows what to change and change it to what then the obvious question is how to do it. RG is not only a powerful person in his party but also holds power over the govt. I haven’t seen any knowledge or skill in this interview or any time before that he possesses the answer on how to change things.

Empty words and an empty mind; there is a reason why RG has been nicknamed “Pappu”. As the years pass he only keeps giving us more proof why he is such a big disaster. When there were only black cars and people demanded more colours, Henry Ford was famously reported as saying “we have all the colours you want, as long as it is black”. RG was no different, you can ask all the questions you want he has only four answers: RTI, Women-empowerment, system and fundamentals. I believe it is not just that his answers are incoherent but perhaps his mind itself is incoherent. 

PS: Vote on the poll for worst journalists 2014 (Right margin of page).


88 comments :

  1. Ravinar, you are generally very thorough, but I believe you have missed something critical here.

    Please see the interview at time 24:12. RG washes his hands off the Sikh massacre by saying that he personally had nothing to do with it. Then he gives this huge smirk to his associate behind the camera when Arnab is looking away. Tell me if that is not the MOST DISINGENOUS thing you have ever seen.

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    1. Haha even I noticed this ! He gives a smirk to someone with a feeling of accomplishment

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    2. When it is about alliance with RJD, he says its with party not individual. When its about sikh massacre, he changes to individual responsibility.

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    3. LOL he's acknowledging a thumbs-up to her mom/sister/fiancee seated (away from camera).

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  2. Without a gandhi on top congress is nothing.. so they desparately want rahul gandhi who is nothing

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  3. I felt all the shortcomings of RaGa but could not 'coherently' put it togther even in my mind. Well thanks always, MC for analyzing and listing out the real worth of Pappu in a crystal clear logic and language. This seriously dumb person is being feted by the principal political party of India shows the level of rot in the DNA of some of our citizens of this country.

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  4. RG is the dumbest animal on this planet.

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  5. i was preparing for interview and searching for something good on google.Then at 9P.M i saw this pappu's interview i am thankful to RAGA for helping me out on how not to give an interview. I hope people get benefited by this way......

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    1. You see there is a silver lining in everything.

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  6. After watching RahulG Speaking To Arnab both Barkha & Rajdeep are way overjoyed that they didn't have to sit through this torture.

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  7. Had AranbG asked a counter question what RahulG thinks of a system , the answer would have been : See , System is an idea. So you change the idea, you change the system

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  8. Soon we will come to know that Sonia and other congressmen along with some journalists got emotional and cried during the interview looking at the brave performance of Pappu (Chhota Bheem).

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    1. ... you mean to say - they reportedly cried out of high climaxing orgasm - watching RG. Had I been there in place of AG would have asked to pappu beta whether he would follow his mother or father or G-father footsteps? Though knowing the answer very well - that he'd empower himself as mixture of all the three -- giving "them" more orgasms.

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  9. Rahul was sleeping through the interview.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2PVtDSF6Jg

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  10. I would have been happy to see Arnab Goswami getting a cardiac arrest or brain hemorrhage for having sat through the interview

    Comment of Terry John
    //Sonia and other congressmen along with some journalists got emotional and cried during the interview looking at the brave performance of Pappu (Chhota Bheem)// is fantastic. Tomorrow Pappu can boast that Mummy cried and wept all through the interview.....

    this interview is between an employer and prospective candidate, then surely the candidate would be outright rejected in the first 5 min itself..... being a recommended candidate, he was stretched and given extra bonus time to prove himself, still he failed.......... I expect Arnab Goswami to take medical sick leave for 1-2 days for recovering.

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  11. Look at the painting in the backdrop (1st pic in this blog). A woman in orange is grabbing a woman in white who shields a woman in green. The woman in green is also running away. Looks like a MF Hussain painting to me...

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  12. The best way to summarize this interview was from a tweet from Gaurav sawant that mentions move aside Mr.Kapil Sharma you are now history.

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  13. Fake degree and RG challenging Dr.swamy is missing but felt you don't want to concentrate
    On personal issues.
    As usual he was prepared to write on cow but ending up with a question on dog so had to struggle writing.

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  14. Did you notice how he smiled at someone placed behind the camera on the right after 2-3 questions that were particularly tough during the interview? Then near the end of the interview he looked in that same direction, and pointed there and referenced his sister Priyanka. My bet is that he had Priyanka sitting next to the cameraman, coaching and giving him "emotional support". A loser who cannot shoulder his responsibilities and burdens himself without his mummy and sister, is unworthy of ANY leadership role.

    His references to himself in the 3rd person has a name in psychological theory: It’s called illeism. According to University of Pennsylvania, illeism in speech is typically used “to or from young children." as in: Mother: "Mamma will get Jonny's toy if he behaves." Baby responds: "Jonny is a good boy, Mamma can Jonny have his toy?"

    http://www.firstpost.com/politics/three-things-we-learned-about-rahul-from-his-interview-last-night-1362387.html

    Comments of Mr. Cuckoo.
    Did you also note how he would roll his eyes up into his skull and give disinterested half-responses after not listening and paying attention to the question? He has an inability to connect and converse normally with people. He has a parallel movie playing in his mind, and he's totally immersed in his own thoughts.

    Mr. Truly Indian
    In a couple of days expect the Secular media guys will like Vinod Mehta,Sagarika, Burkha etc to come up with special issues titled:

    "RaGa interview gives hope to a billion Indians"

    "Rahul's interview sends chill down Modi's spine"

    "Rahul interview: BJP rattled"

    "Support for Rahul increased 50% after interview"

    "New surveys say Modi trails behind Rahul and Kejriwal"

    blah...blah...blah...

    Arnab just proved that he was not much different from other Secular journalists by

    NOT asking the most important questions that should have been asked!

    Mr. Deva
    BREAKING NEWS: FIR against Arnab for Child Molestation.. as After interview no one praised kid cried lot in front of Mumma

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    1. You are right. I have already seen headlines in Zee News: "Rahul says he is not afraid of Modi"; "I am against Dynastic Rule, but same happens in BJP, SP": Rahul ; Congress is battle ready to defeat BJP: Rahul.

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  15. Comments by other people.....

    Many Jokes (lies) in single interview. (1). 1984 riots: Rajeev said in public meeting "When big tree falls earth below shakes", Police remain muke spectators, no army was deployed since many days. (2) Some MP may have role in 1984: But, Jagdeesh Tytler is exisiting MP, & Sajjan Kumar fought till recently & last time his family member contested elections (3) Democracy in Congress: Does it really exists?

    Rahul Gandhi finally broke his reluctance to talk to the Press.However -the interview with one of the finest journalist Arnab Goswami , appeared to be well prepared, well planned and tailor made ,leaving many vital issues unasked and unexplored. It was a long interview and the suave journalist tried his best to go into mind of the Congress scion and succeeded partially to open him up. Yet the pertinent questions directly related to Gandhi family were left alone. The important ones were very controversial -like imposition of emergency by Indira Gandhi, Bofors issue relating to the Rajeev Gandhi, matter pertain to the land deals of Robert Vadra with CM of Haryana and nexus between congress politicians and dubious businessmen and industrialists with criminal background and attempts of the Congress led government to shield them etc. So all in all it was a half interview and as such Rahul's explicit views remained veiled. Whatever was brought to the surface showed that Rahul Gandhi as a p[politician who has come of age. He skirted many embarrassing questions and like other opposition leaders he attacked BJP and Modi and blamed them for the Gujarat riots, witch hunting, justifying support to AAP with whom the Congress had of late become disillusioned. Rahul Gandhi also failed to convince about his education in Cambridge and Oxford Universities. So overall the conversation between Arnab and Rahul -onj the scale of ten can be given just 4 marks out of 10. One thing that was missing was the aggressiveness of Arnbab Goswami that is is hall mark. So the whole interview remained over civilised and disappointed the viewers who were expecting at least some fire work. None of them gave place to the outrage and anger and controlled their temperament extremely well. While directly asked whether he was afraid to enter into debate with Narendra Modi- Rahul sidestepped the question -more than once. Many other questions could not evoke any direct and clear cut answers from Rahul Gandhi. Though he had to say that Congress is going to be a winner in the coming electins- he was in fact appeared not very sure about it. His supporting Lalu Prasad -as an ally a convicted politician also drew a very vague reply which sounded hollow. So Rahul just scrapped through the interview, although he will be hailed as a deft, suave and astute leader by his party. The congress party always projects failure as success and that is what Rahul Gandhi managed to do himself

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  16. The interview reminded me of my advice to my kids on approaching questions in history on revolutions in any part of the world, such as, people getting poorer and poorer, the ruling class getting more and more indifferent and oppressive, people being subjected to all sorts of taxes and the final trigger of a father being unable to put food on the table for his children when he decides to take to the streets.

    Once you get the refrain, a story can be weaved around and made contextual which of course requires some gray cells and prior preparation.

    Rahul seems to have been advised on similar lines for fielding any questions in the interview - the youth/ women empowerment, RTI, changing the system, my grand mommy and my daddy, communal and divisive opposition, deep and long term thoughts on [nothing in particular]. The guy just messed up the order and ended up using some or all of these for most questions without reference to the context.

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  17. What you missed here is that even before this interview almost everyone would have expected nothing different from RG. The real thing to notice here is how Arnab let him go over his questions so easily.. would he be so calm had he been interveiwing modi or anyone else ? He didnt mention about robert vadra at all... you shoul have analyzed questions rather than the 5th grade essay type answers about which one cudnt care less.

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  18. Great Going RG.... each interview of this DUMBO will contribute minimum 10-15 seats to BJP in coming election. Never seen such a character in our political arena having negative IQ level. This way he alone will decimate CONgress in next election.

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  19. Thank you Rahulbaba - these 75-odd minutes have been some of the most howlarious and entertaining moments I have spent in a very long time and at my age I need every bit that comes my way. Please go ahead with some more of your inane, meandering interviews!

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  20. Watching owl or kejubhai on TV is a frustrating exercise. I am awestruck by the fact that Ravinar actually watched this moron interviewed by that shouting idiot, who for once appeared to have sobered down, no doubt helped by the thought of a nice fat bonus for having nabbed this exclusive.
    Seriously, however, did we expect pearls of wisdom to come out of the owl's mouth or rocket science? If one wants to see that, please go to http://www.theunrealtimes.com/2014/01/27/in-pictures-rahul-gandhis-much-awaited-interview-with-arnab-goswami/

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  21. The most worrying part is, RG appears dead serious through out. He dose not know what he is up to.

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  22. Regardless of my previous comment, Ravinar's decimation of Raul is extremely brilliant. Behind all the criticism that is there in this post, he has been very constructive, even suggesting what needs to be done to salvage something for the Congress. The method he has suggested based on Eliyahu Goldratt's book is very apt.
    It always amazes me that Ravinar is able to demonstrate his wide knowledge in such a facile manner by inserting quotes and examples that are relevant. The speed at which he churns out article after article, all well researched and well written too amazes me always! My kudos to him for this wonderful blog which I never miss reading!

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  23. Jokes apart, it is a serious matter.

    Can the people of India not understand what will happen to her if a guy as RG is foisted on her? I find it truly alarming that congis, including MMS can vouch for RG. Do they care about India so less?

    It is interesting to note that there is no voice of dissent against RG from the congis. Why?

    Even for less important job, interviewers see if a guy has clarity of thought, which is a very important attribute. I saw no clarity in a PM candidate (even though undeclared, we know that he will not accept nothing else other than the PM post), and I was shocked.

    Dentsu probably tried to convince him to give the interview by stressing on the importance, but they have clearly dented his image as we have directly seen that he can never ever be suitable for the top job.

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  24. Apart from RaGa's incompetence, what came out in yesterday's interview is that Justice Aranab Goswami can speak politely and doesn't declare his verdicts in front of Gandhi dynasty's pappu. I do not know what happens to these journalists when they are in front of dynasty. Where was that Arnab Goswami who every day passes judgements, screams on the screen, jumps down your throat?

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  25. Full Transcript is available on TimesNow website as well here - http://www.timesnow.tv/Frankly-Speaking-with-Rahul-Gandhi/articleshow/4446830.cms

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  26. Mere thought of having Rahul Gandhi as PM of India is scary, even Manmohan Singh will be a better choice. The kind of intelligence and common sense he has shown and kind of crooks Congress have, if ever Rahul Gandhi become PM of India, India will cease to exist as country we know it today for sure.

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  27. RTI, RTI, RTI.. I am giving him tickets for RTI.. RETURN TO ITALY!!!

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    1. Superb Druvi Rami,

      You just sucked the air out of the RTI movement, given such over the top importance without actually stopping and thinking why in a democracy even after 65 years things are not transparent? Was it the fault of our founding fathers, those who laid the foundation of our constitution, or they just copied it from the British, who had vested interest to create an illusion that India was given freedom, but actually it was transfer of power to the NEO BROWN SAHIBS, with heart and soul kept at the feet of the 3rd grade, low-life, blood-sucking European monarchs.

      India is still awaiting her true Freedom and it will be possible only after the false Gandhi dynasty is packed back to ITALY and the Congress (I) party abolished forever.

      Then there will be the rise of the rejuvenated India with all its might and splendor, Showcasing true democracy which actually started in India way back in form of Panchayat Raj. I think it is not entirely coincidental that Panchayati Raj is being hounded in the media by raising the negative aspects of the KHAP issue, totally bypassing the positive things of Panchayati Raj, and also in Kashmir Sarpanch are being killed on regular basis. There is a real threat to the very basic foundation of our democracy.

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  28. I know that RG is dumb, but after this interview, he proved that he is dumbest ever Politician in Indian history. As many pointed out on SM rightly, it is like a kid who prepared essay on Cow, but when asked questions on Dog; the kid is just answering by what he memorized about Cow.

    May God give some wisdom and sense to all those who still want to vote for CONgress.

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    1. ... now Indians beware of Trinity College (Cambridge) MPhil syllabus & sworn affidavits to certify the course - rather than the thesis certification. Though I presume with same syllabus the affidavits will be cheaper in India. Now those affidavits has been recommended by "seniors in Congress" as a fit bio for PM-ship.

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    2. ".....it is like a kid who prepared essay on Cow, but when asked questions on Dog;...."
      That explains why the Dog was giving several liters of MILK :P

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  29. When you read excellent researched prose like this, than you read the reactions. Most are very apt. Than You read "God help India if This Dimwit becomes a PM". This bugs me more than anything else. Are intelligent Indians so pathetically resolute to let an opportunity to strike this cancer called the Nehru Gandhi Dynasty and the most corrupt cronies called congress slip away? Be proactive and give a chance tobacco man like Modi who has been painted with all hues yet with a single minded nationalistic spirit transformed the way governance should be done. I rest my case. My heart felt best wishes to the. Indians who would break the mould and reach prosperity.

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  30. A typo, Please read a man like Modi, respectfully Narendrabhai, I had the pleasure of meeting him a long time ago when he was, standing commitee chair Ahmedabad Municiple Corporation

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  31. Even spineless #Pappu was not knowing what was he talking about..It was like a dull machine has been pressed start button ... has just started balbbering ... like #PresentBodyAbsentMind !!!! HarshaB rightly tweeted !!!

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  32. Ravinar, no compliments to Arnab for the way he conducted this interview? What are your views in that regard?

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  33. i am waiting for next instalment of pappuism .this is a new concept .

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  34. I watched this interview for Arnab and not Rahul and I felt like yesterdays Arnab was ROMANTIC genere Arnab ..far far sober compairing to HEAVY METAL ARNAB which we daily see on NewsHour Debate(?) . He easily passed most of Rahuls lies and unrelated answers. Sometimes he provide Rahul a escape route too.

    But I appriciate Arnab for controlling his laugh for 75 Min. If i was there taking Interview you guys would have seen me down on the floor ..searching my Jaw which had fall while laughing loudly. :)

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  35. You missed the point where he said, I was not involved in 84 Riots. I didn't do it .. As if Abe was involved in Chinese war crimes :D

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  36. Japanese told him to speak about growth, women empowerment, RTI, youth, progress to make an image of him as a leader... What happened actually, Arnab 'justice' Goswami asked him questions not relevant to what he had memorized... Now this poor fellow does not now how to think and answer, instead, like a parrot, he kept talking about RTI, Woman, blah blah blah.... poor man...

    My four year old kid would have answered Arnab with better attitude... :D

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  37. Question paper was leaked before the examination!!!!

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  38. He may take it as a compliment remembering the '3 idiots" movie wherein Ranchod das shyamal das chanchad was an extraordinary idiot. Had Mr.RG apologised to Mr.Modi he could have been a little safer ...

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  39. Ravi, you must be an engineer. 'Incoherent' is probably the right technical word to describe what RaGa did.

    On another note, now you know why Sanjay Jha thinks so highly of RaGa. He too has mastered the art of bullshitting in front of Arnab. They both must be giggling together into the wee hours after the interview was done.

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    1. hehe... i dont know about ravinar but you must be a engineer.....suddenly i am finding everything funny...RG effect

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  40. What I missed most in his interview is, he could not generate any 'Escape Velocity' and kept his rocket running in neutral.

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  41. If there was some question about the cow (for which he must have prepared), he would have said he would empower cow by letting it keep all four penises.

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  42. I thought you start off with a youtube link. I had one in mind when Leroy asks Samantha (Julia Roberts) "when do two people who love each other says enough and part?" and samantha talks some gibberish from counseling sessions.

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  43. Rahul Baba comes off as a hugely confused man, unsure of what has been doing all these years, doubtful of his own achievements and totally in loss of control of his thinking faculties. He is incoherent, rambling, repetitious and generally given to going off at a tangent. He has pet words like system, change, empower, etc, but has vague idea about each one of them.

    A thoroughly confused, confusing interview.

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  44. Can you imagine the bloodbath the very same press that so carefully manages this guy's public opinion/image, would cause if this imbecile were the BJP's candidate? Thank god this moron's Master's Voice is irresistible to the pimps er... I mean journalists in India, else he'd have had an aneurysm from all the sarcasm a critical mind might throw his way. Of course the stuff that this simpleton could process that is. Ridiculous!

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  45. Very well analysed.Staff of R.Jaganntahan at FirstPost actually counted the no of times RG used word " system" in this interview - 70 ! Again Jaggibhai has very rightly advised him to take a vacation from politics - permanent one that is.
    A nation of 125 crore people sucking up to such a man - shame.

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  46. The following Tweet sums it up.
    “Every time congress tries to dig a grave for Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi jumps into it”

    [Copied from Twitter]

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  47. An amazing auto tuned song.. fit for Rahul..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI6ymxx8ams

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  48. ha ha... This is Rahul Gandhi bashing...but I am convinced this man is a danger not only to the country but to himself as well...LOL...hehe.... too much...
    Yeah but i do feel he is contradiction to himself....:-)...i THINK he got nervous because it was his first interview, he should keep giving interviews and become a pro, reminds me of days when i felt i was prepared and used to go for job interviews and get humilated...

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  49. Till the day before yesterday, one was ambivalent towards Arnab Goswami. After the RaGa interview, I have become a great fan and believe that he should be awarded the Bharat Ratna for suppressing uncontrollable laughter. Any normal human being would have rolled over on the floor several times laughing his gut off! With RaGa, the first family has reached the pinnacle of reverse evolution. Time for the dynasty to become extinct.

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    1. Dear Shashi Patil,
      It appears you are from Hubballi where I live.May be lot of like minded guys are around in the town.I think we have to do some thing- organisie people to contribute in every possible way in seeing NaMo at the helm of affairs.You can contact me at my gmail address.

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  50. After the interview, Sonia Aunty would have reacted to Pappu just like the way it was shown in Gangs of Wasseypur 2 "Tumse na ho payega"

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  51. Deferential and sycophantic Arnab Goswami tried repeatedly to give a life line to Rahul Gandhi but he was beyond saving. Barkha, Rajdeep, Thapar, Mehta, Sanghvi, Ghose and the rest of the unholy gang must be cursing their mate Goswami.

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  52. This man!! RG has a very suicidal tendency for himself and for the counrty.

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  53. I'm still unable to understand why RG went to Arnab Goswami for the interview...one of his home channels like NDTV or CNN-IBN would have been a good bet...he would have come out with flying colors...

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  54. Rahul you are still a Pappu not a able to talking anything, you are missing someone.

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  55. Wondering, if he becomes the PM , if someone asks him to put on the shirt button, RG may push the nuclear button! What a disaster this 128 years old Congress holds for the country and takes pride in that.

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  56. RaGa should know:
    “It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt” - Mark Twain

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  57. Sir,
    One small correction - It's not theory of change but theory of constraints.
    Thank you for quting from The Goal. Eli Goldratt's TOC talks abot What to Change, What to Change to, How to Cause the Change

    K Srinivasamurthy
    (Publisher of Eli Goldratt's Books in India)

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  58. The wrost news reporter is Deepak chaurasiya

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  59. Deepak Chaurasia is the Shameless & Greedy Journalist of the era

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  60. I am just concerned about his mental health. Looks like personal losses have taken a toll on him - poor guy and have stayed with him right through from his childhood days...He needs to help himself first and someone who has not helped himself out of suffering can never help anyone around him forget helping and empowering a nation and women...What he is saying is the truth, for him He grew-up seeing his father die, grany die..actually getting killed brutally..and this can be very painful for anyone...but yes this is besides the whole point here and that is another story!!! ..and this nonsense about empowering.women!!! Not his fault...he is a child still and he has seen a lot of people saying this without any sense...Women can stand straight and are in no need to be pushed forward or backward especially by people who are themselves struggling to stand by themselves!! Unless people work on human consciousness, it will continue to be a pathetic state for the nation..no matter which party...!!! One is either too rational, the other too communal, another too financial, and most or all of them too self-centred..this can change and the transformation that RG is talking about without understanding what it is essentially will happen only people strive to do something about their awareness and consciousness...till then..it will be a blame game of sorts without any meaningful outcome...it is sad that this country which is capable of showing light to the whole world is all set to sink in darkness like this...!!!! I dont think we should either blame or mock at him...His state is pitiable actually..wonder what his mother was doing all these years!!! As far as the nation is concerned with such people being thrust to rule and govern it...it is a great pity!!!!!! :(

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    1. I agree with Ranjani. all you guys are being excessively cruel towards a person who actually deserves our sympathy and help. It's not his fault if he is mentally disturbed seeing his granny and father brutally killed. Some counselling and lots of education might just help to rehabilitate him and make him lead a normal life.

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    2. If he is mentally unfit, he should take psychiatric treatment. What we resent is that he gets to order around everyone in the congress party just because he has the Gandhi surname. He has not earned an iota of the power he wields. All this so-called tragedy has not stopped him from lying brazenly on camera.

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  61. Rav u should have said something good about Arnab for asking him tough questions in this interview. Give credit where its due man and EMPOWER him LOLLLLLLL

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  62. This interview should be aired with Censor's advisory against allowing young children of 11 to 16 years to watch it.

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  63. I will sue amitabh bachhan for telling lie - "pappu pass ho gaya". Truth is, pappu just can't pass any kind of exam under the sun.

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  64. This is halrious. This was supposed to be a kiddy pool that Rahul was going to wade into and out of. He managed to get horizontal and drown ! Arnab is known as Congi pet and I am sure was hand-picked by to 500-cr campaign to rebuild Rahul. What a flop show !

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  65. LOL going by the sheer interview Arnab Goswami passed with flying colors - to be now inducted in Communistic Congress mouthpiece and media adviser. Highlights:
    a) Loyal to RG
    b) Doesn't yell before RG
    c) Hints at face-saving move
    d) Puts succinctly the peoples view,
    e) RG need to learn from his Oxford etiquette's
    f) Doesn't laugh even if the answer is,
    etc etc.

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  66. All said and done. He came . He spoke whatever. His party spokesmen/supporters even celebrated it . Media used even this event to take potshots at bjp. So what is different or what has changed ??? Even arnab was coy, quite , toned down ( compare to a debate yesterday where he was abusing MPs and threatening them of removing all their perks ).
    Till people follow the mainstream media like addiction and not penalize them by hitting them where it hurts - nothing much is going to change for India . Does Rahul even have the sensibilities ( or would he even care ) as to what people think or say about him ???
    Given the lack of integrity and lack of objectivity in Indian media ( plus the lack of smartness and agility in BJP ) - this Rahul and congress could yet have the last laugh ( with the help of media ) in 2014.
    I hope not, but money has lot of power and its power is visible more now : and it is getting brighter by the day.

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  67. Its now time to watch the Queen Bee (madaam Sonia) buzzing around - doling out to minorities and peddling lies under the shadow of our fiberals. "Who let the dogs out".

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  68. Did you guys observe the body posture of Pappu (first picture in this blog and through out the interview too)???

    He is on the edge of his chair... Just goes on to show, how unsettled he was... Or rather his lack of confidence...

    And there is a Pappu ad by GoI now... Are they hitting back people who call RG Pappu??? I think so... :)

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  69. "Nobody tells this jerk that most of the ills in our system and polity were installed by his own party....RG and Congress have a rare vision through which they see RJD as separate from the criminal Lalu Prasad and they also see an “idea” of the party which they are willing to marry. This is the moron who claims he is against corruption. This is the moron who talks non-stop empowerment and change in systems. But he proves only one thing: that he doesn’t have the slightest idea what BS he is talking about. RG is just an over-grown kid who uses big words without any idea what they mean." I cannot improve on these lines. But there is one correction. RG is a cretin and megalomaniac rolled into one. After all over-grown kids are not that threatening to public good. prasad

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  70. I wonder nobody talked about his numerous "winks" pointed towards cameras and Arnab. There is no doubt that his words were hollow and foolish..... but I found a lot of substance in those Pappu winks...... lolzzz

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  71. RG's answers are straight out from Yes Minister / Yes Prime Minister (the dim witted Jim Hacker, that is, not Humphrey) !!

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