About perspective

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Reading idiotic opinion on the American primaries fueled one’s interest in other countries’ politics. The Russian elections were the ideal antidote. The Putin Project, which was aired on BBC’s SW service provided a reasonably lame and yet much better coverage that helped one beat Madras’ traffic and the Americanisation of stupidity[1].

Russia always makes me wonder: did not the Soviet Union supposedly achieve great results in education? Weren’t we always told that through NCERT text books? Whatever happened to all those well educated people? Surely, a country with a smart population can’t falter this long and so clumsily.

[1] — Think Amit Varma. A person who neither lives in America nor is he a citizen of that country. I don’t even think he has lived in America for a reasonable length of time in the past. And, he pretends to be obsessed with that nation’s primaries — not even the actual elections. There was an election in Meghalaya, just in case one needs perspective.

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