Even as the Republicans go around tweaking the boundaries of the Congressional districts to their electoral advantage, even as the Patriot Act is expanded to strangle all sorts of freedoms, even as the torture-disco rocks on at Guantanamo Bay, the "largest democracy in the world" and all its leaders from Mohandas to Manmohan are and will be deployed as PR troops for Bush Two and possibly even for Bush (Jeb) Three.
Why does Bush need Indians as PR troops for what he does within America?
The fact is, India is far from stable and the nasty upheavals that await us are ones we are going to have to handle all by ourselves.
You can almost see Ruchir Joshi hoping that India reamins unstable so people like him have something to write about.
To some sections of the urban middle-class the country may feel calmer than it did a couple of years ago, but all that has happened is the fuse running to the packed dynamite has been re-extended a bit.
Would you have preferred that the fuse had blown by now Mr. Joshi?