There was an explosion of giggles on Social Media recently over an alleged interview of the Prime Minister/Chaiwalla/Chowkidar/whatever else he likes to call himself, conducted by a channel called News Nation. Let’s get the allegation out of the way first: it was not an interview, it was a pity party, and Modi was certainly dressed to party in a loud orange silk waistcoat that he must have borrowed from one of his terribly grateful friends in India Inc because he has no money of his own, remember? If only his friends had better taste, sigh.
There were no anchors present, just two genial hosts. They asked him sympathetic questions like, why do people attack you, don’t you feel hurt when people say bad things about you, how did you feel about being poor, etc, and smiled and/or nodded sadly when poor Modi humbly answered their questions.