Why is India touchy about outside criticism?
6 September 2012
Why is India so touchy about criticism by a foreigner?
The latest outburst comes from minister Ambika Soni, who is enraged by a piece by the Washington Post on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The piece, written by the newspaper’s Delhi correspondent, said the prime minister, who helped set India on the path to prosperity, is now in danger of “going down in history as a failure”. The paper said Mr Singh resembled a “dithering, ineffectual bureaucrat presiding over a deeply corrupt government”.
Strong words, but nothing exceptional, really.
As his government lurches from one crisis to another,….”