Mark Tully the BBC correspondent for India for many decades writes about changes happening in MODI’S regime.
In India change takes a lot more time.The birth will be slow and perhaps painful. I believe it could be the *birth of a new order* which is not held up by the crumbling colonial pillars left behind by the Raj but is *GENUINELY Indian* ; a GC modern order, but *not a slavish imitation* of other modern orders”.
He goes on to say that – “For all its great achievements, the *Nehru dynasty* has stood like a Banyan tree, overshadowing the people and the institutions of India, and all Indians know that nothing grows under the Banyan tree”.
As Mark said , Change will be slow and painful, therefore for someone who doesn’t read and makes judgement based on perception will for quite some time not be able to see the change taking place or will pretend as if nothing is changing.
The way changes are coming in *Railways, Power sector, Defense Production and in governance* and at the same time accompanied by the *resentment of the old forces* indicate that the process of change has begun albeit slowly but firmly and is going to be painful.
Let us not undermine the capabilities of this termite ridden old Banyan tree which will still try its best to stop any one growing to the extent that it may even turn the soil upside down before falling down.
For a year or so we may witness more of Dadris, more of Kaniyahas, more of Owaisi style shouting but finally if the *Society keeps its cool, acts maturely* and continues to perform we will sail through and the old forces will die a natural death.
By Mark Tully