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The book painstakingly, but with remarkable details and quite an incisive eye narrates several aspects of the events from the conemporary Indian History to reach a conclusion that India continues to be in a state of perpetual SLOW MOTION becuase of the very typical way poltics is practiced in the country.Any thing and every thing that goes into a public domain gets politicised, and every thing politicised gets corrupted.The authors do not mean corruption in terms of only wrong doings in the financial terms In thier view, the blatant myopic points of views on any subject amounts to corruption for someone who has chosen to operate in the domain of public domain.In thier view, the least that any politician must do is to practice good, transperent governance.The Government s in any form ought to be highly responsive to the needs of the public The country is o much warped into the old feudal and colonial mindset that the public service is considered to be the vehicle of being served by the public in stead of being in the service of the public The rest are simply natural derivatives of this mindset. For the first time in a long while that i have actually felt that i was reading something which was free from bias. [Free Kindle] ♵ India in Slow Motion ☦ Mark Tully Is Incomparable No One Has A Greater Understanding Of The Passions, The Contradictions, The Humour, The Tragedy And The Staggering Resilience That Constitute India In His Long Awaited New Book, He Delves Further Than Ever Before Into This Country Of One Billion People Covering Subjects As Diverse As Hindu Extremism, Bonded Child Labour, Sufi Mysticism, The Crisis In Agriculture, The Persistence Of Political Corruption And The Problem Of Kashmir, He Paints A Picture Of India At Once Poignant, Funny, Startling And Deeply Humane Sometimes I feel, that it s a miracle that India is a single country We, the people of a nation, are so different from each other, not only in the language we communicate or culture we abide by, but also our thoughts and actions Of course, there are many similarities, but those similarities also prevail across the borders I don t know what exactly is that binding force that has held this country together, but whatever it is, it has done a pretty good job so far As much I am perplexed by it, I am proud of it as well.With a vast manifold historical background, every part of India has a unique tale associated with it It takes an open minded and observant traveler to move through various parts of this great country and still have an unbiased, un extrapolated opinion about the happenstances and oddities Sir Mark Tully, the award winning English Indian journalist is one of those openminds His book India in Slow Motion gives that undiluted information about India s progress and disgress in last few years, covering from the religious conflicts centered around Ram Janmabhumi, to high level corruptions in different government functionaries from influence of IT in India s economic growth, to the Kashmir conflicts.Every essay of this book presents a perfect reflection of our own dilapidated, yet shining at parts society.A good read, evenif not an eye opening or revolutionary one. Mark and his wife Gillian are old India hands as the Brit expression from the Raj goes They understand the nuances of life in India and have brought forth the many individuals and incidents covered in this dated book very well I reread this book after several years Some things and people never change Mark and Gillian have honestly recorded on all that they then saw and experienced Nothing has changed, it would appear Mark Tully writes so well that it lulls one into believing that he is saying something important and sometimes he is As a long time Indian resident and one time BBC bureau chief he has the background and contacts to explore India s undercurrents Unfortunately, some of the other the pieces are repetitive and caught up in one or other of his catch phrases For example, the conclusion which is only a few pages uses the phrase babu neta raj at least 20 times That aside his pieces show the depressing corruption and obstruction that oozes through India life Even depressing is that even though the book was written around 2002 very little has changes and some aspects, such as the ugliness of communal politics, are significantly worse Purchased at Kitab Khana, Mumbai, India This book essentially summarizes the main issues political social religious in India Written by a foreigner who have been staying in India for a long time, the book offers a very unique perspective Its like a collection of cover stories about the different topics. Mark Tully is a name that is often taken in my circle of readers Considering how much I knew about the author, it was a shame I had never read his books To set that right, I picked up the most easily available book and that turned out to be India in Slow Motion.Tully is a British journalist who treats India his second home This book is a collection of his essays and stories when he was in India and covers diverse topics like farmer suicides in Maharashtra to child labour in the north The story I liked the most is the Tehelka scam that rocked the NDA government Tully gives us detailed insight into the world of investigative journalism It is easy for us audience to watch the Tehelka scam unfold and the recorded footage on TV What goes on behind the scenes is an interesting story in itself Tully interviews the key man behind the Tehelka scam and reveals us the background story behind the scam I never realized journalists are risking their lives in earning a breaking news The story on Indira Gandhi and the making of V.P Singh was an engaging one for me I had never known V.P Singh this close The story on child labour and farmer suicides tugged at my heart The theme that runs across the book is that India lacks good governance Tully picks up many stories to bring across this issue.It is interesting to see India through Tully s eyes What I love about this man is his unbiased view of the country He is not prejudiced, unlike some foreigners I know, about the pathetic public transport system or the dirty toilets It does not mean that Tully doesn t complain He does complain and rants about the conditions in India, but when he does that, he comes across as one of our own people You don t hear a foreigner s tone, but an Indian s, which makes all the difference. Mark Tully s compassion for India is readily evident in this book.The authors have selected a wide spectrum of factors that could have impacted the progress of Indian econmoy and society.They have undergone firsthand experience with the situations and protagonists of the situtaion.In conclusion, they feel that it is the vested nexus of , essentailly, the politicians and bureaucrats, so called the ruling elite, in maitining poor system of governance.Thse are manifested in cumbersome and complex procedures that can entangle any issue.One may ascribe the need for British Rule to evelove a complex structure to ensure remote control over a vast empire But the fact is that it was subverted then also for parochial benefits and is now increasingly used to further the interests of the ruling elite.However, the authors do see hope, mostly by the compulsions of external factors, like the precarious economic condition of 1991 forcing the Ruling Elite to resort of liberalising the controls.Also, the competitive element of elction politics has brought in development as a key differentiator, which also unwittingly forces few chnages.Any one of such a change may turn out to be the proverbial last straw that may open the flood gates to wash away the labyrinth of controls. it is first of all his sympathy to India second Tully knowledge of india shrines.as a fellow traveler in India for than 40 years i can just admire the india that he is able to reveal.