This is AMAZING: Advani Blogs!

For all those of you out there who follow Indian politics, you’re going to love this: L K Advani, among the leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, has started blogging. Despite a very active press here, I’ve always lamented that journalists don’t write in-depth profiles of politicians like they do in the U.S. All we know about their personalities comes from their public persona and the rumors that float around about their personal life. I’ve always wanted to know: what motivates a woman like Mayawati? How does Jayalalithaa treat her family? Unfortunately, I have yet to see a biography of a living political leader that is not pure hagiography (any reader advice to the contrary would be much appreciated). This blog is a small step forward, and his first post on the history of political coverage on Indian media is great. Thanks to Arvind for bringing this gem to my attention.

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