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How does one go from nailing the pulse of the nation to losing it completely in less than a week? Yet, that’s what Prime Minister Narendra Modi did with his 21-day coronavirus lockdown speech Tuesday.

At the time of crisis, there are two kinds of speeches — one, which raises the morale of the population, much like Winston Churchill’s wartime speeches, and the other, which gives directions to troops so they know exactly what to do. The former is esoteric, the latter is precise and detailed. The problem with the novel coronavirus or Covid-19 crisis is that it requires the populace to be soldiers, every single one of us. So, we need both morale boosters and specifics. And this is where Modi’s speech Tuesday failed monumentally.

His earlier speech for a day of solidarity or ‘Janata curfew’ was about morale — but his speech announcing a 21-day pan-India lockdown was, in effect, a military campaign. But this added to how he handled the Delhi riots, reveals a consistent pattern that can mean one of three things: mismanagement, laziness or hubris.


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The Gujarat riots

This is the pattern: messaging, law and order and panic. In each case, we see past mistakes being repeated again and again, leading to the disturbing conclusion that these aren’t mistakes but deliberate.

We are constantly told that Modi is a master of messaging and 303 seats in Parliament is absolute proof that the man knows how to package his decisions. Yet, we find that this messaging only appeals to the lowest common denominator.

Consider this: the 2002 post-Godhra riots that happened during Modi’s chief ministership in Gujarat had two levels of messaging. For the foreign and domestic press, it was of state complicity in riots. For those who did not consider the press credible (I include myself in this category, having witnessed riots in my childhood at South Arcot — a severe caste friction zone), the narrative was of a man hounded and wronged by a clueless and detached press. This split narrative served Modi well and ultimately, led him to becoming the prime minister.


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The Delhi riots

This was repeated again with the 2020 northeast Delhi riots. Despite the reputation setbacks India, Gujarat and he himself suffered due to the Gujarat riots, nothing changed in Modi’s handling of the Delhi riots. Same delayed use of force, same case of the police openly picking sides (there are hard operational reasons for this in the case of Delhi outside the ambit of this article) and the same pogrom allegations.

Notice the pattern here? Amazingly, the one thing Modi has not done despite presiding over two riots, once as prime minister and once as chief minister, is initiate any form of police reform or standardisation of procedure. In fact, any law and order professional will tell you the key to crowd control is preventing the crowd from gathering in the first place. Once they get together, the game is already lost. Yet, we’ve also seen no intelligence or surveillance reforms.

Either Modi doesn’t listen, or he doesn’t care, or the more disturbing conclusion: he wants it. The fact we still don’t have a clear government narrative of what happened in Delhi also seems to indicate he’s quite happy for the pogrom narratives (which it clearly was not) to continue — he may very well reap the benefits, but India bears the liability.


Also read: Janata curfew: Brilliant nudge or Modi should’ve assured more about India’s preparedness?


An established pattern

This is the same pattern we see with the panic buying that happened last night all over India after Modi’s speech. Given that he presided over the 2016 demonetisation and the havoc that it wreaked, he of all people should have not just known but had a duty to know the kind of panic it would trigger.

While live-tweeting his speech, what little training I have in security and crowd control told me that panic buying was imminent. Yet, a man staffed by a virtual legion of security and social experts couldn’t predict this? Again, either he doesn’t listen or he doesn’t care or he actually wants this.

Academically, we need three instances to prove a pattern. Now, we have four: Godhra, demonetisation, Delhi riots, and now the coronavirus lockdown. The mitigating factor here is that we also have a pattern of knee-jerk policies — designed for ‘first day maximum shock’ mentality, ignoring the far more important second and third-order effects. We’ve seen this again and again — be it demonetisation, GST, Balakot, and Article 370, to name a few.

In short, one can make the case for a malign Modi, but a true accumulation of all facts shows us an incompetent Modi. Much like Nehru, it turns out, Modi can win elections, and nothing else.

The author is a senior fellow at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies. He tweets @iyervval. Views are personal.

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  1. 😂😂😂 really..
    In the covid pandemic.. You are talking about riots.
    This is the reason why modi govt. Is winning election and the credit goes to you.
    Muslmano ko bevkuf bnate rho 😂.

  2. Modi is ruined the country and it is predicted by me in the year Oct. 2013 itself. How people are believed him and gave the power to put us 1.3 billion citizens other than 1% of the population are on fire. Even though people are not there to listen “Modi Monkey baaath” going on. his speech and fool the people as well he is preparing to sell the country, till then we are tied up ourselves? it will happen. So now this is time start a movement or revolution.

  3. The worst writer showing personal hate in the public forum without proper analysis. People like you are the reason for the chaos caused in the country.

  4. Modi is the number one worst PM in the world
    It’s a true fact
    Amistshaa is a killer
    Worst govt is ruling in India now

  5. I request you idiots to stop your agenda of anti Modi for sometimes. You know even I think it would be better if lockdown won’t be imposed . Then we would have almost 8 lakh cases till 15 April and may be more than a crore till now then you will be happy I think . Do you really think that it is easy for a middle income country like us to cope up with the situation without lockdown. You may not even know about how much preparations in health sector we have done in this lockdown. Stop this mockery. And if you can’t contribute or cheer our nation and don’t try to demotivate our frontline warriors

  6. I don’t know who are u and what you written hear but if you written any things wrong about modi you will must go to hell with your villege god aap ka sampurn khyal rake

  7. At a time when the nation is battling a pandemic that could easily go out of bounds and for which was step has been taken innthe right direction, which is a lock down, all you attempt to do is find non-existimg faults. Welcome to the family which is nothing but purely anti PM.
    And where did Godhra come in from? Sad that you call yourself a journalist.. Do you even know how Godhra started??
    Well, Mr or Miss Disgrace, whoever is the so called author of this article, it shows how immature you can be. It also shows that you still do not know what is Responsible Journalism.
    It’s easy for anyone to shoot their mouth off. But only idiots like you will write something like this to ensure you drive home the point that you are not just an idiot, but cannot contribute towards nation building in any positive way.

    • Sorry on behalf of writer who offended you please continue with taali bajao, diye jalao rituals and I m sure we can win corona. I have donated enough of my capacity but I am not sure of your part????

      • I am sure the person who have written this article and you would at a very high position to evaluate and comment on such high level personality.
        I wonder the person who says it’s not a right way must have a better solution. It will be better to enlighten others with the creative ideas. I am sure many will be benefited by the same.
        It’s very easy to criticize then execution.

        • I agree with you. I myself have suggestions for Modi . They are about solving the make in India problem (it is no quick solution though) and solving the Coronavirus spread problem with a relatively quick solution that is proven elsewhere.
          But I can find no way to submit it directly to Modi. There is a write to Modi link but it did not work from USA and even if it worked, it would be lumped with a thousands of trivial and trash comments so he will never see it.
          I am retired after working for 50 years in the high tech industry and gained some valuable insights.
          I find the Narendra Modi app utterly useless.

    • Brave article written by you …thank you very much….now this time everybody fearing Modi ? media , social media and televion praising Modi like a God . He win the election by misusing the voting machine. you are a brave person ..i salute you for your very true article. Modi boughted everything but he cannot buy you ? Nation first not Modi .

  8. On the face of it, yes it looks Modi is to take responsibility where the mis-adventures have been written upon by the columnist and readers, but then, in reality it is the case of “shooting the messenger”. It is the bureaucracy in our country who release the arrow from the bow and Modi or for that matter, any PM are only the spearheads in the arrow. Recently I saw the TV about Japan where the Governor of Tokyo gave a press conference showing a large number of officials on her left and right. After some initial shots it was only the Governor in full frame and here and there the full group shown. Modi also allow screen space to particularly health minister, top entomologist, ecologist, medical physician and of course the bureaucrat Anyway our health minister showed us on video how to wash hands with soap & water and also will the shirt sleeves firmly buttoned to the wrist and finishing by driving the virus to safety up the wrist and in soaked shirt sleeves. Anyway sum and substance is Wuhan and Korea and Japan reported on Corona virus attach on January 25th and here we are ordering lock down
    by 23 rd March. This lethargy will now decide India’s destiny and who is responsible?

  9. An extraordinary article. High standard had been maintained to bring extraneous matters. The country is facing, as the entire world, the corronovirus attack. PM is busy in tackling it. It is a disease. But the Doctors don’t know the correct line of treatment so that they could easily save the people. However they are putting their full effort to save the people with the help of their supporting staff. The Government both central and state have to facilitate the working of the Doctors and their staff so that the menace could be controlled. But the Article brings the topic of “Godra Riot” There was no Godra riot. In 2002 it was a massacre of the travelleers in a train by fire. Some culprits arranged it. Then reaction started and many people had died. Courts have decided many cases. But the high standard maintains it as “Godra Riot” Next Delhi Riot. It was a protest. Certain coteri was bent upon creating unrest. Created issues which was not in existance as Mr. Kapil Sibal, Congress MP, admitted in the Rajya Sabha that CAA was not against anybody particularly Indian Muslims as it gives only citizenship, but not withdraws. But the coterie was not budging.. It somehow bent upon creating problem for travellers by blocking Shaheen Baug as it was the connected road to travel from Noida to Delhi. The coterie selected this place as they knew it was more troublesome for common people. Still the common people maintained calm and took a different route to travel and manage. Upset with this peace initiative the coterie planned some alternative so that there should be riot. Of course the alternative was not only to trouble the people but also to create amarchy. As intended it started. The police actred in time and controlled the intended riot within 36 hours. So the success was not as intended so as to pur the blame on the Government. Still for record sake the resignation of Home ministed was insisted. These things crept in the article to connect to the speech of the PM in Coronovirus But with regard to corono virus. one has to understand what is it. It is a dreaded dissese which attacked the entire world i,e, all most all countries. No country could face it with preparation. Doctors don’t know what is it. But the treatment is given with their own way. People are guided and also warned. The government of all counntries had to facilitate to control the situation and also encourage the Doctors and their staff to save the people. The situation is that somebody is a Doctor or supporting staff , work to save the people. Otherwise keep the distance with others to save their own life. It is the only standard now can be maintained. Of corse in articles high standard can be maintained.

  10. One of the articles which attracted hundreds of Comments.Good or Bad it shows the credibility of writer.While I feel the article is partial and anti-Modiji I have a few comments to offer.
    I am of the view LEADERS should practice the dictum “EXAMPLE IS BETTER THAN PRECEPT” and “CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME”. I am not suggesting Hon.Prime Minister has not sacrificed for the country or have not done enough for the common man.BUT, NOW If he had specifically donated atleast a Month’s salary and requested ALL MLAs,MPs and MINISTERS to donate it would have made a magnetic effect and the common men including poor might have rushed to fill up the FUND.Despite the Admiration and Respect for Hon.Prime Minister,persons like me wonder why he has not taken the initiative to donate Openly and then give a call as leaders from Singapore have done.
    2.When country faces crisis Politicians and Bureaucrats come forward to sacrifice and protect the country. The salary of senior bureaucrats are very high at present according to Indian Standards of living.{I know it is still lower than their counter parts in Private sector}Therefore Govt may appeal or consider to limit cash payment to Rs.1lakh to 1..5 lakh per month and give the balance as interest bearing bonds redeemable after 5 years. Govt may not be able to save HUGE amounts.But it will create a feeling urgency and serious ness.Few foreign Govts had done it in the past during financial emergencies.

    • It appears you ar e very keen to contribute to provide relief to the affected, A public charitable trust under the name of ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund)’ has been set up. Prime Minister is the Chairman of this trust and its Members include Defence Minister, Hom Ministeer etc. Please contribute. It is an invitation to all who can affort to contribute with good intention. Applicable to all.

      • Sir do u even know where all of this money is going do u trust Mr.Modi that much, if so then please do tell me why the PM care fund is not under the RTI Act?

  11. This is not the right time to criticize anyone for anything…
    As a Nation – lets stand together (maintaining the social distance though) and win the war against Corona.
    Stop any form of Hate… Lets do our part to spread Hope, Help and Health …
    Offer constructive ideas to Win this War…
    Publish Positive thoughts and ideas to keep the people Positive…

  12. Why you guys always do negative journalism when it come to Mr. Modi. You people are just full of hatred towards Indian people. Time when government needs helping hands, you people are busy in cutting roots of our country. This betrayal will not last for long.

    • Mu Ka Stalin has led the way by asking his cadre to donate a month’s salary plus he is co-operating with the ADMK Govt in this hour of need. Others can take a leaf out of Stalin. By the way why compare Modi with Nehru. Nehru had inherited insurmountable problems and a virtually an empty economy.

  13. Can anyone say why Modi first announces decision like demonetization or GST or complete lockdown etc without any preparation to minimize fallout? Then there are other inactions like handling NPA, law & order crisis. Can India afford to have a leader who wins your hearts but result of his actions actually hurt you? Aren’t these facts?

    • Are you new to thoughts? Then you are correct. Demonetization or GST or NPA handling or Law & order crisis were old matters. Lot of discussions were held and the criticizers were stuck to their arguments without thoughts, but the people stuck to their thoughts.. With regard to lockdown without any preparation to minimize the fallout one has to understand what is what. It is a dreaded dissese which attacked the entire world i,e, all most all countries. No country could face it with preparation. Doctors don’t know what is it. But the treatment is given with their own way. People are guided and also warned. The government of all counntries had to facilitate to control the situation and also encourage the Doctors and their staff to save the people. If you are a Doctor or supporting staff work to save the people. Otherwise keep the distance with others to save yourself.

  14. His weak (virtually non-existent) reasoning for criticising PM Modi indicates clearly that the entire purpose of this article is not limited to maligning Modi, but also aimed at creating a rhetoric that weakens the lockdown and leads to a huge human tragedy in which many Indians lose their lives. This guy’s anti-people and anti-India strategy seems focussed on realising that eventuality. Print appears only a coconspirator.

  15. The writer is full of hatred and nothing else. I have full trust and respect for our dedicated, hard working PM. If the whole world misunderstands him l’m not.

    • This is not hatred, its called journalistic criticism and the author has hit the facts. There is no hatred in critical analysis, only objectivity, facts, observation & conclusion. Hatred is in the domain of radicals.

      • Are you new to thoughts? Demonetization or GST or NPA handling or Law & order crisis were old matters. Lot of discussions were held and the criticizers were stuck to their arguments without thoughts, but the people stuck to their thoughts.. With regard to lockdown without any preparation to minimize the fallout which is latest one, one has to understand what is what. It is a dreaded dissese which attacked the entire world i,e, all most all countries. No country could face it with preparation. Doctors don’t know what is it. But the treatment is given with their own way. People are guided and also warned. The government of all counntries had to facilitate to control the situation and also encourage the Doctors and their staff to save the people. If you are a Doctor or supporting staff work to save the people. Otherwise keep the distance with others to save yourself.

  16. I did not expect such an inspid article from you mr.abhijit iyer mitra. i had high regards for your views. now i wonder….

    • The time the writer has picked to Slander shows his character. Insipid and spiteful with no real content. Unfortunate!

  17. Sir I believe our pm has done the that he could do but if you feel that the steps he takes are foolish then you should just not Come with criticism but also with solutions. Thank you.

  18. It is not only irresponsbile but illogical. The print quality is so lacking and poor journalism. The positions taken and the support for the position is just ridiculous

  19. Sometimes everyone should and has to only work in national interest.The present situation is that time and so just criticizing our prime minister just for the sake of criticism is not only foolish but also against national interest.

  20. Hilarious
    Super hilarious
    But thanks we need your comic articles to keep our Morales boosted..hahahahaha…I must prescribe this to myself twice daily to roll.on the floor laughing ..few more days and more humor will be in the air..because staying st home will come as imprisonment to many..cheers…I love Modi…and I Bow down to him in super gratitude for his Governance.

  21. Author is still living in nostalgia of Godhara, still comparing things with riots. These type of persons are only interested in proving their point under their so called intellectual image. They only believe in spreading propoganda. They can never think for the welfare of nation and society.

    • Most probably some people understand only politics and miserably fail to understand the gravity of seriousness of COVID-19. Like the author of the article and it’s supports like you are all living in a fools paradise.

      • You should yourself say this on mirror and realise that you are living in fools paradise, by letting yourself fooled by a proved Liar and Faker time again. Only nuts like you can believe in a man of no words and character, full of lies and fakes

  22. Whoever this idiot is, I would say is just shut up…….You people are habitual…Such people are more dangerous than Covid 19

  23. Please everyone report this hate provoking news and start a petition against Iyer and The Print.
    They are trying to start a riot among Hindus and Muslim brothers.
    We as Muslims and the world support our Prime Minister efforts to fight against Corona. Also the UP government who helped my sister who was pregnant to deliver her baby and reunite her husband. Thank you Modi and Yogi Govt.

  24. Oops, someone got burns that Modi did what the world cannot. Burn you Pseudo Intellectual. Just read the backlash of viewers.
    Paid paid paid.
    The communists if India won’t raise question against China on the hiding of the outbreak cause the CPIs get their pay from China only… F you

  25. India, Pakistan and Bangladesh – blood brothers and so very like each other in innumerable ways – have reported miniscule numbers of virus infected and virus casualties !!

    On closer look, the reason for this becomes clear enough.

    The 3 countries have tested an average of only around 10 per million among the population !

    Whereas those countries that have reported high number of infected and casualties have tested several hundreds and even several thousands !

    Which puts the following statement of the virology dept head of the NHS (a doctor of Indian origin) in perspective :

    “In India, you often don’t know and do not have the means or the will to know whether a man has died of pneumonia or malaria or coronavirus or some such ailment. Disease related morbidity is extremely high”

  26. The author obviously mental retard who has and always will be critical of Modiji. But what publication like Print doing getting such article coming online. Merely by saying author views are his own, you can’t shrug the responsibility.
    The print has fallen at a such low level that they need such poor articles. I will hold management of the Print responsible and they should face actual criticism.

  27. Mr. Abhijit tumhare paas kuch better idea ho to woh bata jabardasti Modi ko oppose karne se baat nahin.

    I haven’t read complete article becoz when I started reading I felt that this is completely bull shit.

    By the way please tell your reader that whether The print is supporter of leftist or separatist.

  28. People like this author are called intellectuals…Leave aside any costructive joirnalism, in this desperate times they cannot even wait for the crisis to end before writing all nonsense about the government…

  29. Abhijit tere paas kuch better idea ho to woh bata jabardasti Modi ko oppose karne se thode public tujhe support karegi.

    By the way please tell your reader that whether The print is supporter of leftist or separatist.

  30. Very idiotic comments without any facts. Modi hai to sab mumkin hai, he is a great leader and statesman who leads by example. I don’t know who is this idiot who is trying to misguide us, maybe someone with his own personal interests.

    Stay Home, Stay Safe 😊

  31. Seriously u guys have lost ur nuts. At this situation we all hv to support each other and be a responsible citizen. U guys sharing a article in a political way which is not relevant now. Shame on u guys. Just do good to the society. I will stop watching u anymore. Pm modi is the prime minister for whole country.
    We all hv to be united. Jai hind.

  32. Janta curfew will be a major cause for Corona spread in India.
    This is evident from beating of people during lockdown that major mistake has already been committed during Janta curfew!

  33. The writer is a worse than the corona virus. A scum who should be flushed out of society by sending him to exile for minimum 21 years

  34. Such type of presstitude you will find in our country in plethora.Our p.m. is the best p.m. till now we have and he is taking every step to secure lives of our people.

  35. This is the time we should support our govt. for any steps they are taking. ..And in such kind of situation these comments are utter nonsense.. I must say that in current time journalism have become very much unreliable.They are not up to the task or mark…And in such kind of situation these comments are utter nonsense..I would suggest Modiji should announce lockdown for media houses also whether it is print or electronic except Doordarshan..So that they can not show or print any nonsense..In the past we used to watch DD only..

    • India, Pakistan and Bangladesh – blood brothers and so very like each other in innumerable ways – have reported miniscule numbers of virus infected and virus casualties !!

      On closer look, the reason for this becomes clear enough.

      The 3 countries have tested an average of only around 10 per million among the population !

      Whereas those countries that have reported high number of infected and casualties have tested several hundreds and even several thousands !

      Which puts the following statement of the virology dept head of the NHS (a doctor of Indian origin) in perspective :

      “In India, you often don’t know and do not have the means or the will to know whether a man has died of pneumonia or malaria or coronavirus or some such ailment. Disease related morbidity is extremely high”

  36. Don’t these idiots have an iota of brain.Do this Mr. Idiot abhijit read the comment of so many people abusing him for his irrational and illogical article.What Godhra riot has to do with this pandemic???
    Why these idiots don’t talk about incident preceding Godhra????
    Or , why discuss past events at this point of time.
    We would have been happy to hear some innovative ideas to help the masses at this juncture.
    Alas!!! these foolish have nothing else than negatively and hatred in their mind.
    God bless these idiots and give some positive energy which is the need of hour…

  37. World is fighting against Covid-19 virus but some people like u trying to alive the dead virus like Gujarat riots,Babari Masjid,Modi is event organiser,Modi is media manager,Modi is fake degree holder?¿???????????.But u forgot to say that Modi is decision maker. How many Indians died in six months before and after 370 eradicated.U should bring the solution by ur power, imageor any how. Unemployment is world-wide problem.Modi is not the solution.I and U should make awareness about family planning,higher education,quality of education and self employment.Why we r not next to China because u people give space to obaissy, kapil sibbal, Sakshi Maharaj when they give hater speeches. Some nauty students try to disturb the class by there foolish manners or some others way,teacher doesn’t care about them . He teaches the lesson for the good students.U say that bombardment at empty ground then why Pakistan reacts,Why international media was not allowed immediately.It may be wrong . Modi went to Pakistan thenU were telling that he was for biriyani.When he tooks tough decisions we should stand behind him.Becouse every tough decision needs a tough fight.Stay at home eat daal chawal and pray for world at least yourself.Thanks.

  38. Hatred of the writer of the article is evident. We are with our Prime minister. We support the initiative taken in public intrest.

  39. Where do you get your inspiration to mix things up like this. Gujarat Riots to the pandemic decision. Worst Article. Seems you need negative publicity.

  40. It’s absurd to keep blaming Modi for all that happens in our country. Rather than pointing out the failures, why don’t u suggest measures and ideas if you have to control Covid 19.
    Rather than writing a big article on criticising, it’s better to write something constructive.

    • Pakistani language blabbering PM was sleeping for over 2 months had “good time” with “Doland Trump” when the crisis was next door. They ran their filthy Hindi Railways for two months.

      Yes the stooges will turn a blind eye, but Bharat Jihadi Party have already spread the virus all over India and even at this crisis stage they only cater to Hindians (their apps and call centre dont support any native India languages), and now Bharat Jihadi Party act as a victim.

      • Don’t do constructive criticism but keep hounding him for 2002, I guess these journos are still earning their bread from their rant on Gujarat and 2002 :3

  41. Written with SICK MENTALITY

    Ek. Bar Bhai Sahab ko karona ho Jaye aur doctors bole ki Nahi Bhai muze Sona hai bahot need as rahi hai aur Bhai Sahab ki respiratory system teji SE bigad Jaye

    Bhai Sahab hi honge govt ke instructions doctors ko padhvate hue

    There must be opposers for a person in democracy but people shall think of restrictions of oppose up to and to what extent …….

    Don’t mind one shall not take care of such people

    He even not pained to portrait conditions of essential services people who are battling worldwide to epidemic
    But got time to criticize decision of govt on lock down

    Bhai Sahab ko bina protection ke China Wuhan ke hospital me chhod AAO

    Shukra manao ki Bharat me borned otherwise China hota to……..

  42. Iyervaal, this is the first time I’m coming across an article from you to describe which there is no kinder word than ‘silly’.
    By all means, write against Modi, but only based on facts, not views, prejudices and biases. Your articles are invariably insightful, that’s why I wish to caution you not to slip to Shivam Vij’s standards.

  43. This is totally a baseless article. Atleast we all should stand with our Prime Minister
    This is not time to blame. Anyone but follow the guidelines. Please don’t write such article at least this present time
    Thanks

  44. No matter what the government and the prime minister does, The bloggers from “The Print” and T”he wire” are gonna spread negatively about it and the nation knows it.

  45. The print, the wire all these media bloggers are hypocrites and everyone knows it. No matter what news you spread, The nation will always support the prime minister.

  46. Hi Abhijit Iyer,
    my heartfelt sympathies..please stop writing the so called” truth” at these times. You will be abused and there will be requim mass held for you everyday..So long

  47. Positive.
    I mean writer’s case found positively affected by virus.Let’s Quarantine him and so affected guys. These stupids without moving their ass can only do such things which are far away from reality and facts. These are nothing but insects.

  48. I am trying to take this article down from this website because it’s useless and clearly published to catch attention of people in these times where our nation is suffering the pandemic.

  49. I am trying to take this article down from this website because it’s useless and clearly published to catch attention of people in these times where our nation is suffering the pandemic.

  50. Sharp analysis by AIM and for the first time ever, proof that the guy knows his stuff, despite the right wing troll image he has created for himself on twitter.. Modi is no longer the enigma that the masses perceived him to be.. the crisis has shown, the Emperor has no clothes

  51. Let me ask you one thing does your opinion really matter.And the irony is that you are the epitome example of one thing that you are criticizing i.e. you always believe that you are right imposing your point of view on others.Feeling that everyone is wrong except you without knowing the other side of of the coin and ground reality is. So,your opinion doesn’t matter,no matter how you justify it it in the false pretense of liberalism

  52. It is height of stupidity in abhijit to write such article under emergency situation. He does not understand the situation.he is only criticizing modi ji.
    Such author need to be banned from writing any article.
    He is presuming that he will divert the attention and get some importance.

  53. When “THE PRINT” staff has anti Modi printed in their mind. What can you expect from people whose
    foundation of this press people is “HATERATE”
    We Indians can very well guess how much venom is in “The print”

  54. I’m sorry, but you do understand what mismanagement, laziness or hubris mean? This is an absolutely ridiculous, unnecessary article to be honest! How can you compare dealing with “riots” to a lockdown which has been massively imposed due to a pandemic (coronavirus – incase you were unaware)
    Stop making everything political, people’s lives are at stake and reading such an article at such testing times does no one any good. Think about how this is going to help the nation and its people and not what you “think” the agenda / thoughts / “mismanagement” behind this is!

  55. To
    The Print
    It is advisable to boycott and refrain from
    paid columnist or writers. Such people ate shame and don’t deserve to eat food grown on nation’s soil…. He is a mentally sick person and master of cheap, stupid and non sense thoughts…… India must get rid of such unwanted anti national animal…,It is evident that he shall defame and damage the credibility of The Print….. India is a great nation and fortune to have Modi as our PM…..Jai Hind

  56. Oh ! Another futile attempt from Congress,. We are impressed by your command in English language. But we suggest you to learn some logic. They are also written in english.

  57. Ha ha ha every one knows this is a biased media running by some political party. We proud of our PM Narendra Modi you get that ?

  58. Strange are the ways adopted by this media house.Their mantra is to demean and defame our Prime Minister just to appease their masters of mean having wretched mentality.Your journalist who has written this article need immediate psychological treatment because by writing this nonsense depicted his lunatic mindset.Instead of appreciating the efforts of our aprime Ministeat the hour of crises he finds fault without digging deep his brain.It is really disgusting and needs to be denounced and condemned by all sanner people.

  59. Just yellow journalism and Fake News. PM Modi gave a masterly speech and he is the Great Communicator. PM Modi is also a great statesman and a global leader.

  60. media and people who post such posts are bigger viruses…they are corrupt, biased and blinded by the act of terrorism. They support a particular ideology and religion, they are very dangerous to this nation…such print media has no place anywhere else in the world

  61. PM Modi gave a masterly speech and he is the Great Communicator. PM Modi is also a great statesman and a global leader. Nobody has heard of this biased author Abhijit. Abhijit is a Nobody desperate to become a Somebody. Abhijit Iyer Mitra is the perfect failure and a despicable journalist. He is writing this rubbish just to get noticed and get his 15 seconds of fame. The author is clearly biased and in Corona Virus pandemic times, is seeking attention, as he is a Nobody. And he will remain a Nobody trying to become a Somebody; sad but true..

    • कमाल है जो लोग मोदी जी की गलती निकाल रहे हैं वो अपना घर परिवार ठीक से चला लें तो बहुत होगा देश चलाने चले हैं

    • Agree with your comments. The Print is written for the Jihadis, and no one who loves India reads the Print.

    • Thank you for showing the The Paid Author his place. They just mean to push the leftist propaganda without losing a sing opportunity.

    • It’s okay Mr. Parmar. I can see where the burn comes from. I recommend looking at a Prime minister and not someone from your homeland. Let’s not get to where the writer comes from. Maybe noone knows where he is from today, but who knows what about tommorow? Let me remind you that we are talking about a Prime minister who was once a tea seller whom noone knew. So let’s have a healthy discussion or an open debate. The writer is doing his job, if you can’t encourage him,so let’s not discourage him. I understand that you must be older and mature enough to understand the point of taking criticism in a constructive way. And you can relax if its not about you. I also see the admiration you have for Me.Modi which is truly justified so why not you write your own column. I’ll wait for it Mr. Parmar.

    • Dr Sahab, a decade back pessimist were treated as negative thinkers but today to make a successful plan which needs to be executed with least hurdles requires the services of critics. Critics who are capable to penetrate deep into and find the possible area of failure and address those issue before execution to make it successful. Therefore, criticism can not be taken as negativity. You tell me PM encourage cash less transactions, how country has responded many followers will say very good but reality is some of same followers are not even paying taxes , even parking lots are charging cash so lot of distance to cover. Second example LED energy what a move but how we landed with a very low quality lights distributed from govt establishments which consumes high energy and bad for eyes, third, solar energy how many of us are using it and do you feel we have product for congested areas. Hence, if some body has a different outlook doest not mean negative or people who are criticising the author are also showing their negative side due to their liking and non tolerance to criticism.

  62. Lol the hatred. Please stop trying to change narrative everytime. It’s irritating. Your hatred is visible in each and every sentence. Atleast at a time like this stop misguiding people. Take a break.

  63. I hope that after reading this article nobody’s going to read you ever in future… it’s very easy to criticize bir hard to work in real-time situation…

  64. Congratulations Abhijit, for standing up for truth. In the time when all the RSS stooge medias are praising Modi(the only prime minister in the world with a Fake Degree Certificate but mastered as a merchant of death, got re-elected by fools who believed him when he bombed a deserted place in Pak and claimed to kill 200 terrorists, even though he gifted a 45 year old unemployment rate ) to get all the toilet advertisement money.
    This PM has done zero planning, only believes in theatrics, just wanted tograb prime time tv with his monologue where where thousand of blind sangis will belive him no matter what because they have cow dung in their brain.

    • u mean to say majority of indians who elected bjp/modiji are fool. no u are fool when entire nation is with govt move, and r u unknown from the happenings around the world till date there is no way of effective treatment, in this condition protection is the only step we can take to stop the spread. so stop spreading hatred.

      • who is WHO
        is it only that organisation that did its best to stop the news related to covid-19 to an extent that whole world is sick now and even tweeted that covid-19 don’t spread human to human
        don’t be a fool

    • Sarvsh Kumar your ignorance is only surpassed by your blatant stupidity. I can understand this defunct reporter trying to make a name for him self by going against popular opinion (the next Barkha Dutt). Your pathetic understanding and distain for the PM is obvious and therefore shows the bias in your comments. My friend was one of the pilots in the Balankot raid and for you to undermine the risks they took for the country shows you to be a disgusting Indian and you would be better off in Pakistan where I am sure you would feel more at him. SHAME ON YOU. You are a third rate indian. A COWARD

    • Hey dumbo. You believe that the IAF bombed an imaginary terrorist camp. Just shut up. You have no right to question our fraternity. We are a team of professionals. And if we lock down a target, we get it down.
      Probably the next strike must be planned on your home.
      And for evidences, you need to checkout the pictures released by various media organisations, and read out the configuration and working of a bomb with Spice 2000 kit.
      I have no problem if you question the government, or if you demean him. I don’t care. But don’t demean the organisation that Is responsible for your protection, and the organisation because of which you are living happily with your family in your little cozy homes whereas we are holed up in a cockpit of size 3.5*3.5 in the immense cold and immense heat bearing all the bloody G forces, just for the sake of our nation. Also, we don’t sit on a comfortable bed with an air conditioned room and crib about the entire system. Unlike you, we are far away from our families at remote locations, and sleep in uncomfortable billets, just waiting for our next leave, which is seldom granted easily.
      Mind you filthy mouth.

    • Hey Sarvsh You believe that the IAF bombed an imaginary terrorist camp. Just shut up. You have no right to question our fraternity. We are a team of professionals. And if we lock down a target, we get it down.
      Probably the next strike must be planned on your home.
      And for evidences, you need to checkout the pictures released by various media organisations, and read out the configuration and working of a bomb with Spice 2000 kit.
      I have no problem if you question the government, or if you demean him. I don’t care. But don’t demean the organisation that Is responsible for your protection, and the organisation because of which you are living happily with your family in your little cozy homes whereas we are holed up in a cockpit of size 3.5*3.5 in the immense cold and immense heat bearing all the bloody G forces, just for the sake of our nation. Also, we don’t sit on a comfortable bed with an air conditioned room and crib about the entire system. Unlike you, we are far away from our families at remote locations, and sleep in uncomfortable billets, just waiting for our next leave, which is seldom granted easily.
      Mind you filthy mouth.

    • Sarvesh are you Hindu or born in Pakisthan.Hated for RSS is very regrettable.You will realise the importance of RSS when jihadis harm your progeny

    • very good article by print …time to think about the migrant labourers and poor people of india. …Modi is very weak PM …he is a TV speaker ….Govt not at all to handle corona…..all indian are in danger now. Totally misleading by Govt

  65. Winston Churchill? Seriously? He got this devil’s incarnate as epitome of morality in his mind? This so called senior fellow of some make believe institute requires some history lesson.

  66. How could the print lose all the praise within one week by bringing one of the most disgusted article of all time . Shut up and stop spreading hate .

  67. Madam you have commented absolutely right these Shekar Gupta’s Printmedia, NDTV, TIMES Group, Bloomberg, Quint & their leftist-congi colleagues are always nonsense whatever Modi does, they have nothing to say except criticize Modi. These people come up with problems & don’t dare to come up solutions,because Modi has closed down all their NGO shops of receiving illegal money from abroad.

    • There are people who devide whole the humanity in two categories – dog lovers and dog haters and thoroughly refuse existence of nutrals who neither love nor hate dogs, they never feel an urge to rear pets. Sorry to see my country devided between Modi-bashers and Congress-lovers.

  68. I thought I would say something. But enough has been said already. As a student, you should it’s not an exact science and books cannot predict or give us plan of action. We don’t need this negativity right now. So I would like to ask the Print to avoid such articles in times of distress. We are in quarantine and that doesn’t mean we will endure everything.

  69. @Abhijit you lost me at the praise you heap on winston churchill. A genocidal bigot; responsible for a famine that killed 2 million. Learn your country’s history first beyond Nehru. It’s like a german praising the Nazi. Mitra is a surname from bengal right? it’s called bengal famine by the way. In short you’ve lifted stuff up from western editorials that don’t mind praising churchill! what an idiot is all I can say

  70. “The Print” be always courageous to write the truth. Truth is always bitter especially it is to blind bakthas. Ordering of lock down for 21 days is not such an extra ordinary job but being without a solution as prime minister its really shame on his own fame..
    In short , as a PM he Mr Modi destroyed & demolished in just 6 years what India has created & built in Past 60 years. True Indians never forgive him.

    • Mr. Deshmukh what more can someone do in the time of a crisis like this……..even the WHO praises Modi for his actions,and some people like you don’t understand the basics before questioning someone who has a nation on his shoulders…..Go get some brain

    • sir theres only one solution to this problem that everyone should stay at home maintain social distancing n break the chain of transmission.
      rest all u can chk it on news channel.
      he has givem the solution we have to follow if we dont its not his failure its ours.
      ghode ko pani tak lejaya ja sakta h pilaya ni.

    • What value India has got in 6 years is much more than past 60 years history.Entire world is struggling to get solution of covid19 and you say it shame on PM.

    • What solution do you have?. And you are right, so called true Indians who suddenly lost their life savings in black money will never forgive him for the demonetisation. And traders and shopkeepers who overcharged the common man and swindled the government of taxes will never forgive him for GST.

    • Bhai tu hi desh ko sahi kar de fir. It’s very easy to criticise anyone. Aise time pe poor people aur country k economic recovery k liye tu hi kuch kar.

    • Ajay Deshmuk, you seem to be the definition of a non true Indian, and mentally challenged as a person. Your knowledge is baseless as in the last 60 years we INDIAN’s have never had a more respected PM than Modi. We have been suffering for the last 60 years with the Gandhi plague with I hope and will come to an end once and for all along with people like you. I really pity people like you, YOU ARE A DISGRACE.

  71. First thing , India is a democratic country .
    Unless people have self discipline,we cannot stop the things fully.

    Modi trying his level best

  72. He wrote this article…to get to know who supports this… so that they can contact him personally to use him for the next agenda. Intelligent Print .These kind of headlines are misleading and your karma is on its way.

  73. The author got what he wanted, attention, he knew already that speaking some thing like this will get people’s attention and he thinks this is good for him..Honestly I he’ll care about this author or what he writes.. To my pleasure though I m enlightened to see my fellow countrymen uniting in this critical hour and talking of nation and humanity. Thank u guys u made my day…
    Love u India, love u Indians and we will get better of Corona for sure

  74. If you think Modi missed it…I think you completely missed the pulse of the nation. Time to be more aware as a journalist.

  75. I won’t ask who’s paying The Print or its demented writers. But I am glad to see that people like you can’t believe the trust and support majority of Hindus of India give to Prime Minister Modi.
    Lastly, if you guys don’t get sleep, take a pill.

    • He has the so called trust of a few Hindus, not the majority of Hindus. The ones who can judge what’s wrong or right does not support him. He has lost most of his Hindu vote banks for sure, so the party is left with no choice but to indulge in horse-trading.

  76. Shows the Calibre of our so called Think Tanks, so called Fellow of some nonsense institute of this and that whi are just gobbling public money and funds to the NGOs with little or no analysis of sit, just blind hatred and bias from word go.

    • Bhai, apne padhe-likhe logo ke calibre pe shakh hai aapko???!!!!??? Wo bhi unke defence mein, jinko apni “khud ki degree” laane ko saalo-saal lag jaate hai!!!

  77. ”This is the same pattern we see with the panic buying that happened last night all over India after Modi’s speech” The author probably does not read UK newspapers. Panic buying has been going on long before this country was locked down.

  78. Author and the print, both are utter nonsense . Author don’t know what to write and these bloody Print people don’t know what to print.

      • Why Not “Print” n It’s Corroded Junky Venomus Anti national Dumbhead Author Abhijit Iyer Mittra( Ami Who Doesn’t Hve Healthy Aim wth Constructive Idea) Aren’t Under The Lenses as To Have Warning n His “Print” is OUT OF PRINT.. AS BANNED.

  79. This article is preposterous & simply pathetic and also reflects the mentality of the author..in these critical times,when the entire humanity is fighting for its survival, the prime concern of our govt has just been to save the lives of their citizen,one should applaud that such hard -hitting measures are being taken which is the need of the hour..we are fortunate enough that our govt is making such crucial & rather difficult choices about our well being & neglecting the economic crisis that lies ahead rather than prioritising the economy which is being seen in pakistan.Irrespective of one’s political views,atleast for now, one should support & follow our pm’s efforts and initiatives & I am glad that most of our fellow countrymen ( unlike the author of this article & your entire ‘the print’ team) have now started to understand & follow as well, the crucial decisions which have been implemented throughout the country.
    Whenever I read any article from your media house, just one damn thought always comes across my mind – whatever our prime minister does, you guys have nothing good to write about, even any sincere effort made or measures being taken for the betterment of our country….I mean ..c’mon guys what’s your problem man.& Those of who express their views are simply labelled as bhakts.but let me clear it ,out of own rectitude that I have neutral political views, i just strongly feel that the steps which needs to be applauded and appreciated should be supported & wherever needed ,critics are always welcomed ..but every damn time..you guys have nothing good to write about..your articles are always soo negative,discriminating and apprehensive as if nothing good is happening or has ever happened in India in recent times.pls change this attitude,atleast for now,when all we can do to save our country is just to be safe at home & pray for our country and our frontline warriors..we need some positivity ..if you cant do that atleast donot spread this apprehension and negativity regarding the lockdown & for a change you guys should write a positive article regarding the covid-19 relief package released for the poor economic sections of our society .we all know that WHO has stated that only lockdown is not the solution,but one should understand that this lockdown
    is helping to buy some time for our govt & further limit the spread, & to isolate and contain the spread. .& considering our poulation as well as the population density , our medical infrastructure and the epidemiology of this disease…soo far the situation which has been contained till now is highly commendable and I dont think that any other prime minister in the history of India could have been able to achieve what this man has done & is still doing..this time he has literally earned my respect as well as of the entire country..because such leadership with strong political will power is the utmost need of the hour ..even in social distancing our whole country has united.

    • You are bang on. China is now bulldozing Indian journalists to peddle the Chinese propaganda in the Indian media. The dominant Left Liberal journalists will soon make a beeline to get into Chinese payrolls. This article is the beginning.

    • A bullshit article but author tries to earn his livelihood with a different hatred mentality. Shame on you.

    • India probably the only country which such humungus population and sab chalta he attitude is able to restraint the spread of corona, needs all round applause to PM, CMs all authorities at centre and state healthcare, civic bodies and all who are contributing even a bit to tackle this invisible enemy. I will even applaud population who are staying home and will contribute a big way in breaking the chain.
      We are lucky we have a man like Modi leading country from the front and is a decision maker. Decisions may go wrong or write that time can only tell, though I am confident we will come out triamphant.
      So dear author of this article, I only see hatred in your writing. You give ideas to tackle the problem in hand rather than presenting postmortem of non important past events.
      May god be your side.

  80. To the print,

    Why are u appointing such author …. Dont do same thing again and again, be quite and be at home and be safe, jai Bharat .

  81. The author iq is of a lowsey character.just look at what is happening in other parts of the world.if you are still so ignorant about the spread of covid19.thenhe should be kept with the affected patients to have a first glance
    WE STAND IN THIS HOUR WITH OUR PRIME MINISTER.TO HELL WITH YOU .

  82. Gujrat riots modi did gave permission to shoot the rioters…then blamed for the order….in delhi he doesnt gave shoot order still blamed…..just cause you are locked inur house doesnt mean that your rights are being taken from you…..i know the author is some intellectual who hate this lock down but people to people contact is blocked so that the rate of spreading of this virus gets low….

    • Was expecting this kind of comment from an avid hater of Modi. What else can we expect from people like you other then spreading fake news. People like you or I wont die by remaining in house locked down for 21 days. I understand your blind hatred towards Modi, but majority of Indians stand with our Prime Minister. Remember one thing, the more you hate him, Majority of Indians will like him and vote for him again and again and again and again.
      Now as per the communist agenda you will try to plant a narrative stating that BJP lost delhi. But in 2015 also BJP lost Delhi, and wont the Lok sabha election 2019. Indian voters are smart enough to vote in different patterns for Lok Sabha and state elections.

  83. This article is the proof why Modi has been getting elected again and again since last 20 years.His opponents are so stupid.When the whole world is applauding India’s efforts, when we seem to have controlled this pandemic wise thing will be to support the govt.Instead what we have is this stupid throw back to.Gujarat riots.

  84. Bharat blessed with great leadership and decision maker.
    In this present situation, if some one dare to publish these kind of article, is an anti human and anti national

  85. Bharat blessed with great leadership and decision maker.
    In this present situation, if some one dare to publish these kind of articles- is an anti human and anti national

  86. Writer of this article is an corona affected patient to his brains.
    Social distancing is the only medicine available for at present, after so long time Bharat blessed with great leadership and decision maker.
    In this present situation, if some one dare to publish these kind of artlicles- is an anti human and anti national

  87. Failure or success will be decided with time…but one thing is 100% correct that you guys are blind with antimodi agenda…and no one really cares your idiotic articles.

  88. This post from Abhijit Iyer-Mitra is in very bad taste. He should forthwith apologize and withdraw this post. No if and but Abhijit Iyer-Mitra has erred and must correct this blunder of mistake.

  89. The writer seems to have either lost his senses or belongs to a gang of hired columnists paid or sponsored by anti Modi forces who want to expolite the situation prevailing at present to discredit govt. I thank God thousand times to have blessed our nation with a leader like Modi who spends every second of his life for the betterment of nation. Had there been any other person at the helm the toll by now would have been in thousands. Highly condemnable article.

    • Shekhar Gupta is not getting his bottles which he enjoyed during Congress rule. Hence he allows these garbage to be printed.

  90. The author simply doesn’t understand the situation rather is focused on comparing the actions taken to past politicians , it’s sas to see that you lack the ability to have Deeper thinking and are just writing what uplifts controversy , it’s really sad that you decide to make such and alarming condition to be your opportunity to compare .

  91. I am politically neutral but if The Print has these kind of authors, then Im surprised they are still working. This is the most illogical article written by any layman who seems to be so brainwashed that they cannot have any discussion with reasoning. I am glad I am away from The Print and this irresponsible and brainless journalism. As you journalist, you can criticize after you analyse all sides, not just pen down a brainwashed senseless opinion.

  92. Instead of writing such a scrap piece without use of any analytical skills he should have invested same time on betterment of current situation. 130 cr Indians have decided to trust and follow vision of their leader to fight pandemic and this lone guy knows only one thing that is to sit on his laptop and mock the country and analyze speech on lockdown.

  93. I just read the headlines, author name and few lines in between and understood that a dumbass who has got an english education has done some useless shit work in a third grade media involved in blue journalism
    Mitra, if you had a little bit of self esteem in your genes, you should be ashamed in your own house in front of your parents and family after reading the responses, you people would had been dealt in most appropriate way in China and Cuba, you people are eager to fail the democratic system of governance by exploiting the freedom given

    • Rightfully said.
      Infact this entire site/ company has.
      These people are anti Modi.
      No matter how hard he tries, these people present it in a very negative way.
      Many of my comments also don’t get updated when I post revealing the truth

    • These scrupulous people have kept only unlike button to this article and no dislike button.
      They are doing every manipulation to prove that their article got so many likes

  94. This author has got some personal grudge towards modi,sang,andBjp.These people got to be ignored.The don’t deserve much of words.

  95. This know-it-all self proclaimed intellectual knows what is good for India right now does nothing bur spews venom against Modi. Please stop this. We All know that ThePrint is a leftist propagandist media outfit.
    If you can’t appreciate then atleast dont spit venom amidst this crisis

    • Rightfully said.
      Infact this entire site/ company has.
      These people are anti Modi.
      No matter how hard he tries, these people present it in a very negative way.
      Many of my comments also don’t get updated when I post revealing the truth.

  96. Nonsense propaganda, they should concentrate on how to make people aware about covid 19 rather they are using their same old pool of lies to mislead people of india. Shame on you

  97. Ok. We are all foot soldiers in the battle against Corona. Our commander can’t do no wrong ! But a few things in hindsight. Unlike China where it evolved , our commander should have concentrated on denying the virus an entry by proper quarantining of people coming from abroad and isolating in hospital the test positives. Kanika Kapoor and other VIP children’s episode showed we didn’t take things seriously when even Raghuram Rajan an economist was urging the world to think only to contain the virus.

  98. The Print has anti Modi agenda, there is nothing wrong in it but bring up some sensible subjects and well researched articles. The writter apparently lacks knowledge about anatomy of 2002 riots and background of communal devide in Gujarat. The views put across too are shallow. BringIng up articles from any T D &. H will always attract comments like you usually get.

  99. The author is like Rahul Gandhi and feels he is into a group discussion where his topic is to take our negatives out of speech and situation. Completely disagree as need of hour is not understood by many of of countrymen .

  100. How much were u paid for this article?? Modi did mention time n again that the essential items will be made available n a plea to not hoard!!our people hav to be made to understand like nursery kids!!

  101. As a citizen we got to obey the leader n do our part. I don’t think u have done that ?
    Guj, Del is specific cases… how can u compare corona vs G,D ?? Really idiotic.

    As a father, u can guide ur son, Beti to do something not always everywhere accompany to see really what they are doing.
    This is our duty……

    Hope this instance is enough.

    I strongly feel u have never understood the situation n further u have negative understanding of economy.

    Do some work on those areas n pls rewrite.

  102. Ha,ha……,the success of this article is so many people commenting on it. Leave the writer and publisher alone. Ignore them.

  103. The author who has written this either suffering from verbal diarrohea or having Corona definitely. The print has decided to oppose every Modi Move.

    India is fortunate to have a PM of this stature.

    A Man who has the guts to take decisions. RESPECT THAT FIRST.

  104. We don’t bother who the Print author is, what has been his/her education . But amid covid 19 crisis we all need to support our leader who is leaving no stone unturned fighting the evil virus .
    Jai Ho Modi Ji ki

  105. It is stupid with understanding.

    With so much negative on the writer is this article. The article to be moved to garbage.

  106. And who are you? Exactly, nobody! But you are not merely a nobody – you are a nobody who is on payroll by the opposition political parties. Shame on you!

  107. This is an urgent decision to be taken to safeguard the people of the country from natural disaster. No discussion is required now comparing past actions of Modi.What he did is to be accepted now irrespective of many lapses if any.

  108. People like person who wrote this article will follow the leader like trump who is total failure in pre identifying the corona problem.

    Modified is best and will remain

    Moreover I will never vote to congress party for their anti national stand on all major country specific issues

    Lifetime I will never vote to congress

    • You can’t write an English sentence without making grammatical errors yet you have the right to vote. Glad that I’m paying my taxes to other countries.

  109. This writer is the the world most idiot stupid person.I think he doesn’t know what is he writing.Dont miss use the democracy rights.I have a doubt are u Indian.Do u think of country and it’s people in this critical time .Shame on u

  110. There are people like this auther who only does fault finding and nothing else. Don’t understand why the hale he is getting into riots in this testing time. If you can’t contribute anything positive in such time, stay away and keep quiet.

  111. Dear Author
    It appears that you are well educated and well read person and I believe that you wish best for India and for Indians and you are not getting anything by criticizing P.M. Modi .(I assume that as benefit of doubt should be given …)
    You are saying that some restrictions should have been imposed earlier. You are going to the extent in saying to deny VISA to US president. At that time the extent of problem was not clear …also any lock down is reducing economical growth …so whenever it was inevitable at that time only it should be done .Our neighboring state’s prime minister is still saying that they can not afford to have lockdown …one should appreciate this bold decision.
    About mob’s behaviour ..it was told many times not to be panicked and when citizens were not following instructions police had to use some force ..but one can not compare our democracy to Chinese autocracy. Godhra , demonitisation, abrogation of 370 article etc are irrelevant issues at this moment. This is a pandemic ..a severe disaster to the whole world and scientists still do not know much about the virus ….no medicine ,no immunisation, only learning from others’ experiences. So lockdown is absolutely justifiable .About Shahinbaug issue also ,it was under state control and if force would have been used again it would have been criticised .
    Fact remains ,Mr Modi is the elected PM with a huge majority …as he was elected again and again ,it shows that majority likes him …and off course he knows very well how to run the show .
    Your article appears to be full of hatred against our most popular PM or may be you are just a bookish intellectual without any knowledge of ground realities ,or you may be a very shrewd person getting heavily paid to write something like this . …Time will tell us what is the truth.

  112. This article is completely a blunder And irritating, how much was you paid from Opposition Parties, PM does his role and it’s a mistake for you… Bull shit

  113. Dear all, before raising finger at Modi ji one must look inside himself. Just ask a question to yourselves.. As a citizen of India whether you have always performed your duty towards the nation? I think you will get the right answer. In the present scenario whatever action he is taking we should support him. Whatever our duty and responsiblities we have towards the nation we should perform. After winning this undeclared war we will ask question to ourselves first whether in this war which we fought as a soldier was there any mistake? Fight and fight against the corona. Be one be United give strength to your commander.. Shri Modi ji.

  114. Dear Sir, Modi’s speech and the scheme of the lockdown is not one mans decission……it’s a decision of the minds from all premier medical institutions and hospitals a d heth authorities of the country….he referred to many of them. So you are basically sayi h all of them are fools and yoy are the super genius. Isn’t this non sense. I don’t belong to any party or partymen, but the the decision, you are out of your mind to find fault in speech. If you want to hear your style, pls replay your favourite orator but for heaven sake don’t interfere in this lockdown decision by the PM. please

  115. Dear Sir, Modi’s speech and the scheme of the lockdown is not one mans decission……it’s a decision of the minds from all premier medical institutions and hospitals a d heth authorities of the country….he referred to many of them. So you are basically sayi h all of them are fools and yoy are the super genius. Isn’t this non sense……I don’t belong to any party or partymen, but the the decision…..you are out of your mind to find fault in speech……if you want to hear your style, pls replay your favourite orator

  116. Dear Sir, Modi’s speech and the scheme of the lockdown is not one mans decission……it’s a decision of the minds from all premier medical institutions and hospitals a d heth authorities of the country….he referred to many of them. So you are basically sayi h all of them are fools and yoy are the super genius. Isn’t this non sense……I don’t belong to any party or partymen, but the the decision…..you are out of your mind to find fault in speech……if you want to hear your style, pls replay your favourite orator but for heaven sake don’t interfere in this lockdown decision by the PM…..please

  117. These are the kind of stupid people who only know how to oppose, they themselves will do nothing …
    Instead he should write about people who voliate the curfu & not only put themselves but also others at risk ..
    In countries like Australian, Russia such people can risk charges of attempt to murder being filed against them …
    Such kind of people do not deserve democracy …
    It should be like Putin, you stay in your house for 15 days or in jail for 5 years …

    Jay Hind

  118. I think abhijit iyer – mitra ,is the pseudo intellectual who has criticised
    PM . First of tell me are you a mitra or iyer
    First clear which community you belong,either write iyer or mitra
    Dont travel in two boats. , dont create panic among common man
    by writing like this kind if article .
    Youbetter look at yourself and ask what you have done for tue country.

    Anybody can write articles. ,what have you done to fight corona.
    Get out of this country ,your not a true cirizen

  119. What Modi has anounce for fight to denzorious Corona VIRUSES spreading in people’s. Its write move for us,but Politicians against it are getting funded to kill people’s playing with our life for theire benefits to misguided masses.

  120. The article is a piece of sheer nonsense…devoid of reality of our masses that live in clusters and in slumps and the fact that our medical facilities are not in anywhere normal state to deal with a worst situation of outbreak of Coronavirus, etc…as such it would have been absolutely unwise & foolish to have waited for allowing this Virus to assume next stage. Nations, howsoever rich also in medical facilities who delayed in lockdown have paid badly in terms of deaths of their people. Modi ji has displaced real leadership qualities of timely decision in face of India’s economic handicap as well as poverty and majority population living in conditions that give opportunity to this Virus furtile ground to explode.

  121. Who is this idiotic writer and why is he getting published. If you had any Common sense you Can see that this 21 day quarantine is going to weaken the economy – BUT save millions of lives!!! A PM who “doesn’t care” as this author claims -will save the economy. He cares about the people! See what the Texan US senator said-“ our seniors r willing to die to save the economy “ is that the kind or leader you want? Or the UK PM Who says “be prepared to posed loved ones” just imagine! And look at our leader!!! Shame on you for writing this garbage!

  122. This author has written garbage and must be a paranoid mentally unstable, as every other person here commented. Such sites should be strictly banned, in this period of crisis, it will create internal problems due to such idoits. if we can find him we should just kill him as a act of voilating the process of combating this world pandemic. he is a disgrace to humanity.

  123. Had Rahul gandhi been in Modi’s shoes, the situation would have gone worse than Italy. Modi is the need of the hour.

    The print is biases, but this is below the belt.
    Shame on you for writing such pathetic article.

  124. Absolutely incorrect assessment. Very poor read, wonder how Print posts these stupid article under their head. Has to be some foreign funded author or by Mr Rahul himself. PM Modi has asked for a lockdown at the most appropriate time n all Indians appreciate this. Don’t care what Print assumes.

  125. Dear Abhijit , look at the kind of grave situation we all are in to. We have to look towards coming out of this . Once we are victorious, then you can come out with such articles. Right now lockdown is essential.

  126. Hell with this third rate person being a rural practitioner I just have disgust towards his apathy and agenda towards people. What does he know about this country sitting in safe distance he can bark anything he wish .any illiterate man also can understand that India doesn’t have any other options. So shame with this man .. .

  127. How this analyst has crookedly thought to tell all contradictory statements on our Prime Minister. If he knows everything he can put an vedio on You Tube taking all responsibilities including going to jail if things fail. Like a fool he has made this article. I was not able to read after 10 lines. You come and meet me I will explain you one by one. By the by he started with lockdown and unnecessarily commenting on things which is not on priority now. Now elections are not round the corner to lie like this. Stop this nonsense. We all Indians are with our PM Mr Narendra Modi.ok.

  128. Great article by a person whose name suggests he is a product from two hard core communist locations. It appears his intention was to get an announcement 3 days earlier so that we could have riot like situations in market places. I think he failed to understand the underlying principle first lockdown then allow the st govts to make arrangements locality wise for essential commodities and medicines

  129. What a nonsense.
    These media houses and editor are the one who spread fake news among the illetrate people, which make them to panic. They have a very special intention of spreading violence . In order to get a news headline
    And for all what do you want to allow people to go out and die and then you will be getting a news headline to blame government.
    Idiot and very stupid person.

  130. Most ridiculous – Paid media can do only such non sense – They do not have right to write facts.

    He suppose to be Anti Modi For his survival.

    Then only he can survive – Thank God Corona is his head not in lungs .

  131. What a stupid article by a brainless psycho journalist. You call yourself an Indian? The least you can do is oppose the PM in his efforts to stop the virus. The only thing he could have done better is inform us that essentials would be made available to us don’t panic which he did with his tweet but it was too late by then. But I am happy he is the one leading us and no one else

  132. This guy is nothing but a idiot and moron. The print is so vehemently opposed to BJP and Modi, that all they can do is critisize the govt. They are nothing but stooges of the congress and the foreign media. The morons expected Modi to speak for hours to outline everything that was planned. The idiots could actually elaborate about the positives and the role of the citizens. Instead all they can do is spew venom and dig up old , discredited news to oppose the govt. The author and Print are anti national piece of lowly lives , termites, vermin.

    • Totally irresponsible and unnecessary article at this difficult time of our country. Can this writer suggest and deliver better speech than our PM?

    • Ah, the use of anti national gave you away. Did you get your full kakhi pants and threw away the half pant?? Termites are anti national indeed.

  133. The writer’s aim is to somehow link all events to Godhra and paint Modiji as a divisive figure. These journalists or rather “AGAENDA DRIVEN INDIVIDUALS MASQUERADING AS JOURNALISTS” have ONLY ONE AGENDA. ..Try and dis credit Modiji and keep up the CAMPAIGN.

  134. Comete Nonsense and bullshit article. This newspaper has kept some full time paid writers to keep abusing modi day in and day out . This is shear hatred towards modi and bjp govt.
    Funded by radical jihadis

  135. This guy is nothing but a idiot and moron. The print is so vehemently opposed to BJP and Modi, that all they can do is critisize the govt. They are nothing but stooges of the congress and the foreign media. The morons expected Modi to speak for hours to outline everything that was planned. The idiots could actually elaborate about the positives and the role of the citizens. Instead all they can do is spew venom and dig up old , discredited news to oppose the govt. The author and Print are anti national piece of lowly lives , termites, vermin.

    • The speech of Modiji should be a action oriented. Speech.

      Have you any idea about how many isolation centre in yor locality?

  136. The writer’s aim is to somehow link all events to Godhra and paint Modiji as a divisive figure. These journalists or rather “AGAENDA DRIVEN INDIVIDUALS MASQUERADING AS JOURNALISTS” have ONLY ONE GAENDA. ..Try and dis credit Modiji and keep up the CAMPAIGN.

  137. one of the most I sensible, senior fellow… Why we are giving importance to this type of stupid guys who wants to become famous during an emergency.. Shame to the writer of this article.

  138. This newspaper has kept some full time paid writers to keep abusing modi day in and day out . This is shear hatred towards modi and bjp govt.
    Funded by radical jihadis

  139. Looks like Abhijit-iyer mitra has some personal dislike for Modi. I can only see his viciousness and has completely ignored the ground realities. I was disgusted and left half-way thru… Not worth wasting time.

  140. It is really surprised that how a citizen of India can think at the height of knowledge today. Is Winston Churchill’s wartime speech or Delhi riots having anything relevances with the present situation? Our honorable Prime Minister is trying to encourage all citizen to do minimum things as precautionary measures when developed nations are failed to control the disease.
    Some people are not able to see the real problems of our country and compare with highly developed nations. I think there is a problem with our education systems which is not able to connect with our people for contruction a healthy society.
    The writer should suggest for the prctices to be followed in the present situation if others have failed.

  141. In fact the author is real Covid 19. Rather more dangerous. Is there any need to go in such deepness in criticising a Head of Nation at this time of crisis ? I request all to stop commenting on such foolishness. Perhaps he wants attention.

  142. It’s a ridiculous comment about modification who is true and rare warrior of Indian politics,

    other wise I said congress and Rahul Gandhi is anti national and I will never vote to congress party lifetime. This doesn’t mean I favour bjp or any other party.

    I always support narendra Modi and never vote to congress party lofetime

  143. The author is may be apposition man otherwise he should not write like this. During congress regime many issues were happened. This time if the Congress government is in centre they our position will be more worsen than Itely. Every one should take positively and if any better way is there to felt with situation then should suggest. Not criticizing the government.

  144. Stop this nonsense. These are not journalist. Why are you staying in India. You are earning from us. These are all haters. No journalist has pointed out about Europe or US. What is happening there.

  145. I strongly convinced that this guy is most stupid person. Anti modi is only agenda he got in his filthy brain.
    The author is known for sleeping with dogs and cats. Better he does that than write such nonsense. Looks like payment from Congress has come. Instead of being constructive these useless idiots find faults in everything.

  146. Why people don’t take media and journalist seriously nowadays? The article is answer. Pls guys understand that readers are not fools but you.

  147. An idiotic article; written by a biased mind. The pandemic, it’s scale and lethality, is something not known to the mankind atleast in last 100 years. No action plan therefore is going to be 100 % perfect and fool proof. The incidence of the pendemic and the scale of it’s devastation even in advanced countries gives sufficient pointers in this regard. Given the sheer population size of our country, literacy/awareness levels and the resources available, it’s a Herculean task for any leader. Persons like the author of this piece and many of his elk are habitually bound to serve their masters by writing such irresponsible pieces.

  148. The writer himself looks a stupid fellow who is not aware of the magnitude of this issue…tell him to see the situation in Italy Spain and USA and then ask him who is coward and who is responsible

  149. Print.. anti India and anti government is clear. Yet, you claim democracy is in danger.. big hypocrite.
    This is state of crisis, the least you retards can do is stop sharing negative news. The focus should be on how to combat this pandemic. If the government facilities are not up to mark… report it to the authorities, don’t just criticize. Do you report any thing positive?
    And inform people about what to do and what not to. Bloody communist.. lecture china first and then lecture us

  150. Yeh , in this critical situation no one should think about political view,at least in such time we should all think we are all human being and it is fact we are all human being shuld be always leave united, any politician dividing human beings in the name of religiion , God will never forgive such human, please all come together and pray to God to protect every human beings and get rid such disaster,
    And please, we every human being should think chrona not going to attack by identifying our dtess or in the name of religion, we all human being created by God, we are calling and remembering Him different name, and any religion doesn,t teaches us to make differences between and rule in the name of religion, any disasters teaches human being a lesson so we all human being learn a lesson from here, and should take oath that we all human being will always unite and leave, and when ever needed we all human being will help to each other.
    I pray and wish all human being should protected and soonly got rid covid 19 ‘.

  151. Seems like a blind sense of New India and Nationalism is the New virus of India. Why is not the people questioning the fact that when world leaders and govs were isolating and locking down their countries, we were bromancing Trump to show the superiority of this regimes social relationship building skills.
    Modelay like always is duplicating his big brother Drump.. Look at where it’s got them. Today the US is the third largest behind China and Italy. Of cors not long and we’ll be there rite behind 😣

  152. Writer is nonsense person. Dosen’t know about this Covid 19 epidemic. These writer like people are habituated for barking.

  153. I don’t believe how cheap can media agencies get.. … Whoever wrote this is a moron who cannot still digest india having a responsible and great PM. Whoever decided to print and publish it is a bigger moron opportunist who doesn’t care what nation is going through, but want to get into political bashing and use every possible means to bad mouth a leader… It’s not a time we stand against government, but with them to fight out the crisis….

    So print.in I am blocking you out of my news feed because in this time of crisis I don’t want any useless negative news.

  154. Dear Author
    Your article speaks about your pattern of life.
    No analysis but full of prejudice and highly judgemental. Human mind changes everyday. Modi has now become a statesman. I don’t deny that he was having a narrow vision like the VHP ‘s but now he evolved as a world leader.He learnt and still learning. He has been a humble person now. No one can question his patriotism. Reflect on these points, do research and let me know. Thanks
    Bhavesh Parmar

  155. Academically this article reflects weak research lacking proper methodology and analysis. Comparing riots with virus outbreak, Modi with Nehru, how, why questions remain unanswered . Why are these comparisons apt ? This has been not answered. There isn’t any mention about India’s decision in the background / and in comparison with China and other neighbouring south east Nations , especially the pattern of testing and tracing as practised in the West and South East Asia. Also, situation after lockdown finds no mention. Astonishing, claiming to be a senior fellow with this poor quality of research reflects on the poor research profile of academics from the country.

  156. Whomever this author is,
    Should must know the protocol.
    Always one boss is good for the company remaining people to follow otherwise company will go in the gelow.
    We are with Our Honorable PM, Let dogs bark.
    *Love You Sir (Our PM) *
    *We are with you*

    Luckily we got very few Diamond And we have proud on them. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  157. Whomever this author is,

    Should must know the protocol.
    Always one boss is good for the company remaining people to follow otherwise company will go in the gelow.
    We are with Our Honorable PM, Let dogs bark.

    *Love You Sir (Our PM) *
    *We are with you*

    Luckily we got very few Diamond And we have proud on them. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  158. You idiot remove this immediately other wise we put the criminal case on you. If you are anything. Post a better one in this time.

    Friends please don’t allow like this type of itresponsibles

  159. Please do not lower the moral of people who read this stupid article. And plz stop writing articles u r bias and blind who cannot see the info which is in front of you. OR UNABLE TO SEE BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO PLUNGE THIS NATION INTO CHAOS AND TERR×R, WHICH IMPLIES YOU ARE A TERR×RIST WHO DO NOT WANT THE GOOD OF INDIA. GET LOST FROM INDIA YOU DO NOT DESERVE TO BE HERE.

  160. Modi ji apni jagah ek dam sahi hai aur jo bhi kar rahe hai hamare Desh hit me hi kar rahe hai… Please unke khilaf bewkufi bhare statements na de…
    Thank you…

  161. – allowing people time to evacuate places will result in panic commute and increase the chances of spread as people will flock in tremendous numbers to the public transport areas. If you see the lockdown measures it is always with immediate effect.

    – I agree maybe a mention of vital services being open would have calmed the paranoia of people.

    – Stringent lockdown was necessary cause obedient public like ours (*SARCASM) were making a joke of the the initial curfew.

    – One must understand lack of testing kits is present throught the world and testing as well is not a 100% sure shot solution as people might not show symptoms initially if the condition is not developed.

    – Plus there is mygov.in where you can share your valuable comments and suggestions to the government and help them in such situations rather than write meaningless article which will gain views not on intellectual grounds but on the grounds of political difference.

    My suggestion is that in these tough times when the entire nation is in danger don’t be a punk and rebel against the govt if you don’t like them. Once the virus diminishes you’ll have plenty of time to do that. Spread positivity and help wherever necessary as one nation. If you don’t like something try to contribute productively and that can motivate others as well. Not by writing such derogatory article about your PM. Jai Hind

  162. Dear M, you may be a great intellectual but at this time, when everyone needs to appreciate whatever efforts govt. is doing, you are wasting your time in writing such article. It is only showing sickness of your mind. Linking this situation to Demonetization or Abrogation of Article 370 etc. is nothing but to justify this sickness.

    May God bless you to come out of this, soon.

  163. Please do not lower the moral of people who read this stupid article. And plz stop writing articles u r bias and blind who cannot see the info which is in front of you. OR UNABLE TO SEE BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO PLUNGE THIS NATION INTO CAUSE AND TERROR, WHICH IMPLIES YOU ARE A TERRORIST WHO DO NOT WANT THE GOOD OF INDIA. GET LOST FROM INDIA YOU DO NOT DESERVE TO BE HERE.

  164. I think you are a die hard fan of Rahul Gandhi
    that’s why u are writing these kinds of articles. If u r not satisfied with the govt., then go and do something for the nation in present situation.
    people like u are the just enemy of the society and the nation.

  165. This Author is definitely being funded to write an article against Modi ,a left wing activist probably. Rahul Gandhi doesn’t even stand close in any front, basically doesnt have the nerve and stamina to take such major decisions.
    Comparing Nehru to Modi is the most useless thing I have seen in this article. Most of the goofups are from the Nehrus era and now the government is trying to sort out issues one by onewhich should have been done long back at some point of time,and the left wing and so called seculars always show resistance for personal gains at any cost and that’s why the Delhi riots took place at the behest of the opposition who provoked it blaming it on Modi.So what was the chief minister of Delhi doing when the riots took place?Well there has been no discipline right from the beginning because of vote bank politics by the seculars and the left wing who nurtured corruption and indiscipline through the decades and when someone is trying to do something good , instead of supporting him you are playing spoilsport and demoralising people .You need to change your views about the Prime minister.
    Thank you.

  166. Such a stupid writer. He is able to write such rubbish things because he is India else would have never dared to do so. And equally bad for media agency which allow such illogical things to get published in such circumstances. They should be banned and arrested and punished to sharing false information and against nation

  167. This author is talking absolutely nonsense without having any knowledge of the issue. He has just written it on behalf of his masters who are dead against our PM. Such people need not be given any importance whatsoever. PM Modi is doing which other countries couldn’t anticipate and do it. We should all stand by our PM in this hour of world calamity. Let the haters bark. Jai Hind

  168. This guy just adds up to the list sicularists and a Modi haters who have nothing constructive to say but blame him for whatever he does.

  169. This article is very bad and biased only to blame the govt,I think this article is anti.national and politically motivated which is against the govt. saving the peoples against covod19 by lockdown. Does the writer of the article want govt to not act against corona and make country situation horrible

  170. Your favourite country china hiden things till it was mass spread giving no time for other country to prepare for situation. Every countries steps where depended on what china is reporting about these disease along with measure they have taken to limit the spread. Its china responsible for every death which has taken place and which are going to happen. You plz do your duty of journalism and don’t set agenda like political parties . Don’t worry about bhakts but you stop behaving like slaves to your foreign bosses.

  171. Baseless analysis.
    The maturity displayed by Modi during his address was unquestionable…
    The author seems to be clueless of many things. Crap article

  172. Already so much written, so no waste of time. Only I have to suggest that THE PRINT & the columnist associated with it should use both eyes & ears.

  173. *सभी कर्मचारी भाइयों की चिंता:-*

    कैरोना महामारी के चलते सरकार सभी माल , सभी दुकानें, सभी व्यापारिक संस्थान लगभग एक महीना बंद करने को बोल रही है और बंद भी हो रहे हैं। बचाव के लिए अच्छा कदम है पर एक दूसरा पहलू भी है जिस पर न हमनें विचार किया न ही सरकार ने
    अब सवाल
    1) कर्मचारी घर व दुकान का किराया कहाँ से भरेगा !
    *2) कर्मचारी बैंक को देने वाली किश्तें कहाँ से निकालेगा*
    5) स्कूलों में बच्चों की फीसें, ड्रेस, किताबें सब खर्च अप्रैल में कहाँ से निकालेगा
    6) अगर किसी कर्मचारी का कार लोन है तो किश्त कहाँ से देगा
    *7) किसी कर्मचारी की घर की किश्त है तो कहाँ से देगा*
    8)कर्मचारी बिजली का बिल कहाँ से भरेगा

    क्या सरकार को नही चाहिए कि ऐसा इंतज़ाम कर दें कि मार्च से अप्रैल में होने वाले खर्च और बैंक की किश्तें और सभी लेन देन इत्यादि अप्रैल में न लिए जांए और एक महीना आगे कर दी जाएँ जिस से व्यापारी को कुछ राहत मिले!

    आपसे निवेदन है कि इस संदेश को ज़्यादा से ज़्यादा शेयर करके सरकार के कानों तक पहुचांने में मदद करें ताकि कर्मचारी भी इस महामारी से अच्छे से बिना नुक़सान लड़ सके

    • कुछ तेरे जैसे थे जो कहते थे हम जज़िया नही दे सकते हमारी सुन्नत कर दो , हमे इस्लाम कबूल है। आज वही काटने को आते हैं।
      कुछ तेरे जैसे थे जो कहते थे हमे फ्री में 200 यूनिट बिजली, 700 लीटर पानी चाहिए चाहे तुम्हारी लुगाई,बेटी मुल्ला ले जाए।
      दूसरी तरफ कुछ इस तरह के लोग थे जिन्होंने गर्म उबलती देगों पर बैठना मंजूर किया लेकिन इस्लाम कबूल नही किया, जिन्होंने ने पिता, पुत्र,माँ, पत्नी, घर-बार पंथ के लिए त्याग दिया पर इस्लाम कबूल नही किया।
      आज भी वो जिंदा कौम मौजूद है जिसने दरबार साहिब पर हमला करने वाली इन्द्रा से बदला लिया, और कांग्रेस के टुकड़ों के लालच में उसे माफ् नही किया। जिन्होंने गुरु ग्रँथ साहब की बेअदबी के लिए अकालियों को माफ नही किया। धर्म की रक्षा कैसे करते है सिखों से सीखो।
      हिन्दू तो मूर्ख और बनिये की सोच रखता है कि पैसे दे दो जो मर्जी ले लो। इसीलिए तो मुल्ले कहते है गज़वा ए हिन्द करेंगे।

      • Aise sab nahi hai wo chhatrapati Shivani bhi hindu the wo maharana Pratap bhi Hindu wo poras bhi Hindu the tanhaji bhi Hindu the wo jhasi ki Rani Hindu thi world Ashok samrat Hindu tha aise lakhon crore Hindu the guru govind Singh bhi Hindu he the jinhone Sikh dharm banaya hai humare purvaj wo the jinhone aurat ke man saman ke liye mahabhrat Kiya tha lakhon sainikon ne apni jaan gawa di thi ktunki sab aise nahi hai yeh Muslims bhi Arab akraman ke pahele Hindu the yeh wo Hindu the jinhone un jihadiyon ke dar se Islam kubbol Kar liya jinhone apni maa bahano ko mullo ko saup Diya aur mujhe nafrat hai aise hinduwon se

  174. Don’t really understand, how come this kinda article is allowed to publish in media. Mr. Whatever you are nothing but a guy who doesn’t not know anything but full of hate against our respected Prime Minister. Do you have any idea how difficult it is and how many superior brains are behind this Lockdown decision. Our government is trying their best to control the spread the this deadly virus at any cost. I have full faith in the capabilities of our officers in charge of this situation under the supreme control of Mr. Modi.

  175. We are not any more interested in these kind of articles.It is our responsibility to safe guard our family members and do what is right at this moment.Every individual needs to understand that the lock down is for him/her and their families. We are not doing any favour by staying indoors.We are protecting ourselves from this deadly virus.Be responsible journalists and try to post articles that motivates people to stay indoors.

  176. Aa gaye ek aur liberal apni rajniti chamkane . Bjp ya Modiji ya RSS ki nafrat me ye log andhe ho gaye hain .
    Modi ji jaisa kam na kisi ne history me kiya aur na kar payega . And this is the time to unite and fight against corona. Please don’t do these cheap activities you people with mentality of Mir Jafar.😠😡🤬

  177. The author of this articles has no concerns for humanity and I am sure he himself is sitting in comfort zone writing this nonsense statement. We support not Modi only but the decision he has taken after consulting his advisors.

  178. Only Modi bashing will not give an article an air of impartiality.No constructive cricism . Only opinions and selectivism. No comparision with handing of riots and calamities by earlier govts has been given.For these reasons the intellectuals are losing credibility and people are getting polarised in favour of Modi brushing aside even genuine criticisn.

  179. This is so stupid and dumb. At this time , instead of sticking together and acknowledging everything done, people are busy writing dumb articles.

  180. Corona virus or not first we need to quarintine against “theprint”.why dont you shutdown for 21 days. You will be doing a big favour to india.

  181. Only Modi bashing will not give an article an air of impartiality.No constructive cricism . Only opinions and selectivism. No comparision with handing of riots and calamities by earlier govts has been given.For these reasons tha intellectuals are losing credibility and people are getting polarised in favour of Modi brushing aside even genuine criticisn.

  182. Very ill timed and prejudiced narrative and a pathetic journalism. The journalist seems to be motivated by his own agenda Everyone across the country had stocked food items for about 15 days Even daily wagers/ maids and lower income masses have sticked up essentials to se extent before the first address of PM.

    And hence there wasn’t any mad rush of buying food articles after the second address of PM.And in the big country like India, few incidents do not actually given an overall idea about the country.

    Lockdown was paced correctly and was timed perfectly.This article seems to be some personal grudge of the journalist. And if this is paid journalism, this seem to be disturbing and motivated vendetta.

    There are many those who don’t have any solutions and can’t help in decision making. They can only critisise the decision and the decision maker.

  183. Academically this article reflects weak research lacking proper methodology and analysis. Comparing riots with virus outbreak, Modi with Nehru, how, why questions remain unanswered . Why are these comparisons apt ? This has been not answered. There isn’t any mention about India’s decision in the background / and in comparison with China and other neighbouring south east Nations , especially the pattern of testing and tracing as practised in the West and South East Asia. Also, situation after lockdown finds no mention. Astonishing, claiming to be a senior fellow with this poor quality of research reflects on the poor research profile of academics from the country.

  184. This Abhijit iyer Horrible person ;seems to be illiterate, does not know the ABCD of medicine,he along with his family needs to be injected with this virus and leave him to understand the gravity of torture of Covid19.

  185. Joker’s Article on the block. Nothing but hatred against government. I am amused to see so many applauding his article and beating their chest. Carry on Morons!!!!

  186. Joker’s Article on the block. Nothing but hatred against government. I am amused to see so many applauding his article and beating their chest. Carry on Morons!!!!

  187. Raaskals posting such stupid article is just want the dying religion fanatism to float.
    Such jokers never discussed Godhra but always post Godhra.
    Mind it if Godhra happens, post Godhra must happen.
    Criminals and foreign money mongering journalist can’t stop majority of any country from revenge.
    Solution? simple, stop Godhras in future, but that should work in criminal mindset.

  188. 2week ka time do ghr ghr mahamari pahuchao…jb desh ki swasthya sewa jo6daska se adharheen hai uspe aisa risk kaise koi le sakta hai..agr ye gaon aur chote kunbo me faaiyl gaya to ishwar bhi bharat ko bacha nahi payega ..jin logo ko itni samjh nahi ki o hath dho ke khana khaye unse ye ummed karna ki o ghr pahuche isolate ho jaye asamnbhav hai..
    Jin Mahanubhav ne ye post dali hai o zamini haqeekT se anjan hawa me bate kr rahe…agr karodo ko bachana hai to hazaro ke upr to risk lena hoga…nahi to yahi chillayenge ki government ne kiya..
    Decision lo to museebat
    Manmohan ki tarah chup baitho to museebat

  189. The print is a piece of shit. I have read many articles from the print writers and the only pattern that I see is criticize Modi and governance on each and every step. That’s all the print writers has got, nothing else. Shame on the print. At such a time where support is needed you are spreading haterated.

  190. The print is a piece of shit. I have read many articles from the print writers and the only pattern that I see is criticize Modi and governance on each and every step. That’s all the print writers has got, nothing else. Shame on the print. At such a time where support is needed you are spreading haterated.

  191. Abhijit beta, tera famous hone ka shauk pura kane ka ye waqt nahi hai. Ye kya likh rahe ho tum? Kuch accha likho jisse rashtra ka bhala ho jaye.

    Apne Ghar mein raho aur chup chap baitho. Jo ghar mein baithe vo hi hero hai.

  192. This is a paid article from the opposition party or pakistan sponsored media house. Government should close this print Media for publication of such a hateful article against hon prime minister.

  193. My dear friends, if the lockdown had been announced, say 3 days in advance, people would have flocked to the markets altogether and along with groceries, vegetables they would have carried the corona virus to their houses. This would have been a blunder which has been cleverly avoided by not announcing it in advance. Got it?

  194. What is your agenda The Print please clear it.
    Don’t know what you are trying to say I will not blame the author because this blog is posted on your platform please take care of it don’t abuse democracy!

  195. One of the worst radical publishers of our country supported by large number of opposition parties money but nevertheless your intention here should be only to blame the PM not to misguide the people of country on the lockdown. Many people I can see suffering from this but guess there are any who don’t care even after this lockdown also . So I guess it is best way to keep country safe.

  196. Since so many have already expressed about the author’s biased opinion , I don’t want to add to them. But digging up 2002 riots clearly shows that he has not moved on in life. Worse than 2002 riots, 1984 riots was sponsored by party in power and nobody talks about them. This is due to magnanimity of the Sikhs who have decided to move on in life. No wonder, they are one of the progressive and prosperous community in our country. May be the author should draw his lessons from them. I wish he points out the glaring mistakes being made all the PMs

  197. plz prayer to each other wer Indian it is a difficult situation for us plz take care and live save follow government guide lines don’t spread rumour and don’t spread hate like Kapil mishra

  198. It shows narrow mind set of the person who has written this article. To call of him author will be insult to authors.

  199. Dear M, you may be a great intellectual but presently displaying your sick mind. In this hour of crisis, you are spending your time on such articles. Misplaced priorities.

  200. Don’t read this type of articles… Whoever the person you writing this article, show some common sense…. Instead of writing this type, write Italy and other nation how they struggling and what might be solution to eradicate Corona… Nonsense article

  201. U r totally stupid and in hindi bevkuf ho tumhe koi or kuch samajh nh aya to tumne apni nafrat aise jata di..doob maro reporter

  202. Piece of garbage this is.. when you a get a public platform to put your words, which you know would be read by lots of people, author should have refrained from demoralising people in these critical times..
    Well i stopped reading the article when it went to gujrat riots.. i was like wow!!! This is such crucial time for world and it matters to very existence of humankind and yet people here want to do politics
    I wish well for author’s mental health.. God bless us all !

  203. Piece of garbage this is.. when you a get a public platform to put your words, which you know would be read by lots of people, author should have refrained from demoralising people in these critical times..
    Well i stopped reading the article when it went to gujrat riots.. i was like wow!!! This is such crucial time for world and it matters to very existence of humankind and yet people here want to do politics 🙄
    I wish well for author’s mental health.. God bless us all !

  204. ABHIJIT IYER MITRA’s article shows he doesn’t learn from past mistakes, or doesn’t care to ! Pathetic article by an incompetent author, only eyeing to get his meat like a vulture. Shame on you Abhijit Mitra !!

  205. I think personals of the print should try to participate in election and handle this country in their own way.
    I think they can do better then ruling government
    WHO is mad who praise mr modi govt for measures taken against the covid 19.
    Analysis skill of your is at best you can join anything with anything like Death toll of italy is high becuase missmanagement of modi government’s foreign ministry laziness LoL.

  206. Very stupid article . Who written it have no basic knowledge about anything. I think you are running Islamic radicalism which has been proofed to be like cyanide poison for the whole mankind.

  207. Print looks like a broker of Congress party. Even Rahul Gandhi is speaking negative about government instead of helping government in such crises..His family is from Italy, he could have guided government about the mistakes made by Italy but cribbing like a baby.
    Even this article is no way related to present scenario. What Indian PM had done is commendable. He is trying to save Indian population……
    Not like 1984 when Sikhs were massacred by Rahul Gandhi dynasty and team…. All cases were made week during congress regime..
    By the way , what’s the financial gain Print is getting for such article. I bow my head with shame for writing such article.

  208. Past events past now today We are affected very seriously we don’t lose any body we want safety and security and health care so We are full support PM advice and following their instructions don’t mistake looks before what today want safety only

  209. It’s sooo easy comment on what somebody is not doing well and we are experts in that.. but your lengthy article is of no use

  210. I think this is the high time now…..i.e. Atleast every India should develop a sense which help them to recognise the human mind well & then right according ly. Their is one such study subject is their name is samudra gayan in our ancient time which is also know as study human mind…it is very tricky subject & not a cup of tea for everyone…I think every indian must master this subject so that NONSENSE THINGS CAN BE LOCKDOWN even before they get arises.I think Abhijit…????

  211. The levels of stupidity shown by the author just jumped from staggering to criminal. Can you please leave aside the stupid politics. We are talking about the date of India and probably the world here. This was the only possible step to take and it needed to be taken right away, not in a weeks time. That would be too late. I’m amazing by these people who will stop at nothing to further their agendas; even if crores of people die… small price to pay.

  212. Yeah .. so if we go by the same logic of mathematics that you used above to prove ( three instances to prove a pattern) … You have more than 4 comments that say you are stupid and this article is utter bs. Now when I started reading it , I was hoping to find some satire .. all I could find was bs…. So keep working on it may be one day you understand difference between satire and bs.

  213. Brother or Uncle whoever are you… Are you nuts ??? Haven’t you seen police hitting people with laathies to send them home… Indians doesn’t need a motivational speech they need to be scared to the core get things done…

    He did whatever has to be done… Did you want lockdown to occur before the speech so that no one could find anything like medicine or emergency ration.?

    You are not anti-Modi or BJP…. You are anti-logical.

    Let me tell you.. I’m Apolitical person and support what is good for the people.

    Don’t dare spamming my email…

  214. This is one of the worst article I have read so far. Mr. Abhijit, have you lost your mind? I think you infected with some mental virus.

  215. Today what serious about County india is 2nd biggest population of the world covid19 very dangerous please following PM instruction we don’t lose everything everyone we are supported and encouraged and following safety and security and health care

  216. No fan of anyone.Just suggest you check how Kerala is handling the situation.The Chief Minister.civil servants.police.health professionals.,civil supplies department.media.opposition parties and general public are working in a seamless fashion to effectively and efficiently take remedial steps with minimum pain.No sermon from the pulpit no politics.

  217. Mr. Iyer seems like your hatred for modi government has blinded you. I am not gonna say that the information you have put in this article is wrong or half naked because Indian politics isn’t my strong suit. But what I can tell you is, sometimes, when u can’t do shit, a person should embrace silence because in a moment like this, each Human needs motivation, something that this article slanders just to satisfy one’s hunger for fame, revenge or to show that “I keep an opinion different from the rest because I have to prove others that I am different”. Unlike the others, I am not here to hurl abuses at you. I am here to ask you to choose what do u want more? To give people information irrelevant to today’s scenario or to help people build confidence and console them in situations like these. At least let the pandemic be over with before you try bashing the political parties. Journalists might have right to information but they don’t have the right to kill people’s hope. Nobody does.

  218. श्री मान आप अपने विचार अपने पास रखिए, इस समय हमें सरकार का सहयोग करना है और अपने देश को बचाना हैं।

    • The author may have his own ideas but I m surprised he didn’t find a single positive point in PM’s address. In fact our PM is leading the country in this phase of a crisis like a true leader. We are fortunate to hv him as our PM. I don’t see any other leader in our country who can take such good and bold decision well in time. Under his leadership we will b able to defeat Corona. The author should hv given some constructive suggestions if at all he had. This is a war like situation — here, there’s no room for politics.

  219. I did read the article twice (I repeat – twice) to see a coherent case against Modi’s decision making style or substance or impact.
    Couldn’t find any.
    Typical word-salad.

  220. This guy is a professor of “nstitute of Peace and Conflict Studies” which tells volume. The Guys work in these institute are pathological hindu haters which drives them against Modi. I know couple of more professors and if you see the pattern of their view, you will understand. I am not at all fan of Modi but don’t believe in blaming someone every time. In this kind of situation you can’t make everyone happy. You have to take bold decisions. I believe modi is having that spine.

  221. This article has been written and published by people who are pimps getting money from vested interests to defame the country. I have a strong feeling that the NGO of this writer was banned and this frustration shows it. The so called journalist of The Print, The Wire, NDTV are all shame in the name of journalism. These people deserve to be arrested. Can these people dare the same in China. They are making mockery of Indian laws.

  222. No doubt our government has failed to prevent corona virus from entering India and we people of India has to face it now but at the same time we don’t need this kind of useless journalism. Write something that can be helpful in this time.

  223. Very Stupid .. which written without knowing seriousness of issue. When some hard & fast decision taken by all government authority then sometime curious surrounding happen. Abhijit, I think this post reflect hate with against our honourable prime minister nothing more than that . So that why round and round Gujarat riot case open in discussion.

    Shameful citizen which down morale of our citizen in this situation… Right now we need support our authorities and pray to outcome from this virus, situation not become like other countries I.e., Italy , Span, America, Iran et

  224. Very Stupid .. which written without knowing seriousness of issue. When some hard & fast decision taken by all government authority then sometime curious surrounding happen. Abhijit, I think this post reflect hate with against our honourable prime minister nothing more than that . So that why round and round Gujarat riot case open in discussion.

    Shameful citizen which down morale of our citizen in this situation… Right now we need support our authorities and pray to outcome from this virus, situation not become like other countries I.e., Italy , Span, America, Iran etc

    • very true.Thid man is happy in finding gaps rather than suggestions and motivating people.One should learn positive thinking.Shame

    • Well said. Brief and precise. This guy has two surnames like Swaminathan Anklesariya Iyer. So he seems s hybrid. Not wrong. But he has been Godhra ghazal for 18 years, ignoring that it got infested with swine flu and …. Noticed that like most Desh Drohi Jamaat, the clone of a fellow has a viper personality and venom is not confined to his fangs. It fills his body. He has stored up vitriol and vicious viscous newt sauce to munch with pork pakoda. Or, he may be a kin of Moin Shankar Idris. We shouldn’t waste our time on such gibberish. Yet at times we have to fathom their vices to know what their vixens cook for them.

    • Seems like a blind sense of New India and Nationalism is the New virus of India. Why is not the people questioning the fact that when world leaders and govs were isolating and locking down their countries, we were bromancing Trump to show the superiority of this regimes social relationship building skills.
      Modelay like always is duplicating his big brother Drump.. Look at where it’s got them. Today the US is the third largest behind China and Italy. Of cors not long and we’ll be there rite behind 😣

    • Supporting is a different thing but the way our PM is leading needs to be understood. Without going into the details of any issue and the consequences just shows lack of understanding and immature leadership. In a democracy before reaching to any conclusion and taking the final call discussion amongst the intellectuals is needed for good decision to get fruitful results. In all this aspects he seems to have failed. So called Bhakts are always there for rejoicing whether it is good or bad decision.

    • You are right brother
      In Gujarat riots, even our hounerable SC has given him clean chit.
      I advise this biased person to make your home in order and without using your brain simply stay at home.

    • Quite to the contrary, Prime Minister Modi’s pronouncements and action clearly reveal his propensity for outward show and showmanship rather than real substance and substantive action to back his thoughts and utterances. Time and again his administrative failings as the CEO of a populous country have been brought to the fore, given the various pertinent examples cited in the above referred article. It is abundantly clear PM Modi’s real aim here is to deflect from and obfuscate issues which are the pressing need of the hour and is paralyzing this country. A belated show of action instead of taking decisive, concerted and well directed steps earlier to meet the growing challenge posed by the Corona virus ( Covid-19), is apparent in this latest example. The need of the hour was to have aggressive testing done( like in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan etc) such as ; increase test facilities and test kits) and expand the testing coverage among the susceptible populace to really ascertain and confirm whether we as a nation are in Phase-3 ( community transmission) stage of progression of this outbreak or not. This coupled with improving the availability of patient beds in fully equipped hospitals/ ICU units and providing adequate number of fully equipped quarantine centres with health infrastructure facilities for the growing number of Covid-19 positive cases should have been the pressing concerns. Resorting to pep talk and exhorting the citizens to strictly follow lockdown procedures/ norms and maintain social distancing alone, is not going to help much in this prolonged battle against this formidable adversary. A real turn around like what was achieved in China can only be done with decisive action not mere words and exhortations. I hope our PM realizes this and changes his approach.

    • I wonder who has or have given him money to write this piece of crap with so much of hatred against the respected PM!

    • Andh bakth worry about Corona urself n ur family not Modi at this time u will have lots of time for politics and since u r working in BJP IT cell ur job is safe, think about all other citizens who will loose the jobs

  225. This guys has either swallowed by his hatred against BJP no matter what it is or he is getting paid well this spurious and nonsensical shit.

  226. What a piece of ahit this article is… First save ur united domdom from virus… Save ur old prince… This the print is totally against welfare of Indians… We Indians dont care… We will have the last laugh.

    • Such news agencies like the print publish almost all articles against welfare of India… These are puppets of foreign funded people…

  227. The real pattern in all of Modi’s decisions is; ‘he may very well reap the benefits, but India bears the liability.’

    He’ll do whatever it takes to stay in power!

    The panic buying actually began on Saturday, before the Janata Curfew. At first everyone thought that it was a voluntary curfew.. by Saturday everyone realised that it was compulsory. Most supermarket shelves were empty by evening.

    Going by that experience, he could have announced on Monday that lockdown would come in 3 days. But he couldn’t do that because the MP govt had to fall into his hands first. The Central Vista had to be sanctioned too, because it needs to be completed before the elections. For watsap forward material!

    15,000 crore for Corona Virus.. 20,000 crore for Central Vista.. that’s proof of the pattern!! Every decision made is for his benefit.

    • In 3 days virus could have spread like anything. It was already too late for lockdown.. this step should have been taken after 1st case was reported.. stop mixing politics into this. Stay home. Stay safe. Read good have good thoughts in your mind.

    • What do u know U r just a modi basher like the paper, I don’t want to argue with u, but want to say that u r not a person in ur senses, so I send u wishes to Get Well Soon

    • Well said! This idiot Abhijit claims to be a strategy expert and the first thing required in any strategy is with whom we are dealing (in a country like india a largely untegimented indian population) and which place are we in that is the country ‘india” and most important the inimical forces therein (a large part of
      India/modii/hindu hating muslims , Christians, the media and the opposition who to put down modi might even wish there are deaths due to cironavirus so that modii’s government suffers! Shame on this guy’s culturing posture!

  228. Dear author, you must be out of your mind. Developed nations are taking India’s advice to tackle COVID-19. Given our population,a forced lockdown, ‘military’ like as you said, is essential. Period.

    Please check out what’s happening in Italy – REGRET is the buzzword there.

    Shame on people like you who stick to your personal agenda in the name of reporting despite such difficult times for everyone. Money money money – cheap minds. God help you realise life is more than money!

    • Can you inform where you read developed nations are taking India’s advice?

      If fact we were so badly prepared and cocky, that we were getting upset that Chinese government were gratefully accepting Indian aid and equipment to fight coronavirus. Now that the virus has been imported, where is our preparation? Why every Indian has not been provided with masks. Doctors and healthcare workers with protective gear?

      Even now we are flopping around in confusion.

    • Seems like a blind sense of New India and Nationalism is the New virus of India. Why is not the people questioning the fact that when world leaders and govs were isolating and locking down their countries, we were bromancing Trump to show the superiority of this regimes social relationship building skills.
      Modelay like always is duplicating his big brother Drump.. Look at where it’s got them. Today the US is the third largest behind China and Italy. Of cors not long and we’ll be there rite behind 😣

  229. Why our govt did not bother to test compulsarily all fliers from international travel, isolation for positive cases and quarantine for negative cases, banning flights from wuhan including china and other covid 19 countries. The response of the govt was lacking now with no adequate testing just doing lockdown after lockdown is only helping chinese. Yes mr Modi ought to control optics of Yogi Adityanath making mockery of lockdown in UP.

      • Stupid article And the writer . our pm requested for the well being of our people by not spreading the infection further . It may be a breaking news for u idiot if the condition worstest like ittaly , spain like countries . We the people ,state govts will support his initiative Bcoz we r not utter fool like u.. Publisher should take care of these types of writers

    • Testing won’t help becoz without symptoms u vl have negative results since there is a time duration where u need to do it

    • How exactly is this a good article? At the time when whole world is fu**Ed with virus situation, and when Indian government is taking such drastic measures to save it’s citizens, it talks about Riots and what not. It’s not time for that, it’s not time to talk secular or democracy, it’s time to time on full force against the virus pandemic and save citizens.

    • Hey faryh,
      ‘modi ne teri phadi hai kya’
      I think people can be anti modi by ideology and politically.
      But how can be anyone be anti health for own sake.

  230. Ignore the stupid bhakths, most of whom likely didn’t even read the article, before abusing the author. Not that they would understand anything anyway.

    It is fairly obvious that Mr. PM has mismanaged this disaster, like he has mismanaged everything else until now. To be fair, he didn’t create this disaster, unlike the previous disasters like demonetization. Oh yeah, by the way, where are the bhakths who said demonetization will be painful in “short term” and beneficial in “long term”? How long is this long term? Never mind.

    About 2 months ago, when the number of cases was rising by thousands daily in China, South Korea and other countries, what was Mr. PM doing? Oh, he was busy hosting Mr. “Dolan” Trump at mota bhai’s son’s stadium. It was fairly obvious that given China’s connections with the entire world, it was a matter of time before the virus would be in India, directly or indirectly. Rather than shutting down all international airports (and land/sea routes) right then, and waiting until the situation cleared in the rest of the world, we allowed more and more morons to come back with the virus from US, UK, Dubai, Italy, and other places.

    Was Mr. PM not aware of the stupidity of the average Indian, especially the so-called educated Indians? Given that his party won 303 seats in the elections last year, there was no reason why he wouldn’t be aware of this. What’s the first thing an educated Indian stupid does after returning from abroad? Of course, show off to as many people as possible that you have just returned from abroad. But of course, Mr. PM wouldn’t dare to cancel the visa of Mr. “Dolan” Trump, because that’s bad for PR, which is of course, his first priority. Secondly, that would be bad for GST collection business. Although shutting down international travel at the time would have allowed other businesses to continue relatively unscathed. The overall GST collection would have taken a much smaller hit than what it has done since then, and will continue to do from here on. Thus, this was a monumental blunder even from the Government’s own perspective.

    Anyway, eventually the PM “addressed the nation” and the Janata Curfew turned out surprisingly well, except for the “Thaali Bajao Ghanti Bajao” gimmick, which made India the laughing stock of the whole world, if it wasn’t already so. Again, was Mr. PM not aware that India has the highest number of selfie morons in the world, and thus, couldn’t he anticipate exactly how this would turn out? Given his own obsession with being in the limelight, that is rather hard to believe.

    Then he addressed the nation again 5 days later, congratulating people for making the Janata Curfew a grand success!? As usual, making no mention of the stupid scenes that it led to. He talked about Lakshman Rekha and all sorts of things to make people stay at home, but didn’t make any mention at all of whether essential services would be available, how he would ensure they would be available, and whether you would be considered a “traitor” who took the country back by 21 years if you crossed the Lakshman Rekha to buy medicines or food. That explanation came later on *Twitter* , that too, without any clarity. Naturally, more people have access to TV than Twitter, and they weren’t exactly waiting for the PM’s tweet, so it led to the panic buying in groups, which will probably lead to some more people getting infected and also indirectly putting some people’s life at risk by not being able to obtain the food and medicine supplies.

    • Exactly Bhakth hugely cover social media to depend their god father….they never think the illiterate dumb PM ruined india and it’s strong GDP by communal riots and his construction of statues

    • You are another stupid!!! West is following India on how we are addressing Covid through measures, ghanti bajao at all. Read the news. US followed the footsteps and did the same . Gimmick !! My foot. It was done to praise the Covid warriors, boost morale of everyone, create those postive vibrations.

    • You are another stupid I must say. West is following India on how we are addressing Covid through measures, ghanti bajao at all. Read the news. US followed the footsteps and did the same . Gimmick, My foot. It was done to praise the Covid warriors, boost morale of everyone, create those postive vibrations.

    • He is yet to tell people that double riding on bikes violates the physical distancing advice. As a doctor involved in travelling to hospital and back everyday I see vagabonds sitting in large groups , doubleriding and enjoying a good gossip in close proximity. I thought this directive whout a lockdown should have come before the festival of Holi for obvious reasons. The thali, ghanti and tali was so obviously weird and unscientific.

    • Stay Home Dear and try to calm down yourself. Such a hatred will end your life on your own. The Print is biased media and we all know this.
      I think you have not listen to PM properly, he said essential items will be supplied daily, no need to panic. Also you might have not seen news of Govt to supply 2 month ration to 90 cr people. Also you must have not seen news of all big retailers who are saying that we are open all lockdown days. Why do you need PM to educate you all the time. Why cant you fond this on your own and as a citizen educate your neighborhood.
      This are very simple things Citizens can do, I don’t see it as PM responsibility but ours.

    • Ok so you are saying that those who came back home from foreign nations ,the government must not have allowed them to enter the country and to their family members .This is a clear hippocracy .Suppose you ever go to any foreign state and suddenly felt an urge to return to India and but unfortunately you were not allowed how would you feel .Of course you would fell that your mother nation is not supporting you during hard times .So please don’t post these kind of shits .Other countries have also locked down their citizens are not getting so much irritated why are we?

    • Ok so you are saying that those who came back home from foreign nations ,the government must not have allowed them to enter the country and to their family members .This is a clear hippocracy .Suppose you ever go to any foreign state and suddenly felt an urge to return to India and but unfortunately you were not allowed how would you feel .Of course you would fell that your mother nation is not supporting you during hard times .So please don’t post these kind of shits .Other countries have also locked down their citizens are not getting so much irritated why are we?

  231. Here are my views largely in support of Abhijit:

    I will start by agreeing that lock down is probably necessary given that we don’t have good alternative choice. My problem is with implementation.

    – Given that we are not yet in a crisis mode of outbreak (I am saying it with regard to loss of life from COVID-19), Modi could have given at least a week time for people to go back to places where they would like to stay for the period. It would have also given opportunity for people to stock up on medicines and any other food items they can and people with critical health issues to identify alternative plans.

    – A window of 7 days would have given relevant authorities to find the “essential services” personnel and give them some sort of ID which would have helped police. The videos showing police beating up people are so painful to watch and a great embarrassment to our culture, society and country. Until a week ago we are complaining about chinese authoritarian ways of control of outbreak. Even though its not exactly same, I hope you understand my point.

    – Let’s say, Modi knows more information that made him announce immediate lockdown. Even then, Modi could have explicitly stated what essential services would remain open and how exactly people would have access to them during the speech to avoid panic buying and congregation of crowds at stores which has entirely defeated the very purpose of lock down. How hard is that?

    I think that the way this lock down was announced and got implemented will cause more harm than good. Good thing is that unlike demonetization, state authorities and local administrators have some control over the process and where ever they are good, it will be less painful to the people. I will be happy if I am proven wrong by the end of lock down.

    As Abhijit stated, there is a pattern here that is hard to miss, which is surprise everyone with the decisions without thinking through the consequences. I will be honest here, when demonetization was announced, I jumped in joy for such a brave decision. When reality set in, we have seen flip-flop in rules, change of goal posts everyday and how rich people still managed to access new cash while poor suffered. Even then, I thought that it was a honest idea that got failed in execution. But more such decisions followed. Abrogation of article 370 is recent examples where government didn’t seem to have a clue about a follow up plan. I agree with Abhijit that we have seen enough to realize that there is a pattern.

    Sad thing is that until a couple of months ago, I have commented elsewhere that because of lack of good alternate choice, Modi is our best bet. I have to re-evaluate that now. I will wait until lock down is over to make sure that my fears are true with regard to this decision. Good luck to everyone.

    PS: Before trashing Abhijit, please follow his social media profiles to understand where he stands on issues. If you do it, you won’t label him clueless or Modi hater.

    • Yes, India is preparing for world cup event. So they should be given time to stock up things at home at the cost of getting infected. They should be allowed to travel to places of their choice so that they will come in contacts with millions.
      After one week of time people must settle down at their respective homes making that a graveyard as all would have been infected by then and no one would be there to help them. Lock down for three weeks? Dear friend, you are suggesting a permanent lock down post that.
      You seem to be out of your mind.

      No wonder the author is finding problems to all solutions and many people like you are doing the same.

    • In week time ,can you imagine what could be happened if this epidemic spread as Itali and Spain .. what was the guarantee all these peoples those are on the road may settle down with in week time .??? Even I think if government will take desicion as per the convenience of the people properly we all on great and today you may not able to give your advice so pls keep quiet and shut your mouth. Just do one think if you really bother the poor guys support them in your society or in near by to you… pls help in this situations..it my humble request…

    • In week time ,can you imagine what could be happened if this epidemic spread as Itali and Spain .. what was the guarantee all these peoples those are on the road may settle down with in week time .??? Even I think if government will take desicion as per the convenience of the people properly we all on great and today you may not able to give your advice so pls keep quiet and shut your mouth. Just do one think if you really bother the poor guys support them in your society or in near by to you… pls help in this situations..it my humble request…

    • – allowing people time to evacuate places will result in panic commute and increase the chances of spread as people will flock in tremendous numbers to the public transport areas. If you see the lockdown measures it is always with immediate effect.

      – I agree maybe a mention of vital services being open would have calmed the paranoia of people.

      – Stringent lockdown was necessary cause obedient public like ours (*SARCASM) were making a joke of the the initial curfew.

      – One must understand lack of testing kits is present throught the world and testing as well is not a 100% sure shot solution as people might not show symptoms initially if the condition is not developed.

      – Plus there is mygov.in where you can share your valuable comments and suggestions to the government and help them in such situations rather than write meaningless article which will gain views not on intellectual grounds but on the grounds of political difference.

      My suggestion is that in these tough times when the entire nation is in danger don’t be a punk and rebel against the govt if you don’t like them. Once the virus diminishes you’ll have plenty of time to do that. Spread positivity and help wherever necessary as one nation. If you don’t like something try to contribute productively and that can motivate others as well. Not by writing such derogatory article about your PM. Jai Hind

      • Thank you for thoughtful reply.

        My case primarily rests on the fact that india is not there yet to cause such a pain to public. Even among the few tested, positive cases are low. Mortality is also low which is an indication that we are not missing cases.

        Lockdown is necessary but the way it is implemented has defeated its purpose in minutes.

        Probably this is not the time to be negative, my disappointment with modi whom I believed to be game changer for India has come out like this.

        With this I rest my case.

        Also, hopefully i didn’t sound like punk or rebel.

    • Stay Home Dear and try to calm down yourself. Such a hatred will end your life on your own. The Print is biased media and we all know this.
      I think you have not listen to PM properly, he said essential items will be supplied daily, no need to panic. Also you might have not seen news of Govt to supply 2 month ration to 90 cr people. Also you must have not seen news of all big retailers who are saying that we are open all lockdown days. Why do you need PM to educate you all the time. Why cant you fond this on your own and as a citizen educate your neighborhood.
      This are very simple things Citizens can do, I don’t see it as PM responsibility but ours.

    • I was scrolling through comments to understand what exactly the author is trying to say. As all I can see is giant leaps.
      Seeing your long comment I thought that maybe here I may get a different perspective.
      But sadly I don’t.
      I understand that this may not have been most ideal or a win-win solution. But if you really think about it, its only solution we got. If anything I think lockdown came a little late.
      Now giving a week or 2 is simply preposterous, as it would mean exponential growth in corona infection.
      And when Modi asked everyone to not play holi, that should have been the indication that a lockdown was emminent.
      And also its better that the decision came as it does for stocking up supplies is the last thing we need to do(and Modi said it explicitly for a reason).

      • My last post/reply:

        First, please see my reply to Gaurav above.

        Common theme from replies is that giving a week time would be more dangerous. I see the point, but even without we already saw mass movement of people in crowded trains/grocery stores etc during janata curfew and after announcement of lock down. Even now, I see people “walking” to their villages or waiting at food donation places “in groups”. My fear is damage is already done.

        Even if there was a need for immediate lock down, it would have been communicated better. People cant think straight in panic. That explains the congregation of people at stores after the announcement of lock down. All I am saying is that it should have been guessed and addressed clearly during the speech rather than providing details afterwards.

        Another assumption is that essential services are accessed without any problem. I hope that situation is such for everyone and remains same for next ~20 days.

        Probably I should have restricted criticism of Modi at the moment and ideally focused on what I see as negatives of the current decision.

        As I stated in my original post, I will be happy to be proven wrong and am open to reconsider my thoughts. What I wrote is essentially what I fee right now.

        Lastly, please spend some time on various articles/videos/tweets of Abhijit before commenting. You won’t call him as anti-national, left-liberal or Modi-hater.

        Thank you for those who has posted a thoughtful counter argument.

    • Seems this Idiot writer want to see India struggling. also appers he has no knowledge about India. God pls help India drom sich virus as well…

  232. Looks like Abhijit Iyer-Mitra is spewing hate is seeking retribution for some personal injury. Or is applying for gainful employment at the print.in In either case the article comes across as hollow and shallow, vindictive personal attack on our PM.

    • Yes. Speech may be lacking in certain aspects. But overall it is like true leader’s words. Instead of finding fault v shud give constructive suggestions . Modi ji has certainly taken a daring decision of lockdown which even Mr Truml is not able to do

    • The writer of this article seems to be a staunch Anti Modi person…..in this moment of crisis neither Nehru nor Churchhill would have helped…..Shri Modi ji is a leader who leads from front….unlike his Congress predecessors.
      I’m 100% sure had Congress being ruling the nation at this stage…..there would have been multiple SCAMS in managing the situation….
      If you can’t appreciate…..don’t criticize

  233. When one cannot find anything wrong with what Modi is doing, go back to Godhra.
    Well done! You certainly have learnt your lessons well.

  234. I have never been a modi fan not a bjp supporter.. but the steps that are being taken by him and his direct interaction with the people is really commendable at this humanitarian situation. He and every media channel, ads are telling repeatedly that essentials will be available.. no need to panic buy.. I have many liberal inclined friends but never have I seen such a biased post and low mentality from any of them. This looks a little fishy where efforts are being put to divert attention from the main issue to other sensitive topics because right now modi is winning the nation’s hearts by his efforts. But ppl who have hated him do not like this and are trying to divert the attention from the current crisis and incite hate in others against him.

    • The corona virus is not about Modi please. Its about people of India…not how this is an opportunity for modi to win hearts..

      We have goofed up badly in importing this virus..we don’t have masks protective gear for healthcare workers

      People are stranded here and there..without opportunity to get back home..all quite unnecessary.

  235. The author is known for sleeping with dogs and cats. Better he does that than write such nonsense. Looks like payment from Congress has come. Instead of being constructive these useless idiots find faults in everything.

  236. Bevakoof hai ye patrakar, isko pakistan ka PM bana do. Iss gambhir paristihi me bhi kichad uchal raha hai. Gambhirta to iske paas nahi hai.

    Bhai apni soch apne paas rakho…. gandagi mat failao….

  237. Hats off Abhijit. Appreciate your point of view. It’s true, things could have been better planned, coordinated and executed. Who stopped Mr PM from arranging compulsory 14 day quarantine for all those coming to India during Feb itself?. Tested positive could go to hospital from there! .

  238. Congratulations Abhijit, for standing up for truth. In the time when all the RSS stooge medias are praising Modi(the only prime minister in the world with a Fake Degree Certificate but mastered as a merchant of death, got re-elected by fools who believed him when he bombed a deserted place in Pak and claimed to kill 200 terrorists, even though he gifted a 45 year old unemployment rate ) to get all the toilet advertisement money.

    • You are another stupid I must say. West is following India on how we are addressing Covid through measures, ghanti bajao at all. Read the news. US followed the footsteps and did the same . Gimmick, My foot. It was done to praise the Covid warriors, boost morale of everyone, create those postive vibrations.

    • Only you and writer of the topic believe in this theory. When somebody has a mindset for criticising PM , will find fault in every thing whatever PM talks or does.

    • Have you gone mad! U think balakot air strikes were fake?you are questioning the calibre of the army and supporting the statement by pakistan.
      Completely bias and non sensible article

  239. क्या कहिये ऐसे लोगों को जिनकी फ़ितरत छुपी रहे, नक़ली चेहरा सामने आये, असली सूरत छिपी रहे!!!!

    इनकी तो न सूरत है, न सीरत!!!

  240. It’s time to fight against Corona Covid-19 and follaw Social Distance to over come the grafe rate of positive cases, as INDIA cannot afford the medical equipment and medicine, doctors, staff nurse etc and on other side to overcome the financial crises , to save the life of every citizen of India, provide food to poor people, supply of groceries all over the country, which is implemented by the state and central government step by step.

    Its time to unite together and save the country.

    Just don’t step on the road without any reason.

    Jai Hind,
    Jai karnataka.

  241. Wow , when did the MURDERER Churchill become a hero ? He gave a great speech to KILL people and you compare that with prime minister s speech ! SHAME on the person who wrote this article

  242. Please write about how to help those who can’t help themselves in this lockdown ! Be supportive we all have to fight together else you would see total collapse and disaster in india leading to many many deaths , crime !
    This is not a time for blaming but solving problems ! I ask rich to help poor !
    Stop touching face , wash hand , maintain distance donate money for food to Poor’s

  243. Please SG I had a great regard for your journalism in the past,Now I really see the moral impartial reporing from your portal instead of focusing on current crisis this 3rd rate author is harping on past incidents

  244. Isn’t he the same guy who was jailed in Odisha I think. The thought of confinement has driven the writer nuts — as also The Print — for wasting reader’s time with this nonsense.

    Dear author:
    bury your head in your filthy a*se to save yourself from the China virus.

  245. Leave aside speech, preparedness was nil. When news were flooding from China, Modi and others were busy with Namaste Trump event collecting crowd, followed by riots. Now folks with family and children are stopped and beaten without even checking with person. As for as social distancing CM UP and group around him that all animals are equal but some are more equal than others. Truth is always bitter whether mistake committed by Modi or Rajiv, Indira.

  246. You got a virus called Nonsense … Don’t ever try to write about anybody with that sense ….

    May God help you understand the situation.

    The Print … Feeds all kind of people … Some of them are like Viruses .. they never try to make something better …

  247. Man you are bipolar. Get treatment. Days spent in jail has made you mentally ill. I am glad I never followed you on twitter. Btw, what’s your rate?

  248. Modi is very very intelligent what he did is excellent regarding lock down for 3 weeks,no comparison with any politician,modi is actually care taker of the country and people,author looking like immature.

    • I don’t understand the situation ur thinking is like our PM , but I can’t run country with mono thinking , he failed to handle Covid19
      This miss management continued
      Our economy goes hell

  249. People like Abhijit Iyer Mitra would never understand what a crisis is and what is pandemic. If you have a solution to this disease, please suggest. Probably now speaking like this and having pathetic mindset like this, you want to be in limelight and become a celebrity journalist. I wish you were in China would have said something like this and you would have witness the consequences. Be it any insensitive, indiscipline, downmarket irresponsible comments like what Mr Abhijit Iyer Mitra has written above, we Indians stand together. No matter what we stand with PM Modi and all healthcare professionals. We have strong mindset and determined to defeat COVID19. I still wish Mr Abhijit Iyer Mitra that you should not get infected by corona virus. But can’t help if someone’s mind is infected by corona virus. Hope you survive with this mindset. Good luck!!

    • Did you get any details from the PM’s speech about how the lockdown will be implemented- whether there are any benefits or rations for different sections of society and how to avail them; what role would govt. employees and law enforcement would be playing in this? That’s what this article is about. It’s about what he did and didn’t say in his speech.
      Nobody is attacking your dear supreme leader. They’re just deconstructing his speech.

      • No one in the world has any solution. Social distancing is what is the cure now. What is there to criticise now when whole country is under threat. Every politician, journalists are supporting this move. What is better? To create havoc and allow everybody to roam on road freely,and be responsible for many more lives? People in Italy,US are literally crying and begging from rest of the world to stay at home, this is the only cure right now. When you don’t have solution please don’t demoralize others. No one is bhakt or support. We have to support each other so that more lives and can be saved. And from where this comparison arises Nehru-Modi, Gujarat riot, Delhi riot etc. Is this the time to talk about all these things. I don’t understand why don’t you people let state govt and central government do their work. Why can’t you atleast boost their moral who are continuously on the field to combat COVID19. I am sure who will get many more opportunities to criticise every move of government, if you and your family combat this Pandemic COVID19. Let is defeat this current situation or in no time India will will be next Italy or Spain or New York. Please don’t be so insensitive. It is responsibility of every individual not alone govt. Government are taking many measurres you just have to be at home.

  250. Where do you live, Abhijeet? No idea of ground reality, shooting your mouth off like a sten gun. You better keep quite.
    Dear Editorji,
    This guy deserves every penny of his salary. Paach Rupaiyya Bara Anna. Please pay Abhijeet and dump him in the nearest garbage can. How about publishing the dumping video here after. I might even consider subscribing to your paper.
    Thanks

  251. We have more dangerous viruses like this, who are useless, and no good to society. They look for opportunity to blame and pin point others. Useless creatures

  252. Mr. Editor you have any other solution for corona virus?? Your article shows clearly you’re a pro congress media, see our nation struggling with this virus and you’re trying to say our PM is doing wrong, just think if your dear or near one struggle with this virus then you will knew how this issue was serious,
    Shame on you, we know how our PM is we’re very lucky to have PM like him

  253. Please remember Modi is not God, nor did he ever claim himself to be. Yes, everybody makes mistakes. Not that his current handling is a mistake in any way. But he is an honest trier and that is all that all Indians really care about rather than Pappu, Pappi, Mummy.

  254. Only one thing is clear that…we want to see Corona viruse free country. Everyone’s life is more crucial than anything

  255. Looks like for some people the only agenda is to show Modi as the villian and a failure. We can’t do much for people with such a mindset.
    Instead of supporting the action of the government people always want to project things in thier own whimsical and twisted way.
    As far I can see we are in grave danger if drastic measures are not imposed in India.
    Some people simply want to defy rules and instructions of the Government and oppose. Now even if a few hundred such careless citizens venture out freely they infect hundreds of thousands in no time and the situation can turn from chaotic to hopeless in no time which can sends us back two decades economically. Already the whole world is crumbling under the heavy damage this pandemic is causing. Even the most advanced and sophisticated countries are paying a heavy price for a slight negligence.

    A great effort to malign the effort of a visionary leader and earn a few brownie points from the opposition.
    Looking at the credentials of the author looks the interest is only in conflicts rather than peace
    People are wiser and understand the importance of these steps and will fully support.

    If there is enough wisdom and experience then can the wise author and the team suggest how this can be handled instead of just trying to malign somebody’s image…

  256. The print, Ndtv so on self proclaimed liberal media always write and show shit content. But now their level has gone in gutter. The guy who wrote this article even has some idea about the seriousness of the situation? Instead of venting anger against Modi, he could have written better article creating awareness among people. But again we can’t expect this from low level shit media.

  257. Only a deaf and dumb person can write this kind of shit. Sorry wasted time reading it.

    Listen why don’t you take up some other types of creative writing like content writing etc. There are good prospects and they pay you well.

  258. This is a bias stupid post.less about epidemic situation more about slandering Indian Govt. I hate this journalist.Indians are strong and educated more than this idiot writer.

  259. I don’t know why such print media is still busy in criticising the person who is much much aware i.e. Modi ji…In this pandemic situation if such writers should do is to aware people about the deadly disease…..We strongly believe our prime minister that he has a great vision and management. W.H.O also reported in one of their report that India is capable of fighting with such situations and this time this will be under great supervision and manager. I will not curse u of having any viral attack on u but will pray God that in the nation of great writers from ancient time atleast He give u an understanding of making differences of right and wrong..Hope u will be regretrd of ur article.

  260. Please keep the ideology at bay now if you want to fight, fight with the corona not with the constraint of the government policy further no body is full proof if you have better suggestion you can float it for the betterment of people.

  261. I understand your view, that the PANIC BUYING by Modi’s speech created a situation where people gathered out and may have done more harm in spreading the virus far more in hours that now they would have isolated by remaining calm. The Bhakts, here in comments do not carry the brain organ so the processor isnt there for analytics. Excuse them.

    • And then he’s beeing joined by other people who share his hated in the comment section.
      Anybody who doesn’t conform to their ideology is a Sanghi. Great. Good luck.

    • A hatred filled article and then the author is beeing joined by other people who share his hated in the comment section.
      Anybody who doesn’t conform to your ideology, your beliefs, is a Sanghi. Great.

  262. I pray to God for the author’s recovery from such illness which him to write such irrational story to spoil the reader’s time.

  263. Wah Bhai wah. Here is the author splitting hairs over how the lockdown should have been announced and suddenly Gujarat riots of 2002 pop up… I think these presstitutes can’t find anything else to hang on our PM so they fall back to 2002 all the time…
    The operational guidelines for the lockdown were released concurrently even as PM was speaking to us. It was available on the web even before the speech ended. PM Modi gave an assurance regarding arrangements for essential services. Most of the states were.supposed to be in partial lockdown with all shops and establishments closing by 7 pm even from 23rd. Brainless amoungst us rush to the grocery store as soon as the announcement is made not unlike when demon was announced..
    But it is worth while to note that if u crowd up now, these presstitutes will have a lot more deaths to report than demonetization..
    As usual the print and author have shown that their pens.are.sold….

  264. I pray to God for the author’s recovery from such illness which compels him to write such irrational story to spoil the reader’s time.

  265. I don’t know why such print media is still busy in criticising the person who is much much aware i.e. Modi ji…In this pandemic situation if such writers should do is to aware people about the deadly disease…..We strongly believe our prime minister that he has a great vision and management. W.H.O also reported in one of their report that India is capable of fighting with such situations and this time this will be under great supervision and manager. I will not curse u of having any viral attack on u but will pray God that in the nation of great writers from ancient time atleast He give u an understanding of making differences of right and wrong..Hope u will be regretrd of ur article.

  266. Another way of work from home with high income. Ghost writer and Ghost why can’t you take 21days leave or have vacation at Nice places like Italy, Spain, China, etc.

  267. What I have understood about Modi’s style of functioning is that he carefully avoids indulging in arguments with people who have preset positions. The recent case is of CAA. So far nobody could change the views of anti-CAA protesters even after explaining them the truth. Assurances given by government have not helped. On old case of Gujarat’s 2002 Hindu Muslim riots. Those who had believed that Modi was guilty, they continue to believe the same irrespective of the argument you put forward and cite court judgements. Modi’s ignoring the press and now media is due to this reason. Most people interpret events to suit their agenda and turn arguments upside down if it suits the agenda. The prominent reason why librandus have extreme of extreme hatred for Modi is that Modi doesn’t want to even kick librandus. Modi has perfected the style of completely ignoring his enemies until they commit major mistake noticed by people. The author has wrongly concluded as so many librandus had. As long as Modi stands on the side of truth, people would support him. As long as Modi starts with good intentions, finding faults with adopted procedures are inconsequential as nobody can start with strategies that emerge after the game is over. The perfect example of this is – stereotyping the intraday-trading strategies based on trade events that have already happened i.e. Librandus do technical analysis of political events affected by actions taken by Modi..

    • Perfect observation! not only for Modi but I have seen this widely in many of his minister’s style of function (Hoping this can be with all ministers). The way EAM Jaishankar handled Art 370 and CAA recently, you will notice this. This is very pragmatic approach to move forward in best possible way.

  268. What a degradation of ideas and more so the attitude. When the general public at large did not get the full import or seriosness of the scale of devastation that the pandemic can bring for a highly and densely populated country like India, inspite of the bugle blown outthrough Janatha Curfew, he had no other option to bring the aspect or fear of the fundamental existence..to live. Wars are man made, so your comparison to the military leadership world war defies logic. It is natural, silent but fast spreading catastrophe. This could not have done any better. Keep your dirty politics out of fundamental living of human beings. The article only reflects ignorance, arrogance and intolerance to anything done by the current administrative establishment. Jai Hind.

  269. “Coronavirus in India: Social distancing can reduce India’s cases by up to 62%, says ICMR study”. The article is available online.
    The writer is cynical and ardent hater of present govt. If you disagree with a plan you must suggest a better plan and the writer is null and void at this point. So being logical this article is just a write up to get month’s salary and to show that he is atleast scribbling something.

    • In the fear and panic, we will be standing last in the row of nations by the end of this. Each century or at times between 500 years/ half a millenium the World Order changes. Hear me out SK, for sake of India. Rome’s power ended with the Black Plague it ruled for 800 years. Its economy crashed that was un recoverable. A NWO was created and Britain took the mantle. Then Britain ruled the world for next 500 off years until WW2 occured and it broke their back relegating them to history as a small Island. But this gave the USA the chance to take over, unaffected by the WW2, to take the lead, since then no one has been able to overtake it. To get to the Superpower region, one has to take a call when the opportunity presents, use it to the best capacity and balance and own the “Crown”. Corona “Crown” is the NWO that is set to occur. Europe is in a total mess, America is in Lockdown, China has taken a large blow and we dont know if their numbers are correct. INDIA should have NOT followed Europe. It was the Decisive Moment. We had/have a lot on our side. The lowest cases, and more importantly the lowest casualties. What India could have done is taken the alternative route. Think like you’re in a race and marathon. People all are at same speed and you find something happened they are all sitting and lying down in front as you reach em. YOU, run harder and faster not STOP to ask them “Whats up?”. The Alternative had the chance of 500 years we just passed of yesterday. We got scared and stopped with them. What we should have done is:
      1. Quarantining Anyone with Symptom of Flu and Cold, from going out of homes until cured. To be checked by a Medical practitioner.
      2. Mandatory Requirement of Testing for COVID19 at the Clinic at time of clearance.
      3. Large Public Messaging for the people in danger, to practice highest level of isolation possible, wearing mask and gloves in public, refrain from dense areas, santizing anything they receive and keep social distancing with others.
      4. People to practice hygiene and sanitation process at all stages, and places. Such as restaurants, cinemas, malls, markets.
      5. Letting the herd immunity take over in few months to one year.
      6. No lock downs necessary, business as usual.
      7. Working on doing actual public work and expanding healthcare facilities in the meanwhile with a worldclass healthcare policy to support those needing help.
      8. Focused care on screening, testing and securing borders from infected people (as now) from outside of India.
      COVID is here to stay, its a Virus that has become part of humans just as the billions of other Virus you and I carry to which we have immunity to. COVID is only dangerous not even lethal to a small segment. Our job was to secure that small segment, and rest of us should have gone to work, harder and faster than before.

      Sure some of you may have a preset idea and most are just eating out news, but we must ready news and numbers in context. EUROPE’s danger segment, was unaware as they intermixed carelessly. They are paying. Most young people with normal immune system ‘dont even know you get this virus’. So should we lock down all? or we work out strategy in advance to secure people in danger segment? India always wanted to take this mantle, and thats why most of us voted for NAMO. Maybe this is what India wants and I am fine! But this was your only chance to do something different. However, you know who is taking this chance? Donald Trump, against the whole world’s direction. Opening America for business on 12th April. Hold on to that USD as world currencies crash.. it’ll be worth in Gold. In last 15 days, USD has gone from Rs. 72 to 77. By 31st March expect 79-80. And if Modi keeps India locked down, it’ll go to 1 USD = Rs. 90+. But when markets open, the crash will start the burn… and I really hope the INR doesnt turn into a piece of tissue paper.

  270. What a degradation of ideas and more so the attitude. When the general public at large did not get the full import or seriosness of the scale of devastation that the pandemic can bring for a highly and densely populated country like India, inspite of the bugle through Janatha Curfew, he had no other option to bring the aspect or fear of the fundamental existence..to live. Wars are man made, so your comparison to the military leadership world war defies logic. It is natural, silent but fast spreading catastrophe. This could not have done any better. Keep your dirty politics out of fundamental living of human beings. The article only reflects ignorance, arrogance and intolerance to anything done by the current administrative establishment. Jai Hind.

    • I don’t understand why only compare to Italy why not other countries which have handled the cornavirus very efficiently… You mean to say we are also fool like Italy

  271. Insane author. Such a depressing thoughts. I feel these kind of articles brings down the morale further down. By the way, I am not a Modi bakth or BJP voter .

    I am indian citizen who worries about my country and my fellow friends, family and every citizen. I am seeing Modi as prime minister of this nation than a BJP leader and his care for people of this country

  272. Such an idiotic post. This is not the right time for this kind of act. Just do what best you can. If you have reported tag, go out and look out for needy daily wage people and help them.

    Once this covid-19 is out and we will be back to normal routine, I would suggest you to be president of any Residential Society and try to manage only 100 or less family. Then you will know what is the situation in India 1.3 billion people.

  273. P M Modi ji is on the right way. There is no comparison between Modiji and Nehru ji. .This P M is spiritual intelligent person and we as a country are luck to have him as P M.
    Being at home for 21 days is best happening as the Doctors and the think tanks can prepare themselves for coming days.
    90 % people love their country INDIA they are with the P M .Everything will be set right that is for sure. Even industrialists will help Mr Modi .THINK POSITIVE AND THINGS WILL HAPPEN POSITIVE….as the saying hope for the best …….THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE WILL HELP INDIA…..ASHWANI

  274. Some mental retard has written this piece to waste precious time of readers and carry out his propaganda of Modi hate.Though ,no sane person in his acumman and logic will hate anyone to such low level cheapness.But,when are paid to create filth out of your own.You become experts.You do not know how to tackle serious issues like COVID 19 but in process of trail for your intellect you expose your stupidity.You insult common indian by using derogatory words.The writer is a fool of first grade.

  275. This is the most base less news I read in recent time. And how can this fellow said that this decision is wrong when WHO itself suggesting for quarantine. And all countries are doing it. It’s clear that you have clear agenda to oppose everything.
    And if you are so learnt why have you not suggested measures which can be followed in countries like India.
    And when America, Italy is not able contain it what you will suggest for India.
    Surely you have developed medicine for covid then sent it now because, India is not able to develop yet, and it lack learnt people like you who just negate everything but don’t suggest solutions.
    In India all others methods will not be effective as neither it has developed medicine for covid or has resources to fight and.
    Best method is home quarantine, yes it will have many problems but will certainly save indian lives

  276. The comment posted are preposterous….the author seems to be naive no understanding of any situation. I pity the misunderstanding and ignorance of the author. The logic is not missing but it is actaully absent.

  277. Absolutely disagree with the author here. The PM spoke articulately, factually and compassionately in both the speeches regarding the virus.
    The panic buying warning was given both times, even in writing. The public cannot be spoon fed all the time (in this case though it still was) it’s our responsibility along with the head of state.

  278. Good decisions should be admired. Even if you are an anti-BJP entity, you should not choose a wrong path to belittle your enemy.

  279. Very Poor thoughts of the Author to stay on propoganda against Modi at the time of crises like this also
    We know they hate him but please dont show it now
    Let Modi work
    Its not like making article sitting in AC rooms
    It’s a country of 1.3 billion people of hundreds of Languages and Cultures
    Very Shameful Article