The half life of political decisions
Political veterans and newlyweds know big bang change must be attempted in the honeymoon period. Else, hell hath no fury like an Indian voter or a scorned in-law.
There is a silly idea that was peddled in Delhi last week—that a gag of some kind be imposed on the media. Apparently, because media outfits wield a disproportionate clout, are prone to misuse it, peddle fake news and influence public opinion, the argument went. Sane counsel prevailed, and it was nixed.