Opinion | Indians scorn 'dynasties' but are raising pampered children
The middle classes are coddling their children well into adulthood and trying to set them up for life
From what I gather, Rahul Gandhi is a good man, the kind of man who will win at the end of the main story arc in pulp fiction. There is something banal about his good nature, which is exactly how goodness resides in most of us. As a decent man, he is aware of his luck. Seven years ago, he said: “My father was in politics. My grandmother and great-grandfather were in politics. So, it was easy for me to enter politics. This is a problem. I am a symptom of this problem." There is a general view, even among those who like him, that he is so privileged, so protected that he does not know much about life and the feral real world. He is a modern Prince Siddhartha, who is a peepal tree short. He is what our children will become.