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Lead India down a new path As Singh’s ‘eyes and ears’ and self appointed ‘conscience keeper’ Baru saw the transformation of Manmohan Singh from technocrat to politician In his account he tells his story of what it was like to ‘manage’ public opinion for Singh and how their rela. A helpless Bheeshma of our timesThis book is the first of a kind which provides an insiders account to how things unfolded during the first tenure of the UPA government it also throws light on the personality of Dr Manmohan Singh and how he managed to run the coalition This book is an account of how a good wise and a learned man was put on the wrong side defending a disreputable lot Manmohan Singh is the case of a person who has been stabbed time and again by his colleagues by the fellow politicians of his party This book to some extent has tried to capture the reasons behind the policy paralysis also it is an account of how Manmohan Singh succumbed to the truth that the Centre of power was the party president and the government was answerable to the party Geschichten aus Latexia managed to run the coalition This book is an account of how a good wise and a learned Mating Flight man was put on the wrong side defending a disreputable lot Manmohan Singh is the case of a person who has been stabbed time and again by his colleagues by the fellow politicians of his party This book to some extent has tried to capture the reasons behind the policy paralysis also it is an account of how Manmohan Singh succumbed to the truth that the Centre of power was the party president and the government was answerable to the party

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In 2004 Sanjaya Baru left a successful career as chief editor of the Financial Express to join Manmohan Singh as his media adviser Singh and Baru had been close and Baru a great admirer of the technocrat who had ushered in the 1991 reforms saw this as an opportunity to help a man he admired. I come to bury Caesar not to praise him The evil that men do lives after them The good is oft interred with their bones So let it be with Caesar I am to speak what I do know You all did love him once not without cause What cause withholds you then to mourn for him O judgment thou art fled to brutish beasts And men have lost their reason Bear with me My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar I am firmly of belief that a no better parallel came be drawn to this book than what Mark said about Caesar to the people of Rome about his death in Shakespeare s play Mr Singh for reasons his own has maintained a stately silence in all this hullabaloo of election campaign rhetoric castrating him for alleged inaction and possibly the seed for this contempt was sown couple of years ago As a keen political observer for me it was necessary to learn what Mr Singh had to say for himself because no matter the personal limitations the chair that is of the PM forces one to play the game which is why I had refused to believe the Mr Singh did not have his reasons for whatever he did or did not do This book tries throwing light on that aspect and does other things too Without leaking too much let me tell you what the book does1 A holistic picture of Mr Singh s UPA 1 tenure The good bad and the ugly have been given The good being the nuclear deal and various things that happened in that context a gripping read I promise you The bad presents the scenarios where the PMO was of a high school cat fight than the executive office we imagine it to be I may be exaggerating but this part was fun The ugly Mr Singh s silence playing into the hands of his detractors 2 Stitches the role of media in the power play politics of India You will find juicy tidbits that to me atleast were very entertaining 3 Mr Baru s role in the above two What this book does not do as the opposition and ruling party have wrongly accused Mr Baru of is1 Show Mr Singh in bad light Very wrong as Mr Baru has done IMO a commendable job presenting a holistic picture2 Reveal the dual power center in UPA 1 by extension UPA 2 too as well but he wasn t there then Which he does but not as the central theme of the book The theme is of Mr Singh s UPA 1 tenure as seen from Mr Baru s eyes Now having said all that I would be a fool to claim that Mr Baru has not inserted an Easter egg or two in the book which when read in context and compared with other events will present something entirely different than what he has said But then that might be because I am just a conspiracy theorist and Mr Baru may genuinely be the nice guy Remember that Mark Antony s speech in the beginning of this review he said something else too when the citizens of Rome go chasing after Cassius and Brutus Now let it work Mischief thou art afoot Take thou what course thou wilt Good book well written and well presented Perfect with an evening chai and pakora Please buy first hand PS A good follow up will Tavleen Singh s Durbar Stuffed media adviser Singh and Baru had been close and Baru a great admirer of the technocrat who had ushered in the 1991 reforms saw this as an opportunity to help a Cotas Claim man he admired. I come to bury Caesar not to praise him The evil that The Captured Princess (Taken by Vikings, men do lives after them The good is oft interred with their bones So let it be with Caesar I am to speak what I do know You all did love him once not without cause What cause withholds you then to Pamięć - brzemię i uwolnienie. 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Tionship unraveled while giving us a riveting look at Indian politics as it happened behind the scenes Capturing the heady early days of UPA 1 to the high noon of the nuclear deal The Accidental Prime Minister is one of the most important and intimate accounts of the prime minister and UPA 1. After reading the book I can only say that media reports have been very selective while reporting about this book Undue emphasis has been given on the latter part of the book s title while deciding on the theme of these reportsMy respect for Dr Singh has only increased after reading the book In fact it is the writer himself who has ended up cutting a sorry figure of a cunning disloyal and highbrow person Every great man has certain failings which are often retrospectively attributed to him while criticising his work and life But the eclipse of Sun shouldn t make us conclude that it never shone brightlyI agree with him when Dr Singh says that history will be kinder to him and he will get due credit for what he has done for India KING most important and intimate accounts of the prime Ty jesteś moje imię minister and UPA 1. After reading the book I can only say that The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy media reports have been very selective while reporting about this book Undue emphasis has been given on the latter part of the book s title while deciding on the theme of these reportsMy respect for Dr Singh has only increased after reading the book In fact it is the writer himself who has ended up cutting a sorry figure of a cunning disloyal and highbrow person Every great Complete Amber Sourcebook man has certain failings which are often retrospectively attributed to him while criticising his work and life But the eclipse of Sun shouldn t Jadę sobie. Azja. Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet make us conclude that it never shone brightlyI agree with him when Dr Singh says that history will be kinder to him and he will get due credit for what he has done for India


10 thoughts on “he Accidental Prime Minister The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh

  1. says:

    Contrary to what others feel my respect for Dr Manmohan Singh which had reached its lowest point has been revived and has only increasedWhile all the reviews say that this book says what was largely known my review aims to tell the readers that why they should read this bookAny book that you read teaches you something drawing from the life

  2. says:

    I come to bury Caesar not to praise him The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones;So let it be with Caesar I am to speak what I do know You all did love him once not without cause What cause withholds you

  3. says:

    After reading the book one could easily come to the conclusion that the difference between UPA1 and UPA2 was the media advisor Dr Singh Manmohan Singhwas tutored educated built and defended by this media advisor during UPA1 Hence Dr Singh succeeded as did UPA1 despite enormous shortcomings The whole book is in poor taste

  4. says:

    Who can afford to not read the biggest publishing phenomenon in India in the last decade? As if that was not enough who can afford to not read the first of a whole genre of books that has not till now existed in India ie people who work with powerful politicians and then talk about it? For these reasons alone you would want to check this b

  5. says:

    A helpless Bheeshma of our timesThis book is the first of a kind which provides an insiders account to how things unfolded

  6. says:

    A very good and mostly accurate memoir of a journalist turned media advisor to the only Congress Prime Minister to serve two full terms hailing from a Non Nehru Gandhi familyIt's a very tricky book to write considering how it isn't a swansong or even a work of hatred The author was mostly balanced and tried to remain objective in judging the

  7. says:

    After reading the book I can only say that media reports have been very selective while reporting about this book Undue emphasis has been given on the latter part of the book's title while deciding on the theme of these reportsMy respect for Dr Singh has only increased after reading the book In fact it is the writer himself who has ended up cutting a sorry figure of a cunning disloyal and highbrow person Every

  8. says:

    Sanjaya Baru needs to be praised for taking the bold some may say controversialstep of deciding to write this book Our politicians and bureaucrats prefer to take the refuge of sensitive matters and official secrets in order to justify their decision of not coming out with their memoirs But this is precisely the

  9. says:

    This book gives an insight on the works and duties of a Prime minister and tells us how major decisions are taken by the authorities I realised how hard is it for a government to formulate new policies considering the poli

  10. says:

    Loads and loads of information and many times about unimportant eventsTons of name droppings and glorification of one's own contributions Poor

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