Sudheendra Kulkarni

The author was an aide to India’s former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the PMO. He tweets @SudheenKulkarni and welcomes comments at This is a slightly expanded version of an article that was originally published in National Herald, an Indian newspaper founded by Jawaharlal Nehru. The views expressed in this article are author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.