Published: 19th December 2019
Why Modiji's guards need to throw away their coats and wear an angvastram
If they wore Indian traditionals they would have more flexibility and would have been prompt to jump in front of him to soften his fall
We have been taught, since childhood, that we should protect our leader at any cost. After having been told that the PM's SPG commandos would even sacrifice their lives to keep the supreme leader safe, look what Modiji's black coated guards did — how could they let him fall?
The question of course is: Why not throw themselves in front of him?
When he was climbing up the stairs of the Atal Ghat in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur they let Modiji trip and fall. It is not like they lack the training to keep him safe. They do and they will keep him safe like other security guards keep their PMs safe. But don't you think Modiji deserves a tad more bhakti than that?
Perhaps the answer lies in those starchy clothes. And perhaps the answer to that problem lies in Indian culture, like most things.
I say change the black coats and make them wear dhotis and angvastram. Bhakti will come from within and they won't flinch before jumping to his rescue. Maybe they will predict what happens in the next step. For those of you who ask for logic in everything that is uttered — dhoti is not stitched and gives you more flexibility and enhances your agility. Angvastrams are multipurpose — it helps cover yourself up, pack lunch, hide your face when in covert operations and moreover why would Indians attack someone in a dhoti. Clearly, they don't have to worry about NRC or CAA when they're wearing their hearts on their dhotis.
Moving on, we must conjure up our eternal optimist within and look on the bright side. As a consequence of having struck, Modiji the stairs will most probably need to be reconstructed. The height of the stairs was uneven and we all know how much Modiji hates inequality — be it communal, economic or knowledge inequality. He believes in equality so much that since he could not increase the height of every step, he reduced that one step to make it equal — just like in the other cases.
Equality is vital. If you see someone not being able to attain the education he needs, you help him with that but also make sure you have no one around him who has access to great levels of education — ever thought about how he would feel? Modiji did.
We have seen how Modiji has linearised every aspect of our life. We do not have to go through the pain of choosing good or bad or even try to decide. He has taken the entire load of the nation's decision making on his own shoulders. Why do you think he has no time to sleep, eat or at times even has to spend the night on the aeroplane or in Heathrow's transit lounge? He is working 24x7x365. He is way ahead of all of us when it comes to being in existence.
Modiji is also the coolest man ever. Like Batman did in The Dark Knight Rises, he trip, he fall, he RISE.
(The author is an ardent fan of Modiji and no one should have the misconception — no matter what they tell you — that this is sarcastic. It is a tribute. He is in love with Modiji and a tad jealous of Amitji because of the closeness he shares with the first man of India. If offered he would gladly accept any job that lets him be near Modiji)