Tavleen Singh is a Johnny-come-lately to the left bashing brigade; but she does go at it with the 'zeal of a convert' - to borrow a 'religious' expression.
This is the first time I have formally heard an intellectual say that the leftist (Marigold Brothers) in India are more loyal to China than to India. Actually, they are more loyal to anyone - but India. The reasons? - they have swallowed wholesale that
1- India is not a country but a 'mere geographical expression'
2- Tradition, specifically Indic Hindu traditions, are inherently and forever exploitative
3- Indian society is so inherently venal that it takes a mammoth state to deliver the basics - nevermind that the mammoth state will comprise people from the same 'venal society'
4- Excellence is exploitation by another name.
5- All these things being true - Indians are incapable of governing themselves; and hence need others to do it for them.
They are not China-lovers; they are India-haters.