In Bhutto's Sugar Deluge in the ELM - a few other interesting stories may be lost. Certainly the highlighted one from Arun Shourie deserves attention. The Kangress rout in Himachal being another. Note to Burkha Dutt - Mr. Dhumal can win an election and get a visa to travel to western countries.
Hindus can build a vote bank - but it is hard to say if the BJP has the stomach for a fight. The last time this 'ferment' happened on 06 Dec-92; Advani and Vajpayee ran with their tails between their legs after a few caustic editorials. Modi seems to made of sterner stuff - but it's the party that has weak knees.
Interesting he said this at the release of Tavleen's new book , where Dr. Arvind Sharma spoke of 'asymmetrical secularism'. Even though I personally don't like Tavleen (too Pseudo-secular) you can still buy the book. At least she is better than Burkha Dutt, Sardesai, Ghoshe and Sanghvi!