By Vijay Simha
1. The candour
In a formal setting, Rahul Gandhi was open about the system's flaws. How the administration is in disconnect with aspirations. How the political parties end with MLAs. How the education syllabus is often meaningless. How India lacks the physical and knowledge infrastructure. The limitations of government.
2. The intimacy
The personal stories. About the man who painted the outsides of skyscrapers. The man who took them home in Mumbai stepping in potholes. The man who bought tea on the street from them in Mumbai.
The friend from the US who told him how Indian engineers in IITs were undervaluing their skills because the IIT was not networked with the industry. The mother whose children want to be a civil servant and a businessman. The Chinese prime minister's secretary.Text: SifyImages: AgenciesImage: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi reacts after speaking to business leaders at the annual General Meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry in New Delhi on Thursday.