Rearview | A Pariksha Pe Charcha for Hindu Mahasabha’s Pooja Shakun Pandey & Co

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Rearview | A Pariksha Pe Charcha for Hindu Mahasabha’s Pooja Shakun Pandey & Co

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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ow that Bigg Boss Season 12 is done and dusted and the Rakhi Sawant-Deepak Kalal wedding turned out to be a no-show, I tuned into the TV event of the month. That’s right, Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0, live-streamed from New Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium, which has not witnessed much action after it got all gussied up for the scam-riddled Commonwealth Games. Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0, as the trademark ought to alert you, was a snazzy, “with it” Prime Ministerial event, where Narendra Modiji addresses thousands of students and their worried parents preparing for the upcoming exam season.   

I gotta say, I came to it with suspicion, but by the time the two-hour affair was over, I was left suitably impressed. It might have started with Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar, asking the gathered students, thrice over, “How’s the Josh?!” which honestly made me miss all the forced hip hip hurrays I was a reluctant part of in school. But it was smooth sailing once Mr Modi took to the stage.   

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