The international media can say what the Indian media can’t.
So says the magazine:
A private-equity chief confessed that he felt disgusted with himself for applauding Mr Ambani. The boss of a bank spat out his contempt for that “damn company”. To such critics, Reliance represents one of India’s besetting problems: a huge concentration of wealth and power in the hands of dynasties that determine the country’s fate.
Imagine an Indian news or business magazine doing that. Certainly Arvind Kejriwal would be quoted. (Certainly CNN-IBN won’t do it). Then what? They’d go out of business due to lack of advertising; some ministry in the government would probably ensure the paper’s license was revoked; or some fanatic political party worker would come to their office, shout slogans and smash windows. It would be like criticising the king.
No, of course, we’re just joking. We didn’t really say that. Mukesh is the man. (We’re still employed on a freelance basis by the Indian media, hush).