When the Left is back in power they splurge from the exchequer on full page advertisements (coloured a communist red) in several newspapers including the more expensive ones, announcing the swearing in of a chief minister. Between Mr Pinari Vijayan and Ms Jayalalitha's page one self-indulgence there only seems to be a difference of colour.
What was the last time a Reserve Bank governor acquired rock star status in the public imagination? Apart from the media pitching for him to get a second term there is now a Change.org petition circulating demanding this for Raghuram Rajan. As well an Amul butter advertisement punning on the same issue. Rajya Sabha MP Subramaniam Swamy's attack only seems to have helped expand Rajan's fan following.