But you have to give credit to the man for something that he has done. And therein lies a lesson for us as well.
Modi is cleaning up the muck left by the last 60 odd years of government (or lack of it). He is laying the highway to the future - both literally and figuratively.
He is bringing in rules, transparency, technology in all spheres. Whether it is fixing leaky subsidy buckets, whether it is making policies independent of people, whether it is convincing people to give up subsidy (now isn't that one out of the box idea), whether is getting coal plants operational, whether it is fixing up nuclear supplies...
And on the literal side, building highways, defence capabilities beyond just procuring weaponry - but actually capability to manufacture in India, building rail lines, making it easier for travelers and so on and so forth.
He could done it the other way round - like the Congress does. Hoard resources, create crony capitalists, create supra legal advisory bodies that only take care of their own needs, create communnal and caste based legislations, talk symbolism but deliver little on the ground.
As a Modi supporter, I wish he did better than this - and really worked on decimating the Congress ecosystem that has bled the country over so many years, but this is a good beginning.
And therein lies a lesson from "If: