Tanaji wrote:I love this story and your effort, and the above is purely so that it continues to be available for us. Apologies if I sound like a spoil sport or am being presumptuous.
Well Tanaji, first off, very valid points, you have been second guessing what may come quite closely
if not quite there.
The PM will not be involved as an agent, rest assured on that count. Yet, the story is (fictional
) account of power plays, and thus there will be moles etc as well contrasting pulls of influence. Furthermore, woe be me if I flesh out the PM as a Sikh or Italian or whatever.
But yes, I will use the PM's vision tangentially to structure the story and parts have already been written, further more the story may include moles of other powers. In fact some parts have already been written already. You will see those very shortly. (But this story WILL NOT
involve PM and or other political positions beyond prop setting role, no Manchurian candidates or all that)
But some things
1) As you said allegory is heavily used, now the problem with allegory is that it can be interpreted differently, or allegory found where none exists, or even the actual allegory mentioned missed. (In fact all three have already happened one played out just now) so you will forgive me if some one takes my existing views and superimposes them on the story.
2) Removing the vagueness that I have deliberately put in will make the story lose its edge. I may have my own biases but I would like this to be grey
story with no clear "right or wrong
" but only protagonists
. I want it open to interpretation if possible.
3) I would like some tension to remain in the story and not be totally politically correct
Having said the above, thanks a bunch for the feedback, and I will keep that in mind, as also look forward to advise on course corrections if felt needed.
And remember this is fiction
or to use the lovely phrase by Rahul, imagination-invention