But, is it nothing to know when you are dying, when you are about to take leave of this world, of its joys and sorrows, when the past of your life is unfurled before you, when eternity opens wide its portals, is it nothing to know at that last awful,supreme moment of your lives, that you have not lived in vain, that you have lived for the benefit of others, that you have lived to help in the cause of your country's regeneration?

-Surendranath Banerjea

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Chaos Theory!

The electoral race is in the full throttle..and yet another puppet show is in the offing.. Man decides his destiny,but it's been long since destiny slipped out of our grip..

Election '09 can be broadly termed a Manmohan vs Advani bout..
On retrospection,in spite of all the fuss about a foreign woman driven chaotic organization,the congress still managed to concoct the UPA and evade the harangue by appointing Dr.Manmohan Singh as the PM and retaining Sonia as the UPA chairperson.. Despite having a clear and powerful 'desi' leadership,'India shines' enticement opera,and the candid Hindutva ideology,NDA made a very poor performance in 2004.. And to everyone's surprise, the Leftist groups shone with a considerably larger no: of seats,still denying the offer for power sharing with UPA..

In five years,there were hurricanes and storms around the country..there were those terror attacks,high inflation,economic crisis,recession,and a lot more which filled the priority among all the snags for every layman.. And performance of the new leader,Dr.Manmohan had been under scrutiny ever since..

Presently,the question that rings in every voter's mind is whether to go for the efficient manager in Manmohan or the flamboyant leader in Advani..
A manager follows,obeys,and runs a system efficiently..He runs a mandate rather than ruling an empire.. But a leader woos people to follow him and trust him..he doesnt remain an orderly but orders..

Every time Manmohan turns over his shoulders to speak in public,he just impresses further that he's just being an obedient servant,obviously to some master who is not 'the people'..And what is needed of a leader is definitely oration and not soft skills..
Winston Churchill is still regarded a great leader not coz he was efficient,knowledgeable or a scholar,but of his dexterous bombast with which he just forced people to throng to and die for him!Every single leader that we cherish,Gandhi,Roosevelt,Lincoln,Vivekananda,glistened not with the academic brilliance or managerial abilities but with the powerful magical words!And i'm sorry to say my dear Manmohan ji,you simply suck in being 'the' man that India needs right now!What we need is not a technocrat who's rational but the pacesetter who empathizes with his followers.."I'm a politician by accident!"-Manmohanji,accidents are seldom pleasent..with this accident,we lost an efficient beurocrat to an inefficient politician!
I'm not sure how it will be if he were the PM,but Chidambaram is a hopeful choice in the lot..

So is that Advani who we ought to choose?I swear i didn't mean that!I definitely don't acquiesce of the fanatic frantic hindutva..But without doubt,he is a leader..If he's fit enough to lead in the 'right' direction is still a question coz therez still no guarantee that a 1992 wouldn't play again..But i don't consider him any worse to the criminals like Shibu Soren who managed to govern despite the case still in the court bench..
But for he is an effing bigot,Narendra Modi is an excellent leader in my opinion..the kind of industrial progress that Gujarat gained in the past few years is just beyond compare and glints from the Nano Project!

Not that we just have a Manmohan or an Advani..it seems we have another slot to fill in the impending days..the third front seems to be busy settling down at a single leader,the name often heard being Mayawaty who i personally dislike,or rather loathe for her stupidity,inefficiency and pomposity!"Nobody can stop me from being the PM"-dates back to a sem or so,..but how arrogant!One day we hear some regional party decides to leave the main stream and join the new alliance,the next day there's a contrast standoff!Even the alliance has not been fully framed..They join hands for nothing but the disadvantage of the common man!
May be Jayalalitha would make a good choice if she were to join the group..she might be corrupt and all,but the kind of efforts she made to bring Tamilnadu to the zenith demands real appraisal..

India is amid the bedlam in Pak,Afghan,Bangladesh,Lanka,..To flare them up,there's this border issues,terror clouts,unabating economic crisis,and a lot more..What we need right now is a stable central government to tackle any contingency and not a cooked up coalition!

The system is currently disordered..
Now just about a month left to figure out the underlying order in the apparently random data..

Khuda Hafiz


Akhil Menon said...

Crap !!

Gayathri said...

@akhil,dont expect me to stand on your shoes.!

rameez said...

its all right from a bullshit-the-system point of view, but i had had too much of it in these election days in all the newspapers..
can you come up with a solution?

Gayathri said...

@rameez,solution to what?? to redeem the sanctity?? i didnt even exercise my franchise..how can such an irresponsible person as me,come up with a solution???

shaaer said...

ente daivame...............onnum manassilayilla

Thousif Raza M.B said...

i gotta tell u as i read this post, i must say i was impressed, i too hate politics as much as every other inidian, but advani, seriously, the guy just talk abt doing this and that but nothing abt the nation,

how i wish that shoe would have hit him.....

anyways i liked ur views, they were unbiased,

1st time reader of ur blog and i will be following ur other posts

take care and keep writing

Gayathri said...

@thousif,thanks for stopping by yaar.. and abt advani,he is a leader,and thats what i would say..anyone capable of moving masses is a leader..to decide whether he is good or bad is upon the discretion of the laymen!

keep reading and keep commenting.. thanks again :)