Wednesday, 20 May 2015


L E A D E R 

Leader is one who leads. +Narendra Modi  The person should lead from the front.  He should not follow the mob.  He should neither be too ahead of the Group or too far behind.  Guess yourself in India.  He should guide, lead and control the Group/Community.  Incidentally or co-incidentally, we in India have a Jugal-bandi - a Captain of the Team leading the Government and the Vice-Captain leading the Party, Mr. Amit Shah.  Relatively, Indians are far luckier than Luxembourgians who are led by unorthodox jugal-bandi.  By the way, Bhishma Pitamah of Mahabharata an Epic (a character of manliness, masculinity, character, strength and skills) would have given up Astra, Shastra and even Rashtra if he were living in Luxembourg as he had done while facing the character 'Arjuna' as Shikandi in the battle field of Mahabharata. Indians are lucky to have one leader with 56 inches Chest and the other definitely, more than 56 inches.  May be 60 inches though he had never declared publicly.
      Basically, we are discussing that a Leader should possess the following traits: 
  • He should be a good ORGANIZER.  Capable of organizing on demand, good public rallies, meetings, congregations, strikes and bandhs.
  • He should be a good ORATOR.  He should possess an attractive soprano sound and speech, tactical, one or two liners for political speeches, couplets or poems, mesmerising and inter-active public speaking skills.
  • He should be a good ACTOR.  Good appearance, dress, colourful attire if not only a hat, saafa or shamla, pagdi (head-gear).  Should have in-built theatrics and mono-acting skills. An appealing appearance.
  • He should be a good ADMINISTRATOR.  He should be tough, tactful and flexible Manager as well as an Administrator.  He should be a trend-setter, CEO of the Nation and innovative adapter of public interest policies/schemes.  A decision maker.  Should take the team along.  No selphie, please.  An adaptor or copier of other good deeds, tacts and trends.  Flexible and not brittle, person.
  • Not Last but the least, he should be a STATESMAN.  He should have 'vision, a long vision of the forthcoming trends and patterns.  A futuristic view of the next 100 years.  A 360 degrees telescopic view of the things and events.
          For the past 25 years, I am playfully, analysing all the leaders of the world including the great ones like Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, Mr. John F Kennedy, Mr. Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Mr. Nelson Mandela, even negative personalities like Mr. Hitler and Idi Amin, etc.  Give 10 marks each for every trait.  5 - traits = 50 marks total.  Then, start giving marks against any leader (Mr. x) current or past (posthumous), you can yourself analyse what qualities and marks that a Leader possesses.  Its very easy and simple method of comparison of a political leader, whether it is Mr. Obama of USA or Narendra Modi of India or Mr. Shinzo Abe of  You will see that rarely leaders possesses all the 5-traits and even the marks they score out of 50 are abysmally low.  Thus, the low quality leaders are weeded out.  Only, the strong, high will powered and long crawlers can fit into the exam with some success.  I find that World Statesmen like Mr. Winston Churchill of United Kingdom stands out taller including Mrs. Indira Gandhi of India, of course.

        Let us just enjoy scanning and x-raying the local leaders from ward level municipality.  They are just pea-nuts until you find one exceptionally brilliant.  May be a future bright prospect.  Let us move a little more higher analysing political leaders at the level of State Legislative Assemblies.  The score again is very abysmally low.  The above method of testing a leader is a basic tool.  You can add further traits as per your liking and calculations like black, brown or white, religious, non-believer, graduate or post-graduate, amenable or rude, accessible or inaccessible, likewise further and further,  Thereby increasing the total traits versus total marks.  Its quite an enjoying political puzzle game of time pass.

        Further up, you can now easily scan and x-ray a politician abilities and capabilities at the level of a Senate or Parliament (Lok Sabha).  After scanning a couple of dozens, you can filter out top level leaders who are just able, capable and worth leading a Nation.  Leading a Nation is a King Size Jackpot.  Let us imagine, leading USA amounts to how many billions, likewise China and India.  You cannot calculate in realistic terms the cost of the post of a President or a Prime Minister of a Nation. Your small mistakes may cost the Nation, dearly.  A bad leader will spoil the precious time of the country for four or five years.  Hence, we must be careful while selecting our leaders. 

         Be careful, while voting and choosing a leader.  Film actors, celebrities, bhands and badwas were never to be elected or selected as Leaders as they were found to be not 'good leaders' or at least 'good administrators'.  What to talk of Good Statesmen.  Choosing and voting is a skilful art and should not be taken as a routine exercise.  Now-a-days, people watch the game of democracy of all over the world, including USA, UK, Germany,Japan and India and even a provincial State like Bihar in India.  

            If you have time and patience, scan and x-ray your leaders and enjoy their traits.  Be serious in analysing.  Its not a child's play.  All the best. 

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Forum for Development of India : plus the universe

Forum for Development of India : plus the universe: GOOD CITIZENS O F THE UNIVERSE ...  5 - Do's  When you get started for the day - think positively  If you are Non-Beli...

Friday, 8 May 2015

Role of Languages in National Development and Integration



       India is a bouquet (gulistan) of different languages and dialects.  We have had evidence of great civilizations Harappan, Mauryan to Moghul and the British.  If we x-ray the Indian culture, you will find glimpses of Greek (Unani), Persian, Harappan, Arabic, Mangolian, Pre-Vedic, Aryan to Dravidian and to the latest British. India has always welcomed new cultures and customs thereby enriching itself bountifully with a glue of different shades and colours. 
      Languages do not belong to any religion and luckily they are not patented, yet, by the commercial geeks.  Good, great God.  On the other hand, the Dialect has limitations of community, caste and geographicals regions.  But, both are interrelated by means of bonding area-wise and community-wise.  The Indian languages and dialects have played an important role in the socio-economic development and integration of the country which has resulted in the literary and cultural development as also in the field of  arts and handicrafts (like kashmiri and bhadohi carpets, bidriware, moradabadi crafts, etc).
       Languages and Dialects have been used positively as also negatively both by the earlier rajas and nawabs and to the present political leaders with a sectarian appeal. The formation of different States in India has resulted in bonding in some states but has also led to exclusion of other communities, languages speaking people and people from different regions of India (for e.g. case of Maharashtra).  Of-course, the name of Maharashtra refers to amalgamation of different rashtra, communities, cultures and customs.  Alas, what a political churning and malida.  The positive usage of the language is reflected in the case of Telugu Pride by the N.T. Rama Rao and Gujrati Pride by Narendra Modi.  The Dravidians have used the Anti-Hindi Movement to block the dominance/spread of Hindi to the non-hindi speaking areas/regions. If language has been the cause of bonding on linguistic basis, it has also been cause of breaking-up and tensions as in the case of Punjab (broke to yield, a hindi speaking State of Haryana), the Belgaum where a clash exists between Marathis and Kannandigas, like-wise you hae tensions between dogri and kashmiri, etc.etc.
      The Dialects like (mythili, tulu, deccani urdu, haryanvi and telangana telugu, gorkhali in west-bengal, etc.) are powerful source of bonding of different castes and communities.  The Political Leaders in India have on different times suitable to them have used the dialects negtively for creating a political movement, seperate state, autonomous region, seperate entity.  The communal and caste riots (comcast riots) in the north-eastern states  are a good example of exploitation by the political leaders on the grounds of race, ethnicity, language and dialects.

       India is on trajectory to become a Super Power, very soon.  It cannot be a silent spectator to the deeds of a few, who exploit  on the basis of language and dialects for political gains.  Of-course, there are some genuine people's movements for justice and socio-economic enrichment of a particular region or community which should be handled by the Goverment at the State/Central level.  
      Some constructive suggestions are given, here-under, for being considered for implementation/usage:

 (i)TheElectionCommission should ban the usage of language and dialects for negative political gains by creating divisions in different religions, communities, castes, races, ethnicity, colour and creed.  A strong Code of Conduct should be evolved and implementated forthwith without any laxity.  This will save billions of rupees on account of losses to the Nation.

ii)     The National Commission for Linguistic Minorities should be re-vamped and more financial, administrative as well as  judicial powers be given. Ordinary Indians, do not even know about this Commission.  Hence, calls for urgent up gradation and revamping.

iii)    The Home Ministry, Ministry of Minority Affairs as well as Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment have failed in preventing, controlling and in post-rehabilitation of the COMCAST RIOTS (Communal and Caste Riots) in different parts of India.

iv)     An appropriate column should be created in the Annual Appraisal Records of Gazetted Officers from the rank of Station House Officer to the Director General of Police as well from that of Tehsildar to the Collector/District Magistrate on to the Chief Secretary of a State for the purposes of promotion and postings. Good officers should be incentivised and confidential information of secular and good officers should be maintained by the Intelligence Bureau for good purposes and shall be made available to the Chief Ministers for the sake of promotions/postings, etc.

v)      Accountability should be fixed from the level of Station House Officer (Circle Inspector) to the Director General of Police as well as from the Tehsildar to the District Magistrate/Collector for the Comcast and Linguistic Riots.

vi)     Judical Commissions should be made Time-Bound say the least for 3-4 months.  Action Taken Reports should again be time-bound and be placed on the Table of the House of the Assembly or Parliament.

vii)     Above all, a separate National Commission for Prevention, Control and Rehabilitation of Comcast and Linguistic Riots be created directly under the supervision of the Prime Minister and the Supreme Court.

             There is no end to the suggestions like above.  Can be added on and on.  But the crux lies in implementation and monitoring by the highest political and judicial authorities of the country.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Mr Modi or " Mr Moody" - Versus Future of India

Traits and Personality

        Mr. Narendrabhai Damodarbhai Modi is an extremely ambitious person right from his childhood.  Born in a Ghanchi family of average lower middle class from the State of Gujarat. Struggled through a large family and dedicated himself with a long vision.  As a small child joined the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh, an organisation with headquarters at Nagpur, Maharashtra as an ordinary helper (Bal-Sevak). A dedicated, painstakingly long crawler, creeped upwards through luck and hard work.  Even as a child had taken tough decisions. Stayed away from family when other children clings to their parental family which means sacrificing immediate gains of childhood for a better and fruitful gains in the invisible future.  This decision of Mr. Modi as a child was not a mere coincidence but had traits/flashes of  leadership, vision and long beam attitude of a Trend-Setter.  Historically it is seen that persons who are meek, mild and submissive are generally not trend-setters, pioneers and leaders.  These traits were there in Mr. Modi, even as a child. 

              Besides this, another tough decision of Mr. Modi was that he had left behind his childhood married wife ( childhood marriages were generally solemnised in India in those days) for the sake of  serving the community and the people in general.  Believe me, it is a tough decision at the age of a teenager or adolescent.  Something of a solid trait in this person.  An extra-ordinary feature.  Generally in India, it is a rare phenomena to live without a companion at the young age.  If you compare the adolescence period of Mahatma Gandhi in which he intoxicantly addicted to  the married life.  May be it is yoga and bramhacharya (celibacy) which might have inspired him.

          After serving in the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak about two decades, got matured from a balswayamsevak to full pracharak..  Learnt about the religion, castes and communities, languages and dialects in India and participated in missionary works in different parts of the world.  This gave him a strong ground grooming for a future leader of India.  A man from the grass-root level with vibgyor colours and vision.  His political climb-up has been phenomenal.  Had an opportunity to be nominated and elected as a Chief Minister of Gujarat in the year October, 2001 with the blessings of his mentor, Mr. L.K. Advani, a very senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party.  He got this opportunity to lead as a Captain or Chief Minister of Gujarat.  There is no looking back like a one day cricket batsman, hard-hitter, fours and sixes, used the high-tech social-media, blitzkrieg during the elections and also in the propaganda, advertisement, achievements, on occasions of inauguration and foundation laying ceremonies, etc.

          The Godhra Riots of Gujarat during the year - 2002 have been the sore point in his career.  These communal riots have reflected on the personality of Mr. Modi from the point of view as a 'pracharak', politician, a man with a RSS background, as an 'Administrator - whether partial or impartial, fully matured or myopic leader.  There have been many political ups and downs.  Sometimes, he was found politically isolated, grouped and tagged.  Came over the political and judicial entanglements with a long patience, attainability and with a mix of strategies.  He has caught nerve of public as a good orator, crowd puller, organiser, manipulator and mesmeriser.  His stint in the theatrics while in the school had helped him in this endeavour.  Basically, he has branded himself as a "go-getter" and 'out-of-the-box thinker and more or less as a deliverer.  His development oriented politics have over-shadowed  his involvement or otherwise, directly or indirectly in the Godhra Riots. He was able to woo the youngsters for a better future compared to the lackadaisical and slow moving, the then Prime Minister of India, Dr. Man Mohan Singh of the Congress Party.  Its all history now that as to how he was able to convincingly lead the Bharatiya Janata Party to power during the Parliamentary Elections held in May, 2014.

          Now, when we compare his election hypes, rising the  expectations of younger generation, who are fast moving, want instant solutions, progressive, positive and development oriented with the type of  traits and personality of Mr. Modi, as has been referred to in the above paras of the Blog, the outcome looks to be rather uncertain.  A Prime Minister cannot be a 'selfie', a one-man army.  The style of governance in India is pyramidal.  He can best be a Captain of the Team.  He should be more accommodative, conciliatory and tactical in taking along the opposition for the cause of national development.  His big ticket programmes like "Make in India, GST system of taxation including the retrospective taxation of foreign institutional investors, Land Acquisition Bill, Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, Jan Dhan Scheme linking with Aadhar Cards (a subsidy linkage with bank accounts for the poor), removal of corruption, curtailment and bringing back of black money, etc. calls for framing the Agenda in Timelines.  He should form a core-team for fulfilment of this massive Agenda of Development and Good Governance in the Prime Ministers' Office.  Involve all the experts, bankers, industrialists, economists and opposition leaders wherever necessary for fulfilment of his goals.  The hard-core attitude of some of his Council of Ministers with regard to pronouncements/announcement on  negative, non-developmental matters calls for his instant and immediate intervention so that the public should not get a sectarian, negative and unwanted feeling.  The party may have a political agenda but that should not over-shadow the positives of the Government.  Autonomy should be upheld of the Constitutional Institutions.  

            The Prime Minister should spare a few moments on the burning, attention calling and immediate needs of the farmers, workers and also the business entrepreneurs.  People expect India to be a "Super-Power" which means all round development of  Indians (including all castes, sub-castes, colours and creeds, tribes and sub-tribes, have and have nots, all regions, etc).  Seclusion and non-inclusion of communities may fetch you votes but not "super power status".  The mantra of India should be  "development, development & development of all and not of a few".  History is witness that the sectarian and myopic attitudes do not lead to prosperity and progress of the nations.  Hence, involve every citizen of India in the national building and reconstruction.  Votes will come automatically if we are positive and accommodative.  Make the Dalits (the down-trodden) and Minorities feel proud in the progress of the Nation.  A year of Governance of the National Democratic Union will pass by and the 2nd year will follow, so on and so forth. 

               People wants results my dear Hon'ble Prime Minister.  God bless the Nation.  Jai Hind.