Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.- George Bernard Shaw
A break from the monotonous college routine feels refreshing, what if it was just a week or so... I got to eat , play a bit of rough holi (and yet stay all dry myself) and watch TV.
TV! with the remote just to myself... and some real good things have happened with Indian television, 1ta apoor's (haha! the lack of ks is meant to prolong her misfortune) marathon family dramas (that's what they were called, although I disagree) have disappeared off air and thankfully my mother left the TV to me, most of the time... which brings me to some of the more serious observations - ones that have left me with inferiority complexes...
The multitude of song and dance reality shows left me believing that the whole of the India can do either or all of the three... sing, dance and judge - and it looks like I'm the only one with one - nay two left feet, a duckling's throat and no real sense of quality to even judge someone - (even our very own Gangulida is busy telling damsels, how nimble and rhythmic their dance was!)
But the real footage on Indian Prime Time Television these days is surely reserved for our leaders - people who run the Great Indian Democratic Tamasha.
Varun Gandhi let the country know that he's just that - his father's son - a hardliner to the core.
BJP seems to be having a prime ministerial candidate from every damn state, while Advaniji thinks he's the one who deserves it this time around [?]
Congress's ring of gentlemen continue with their philosophy of you first, while Soniaji's sleeves seem to have tightened with all the aces that she keeps stacking them up with.
UPA's coalition members all think they should be considered for Prime Minister ship now - so everyone from Laluji to Paswanji is in with a chance.
But the real shock came from a reliable news channel's well designed and probably, statistically reliable presentation, that would have us believe that there is more than just a fair chance of our next Prime Minister being - hold your breath - Mayawatiji! Err... How do I put it? But yes, I'm more than just afraid... I'm scared to my wits end... and pray to all and sundry with the power of vote to exercise it with all their grey cells in charge! Please think twice over before pressing the blue button when you vote... PLEASE!
To bring down my blood presure levels and pass some time away on vacations, I thought up of this list of people whom I would like to see as the Prime Minister(s). Criteria? Their performance or the lack of it in their respective fields and of course - their No Politics backgrounds!
So, देश का नेता कैसा हो? -
The Mr. Perfectionist, one movie a year guy seems like the right person to make an America out of India. Just think of it, people doing things the right way, just because Aamir told them to. And... his short term memory loss wouuld be a boon in the bad world of politics!
He can direct, sing better and act OK too. Surely, the PM's post shouldn't be too much off a bother... replace the laundry bill with the budget, the novel with heaps of files and...
The grand old man of Indian Media has seen it all week after week after week. Time to put it all to use Roy my boy.
An Idea can change your life, and Sirjee's one grand idea could do it in a flash. What say Baby B?
"Khatm Kardo Use!". Remember Rang de Basanti? the determined voice changed five directionless youth's life forever - just imagine what it could do to a nation where the demographics are loaded heavily in the favour of youth.
Mr. Kapoor's invaluable day long experience at the helm makes him one of the favourites... easily. Remember Nayak?
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
I have always felt that he's one hell of a lucky chap. He wins the toss to bat first, Sehwag or Yuvraj blast the oppostion bowling away, and then the bowlers somehow just about manage to defend a target. Come to the real world Mahe and show us wheteher you really are a leader... if not, the luck that you bring along is quite an asset in itself...
Who knows, we could have the EU and US praying for their lives at our doorsteps if he could manage to do his spin offs on a larger scale!
Purely for the greatnesss of the man. He said the Nano was his biggest dream... now that it seems to have been fulfilled, time to dream bigger, I guess.
APJ Abdul Kalam
A former president becomes a PM and sets a new precedent! And he was never from a political background - the criteria is genuinely fulfilled...
Half of, or even more of our problems with other nations would be solved on the negotiation table itself! ... just one problem though - I'm not sure whether she was born India! Was she?
Aseem Sood - your best bet! People who read me regularly, are in for a treat - those who don't, needn't worry, their case would be duly considered. And anyways we have been seeing drastic changes- world over. Time for one, in here as well! And obviously, my favourite candidate is... me. Just look at the size of the pic!
That was my list of India's dream Prime Ministers. Do add more names to the above if you have some favorites of you own, who seem a better option than all the avove (read Me!).
Listening to: Even Better Than The Real Thing, U2, Achtung Baby
Dedicated to: Hmmmm... OK I give it to Mayawatiji. Hope that she understands that her state still needs her a lot and she gives up her prime ministerial aspirations!