Mitt Romney was pleasantly graceful in his defeat. Barack Obama was simply marvellous in his winning address to his people. Just for a moment contrast their speeches with those of Sonias and Modis in India and you will know the chasm between the two countries and the two people. There is hardly anything but mud slinging when Sonias and Modis speak. The emphasis all the time is on trying to prove who are the worse rogues. Don't be mistaken that the difference is between the quality of leadership in the two countries. The contrast is between the character and the culture of the two people these leaders represent.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Mahesh Jethmalani resigns from the Executive Committee of BJP as tainted Gadkari continues to be its President. Good. But what does he and millions of his educated and intelligent brothers and sisters do, even though the country continues to be governed by an outright corrupt Cabinet of Ministers (as its overall character, not necessarily each and every member is corrupt). They do precious nothing. Led by Indian Media they just make false noise and continue to enjoy themselves.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
"PM vows to root out corruption" says the headline in today's The Statesman. He must have meant corruption by others excluding the first family, himself, his council of Ministers, and the Congressmen. Or did he mean that all of them were holy cows and no act by them, howsoever corrupt, could amount to corruption. How does one maintain sanity in this country - touching new depths of depravity each passing day!