August 13, 2010

Nehru, Indira and Manmohan?

Holy Ghost!!!

Well, the mumbling Good Doctor is now India's third-longest serving PM ...

Third on the all-time list! Well, India does not have the kind of restrictions that the United States. Think of the vision of Washington to leave the office voluntarily after he completed two terms in the office!

That was 200 years ago and strangely enough nobody dared to try to better the General. Think of Jefferson — he wanted him epithet to say that he was the founder of the University of Virginia. Being the President was passe to him. What an humble polymathic genius!

And what do we folks here in India do? We put someone in the office of the PM and once the bloke has been there long enough, we start thinking ... 'oh, who after him/her!' This man/woman is indispensable!!! How is India going to survive after him/her!!!

And we lift the ordinary mortal to the level of a deity ... there you go. That's us Indians. We really like our deities I guess.

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