Since Indian independence, barring a few exceptions, India remained a country of non-autocratic PMs. That’s why Indian democracy survived. Indira Gandhi seen as an autocrat, imposed emergency.
Today we Indians are celebrating our 67th Independence day. Today is the day to think about things which make us feel good about our country. Today is the Day when we must talk about our own behavior which has somehow stagnated and blemished the true character of our Nation.
Some anomalies are there in every Nation’s independent years. But still if a Nation managed to walk 67 years on its own, then it’s no meagre achievement. Let’s Congratulate our Nation for giving us so much, which we can never ever be able to return in our life times.
So Let’s confess to our Nation, things which we did consciously or unconsciously, that we think haven’t helped our dear Nation.
6-10 Things to Think about on India’s 67th Independence Day! – Part 2
6) Too much faith on Micro Management: During the recent Mid Day meal incident in Bihar, a journalist asked the Union Minister in charge, as to why he didn’t ensure the quality of midday meal at the lowest level. To this he replied — We have a system in place for Midday meal, and there are people at every level in charge of the process. Hence a Minister doesn’t need or should micromanage things at the lowest level. He was contesting, what is called “Micro Management”. Micromanagement is the process when the Top boss starts monitoring and guiding things at levels much below him/her.
This brings us to the question, are we Indians showing too much faith on the effectiveness of micro management. That’s, is there a real need for a boss to monitor every level of a process?
Do we really like Boss who sticks his nose in every employee’s work?
Is micromanagement by an Administrator the key to effectiveness?
Will India grow if the work of every Indian in the Government and System is monitored by the top Minister?
7) Too much faith on the Ability of a Single person: In recent times, a section of Indians, particularly youth is putting too much faith on the ability of a single person. We are talking about Narendra Modi. This is a wrong trend, as a Single person manages things by the contribution of many others. Giving all credit to one, means ignoring the good work of all others.
Do we really need a Single Person to make all of our problems vanish?
8) Autocrats are bad: Interestingly, those who are most opposed to individual worship in Indian politics are the ones who seem most mesmerised by the allure of a strong personality. A personality which is being seen as an iron fisted administrator. Autocrats anywhere are bad, as they stop hearing the reasonable viewpoints of those who work with them. Since Indian independence, barring a few exceptions, India remained a country of non-autocratic PMs. That’s why Indian democracy survived. Indira Gandhi seen as an autocrat, imposed emergency.
In addition, we Indians today manage to criticize our PM Manmohan Singh, only because he’s not autocratic. Things were different during Indira Gandhi years.
Should we hail Autocratic tendency in our leaders?
9) Applauding the Indirect Statements of Our Leaders: When Mahatma Gandhi was thrown out of the train in South Africa, the White officer called him a D**. All during British rule in India, Indians had to see signs “Indian D**s Not Allowed”. In recent times, a Puppy comment by a leader is hailed by his supporters as a brilliant PR exercise. Brilliant because, whatever way you take the statement, the purpose is solved.
Now there’s a question, if indirect statements break families, friendships; then what will be their effect on our Nation, its polity. Are we willing to stoop that low?
Are we willing to stoop that low?
10) Are we getting intolerant to Less Intelligent people: In recent times, we Indians have started assessing our leaders on their intelligence and articulateness.
Try Answering the questions like,
Why our PM is Weak?
Why Rahul Gandhi is not PM material?
and you will know what i mean.
A section of Indians have even started showing intolerance towards less intelligent people. Calling someone a Fool has never been a virtue in India. That apart, who can say for sure that a less intelligent person can’t do good for his/her country. After all, we all have a certain dumbness in us. That apart, if a person is intelligent, he must have gravity to behave like one.
Shouldn’t We think twice before calling someone a fool, less intelligent or Dumb?
This was the Part 2 or 6-10 Things to Think about on India’s 67th Independence Day! You may agree or disagree with these 5 points. But agreement or disagreement is not the objective here. The objective is to Think.