Friday, January 20, 2006

Why We Need A Non-Indian Mindset...??

Two of the most influential persons in the Indian scenario are those with a Non-Indian mindset !! I am talking about Sonia Gandhi & Greg Chappel. And are we glad it is so ?

Let’s see what they have done differently which does not match with the ‘Indian” way of doing things…….

Sonia Gandhi :

Ø Gives up the top post of the country. Where the post of a village panchayat head is enough to provoke murders, where self proclaimed sanyasins cry hoarse after power, it was a refreshing change !! Stayed away from Politics 91-96 period when her party was bent on making her PM after her husbands death.

Ø Did not thrust her son/daughter into prominence by force. The daughter steadfastly remains out of active politics, son starts at 32 and still not given any position of power in government or even the party. Preferring to let him learn the ropes in his constituency.

Ø Asks her party ruled states for austerity and ministers to give up perks & the flashing red lights on their cars. The very reason for Indian politicians to take up politics as a profession.

Ø Does not stoop to personal name calling while campaigning.

Ø Does not interfere into government affairs & limits herself to party & coalition coordination despite the knowledge of her own immense power.

Greg Chappel :

Ø A very professional approach to the game. Focus on discipline & training paramount in achieving the defined targets.

Ø Does not mind taking on the big names of cricket both on & off the field.

Ø Is away from regional / parochial considerations while selecting the team.

Ø Is not shy of experimentation even if it means taking cricketers out of their comfort zone.

Ø Making the cricketers understand the mantra “ Perform or Perish”.

The prospects of our country under the leadership of the PM ( with support from his party Chief) as well as the prospects of the Indian Cricket team are looking up. Some of their no-nonsense approach has rubbed of their colleagues which bodes well for us.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good point, though sometimes it's hard to arrive to definite conclusions