This LS 2014 Elections ... will you, the voter, make a promise ?

“The AAP will make no promises to you. Instead it will ask you to make a promise. This time you will not cast your vote on the basis of kinship. You will forget caste; you will drive away the distributors of alcohol and money. AAP has not come to ask you for your vote. If there is anything we ask of you, it is to have faith in yourselves; and to listen to the voice of your soul. This election is not about the victory or defeat of political parties; it is about victory or defeat within ourselves. In front of the voting machine, we must think of the future of our children, the future of our city and our dreams for the future of our country.” Short link

Friday, 28 March 2014

India won't get another like him for another generation

Below is a wonderful mail sent by a colleague in response to a critical mail he received :

Dear Rajan:

Thanks for your mail and my response is delayed because I wanted to give it time.

I know Arvind for about close to 23 years now and have seen him from the time he got into IRS from TISCO, fought corruption, won the Magsaysay award till where he is now.

Arvind has set himself goals that are nearly impossible to achieve; taken paths that none of us dare dream venture and has seen the very bridges created by him burn't by others. And all this for the love of India.

If I expect him to be flawless, expect to give him no rope to fail, and yet desire that he deliver the impossible that none of the 800 million Indian adults could; then I ask myself, are my lofty standards at fault or is Arvind at fault?

I really do not know if he will be occupy a high place in history or confined to its dustbin. I don't think even he does or he cares. But I can tell you one thing - India won't get another like him for another generation.

Warm regards,

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