The Genius of Dr. Manmohan Singh

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Look at his impish smile!
(Picture via Wikimedia)
"Genius always finds itself a century too early." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

For centuries to come, historians, sociologists, and scientists will babble and squabble in public, and mull over and pull their hair out in private to ascertain whether the genius of the 13th Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh was innate or acquired or both. If both, to what degrees?

One thing, however, is irrefutable and that is that whenever the future generations will come across the word genius, they will instantly associate it with Dr. Singh. For example just notice how some of the traits of a genius fit Dr Manmohan Singh to a tee:


"Genius (Dr. Singh) is eternal patience." ~ Michelangelo

"Towering genius (such as Dr. Singh) disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored." ~ Abraham Lincoln

"The true genius (such as Dr. Manmohan Singh) shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

"Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities."~ Oscar Wilde

"When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him." ~ Jonathan Swift

"When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius (such as Dr. Manmohan Singh) to do it." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our country, for quite some time now, has been in dire need of change. We have been desperately trying to get rid of the old order to rejuvenate our society. When I read the history of developed nations, I learn that they were infused with young blood and young ideas each time a generation died in a war. They took leaps in scientific advancements as well as gender and race equality when old social order and established societal mores were discarded. We could also send great many nationalists and patriarchs to fight the jehadis in strife-ridden countries, but this solution seems too bloody for our peace-loving nation.

In such a bleak scenario, it is the genius of Dr. Singh which has given us abounding hope. He has already led us halfway on a silent path towards progress. He has accomplished an extraordinary feat. I am not talking about the honors, awards, and international recognition received by Dr. Singh, any rattu tota or kitabi keeda could have hoarded such awards. I am talking about his genius at building the pyre of the grand old Congress Party. While the Party used him to keep the seat warm for the Gandhi scion, he sat there silently over scam after scam and let the seat burn and ignite the pyre. No one else could have decimated Indian National Congress the ruling political party the way Dr. Manmohan Singh has done. The work of a genius indeed!

But friends, mitron, if you take the larger picture into account, you will realize that only half of the work is done. Now it's Narendra Bhai Modi's turn to exterminate another old political party which thrives on the support of even more regressive and pernicious ideologues.   

16 comments:

  1. You are quite right, but hush now, lets wave happy goodbyes and prepare to dance, for another round :)

    Blasphemous Aesthete

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    1. Yeah, let's do dhoti dance! Happy days are certainly ahead, especially for those writing satire :-)

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    2. Dhoti dance? I thought Sangh Nikkers and shorts are the way out?

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    3. It's about time men in India discarded the gross western outfits and readopted our graceful traditional Indian clothes.

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  2. Looks like it's time for the Gujarat 'model' to make an entry at the Centre. Hope she's hot and not taken :p

    Do drop by mine. I blog at www.scriptedinsanity.blogspot.in

    Cheers
    CRD

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  3. Yes, extermination is the name of the game. I am so glad you showed us something positive in MMS's tenure :).

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    1. And future looks bright too! I need to do another post on it.

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  4. Hush! I am superstitious :) Never talk of good things as about to happen UNLESS they have completely happened.

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    1. Oh yes...I am also superstitious. Going to put a kala teeka on the blog post.

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  5. I am glad,he has finally left from shadow of Sonia and will now always remain in shadow of the mess he d created in India

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    1. At least he finally made you glad :-)

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  6. So all this was part of a well thought out strategy? A demolition exercise? Hah...it does all make sense now!
    Let's see how successful Modiji is in his mission!

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    1. No doubt it was a well thought out strategy. We can except no less from a man of his calibre and qualifications.

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