Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tamil Nadu - The Leader is dead!! All Hail the Leader

It's raining political crisis in TN. What's happening down there is a complete mockery of the country's democratic institutions. The elected successor is being forced out to make way for a political novice heir apparent.

Sasikala Natarjan has neither the political chops nor the necessary experience for taking up the reigns of a state like TN as the CM. Just because she was an aide of the late J Jayalalithaa it does not mean that she is capable of administering and servicing a state as populous as TN.

The AIADMK party has demonstrated that political legacies in India continue to remain fiefdoms with power handed over to those close to who held the power rather than follow the democratic succession process enshrined in the Constitution. The party leaders have also displayed a marked disconnect with the common man who voted for them by diluting the democratic process.

All this is leading to one hell of a show in TN where all the political gains made by AIADMK due to Jayalalithaa's legacy may be squandered away by the party pandering to the whim of that it chose as a unworthy successor to the Iron Lady.

Dynasty and coterie politics has long been the bane of India and for now things don't look to be improving anytime soon.

The leader is dead, all hail the leader.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

2017 - Week 1

January 08, 2017 1:41 PM

End of week 1 and things are back to usual. Missed my target of getting up everyday early for every day of the week. Starting with a bang....

So the plan is to keep at it and hope that my week 2 is better than my week 1...

Well, to be frank I work up early everyday, it was just getting out of the cozy, comfortable bed that was the problem. The weather here hasn't help as well. Its been cold and waking up and getting out of the warm bed is a chore in itself.

Monday beckons and lets hope that things are better for me in week 2 than in week 1.

Ciao until then....

Cheers,
G