Yes, this is about the Rahul – Arnab interview. I know it’s late and after many jokes, many new dictionary words getting created, but I was just stunned into silence by Arnab’s niceness 🙂
For the first time Arnab showed us that he is a really nice man – he could be gentle and almost lovingly insistent. The true journalist inside him came out in flying colors and that’s awesome. Someone though needs to check with his wife, was he unwell or something ? Or was there a gun to his head !!
Someone also needs to raid Modi’s PR agency’s files … How did they pull off the unreal interview ?? This one interview has done more for him than any speech he has or could have given. This also is the proverbial last nail on Congress’ coffin. Seriously, do they think this is their leader ? My mother was very upset that we were saying such terrible things for Rahul Rajiv, but the point is he has been projected as a probable candidate for the top job in the country and every one of our lives will be impacted by the incumbent. I have a sneaky suspicion that the Congress wants to rid itself of the first family, how else could they have let this happen ? This is not even a political novice, nor a young child, that you could smile away at the inane absurd answers. For a minute if you forgot the famous last name that Rahul wrongly uses, it’s obvious he would never have got a chance to be the leader of the Congress party. He neither is politically savvy nor has done some outstanding service to the nation, nor is he a great orator, nor is he just street smart – the genuflecting sycophants would have thrown him out without a second thought.
We have had a decade long of silent puppet leadership, with the strings in the hands of the first family and in those ten years, Rahul has had an opportunity to do “something”. Even if he had merely toured the entire country, his understanding of our problems would have been so much better. He could have read extensively, he could have taken classes for oratory, he could have just met many of the senior leaders and learnt the trade. He has shown no learning agility !! What a waste of an opportunity. Am just getting even more certain that there is a group of Congressmen who are plotting the first family’s downfall, how else could you explain this interview ? Everyone understands that one person cannot remember all the facts, but he should have atleast been prepped, he could have even referred to a piece of paper if he doesn’t remember all the statistics. Why did nobody do a series of mock interviews with him to prep him ? The legendary actor Sivaji Ganesan, who is considered an acting school by himself, rehearsed every single dialogue in every single movie that he acted in !! The great orator Winston Churchill was a much in demand speaker in his time. He was once asked to come and speak at a function and the agent said, he will have ten minutes. Churchill gave a date, three months later. Just as the agent was about to leave another agent came to ask for time. The second agent said he wanted Churchill to speak for an hour, and Churchill agreed to come the next day. The first agent got upset and asked Churchill – for ten minutes you gave me a date three months later and this guy gives you an hour and you agree to speak tomorrow ? Churchill replied “When I have just ten minutes, I cannot ramble, I need to prepare well to deliver an effective speech in a short period of time, but when I have an hour, I can go around the topic, say many things that don’t make sense and sometime during the speech reach the point, so I don’t need as much prep.”
A great orator like Churchill needed three months to prepare, how was Rahul sent to this interview without any prep ?
You know what I really feel at this time as a citizen ? I feel taken for granted and not valued. Just watch a normal citizen – if the person coming home for dinner is important, the preparation will be grand, if you love the person and they are friends or family, you will ask what they want and go out of your way to make it for them. At work, you never walk into a meeting with the CEO without preparation and hope to wing it – you will soon be without a job. You hopefully will never walk into a client’s office without preparation. You show how much you value the other person through preparation for the transaction you wish to have.
Congress and the first family doesn’t consider Indian citizens worthy of preparation, they think they can wing it, say whatever and the fawning subjects would genuflect, we are being taken for granted and we have no one to blame but ourselves. We get treated the way we allow others to treat us. So suffer or choose better. Thank you Arnab … For showing us how Congress and the first family values us.