Experiencing Life...


If my dad was a politician..

"If my dad was a politician.."
I do not know, is being a politician's son desirable or not?
On one hand, it makes you a person, who has power and influence behind him..(In hindi they say "mere piche mera baap baitha hai"...:P)
On the other hand, you are actually a son of a person, whose profession is abused, ridiculed and hated the most..

To be true and practical, my dad could never have become a politician, because to be a politician you must be adept in politics..
Politics in hindi is "Raj-niti"..
"Raj" means rule and "niti" means policy..
My dad is not a person, who has tact or the knack of making people follow him and rule..
So the "If" in the first statement is very important..
My dad is a practical and a professional man..
I never saw him mixing his personal and professional life..
So, me "enjoying" a politician's son's status, even if my dad becomes a politician, is not a possibility..(sad..:P)
However, I would not have been completely insulated..

So what if..
As I said, My dad is strictly professional, you would never see him with "goons" to bodyguard..
These are the people who handle "illegal" businesses of the politicians and they are "Khaas"(special people) of the politician..

The major change you would see, is punctuality in the offices, work being done, the common man being respected..(A rare sight in present day government offices..)
My dad has always been accountable and has always kept people accountable, including me..

He would never believe in appeasing selective people, he would chalk out an overall holistic plan for development of every sect, religion and region..
Though every region and every group would have their own set of problems..
My dad is as reachable as he is professional, always ready to discuss, never just with selective people..
Being in a manufacturing sector, he often faced problems because of government policies, license problems, he would ease out those policies, which are of no purpose except to promote red tapism, thereby encouraging businesses..

Even at home, me being a student could have explained him the problem with the education structure, the pedagogy, the view of students..

But the problem would be to manage people, because for a person of his simplicity and straightforwardness, being a people handler is next to impossible task..but in democracy that is the challenge that leaders' face..Compromises for consensus..:P

Overall, an atmosphere of work and professionalism would be created at home or at his office..
His would be the politics of performance, politics and development..no ideologies, no religion involved..
There would be no "dadagiri" only "dadgiri"..:P

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An article, quite like an essay on 'Competiton' as a process.


"Competition" is a process between entities, where they contest i.e try to prove their superiority over other in some way or the other.
Entities can be individuals, groups, organisation or even ideologies..
"Competition" has been a great driving force for evolution, since it leads to an enforced action.
It keeps us interested, involved and more importantly working, thereby not allowing us to relax or stagnate.
Human beings have a natural tendency to compete, to prove their mettle and as a result competition has played a great role in human development..

However, unfortunately the nature of competition degrades as fierceness increases. 
Ethics, fairness take a backseat and the only objective is to "win", this lead to an undeserved satisfaction for winner and the loser, who otherwise believed in fairness,  is force to adapt evil practices.
Thus the propagation of forced unethical practices.
This is because we treat win as just win, we never recognize or appreciate the nature of it.
(All this is said with the assumption there is an honest way of competing and in most of the cases there is.)

To win a fierce competition fairly, is far more respectable and difficult, than to just win it.

In addition to this, fierce competition can have a paradoxical effect as it reduces the scope for experimentation and innovation, as cost of failure is tremendous.
It kills human freedom to do what he wants to, but taking in to account the circumstances he relents to the pressure of competition, thereby doing what he needs to.
Thus the creative potential remains untapped..

"Crab Mentality" is another significant problem. Though it is nothing related to fierceness of competition, its the problem with the approach.
It means neither develop nor let develop.
This attitude defeats the purpose of competition that is to attain overall progress or development.
Instead the attitude should be to focus on developing self and learn from the opposition as well, this way world will be a better place to work and develop.

In practice, there have been issues of unfair competition between say large multinational and a small scale local industry. Thus one more important point is that
Competition is always on a level playing field.
The state(India) has competition commission employed to ensure that.

Competitions are undoubtedly great source of thrust, spirit but the approach, the nature of it are of equal significance, to develop universally..

Thank You!!