I have always been in awe of him (RajMohan Gandhi)
Mohan is, as always, taller than the circumstances that surround him. That enables him to cast a look that is much longer than and goes well beyond short-term horizons. His standing from the East Delhi seat for the Lok Sabha in the elections that are to take place in the coming days is consistent with his life-long passion to imbue India’s public life with ethical standards, valuational norms and civilisational redeeming of a kind the world will respect.
When talking to people vehemently opposed to Aam Aadmi Party, the one statement that is always repeated is that we need a LEADER for India. And this question has actually been in my mind for a very long time. Every time there are elections a slogan heard over and over again is " Desh ka neta kaisa ho?" ( What defines a leader of India?)
To answer that question and not mindlessly repeat what everyone else is saying I wanted to clearly objectify for myself the definition of a LEADER. I talked to a lot of people from the poor to the elite, to educated and uneducated and everyone in between and the qualities that everyone specifies are: A leader should be Selfless, Non Corruptible (haven't we all heard that term ;) ), has vision, values, maturity, can unite people and creates not just followers but more leaders. The order of these attributes is debatable and actually doesn't really matter, since they are all essential and not one can be compromised. Read More
The Importance of Madness
--Kamal Mitra Chenoy