But by not recognising and rewarding talent, the party is shooting itself in the foot and undermining the interests of leaders who can contribute immensely.
A peaceful, prosperous land, India was suffused with harmony where communal riots were non-existent and none used religion for political gain. Minorities, living cheek by jowl with Hindus, were as secure as the gold at Fort Knox, and women were never in harm’s way. Brimming with advice now on how governments should be run, they scarcely took their own counsel while ruling us.
Showing respect to the national anthem is one of those. Despite some people’s dislike for national symbols, it is simple good manners to honour your country. People wish to defy national symbols by citing ‘democracy’ while forgetting that it is precisely these emblems that define the very democracy they swear by and hide behind.
Come hell or high water, the city is back to normal faster than you can say 'monsoon.' So what if the civic authorities, the state government machinery, the city's disaster management plan (what's that?) failed miserably? Despite that the city's shrugged off its pain and is back to normal. Hail the Mumbaikar!