Monday, August 22, 2016

 Unfortunately I returned back the book “India at Turning Point - the Road to Good Governance    by  T S R  Subramaniyan”  to kindle store before finishing the same. I was in its mid locations. Unconsciously I returned back  that one. But  I managed to get an idea about his mindset ( though not I claim 100 % right).. some of  the portion of that book was like the vies of radical democrat… some portions like a RSS background intellectual.  Almost all the attacks are against Congress Ministers, he has ridiculed them like anything for the policies adopted in the last 10 years during  Shri Manmohan’s  Period. T S R Subramaniyan, our former Cabinet Secretary- one can view him in all English channels in prime time debates.  He  belongs to Thanjavur and emerged from there to  Highest administrative level.   My humble opinion is   -this book is  not  written without any prejudice.Amazon Hard cover Price Rs 506.  Some excerpts…
·         Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel knew the country well. However, Nehru was more westernized, a product of a liberal England, and had enormous empathy for the Indian, coupled with intellect, without detailed knowledge of the Indian mentality, as possessed by say, Patel. One is entitled to one’s views—many great traditions and achievements that we now have, could be attributed to Jawaharlal Nehru.
·         Indira Gandhi was a special case, she had understood India better than her father. However, she did her bit to destroy many sacred institutions, for which we pay the price today
·         massive mandate given to him (Rajiv)through a two-third majority in Parliament—a luxury no future leader is likely to enjoy in the foreseeable future. This is the potential danger of having a young person, with little field experience, with no management and administrative successes in his belt, having the key to the country—we will be taking a huge chance

·         Narasimha Rao learnt his politics at the ground level. He understood India and Indians well, and our rural areas thoroughly. He understood the Indian psychology in the sense that Gandhiji (I refer of course to the Mahatma) understood it. The real salvation for the country will come only when our senior-most leader understands the smallest part of India, and Indianness well. One hopes that the day is not far off
·         Abdul Kalam once upon a time may have been a fine scientist. However, over time he became a Scientific Administrator, gradually outliving his science credentials, moving on to becoming a pure administrator
·         This cross-fertilizing career development model has been emulated by many illustrious leaders in India; Montek and Manmohan are prime examples

·         Ashoka Khemka in haryana has been transferred 43 times in 21 years but having excellent sercvice record
·         the annual pension i earned  for working in geneva  was higher than goi pension for 33 yers work in india
·         most of the anchors on the main channel are self assured  arrogant and think themselves as messiahs of change
·         katju has right to speak, he ought to impose some discipline on himself
·         one learns as one goes along, but to some extent this learning is circumscribed by the principles imbibed early in an impressionable period of one's life
·         Bhagavath Githa   teaches  lift yourself up by your own boot straps, it is up to you to be your own friend or your own enemy, the choice is yours
·         our Indian scriptures give us the ideal recipe- Anayasena Maranam, vina dainyena jeevanam- a painless death after full life, owing nothing to anyone.
·         In any democracy, the most fundamental issues  relate to the education and health of a citizen
·         India  is now having educational shops with abysmal academic standards-- like govt posts academic posts are also auctioned
·         After all everyone will have his own heroes, greatness is in the eyes of the beholder
·         water mafias emerging- robbery rates sale
·         Leaders of the state recklessly hand over the land and mine to big business- crony capitalism plays a large
·         if you sow the wind, you will reap the whirl wind

·         . cardinal principle in administration is that a person should leave the post that he has held in at least as good a condition, if not better, than when he took over the post; this is one measure of performance in a post

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