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Monday, March 12, 2012

Today's Leaders




So many leaders too few to choose
   None shine either like sun or moon
Small people and small aspirations
  How will they lead a mighty nation
A common man's needs are few
  How we wish they understood and knew
Its like choosing between devil n deep sea
  Small mean men haggle for power and reverie
Little do they care to build a strong nation
  All they worry is to further their ambitions
This country needs men of steel
  Not cowards and spineless running to steal

PS: Image Kind Courtesy Google

74 comments:

  1. True, we lack able leadership...nice weave.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Alka! Yes true deficit!

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  2. Leaders are supposed to take risk and think differently. Succeeding or failing is secondary. I liked the cartoon a lot; though the ant doesnt know where its going by itself; the fact that its leading shows courage. Courage and intelligence makes a good leader

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    1. Ants are surely more courageous and risk taking:)

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  3. loved the image..
    current political scenario well depicted..
    we got to choose among bad among worsts.. that is no good for our nation !!

    Awesome read

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    1. Thanks Jyoti! Unfortunately that is the case!

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  4. Here's hoping for those courageous leaders who really want to make a difference!

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  5. If only the leaders didn't have such thick hides.....

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    1. The thick skin makes them impregnable:)

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  6. Today's leaders are not even bloody managers .

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  7. Lovely and a timely poem! And the image is bang on, so depicts are politicians, but atleast the ant has some remorse!

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  8. Very well written.. yeah our country lack good leaders leave alone great leaders ... Don't think any one can inspire us... The pic is awesome another great post :D

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    1. In our case absolute power or little power corrupts absolutely, Purba:(

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  10. I quote you. Italy needs a real leader too. All we have now is robbery, robbery and more robbery...
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    1. Francesca, unfortunately this kind of leadership is now a global phenomena, but hurts more in developing countries!

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  11. This is a brilliant deduction Rahul, I resonate with it because currently South Africa's political situation is less than ideal, in fact it is very corrupt.

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    1. Sam, Systems all over have been rendered defunct by small men!

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  12. Rightly said sir ... so well said ..

    The people our leaders need to wake up , they dont have any love for the nation.. what i have to say about them can be summed up by saying

    jo bhara nahin hai bhavon se
    behti jisme rasdhaar nahin
    woh hridya nahin Pathar hai
    jisme swadesh ka pyar nahin


    jisme na nijh gaurav
    na nijh desh ka abhiman hai
    woh nar nahin hai
    mritak hai nira Passu ke samaan hai

    I was writing a post so cut pasted a few lines from that post ..

    Bikram's

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    1. Thank you Bikram for rendering this more meaningful with those words!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Ria for those nice words:)

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  14. This is very much the Situation here. We need Strong men who can lead the nations. We are just left with self obsessed people who want to make money for themselves. And in a way, we are left with people who are bad and people who are worse. Where are the Good Samaritans?

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    1. Yes, we now hope the good Samaritans would come to save this country!

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  15. Superbly expressed! Especially loved the cartoon :).

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    1. Thank you , Rachna for those kind words! BTW your new profile pic is nice:)

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  16. Oh very well said. Wish I could publish this in our papers.
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  17. Thanks a lot PAPS for such a nice comment:)

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  18. Lovey one, Sir. Nice image selection :D

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  19. Not only well written- but well thought out and very powerful!! This is very true.

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    1. A big thanks for those nice words , Anjuli:)

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  20. Wow!..You are great..!
    writing a poem on such topics is difficult, for me at least..

    Your poem truly speaks a lot....A very thoughtful poem!

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    1. I attribute the greatness to readers like you, Valli who like what I dish out:)

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  21. So true. You write very good, Rahul.

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    1. Thank you, Eden for those kind comments:)

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  22. YOu are right- there is little to choose from- how can we decide between a scoundrel and a theif?

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  23. So true and apt for our nation, leaders who don't know where they are leading us and followers following blindly. Love both the picture and the poem, Rahul.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Rachna! Unfortunate but true!

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  24. "Its like choosing between devil n deep sea
    Small mean men haggle for power and reverie"

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    The ending sets of lines are very powerful in the poem. You told what a common man feels but can't say. He is busy running to fulfill his limited needs...

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    1. Thanks a lot , Saru!How we wish that things change for better...

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  25. A typical scenario of today's times! Nice one Rahul ji!!

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  26. There could unanimity of what we have in our minds when it comes to India.

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    1. Welcome to my blog PN! Thanks for agreeing:)

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  27. Very nice composition Sir..I like the picture very much... :)

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  28. Your writing is as profound as one can be! Love it like always! :)

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    1. A big thanks , Akriti for that sweet comment:)

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  29. I wish every decent person would make a decent leader but that's not the case. Still, many "bad leaders" are actually decent people they just weren't cut out for the job.

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  30. Agree with what you say, Agnes:)

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  31. yes the leaders of today are selfish and money minded. they think about everything expect the welfare of the people.
    I hope some change comes about soon!


    sarah

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    1. Thanks Sarah for agreeing with views:) Change for benefit is always welcome, Sarah!

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  32. A beauty:)
    Very well said that the choice we have while choosing a leader is not very much. And incidently, one who gets elected celebrate his selection for the next five years and the hangover will go just before the next election!
    This is India, 'afterall'..:)

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  33. Welcome to my blog , Gopal!Am happy you liked this:)

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  34. too good! well deserved applause! :)

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    1. A huge thanks, Harman for that sweet comment:)

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  35. In my opinion, these days, it's quite hard to be a leader, because every person has different thoughts. However, a good one should know what to say and when, to come up and implement new ideas. I've learned these at Leadership development Toronto camp... a really great place where I've met many great persons.

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Diana!A big thanks for the link to the Leadership development camp.

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  36. Really enjoyed that Rahul. Couldn't decide which line I liked best - the small mean men haggling one or the last two lines about men of steel and stealing men. You hit the nail on the head.

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    1. Grateful indeed to you, KayEm for having taken time off to read my blog and having liked this poem!

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