Sunday, June 24, 2007

Pygmies For President

The President of India is mostly a ceremonial position -- yet, somehow, one feels that its contenders should not inspire the question: who?

Mr. Kalam is an unpolished man -- a President by serendipity -- but he has shown that the Presidency can inspire India in ways otherwise impossible by a political system that merits only contempt from our citizens.

Given this, the Presidency is evolving in the public mind to something akin the Bharat Ratna -- greatness in life being a prerequisite for Presidency.

How utterly disappointing it is then to see pygmies jockeying for the position -- yet not surprising from a political system that specializes in disappointing India.

Too bad.