Thursday, October 16, 2014

Why Modi Won't Leave It To No.10

Someone rightly said “Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department”. This is the reason why CEOs and MDs in the most successful companies keenly look into every marketing strategy and tactic. They remain highly involved in marketing decisions and actions.

India were 254 for 6 when Sachin Tendulkar took an avoidable risk and was out caught. His glorious innings of 136 came to an end and he will never forget that test nor will many cricket-lovers in India. Sachin will look back on that innings, one of his best, with pride and regret. That was India V Pakistan at Chennai in 1999. India were just 17 runs short of victory. The last four batsmen added just 4 runs and India were bowled out, handing a 12-run electrifying victory to Pakistan. Sunil Gavaskar lamented “Sachin should have finished the job and not have left it to the remaining batsmen”. There is no way one can find fault with Sachin, although expecting him to have finished it off is fair, when the last four couldn’t manage even 17 runs. In a situation like that you finish the job.

There won’t be any dispute if I called Sachin a leader among batsmen although he may not have fared great as a captain. Amitabh Bachchan can be called a leader in acting and movies although he was miserable in politics. Our HATO club (Hammam Associates Treaty Organisation) in the media plays blind to the phenomenal leadership that stares them in their eyes. Narendra Modi’s story as a leader in contemporary world politics is by far the most outstanding story. A man hunted and pursued viciously by his political enemies with their bootlickers in media and establishment has not only survived them but has surpassed and beaten all of them hands down. He is the Prime Minister of India while the HATO club in the media and political domain languish in their bottomless pit of filth. Modi’s talent as a public servant has been nurtured from a young age. It stands to reason that he has acquired leadership skills in an area in which he possesses talent. If he had taken up acting maybe he would have fared as badly as Bachchan fared in politics.

Instead of analysing Modi’s leadership skills and techniques our media crooks have been talking nonsense all the time. They scream “Test for Modi” every time there is some event. America a test for Modi! Mangalyaan a test for Modi! China a test for Modi! Bye-polls a test for Modi! UN a test for Modi! I-Day speech a test for Modi! ISIS a test for Modi! LOC a test for Modi! Maharashtra and Haryana polls a test for Modi! Barkha’s make up a test for Modi! Oops! Not the last one. People are naturally laughing at our media clowns. While they pretend to be great political analysts, people are seeing them naked. Their eyes are so clouded with filth and hatred that they cannot see what is obvious to common men and women. Events of late aren’t any test for Modi. He has passed the toughest tests and become the PM. It is our media morons whose lives and survival are under a constant test. Along with Modi’s political opponents our HATO club made a lot of noise about Modi campaigning while there was friction at the LOC. His opponents made out the campaigning meant negligence of LOC. What do these idiots imagine or want people to believe? That a PM sits at his office and attends to only one thing during a day? Truth is that the Pakis have taken the beating of their life even as Modi continued with his campaign as this tweet reflects:

The action by Modi in empowering the Army/BSF to take appropriate retaliatory action is a huge deviation from the past. For a decade our stupid GOI usually came up with the nonsensical “Kadi Ninda” (Strong condemnation) for Pak atrocities on the LOC. Even the cartoonists did not miss the dramatic difference this time around with Modi as PM. This one below is among the best I have seen:

Now, those who are ranting about Modi campaigning heavily during these state elections had no complaints when the Limp Biskit MMS campaigned. It’s because MMS usually mumbles when he speaks and is a man who has never won a public election and nobody likes listening to him, except maybe Congi slaves. In contrast, Modi is a crowd puller, a great orator and has never lost a public election. That is what is causing them heartburn. Under Modi’s leadership the BJP’s stocks have grown dramatically and it threatens to wipe out our media’s crumb-feeder, the Congress and its Sicko alliance partners. In particular, in the large and important state of Maharashtra, our media crooks see a huge pot of gold for them disappearing if the Congress loses and BJP comes to power. So lately, they even started sucking up to the ShivSena that they genetically hate. Given its importance, Modi obviously lays huge value to the stakes in Maharashtra, a lot more than Haryana. It is natural that he chooses not to leave marketing to the marketing department. It is important to understand Modi’s leadership style which is demonstrated in various situations.

Leadership is a skill that can be acquired (if someone wants to). Leadership skills are also easier to acquire in a domain that one possesses talent in. No matter how much lipstick Barkha & Co. put on him, Rahul Gandhi’s talents clearly don’t lie in the political domain. Therefore, he is unable to establish leadership within his party or with people. Behind his back his own partymen scoff at him and some even openly call him a “joker”. There are broadly four leadership styles that are universally accepted. There are some who add one or two more as you can read here. There is no harm if you broaden your list with some variants. But the generally accepted four styles of leadership are plotted in this matrix below:

If I were to put Modi in one of these quadrants then it would clearly be S2. Modi is highly directive and also highly supportive. He does not take decisions which aren’t backed by full support or full scale action. The LOC action by our Army is a good indicator of that. It had the Paki PM running to the UN for help. Try and plot other political leaders and you will find a reasonable explanation on why some succeed and some don’t. Modi might take a decision and delegate but he will just as surely ensure that an issue reaches a desired outcome or as close as it can get. Do remember that there can be times when the leadership styles may float a bit here and there within these quadrants. Humans can be moody too but these styles largely define a consistent pattern for a leader’s style. The political leader forces and sets the agenda. Modi has left all the “caste & religion” discourse of the past far behind. He has forced every politician to talk about development, growth, cleanliness, employment. With such a leader a certain amount of chest-thumping is inevitable. What’s SoniaG’s chest-thumping all about? It’s nothing beyond Nehru-Gandhi because she doesn’t have major accomplishments to talk about and she certainly cannot be chest-thumping about her massive corruption and the corrupt govt she led.

What about Modi as a team player? He is often accused of being a dictator by his opponents and the media. Assertive, firm leaders do appear dictatorial at times. But what these folks forget is that Modi was a frontline RSS “Karyakarta”. It is impossible to survive in that position in RSS without being a team player. You have to climb the ladder the hard way in RSS no matter how much our media and sickular folks spew hatred against it. While spewing hatred against RSS our media never bothers to write about the team work or organisational structures of RSS. It is far from a dynastic organisation like the Congress or many of its clones and even others like AIADMK or DMK. For that matter it is extraordinary that in a country of feudal, dynastic outfits in politics BJP has managed to steer clear of such a structure. Democracy should count a blessing. So how would Modi fit in as a team player when it comes to it? Try and make your own decision with this chart:

Analyse Modi’s talks and walks. One will find he largely fulfils the roles demanded of him in various situations as a team-leader. At the heart of all his actions is the deep desire for his team to win. He wants BJP to win, he wants Congress obliterated. He has made no secret of his contempt for the dynastic and corrupt politics of Congress with his “Congress Mukt Bharat” call. He told street scumbag Rajdeep Sardesai after the 2007 Gujarat elections: “I am committed to a mission, not ambition’.

Will Modi make mistakes? Yes, he will. But as the leader of the country and of a political party his actions are oriented towards eliminating the risks of mistakes. That’s what any Marketing head does all the time in business. Doesn’t he? When push came to shove the BJP broke away from ShivSena. I had recommended this a long time ago. I don’t look at politics as a political analyst or expert. I look at it from a marketer’s angle on how best my products and services will fare and what decisions need to be taken. From that angle ShivSena was clearly a baggage that BJP should have thrown away a long time ago. Post-poll alliances from a position of strength is the way to go for a national party. The other thing is people are generally large-hearted and forgiving by nature. But they would forgive mistakes of any political leader provided they believe he is sincere, uncorrupt and there is no mal-intention in his decisions. Modi makes all that easy for people to forgive should he make mistakes. Can you say the same for Sonia or Pawar?  

Modi is highly determined to wipe out the Congress and make India stronger and better. Those are his only motivations and nothing else. In the process he will desperately want his team to win in an important state in Maharashtra (and, of course, Haryana too although the stakes are much lesser). That he campaigns so heavily for his party is not to occupy the crease all by himself. That Gopinath Munde, a CM contender, died suddenly added to BJP’s problems. Here on, BJP will have to develop stronger state leaders like in MP, Rajasthan and Goa if they have to carry the battle forward. But all this media crap about Modi being constantly under “test” is a big load of rubbish. Electorally, Modi has nothing left to prove.

The 136 by Sachin Tendulkar is considered by many as one of the greatest test innings. It was an edge-of-the-seat contest with Pakistan. That loss didn’t make Sachin any less a great batsman or put him under test all his cricketing life. Did it? You win, you lose battles. So too in politics. The exit polls so far show BJP as the single largest party in both Maharashtra and Haryana. The media will now make it out to be defeat if BJP doesn’t get a clear majority. That is utter nonsense. Considering where BJP was in Maharashtra, an outcome of being the single largest party is a clear victory for BJP. All that is of much lesser significance for me. What is indeed significant is that, unlike Sachin, Modi is not going to leave it to batsman No.10. One of the team-leader’s roles is that of the “finisher” (Remember Dhoni in WC 2011?). And that is what upsets our media morons. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Elections & Dog-Tactics

There she was, all decked up and whining. Out of the blue Devyani Khobragade does an interview with a beat reporter of TimesNow. She is famous for being arrested, strip-searched over US laws on domestic staff payments. She was since moved to India’s UN office and the case has not been prosecuted. As UN staff she enjoys immunity too. So what was her whining all about considering she’s in the top rung of govt service and has channels and access to seek justice for any grievance she has? It’s election time. Her father does have political ambitions and both of them are neck deep in the Adarsh housing scam. Two days before Maharashtra goes to polls and on the day campaign ends, Timesnow brings you images of a “victim”:

People on SM now read the MSM like the back of their hands. Khobragade is Marathi Manoos so they hope the “victimhood” will cause some damage to the party they hate. So anything that can strengthen the votes for the anti-BJP forces is game for TimesNow. But people are also quick to point out why projecting a “Dalit” as victim can help the anti-BJP cause. All very clever doggy tricks and the stats someone put up bear the reason for it.

The history of journalism has seen interviews that have had severe consequences. Journalists have faced the most intimidating of personalities at great risk to their own lives. I mean seriously, who would want to interview a “Fatwa-loving-instant-beheading” Imam? This has nothing to do with our elections but a point about how serious journos do serious business and not lame interviews for mere political pimping. Watch (1 min):

That’s the late Mike Wallace (of CBS 60 Minutes) interviewing the Ayatollah Khomeini. One can’t be sure Anwar Sadat was killed because of his Fatwa but he was indeed assassinated in public view. Our MSM cowards like to use “Dog tactics” for their political pimping. I call it “Dog tactics” because one particular classless guy likes to call everyone a dog or person of “no class”. That’s right, Rajdeep Sardesai in an earlier interview of Raj Thackeray told him he “barks like a dog” and claimed that’s what people say. Which people? Must be the people of Rajdeep’s HATO alliance for whom everyone else is a barking dog. So what was RS doing when he recently asked Uddhav Thackeray if he was “asked to sit like a dog”? And treated like a dog by the BJP during their seat negotiations for Maharashtra? Watch (21 secs):

That this ugly character passes as a journo in our media is a disease that characterises our MSM. What’s with all the “dog tactics”? There was indeed an outrage on the SM over such cheap questions and statements. Rajdeep also posted a pic of him and UddhavT on Twitter to demonstrate his friendly nature. But watch the video closely, listen carefully and observe UddhavT’s behaviour when Rajdeep makes those dog comments. UT doesn’t bat an eyelid and is not perturbed or outraged one bit. Any other politician in his place would have taken serious objection to Rajdeep’s language and line of questioning. Not Uddhav Thackeray! Why? Because…

It would be clear if you observe closely that this dog tactic is a choreographed act. The BJP-Sena split happened at a time when the BJP is on the ascendancy and SS is not doing all that well, going by opinion polls. Suddenly, SS-haters like NDTV, Timesnow and Rajdeep are all lining up to interview UT and his son Aditya or some Marathi Manoos. The interview is in Hindi and Rajdeep wants Maharashtrians to hear how “poor UT” was treated like a “Dog” by the BJP. And the message: “Please sympathise with this (under?) dog and reject BJP”. Here are comments by TheJaggi in an article in Firstpost that should offer you further reasons why Rajdeep’s dog-question is actually “friendly fire” to help gain Marathi sympathy for UT:

I wonder how a party leader like UddhavT wants to win elections by being willingly characterised as a dog. What Marathi Manoos pride is he saving by such an act? A party that has the Tiger as its emblem is being called a dog and the head happily glosses it over. Charming stuff! Rajdeep, who has new-found sympathy for SS, has a history of contempt for the party. The contempt was so deep that he didn’t even spare Smita Thackeray from his hostile ridicule. He calls her a mere “hotel receptionist” just Moronshankar Aiyar refers to the “Chailwalla”. Take a look at history:

In his choreographed interview with UddhavT there weren’t any questions about Sena’s “Dadagiri” or “Poison” or UT’s lack of charisma as Rajdeep has consistently written about them. Nothing! It was all sympathy, love and affection. It was a grand attempt by Rajdeep to help UT and SS play the “underdog”. Now that the SS has split with BJP, Rajdeep and his HATO will go any length to garner sympathy for SS but time and tide don’t stop for these media morons. Their hatred for Modi can make them do anything but “dogs” usually remain dogs. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Rajdeep's Ugly Character - Part 2

If you haven’t already, please read the previous part: “Rajdeep reveals his ugly character at NY” and also “A question of Aroon Purie’s ethics & morals”.

Contrary to what a hack grandly claimed after Rajdeep Sardesai’s ugly Madison Square Garden incident, self-styled journalists do not have any Constitutional right to ask “obnoxious” questions. This dangerous assumption has been used to spew hatred on a certain segment of people by our MSM. This hatred had to inevitably result in the physical assault of a person that Rajdeep is guilty of. These sickos in our MSM have no business to talk about freedom or liberty. Wise men have long ago left this wisdom behind: “The liberty to swing your arm ends where another man’s nose begins”.

After the incident some Aaptards, led by you know who, put out part videos of RS being manhandled. Little did these idiots know that in this day and age anybody and everybody with a mobile phone is almost a citizen-journalist. But predictably, the “Box of parrots” that forms our MSM went on a rant about how RS was abused and assaulted. I have screenshots but to save space let’s summarise the initial morons:

These unworthies now have eggs on their faces. This is nothing short of a choreographed operation to make RS a “victim” of a “mob” as these scoundrels refer to the people who had come to hear PM Modi. All the evidences and videos have already been put up in the previous posts I referred to at the beginning. The question now is, what did Rajdeep do after the incident that drove this choreographed operation of #IStandWithRajdeep? Let’s read his “regret” which he published on October 10 (excerpts):

However, I do believe it is important to put events of the day in context. I along with my camera person was outside Madison Square garden about three hours before the prime minister was to arrive. Our aim was to capture the mood, which was  joyous and excited. We were able to reflect much of this in our coverage… I was abused in terribly foul terms, my family was called names and I was kicked in the shins when my back was turned. The pushing and jostling continued even as I tried not to engage. I had gone to the event with hopes of goodwill instead the volley of name calling was unrelenting and shocking to me. My camera person and other witnesses would bear testimony to this… I do, however, believe that surrounding, heckling and hurling vicious personalized abuse while a journalist is doing a professional job is also unacceptable. We journalists have a challenging job at the best of times and only ask to be allowed to perform our duties unhindered without intimidation… The freedom of the press is an integral part of our democracy and should be respected  by all”.

Rajdeep uses all the balderdash in the world to defend his abuses and stupid behaviour. As a professional, if you’re heckled, you just walk away. You just find another spot to report from. The videos clearly show what this scoundrel was intent on doing: Inviting soundbites against Modi that will tar the PM and throw a sour note to the event. He was fishing for filth. RS claims he had his cameraman with him. What was that cameraman doing? Peeling onions? This is what RS tweeted:

A) If you got the “idiots on cam” where’s the video? B) It’s not that “mob” that released a “selective” video. It’s Rajdeep’s Aaptards who released a selective video. Fact: Rajdeep does have a video that his cameraman may have shot but unfortunately that video DOES NOT have any abuse or violence from people.  C) The full video which starts with Rajdeep turning back and assaulting Mr. Yellow Kurta was put up only after the “selective” video was put out by Aaptards.

RS represents a TV channel with a full crew but can’t put up a video to back his stupid claims? That’s the character that Rajdeep is and that is why his regret or apology is a mop-up operation that won’t pass. But the lies didn’t last long after the full video came up and that is why Rajdeep now tries to claim he was abused, his son was abused, all without the slightest shred of evidence. That calls for an estimate of what Rajdeep did after the incident, doesn’t it?

Fact seems to be that the truncated video was indeed passed on to “very senior Aaptards” by Rajdeep himself or his crew. The Aaptards put up the selective video and the boss sends a message to all his fellow Aaptards who then trend #IStandWithRajdeep. It’s based on this LIE that all the morons in the media started making him a “victim”. How do I know? Well, a very “Senior Bird” from Delhi called me up a few days ago to tell me the whole story. This Bird & Co. also had interactions with Rajdeep immediately after the incident. As soon as he went to his hotel, or wherever he went after the incident, Rajdeep probably realised that he had screwed up unforgivably. Once the heat of the moment was gone, his cold sweat probably caused him to realise his blunder. So what does he do? He calls up all members of the HATO (Hammam Associates Treaty Organisation). That’s a lot like the NATO you know. The job of this HATO is to protect their mafia member no matter what. That’s why Namita Bhandare foolishly rants “Assault of one journalist is assault on entire press”. Bravo! By the same logic, rape by Tejpal would also make the entire press a mafia of rapists. Wouldn’t it? That’s what someone reminded her:

And Namita Bhandare enters into long baseline rallies with another journo pointing to eyewitness accounts. Really? Eyewitness? In this age of candid camera? And she demands the “Union of snakes” which also passes by the name of Editors Guild must seek an apology from the organisers of the MSG event. Oh well, she quotes the eyewitness account’s narration. Here:

Well, well! As soon as the truth came out, the “eyewitness account” of Mistresses like Namita Bhandare disappeared. This moron who tends to blabber a lot about right-wing didn’t pause to think for herself. She was led like a babe in the woods to the stupidity she came to deliver on behalf of Rajdeep. After all, member of HATO, eh? As for eyewitnesses, Ashok Shrivastav of DD was also an eyewitness and he didn’t disappear or withdraw like Namita’s punk on FB. So, Rajdeep called up many of his HATO members to paint him a victim and they gladly obliged without a second thought or without any fact-checking. That’s what the criminal attempted – a black-wash of his crimes. You would have thought that Rajdeep who so bragged about “Citizen Journalism” while with CNN-IBN forgot that these same citizen journalists abound everywhere to screw his lies. If a legal authority were to scan the phone call records of Rajdeep from that day it would bear out what I have stated.

Next, Rajdeep runs into Gautam Adani in some restaurant and narrates his sob story. He tells him how he was abused and molested by the “mob” (Of the Gambino or Modino family?). Adani probably said he sympathises and any leader would condemn such incidents. Of course, you can safely assume Adani wouldn’t have seen or heard anything other than the sob story of Rajdeep. So Rajdeep gets a call from Sheela Bhatt (or maybe he called her to deliver another Salma story) and he tells her how Adani mentioned Modi was upset with the “mob’s” behaviour. Promptly, Sheela Bhatt runs a story on her Rediff pages with the headline “Modi upset over attack on Rajdeep Sardesai”. All this, when Modi would have probably have never even heard of the incidents in his busy schedule. And why would Modi even bother with the silly drama of Rajdeep? Even this lie could not run its course because Adani issued a clear denial of any such communication. So basically Rajdeep and Sheela Bhatt were doing their “Salma-Sabrina” act. Pathetic LIARS!

In summary, the fake stories of abuse, assault on him etc. were placed in the social media by none other than Rajdeep himself. He used his Hammam, senior Aaptards and gullible people like Sheela Bhatt to spread his victimhood. There isn’t a single piece of evidence that he was abused (except in retaliation) or physically assaulted. All the video-evidence points to Rajdeep being the criminal. And that is that! Rajdeep is also lucky Mr Yellow Kurta didn’t file a police complaint for assault, else he would have cooled his heels in a cold cell and still be in the US on bail. 

After Wimbledon this year Maria Sharapova blurted out she hadn’t heard of Sachin Tendulkar. That was enough to send thousands of his fans on a rampage. Sharapova was ridiculed, abused all over the social media and cartoons abounded on the MSM. Why would you go to a public event of PM Modi and deliberately abuse and provoke those who came to hear him? Why would you call them a “mob”? Would you call people assembled for an SRK show a mob? Would you call those attending Sonia’s rally a mob? All this is mindless hatred that Rajdeep and others in the MSM have nurtured. It culminated in his violent behaviour. The only mafia “mob” I see is lumpens from the MSM who spread lies and abuse people because they support Modi. You don’t shout “Fire” in a crowded theatre. Rajdeep and his entire Hammam now stand naked in front of you.

Tailpiece: To the bimbo who claimed journalists have the right to ask “obnoxious” questions my only warning is to expect “obnoxious” answers. There’s a video floating on Facebook about a similar obnoxious behaviour by a reporter. She epitomises what Rajdeep did at MSG. The street guys responded with far more maturity.


Telling people “You have money but have no class… Did Modi teach you this?... You American-Indians have no values” is nothing short of racist behaviour by Rajdeep. And these are the bimbos to teach us freedom of press and democracy