The Indian “system” has failed but the illusion of leadership persists


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The feeling of hopelessness is overwhelming. Seems like people have lost confidence in their ability to survive or to make people survive. My mind goes back to 2008, the dreaded night of November 26, when my town was attacked and immobilized by a handful of terrorists. My city was desperate and frustrated. Frustrated that the government could not stand up to terrorism despite international support. Similar to what we hear about the failure of the “system”, people had a clear answer as to who was responsible for the failure – the almighty government.

Returning to the present situation, the “system” has failed but management has not. At least that’s what people are led to believe. This government loves to create the illusion of a fight. It’s Modi versus Kejriwal, it’s Modi versus Didi, it’s Modi versus the global media. He loves to create the illusion of a warrior who has failed when it comes time to deliver. Maybe one day people will realize that politics goes beyond electoral victory. It is beyond the numbers. And this may be the day when we will have the answer to who is responsible for this mess. Because right now no one is at fault.


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