"I realise that some of my criticisms may be mistaken; but to refuse to criticize judgements for fear of being mistaken is to abandon criticism altogether... If any of my criticisms are found to be correct, the cause is served; and if any are found to be incorrect the very process of finding out my mistakes must lead to the discovery of the right reasons, or better reasons than I have been able to give, and the cause is served just as well."

-Mr. HM Seervai, Preface to the 1st ed., Constitutional Law of India.

Friday, July 31, 2009


Professional politicians are the next genus

We have heard about politicians who are self made, dynastic and nurtured. Here is a new genus in the offing - professional politicians. An advertisement in the front page of today's The Hindu introduces "Asia's only Professional Training Program designed to motivate and activate Indian youth's entry into Politics and Government". The programme include courses on political processes, political communication, election management, campaign management, constituency management studies etc. Intership will be with 'renowned political leaders, political parties ... culminating into good career opportunities.' The degree awarded is Master's Program in Government.

Want a career in politics for your kids? Here is an institution that will train them for one of most lucrative positions,insulated even from economic recession. Did I hear somebody say that they only contribute to it...

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