Why Dentures, Hearing aids and Walking sticks are selling more in New Delhi….
The conclusion is inescapable. Old Ministers will lead a nation now known world wide for its young populace, which is flaunted in various discussions as a great advantage over others including China.
Such a generation gap between leaders and the voters can have some implications. Usually it is loss of touch with reality. Not knowing the pulse of people always leads to downfall. This is also advanced as one of the reasons of the downfall of CPM in West bengal. [Incidentally Mamata Banerjee is the youngest Minister, she is 54.] Good luck to you, Dr. Manmohan Singh!
The average age is 65! At this age Ratan Tata retired star directors of his group companies!
Here is a list with the names of Ministers [sworn in so far]:
The Cabinet Ministers: SM Krishna , BK Hadique , Pranab Mukherjee , V Ravi , N Veerappa Moily , AK Antony , Jaipal Reddy , Ambika Soni , Meira Kumar , P Chidambaram , Kamal Nath , Kapil Sibal , Gulam Nabi Azad , Anand Sharma , CP Joshi , Mamata Banerjee . If we add Dr Manmohan Singh  to the list, the average age will go up further.
If the demand for new walking sticks, dentures and hearing aids shoots up in the capital ciy of New Delhi, it should not surprise anybody.
Dear Vivek Sir,
I read ctitics you have posted here and I do agree to most of them.
I was also taken by surprise at the list of Cabinet ministers, esp as the media had been leading us on to expect a few young faces…
You have a thought-provoking post here. I will come again.
Thanks a lot for visiting my blog.
Dear Syed, Sucharita and Ayesha,
Thanks for your comments and encouragement,
This inspired a Reghotya….:-)
Yes, I was expecting some youngsters in the cabinet, too. Maybe they will induct them in the next batch?
I guess the youngsters will come in. In the second round !
But all said and done, this was very surprising to see such old men take the helm.
At another level, i only wonder where these men ( & women ) get their energies and motivation from ?
Absolute power – Absolutely.
Old power – For two lifetimes !
And yes sir, i am sure dentures and ear plugs will be spoken of in reverential tones !
I just read another blog where there are Vice Presidents of a corporation who are in their 20’s – very rude, arrogant people. It seems children grow up too quickly and learn little in the process.
Maybe those who are older are staying in the business with walking sticks and dentures because they feel a need to guide..
In a civilisation older than 5000 years, can we really seperate the olds from the youngs through a window of only 70-80 years ?
I think, what counts – is the contribution. Some people grow senile at 40 also , whereas some remain young at well past 80.
Of course, the process of learning is important. When I analyze, I find experience has two components – one is the realisation and the other is the knowledge. While the realisation is localised between birth to death of an individual, the knowledge component is global in scope, and needs to be seen as a continuam from Big Bang to Homosapiens to …
I feel, experience of a man becomes counter productive when one wrongly places these two components of his own experiences.
Am I wrong?