READYING FOR THE RACE
My letter to Business Today
This refers to your cover story: ”Readying for the Race” (BT December 7th 2014) with our PM Narendra Modi shown on the cover dressed as if like a Formula One car race driver, all rearing to go “vroom…” to win the race to finish!
A few parallels can be drawn from the famous race and our Economy’s Driver the PM. The so called “formula”, designated in the race’s name, refers to a set of rules with which all participants’ cars must comply. Lets hope the PM has his economy car all tuned up and revved up to beat his political opponents secret desires of seeing him crash! Let’s bet he has his own “Formula” to come out a winner!
The race season consists of a series of races, known as Grand Prix (from French, originally meaning “Great Prize”), held on purpose-built circuits and public roads. The PM has by now been in the driver’s seat for six months and has traveled on many public roads here and foreign circuits abroad, to gather valuable tips for winning the Grand Prize i.e. the continued mandate from the public for next five years.
The results of the Formula race are evaluated using a points system to determine the winners of the much coveted championships. We can be sure that the PM has earned many brownie points for the various initiatives taken by his Government so far, for the welfare of the country, states and the people. He will surely become the winner and the vanquisher of all the losers, surpassing all their calculations, machinations and evaluations!
It is well known that Formula One cars are the fastest road course racing cars in the world, owing to very high cornering speeds achieved through the generation of large amounts of aerodynamic forces. The PM has shown his dynamic journey and mettle by crossing continents and countries at much higher speeds than all his predecessors, creating several records in traversing across the world. Let’s bet his economy car has all the aerodynamics to win and negate all forces working against him!
The Formula has radically evolved and changed through the history of the sport. Yes, our PM is determined to change the history of our country with his radical ideas and his outlook for a better, stronger and a competitive India with his campaigns on themes like “Swachchta” (cleanliness) and “Make In India”!!
Let’s hope that really good times are not very much away! Godspeed to the PM and his car!
J S BROCA
1st Dec 2014