“I have a dream.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
“Emotional baat kehna chahta hun… This morning, I got up at night.” ~ Rahul Gandhi.
Never before in its history, Indian politics looked so amusing. It was mostly an abode of boredom, where dull people would walk in and talk about certain ‘political’ things which no one understood. Yes, there were a few like Lalu Prasad Yadav, but now if you look back, you would agree that it was nothing in comparison to our legendary youth leader – Mr Rahul Gandhi.
The contributions of our dear leader are immense – from Twitter trolls to TV news anchors – everyone gets attention only by mentioning his name. Amateur humorists (including the author of this post) feed on his undisputed popularity. Look at the sacrifices he has made in his personal life – he empowered our women by not getting married to one.
Honouring all his great deeds, here is a tribute to Mr Rahul Gandhi, with an attempt to unravel his genius.
Think different, or don’t think at all…
If you were to speak about poverty, you would probably use a melancholic expression and clichéd statements on how to eradicate it – and yet here he is, not only making the debate of poverty more interesting, but rather challenging the very idea of it.
“Poverty is just a state of mind,” he says, “it does not mean scarcity of food, money or material things. If one possesses self-confidence then we can overcome poverty.”
He sees the problem from such a perspective, where the problem ceases to exist. Some may disagree but it’s like rubbishing the five dimensional world idea, since we only live in a three dimensional world. Such is the genius of Mr Gandhi, he can see things that we cannot.
What if I ask you the same question?
One interesting aspect of Rahul Gandhi’s conversational skills is that he always throws back the question at the person who has first dared to ask it. When Arnab Goswami asked him why he joined politics, he asked Arnab why he became a journalist.
There was another instance where a student asked Rahul Gandhi – how will the internet help those students who cannot even read or write properly?
To which Rahul Gandhi backfired saying, “What would you say if I ask the question.” When student insisted that Mr Gandhi should answer his question, he said, “there are two ways to solve this problem. Either we follow the same old ghisi-piti approach or we bring in a new thought process. Although I don’t know exactly how it is going to happen…”
There are two things that we learn from above examples. One, he is capable of showing mirror to the other person and two, he never tells a direct answer to anyone, and forces them to think on their own.
Aryabhatta’s soul cries each time it listens to Rahul Gandhi (in happiness)
Rahul Gandhi is a profound mathematician. His imagination goes beyond the boundaries of logic, which helps him to defy common sense. During his rally in Latur, Rahul Gandhi said, “In Gujarat, two out of one children are malnourished.” The crowd clapped and cheered; such is the beauty of his brains, it brings happiness in sadness.
One has to admit that Rahul Gandhi is good with facts. One similar fact he mentioned during his rally in Punjab while he was addressing the youth, “seven out of ten youths in Punjab are drug addicts.” Interestingly, the crowd cheered at this too, and only protested after the rally, when people got their senses back. Well played, Mr Gandhi!
Great man is an ordinary man with great quotes.
Here, it would be unfair if I add anything from my side. So, I will let you read some of his greatest quotes that have been recorded in the history books.
“If someone has given milk to Gujarat, it’s these women.” ~ Rahul Gandhi pointing towards women during his rally in Dehradun.
“Politics is everywhere. It’s in your pants, it’s in your shirts, everywhere.” ~ Rahul Gandhi during a press conference at the end of his three day visit to West Bengal.
“People call us an elephant.. We are not an elephant.. We are a beehive.. It’s funny but think about it. Which is more powerful? An elephant or a beehive?” ~ Rahul Gandhi slamming Narendra Modi.
“Our PM uses aeroplanes to go to foreign countries.” ~ Rahul Gandhi in a recent rally in Bihar.
There are more quotes and there are more speeches, and this man continues to impress us every single time he says something. I am sure there are a lot of people (just like me) who owe their countless moments of happiness to this legend. Respect!