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Old May 3rd, 2007, 12:16 PM
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Why is politics not a career option for Indian youth?

In the US, a career in politics is considered an honor and of great prestige. However, in India (atleast when I was in college), nobody ever talks about going into politics...ever. It was always frowned upon.

I'm curious because politics offers everything that one could dream of - power, money, ability to influence local as well as world events, media visibility, etc.

Why is it that politics is NEVER a career option for the educated Indian (atleast for the average, middle-class man)?

What is it about our society that creates such aversion? Have we been brainwashed?
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Re: Why is politics not a career option for Indian youth?

Who says we do not have young politicians... Our very own RahulMehtaC was a politician and he specilized in eradicating constipation by the means of introduction of Jury System into the Judiciary.


Newer members will have to dig the archives to check his threads.

If I remember ... he claimed that he was from some IIT.
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Who says we do not have young politicians... Our very own RahulMehtaC was a politician and he specilized in eradicating constipation by the means of introduction of Jury System into the Judiciary.


Newer members will have to dig the archives to check his threads.

If I remember ... he claimed that he was from some IIT.


And you believed him. Fine. But how can you say he was Young?


Anyways....

Who says India do not have young politicians?

Saalaa sabhi buddhe kaangressis ke bachche tow paalitiks mai hai.
Deora, Pilot, Gandhi, Sindhia, Jindal...etc...
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Re: Why is politics not a career option for Indian youth?

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In the US, a career in politics is considered an honor and of great prestige. However, in India (atleast when I was in college), nobody ever talks about going into politics...ever. It was always frowned upon.


In India, Raajniti (politics) is labeled....Gandi (dirty/filthy) {not Dirty pai}
I'm curious because politics offers everything that one could dream of - power, money, ability to influence local as well as world events, media visibility, etc.

Every one has an image of politician in mind set in India. Politicians are third class scumbags. Thats what every one thinks. There is no respect for them. You are right, maa-baap bhejenge bete ko chapraasi ki naukri ke waaste lekin bolenge poticians are %^&*

Why is it that politics is NEVER a career option for the educated Indian (atleast for the average, middle-class man)?

Yaar jitne bhi hai, kum hai? You don't need to be educated, you need to be corrupted.

What is it about our society that creates such aversion? Have we been brainwashed?




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Re: Why is politics not a career option for Indian youth?

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yaar raat ko 1 baje bhagwaan ke photu dikha ke tum achcha nahi kar rahe ho yaha dusri bhi windows open hai woh close karni padegi
bhagwan ka photo kahaa dikh rahaa hai tereku?
politics repels people because you cannot survive there without doing things like falsely blaming others,being extraordinarily corrupt and then there is a risk of yourself getting caught!!
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Re: Why is politics not a career option for Indian youth?

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In the US, a career in politics is considered an honor and of great prestige. However, in India (atleast when I was in college), nobody ever talks about going into politics...ever. It was always frowned upon.

I'm curious because politics offers everything that one could dream of - power, money, ability to influence local as well as world events, media visibility, etc.

Why is it that politics is NEVER a career option for the educated Indian (atleast for the average, middle-class man)?

What is it about our society that creates such aversion? Have we been brainwashed?
That is because there are mainly two types of politicians in India - gundas (usually uneducated) or children/relatives of politicians (may or may not be educated). If you are not closely related to a politician and do not want to become a gunda/criminal - your entry into politics is going to be more difficult than getting into Aishwarya Rai's pants. There is a third option - being filthy stinking rich (being a criminal and having political connections would help even then).

It is indeed a sad state of affairs. The educated, non-connected youth can only hope of jobs in babudom after doing IAS or other civil services. Normal (?) people like you, me and Dupree look at the road ahead and turn away. There is a life of talwa chatoing of local to regional to national "leaders" in your future if you want to go down that path. Even with that, there is a < .01% chance that you will ever get to a postion of influence which is what a true hearted political hopeful is aiming for - the ability to make a difference.

I actually do know of a couple of people who thought of politics as a career. They became active in youth party movements - even got to the positions of youth leaders in college etc. They are both now in corporate jobs - after 5 years of doing nothing but printing posters, organizing rallies, getting food and liquor for the netas etc, they were completely disillusioned. Not one policy decision - not one strategic or planning meeting. Nothing but ramu-giri. Why would decent middle class educated youth aspire to that?

The fault, as always, is that of the Indian public. I have stated several times, people get the government they deserve.
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Re: Why is politics not a career option for Indian youth?

Politics in India has become a industry for the corrupt. You have corruption, thug power and money all intertwined in today's politics. So which sane person wants to get involved in this cesspool? ANyone with a conscience and dignity will not want to get into Indian politics where you have to be extremely corrupt with no ethics and morals. Your aim has to be absolute power at any cost and generating wealth for yourself by any means.

No one in India gets into politics to serve the country. They all get into it for power and money.

And even if a honest person tries to do something, the current power holders will ensure that s/he cannot enter the arena.

So why waste time and worry? If at all you want to do something, then take up a government job and try to do it honestly and not fall prey to corruption.
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Re: Why is politics not a career option for Indian youth?

But then...of what use is education and intelligence if illiterate, uneducated villagers are able to outsmart you for such powerful positions?

Shouldn't such elite jobs be the domain of the intelligent?
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Re: Why is politics not a career option for Indian youth?

I had read a report some time back about a group of IIT alumnis forming a political party. Did a search and found this:

http://www.iitfoundation.org/?p=74

http://67.59.174.162/index.php?optio...tpage&Itemid=1
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Re: Why is politics not a career option for Indian youth?

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bhagwan ka photo kahaa dikh rahaa hai tereku?
politics repels people because you cannot survive there without doing things like falsely blaming others,being extraordinarily corrupt and then there is a risk of yourself getting caught!!

harhar pai ne ek dangerous kali maa ka photu chipkaya tha apne siggy mein...
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Re: Why is politics not a career option for Indian youth?

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I had read a report some time back about a group of IIT alumnis forming a political party. Did a search and found this:

http://www.iitfoundation.org/?p=74

http://67.59.174.162/index.php?optio...tpage&Itemid=1
I followed the links to this party called Lok Paritran. Here is c/p from their site... reg their IDEOLOGY:

The ideology of “Paritrana” is based on understanding the problem at the highest levels of abstraction and taking action which is consonant with the deriving principles.
The ideology has both the components of knowledge system and understanding. The integrated understanding and in depth understanding of deriving principles is of more value compared to analysis of action patterns.
The simplicity and wisdom of the glorious past is lost in the complexities of pseudo intellectualism and pointless debates on petty issues, all of which are at a lower level of abstraction. The wisdom of the ages is extremely simple and can be distilled and offered as






IMO, why the fcuk do they think they are Buddha or something....just fight elections like normal people, man!! HAVE A CLEAR IDEOLOGY - to eradicate corruption, rural development, uniform civil code...whatever...but not shit like this
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