16 August 2007

Power of One - Independence day rating

Madame Sonia makes it to the elite list of great Indian architects that too in the list of Power of one, which is the list containing Mahatma Gandhi, B R Ambedkar, Mother Teresa, Subhash Chandra Bose, Salim Ali and Kiran Bedi, Dhirubhai Ambani among others.

Is this list justified? Hmmmm Kiran Bedi might suit in for her courage of taking an un-dwelled path. Dhiru bhai Ambani, for building an empire out of nothing. And Salim Ali for scripting a different dictionary for biological sciences. But Sonia Gandhi….?!!

May be for powerfully handling the country from behind the screens? Or does she have any hands in this rating?? Oh! Man…after all she has a Prime Minister and a Pressident those who obey her with utmost respect. Why not a journalist, who just publishes a rating?!

And one question… Do we need such surveys or ratings that seem to be biased and un-real?

Here goes my list (10 great Indians) of Power of One.
  1. Mahatma Gandhi
  2. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
  3. B R Ambedkar
  4. M S Subbalakshmi
  5. Vikram Sarabhai / Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam
  6. Lal Bahadur Shasthri
  7. J R D Tata
  8. R K Narayan
  9. Mother Teresa
  10. Rakesh Sharma / Kalpana Chavla

Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and A B Vajapayee might make it in, but not in top 10 though.

Update : This list contains only those Indians who lived in Independent India.


Priya said...

First of all i do not think such surveys are required, especially when people like Sonia Gandhi etc share the space with Mother Teressa and Kiran Bedi..and as far as my list....
Sardar VallabhBhai Patel,Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teressa, Kiran Bedi, Bhagat Singh, M S Subalakshmi
Dr Radhakrishnan, Dr Ramanujam, Kalpana Chawla...etc etc...

mouna said...

sonia gandhi, definately not. she is a big manipulator, nothing else. considering her name for anything of this kind... it does not make sense at all.

reborn said...

True. These surveys either are biased and take opinios of certain population only ..OR indicates we still are not really "Independent" atleast in thinking ... Anything/anyone from Europe is better ..That s an attitude .The coming generation needs to be taught to believe in ourselves ...

December Stud said...

Forget Sonia, the whole list is a joke...and that done quite a good job to elicit laughter!!!

Kadalabal said...

sonia absoultely not this is just another poll jimmick just we must igonre it

Vijay said...

This is so disgusting !!!!

Priya's list is better

Arni. Vani said...

Well, I think the list was done up as a joke. Roman Rani definitely does not deserve to be even in the top 100 of any of such lists....

Infolines said...

hmmm... y every 1 are bashing the poor widow..?? She is an Imported leader from the land of Pizzas. wen we can accept Pizza why cant sonia?? By the way why pizza's hurt pockets??

M O H A N said...

I Would like to add APJ, one has to interact with him to understand the gold mine in him.

bachodi said...

sonia gandhi is doing stress test on independent india , so she is an architect. got it ?

Srik said...

priya, Your list is right on top. Yes, there are so many architects who have done better things than our queen mother.

she is a big manipulator, nothing else
cant put it better.

reborn, You've hit it right at the point. Our generation doesnt have the experience of a colonial life, and I guess these people are determined to show us one!

DS, Yes yes...it was a joke more than anything else.

Praneshachar, lets just ignore it as u say :-)

Vijay, Yup :)

Vani, welcome back. Roman Rani is definitely a nice name!!

Naren, You'll know only if u stop eating pizzas ;)

mohan, APJ is sure there in my list. Check it out.
interesting! Lets know more about your interaction with this great man.

Bach, Got it Got it...!