” PM Modi and the Motto ‘audax et cautus’ ” – April 30, 2019.

PM Narendra Modi.









          Globally,  the tide of Socialism is on the rise ;

          Tide of vigor among the youth to lead is on the rise ;

          Tide of tech advances to promote progress even with accompanying evils is on the rise ;

          Tide of unrest, disquiet, and dissatisfaction among people is on the rise ;

          Tide of terror attacks is on the rise .

          We are living in a highly complex world transitioning to a new system or condition politically, academically, and economically where adherence to formal ways of guiding the actions are replaced by new ways ( arbitrarily or imaginatively ) swiftly in time.

          Real motivation for this attitude is the  ‘urge to bring about change’ and be acclaimed in life.

          Political leaders of the day succumb to the desire more easily than leaders in other fields as academics, economy, or even spiritualism.

          What actually drives the action in these cases are the basic premises that a leader holds in his thinking. Nationalism is one such character.

          One has to distinguish between “Good Nationalism”  and  “not so good nationalism”  to ultimately describe the person involved.

          Good Nationalism attempts to bring about change making solutions to problems for progress. Not so good nationalism retards progress and provokes discord among people.

          PM Narendra Modi has the urge to bring about change. He meets this urge with a set of qualities that sets him apart from others in the pack. Hence his success and following.

          Let me, as a common man endowed with just plain commonsense management  and not any big sounding technical abilities,  cite five characteristics that make him a successful PM.

          1.  PM  Narendra Modi’s  “Vision”  is to make India a ‘Global Power’.

          2.  PM  Narendra Modi’s  “Methodology”  to achieve his vision depends upon   ( ‘CII’ )  ” courage,  integrity, and  insight ”  while conceiving, supporting, and implementing all new programs. This is also his mainstay key feature to  ‘inspire and influence’  people and his followers.

          3.  PM Narendra Modi’s   “Plan”  in the execution of programs hinges on the use of feedback as both a Guiding Vehicle and as a Learning Opportunity. These mark the top qualities of a true Leader.

          4.  PM  Narendra Modi’s  “Actions”  comprise :  (a)  proactively dedicating resources for improvement,  and  (b)  seeking to understand the progress of people. He is not reactive or focused on short-term. He is proactive and focused on long-term.

          5.  PM  Narendra Modi’s  ” Direction and Control”  lay in  selecting  as his ministers who can match themselves as personalities;  with goals aligned;  enabling shared values and perspectives.

          PM Narendra Modi has thus created a successful  “brand”  with a concentrated focus on progress with his  (a)  ‘clarity’ of actions,  (b)  ‘consistency’  in actions to give influence and power,  (c)  ‘character’  viewed as the voice and personality of the group to make him distinguishable,  (d)  ‘communications’  with all his audience in making the  “brand”  successful,  and  (e)  ‘culture’  guided by his definitive actions in service to the values and purposes of the programs.

          Take out of your pocket any Indian currency ( ₹ 10;  ₹ 20 – shortly -;  ₹ 50;  ₹ 100;  ₹ 200;  ₹ 500;  ₹ 2000 ) and  your mind goes to the architect of these new currencies, the  PM.

          PM  Narendra Modi does not feel powerless ( not having full agreement or support and even inviting criticisms )  to make changes in policies and programs of the nation,  but merely by changing the status quo ( providing change making solutions and ultimately creating workplace of future )  he attempts to bring about progress.

          PM  Narendra Modi seems to believe in a new  “zero tolerance”  regime as he read the riot act to Pakistan after the Pulwama incident in February this year. Being bold is the message.

          People need to see whether his change motivated (driven) responses and programs to cause disruption in Governance and Accomplishments scatters his efforts and reduces his choices in future or not. PM  Narendra Modi has willingly, however, taken risks for all his opinions and programs. Again, a true Leadership trait.

          PM Narendra Modi’s  motto seems to be  “bold and cautious”.


   ” Dieu avec nous “

   Tuesday,  April  30, 2019  –  7.59 p.m. (IST).

   Tidbit :  ”  Leadership cannot be taught, but only learned in this new age “

   P.S.   ”  I am an apolitical,  independent person valuing objective, fair, and neutral assessments. This is meant to be a piece of skeletal management framework of the  Indian leader. Only positive features highlighted. The views expressed are personal and do not represent support to any individual, group, or any other dispensation. I do not also claim to be an expert in Politics or a qualified political science student either. “


” BJP’s Academic Path to Manifesto ” – April 8, 2019.






BJP  released its manifesto titled, “Sankalpit Bharat,  Sashakt Bharat”  for the 2019 polls today.







Through this manifesto the party portrayed and projected it’s faith and actions to the public succinctly.

Here’s presenting a simple management framework of the manifesto :

1.   Vision  :   ” Nationalism is our inspiration,  Governance our mantra “.

2.   Mission :   “India to be a developed nation by 2047, on completion of  100  years of independence “.

3.   Goal  :   Presented below is the party’s  Goal  Triad. 








         It includes Ram Temple Construction,  India to be the third largest economy ( a  $ 10 trillion economy ) by 2032 ,  and developing an inclusive India.

4.   Objectives  :  The following constitute its major objectives :  (a)  To prepare programs with full commitment to transparency and accountability ;  (b)  To enhance the quality of life of citizens in an environment of inclusivity in respect of basic needs of life ;  and  (c)  To direct and control the special programs with full responsibility and accountability maximizing benefits and minimising losses to the people of this nation .

5.   Programs and Actions  :  The manifesto in general addresses the expectations and aspirations of the country with its “Jan ki Mann ki Baat “.

75 milestones for India @ 75 under the following 10 heads of – (a) Agriculture,  (b) Youth and Education,  (c)  Infrastructure,  (d)  Railways,  (e)  Health,  (f)  Economy,  (g) Good governance,  (h)  Inclusive development,  (i) Women,  and  (j)  Cultural Heritage –  comprise the main program and action.

Positive change in the life of citizens ;  ensuring accountability ;  strengthening India ;  and  taking the message of transformation to all  are expected to be met in the process of implementation.

“Gaganyaan  Mission ” – putting an Indian in space in an Indian spacecraft as part of the mission ;  Improving India’s rank in ‘ease of doing business’ ;  Social security coverage for unorganised labourers including Insurance and Pension ;  Digitisation of government processes ;  and  Clean Ganga by 2022  are some salient action plans with avant-gardist ideas.

6.  Direction  :   The leader of the party that wins the election 2019 will assume the role of CEO directing the Vision Manifesto. For BJP, the incumbent party, the leadership will be continuing with the programs already in progress in the last 5 years with added commitment and speed of implementation for the gains of people. That will mark the party’s accomplishment too. 

7.   Control  :   Control requires infrastructure in terms of personnel, support staff,  and party soldiers ( as the party would claim ). PM, Narendra Modi, has accomplished himself as a Golden Leader and may well begin his second term, if elected, with an advantage that is precious and  favourable. It will also present him with a golden opportunity to etch his role of importance further. The process drawn up by the party is thrust upon everyone’s attention with significance and value that will be prominent. The actual process of control will start when the new government takes charge after May 23,  2019.

Some key observations from Commonsense perspective :

1.   In academics, we build upon principles to frame suitable methodology and to chart the course of investigations, actions, and field studies. BJP has used its performance in the last 5 years as the basis for drawing up the future course of actions as depicted in 75 milestones. This is its academic path.

2.   The action program, specially the milestones 75,  reveal that  “development”  is BJP’s  sacred word repeatedly used in all program implementation hitherto. This is centred around the strong belief held by BJP that  ‘development’  constitute the major consideration in each of the programs conceived and implemented. It helps create and sustain a sense of service to the people of the nation.

3.   This is now a time of  ” movement of actions ”  and to an extent the traditional and old school freebies are slowly receding from the horizon unless accompanied by a sense of dignity, inclusiveness, warmth, and sharp mind. Hence BJP’s focus on  “Development”  (with which it fought the 2014 Election successfully ) still holds water. Perception of people largely depends upon what distinguishes the programs and benefits of one party vis-a-vis another in today’s uncertain world.

Conclusion  :  Number of people who view the nation to be in a crisis of division now is significant. Any leader, emerging victorious in this election,  and can work his/her way to make people prosperous, united,  and healthy will be acknowledged by people as a legend. The leader at this juncture needs to disrupt the status quo in many areas to be regarded as  one  in this category.


” Dieu avec nous “

Monday, April 8, 2019 – 9.29 p.m. (IST)

Tidbit : ” India is a youthful country ;  can change the fate of the world ”  –  PM,  Modi.


” Release of Congress Manifesto for 2019 Poll – ‘ Responsibility for Health, Happiness, and Success of People’ ” – April 2, 2019.










           Congress Party released its  manifesto,  a  55 page document titled : ‘Hum Nibhayenge’ or  ‘Congress will Deliver’ ,  for the 2019 polls today. 

          Manifesto in Latin means  ” to be clear or to make public “.  

          Congress manifesto was ‘clear’  and  it made the public know its views, thoughts, beliefs, and intentions clearly.

          Here’s presenting a simple management  framework of the manifesto :

          1.  Vision  :  ” Make India a strong & united, and  a  just & prosperous society “.  Congress President Rahul Gandhi seems to be expressing his vision of an India where ‘ inculcation of a culture of motivated and inspired people bonding together toward the next level of  advancement ,’  will mark the chief value creation.

          2.  Goal  :  ” Congress offers the only alternative – a distinct alternative that is unwavering in its commitment to truth, freedom, dignity, self-respect, and prosperity for our citizens “.  Expressed in simple terms, it wants to influence people to repose faith in Congress ( and its ideals )  with full support in 2019 General Election.

            3.  Objectives  :  Three main objectives are :  (a)  To better the lives of citizens and create a strong sense of well-being among them;  (b)  To prepare programs with a strong commitment to authenticity ;  and  (c)  To take full ownership of implementation of the programs with unwavering ability to hold responsibility and accept accountability in a way the citizens would feel proud.

          4.   Programs/Actions  :  The three main pillars of the program constitute :  (a)  Jobs/Growth ;  (b)  NYAY  for people ;  and  (c)  Farmers. 

           The following presents the summary of actions :  Job Creation,  Address farm distress,  Separate budget for farmers,  Transmutation from loan waiver (Karz Maafi) to freedom from loans (Karz  mukti),  50 more days of guaranteed jobs from the current 100 in MNREGA ;  Ensure 34 lakh jobs in public sector,  Fill all 4 lakh central government vacancies by March 2020 ,  Give 72000 per annum to 20% households in India as NYAY program,  Create 10 lakh new Seva Mitra positions in every gram panchayat and urban local bodies,  Allocation of 6% of GDP for Education,  Boosting healthcare infrastructure as a right,  Enhance safety of women,  Replace NITI Aayog with a modern Planning Commission,  Scrap the electoral bonds and set up a National Election Fund,  Review AFSPA,  Modernisation of Armed Forces,  Women’s reservation bill,  Reserve 33% of all posts/vacancies in central government for women,  Revitalization of the institutions like RBI, CBI, EC, and CIC.

          5.  Control. :  Control requires huge requirements in terms of personnel, resources, support staff, and ground level party soldiers. Congress President Rahul Gandhi has committed himself to be a genuine leader in control. Mr P Chidambaram and other members of the Committee genuinely embraced all strengths and opportunities with heart and mind to create Program choices and actions. The programs spell Commitment to understand, acknowledge, and leverage the different strategies usually followed in such an exercise. The process of control will start only after taking charge (after May 23, 2019) when people’s expression of this valued manifesto is voted.

          6.  Direction  :  Whoever emerges as the Chief after May 23, 2019,  will set out to be the leader directing this Vision Manifesto. Until then he/she is a mere person, another citizen. Until then, it is also incumbent upon those engaged and involved in the process of releasing this manifesto to continue to emphasize firm commitment to invest in their progress as leader(s) ; progress of people around them ; and not the least the progress of all citizens of India.

          Some final observations from my Commonsense perspective :. 

          1.  In the last couple of years, Congress President, Rahul Gandhi, has travelled the length and breadth of the nation trying to build connections with people and raise the level of engagement to make a definitive difference to his image and personality. It is a reflection of as much the importance he accorded to the value of engagement as the acceptance that followed from people. He was able to record some political success in December 2018 due to this transformation.

          2.  Rather than worrying about reputation, that is,  what one thinks about you ;  Rahul Gandhi seems to think more in terms of leaving a distinctive mark with a quality that people will discover easily through these programs and actions. This is the strength of character.

          3.  The programs reflect what Rahul Gandhi cares for and how he tries to motivate. He cares for ‘people’  and motivates them through  ‘programs displaying his value engagement’  with them. It is a recognition of who Rahul Gandhi is by the people – an influencing subset of the  ‘core value’  that people place in them.

          4.  The world at this moment is facing uncertainty. That Politics is still all about people skill and not about automation ( robots, AI, 5G, Satellites, Space ..) should not be lost sight of by the present day leaders. The manifesto sticks to this dictum in essence.

          5.  Political leaders in every action/program want to put more meaning, growth, and development. For example, the real meaning of President, Donald Trump’s threap’it on border wall is driven by his strong internal desire to accomplish something bigger than his own self and make a difference as President. The Leader wouldn’t mind losing anything personal in his attempt to achieve that. The same may be true among Indian leaders too. The Leader may put everything in achieving what is promised in the manifesto at the risk of even personal failure. We have only to wait and see what happens.

          Conclusion :  If the Leader(s) succeed in fair implementation of the manifesto actions they will have embraced greatness is what one can say finally. Also, it is just a different way of doing old things ; but if this can make life better for people, it should be acceptable and welcomed.


   ” Dieu avec nous “

   Wednesday, April 3, 2019 –  4. 19 p.m. (IST)

    Tidbit :  ” Whether the manifesto will be respected, trusted, and valued will be known on May 23, 2019 “.