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March 4, 2013

Wharton India Economic Forum needs to have the Courage of Conviction to take on Wharton itself for having clearly been forced to withdraw keynote speaker Invitation to Gujarat CM Narendra Modi who had already accepted

Wharton India Economic Forum needs to show the Courage to take on Wharton itself for having clearly been forced to withdraw keynote speaker Invitation to Narendra Modi who had already accepted

This Controversy is snowballing into a major one and being perceived by many as an insult to India and  a democratically thrice elected CM

First you Invite knowing truly well how controversial Gujarat CM Narendra Modi is and then you uninvite because he’s controversial !

Let’s not put Wharton on a pedestal ! ~ It’s lost a lot of  halo with this !

Feel sorry for the Indian Students of  WIEF  who I know were really excited that Narendra Modi was to address them by video conferencing ~ I know this because they had requested me to propose and on their behalf approach Captains of Indian Industry and  finance leaders in India to be keynote speakers ~and before you inquire, No! I had not proposed or approached Mr Modi ! ~  clearly their University woke up late on this and have forced them to uninvite Mr Modi ,daresay been influenced by a few too to do so ! ~ if they have the courage of their convictions they should take on Wharton for such interference ~ this will seperate the Men from the Boys…I dont see the Invite as any endorsement of Mr Modi though I have no doubt he would have extracted mileage from it

Conspiracy and counter conspiracy theories are already on the propaganda circuit ~ that this was engineered by the Congress ~or  that this was engineered by Modi himself !    ~ Welcome to the real world, MBA Indian Students of Wharton ! ~ you’re experiencing live a vicious example of political science or should I say intrigue !  ~ you guys are lucky !  ~you never would have got this action in the classroom !

…and it’s sickening to hear Congress spokesmen on the channels going hammer and tongs at BJP and trying to extract Political Mileage from this ~ instead they should pull up Wharton strongly for this Insult of a CM that can become PM next year ! ~ even if there is some truth that he was invited because of his patronising the WIEF Chief Indian Sponsors Gautam Adani & his Group who since too has pulled out a  speaker and also as Chief Sponsor

…and as I post this blog,our deputy chairman of the Planning Commission,Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia has not pulled out from speaking at WIEF later this month ! ~probably to boast that India will achieve 6.1% to 6.7% GDP Growth Rate next year and that is no mean feat ! ~ conveniently forgetting how forecasts in the past have gone horribly wrong ! read more

Wonderful Address by Rahul Bose at the Investiture Ceremony of Cathedral School…

🙂 What a Wonderful Address this morning by ex Cathedralite and Film & Theatre Actor and Rugby Player Rahul Bose at the Investiture Ceremony of Cathedral School

Monday,March 4,2013 ~ Chief Guest & Ex Cathedralite & Actor Rahul Bose administering the Oath to daughter(in School Prefect Coat) and others at the Cathedral School Investiture Ceremony at Birla Matoshri,Mumbai

This Morning at Birla Matoshree at Marine Lines,Cathedral School had their Annual Investiture Ceremony to give the oath to all those students of the school that have been appointed for the School Year 2013-14 as Head Boy and Girl,School Prefects,Captain & Vice Captain of the four Houses,Captains of the various Sports Disciplines and Presidents or Secretaries of the various societies and groups ~ Daughter was one of these with three positions

Rahul Bose addressed the Students and Invited Parents with a ‘straight from the heart’ speech ~ he began with a great point that he was reaching out to all students ~ even those who have not been appointed ~ they too will go out to become fine and wise and fair citizens and achievers too

He spoke of Ambition and Drive ~ How Ambition can become obsessive as you move from one goal to another without enjoying the Moments ~ and how Drive means to live in the Present and enjoy the Moment ~ the Present will never come back ~so always chose Drive over Ambition and give it your best ~ even when you don’t like the task at hand learn and try to make it an enjoyable task ~ try not to lie ~ always do what you love ~think of three things that you would like a friend to be saying of you at your death and live your life to earn that praise

Had a contrived opinion of Rahul before today that I must say was more on hearsay and mediaspeak ~ revised it today to one of respect ~ told him so at the end that he had delivered a lovely pep talk to not just the students but to us too

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