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7 habits of highly effective Indian Politicians

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1. Play fair - no body blows
All politicians are your brothers - even the ones in the opposition who spew venom against you in the media and plot your downfall. If there is an allegation of a rape, murder, embezzlement etc. against a politician, you have to do everything in your power to save them. Even if the politician is in the opposition, save him. Tomorrow he will be in the power and will do the same for you. Professional ethics go a long way.


2. Never forget your roots

Communities vote for you for being one of them. If people of a backward community vote for you, promoting education and welfare in that community will constitute as “forgetting your roots.” 

If the backward vote for you, keep them backward. And proclaim yourself as one of them despite your Z plus security, aerial transport, and multi-billion rupee parks dedicated to you. 

3. Follow the un-issued edict and prove your faithfulness
Let’s say the leader of your party is assassinated. The party cannot issue a direct order f…

Gangs of Wasseypur - a derivation of Mario Puzo's works

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Gangs of Wasseypur (1 and 2) is a derivation of Mario Puzo's work, somewhat like Maqbool is of Macbeth, Omkara is of Othello, 7 Khoon Maaf was of Susanna's Seven Husbands.

But a little differently from these too, as it is not announced officially. 


As a die-hard, staunch Mario Puzo disciple who maintains that a man can lead a more effective life by embracing many of the principles that Mario has brought up in his writings, I could recognize the characters and patterns in GOW that co-incide with Mario Puzo's writings.  

Faizal Khan (pronounced as Phaijal in the movie), just like Michael Corleone, is the reluctant, unlikely Godfather 2. He does not want to be part of the action but is forced to be when his father and elder brother are killed in action. Both Phaijal and Michael later legitimize their businesses and have political ambitions that remain unfulfilled.Enemies marry their kids with each other to end the hostilities - in fact the whole thing is a hogwash ... in GOW as …