Why Politics?

Over the last 12 years, I have often thought about getting into politics. “Are you crazy? Why politics?” is a typical response by my friends, relatives and acquaintances when I mention about my interest to enter active politics in India. Most people say that “good and honest people cannot survive in politics.” Another typical response is that “there are other ways to contribute to the society. Why don’t you join a non-profit?.” While I appreciate their genuine concern for my well-being and their effort to protect me from what they see as imminent failure, I remain positive and a strong believer in the positive politics.

Yes, there are several other ways to make significant contribution to society. I believe that politics offers the most effective way among all others. It’s the politics that establish a society where the other ways of making contributions are possible!

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by shruti ranade on July 25, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Yeah…politics is definitely the most effective way.But most of the people,whether involved or not,in politics, do not consider it as a path to development.Launching a website like this will help the present generation to discuss ideas and find solutions to various political problems..But it will take a lot of time for people to consider it as a profession( incuding me) :(.Good luck.
    “We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy”.-Martin L. Gross, A Call for Revolution, 1993

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  2. Posted by Krishnan on July 26, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    What constituency are you going to run from ? Or are you planning to start from village level administration ?

    Best of luck.

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  3. Posted by Shwetha on July 31, 2010 at 5:24 am

    I agree politics is the most effective way to enabling change in the society. Baby steps here will go a long way in cleansing the system. What’s required from most of us (I confess ..including myself) is to not get cynical at the very thought of politics. We must remember that these little drops make a mighty ocean. Challenges lie in cleaning the rot down the line and ensuring the contributions /change reach the last one on this food chain in the same measure and form that was its original intent.

    Cheers & Wishes
    shwetha

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  4. Posted by chandra on November 18, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    All the best!!

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  5. Posted by sumaM mo on December 8, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Yeah…politics is definitely the most effective way.But most of the people,whether involved or not,in politics, do not consider it as a path to development.Launching a website like this will help the present generation to discuss ideas and find solutions to various political problems..But it will take a lot of time for people to consider it as a profession( incuding me) .Good luck.
    “We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy”.-Martin L. Gross, A Call for Revolution, 1993

    i do agree with swethas comment ,but i am optimist because the word impossible its self says that I am possible.

    all the best ,i am with u .

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  6. Posted by Kavita on February 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    All the best…
    -Kavita Bhatt

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  7. Namaste Santhalaji,

    Gad to see someone with same intention and direction. I’m too a political activist like you. Faced all opposition from inside and outside and finally on the way to full-time politics.

    Would lobe to be in touch.

    Jai Bharat!
    http://krishidesh.wordpress.com

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