Sunday, December 25, 2011

King of Good Times

The favourite adage of my boss in one of my earliest jobs was " tough times don't last, tough guys do". Here's a list of some guys (incl. a gal too) who could not, or may not, last the tough times... Pls note this is not a year-end list, but a compilation of the last few years. You may also nominate other candidates who have missed out a reference in the list below.

Inviting you to vote for your choice...

1. Manmohan Singh - A renowned economist, who pulled India out of a difficult financial situation as a first time Finance Minister. He was also the prime ministerial face of UPA when it retained power at the Centre. But with inflation up, rupee down, markets slumping, Hazare rising, BJP converging in Delhi, Rahul footing it out in Mayaland, the Doctor (& his government) appears to be in a coma. 

2. Anna Hazare - While his first fast chilled out the educated, urban middle class, he found Delhi December too chilly & moved to Mumbai. Would the year-end pressures in the financial capital result in a cold response? 

3. Harbhajan Singh - The Singh remained King despite the Symonds Spat & Sreesanth Slap. But when the going got tough the Tough got going... to the Ranji circuit. Wishing him a doosra life in the national team.

4. Tiger Woods - Lord of the Greens who conquered the world of golf, his life turned upside down when wifey discovered his other conquests. The downside was experienced in his game too & he has been struggling to regain the midas touch.

5. KGD6 - The discovery in the east coast was huge, befitting the Ambani tag, & was expected to change the energy scene in India. Some wanted all of it while all wanted some of it. Today, those who were rationed this gas are getting even less than what was allocated. Can BP finally bring the gas out?

6. Suresh Kalmadi - The man from Pune had a marathon run in the sporting establishment. The commonwealth games should have been the pinnacle but it was discovered that the wealth of the games was shared by a select few. 

7. A. Raja - Even as India is busy with 3G, this Raja is yet to get over the hangover of  2G. 

8. Ram Gopal Verma - The man who gave us Bhiku Mhatre has been keeping a very low profile after his visit to the Taj (Mumbai)... Ramubhai, bahar niklo, Darna Mana Hai. 

9. Veena Malik - She was Rakhi Sawant ver. 2.0, with a knack for staying in news. Then came the cover she denies... Veena, we are keenly watching ;-)

10. Nokia - The first king of the mobile world, one with the smartest designs, the smartest features, the smartest prices, was left far behind when the smartphones took over buyers' fancy. Can Microsoft & Lumia turn the tide?

11. Dictator - "...His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings....". Written in 1596, proved in 2011.
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