Two days ago, the country was held spellbound by the performance of one man, the you-can-keep-him-down-but-you-cant-keep-him-out Rahul Gandhi. His no-holds-barred, bare-knuckled cage fight in the “Well” of the Parliament left both admirers & critics dumbfounded. Various mainstream media reports, both national and international, went gaga over his performance, like Rahul Takes On Government & Rahul disrupts Parliament. Other fringe media Twitteratti were less than enthusiastic, vide CelebRatty, चाचा चौधरी & PagalPatrakar
If one analyzes this sociopolitical phenomena dispassionately, one would come away with the grudging admission that this was indeed a masterstroke by the Prince. A lot of thought seems to have gone into this Chanakian ploy, as this following tale will illustrate
************* The fable of the 3 Bulls ****************
Once upon a time, there lived three bulls in a ranch. They had plenty to eat & plentier cows to ahem-ahem. One day, the three bulls heard that the rancher was bringing another bull into the ranch. Needless to say, they weren’t too happy with this development:
First Bull: “I’ve been here five years. I’m not giving this new bull any of my 100 cows.”
Second Bull: “I’ve been here three years and have earned my right to 50 cows. I’m keeping all my cows.”
Third Bull: “I’ve only been here a year, and so far, you guys have only let me have 10 cows. I may not be as big as you fellows, but I’m keeping all 10 of my cows.”
Just then an 18-wheeler pulls up in the pasture carrying the biggest bull they’ve ever seen. At 4,700 pounds, each step he takes strains the steel ramp.
First Bull: “I think I can spare a few cows for our new friend.”
Second Bull: “I actually have too many cows to take care of. I can spare a few. I’m certainly not looking for an argument.”
They look over at the third bull and find him pawing the dirt, shaking his horns and snorting.
First Bull: “Son, don’t be foolish — let him have some of your cows and you may live to talk about it.”
Third Bull: “Hell, he can have all my cows. I’m just making sure he knows I’m a bull.”