Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sonia Gandhi != Annie Besant

I really cringe when people make this Annie Besant and Sonia Gandhi comparison. We accepted Annie Besant so why not Sonia Gandhi. Do I have to really spell it out? The major difference between them?

A Person moves to a country drawn by its culture, rich philosophy it offers. Starts fighting for their right of self-rule when the natives hadnt started it.

Another one falls in love and gets married into the first family of the world's largest democracy(yes, d-y-n-a-s-t-y before d-e-m-o-c-r-a-c-y ). Inspite of this doesnt become a citizen for 16 years till the husband becomes a people's representative clearly spelling out that it was necessity than act of volition. Then joins political party just before her son's entry into politics. Has never really shown any Political acumen or for that matter any sort of acumen.

To compare both is stupidity.

If there are some of you who are cooing, "oh but they both moved for love, one love for country and another for the man". That is stupidity too.


  1. I whole-heartedly second your "Moo" point only coz being a proud (former) denizen of 'Theosophical Society'-land (yup, that beautiful Nagar by the beach that I've been sorely missing forever now) automatically accords me "Card-carrying Besant Fan" status. And the fact that I know next to nothing (except the very obvious) about Sonia-from-the-mafia helps.

  2. There you go, one more reason to I know, see, Annie Besant even knew to choose the right place. As a Bessy beach fan, I nod my head in the bovine fashion.

  3. :) yep, never understood those people. I am assuming the rest of the post was :( for you.