GOI, Do Not Interfere with Food Habit


Government of India is bringing a law that will ban sale of cattle for human consumption. There are many Indians who do not eat beef. Slaughter of cow is not allowed in most states. Now government is attempting to stop slaughter of bull, bullock and buffalo. Government wants farmer selling his cattle to ensure that cattle will not be slaughtered by its buyer. Sale happens in district cattle markets. Farmers sell their unproductive cattle. In retrun they get some much needed cash. It is also important to know.

  • Tracking animal is a tall order in a country where there is no means to keep track of people. Such a tracking system of animals can be created.
  • Should creation of animal tracking system be an important priorities of government?
  • What plan government has to take care of aging animals?
  • Does government has plan to compensate farmers?
  • Unless farmers find it lucrative to be in farming business, not many will be in the profession. Indian food security will be threatened?
  • Meat industry supports many people with jobs. Leather industry associated with meat processing industry also employ a large number of people. All these people will lose their jobs.

Many poor people eat this meat as a source of protein. Yes, they can eat vegetables. Compared to meat, vegetables are more expensive. It is true BJP government is fulfilling its promised agenda.

  • How will a person with meagre income afford alternative to inexpensive meat?
  • Should creating job, looking after health of people and education be the utmost priority of any government?
  • Should ban on cattle slaughter not be way down in priority list of government?

If government is really concerned with peoples health, why not it bring in better education, create employment and improve healthcare ? I can see the move may have good intention of  providing good quality meat to consumers. An animal farm that raises animals for consumption with a vetrinary doctor present to monitor for zoonotic disease.

  • Even if it is assumed that only a small portion of Indians eat beef, is it really, government’s job to monitor eating habit of citizens?
  • Why not let people decide what they want to eat.
  • Government may put warning symbol on meat products, like on cigarette pack, to warn people of bad effects of meat eating.
  • Is banning trade of cattle and insisting on buying meat from a registered vendor,  is an attempt it to benefit a business group?
  • At the present time there are not many such animal farms in India. Should government had not created such a farm and then brought the law?
  • Will such move not increase the price of meat and make it beyond reach of poor people?

Bigger and more sinister design that many people suspect that government is working to bring in agenda of creating vegetarian Hindu Rashtra through back door in India? Several state chief ministers have said so in public. One of the first decisions that UP chief minister took was to close down illegal abattoirs operating in UP. Cattle transporters are beaten up with impunity. Pehlu Khan was killed, but he was the first person to be jailed for illegal transport of cattle.

BJP has a brute majority in the parliament and in many state assemblies. Use this opportunity to bring lasting change in India in terms of education healthcare, employment etc. Cattle slaughter may be your agenda, it should be way down in priority. Yes government can bulldoze through whatever they want to do, but this will be achieved by alienating a section of society. As honourable prime minister had said, government must run with consent of those who voted for it, and those who did not vote for it. It is imperative that this vision of prime minister must be upheld. I voted for BJP with great hope. My entreatey is please do not let people like me down. Do not tear our beautiful social fabric into pieces. I think government must educate people and let people take informed decision.


Paresh Rawal, Fake News and Arundhati Roy


Film actor Paresh Rawal was recently in the eye of the twitter storm. Mr. Paresh Rawal had published a tweet where he proposed noted writer Ms. Arundhati Roy, instead of a Kashmiri man, should have been tied to a jeep. Mr. Rawal’s tweet was in poor taste. As a member of parliament, he should respect all kind of points of view, mores so if the voice is that of dissent. Mr. Rawal faced a lot of criticism for his action. He was forced to delete his tweet. On top of this, it emerged that news to which Mr. Rawal reacted was a fake news. According to report, Ms. Arundhati Roy never gave any interview to any Pakistani channel about Indian army unable to defeat azadi proponents in Kashmir valley.

In the limited context of the current fake tweet, it may be true that Ms. Arundhati Roy did not comment on the events in Kashmir now. But if one looks her interviews on YouTube and her writings on the internet, we can understand which side Ms. Roy’s sympathy lies. I am quoting one such talk of Ms. Roy. This talk delivered at the university of Westminster, can be found on YouTube. Title of the talk is “Democracy and Dissent in China and India – Arundhati Roy with Dibyesh Anand.”

Listen to this talk or any other speech and/or writing, one may observe that Mr. Roy is extremely critical of India, Indian army and any / all institutions of India. In her many interviews and talks, including this one, Arundhati Roy openly asks why West should treat India differently? Why should India be labeled as a rising star? Ms. Roy had asserted that India has illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Nagaland, Tribal dominated areas of central India, Telengana and Goa. India has maintained her domination over these areas using armed forces.

Ms Roy even labeled Indian army to be worse than Pakistan army. She said, Indian army has killed her own people in Kashmir, North East, in naxal affected central India. It is true, many things have gone wrong in India. We are a young nation. What Ms. Roy does not tell her audience is the fact that Indian army is called only when protestors resort to violence. In many places mentioned above, Indian army was fighting rebels armed to their teeth.

In her enthusiasm to denigrate Indian state, did Ms. Roy forget about East Pakistan? Where men, women, and children were massacred by Pakistani army. Did she not know what happens in Balochistan? Where dissenters are routinely picked up killed and tortured. Or more recently, did Pakistani army not kill close to a million of her own people in tribal areas of FATA? Definitly, India does not have to fashion herself as mirror image of Pakistan. But comparing Indian army to that of Pakistani army is taking the argument a bit far.

Thin Line Separates Right from Wrong

During recently election in Kashmir valley, there was widespread protest. Voter turn out was 7%. Many believe there was widespread boycott of election. I think, boycott was enforced by fear of violence. People felt if they came to out to vote, they may risk life of their near and dear ones. At many places protestors had ransacked election booths. Voting machines were burnt. There was heavy stone pelting at security forces.

Major Nitin Gogoi, an young army officer, was asked to rescue a team of election officers and security men from a polling booth. Men were sorounded by stone pelters. There was attempt to set the booth on fire. Men inside the booth risked being burnt to death if they stayed in. But if they went outside, they risked being hit by stones. Army major tied a Kashmiri man to his jeep and drove through area. Stone pelting stopped to prevent Kashmiri man from getting hurt. In the process army managed to rescuse election officers as well as members of security forces who were trapped inside election booth. Uncoventional act of the major had saved lives of Kashmiri stone pelters as well as those of security men and polling officers.

This act was heavily criticised for violating human right of the Kashmiri man by using him as a human shield. It is said that the man had come out to vote. He had no link with stone pelters. Many had expressed doubt that such acts lead to loss of credibility of army among Kashmiri population. More so when the man was not a stone pelter. He had come out to vote despite a boycott call. According to army officer, however, this man was inciting stone pelters. I tend to believe Major Gogogi because he was present at the scene. Others were offering second hand version.

I think the major had done the right thing under a most trying circumstances. He had limited force. If he had opened fire, definitely a few people would have died or might have been hurt. There was no guarantee if stone pelting would have stopped. There was a chance that none of the trapped people would come out alive. The same people who are criticising the major, would be up in arms for cruelty and human rights violation, if any stone pelter had died. At least by adopting an unconventional measure, major had saved lives on both side of the divide. At least on this occasion no Kashmiri mother lost her son / daughter. No son / daughter from rest of India lost his/her father, brother or husband.

I felt army major should have been given a commendation. I am happy that army has not tried to be politically correct and recognised quick thinking of a young major.

A Day in Ranthambhor

It was a hot summer morning in Ranthambhor National Park. Inhabitants had gathered around watering holes. Peacocks were trying to entice females. They had spread their feather widespread and strutting around.


But deers around them had other worries. There was a rumour that a sambar deer has lost his life. In this era of social media, it is hard to hide bad news.




Deer was murdered. Dead body was lying on a dried river bed. No body knows who did it, but people had some idea. A leopard was seen sleeping  on rock nearby.


Without proof you cannot accuse anyone in even in a jungle. Problem was compounded by absence of scavengers like Hyena and Boars. Some said hyenas only worked at night. So most residents had to live with the smell of rotting body. Meanwhile a sambhar deer family decided to leave the park altogether. If there is no justice, why live in the park?




So deers decided to call a meeting. A lot of members came. There were boars, crows, cranes and even a crocodile. It was decided to make a petition to the king.


King was nowhere to be seen. One cub was seen sleeping in the shade.


King himself was seen walking on a trail. He appeared to be weakend by the heat. King was in no mood to dispense justice. Last seen, was king lying on his back by water side on his summer cottage.


There goes justice down the tube for residents of Ranthambhor national park.


OBOR, CPEC and India

China has come out a grand vision of world connectivity. In One Belt One Road summit held in Beijing on May, 2017, Chinese President shared his grand vision of interconnected world. As part of the plan China will invest 124 billion dollars towards building of road, rail and sea networks connecting Asia with Europe, Africa and beyond. As many as 29 countries from all continents participated in the meeting. Many were represented by heads of states, which included President of Russia, President of Turkey, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Other countries had sent their senior ministers. Many countries in Indian neighborhood, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka also participated in the meeting.  India had abstained from the meeting.

The opinion on Indian decision to abstain has been mixed. Mr. Manishankar Aiyer has written that India has isolated herself by not attending the meeting. While, others have supported Indian move to boycott the summit. To be fair, India had limited option. As part of Belt and Road Initiative, China is building an economic corridor, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), that runs through disputed Jammu and Kashmir state. India claims Jammu and Kashmir belongs to her. China, however, brazenly constructing highway through a region that is not only disputed, it has a potential of surrounding India from the eastern and western borders. China on the other hand, is very sensitive to territories it considers disputed. For example, China claims Arunachal Pradesh of India to be her territory. China objects to India allowing Dalai Lama visiting Arunachal Pradesh. Because according to China, Arunachal is a disputed territory.  Same goes for Tibet, same goes for South China Sea and islands in the area. China considers every piece of disputed real estate to be her own. Under this situation, India joining OBOR summit is akin to accepting Pakistan’s claim on occupied portions of Jammu and Kashmir state.

In the short run, India appears to be isolated. However, in long term it can be argued can CPEC be successful without India participating in the initiative? Consider the following points:

  •  Carrying oil from Guador to Xinxiang will be ten times more expensive than sea route. Obviously, this stated objective of CPEC may not be the prime objective.
  • Pakistan will have access to power, infrastructure, information technology, modern agricultural technology. Question arises, can average Pakistani afford to pay the high price of power? Will Pakistani people be ready to pay toll for travelling on motor way?
  • If Pakistan defaults on payment of her interest of 55 billion dollars loan, China will take over the property it has paid for to build. The same has happened in Sri Lanka and in many countries of Africa.
  • Will Pakistani people get enough high quality jobs? Unlikely. Because Chinese prefer to work with their own man power and using their own raw material.
  • On the upside, China may ask Pakistan to rein in terror groups. Already Pakistan has announced Hafiz Saeed as exporter of terror. India may breathe a little easy because cross border terrorism may come down because China may prevail upon Pakistan to rein in jihadi groups to protect Chinese interest. How terrorist groups will react to new situation, only time will tell.

Overall, it appears CPEC and BRI are heavily tilted in favour of China. As Chinese economy is slowing down, China may be creating jobs for her burgeoning population through infrastructure projects. Many also believe, polluting industries may be transferred out of China, into places like Pakistan. Nevertheless, being the stronger economy, larger population, and stronger economy, for any BRI and CPEC to be successful, India must participate at some point in time.

Safer a Cow, Than a Woman


A few days back two teenage girls were walking inside an university campus. A Toyota car halts besides them with three passengers. One person from front seat of passenger side comes down and insists that girls come inside the car. Girls walk away. This was a campus that has round the clock security at entry points. One has to identify themselves at the gate. Where cell phone number and car number plate are recorded. Yet, the boys / men were brazen enough to try to pick up a girl within a campus. They had come to participate in a cricket tournament in the university campus.

Fortunately, it was an university campus. Fortunately, there were people around. Fortunately it was broad daylight. I shudder to think what would have happened if it was dark and if it was outside the campus. Girls were hardly fourteen. Today, their free movement is curtailed by family. They can only walk on certain section of campus. It is not a crime in Haryana that innocence of two young girls, freedom of movement of two teenagers was snatched away..

In Haryana, a girl can be abducted from outside their home and gang raped. This is what happened to another girl, in the city of Gurgaon. She was picked up right outside her residence, and raped for five hours. Brutally raped, mutilated and murdered body was discovered from outskirt of Rohtak town. Girl was raped by seven people. In order to avoid detection, rapists had run a car over her face. The enormity of such savagery cannot be understood by common people.

It appears it is not safe to be born as a girl in Haryana. In this state, birth of a male child is celebrated. A woman child, if not killed in the womb, is frowned upon. Male child is lavished with goodies like luxury car and other gadgets. Education of boys is not a priority. In this part of the country, a girl is not allowed to access a cell phone, let alone talk on it. The cause of women is not helped, when political leaders like Chief minister of the state , proudly proclaims,” if girls want freedom they should walk naked. There is limit to freedom” Chief minister also says, “boys do not look at decently dressed girls.” Another, ex chief minister from a neighbouring state has famously said, “boys make mistake”.

Barely 100 km away, goons in the form cow vigilantes, most owe allegiance to ruling party, beat up an an armed muslim man for transporting cows. The man dies. Strangely, these young men who have no compunction beating an unarmed man minding his business, never get exercised when attempt is made to pick up women from a campus, or when a woman is gang raped and violated in most brutal manner. Most likely, women suffer in this life for their action. But some one must protect cows. I guess, a cow has a better life in Haryana than a woman.

I think, the state of Haryana has to initiate drive in war footing on at leat two fronts. Firstl, families must be educated to value a girl child. Families must educate girl children, and train them to get a job. This will financially empower girls. Boys must be taught to treat girls with respect. Secondly,  outside home law enforcement must be strict, and efficient. In most areas police constables may be related to criminals by being from same caste and/or community. So they go slow on cases. Police often do not file FIR. More so if victim is from lower social strata and criminals from higher caste bracket. Policing has to be more efficient. There must be a lot of female police officers at different levels. Cases must be tried at a fast pace, Ideally a judgement must come in a weeks time. Once convicted, penalty must be deterring. Give three life sentences for three consecutive crimes. It does not make any sense, an acid attack victim suffers for rest of her life, while her attacker gets away by serving ten years. This must not happen. Criminal must suffer equally in jail like victim does in her life outside. .

Similar Crimes, Distinct Verdicts, Hint of Discrimination


Sexual assault on women happens at regular and frequent interval in India.  Two cases have caught national attention. Gang rape of Bilkis Bano, the rape and murder of Nirbhaya.

Bilkis Bano was raped during 2002 Gujarat riot.  Bilkis Bano was five month pregnant. She was gang raped. Fifteen members of her family were killed, including her daughter and her mother. Bilkis had fought against all odds to obtain justice. Her case was not registered by police. She was threatened not to pursue her case. Finally, fifteen years after her ordeal had began, Bilkis Bano got justice in 2017.  Eleven accused were given life sentence. Did Bilkis get justice? Should her tormentors not get death penalty? Bilkis Bano has shown enormous dignity and poise. Despite upheaval in her life, Bilkis does not want revenge. She does not want her tormentors to get death penalty. Bilkis Banu wants to raise her child, so that her child does not have to face what she did. What is her source of strength? So powerful, so quiet yet so dignified!

Ten years later, Nirbhaya was assaulted, raped, disembowelled and thrown on the street of Delhi on a chilly December evening in 2012. Her tormentors, tried to kill her by running a bus over her body. She was saved when her friend removed her injured body from being crushed to death. Nevertheless, Nirbhaya died a few days later. Despite a fast track court, it took five years for legal system to run through its course. Finally, in 2017 highest court of India upheld death penalty for four accused. One accused had committed suicide and another being a juvenile at the time of crime was sent to a reformation centre. Hopefully, bereaved family will see some sense of closure of their agony.

Comparisons are being drawn between punishment meted out to accused in Nirbhaya and Bilkis Bano  cases. Issue being if both cases are similar in terms of brutality and gruesome nature, why Nirbhaya killers got death and Bilkis assaulted life. Why collective conscience of nation was stirred at Nirbhaya and not with Bilkis? Was it because Bilkis was a Muslim? Was it because Bilks came from a different socio economic strata?

There is no easy answer. It can be argued Nirbhaya case stirred public imagination. May because it happened in Delhi. May be any girl can face a similar situation. Nirbhaya was out to have some fun. That is to enjoy a movie with a friend. She returned dead. Another girl was assaulted equally brutally in Kerala. Jisha rape and murder, did stir people, but magnitude was not comparable to that seen with Nirbhaya case. Nirbhaya did not come from an upper middle class family. What moved people was her family’s determination to educate a girl child. Her parents sold their land to educate their daughter. Girl was assaulted and killed at a time when there was no social upheaval. She was out for fun. She returned dead. Given the sheer unpredictability and sheer brutality of the act, death was given to accused. Bilkis Bano rape case was no less traumatic. It happeneNd in the backdrop of Godhra train burning. It was a time when society was in turmoil. May be that is why her tormentors got life.

Verdicts were pronounced by courts in Delhi and Mumbai by two different judges. In their rabid antipathy to government, many activists are attributing motive behind Bilkis Bano verdict. Activists who are vehemently opposed to death penalty of rapists, are questioning why accused in Bilkis Bano case were not given death sentence? One must remember that every court case is fought by different lawyers, with different style of argument, based on different sets of evidence and heard by different judges. Should an ulterior motive necessarily be imputed?

Systematic Emasculation


Long time back I watched a movie titled Ardh Satya. In the movie, a police officer, played by late Om Puri, arrested a few local area goons. Officer was asked to visit home of local politician, played by Sadashiv Amrapurkar. Politician also happened to be local area don. Arrested goons were his men. In don’s home, police officer is made to stand, a deliberate point to emphasise who is the boss, while the don drank and gambled in a card game. Finally, the don simply ordered the officer to release his men. Once officer resisted, politician phoned his boss and handed over the receiver to officer. For a young mind like me and many others like me, that was the first experience, albeit in a movie, of emasculation of police by politicians.

Many stories of deliberate emasculation of police force have come into light. In many Indian states, members of  ruling party, their kith and kin play roughshod over police officers. A police officer can be transferred for doing his or her duty. Police officer can be gunned down in full public view. Gangster would be shielded by politicians. A police officer can be chided and humiliated in public. Police men and women are often asked to go easy on criminals. Arresting a criminal may lead to loss of vote to ruling party. Never mind criminal may go around and kill police man and his family members.

Men and women in police uniform have learnt to be  obsequious to politicians of all hue. Rampant interference had demoralised police officers at ground level. Police avoid arresting criminals.  Legitimate police work cannot be done unless a complainant can flaunt political connection. In many places, a position in police constabulary can be bought. Highest bidder recovers his money from common public. A first information report cannot be filed without bribing policeman on duty.


We have always heard how members of political class bully men in uniform. One such humiliation of a police officer in his own police station was caught on camera and went viral. In the clip, a politician was seen hitting a police officer on duty. Apparently, politician was unhappy for being treated like a common man in a hospital. He had to stand in a queue. He was unhappier for being arrested, on charge of beating up administrators of a hospital, and brought to police station. From the body language of the politician, it appeared he was used to getting his way around. He would not brook any interference with his diktat. He was not shy of using force.

Any police officer with power and authority vested in him, would put the goon in his place and throw away the key. But not in India. Indian police are made to work according to need of ruling political party. Decades of intimidation and bullying  has emasculated Indian police. Men and women in police uniform have learnt to be  obsequious to politicians. Many grin and bear the insult heaped upon them. A police officer of the rank of DIG, was seen cleaning a chief ministers shoe in full public view. I think police must be given free hand to deal with scums of the earth, no matter how powerful is the stench and arrogance of power.

God Particle and Vedanta


A fundamental question that has been asked time and again, “is there a deeper purpose to life?” is there a common principle that is fundamental to all existence? Seekers, scientists, philosophers have been trying to search answer following different methods.

Practioners of modern science have analysed material world in search of the truth. Scientists discovered atoms, thought to be the most fundamental principle. It turned out, atoms consist of proton, neutron and electrons. Subatomic particles were further split into six quarks and six leptons. It is believed that quarks and leptons are indivisible. Quarks and leptons gain mass, it is believed, by association with Higgs Boson. Higgs Boson was discovered recently. Higgs Boson was called god particle. Some say, because it is so elusive, exasperated scientists named  it goddamn particle. From there, the name god particle has stuck. A second possible reason why Higgs Boson is called god particle could be, like god is responsible for creation, Higgs Boson helps other massless particles gain mass. Thus formless and form becomes different states of same matter.


Hindu seers have looked within, in their quest for the truth.  They reasoned, every observation is influenced by mind, the instrument. So it is important to understand the mind. The study of mind lead seekers beyond mind. Something that mind cannot describe. Because, it is limitless any description will make it limited. Hindus call it “abangmanasgochara” Something that is beyond speech and mind. Sri Rama Krishna, gave an analogy, a salt doll went to assess depth of ocean. In the process he became one with the ocean. There was no one left to explain what / how was the ocean.


One can arrive beyond mind, by negating answer to question, “is this me?” In Upanishad Shwetaketu, the seeker, was told by his guru, “Thou art that, oh Shwetaketu!” Disciple kept on asking the question within is his mind, who am I? I am not the body? I am not the mind? Ultimately, when he exhausted all possibilities, disciple realized his true state, that is “Brahman”.


Vedanta says “Brahman” is our true nature. It is our right to realize it.  For everyone of us, it may not be possible to grasp the concept of abstract “Brahman”, as the concept of reality. So, Hindus deviced the concept of meditating on forms. By forming relationship with the idol of an imagined god, as father, mother, son, daughter etc, a seeker attempts to establish connection with the universal force. Sri Rama Krisha use to say, the all pervading force, “Brahman”, can be shapeless and formless for a Vedantin, but assume form for a devotee. Like formless water   and solid ice are identical. By meditation, it is possible to realize this all pervasive force. If we call her mother, she may be reveal herself more easily. That is why Shri Rama Krishna worshipped the force as mother Kali.

In the end science and Vedanta arrive at conclusion that suggest that truth transitions between form and formless. Truth cannot be described in conventional sense, Truth can be experienced through experimentation.

Drought: How to Combat



Droughts are hitting India at regular interval. Every year, from April onwards we see repeat of same tale of water shortage. We see dried fields, parched dams, animals dying for absence of drinking water, farmers committing suicide becaue of crop failure. This year is no different. Already, TV channles are beaming drought conditions in Tamil Nadu. It appears that a comprehensive water management policy is lacking. Regularly, we see drought in one part of the country, whereas another part of gets flooded. Can the excess water not be stored and/or transferred to drought prone areas?

Government proposals to bring water to dry regions usually get mired into big discussion, debates and litigation. Narmada Bachao Andolan had opposed creation of Sardar Sarovar Dam and raising its height. There was issue of submergence of fertile land and rehabilitation of displaced population.The case was decided in favor of the dam by the Supreme Court of India. Today, farmers in arid Gujarat are getting water of river Narmada in their fields.

Proposal to link Indian rivers is moving slowly. Proposal faced opposition for several reasons. Potential of damage to ecology and environment was not known. There has to be a solution to rehabilitate people that will be displaced by river linking projects. There would be impact on livelihood of people because of damage to business like fisheries. There would be unemployment and poverty because of submergence of agricultural land. All these factors contributed to a lack of political consensus.

Out of a total of 28 river linkage projects, feasibility studies have been completed for 13 projects. One project linking Krishna and Godavari rivers has been completed. Another project of linking Ken and Betwa rivers may start soon. Project was being opposed because nearly 10% of Panna Tiger reserve was going to be submerged. National Board of Wild Life has finally agreed to the project provided nearly Ranipur and Rani Durgavati sanctuaries are integrated with Panna Tiger Resever to compensate for loss of tiger habitat. In addition mining has to be banned completely in the area. The Ken Betwa like project is expected to bring water to parched Bundelkhand region.

At least one idea to combat effects of draught may be actually working on the ground.  Chief Minister of Maharashtra started Jal Yukta Shivar program after assuming office. Jal Yukta Shivar is a massive water harvesting program that intends to remove water scarcity for farmers of Maharashtra. As part of the program, government of Maharashtra has worked with local population towards creation of nulla bunds, widening and deepening of ponds and rivers, construction of barrages along dams and channelising water through canals to irrigate agricultural lands.

People mocked chief minster of Maharashtra when, after taking oath of office in 2015, he pledged to make Maharashtra drought free by 2020. In April of 2016 Latur district needed 816 water tankers. This year that number has come down to zero. Last April Marathwada region needed 4640 tankers for 3586 villages. This year the number is down to 669 tankers to 886 villages. But last year was one of the worst years when water train had to be supplied to Latur. This year result is for everyone to see. When politicians with a vision and commitment work towards greater common good, things happen, goods gets delivered.