Madame Sonia makes it to the elite list of great Indian architects that too in the list of Power of one, which is the list containing Mahatma Gandhi, B R Ambedkar, Mother Teresa, Subhash Chandra Bose, Salim Ali and Kiran Bedi, Dhirubhai Ambani among others.
Is this list justified? Hmmmm Kiran Bedi might suit in for her courage of taking an un-dwelled path. Dhiru bhai Ambani, for building an empire out of nothing. And Salim Ali for scripting a different dictionary for biological sciences. But Sonia Gandhi….?!!
May be for powerfully handling the country from behind the screens? Or does she have any hands in this rating?? Oh! Man…after all she has a Prime Minister and a Pressident those who obey her with utmost respect. Why not a journalist, who just publishes a rating?!
And one question… Do we need such surveys or ratings that seem to be biased and un-real?
Here goes my list (10 great Indians) of Power of One.
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
- B R Ambedkar
- M S Subbalakshmi
- Vikram Sarabhai / Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam
- Lal Bahadur Shasthri
- J R D Tata
- R K Narayan
- Mother Teresa
- Rakesh Sharma / Kalpana Chavla
Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and A B Vajapayee might make it in, but not in top 10 though.
Update : This list contains only those Indians who lived in Independent India.