Whenever i watch Rahul Gandhi's interview with Arnab Goswami, it reminds me a debate competition which i participated in my school days (i think in my 8th standard) at Le'park inter school competition Chennai.
It was quite a different competition where each team (2 participant per team) was given 2 personality from the same profession. Each participant in the team should choose a personality among themselves and both should debate each other proving one is better than other.
One team got Rajinikanth and Kamalhassan, another team got Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly so we (Myself and my friend Rajkumar) were bit confident and picked a chit from the lot. when we opened, it was a shock !!! we got Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. At that age we had very little knowledge about Jawaharlal Nehru and only one information about Vallabhbhai patel that he is called "THE IRON MAN OF INDIA". At that age for me Iron Man is someone which is very strong, muscular, powerful with a good body physique.
My friend was quite clever requesting me to take Patel !!!
What... ??? To defend vallabhbhai patel without knowing anything about him except that he is called as "THE IRON MAN OF INDIA" that too for 2 minutes !!! What to do... suddenly he told that i am a better speaker than him (Romba Nallavanu Sollitan) so i accepted it, we prepared for 5 min (what the heck i can
prepare) and we both went to stage and here is the conversation between Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Nehru : Hi Patel, How are you.?
Patel : Hi Nehru, I am fine. How are you.? Nice meeting you.
Nehru : You know, i have been elected as the First Prime Minister of india.
Patel : Oh... That good, you know people call me "IRON MAN OF INDIA".
Nehru : So what.. All people call me "chacha".
Patel : That is different but people call "ME" as "IRON MAN OF INDIA"
Nehru : you see people out of love call me "chacha".
Patel : Let it be. What i am trying to say is I am the "IRON MAN OF INDIA".
Nehru : See as the prime minister of india i am the powerful man in the country.
Patel : No.. No.. being the "IRON MAN OF INDIA" i am the powerful man in the country.See my muscles.
Nehru : you know i have written many books.
Patel : Even i have written many books.
Nehru : I played a major role in indian independence.
Patel : I also played a major role in indian independence against britishers
standing strong against them.
Nehru : All people accept me as prime minister of India.
Patel : All people accepts me as "IRON MAN OF INDIA" since i am strong and muscular.
Finally The judge realized he has given this topic to a wrong person and said ENOUGH and THANKS..
For me that 2 minutes was like 2 hours.. That too repeating the same sentence and nothing else.
Similarly i saw myself in Rahul Gandhi in that interview.. Whenever Arnab asks him something he said "What i am trying to say is system in this country need to change. We need to Empower women. Democracy should go to every house in this country. I see tremendous energy in this country. The youngsters in this country need to come to politics"
Rahul.. i can empathize you. I was once in your situation in my 8th standard. Dont worry things will change soon.. I know that 80 min would have been like 80 hours for you..
One thing i want to say to Arnab Goswami.. Mr. Goswami what you have done that day is a crime. You are in danger of getting arrested for "Child Harassment and Molestation".
Simply to say in my language..
ஆய்.. அர்ணாப்... நீ ஒரு வீரன்அ அடிச்சி இருந்த நானே தலைமை தாங்கி இந்தகோப்பைய உனக்கு வாங்கி கொடுத்து இருப்பேன். நீ அடிச்சது ஒரு புள்ளபூச்சிய.. அதனால உனக்கு ஒரு வெண்கல கிண்ணம் கூட கிடையாது.... இதுக்கு மேல கேள்வி கேட்டா கொலை Case ல உள்ள போயிடுவ.. இவ்வளவு அடிய வாங்கிட்டு உயிரோட நீக்கிறான்னா அத நெனச்சி பெருமா பாடுடா சின்ன பயலே...
"Aai Mr. Arnab nee oru veerana adichi irunda naanae thalama taangi inda kopayana unakku vangi koduthu irupaen.. nee adichadu oru pulla poochiya... adanaala unakku oru vengala kinnam kooda kidayaadu da... idukumeela kelvi ketta... kola case la ulla poiduva daa... ivala adiya vangitu uyirooda nikiraen paaru da ada nenachi peruma padu da chinna payala..."