Sunday, June 17, 2007

SELECTION - a tuff task

While the companies in the West are looking into India as the best option for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO), few Indian organisations like BCCI and Congress-NCP-Left are regretting for not Outsourcing the job of finding a coach and candidate for the President respectively.
This might be for the first time in the history of Indian politics that such a long list of potential candidates were discussed and it took the longest time for them to satisfy all parties. Recently they zeroed in on one name, surprisingly a female candidate Prathibha Patil. Now she might turn on to become the 1st women President of India.. But hold on, here I have a doubt, How should we address her in Hindi (caused President is generally called Rastra’pati’)? I don’t think we can convert the gender and call her Rastrapatni.. it will be interesting to know the right answer.. will it be Rastramata, Shrimati Rastrapati..?? I can’t wait to find it out…
The situation is even worse for the BCCI, it is in its worst period ever. It started its search for an appropriate man to coach the Indian cricket team since shameful 1st round exit from the World Cup under the guidance of Greg Chappel. Few weeks ago it looked almost certain that Dav Watmore will sign the dotted line, but many differences erupted in the selection panel and after a long process Graham Ford was selected for the job. But as some put it, this decision might have been taken in Rahu kaal, as Ford declined the offer and decided to continue his tenure with English cricket county, Kent. Now with an abroad series week ahead, former cricketer Chandu Borde has been allotted the job temporarily.
Well I really hope BCCI comes out of this bad patch very soon and even our politicians improve in selection process. And I don’t want to see the job portals and newspapers carrying ads for people to apply for the posts of coach of Indian cricket team or the President of India. And it would be even worse if we have a reality show calling on the people to sms and vote for their choice.


Prasoon Joshi said...

hey, we can call Her anything but "rashtra'mata'" .. that word is reserved for the real lady running the whole show .. sonia gandhi .. wait for my post on the 'reality shows' ;-)

Saurav said...

dude if public starts voting den lemme make it sure only following wud be in fray for d post -
rabri devi
ms/mrs mayawati
ms/mrs jayalalitha

Harsha said...

Firstly u have totally forgotten that even men can contest for the post of President of India :)
And 2ndly, The eligiblitity of it require a good knowledge of the constitution, which i doubt ur choices dont meet..
And finally.. as i said in my post let the reality show b the last thing to happen..