Hindustan Times Loosership Summit
Yes, you read it right…. it’s Loosership and not Leadership
I have been seeing this advertising about the leadership summit on HT since a couple weeks now and I really don’t understand if it is of any good. My confusion starts with the name itself.
Aditya Birla Group Presents in partnership with CNN IBN, the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit… wow! You probably did not even notice that there were 4 brand names being advertised in this one line… in fact the sentence is cleverly made up of just brand names and this is just to start with. If the above sponsors were not enough, there are a host of others sponsoring this event… Parker, Kingfisher, AAI, Chivas, icontrol, SAIL, Fever 104, CNBC, ONGC… and many more.
“When will India rid itself of corruption?” … “To know better, as the right people” This was what the HT read today. Who exactly are the right people on the Leadership panel?
Mr. Praful Patel (Civil Aviation Minister) who is himself involved in the scandals for openly supporting private Jet Airways while the State Carrier Air India has accumulated losses worth hundreds of crores.
Another leader, Cricketer Rahul Dravid… who was the captain of Bangalore Royal Challengers (IPL) under his leadership they lost 10 out of the 14 games played. Vijay Mallya the owner of Royal Challenger got so mad that he was almost about to fire Dravid.
Aah… Sanjay Dutt! He is also one of the leaders in the Summit. This is what wikipedia has to say about him: A two time Filmfare Awards winner, he is the son of Bollywood stars Sunil Dutt and Nargis. On July 31, 2007, Sanjay Dutt was sentenced to a jail term of 6 years for illegal possession of firearms acquired from terrorist acquaintances, who were responsible for the 1993 Bombay bomb blasts.
Tony Blair… again wikipedia in its own words: Tony Blair has been criticised for his alliance with U.S. President George W. Bush and his policies in the Middle East, including the Iraq War, the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Blair is also criticised for an alleged tendency to spin important information in a way that can be misleading. Blair is the first ever Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to have been formally questioned by police officers whilst in office, although he was not under caution when interviewed.
The list goes on… I must say, Hindustan Time has really come up with exceptional “leaders” to head the summit. 😉