A trillion Euro question which may creep into a thinking person's mind is, wheher there is any difference among the present French President Mr. Hollande, its Former President Mr. Sarkozi, the slain Iraqi President Mr. Saddam Hussain, and the 1989 Romanian Communist Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Context: The news of "Shampoo Socialism" practised by the French President Mr. Francois Hollande, has been NOTICED to have employed with STATE FUNDS, a hair dresser for trimming his hair, @ an annual cost of Pounds 99,000/-. This News Report, originally brought out by a French Satire Magazine on Le Canard Enchaîné, on 13th July 2016, and reported by Telegraph.co.uk is worth reading. Here is the link: Click to go to http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/13/hollande-accused-of-shampoo-socialism-as-it-is-revealed-he-spend/ . We should not forget that Mr. Hollande came to power, on a Leftist Socialist Platform, claiming himself to be a normal President, and branding his rival and the Former French President Mr. Sarkozi as "bling bling" President. The allegation against Mr. Sarkozi at that time was, he spent a sum of Pounds 24,000 to stay a night at a Sea-Side resort, with his Companion, a model.
Euro-American Media whenever some instances of ostentatious living of RULERS OF COUNTRIES WHICH THE EURO-AMERICA does not like come out, give great publicity to the news with a "holier than thou" a style of mockery. This blog does not wants to defend such despotic rulers who lived in obscenely ornamented palaces amidst vulgar luxuries, hiding their fuliginous and muddy life-styles. Euro-American thirst to make an overkill of the information is worth noting. While, the same Euro-American Media conveniently ignore the lifestyles of their own leaders. This type of overkill happened in case of the Palace of the Romanian Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. It happened in the case of Iraqi President Saddam Hussain slain by the American Forces. It happened in the case of the Libyan President Gaddafi, who was overthrown and slain under the directions of USA.
Now, a Bible saying has come true:
Click to go to study the Communist Opulent Living Styles. Romanian Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu had toilet-roll holders made of gold, in his Palace.
Mathew 7: 3 to 5. 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?
5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
Click here to go to http://www.vice.com/read/inside-the-palace-of-a-tyrant-the-opulent-lair-of-nicolae-ceauescu-015.
It is not clear how much is paid to the hair-stylists of Indian Presidents and Indian Prime Ministers. The Rashtrapati Bhavan employs an Official Hairstylist for the President. His pay structure, or Remuneration rates are not known. They may need to be searched. One thing is definite. Indian Presidents and Prime Ministers want to live in a style ON PAR WITH THEIR AMERICAN, BRITISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, etc. counterparts. If not at a higher scale, at least on an equivalent scale. Right now, we do not have adequate information.
On googling, I found one web page which contains the personal experiences of President Abdul Kalam's Hairstylist Habib Ahmed. Here is a link for those who wish to study the experiences of with Habib Ahmed: Click to go to http://www.firstpost.com/india/remembering-a-star-customer-abdul-kalam-didnt-like-his-hair-short-says-hairstylist-habib-ahmed-2368358.html . We shall have one quote from his narration:
"... The Ahmeds have had a long association with first families of politics in India. Ahmed’s father Nazir Ahmed was the hair stylist to independent India’s first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and president Rajendra Prasad. Habib Ahmed’s services were requested by late prime minister Indira Gandhi too. "Those were the golden times. We were treated with great respect. We were not labelled according to our profession. After a long gap, I had the great fortune to meet a scientist who became the president and later met him when he finished his tenure. He remained the same warm, caring person that I had known when I first met him. When we met after Dr Kalam finished his tenure, he told me, "Let’s start our relationship again." He meant Ahmed could go back to cutting and styling his hair. "But that day never came again," says Ahmed. ..."
Here is one interesting link, which pertains to the experience of the hairstylist of Mr. Narendra Modi, of 2002, when he was new CM of Gujarat. Click here to go to : http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2002/12/15/stories/2002121501421600.htm. The report was from Rasheeda Bhagat. Title of the Report was SOFT HEARTED POET.
... One interesting story, ascribed to Asian Age, is about Modi's Muslim barber Shabbir Ismail Patel, whose shop was targeted and burnt during the March 2002 communal riots. But the barber waxes eloquent on how his high-profile client helped him get a loan of Rs 50,000 to rebuild the small shop. Says the article, "From a Rajesh Khanna to a Tom Cruise cut, Shabbir has tried it all... on Narendra Modi," right from the '80s, though the hairdresser admits that was in days "when he had more hair"!
ybrao-a-donkey's expression of his humble personal view:
Our Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his youth was said to have approached Ramakrishna Math of Swami Vivekananda heritage, for joining them. When our hero, wanted to be styled as Rajesh Khanna or Tom Cruise, how could he become Swami Vivekananda?
ANOTHER SIMILAR NARRATION
This additional similar narration is available at the following link: Click here to go to: https://www.quora.com/Who-gives-a-haircut-to-Prime-Minister-Narendra-Modi.
ybrao-a-donkey's expression of his humble personal view:
It may not be real use to the poor people of India to know whether Hon. Narendra Modi bore on his head the Rajesh Khanna haircut or the Tom Cruise Haircut, during his reported 20 years stay at Hedgewar Bhavan. According to my mediocre understanding, a person has to work at least part time for his livelihood, whether he has a wife, parents or not. Mr. Modi has left the care of his wife to herself, and the care of her brothers. He has left his mother's care to his brothers. So far so good. Then, what Mr. Modi was doing for his livelihood, to earn to pay for the Rajesh Khanna hairstyles and Tom Cruise hairstyles, for his Modi style kurtas? Like his Guru Swami Vivekananda, was our Narendra Modi also averse to do jobs and earn a livelihood? Was that below his dignity? Social Work, can at the most be "part-time", which is expected to be done after performing the primary duty of earning one's own livelihood through right means.
This my criticism may appear to be somewhat harsh or rude. I do not intend any such harshness or rudeness. This is one basic question which is going to have substantial significance in a truly socialist society. In Capitalist Societies, there is ample place for idle religious preachers and occasional good samaritan service donors, while they do not produce any goods or services for the society most of the time. They come to the fore only during some calamities. Though running schools and hospitals are also undertaken by religious organisations, they are all fronts for a show. This basic question must receive its importance: Why not every citizen of India (except sick and aged persons who are physically challenged) produce some TANGIBLE goods and services and earn his daily food? Why not they undertake regular work, which should be a mix of both physical and mental labor? Why should they hide their idleness behind service organisations?
To continue. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.