Mr Mahanthi (Ex DGP) and Mr A K Khan (From Penukonda, Hyd Comm Of Police) - Interviews with RK, made my day.
Very interesting interviews. Particularly Mr Mahanthi one. One for his language, cho chweet, and the other for his pleasant sense of humoronicalist attitude, what ever that is.
Both were pleasant and give a fair insight of IPS cadre. Though agreeing with some of their logic and explanations - What baffles me is their statement of fact that there are tonnes and tonnes of good officers in our police dept.
What is baffling about it ? Well...the news I hear from people (this is hearsay , gossip which does not have much value in itself, but ....) and the daily news I read in the news papers is totally on a different scale than what their statements say.
They, Mr Mahanthi and Mr Khan appear to be very genuine in making those statements and there might be lot of truth in it. This I say, based of my limited ability of body language expertise and a lengthy historic sense of observing people. So is it the media making the IPS cadre look bad, or is it the public who without any knowledge or insight of how the department works make them look bad or is there a presence of truth in what I hear and read....that's a small part of baffle sport.
How ever they, the IPS are part of beaurocratic system, and they Mr Mahanthi and Mr Khan fully agree to that while making those statements, my doubt is whether they are making those statements -
a) just to keep the faith in public whom they were servants of,
b) with the "Runanubandham" they have with the department which provided them with what they have now, be it the name or what ever
c) not to degrade the morale of the officers of the department by saying nasty things, if there were any
d) not to sever the relationships and loose the name what they have built up over the years - and some more points to that extent.
And while posting the above questions I have, I would like to say that I have no intention of doubting their integrity and the truth in their statements. But just a series of random thoughts.
Mr Mahanthi had a very straight forward solution for the problem of NOT delivering the services to the common man and I like it to an extent too, do not know how well it can be implemented - he says social boycott of the officers who do not deliver and also by creating awareness among the common man while making him part of the system itself in the sense to fill his social obligations, which is true in many ways. They need our help and support. But how well and how much are the questions.
With Salutes to those good souls for their services to the public being honest and with integrity including Mr Mahanthi and Mr Khan and hoping that many more of the officers like these come forward and improve the lives of common men and the society of ours
There are many answered questions from these interviews, but I am loving RK for the first time in the history of open heart with RK for getting them on the show and giving us a chance to glimpse through the terrific and lion hearted public heroes.
Oh wait, did I say that RK addressed Mr Mahanthi as "saar" in the interview? That was a million dollar surprise for me! Never ever imagined that one would get a greeting on that scale from RK. Oh well, miracles do happen, ain't they...good lord! Your presence was felt. Thank you.
And I take / rest my case.
Thanks for your time and thanks to RK too