23 Aug 15, 10:42 AM
Subburathinam's posting caught my attention. I think we are all extremists in one way or other. While in service we led a very sheltered life .We were fed on the belief that we alone are the most militant fighters and original thinkers.Majority of us had no contact with outside world and knew little how the society is moving.
Typical middle class thinkers we developed to be. Prone to extremes of emotions..Extreme exhilaration at one moment and the very next day extreme depression and dejection.In that sense we are extremists.
Every time the bench took up our case we were hopeful of immediate verdict. Everytime it was adjourned the air went out of the balloon of our expectations. Add to this the uncertainty and lack of clarity on how the case is going to be managed or argued, the picture is full of tension.
The initial euphoria about the electronic speed with which Modi would decide matters also got evaporated.We were following masterly analysis and discussion of points and counterpoints.
In all this there is one who remains rock like in his conviction that he should not share his thinking with anyone. Reminds me of some officials in Revenue/Government departments or some village officers. They will not let you touch the file they are handling or see its contents.In 1962 we had a Assistant dealing with salary and leave matters. He used to treat even applications for C.L. as CONFIDENTIAL. Even in this electronic age that tribe still exists!