The Power of Expectations

Now, there's a phrase my wise, old grandmother used to repeat over and over: "Aarav, the hinges of destiny turn on the front porch of expectations." Sometimes, while quietly sipping her evening tea, she'd map our future, predicting that one day, expectations would be the framework within which entire nations would operate. Well, back then, being a mischievous lad always up to some tomfoolery, I dismissed it as another cryptic granny tale, as expected! But recent developments in Indian politics have reminded me of her profound wisdom. It appears that PM Narendra Modi himself is fond of the very concept, reminding BJP workers that the public places their affectionate trust in them, and thus rightfully expect significant results.

The Dancing Wheels of Democracy

One might say, the Indian electoral chariot groans under the tremendous weight of widespread expectations. It's akin to a classically elaborated Kathak performance, where the synchronization of ghungroos or brass bells, adorned on the dancer's feet, resonate with every beat of the tabla, creating a harmonious symphony. You see, just like in a Kathak performance, our democracy too, twirls on the rhythm of expectations and delivery. The slightest glitch could lead to a discord. This same principle was outlined by PM Modi when he reportedly stated, "Public expects us to deliver". Simply put, if you are a BJP worker, you better lace up your boots and keep up with the beats!

A simple analogy for understanding the Indian democracy is examining it through the lens of Indian food, an amalgamation of flavours and spices. It is like a well-prepared bowl of biryani. The government is the marinated meat, soaked in the spices of responsibility and accountability, cooked over time with the rice of expectations, creating the authentic savour of democracy. In other words, the public's expectations and the government's performance are as interdependent as basmati rice and lamb in a biryani. Loss of balance in either would lead to a bland or overpowering taste, displeasing the consumer, in this case, the public.

Behind The Curtain: The BJP Workshop

According to the venerable and ever-astonishing Indian political scene, you could imagine being a BJP worker as being in the most bustling workshop with a ceaseless job ticket. The machines here never cool down, the gears never get to rest, and the workers, oh boy, they never stop delivering. Just ask my rambunctious parrot, Kiki, who keeps chirping the word "work" so incessantly that my lazy feline companion, Mittu, has started giving her bird's eye rolls.

One day, while preparing his favourite masala chai, I explained to Mittu how his laziness wouldn't fly in the BJP workshop. The Siamese gave me a look I best interpreted as, 'Sounds like a lot of work, better you than me.' In this political workshop, the tasks aren't simply about political strategizing, campaigning, or giving fiery speeches. No, no, my dear readers, they have to be masons, architects, sculptors, painters, and cleaners all at once. They are tasked with building a vibrant and progressive India that not only shimmers on the global front but remains well-rooted in its rich cultural heritage.

Meeting the Expectations: An Uphill Marathon

Comparing the task of delivering on public expectations to running an uphill marathon may sound like an understatement. But if you have been familiar with marathons, you know they're not a simple run in the park. Every step tests your endurance, every breath is a promise you make to yourself to cross the finish line, and every cheer from the audience is the motivation that fuels you to keep going. You've got to strike the right balance between pace and poise, knowing when to sprint and when to maintain a steady stride.

Another piece of advice from my grandma appears apt here, one that she shared when she found me struggling with the frustrations of a challenging math problem. She said, "In life, always remember, Aarav, any big task is never beyond you, as long as you keep putting one foot in front of the other." Her wisdom rings true for the BJP workers as they embark on the marathon of public expectations.

Something just popped into my mind. Like a burning question that's been simmering within the confines of my slightly overworked blogger brain. What happens if you don't meet expectations? Well, imagine ordering your favourite spicy chicken tikka masala from your preferred Indian restaurant, and it arrives cold, less spicy and without the promised side of fluffy naan bread. You wouldn't quite feel satisfied, would you? The same goes for delivering on public expectations.

With the immense responsibility of leading a nation, the BJP and its workers are under the ever-watchful eye of the public who expect a spicy tikka masala (a vibrant and prosperous India) served piping hot (efficient governance) with a fluffy naan on the side (steady economic growth). If the delivery falls short, it's only natural for the customers, or the public in this case, to feel short-changed. However, PM Modi's reminder might just be the motivation the BJP workers need in this noble service of nation-building, one expectation at a time.