E.R. RAMACHANDRAN writes: As the year draws to a close, still fretting about what a dismal job an economist is doing as prime minister? Ever thought how it would be if some other professional ran the country?
Let’s take a look at the one and only thing what’s likely to happen, if some of them occupied the PM’s chair:
Carpenter: Charge salary on hourly basis and screw the cabinet.
Doctor: Hold the pulse of the nation, shake head and recommend a series of illegible tests.
Cab driver: Paint Lok Sabha yellow and black and run it like crazy.
Plumber: Plug the drains in RBI and wait for the currency to dry.
Intellectual: Argue each point and blame the politicians of previous government.
Circus trainer: Pitch his tent inside Parliament and tame the animals.
Traffic cop: Use only one hand for all transactions.
Movie star: Convert nation into a set and run country on reel life
TV newsreader: Do a sting operation on opposition and break news every hour
Cricketer: Charge channels per appearance on TV
IT professional: Convert free land into call centres and talk in code.
Postman: Deliver promises after a year as dead letter
Shepherd: Skin sheep (people) and fleece the nation
Editor: Give lengthy sermons to cabinet and reverse it next day
Churumuri: Look at everything negatively, wait for comments from far and wide, and watch the fun
How would other professionals fare as PM? Tell us.