1. THE MESS IS IN ONE PLACE
Imagine the Chautalas spread over a society instead of being limited to a family. The whole of Haryana would be like the table tennis federation, under Ajay Chautala.
2. BECOMES EASY TO SPOT THE GUILTY
In Kashmir, the Abdullahs. In Punjab, the Badals. In Karnataka, the Reddys. In Satyam, the Rajus. And so on.
3. DECISIONS ARE NOT AGONISED OVER
It can take ages in, say, the Left parties to agree on anything. In the DMK, a word from the Karunanidhi clan becomes instant policy.
4. EASY TO CHANNELISE FUNDS
You know where the money has to reach in the Congress. No such luck with the BJP.
5. POWER STRUCTURES GET CREATED
The top 50 in the Birlas will be the Birlas. This makes life easy for foes and friends.
6. THERE’S PREDICTABILITY
Like with the Tatas. Almost set in stone.
7. THERE’S INEVITABILITY
Would be a good idea to start tracking Priyanka Vadra-Gandhi’s children right now.
8. SENSE OF EXPECTATION IS GENERATED
The real Gandhis. Still largely live by ethics.
9. BRAND VALUE IS CONFERRED
The Kapoors, the Bachchans. Not RK Studios, not the ABCL.
10. NO BLOOD. NO SWEAT. NO TEARS
Rahul Gandhi in prison for a cause? Or the Rajus because? Nice try.
& 10 THINGS NOT SO HANDY
1. Contemptuous of human conventions and skills
2. Treat public assets as private
3. Distort perceptions of life
4. Create unhealthy family values
5. Are feudal
6. Are immoral
7. Are venal
8. Breed weak systems
9. Create poor role models
10. Destroy nations