Only two people have had control over Earth. One is God. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose the other one- The Bossy Bose from India.
– Start Up Kumar
Apparently, from the tone set by the quote, you might begin with a notion that this is going to be a patronising song to the Indian Nationalism and this miraculous Indian Nationalist. But it is not. For the man who was unstoppable, non-intercept-able, undecipherable despite an army behind him, for the man who has already been the center of attention for close to 100 years and still remains so, that man is already way above patronisation.
Subhash was a man with plans. Always. And also unstoppable. He was one who did what he wanted to. To not let him do what he thought, it simply never happened. A Design geek who knew, “Design is not the way it looks, Design is the way it works”. A man of design who was far too ahead of contemporaries by design.
To reflect, what’s most notable and the element that defines him was his army that he built. The guy knew to qualify for a Sovereign Nation you need a Sovereign Army. Called it Indian National Army. And look at the design. Two different names in two different languages. “Azaad Hind Fauj” in Hindi and “Indian National Army” in English. Hindi was the language of masses, and hence nomenclature adapted to give a call of urgency, while for the purpose of international recall, and the fact that an army is a perpetual organisation and not a temporary event, which will also continue to exist in future, the name reflecting eternal sovereignty.
What a pity that the dumb Indians handicapped of brains and education are still to fathom such a Design masterpiece. Never did they ask that ill-bred malicious bigot Mohandas Gandhi the question meant to be asked.
Why did Gandhi come back to India? He came in 1915- only one year earlier to commencement of World War-I , when the pre-events of War had been going on, Why ? In just one year an unknown lawyer went on to become a Rockstar celebrity of credibility and voice, that in an era when even newspapers were not common and neither was there internet. How ?
Such a massive recruitment- how did Gandhi become so larger than life in one year only ? And what was Gandhi hiring ? Was that a United Nations Peace Keeping force even before United Nations was born ? What was the purpose ? What plans of the Prisoners of Wars from the army hired ? Under what principle were the sons of India exposed to a war in which they had no stakes to ? In the name of Love ? The love for Enemy ?
And here was a guy who was once a CEO (CEO of Kolkata Municipal Corporation; and not a Mayor). He began aggregating Prisoners of War who were sons of natives that Gandhi had left in lurch without accountabilities. That from where? Africa, from where Indians really had no business to be in a War of their own.
Perhaps, in the world there is no better marvel of Design Thinking than the works of Subhash. No wonder that tag of “Führer” came from none other than Hitler himself, no wonder even the world’s most tyrant military leader couldn’t help falling in love with admiration for the mesmerizing Indian. And no wonder, nobody ever could turn an eye on the only Hindu marriage in the Nazi Germany.
May you take a note on hostility and double standard of Indians.
“Indian National Army because to qualify for sovereign nation you need a sovereign army”, Subhash presented.
“This doesn’t align with our principles of Non-Violence”, said Gandhi.
“Where do I get a force of this stature. It takes money”, said Nehru.
“What about the army that you’re hiring Gandhi? “, nobody questioned back. Perhaps because the parents were getting some paltry salaries against sending their sons on war. The Indians were getting “Government Jobs” perhaps.
And what an end. The moment news flashed of Subhash dying, “Subhash Bose has died well. He was an undisputed patriot, though misguided”, dished out a character certificate that Gandhi who himself had no character of his own.
That Gandhi who used to sleep with naked women to test whether the male penis gets excited if there’s a female flesh in vicinity. As if there were no important work to do, no fire in country, no problems to be solved. And the fact that this Gandhi was a guy who got licensed sex right at puberty since the age of 13, he had luxuries to test spirit of Brahmacharya in mid 50s, nobody ever questioned, and here was this guy giving a character certificate to the guy who rehabilitated the souls left in lurch by the former. That Gandhi who was no better than Gurmeet Ram Rahim of 1990s. Same concept of glamorous ghetto called “Ashram” , same swarm of women aggregating for sex with a coveted guy, same isolated kingdom for the trade of power and influence. What a pity!
While Indians live pretty much the same even today, swarming around centers of alms compromising on all their integrity the little that they have, they still run after Gandhi, and Gandhi still constrained in ghettoes of his own brethren, never ever did Gandhi bearing Indian Rupees empower any masses, the larger the question has remained, why didn’t Subhash show up? Or Didn’t he ? Did he or Didn’t he ? Did he die in real sense ? What all transcribed after the so widely believed death of the Hero ?
If you connect the dots of Human ways and achievements, degree of evolution, tendencies and activities, professions, transactions and occupations, life expectancy and mortality- all tabulated against time- the world can be split into many kinds of distinct boundaries. For instance BC/AD on religious dimensions, AM/PM on clock dimensions, Stone Age/Machine Age/Data Age on machine friendliness dimension. Similarly, on Human Behaviour – the humans have one distinct boundary: Before Subhash/ After Subhash (BS/AS). And the Splitting point was one Oaten Moment which was a moment on the clock when one British Prof named Oaten got powdered by Subhash in a Classroom. The prof refused to lodge a police complaint for unexpected reasons only to take vow to be a nice dutiful professor only. And the world changed right after.
If you watch closely you’d find there have been certain jerks who have scripted the humans’ directions tuned to their will. Say, Benjamin Franklin. He wanted to device a way to keep dollars flying. Flew a kite and changed the way the humans tread forever. Invented Electricity. The dollar still flies. And more recently than all of the them, there was Steve Jobs who installed a mother controlling device into normal daily individual lives, 100 years before they will have satellite machines in daily human lives. He wanted to eliminate all disorders from human transactions, which could have been only possible by machines. Brought personal computing into individual lives. And changed the way humans live thereafter, forever. And similarly to all the shift humans have underwent- we owe to some selected Brain Heads- people who absolutely changed the script of humans ever after. Subhash Bose has been one of them very prominently for the last 100 years
Why wouldn’t it have been so! After all, the mastermind of the whole plot was none other than the Lord of Communications- Jagdish Chandra Bose himself. Little did the world know the first human to script wireless communications who’d never patent a thing had actually plans to own the whole world itself. Little did the world know why every protege of JC Bose was a professor first and then something else as the mainstream vocation. Little did the world know what the Bose clan had planned and what did they execute in collective.
The humanity is in a certain direction today, at a particular stand point. For instance, the human population is 7 billions today- a number that they would never have imagined 200 years back. Today, every human hand has a magic box handheld which functions as remote control to life, and there has been no World War for over 73 years. Cancer has got a vaccine in- principle and teenagers get born as problem solving entrepreneurs, such are these days that humanity has turned around differently. For the first time in human history the grumpy ugly old citizens have got de-prioritized over fresher younger blooming talent- almost as a policy. The Big Bose (JC Bose) followed by his deputy (SC Bose) had a role to play in each of these. And that more thrilling than any thriller you would have ever come across.
The most spectacular result of that seen in BREXIT and the systemic decline of London’s growth. London by their own admissions is slotted to grow as sluggishly as 0.75 % – 1.3% in the next decade. Today, London is holding competitions to seek radical ideas to revitalize its economy, aloof of a fundamental fact that macro aspects like economies are a subject of Succession Planning, subject of design. The Crown which went about splitting continents and drawing borders across the world today ending up in drawing its own borders in the end, splitting finally for a miserable isolation. And what a well designed systemic decline for the British it has been! Falling to same bait that they once rode on – Business Process Outsourcing. And the two Boses the masterminds of that.
May you have a glance over that, how it progressed.
UK was an economy which found 80% of economy from services. Which means you don’t manufacture tangibles, you only process and package, and your business is Business Process. So, what if you outsource the process of business process ? You get left with nothing. Right ? Your business is somebody else’s business ? And how do you do it ? Is it executed by introducing one use case, and make the rest of humans ape the same of the models ? Is that exactly what has happened with the UK? And where the bulk of the posting of those processes ?
Is it to India? And all those territories which the Brits split someday in the past- The Common Wealth? Is it true that the net trade numbers are exactly in same proportions as opportunity costs siphoned off the erstwhile economies?
Simulate the numbers of The Commonwealth in a Time Value of Money scale, you’d find the UK declining at the same pace as those of commonwealth clubs rising.
And when you plot this transition against value chains, reconciling by action items and accountable people, all trails would lead to one man. Or in better words, for all things the world is clueless after 1925, substitute that element of cluelessness by Subhash Chandra Bose. You’ll find one man has systematically driven the world through the World War and afterwards: The Showman of Earth. You’ll find, until 1890s, the humans used to have a man- The man who knew too much. Then came a man on January 23, 1897. The man who Applied too much. That was Subhash.