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Backseat Driving India

I am a happily married man. Does this mean that I and my wife do not disagree? We disagree on most things yet we are not uncomfortable with our differences, save one. The way I drive a car is the subject of most of our disagreements.
I have often offered to let her drive or use our chauffeur. However she insists that I drive in a manner that suits her expectations. The only problem is that in 30 years I still have not figured out what exactly it is that I must do.  Backseat driving is common all over the world. No one is happy and the results are often disappointing and sometimes dangerous.




The situation is not restricted to couples alone but also to organisations and even nations. We Indians face the same situation in our nation's decade old leadership.
Though not husband and wife, they make a political couple. Dr. Manmohan Singh and Mrs. Sonia Gandhi*. Sonia is a person completely lacking in personal merit, therefore not surprisingly the puppet of a group of powerful people and…