ranjbe wrote:I have mentioned in a previous post the curious case of Shri. M. K. Bhadrakumar, the brilliant Malyali Dalit who never made it past second-tier ambassadorships in his Foreign Service career. Contrast this to another smart, well-educated Kerala Dalit K.R. Narayanan of the Foreign Service, who was ambassador to USA, External Affairs Minister and President of India. Or the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, another Malyali Dalit. What is missing in MKB that given his caste background, education and intelligence, that he could not achieve anything better? An insider source has said that MKB was so hard-core left-wing that even the IFS which has always had a socialistic bias, could not tolerate him. One suspects given his hard pro-Chinese ranting, that he could possibly be compromised.
Shree M K Bhadrakumar is not a dalit, but from the economically and politically powerful Ezhava community, who are classified as OBCs. His father was a well known leftist and was the CPI(undivided) MP from one of the two Lok Sabha constituencies of Trivandrum, called Chirayunkeezh. Probably Shree Bhadrakumar was never given any prominent position, because, well, he is so-so. Late Shree KR Narayanan too was hardly a shining star in IFS, but served his purpose very well as a symbol and went straight to politics by invitation. Shree KR Narayanan was a core leftie with a genuine chip in the shoulder, if one remembers his "break from tradition" interview (here is a familiar name jerking off about it) with N Ram before 1998 Independence Day.
In the IFS pantheon, Shree MKB's writing plays to the devil's advocate side. His sort provides that "sympathy handie", that the paki elites crave for, whenever they get kicked in their nads. Taking him seriously is counter productive. His purpose is not to make us jingos happy like Shree Parthasarathy et al. Khan, UQ maintains a vast array of such dhoti-shiver-on-demand types, since 19th century.