Wednesday, April 13, 2016


I had a very hard time choosing today's topic:  Justin Trudeau or John Oliver. Two people I stalk continuously. Justin Trudeau won in the end.

So  Justin Trudeau became the Prime Minister of Canada after defeating and hence effectively ending the ten year long run of Stephen Harper. The man is simply amazing. He has the looks of a Hollywood star. French genes definitely helped. More so, he knows where and how to use it. I wish we had more Indian politicians like him.

Ever since he became the Prime Minister, he has won hears all over the world time and again through his actions. His cabinet has equal number of men and women and when asked why, he said 'Because it's 2015'. He has people with appropriate qualifications in appropriate portfolios unlike India where ministers became ministers because they are the most loyal members of the party.

He became a sensation when he received the Syrian refugees personally. This was at a time when governments in Europe were setting limitations on them. After a little research, I did find that he had drastically reduced the number of refugees that Canada would accept. That disappointed me a bit ut the gesture scored big on the world scenes. And sometimes, a little hope goes a long way.

His most recent new buzz is when he announced that he would deliver a full apology to the Komagata Maru incident. I do not see any world leaders rallying to offer apology for the most blatant acts that they had committed during their own time and here we had a prime minister who is willing to apologize for something that happened a century back. Totally admirable. 

As you might have already guessed, I am having a fan girl moment and this is absolutely a fan girl post about a politician whom I wish was Indian. 

Now watch this video where Justin Trudeau explains the importance of diversity and why we do not have to choose identities to integrate with the society. We are big enough to co-exist.