September 24, 2021
General News

Being Tipu Sultan!

‘To live like a lion for a day is far better than to live for a hundred years like a jackal.’ This is a quote attributed to Tipu Sultan, the tiger and ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore. Most of us have grown up listening to this quote. But there is this another Arabic quote that goes like this, ‘better a hundred years of tyranny than one day of anarchy’. Tipu Sultan could be a Tipu Sultan in a 17th or 18th century world but could he be the same Tipu Sultan in today’s world?

Anarchy is absence of control, absence of government, a huge state of disorder in which everybody is for himself — a state of war of all against all. In such a state looking at a tree one forgets to see the forest. In fact, anarchy eats away the government or any sense of it that is there and not trees but entire forests are cut down. By the time people become more human and more reasonable and realise…

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