Prithviraj Chavan & I

Prithviraj Chavan is the new Chief Minister of the state of Maharashtra. So what you ask?
Well, he is an alumni of my college which is an odd thing because politicians don't usually come from an engineering (or even educated?) background, but thats not the point here, or should it be?

Not so strangely thats what most people's chatter/gossip/status messages seemed to be saying:

"Proud to be a BITSian!"
"Another alumni to be proud off!" etc etc

Mine simply said "boom boom" (Diwali hangover) because I fail to comprehend how stealing somebody else's success would make me magically better (yes, I get the part about human beings being social beings and all that but I haven't even met the guy, hell, I didn't even know who he was till the news came out!) or help me climb the social ladder. Or could it just be that all those other people had nothing more important going on in their lives making them to live somebody else's even though its a lie?

Maybe I'm egotistical or a tad bit insensitive but at least I don't have my head up in the clouds. Prithviraj Chavan sure must be a great man and there probably could be a thing or two I can learn from him. I'd even like to hear him speak sometime, but do I feel an iota for him? No.

P.S. Or maybe I am the biggest hypocrite of them all to make a blog post out of him?