The idea of flattering is not a new born child.Eulogies for centuries have served as the idea of symbolism of the world civilization.Even Surpanakha in Ramayana flattered Lakshmana who rejected the live together proposal,raging Ravana,thus setting the perfect backdrop for the battle in Lanka.Abul Fazl’s Akbarnama only reiterates the view of a sympathetic history with a biased eye.
It is neither correct nor plausible to build dams amidst the flow of history. So the view of the past,reviews the outlook of the present.Like, Kamasutra and Grand Masti can be tied in the same knot. This policy of flatters always comes to establish the bias of sycophancy.Whether Roger Binny gained a place in the Indian squad due to the glitz of bowing down is a topic of a larger elocution.Though experts like Sunny Gavaskar rejected the argument.
The idea of eltism looms large on a majority of conceptions-from the Bengal Renaissance to the ideals of the principal party which fought for the so called freedom of the country. The Communists and the Hindutva parachutes can claim greater accountibility on the issue of DNA superiority.But is it about stardom of capability or simply the science of being better known?
A senior Congress leader had tears in his eyes when Rahul was coronated as the de facto commander of the Congress party in the pre 2014 elections.“Rajiv would have been so happy today!” Accidentally on the same day,in the post coronation speech Rahul alleged that the opposition sold combs to bald people (reading from a pre written text as usual).One could only humbly question how Rahul could talk about ecological diversity and massive industriaisation at the same point of time? The Jayanthi Natarajan episode only redirected the question of Rahul back to himself.Rahul it seemed sold ‘combs’ to the tribals of Orissa while the direction of his view moved in an antipodal position in the FICCI meet.
Actually sycophancy is not only about dynasticism-it is a wider concept containing several sub categories.Take for example- the tantrums of Poonam Pandey in front of the camera.Any pervert alike myself will not miss an opportunity to strip down in front of the busty babe.So sycophancy is essentially a relative term.It holds social,thelogical,cutural,hereditary as well as personal values.
The lust of politics is so damn in the persuit of power that Shruti Seth playing a role of an optimist to get candidature selflessly disposes herself off in front of Arjun Rampal who plays a powerful politician in Prakash Jha’s Rajneeti.It also provides a greater insight of high testerone levels getting eventually matched with higher ambition.Sycophancy again proves to be an incarnation of reality.
Interestingly when Sunil Gavskar is asked by the policeman in Kolkata’s Eden Gardens to show his identity card, sections of the establishment persue the identification process as a grave insult to a legend.Now is that not supporting the culture of flattery?Well there is a marked demarcation between disrespect and differentiation. When,an immigrant official of an intenational airport asks sexist questions to a woman which even Kim Kardashian will find uneasy to answer,it is also sycophancy-of objectivity of female body.
Sycophancy is closely related to class divisions.Both sociopaths and sycophants have a similarity.The two master the art of deception to its maximum intensity.Lets end on a lighter note.Virat allegedly wearing his gf’s pants also shower sycohancy of love.Hence the topic does get welcomed in one of the rarest instances.The world is full of the art of cosmeticism,sycophancy forms only a part of that shared living……..