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Fatigue, Insult, Injury

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Fatigue, Insult, Injury
Sandeep Adhwaryu
Fatigue, Insult, Injury
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President George Washington's first State of the Union address to the US Congress was rather brief—it ran to about 850 words. An event comparable to it is our President's address to Parliament. The one this year, however, was probably the longest: some 8,000 words. For the vice-president—who had to read the Hindi translation—it proved to be extremely exhausting. Standing for more than an hour, he developed a cramp and nearly collapsed. A question that was on the lips of everyone assembled in the Central Hall of Parliament at that time was: should the address be so long?

I believe some ministers too posed the same question when the address came before the cabinet for its approval. But beyond that, they did nothing to ensure that the address was significantly shortened when it was placed before the cabinet for its formal seal of approval. The presidential address to the joint session of both the houses is meant to spell out the government's agenda for the ensuing year and no minister was, perhaps, willing to ask for a shortening of the address at the risk of having the...
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