I really wish that we had an English word for this wonderful word.

In German it means pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.

I rarely have such pleasure nor go looking for it, but since last night, I am enjoying schadenfreude due to the election results that have come in for four state assemblies.

Financial Times has a sober take on the situation. Since that was published, the fourth state has also confirmed that the opposition has taken a stronger lead and has in fact routed the Congress.

My schadenfreude is not only at the discomfort of our own GOP, it is also at the political class as a whole which was delivered a clear message in Delhi by electing unknown common men and women to the nation’s capital region’s Assembly.

It is amazing how much the results have enthused my fellow countrymen and women.


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