Every political entity worth its salt keeps its ears to the ground, simply to listen to what the buzz is all about. It comes as a surprise therefore that the government in USA did not know of the impending debt crisis or India not knowing fully the machinations involved in 2G scam, Satyam scandal or the Commonwealth games. Ignorance of such matters, if believed, only means that the political bosses have moved to the top of ivory tower. If one is to argue that governance of a country must have bottoms up approach, then perhaps Red Flags could have been seen much ahead of the actual onset of troubles. Can we say with certainty that our politicians have their ears to the ground?