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Mr. PM of India is doing everything he can to deliver on his selection err election promises, from bringing in the dollars to throwing away the “kachra” away from India. But i am man of limited wants and immediate needs. I am a common man of India and inflation is not my concern but spiraling prices of aaloo-pyaaz are( I don’t know why these two fuckers always occus in pairs), no I am not concerned with the fiscal deficit but cutting interest on my hard earned or hardly earned ( pun intended) “kamaai” is well within my interests. Thus this is the magnanimous problem of our mentality of immediate needs.
Our country is going head over heels with this “swachch bharat” campaign. Everybody is suddenly interested in wielding the broom hoping to make bharat clean by 2019. But ask yourself can this really happen, if it does I am offering the only precious thing I have, my halls, coz I have already lost my “izzat”(respect) when I failed JEE twice. We have this love for thooking(spitting) at everything. Take this, two boys having an argument over a topic is not our concern but the number of times they spit on the ground just to overemphasize on their expletives as the argument goes on surely is. The noticeable thing is that the thook(spit) is always at the intended mark on the ground it lands everywhere but not on the feet of the thooker(spitter), great shooter err spatter I must say.
Experts say that even if each countrymen takes even the 10 meter area surrounding him and ensures that it is clean then no “maa ka beta”can dirty it. But this idea is as preposterous as the campaign of “each one teach one.” Let us say even if it happens what then, does India becomes epic and span. Haha hold that bad thought right there because we are masters in this art of thooking(spitting) we will aim and the phlegm will just cross that 10 metre mark around us. Same applies to littering other than confines of the 10 metre we will litter the area beyond it.
Cleaning is good but disposal is better because believe me “etiquette and dust bins just don’t exist here”. There should be a proper disposal system in the country. The bio degradable waste will take care of itself we need to take care of the non biodegradable waste. It should be made sure so that the next time someone argues a dustbin is there sitting beside them slurping the “thook”. That should be the motive of “swach bharat abhiyaan”. Take a pledge and keep at least one dustbin beyond the boundary of your house.
We Indians are a fickle minded specie, past few instances that I have read about in media have time and over again reiterated this fact. The recent example is the case of AAP(Aam Aadmi party), its not even one month that there was a great hoopla surrounding its anti corruption crusader Mr.Arvind Kejriwal, the “jhaadu“ wielding man who had jumped into the “great indian political tamasha”.The media was abuzz with a “messiah” taking the human form who would free India from the dredging clasps of corruption and puppet governance. But only after one month of the party taking charge of Delhi the media is again rife with speculations of AAP failing in its promises and undefying its anti VIP treatment that somehow has been made its tagline. I ask what is wrong if Kejriwal demanded a duplex , does a guy who has embarked on a journey to free India of age old fallacies doesn’t even deserve this much? Never before in the last 10 years the tenure of a government analysed so critically in a day to day basis. Its been just one month and the media is out with the “AAP report card”. Give the guy some room to perform guys.
The second instance was the appointment of Mr Satya Nadella at the helm of Microsoft affairs. The newspapers the next day went from corner to corner with this so “enlightening “ news. Some even termed it as a sign of “India progressing” or as “how full of caliber we Indians are”. Manipal Engineering college which has been there churning out engineers in India god knows since when was also given its share of media space. One of the articles termed it as “Manipal the poor cousin of IIT”, i am not sure if this phrase was of appraisal or not because terming anything a poor cousin of something is never going to rub down too well the subject in consideration, no matter how highly praised the IITs are. Anyways did anyone ponder on the fact that Nadella had actually been working at Microsoft for the past 22 years and that’s what was cited as the reason for him being choosen for the top post. Now someone please tell me how much part has Manipal played in it other than awarding him an undergraduate degree that must be kept somewhere in his drawers.
Thus we Indians tend to get carried away with the flow and try to squeeze out the maximum from any good situation that presents itself that we tend to forget about the other perspective that is equally as important, and ultimately when we have had enough of the goodness we try too look for ways to subjugate the originality in it. Rather then looking at Nadella’s appointment as one more company appointing its CEO because of his brilliance we tried and base it on his college, community, country and what not. So India move on because there are far more important issues that need your critical and” in deapth” analysis, so for the time being let Kejriwal and Nadella take a breath.
Alexander died protecting it, Kauravas craved for it and now the leaders in Delhi are doing everything to keep away from it, this is the alluring nature of power, up-till now we thought that people desire, crave and die for power but these Delhi assembly elections have been myth busterz.
At first the pre poll hype offered everyone ample amount of food for thought. The anti incumbency against the ruling party, the so called ‘modi wave’ that had gripped the entire nation was sensical in ways that can be understood by any Aaam aadmi of India, the winds of win were blowing in the favour of the opposition until a new player entered into the foray, this player had nothing to lose and was born out of a movement against corruption, incompetent leaders at the centre and the so called bad practices in Indian bureaucracy that is slowly eating away the whole system. This new player is one of us the common people of India, he is the ‘aam aadmi’ of India, yes people welcome the new player Mr. Arvind Kejriwal who has formed his own party name AAM AADMI PARTY. This party has changed the basic fabric of the Indian democracy. It has done nothing but has just given an alternative option to the Indian people, an option that promises an honest government. And the results reflect that. This new party barely a year old has given a thrashing to the big players of the Indian political system, with 28 seats in its kitty.
The people from all walks of life are already talking about an awakening that is akin to the revolution and has the potential to change the common perception of the Indian politics. Kejriwal has mastered this new kind of political campaigning called ‘door to door campaign’, the party has a detailed list of its election funding on its website, these measures helped the ‘AAP’ connect with the common public and its manifesto that boasts of 50 percent reduction in electricity tariffs and an unaltered ‘Lokpal bill’ was more than enough to give the people of delhi already plagued by a variety of social issues and a weak governance a shimmer of hope, a ray of light.
Whatever said or done ‘AAP’ has shown that politics can still be played by ethical rules and moral rules, this has redeemed the common man’s faith in politics. Forming the government and fulfilling their said promises is altogether a different ball game, but what this party has done is, it has given birth to an awakening that will transpire and motivate many more Kejriwals to not just have a vision about the corruption free India but to join the political bandwagon themselves and to play it out in the open.
While the question mark still remains over whether Delhi will get a government or will it have to make its voice be heard once again. The script of ‘change’ is ready and the stage of Delhi is set but will the actors be able to play their part with conviction?
This Semester I have gone back to my old love, the undemanding and unconditional and “sada-bahaar” love of reading. With three novels already read and long hours spent on reading newspapers everyday I have become a reading buff lately. So much so that one day my room mate inquired if I really leave anything unread including those matrimonial ads and tender notices. Whatever said or made of this reading, I am sure that nothing happens in this world without me noticing it in the newspaper. So last week while having the breakfast and having a look at the top stories I noticed the headlines in a leading daily screaming at the top of the page or voice or whatever “Rahul Gandhi slams the ordinance”, and in a matter of seconds due to this act of the CONGRESS VP “politicians are no more a protected species”.
The entry of Rahul Gandhi during the Pune conference is being touted as a politically staged act. With Ajay Maken, the AICC General Secretary supporting the bill vociferously and Manmohan Singh on his visit to US everything was hunky dory till the unthinkable happened. Rahul Gandhi, in the past has been accused of being soft on issues of public importance, and with the Lok Sabha elections approaching this image really makes him weak against the dynamic and the hard lineist Narendra Modi. Rahul Gandhi when asked to comment on the ordinance protecting the tainted ministers,with assertion remarked “this is a piece of trash that should be thrown away”.
Although the choice of words was not too diplomatic and considering the fact that the ordinance had been approved by the Congress brass, the young leader not only indirectly accused the top congress leaders of passing a piece of trash but also took a stand that he generally refrains from. This remark not only sent shock-waves throughout the country but also overshadowed the PM’s bilateral meeting with Nawaz Sharif which until yesterday was the much hyped and discussed news. Ajay Maken who was supporting the bill in the conference was left red faced and retracted from his pro-ordinance stance, displaying an act of astute indecisiveness.
Now that Rahul Gandhi has rejected it, the ordinance is bound to be taken back during the nest session of the parliament. But the people are wondering “how can a decision so important, pass without being noiced by Rahul Gandhi who is in the core committee of the Congress”. “Was it really the public sentiment that drove Rahul Gandhi to reject the bill publicly in this way or is it a strategy of garnering support for Rahul Gandhi before next Lok Sabha elections at the cost of the PM who has nothing to lose as far as political image is concerned”.
Whatever be the reason or strategy whether political or social this timely intervention of the Gandhi scion has saved Congress from facing public outcry had the ordinance passed before the ruling of the trial court in the Fodder Scam which would have saved one of the key Congress allies. This has also prevented future law breakers from contesting in polls, rightly said “a stitch in time saves nine.”
But the all said and done the question yet to be answered is “is public so dumb to not see through this two faced politics”. These upcoming will surely be a curtain raiser will tell us truly which way the wind blows till then enjoy this desi show of masala politics.