A girl is murdered by someone, news channels, society, the intelligentsia, the youth all are shocked and follow the drama. Why they screamed? The police bungled on the case, questioned the girl’s character with no proof and then arrested some one. News channels, society, the intelligentsia, the youth all were horrified to see someone
Murdered twice over. And then the CBI stepped in and everyone was please. A chief minister blamed the centre, the centre brushed it away. The fact remains the news channels, society, the intelligentsia and the youth then moved on to Abhinav Bindra and the 123 Agreement but a murdered 14 year old girl awaits justice.
A military being paid less than others in the government. They can’t quit their service whenever they please unlike other government servants. They can’t protest. They cannot go on strike. They are mad, angry on the verge of things spilling over and all we can do is say the Indian Army is a great institution. Of course the news channels, society, the intelligentsia and the youth of the nation are busy with the financial crisis in the US and flipping through for news on if Australia will tour India or not and if Ganguly will play or not now that Australia is in India.
As we see churches set on fire in the name of Hinduism, Muslims being not allowed to buy houses in building societies even in metros and a state banning a Hindu from owning property in Kashmir. As we see bombs explode and streets paved with blood. As we see intolerance to moderates, intolerance for capitalists, intolerance to each other. As we note that a country takes up the issue of Sikhs in France not being allowed to wear turbans in France, we forget we don’t allow so many rights to so many in our country.
As we laugh at Bush and feel outraged at his concept of security we shrug our shoulders and talk of resilience when bomb blasts are taking place literally every weekend. As we laugh at Chinese for their small eyes strange features, we forget that we call many Indians from the north east as Chinese and not Indians. We look at them as foreigners in their own country.
As we laugh at the stupid American and call the Indian brain superior we forget almost half of our children don’t go to school. As we laugh at Americans credit crises and pat ourselves on the back for our well regulated markets and economy we forget that we don’t have any thing called social security.
As we laugh at our neighbors and their so called democracies we forget the ruling party has anointed head of government and its power to be centered on a family, back to monarchy shall I say? And to not leave the ruling party behind, the opposition party wants the constitution to be centered on a religion.
But then relax. Some dumbass astrologer has predicted that 21st Century will be India’s century. So India will be a great power!!! Why so Serious? Why so Serious yaar!! Its inevitable.
But I am left wondering. If we as a nation are supposed to lead the world in the 21st Century, then what sort of a leader will India be? Shh Relax, Why so Serious?
Cant help wondering, are we all Jokers ????