Earlier we were concerned about making money, but now we are more concerned about withdrawing money. A “democracy” where one is not allowed to spend one’s money because some rogues have been doing the loot since decades. And that too, in collusion with politicians.
The idea of wandering solo liberates you.
Not worrying about who is and not with you, liberates you.
In pre-Modi government era, we used to hear terms like Crony Capitalism, Maoists, Separatists and terrorists among others. Now we have a new set of vocabulary used extensively by the current government and some sections of the pro-government media. You could be pseudo-liberal-secular-nationalist-intellectual or an anti-national if you are speaking or commenting against the government or its policies.
India is a plural country with over 3,000 castes and 6 major religions. According to a survey conducted in 2014 by NCAER, India’s largest and oldest independent, non-for-profit economic policy research institute, one in four Indians still practice untouchability in some or the other way. It may not sound shocking to most of you because many people practice this medieval thing without admitting it. And this menace is most widespread among Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, as per the survey done in over 42,000 people.
In India, people are oppressed on the basis of caste, creed and religion. And it is also true that it is the person who is getting oppressed and not the entire caste but the sentiment goes down through the whole community. We are emotional people after all. We believe in fighting for the justice and equality of our ‘brethren’ and not the humanity.
Hoping nobody is unaware about the JNU row, let us go straight to the Kanhaiya Kumar issue. The guy is a 28 years old ‘doctoral’ student from a small town in Bihar, who was arrested on the charges of sedition and beaten brutally inside the court premises after a video went viral in which he was allegedly making anti-India statements.
They face bans. They face sedition charges. The are abused. They are defamed. They are vandalised. In short, they are not allowed to disagree most of the times.
They are writers. They are poets. They are painters. They are cartoonists. They are filmmakers. They are musicians.
They are influential and well connected yet too vulnerable.
They are supposed to stay neutral or their decisions and work is judged through political glasses. They are not allowed to say wrong as wrong. And their protest is considered mysteriously politically motivated.
We often argue about who is the best finisher of game in contemporary times but Virender Sehwag was the only opener who used to finish the game in the first 20 overs itself. He was the only players who had the guts to hit sixes in 90s, 190s and 290s. Its Sehwag who taught India, how to score over 500 runs in a single day and win test matches by batting.
In the past few months, there has been a lot of brouhaha going over beef and meat. Political parties are abusing each other and taking decisions on what one should eat. From Sakshi Maharaj to Manohar Lal Khattar, everyone has given absurd statements about beef eaters and their supporters. Our intolerant and radical society even… Continue reading The Truth Of Beef In India
But Delhi-NCR also includes three prominent cities; Noida, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad. Traffic is no better in these cities too, but its not under the kind of public scrutiny like Delhi is. You seldom find the traffic and roadies on roads hilarious, if you observe them closely.
Today former BJP national executive member and a former aide to both LK Advani and Atal Bihari Vajpayee was attacked with black ink by Shiv Sainiks. Twitter was abuzz with the news and Sudheendra Kulkarni was trending nationally and internationally with his black faced pictures flooded all over the internet. Certainly this wasn’t the kind… Continue reading Let Us Throw Logic Instead Of Ink