Saturday, 5 January 2013

The guilt of a nation

The interview of the Delhi gang rape victims friend has been broadcast.It was really a chilling interview.With tempratures in Delhi already so low i am afraid quit a lot of people may have frozen out of shame if not out of cold.
About 50 people in cars and bikes ,the chest thumping candle burning,death punishment demanding ,holier than thou class of Delhi citizens crossed the luckless couple lying naked on the road till the police vehicle reached.No one helped.
What happened from there onwards is the same old story of institutional failure of institution crafted in a particular manner where they are bound to fail.
I hope we all will bring some humanity in our eyes for whatever laws you make if ordinary people are so ruthless and heartless ,caring only about selfish interests and not about those fallen on the wayside , rest assured more tragedies are bound to happen.

Monday, 24 December 2012

The common man and crimes against women

Lets put it this way, the "common man" is not the nice guy or the perennial victim portrayed in cartoons of R.K Laxman but really a bunch of sadist molesters, eve teasers , rapists and criminals behind female infanticide . Its not the Politicians in the parliament who go around teasing girls on the streets and aborting girls from the wombs in hospitals but your friendly neighbourhood “common man .”

Ask any girl returning home after dusk on a lonely street, in a small town, if she finds the sight of a "common man" approaching her comforting or disturbing & you will get the answer to the kind of feeling any sundry individual evokes in the minds of girls . I think it’s the much hyped "common man" and the "cultured" women in the nook and corner of our country who keep our culture of male dominance alive in our country and if you want to know why North India is worst affected try finding the answer in education and Dowry system and not in Police system.

And what are we as a people? We are a sadist bunch of people which on one end of the spectrum derives pleasure in crime against women and on the other end there are cruel calls for death punishment. In the last few months you feel so scared to publicly state that even on principles you are against Death Punishment. Some are even calling for chopping off body parts to be included in our Law Books because it works in Saudi Arabia!!! If Death Punishment was a deterrent then murders won’t happen in US , China and India .If chopping of body parts by Law was an effective deterrent then the Taliban Administration would have been a champion of Women's freedom and security and Afghanistan the beacon of Humanity and freedom.

The "common man" is quite pathetic and the man on the street is the real criminal .The Political class is the exact mirror image of this brute on the streets. We are all hand in glove. The criminal grows with the extra glass of milk that the he gets instead of his sister. I condemn the acts of "common man".

Monday, 8 October 2012

Man is a Personal Animal

Society is a myth.Indeed its the most incurable evil propagated since aristotle called man a social animal.Man is a troubled social animal if and when he is , and keeps seeing a disfigured reflection of his natural beauty from the mirror of his society.Indeed a man can only be happy on a hilltop.I have suddenly started respecting the introverts.Their aloofness is quite a shield.It effectively gaurds them from the atrocity of seeing a crude self image  reflected from a rather coarse society.An individual lives on his own.Man is a Personal Animal.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Anna and Kejriwal Part Ways

Lenin once said ""You don't stand on Marxist positions, you sit on them, even loll on them."

It was a decade after he said this Lenin formed the Marxist Government in Russia. Its the same for all ideologies and ideals .Big ideologies or small, good or bad ones, need sacrifice of far greater and sustained period.

I never supported the struggle for Lokpal coz it was so ideologically bankrupt and useless piece of legislation .I never imagined the end would be such a big damn farce .Its ok to have a fast with 300 people after seeing the crowd of a hundred thousand but then great people stand together in times of utter defeat.

Marx and Engels married to each other’s ideology and remained friends till death , the ever so young Che Guevera and the now so old Fidel Castro always appear on Cuban posters together (Anna doesnt want to be on the same poster as Arvind ) ,Even Hitler and Gobbels lived, killed and commited suicide together , Nehru and Gandhi never agreed ideologically and had very different plans for independent India but then stood together and between them stayed over 20 years in Jail  but remained together for , even lesser mortals like Vajpayee and Advani stood together for 5 decades.

It’s such a crying shame, after preaching anthems of morality (half-baked from top and fully burnt from bottom), the two foremost self-proclaimed knights of national morality have decided to part ways .

If Anna wanted to wage a social struggle with Arvind leading a political struggle they could have easily done it like Gandhi and Nehru . But Gandhi wasn’t a fake Gandhi . He had a political and ideological vision like none other of his generation . He was outsmarting the likes of Churchill in their own game of self

It is not very honourable to burn the sails of an already sinking ship but I would rather do it than risk the prospect of Baba Ramdev getting the reins of our country, with a  Generation full of a Nazar Surashkha Yantra buying educated professionals, faking as intellectuals, hyper active on television and social media ,with nothing more than flimsy propaganda and rhetoric and ever no na├»ve about the social landscape of our streets and countryside . This is an era of reckoning for the developing world. It’s now or never .And I am so sad that after being left behind in almost every aspect of human development we will be handing over nation to ultra-orthodox  Religious bigots

Maxim Gorky was a life time friend of Lenin and said this to his friend Lenin when they were thinking of joining the government "'your comrades want to sit in parliament, while we think the working class must prepare for battle.' Aravind Kejriwal and Anna should have taken a leaf out of Maxim Gorky’s ideas.