On an aside

02 Dec

why will a farmer on brink of suicide in Vidharbha be concerned with the CEO meeting his maker at Oberoi? For whom will his widow vote?
When the unemployed youth bitter by rejection fed on a diet of outsiders eating away “his” job goes out to vote, will he care for the IITian at Leopold?
When the media says the public is angry, I am afraid its talking only about its readership. Its not talking about the huge mass of people who have fallen off the map of the progressive India and are seen as nothing but a barrier to it galloping towards world economic power. The masses struggling against illiteracy, poverty and fight for basic amenities. No bomb will go off in a village to make this relevant for them.
But caste-wars happen daily.
“Everyone knows someone who died last week” columnist after columnist, blogger after blogger is typing. Well these people in the middle of nowhere have been dealing with apathy and death for quite sometime.
And you know what? On election day we “the supposedly aware” Indian will sleep in our AC rooms and they will be at the voting booth. Go to any village, the mukhiya will tell you how many votes each village has and how much each will cost.
They stopped BJPs India Shining and they are aware of their power which is bestowed once in 5 years.And Taj,Oberoi will be nowhere in their radar of thought.

PS: Immediately after the attacks Delhi election saw a turnout of 60%. I have an election card for a Delhi constituency. I was in Mumbai sleeping in my room on Election Day.
I have lost my right to complain.


Posted by on December 2, 2008 in Uncategorized



4 responses to “On an aside

  1. Jeet

    December 2, 2008 at 5:31 am

    The supposedly aware Indian i hope will not sleep in their A/C rooms… This time will be different… This time terror has touched the supposedly aware Indian… He would come and vote…

  2. sugandh

    December 2, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    I was like you…but this was d FIRST time I voted while I could have almost 6 years ago as well…I didnt…but this time I felt differently…I know you would have voted if in Delhi…I still give you the right to complain…

    PS: mail me your phone number!

  3. IM_VI

    December 3, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Do let your readers know know if and when you decide to attend one of the Delhi alumni get togethers..

  4. sashipazhoor

    January 2, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    you got balls, babe. way to go. you sound like the kid who said – but, the emperor has no clothes…


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