A couple of days back, there was a stampede at New Delhi railway station. Two people lost their lives and scores were injured. Alas, those who died were poor and worse, they are Biharis – expendable, stateless in their own country, a people without a voice. And why did they have to loose their lives: not because they were trying anything adventurous, but attempting something as mundane as going home for a vacation.
‘So, how is the water scenario?’ I asked my mother over phone.
‘Newspaper reports suggest that the dam has 7 days of water left in it. I think they will start cutting water supply in the next few days.’
I concealed a yawn. I was bored. I was one of the invitees at a function organized by a school. The vice principal was addressing a crowd of parents and children over the sound system. “Sir has kindly consented …. Blah, blah, blah… sir was kind enough… blah, blah, blah… sir had the vision… blah, blah, blah… sir your guidance … blah, blah, blah… we followed your advice sir… blah, blah, blah….”.
Let me take you all on my time machine to the time when I was 24 years of age. My time machine is going to land in front of the office of a Mr. Singh, who is a senior officer in the large organization where I have just joined.
Curious teens and dirty old men who stay up late to watch skimpily-clad models on Fashion Television (FTV) have had a bad time as the government recently slapped a 10-day ban on Fashion Television (FTV) for showing visuals of topless women.
A friend of mine was keen on marrying a working girl. He reasoned that with the additional money he could purchase happiness in life. He rejected many offers until he hit the jackpot. He found a girl earning a fat salary and got married. Though they worked in different organizations, with some difficulty, they managed to get posted in the same city.
Weary and starving people approached the King Louis of France. They shouted against the authority at the doorstep of the King’s Palace. Negligence… corruption… high-handedness… cruelty… lechery, and what not...
Shri Ram Vilas Paswan has got considerably a long experience of Indian politics. He is a visionary and a practical politician. Needless to say about his cabinet rank ministerial posts at the Centre he has been held for. And the credentials he has earned for remarkable achievements, particularly as railway and health minister without having an iota of controversy of any type in his political career.
It is quite amusing to see Indian English newspapers analyze the recent high economic growth of Bihar. http://www.livemint.com/2010/01/03221624/Signs-of-renewal-in-Bihar.html. This change has been coming for more than four years now, but can a jaundiced eye see any better?
Last weekend I ran into two friends of my good old college days. On Saturday I went to visit a friend who is a doctor in the US. He is good in his profession and has made it big in life. He has come to his parents house after 14 long years. During his absence, I had visited the parents from time to time over the years.
Is popularity a yardstick/parameter for contesting elections? Do elections mean a political show of known figures? As such our revered constitution doesn’t lay down any condition in terms of personality of the candidature or says nothing about moral strength of an individual Indian.
The news ‘High Voltage Drama at Bihar Assembly/Feb 25, 2009’ brings pathos and it seems that it has hardly got any news value. The former president and army chief Perwez Musharraf is an Indian by berth. His visit to Naharwali Gali at Daryaganj, Delhi 6 (also Shahjahanbad) was irresistible during his India visit.
Eight Oscars sound good and the jubilant and proud winners of Hollywood-Bollywood must be swollen with pride. Hearty congratulations to them!
The world of cinema through its whims and fancy has once again depicted the reality in which the evil of money is the nucleus of the entire world affairs.