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Has India had enough?

[ This post is an outburst, so it has strong language and I don’t care if it hurts your sentiments, I’ve had enough. ]

The past three weeks has seen an outpouring of rage in India’s capital city, Delhi. I don’t have the heart to word what the flashpoint was. It was inhuman and barbaric, perpetrated by the sick-in-the-head people who deserve to be publicly stoned to death! Yes, a barbaric ending for the Neanderthal people who committed a heinous crime!

It was amazing to see the near spontaneous protest that formed, and then there was a sickening feeling in the gut when the government cracked down brutally on it! I mean how can the govt. crack down on a peaceful apolitical demonstration?

People are angry and arguably angry at the Govt. because the Govt. is where law-and-order is supposed to stem from, instead Govt. has become the flag-bearer of apathy to public sentiment. Simply speaking, to the common man, the Govt. doesn’t give a shit!

A lot of ink has been spilled over the last 15 days on what should change in Laws/Rules/Regulations blah blah!

Today I have a few questions for the people of India, ask these questions to yourself and act upon what’s missing. You don’t have to answer me!

Question 1: Have you had enough of a free ride? Democracy is not an auto-pilot where someone else votes, some people to power and some people form a govt. NO!!! You have to vote, you have to elect and you have to CHOOSE who forms a govt.

For years the so called educated middle class have treated day of voting as a holiday and for years the political system has been diverted by scoundrels, goons, ruffians and criminals. If you have criminals ruling the country how do you expect it to be run properly?

Start here by getting yourself a Voter ID, then go register yourself as a voter in your constituency! No FUCKING EXCUSES!

Question 2: So called Men of the country, are you really men?

Fucking MAN UP! Denigrating a woman makes you a wiener! If you can’t control your libido because women wear short-skirts maybe you should use your hand more often wank off your lonely pitiful existence!!!

Women are not objects, women are not there to serve you and they are definitely not there to be poked/prodded/groped or insulted every time they are in a public place. Again if you can’t control your hands, well use it to hold on to your wiener and keep your fucking trap shut!!!

Question 3: Stop feeding the corruption, what goes around comes around!

Stop feeding corruption at all levels, be it voting for a rapist/murderer/scumbag politician or bribing the havaldar for not getting your PUC done on time or getting a driving license without appearing for the test!!!

Question 4: To politicians – Stop being jerks!

It takes just one women oriented issue to get all the male jerks out of their woodwork. You hear comments like ‘dented and painted women’ or ‘paison ke liye thumke lagati thi’. You guys are big walking dicks for making such comments!!!

Women politicians, stop being bigger jerks by trying to convert a woman’s violation as a political drama!

Question 5: To the protectors of Law, stop harming people you swore to protect!

Yes, you have very little motivation to do well, you may have paid a huge amount of bribe to get your lowly positions in the ‘force’, the few of you who have had the motivation have been repeatedly scuttled by your political bosses, all that still doesn’t prevent you from ‘trying’ to do what is right!

– Don’t brutalize the victim of crime.

– Take suo-moto cognizance of the complaint.

– Don’t insult women who have had the guts to come report a crime.

– And answer all the questions above for yourself!

 

End of the Day

Yes, I am mad, I am frustrated, I really don’t know what needs to be done, but I know one thing, I live in a democracy, and no 66A is going to stop me from doing the right thing. BE PREPARED INDIA! Speak with your VOTE! You’ve had enough or ruffians/goons/sleazebags/rapists rule the country! TIME TO SPEAK IS NOW!!!

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Better Roads… Better Humans… Better Taxation…

Last week I became a part of an interesting debate in on of the online groups I am a member of.

The group was started by a set of well meaning gentleman who were thoroughly fed-up with the state of roads (or lack of them) in Pune, India. The news about the group spread like wildfire and soon if grew into a sizable social-organization. It kept going from strength to strength organizing meetings, public gatherings and even petitions in court. I am not an active part of those happenings and I admit I am NOT proud of that bit. I would really like to get over my ‘intertia/lethargy’ whatever you call it. I really really hope to contribute more to it. Given my lack of contribution to the group I kept from criticizing or patronizing.

The group from time to time would have enthusiastic people post about other social malises in the city/country and that when things would get more interesting. Some time back a similar post came to my notice. A well meaning gentleman laid his heart out about loss of values and moral in todays’ citizens of the country vis-a-vis days of Gandhian glory. Personally I am not the biggest fan of Gandhian philosophy where you are supposed to present the second cheek if slapped in one. I am more of a ‘fight-or-flight’ guy depending on secnarios and under no circumstance will take physical violence lying down. Nevertheless the loss of moral and and values has hit me time an time again ever since I ‘hit-the-road’ trying to make it on my own. I’ve tried to live up to certain self laid rules of acceptable civil behaviour that’s somewhere between Gandhian Non-Violence and Subhash Chandra Bose’s ‘give me your blood and I’ll give you freedom’. Leaning more towards the later.
Coming back to this gentleman’s post about his feelings, without doubt it invoked sharp responses. One gentleman pointed out that since only about 15% of the popluation paid taxes (he meant Income Taxes levied on your earnings) they were entitled to have materialistic dreams and had rights to ‘sit-back’ and enjoy them. He also cribbed about how the farming community never paid any taxes and hence didn’t ‘deserve’ the comforts the ‘tax-payers’ could afford. Though he had his facts slightly misplaced (only 2% of the earning population in India pays Income Taxes, the rest are all ‘farmers’, pun intended), it was a stark revelation of how modern India’s neo-rich and successful think. More importantly the huge bridge in thinking and doing. The gentleman was a part of the group which was essentially doing social work. So his reason of being there can be percieved to be well intentioned but his statement points at the growing arrogance of the neo-rich and their shallow knowledge of deeper social malice in the complex country. It is extremely sad to even think that non-tax-paying farmers did not deserve a better life.
If one looks deeper, its not the farmers who don’t pay taxes. Heck most of them don’t even make enought to afford 3 square meals for 365 days a year. Thousands of them have taken their lives because they couldn’t repay loans of loan sharks. These loan sharks are leechs who systematically rob the farmer of his rightful earning and bleeds the government of taxes. Add to that group the lot of politicians who thrive on the un-employment and un-educated. They are the most un-accountable/blood sucking group of ********* out there.  Next, the biggest grossers in terms of money are the best when it comes to avioding taxes they suddenly turn farmers. And then there are us, the ‘educated-illiterates’. We prefer to live in our false cocoon of safety… our false sense of success… our false belief of achievements. We thumb a few keys on a keyboard 16-20 hours a day and belive we work hard enough to consider ourselves insulated from all social responsibilities, including foregoing our right to vote. Yes, the election day is NOT a public holiday. We even dare to be armchair specialists of all the social malices in the world and cock a snook at anything that brings us closer to reality…

Get real guys… Better Roads would definitely be nice… but being better humans is the starting point… so make a start… after all we live in a democracy… Better taxation will follow…

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