Why is there a dearth of men of principle? Why do people give in to silly temptations only to regret things later? Or do they? Do they ever feel remorse for the things they do for unwanted gains? Why do we hear less of good things happening and more of bad? Why are the good things that happen, happen on such a small scale and the bad things on a large scale?
We have power cuts. water cuts, inflation, debts, loan-repayments. The government releases money to overcome the debts of the farmers when that money shelled out by tax-payers was for development of the nation. I don’t say that the farmers don’t need it, farmers say it themselves.
Before I digress to other frustrating issues, I must share a story told to me by a friend (Mandar Mali). His uncle is a farmer in Sangli. According to what he tells me, the farmers need to notify some government agency that their crop is ready to be harvested. And here comes the bug called corruption. These agents need to be bribed even for getting their crop reaped. Imagine, a farmer who works hard for 6 months needs to bribe officials just to sell the crop he grows! Now, it’s good that there are people like Mandar’s uncle who have good contacts (read heavily-bribed-in-advance-officials-inside-the-bloodsucking-government) and can get jobs done for himself and the farmers he can help. But there is not always an angel around, hundreds of farmers commit suicide not because they do not have the capacity to repay loans but because of they don’t have money to do both (bribe and then repay loans!).
Then this issue of MNS, (a note by Saunskruti Kher is a must read) where hardly any interference by the opposition was seen. If MNS has so much power to silence the big guns in the country then they must make the next government not the ever quiet INC!
Another very funny thing is the Shivaji Jayanti, Congress celebrates it on the 19th of February every year (calling it the true b’day) and the others (they are not even worth mentioning) celebrate it according to the Hindu calender (this year it’s on the 24th March). When I wonder why does the Congress bother with Shivaji Jayanti anyways, they are not the Shiv Sainiks. Ah! It’s for the vote banks, how would they rule the maratha land without supporting Shivaji on his true b’day!
Mumbai the next Shanghai, hahaha…challenge it doesn’t happen in the next 20 years (that’s an extremely optimistic figure). India the next super power, doesn’t happen in the next 50 years (again a little over optimistic). Yes, it is the land opportunities, no doubt but it’s poisoned with irreversible evils. India has a culture and Indians keep to it all the time. And yes these evils have polluted our culture and that’s why nothing is going the way an optimist envisions it. God Bless India!