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Change Is Imminent

Posted in India, Politicians, Politics by Tall Guy on January 9, 2014

Have you seen the movie Nayak where in the end of the movie, Anil Kapoor drastically changes the state by eradication of corruption and implementing policies that hounds the tax evaders and make the government coffers richer? If not then please do watch the movie.

It was the only movie perhaps wherein attempts were made to make us see what good governance can do to change the state of its people. Albeit all this could only be an imagination in our minds till now until one man’s determination has become quite a game changer in our indian politics.

Who could have believed that the common man can come together and take on the existing political parties by giving them a run for their money. It could nevertheless be a dream but one man decided to change it all when enough was enough.

Given the way the inflation has risen which end ups wiping half of the salary of the middle and lower class people. To be riddled with a system which is full of corruption and the word that goes by around is ki “paisa bolta hain”

Its really heartening to see a party full of common man coming into the scene and yes winning the elections too. The way they have won the elections in Delhi surely made the existing parties shiver and rethink on their strategies of what people really want from a government.

It’s still a long way to go for the common man but the fire has been started. It does reflect one thing that change is imminent.

We have been put up with a system that stopped functioning for its citizens and the power in the hands of few was only served in the best interest of vested people. That only opens the doors to corruption and injustice.

The clamor for a change has begun and it needs to be seen what all roadblocks it overcomes to build the road for good governance that serves its people in the truest spirit.

“Zindagi jeene ke do hi tarike hote hai ek jo ho raha hai hone do, bardaasht karte jao ya phir jimmedari uthao use badalneki”

— From Rang De Basanti movie.

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People and Government

Posted in India, Politics by Tall Guy on March 4, 2012

Every time the elections are around, we again make people go through the grind of how important it is to vote. Every time it happens that the government that do gets elected on the basis of the masses voting always have ulterior motives rather than to serving the people.

So when one hears of talks about the importance of voting, the question that arises is ok, will vote but to whom? Is there anyone who can be vouched for? To make the difference that we want to see?

There is no answer to the above question at least not in the current scenario. We keep talking about electing a good government which will or hope to look after the welfare of the people better. What about the people, are we not questionable or answerable to the kind of government that we keep electing which only benefits the privilege class of the society and filling the coffers of ministers who do take an oath to perform their duties but only for their benefit.

Recently there has been a surge of anti-corruption protests due to the Anna Hazare’s effort which all again seem to have died down. Many people supported the movement in the hope of making India a corruption free country. Do you honestly think gathering people in crowds, putting up likes in Facebook on anti-corruption link will make us corruption free country? If it had the power, we would have been liberated long back. Things certainly don’t work that way, does it?

When you break the tariff signal and try to butter up the traffic constable so that he does not fine you; even ready to pay a bribe to let you scot-free, do you ever think that are you doing the right thing?  These things go on and on and our government is no different than its people.

If we want the government to act responsibly, we also need learn about our civic responsibilities before we sit and only complain instead of trying to make a difference. It’s easy to blame the government for everything but never oneself when we try to bail out the cousin/nephew/friend who apparently ran over his/her car over people while driving drunk.

If you want your lanes to be clean, make the habit of throwing the garbage in the dust bin instead of out in the streets. It only take one to lead and others to follow, then again no one wants to be the one to end up as a martyr coz as a follower it’s easy to disappear in the crowd and shrug the responsibility.

Leaders like Mahatma Gandhi are born once in 100 years that too because enough has been enough. In a normal situation of governance, its people with jobs who make sure that their families get to eat at the end of the day need to stand up and protect their rights and fight for it.

It’s really an irony that until one becomes a victim of the system that one realize how badly its screwed up and how we need to beat it by being part of it.

Voting is not going to make that difference until we make these political leaders/parties realize who really have the decision making power. To make them see that we should time and time again realize them people are not supposed to be taken for granted.

Carrying out rallies or casting a vote is not going to make a difference till we take it upon our shoulders the responsibility of seeing a new India with change that we want to see.