Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The world seems 2 b gettin better....coz UPA is back wid a thump n Rahul G reminds us of his dad n his squeaky clean image...Pakistan ws the 1st country 2 congratulate the new govt!...Obama is working its way wid Africa, starting wid Ghana which i believe is a stepping stone or shud i say, shot in the arm for African poverty...n wat else 2 feel happy abt?.. yes, Speaker in House of Commons ws made 2 step down due 2 some expense related controversy, thus rewriting a 300 yr record of not impeaching any speaker under any condition.... then there is Sharmila Tagore in colorful saree rubbing shoulders wid the like of Robin Wright, Baman Ghodabi and Saïd Taghmaoui.... n even Ash smiling away 2 camera-clicks!... wat else?... yup, then the new Poet Laureate is a woman 4 the 1st time ever... n she's a lesbian too!! can't get better!!!.... then LTTE having a funeral down south, no more "world's most successful terrorist outfit tag to carry n worry"....Ang Sang Suu Kyi too seem 2 gather thin hope of getting free at last coz protests hv never been so loud b it Paris or Durban.....AR Rehman will work in a full-fledge Holly movie 4 the 1st time ever, Federer smiled after a long time, Phelps showed his human side (i mean in pool, he showed his demonic side bit earlier wid dat pot!!!)... then there's my home in Sanpada which i never liked 2 return bt rite now i just can't wait 2 get bck 2 my abode coz i kno no1 is there waiting 4 me n dat feeling is so feelsome!!!!...just 4 a change, wanted 2 c wat is gud abt my ambiance!!!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
So my motherland India is having its general election and i stay in Mumbai so we had our poll yesterday and this was the first time i ever voted in a 'political' election.........now the excitement all started a while ago, long before yesterday... coz i too like most of my fellow youths didn't believed in voting corrupt politicians to power (and let me remind you that today, politicals bigshots in India are not like Gandhi or Patel or... in simple words, most of them are easy sleazeballs hungry for power) so i wasn't keen to exercise my adult franchise.
But in February this year, i came across an article on Hindustan Times that kind of questioned our youth's apathy which they have started confusing for anarchy! Simple procrastination is now perceived as defiance of "old world order". Most of the youth don't want to be active in any program that doesn't bother directly with their career and luxury. This is very much evident with the lack of student protests which is hardly seen on our streets like the way it is pronounced and visible in other major cities.
I don't wish to sound like a total renegade here going all against my city just because i dared to vote this time for my very first time but the ground reality is youth is getting wasted on youth, like they say.
Coming back to my voting experience, well there's hardly anything to add coz the whole affair got over in less than 15 minutes i guess so there's hardly anything to say about it except that the indigo-mark they left on my middle finger nail is flashed around innocently!!!! But still its a bit more than just saddening that only 43%, give or take, turned out this time for voting and for a city that breathes life every single moment, its a sign of complete disregard to the call of civil duty. The truth remains that democracy came too easily to India whereas to the CIS nations, they had to face a mighty long-faced Commie govt....
"Voting doesn't change things overnight but it atleast gives you an opportunity to throw around your valuable rejections...."