Tuesday, February 5, 2008

It happens only in India…

Play in India if you must. But you have to let our side win!

That seems to be the motto of local political parties. Poor migrant laborers were beaten up and their cabs/stalls/autos destroyed in Mumbai. Ditto in Assam. And someplace else.

Not one leader of stature has come forth to protest this. NOT ONE!

Poor old Amitabh Bachhan gets pulled in; the Bollywood fraternity is in an outrage! Not one star talked about the plight of the poor workers who flock to Bombay to seek a hand-to-mouth existence.

We would have had rallies and demonstrations if they had treated street dogs like the way they treated their fellow countrymen. Giving a voice to the animals is cool. Not cool to express solidarity for fellow humans, poor ones at that!

So, all of you need to shut the f*** up when you talk about the plight of Indians in Malaysia, UAE, or anywhere else. If we are not respected in our home, nobody will give a s#it! Do you?

6 comments:

savo said...

Politics in India only include Polls. The rest of the issues are too trivial to be taken care of by the politicians.
So as wise men have said, "We are all just prisoners here of our own device(read democracy)."

jepani said...

Bang On Target! Thats what you are.
Glad that u've pointed out the right things, the right way.
Our leaders are more content doing the countdown for the commonwealth games, that's 900-some days away...
Keep walkin, keep gunning....

Pretty Hyperbole said...

Hey-o. I'm making my big comeback. Good to see you politically active :)

The Walker said...

@Savo: Read something interesting the other day... The etymology of politice: Poly = Many; Ticks = Blood sucking insects. Enough said :)

@Jepani: I'm a bit pensive about that too... Will we allow people from other nations to win?

@Pretty Hyperbole: Welcome back! It's business as usual back home :)

The Walker said...

Oops :( the etymology of 'politics' is what I wanted to say...

Sue said...

Hey walker,

You really are becoming my daily dose of politics....I was blissfully unaware until your blog happened...lol... I don't know if I want to thank you for keeping me in the loop or get mad at you for making me even more cynical about the future of our nation ...