Yesterday, I saw a sight we see almost everyday but never pay any attention to. I saw a auto-rickshaw driver come up a one way street the wrong way and then start to abuse another poor rickshaw driver who was in the right but couldnt move ahead thanks to this fellows stupidity and the crowd cheered the rickshaw driver who was wrong.
And the whole rush of thoughts came tumbling out.
The situation we are in is ridiculous. Everywhere around us we have started accepting the wrong and the illegal as the way to be. We have resigned to the thought that this lawless way is how India is. Its so bad that now if someone is in the right, they no longer have any voice to speak up about the injustice.
Last week, the auto rickshaws went on strike to protest, guess what�..the crackdown on illegal meters and fitness certificates. This means they are saying �allow us to use false certificates and tampered meters� or we will harass you by creating an artificial shortage��WRONG WRONG WRONG , its so horribly wrong.
In another example, I was driving down Matunga and a scooter came from a side lane to my right and blocked the opposite side of the road at right angle, waiting for me to pass. Another scooter which came from opposite at breakneck speed couldn�t stop and banged into him.
The person who was 100% wrong in coming half way across the road and blocking the path despite knowing he couldn�t cross till my car passed started fighting with him. The public sided with him since poor thing was carrying a extra heavy precariously balanced load of eggs (illegally) which broke.
Example after example shows thisdisintegration of moral fabric in India. This week, I visited a discourse bySadguru Jaggi Vasudev (a very enlightened mystic) and he made a good point, he said our exposure to corruption doesn�t start from giving money at Govt. offices, it starts with us pushing our child ahead in the line, trying to get the movie tickets before someone else. That�s where we start training our child that to break the rules is good, to break the rules is ok. What do you think the child will do when he grows up ?
These are the same children who today have become our parliamentarians, they have been brought up this way and today have ended up so shameless since they see no wrong in what they do. How else would you explain the Govt on one end declaring the poverty line in India at Rs.32/- per day and on the other hand asking for enhancement of travel allowance by an additional 9 lakhs and new cars since the older ones used by the MLAs are uncomfortable.
Not only is the shame non existent but the insolence in face of law breaking is now so blatant that if you�re a citizen, the Govt in India says you elected us now shut up for 5 years. You cannot speak and have no right to speak till you need to vote for us again and extend our contract. If you do open your mouth despite this we will slap privilege motions on you.
The shameful fact is that our Ministers are Govt servants and as per standard accepted norms, servants need to be kept an eye upon by their Masters. Maybe even fired if they are not doing their job properly.
Friends, if you�re the kind of person who hires a manager and then allows him a free hand for 5 years to skim whatever money he wants from the company coffers and run the company in the ground without a review, there can be no bigger fool than you.
Believe me, if it was your company that had such a foolish set of directors pissing your money down the gutters, you would be breathing down their neck every day asking all sorts of questions, so why are you not doing this for your country ?
I received this hilarious clipping in the mail. I would recommend all my readers see it. I was in splits. Its called �har neta ka ghotala hota hai� and is based on the new Airtel ad �har friend zaroori hota hai�