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Monday, January 4, 2010

Of Ruchika , Chembur Party , Telangana , Kota Bridge Collapse , Fleeing Terrorists , Killed Indian & All idiots …..

It is New Year  . Ideally it should have been a time to enjoy the bonefire  , the  wine and the celebration mood all  around .  Unfortunately , the sensitivity and the  cynic in me refuses to  accept the time of celebration …

Few incidents , which ideally should have no impact on  personal celebrations of inconsequential  individuals like me ,  are affecting me a great deal .  A glossary of choicest words from my venomous dictionary come to the fore against the whole system , against people around me , and of course   against my self …

It must be a matter of great accomplishment , how majority of  us  remain  indifferent .  The words like   accountability,  responsibility , respect and morality  seem to have lost their rightful place  mongst the din and hustle of “ individual achievements “ ,  of "collective apathy " and  of " indifference "…

Let us , look into the headlines  during the  weeks preceding the new year and the first week of the new year …..

Ruchika  Grihotra -   a 14 year old was molested , and her family torchered in typical “ filmi style “ , it took the respected courts and our justice delivery system , a whooping 19 years for a “ 6 months “ punishment .   This case exemplifies    a)  the naked power the “ police “ can exercise . b) how helpless a common man is when it comes to individual rights  c) how  deep rooted the nexus between the  culprits and the whole system is .  Even if Mr. Rathore is right (which seems higly unlikely ), 19 years for the justice??  

Chembur Christmas party - ACP Anti extortion , DCP Mumbai police , Senior Inspector  ,Inspector and a constable  were dancing at the party of  one Mr.  D K RAO – a Chota Rajan hench man …. While it is ok to make merry in Christmas , and I would go one step further  , its Christmas time  ,why bother with whom you are dancing ?   

My simple Question is  :  Who gave the Permission to have a Christmas  party at Chembur Gymkhana club ,given that  it was a party organized my Mr. RAO and his accomplishes ?   How can gangsters have a party in a place so obvious to public ( presence of police men would be different chapter all together ) ??

Telangana –  While the gansters were having a  party at Chembur  , students  were arguing with the high court  to hold a  rally at OSMANIA University campus , because ,,the “efficient” police  force  were doubtful of their own ability to keep the rally peaceful .  I do not Know if small state would serve any purpose  (GOA one of the small states – has politicians son  raping around  young foreign tourists ..)  , I do not know if Coastal Andhra and Rayalseema (other two parts of Greater Andhra )  people are actually exploiting the telangana region ; But the larger question of  lack  of development , lack of opportunities of employment has got lost somewhere among  the slew of resignations and politicization of the whole issue .


Kota Bridge Collapse – One of the Projects of NHAI (Highway authority) , being executed by Haundai and Gammon India , saw the collapse of a stretch of  the newly laid bridge , killing at least 50 laborers . Surprisingly within  50 hours , these two companies were given “ clean cheat “.  In a country where justice to RUCHIKA is delivered in 19 years , the “ clean cheat “ to the irresponsible companies are given in such a swift time .  No doubt ,  engineering  is a complex job and things may go wrong and such incidents may happen but the pace of declaring “ not guilty “ is certainly  amusing .

 Do I recall correctly ,,   Gammon India is the same company which has now become  expert in causing  accidents in DELHI MATRO RAIL Project either through  faulty design or sub standard execution . How can such companies still win mega projects ?  What happened to the much  touted “ fool proof “ two part bid  tendering process of the government ??

3 pakistani terrorist -  after having served their 5 year sentence for the  bomb blasts they carried out  8 years ago , were awaiting deportation , managed to escape … (chakma day ker bhag gayay) .  Silliest things have  been reported since , All three of them had identical eye problem and they were escorted to the same hospital by  a single  Lathi carrying constable –  seems a perfect  escape  arrangement  , as if  to say .... Please go away, you have seen enough of Indian justice system and it is ok, only two persons were killed in that bomb blast near red fort…. Wait, why only 5 year sentence for a bomb blast ??


A 21 year Indian Lad -  is killed in Australia; this was not an isolated case of the numerous hardships the Indian students have to face in that country. Our Foreign Minister says it was a “regrettable &   unfortunate “ incident, if such cases are repeated, INDIA would have to take strict action. 

Have we not heard this before, after every terrorist activity...they say “yeh bardast nahi kiya jayega “( this would not be tolerated ) .  Has anyone heard a Chinese student being killed anywhere? Has anyone heard that citizen of some country is in trouble and the government of that country remains a mute spectator? 

I would like to correlate one completely unrelated stuff. There is one Mr. FUJIMORI , who was Head of the state of  a country called PERU .  Mr. FUJI MORI was involved in a huge financial scandal and had to lose his job , But his native country JAPAN (his origins ) did everything possible to save him from further embarrassments.  It may not be the most right thing to do, but it goes long way to show, how other nations care for their citizens, whereas our ministers are busy with twitter , living in The TAJ and giving customary " they will not be spared " statements .


Finally the ‘3 idiot controversy ‘,   thought this one,  just shows, our country is full of idiots “all idiots “not only these 4  ...It is just that some are educated and some others are not …some are skilled and some others are not .


As I finish writing this  , I recall my face book update “Miracle Economy : From 2004-05 to 2008-09 ,Bihar averaged 11.03 % growth annually .It was virtually India's fastest Growing state , on par with Gujarat (11.05%) .This represents a sensational turn around. Nitish Kumar - the Soft Spoken CM , deserves an award for the most inclusive revolution of the decade ;))) . National Average in the same time period is 8.49 %! “ It gives me solace and peace , there is something to be cheerful about ….


 I  recap and repeat  ,  as individuals , it should not matter what happened to the terrorist , Ruchika , Chembur party  dancers , telangana , kota bridge , Indian student in Australia  or tussle among the great idiots  

However the “great change we are talking about , certainly makes me think , I am  different .

This Journey of the unknown makes me to reflect , that I cannot be indifferent .It makes me to react  and respond . I do realize ,  It is a difficult journey and questions are tough ..

L et me Pray .    Let me Pray for  My Inner  Peace as I try to find out what we as individuals could do  to " make a change "  around us .….

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ashish Kumar, Shajaz Manoly, Chetan Raghuveer and 2 others like this.

Chetan Raghuveer Dude I like your notes because you pick up different topics of life. The ones that a common man like me cannot think at all. Do write a lot. I follow your notes at all times.
Tue at 3:06am ·

Shajaz Manoly It gives me a great oppurtunity to recap from your post of the variuios indicments of different personalities..As it is, Iappreciate for the awareness caused..Rit..I suggest you form a group,with your honest approach to bring the reality(hoping u wont corrupted), thousands 'd follow you..coz The worls has'nt completely lost its glory..Cheers to u bro!!!
Tue at 1:38pm ·