We Indians are very proud of our Mathematicians and often boast our gifts to modern world in form of decimals and zero. But modern day Indian’s have found whole new form of love for numbers. Indians live for them and can die for them. They are just so addicted to them. But, this addiction of numbers is not helping us anywhere.
We Indians are capable of using numbers successfully as a marker of each other’s success. In the process we successfully overlook other markers which are important for character. Now you must be thinking which numbers I am referring to. By numbers here I mean Grades/marks of college and school, Ranks we get everywhere and our Bank balance. Our lives revolve around these numbers and we sweat are ass off to maintain them.
While in school we our intellect and diligence is measured in terms of our marks. But most of the parrots are tagged smart, intelligent and intellectual. The previous generation of Indians still believe that the marks we get in 12th standard decides our future and it’s quite difficult to make them understand they don’t.
Most parents boast their offspring’s rank in entrances to establish their superiority in the society. And they expect their children to live up to their great expectations. But how should we make them realize that there can only be 100 people in top 100; and that everyone is not equally capable.
Then comes the college where there we’ve fight for Grade Points. More the grade point , more is the probability of getting a good job, having an extravagant bank balance and getting a good suitor for life partner. The moment you realize that our whole future depends on our grades in college and pressure definitely mounts by factors on tens.
Skip to jobs, and your bank balance, and price and area of your property and your family spending become your marker of success. And hardwork, honesty and talent doesn’t count much. Then we wonder why there is much corruption in the country.
Even success of movies is measured in terms of their net grossing. But Paan Singh Tomar, Gangs of Wasseypur and Sanghai will remain far better movies Than Jab Tak hai Jaan, Dabangg and yeh jawani hai deewani and other movies in so called “100 crore club”.
Even after you die they measure the worth of your life in terms of value of property you left.
So u see, Numbers are sooooo important for Indians.
-SuprabhoD (email- Suprabho13@gmail.com)
The debate on ‘FDI in retail’ goes on and without doubt, entire nation has been bipolarised. Though there is bipolarisation on support for policies, methods of dissent and acceptance are truly diversified. I too cannot escape these two basic trends but my take is a bit different. Those who are in support of PM accentuate his firmness to carry on reform even in coalitions and in the face of difficulties to do welfare for aam admi.Against the conviction that our PM is responding to Times’ ‘Underachiever’ issue, they drive home instances, where PM seems to have defied Washington and hence, “Wouldn’t they call him names?” The firmness and tactfulness shown by UPA government is indeed remarkable and it brisks off in style the recent debate on the procedures for formation of government laid by our constitution.
I have a question for my firm PM and tactful UPA chairperson. Where does all this firmness and tactfulness go when it comes to corruption? Why do they have to hide their face under the ugly mask of ‘limitations of coalition politics’? I feel utterly despaired and hopeless when I see a very feeble and dishonest PM allowing rampant corruption under his nose and then trying to escape under the refuge of coalition politics. It seems that the welfare of people and smooth functioning of the government are only secondary to maintaining coalition. Why can’t he sack the corrupt minister and risk coalition as he has done this time around? Just because corruption is not at all an issue for UPA and Congress. Mr. Rahul Gandhi had once even tried to clear this by saying that of the one rupee that his ‘benevolent and kind family’ ‘releases’ from ‘their’ treasury; only one paisa reaches aam admi as if they are some donators who have no control over the petty officials and ministers who are responsible to distribute the money to the people it has been donated to. UPA and Congress live in the reverie of the long dead frameworks of history, secularism and most new to the list a good economic policy, at least at the national level. A parallel can be drawn with 2004 Bihar. A weak political culture in the state had created an illusion even some intellectuals could not escape. When RJD had won 22 seats out of 40 in the Lok Sabha elections, it was thought that the caste-ridden political cobweb of Laloo Prasad Yadav had created a powerful fort no party or even party-alliance could breach. Though it was breached feebly by Nitish Kumar then and later a taste of a good alternative gradually hardened the voter to close the shutters of Bihar Legislative Assembly for Laloo and his casteist gang; in the case of UPA it seems that they may live in their reverie in the absence of a good alternative for the coming few years. They must remember, democracy does not bear false promise makers and irresponsible and arrogant politicians for long; hence, one thing’s for sure, the day is not far when the whole country is going to vote shit on the hands of Rahul, Sonia, UPA and Congress, no Manmohan because he does not even have the guts to spread his hands. It is continuous buttering and a Rajya Sabha seat that he disgraces the post of stalwarts like Nehru, Shashtri and Vajpayee. Even once when he spread his hand, he only got shit. He is a true underachiever.
by Sachin Sengar (Co- Editor Backroom Defiance)
WHAT IF I SLAP T HE SHIT OUT OF PM?
In 1950 when Dr. BR Ambedkar presented or rather blessed India with THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION, the western globe was shell shocked. A country brutally governed by English, brought down to its knees through a knee jerk punch on the face at the hands of foreigners, could rise in such a phenomenal fashion, they never thought that. There were N number of philosopher’s, economists, politician around the globe who predicted India is potentially a superpower in 20 year’s time.
There were claims that no country will have a better political grasp on its affairs than India.
Sixty two years since then, we still ain’t a superpower, still in the process. We are politically a BANANA REPUBLIC in the making. What went wrong? China during the same time i.e. 1950s had a much lower growth and was a considered a weak republic. And now they are with no second thought are the second most powerful country. If you are an Indian like I am, you don’t even feel like going into the details of it.
After the reforms in 1990, there was a hope. We transformed gigantic, under the parliament that followed. And then suddenly we were the fastest growing economy along with Brazil. Dr. APJ ABDUL KALAM gave us a vision. Atal Bihari Bajpayee tried to look through it. Until, 2004 when the UPA government got a chance to facilitate “THE GREAT INDIAN DOWNFALL.”
Dr. Manmohan Singh made a national record of being the most INspoken Prime Minister. The cabinet ministers plundered a nation where 25% of people struggle to make ends meet. Scams after scams COALGATE, CWG, 2G, Aviation etc etc right under the nose of PM, and he says remained heedless. Lacs of crores of rupees gambled under your governance and you are unaware of it? Mr. PM why are you still sitting there, where you sit in the parliament?
And THEN TOMORROW IF I SLAP THE SHIT OUT OF PM, they will drag to jail, under a series of INVENTED codes listed under IPC.
But who will kick PM of that filthy throne of his, to share the jail with me under IPC code 420?
Here my friends I leave you with this question. A question for which I may not have the intellect to answer!
– Sachin Sengar (Editor In-Chief)
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