Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Happy Children's Day!!!


The piece of text scribbled below is an innocent attempt to satire our political system and not to defame any one. In case it hurts, suit yourself. In case the hurt is painful enough to drive you towards me, I apologize.

On the eve of children’s day let me wish you all a very happy children’s day. Not to miss the cliché, it falls exactly nine months after the Valentine’s Day.

Another man shares his birthday with this day and he was a children’s man in true sense. If no one, at least he made sure that his & only his own children and their children would be the biggest beneficiaries of India’s hard earned independence. After all how many Boses, Patels, Shastris in current political scenarios could be traced back to the greats of pre-47 era?

It was not a selfish act by any means. If all fathers ensure their children’s future the way he did, our country would be full of worthy (???) leaders. He did what an almost perfect leader should do, show the way to his followers. He also did what a perfect father should do; infuse the belief in those followers that it’s only his predecessor who can walk on the path shown. Result, he and his predecessors have ruled us for the majority of the post independence era and are still ruling us, directly or indirectly. To add to that, we are waiting for a 40 year old “youth” to turn old enough to rule us.

India might have named a different name to be its father, but the real father celebrates its birthday tomorrow. A father’s first duty is towards his own children and his performance on this front was immaculate. May be that’s why we celebrate children’s day tomorrow. I am not sure if it’s a tribute to his dutifulness or an obituary to our foolishness.

4 comments:

Spiff said...

you sound cynical today....where is the cheerful self..maybe its the 'dreamer' effect...

Felomina said...

hmm.. u r in proper elan buddy... lage raho.. frm tommorow we will hav one more father of nation...a nice gift...1 more father..pity u Mother India..!!!

Dreamer said...

y dont u do something for your children so that they reap the benefits for many years to come. But, first of all, y dont u have children.

Anirban said...

good tirade against congress...i quite like that...possibly this questions the authenticity of congress rule in India...
if competence and leadership qualities could trickle down through genes, nehru, patel, shastri and gandhi sperm banks would have mushroomed up throughout the country for public use and assimilation...