Friday, 19 August 2011

Another Gandhi ?

Who doesn't know about Anna Hazare and his purpose but how worthy and effective is it really ?        Congress comes out as a failure in so many ways its actually shocking. Its just like during the emergency when Jay Prakash Narayan tried to protest and his followers were jailed for those who don't know what happend then see this. Well Indira Gandhi had to step down and Morarji Desai became Prime Minister.
  Cut to today Anna Hazare emerges as a selfless man fighting for the benefit of the youth and the future generations to make India corruption free , is it possible ? Who knows until we try . From lawyers to Dabbawallas everyone is on strike to support this 74 year old man while he fasts for the country. A peaceful struggle to make India free of corruption and making politicians more responsible for their actions. Are they saying that the 2G spectrum scam would not have happened if the Lokpal Bill existed ? Everyone talks about the problems they face because of the corruption in the government offices and institutions covering all areas , but what are they doing about it. Until each person takes a personal call and decides not to resort to corruption nothing will improve. 
 Let me give you an example to explain how corruption in  India really is ..its like you need to enter a building it has a big door and a guard stands at the entrance and refuses to let you enter until you tip him so what do u do ? You desperately want to get into the building but you say NO to corruption and choose to stay out . While you wait for the guard to change his mind someone else walks by gives him a hefty tip and enters the building with pomp and there you are doing the right thing but missing the opportunity . 
  Yeah its a sad story and yes changes have to be made from the roots but Anna and his men are fighting for a very far fetched and fairytailish goal but they are fighting and they are trying . Cynicism comes to Indians very easily but this time it looks like India is talking in one voice fighting for one cause and acting like one person.      
   Manmohan Singh as PM disappoints in so many ways , they are always calling him a mere follower of Sonia Gandhi's thoughts and orders , but now whats the problem she isn't here and its his time to take a call. He's not a normal politician , he's well educated with a sound mind and yet he fails to perform. Why ? Why did he let the issue reach this level ? Why did he promise something and do something else ? Why did he have to imprison Anna ? Why did he not think of talking it out and coming to a consensus. ? I don't know but Congress is going to pay for this and how .
  As India reaches to extend their support to Anna i hope he succeeds and his energy stays just the way it is. They call him the new Gandhi. They call him a crusader. I call him a common man tired of the system. 
 Jai Hind !  


  1. Great post, Nirali! Very well written. :)

    Even though I'm totally for Anna, support his methods and all of it, I'm getting a little tired of the whole situation because of the way this entire scenario is being treated.
    The corruption and hypocrisy can reach an end through this bill, and that's the reason this bill isn't working out.

    Anna too, for me, has now become a media boy. I love him, but people are picking up agitative methods some places for selfish reasons like gaining some media mileage.

    I hope things, especially on the TV channels turn normal soon and the bill gets passed and we move to a greater & corruption free India.

    Once again, loved the write-up. :)

  2. Yeah its so exhausting ! His fasting makes no difference actually to the government ..the only channel not talking about him is FTV !

    But thats how it is with the media always ...10 years from now there'll be a similar march and petition for controlling the media
    and THANKYOU :D

  3. I for one dont know if the Jan Lokpal will be a success.. but its the thought of a corruption free country if wat is inspiring.. its that thought and the will power of this man is what is driving this movement.. i am not even sure, if India is ready for a clean system, cuz since birth, we are so used to corruption and its ways.. but never the less, it has to end somewhere.. the birth of the Jan lokpal will b the inception of somthing new.. The people of india right from school kids, business men, young adults, policemen etc have FAITH..!! We have Faith, in this man.. WE belive in his non-violent ways..And WE Hope for a brighter tomorrow.....

  4. It's wonderful to see India getting united for a cause. Pakistan needs an Anna Hazara too at the moment =D