Democracy, in India, is more of an illusion, a hologram of our minds. More than being a mere illusion, it is a cover for crime, a safe alias. Like Bin Laden walking unscathed because he’s wearing a Mahatma Gandhi tee shirt. Right from colleges; where they think they can decide what we should wear everyday, whom to talk to everyday (Sometimes even banning inter-gender speech. Thank you, I’d rather do correspondence. What, you think we come to your colleges to study ah?) to our parents who think they can decide whom we should sleep with everyday.
Democracy it seems.
Guess you can’t expect much in a country where the cricket board seems to be pocketing our income tax and a bunch of ex-criminals and foreigners are sitting pretty at the helm of affairs. With these minds weaving black magic in Delhi, South is no better. In Tamilnadu, atrocity is at a new level. Jayalalithaa puts up full-page ads in newspapers commemorating her 1st year anniversary at rule. What is this, a love affair to be proud of, because it holds up for a year?
Trivia: It seems she has developed sports infrastructure in Tamilnadu by a great level, she herself is saying. All that is okay, who will supply me with petrol to come see your wonderful work?
Okay forget Tamilnadu for now. National matters at stake. We have a Prime Minister (fondly known as ‘The Puppet’) who is, as you see, a puppet in every sense of the word. A foreign puppeteer pulls his strings, he puts up a pretty face forever and he’s on mute. Yeah, you read that right. He should exchange places with me during Physics lectures. I can’t shut up when I have to, and he can’t talk when he has to. (Read `The secret diary of Dr Manmohan Singh, as imagined by Tenali Rama)
But worse still, are the people like Kapil Sibal, whom you wish hadn’t talked. Better being like Manmohan Singh. The guy wants to censor offensive material on the internet, and eradicate piracy. It seems piracy is badly affecting the media and entertainment industry. Sibal sir, piracy creates the media! Who will listen to Pritam’s Korean rip-off tunes if they’re not available free on the internet? You want me to watch Emraan Haashmi making out with random models in IMAX screens with DTS sound ah? Dream on bhai. The industry’s songs become hits because of piracy. They reach a larger audience and gain viral statuses, because of the internet. You’ll use the internet for promotion, we shouldn’t use it for piracy ah? We’re doing your ‘industry’ a favour. Shut up and go.
Then comes the offensive material censorship which is ridiculous, to say the least. We all want to watch Delhi Belly capers now, not sober Jodhaa Akbar dramas (Okay fanboys, I know it is one award-winning epic film and all, but we’ve had enough. Just because Ashutosh Gowariker has enough money to eat with golden plates and silver spoons, he thinks he’s still in the 16th century). We have freedom of expression and speech, but we can’t ask the Government to screw itself. I don’t need a constitutional right to swear at the street vendor, I only need it to swear at you Mr. Sibal.
The Government is making a mockery of its people, my brothers and sisters (In accordance to Indian National Pledge). I don’t care if this is offensive material. But seriously, screw you political leaders. Screw you Government officials. Screw you all.
Another angry Indian.