The Indian Democracy


Is Indian democracy in a dire state? I feel the awe when I come across the nonfunctioning of the parliament. The tit for tat approach of the political parties isn’t helping the cause. The ruckus, which is been created in the parliament is mocking the Democracy itself. The custodians, the torchbearers of democracy, who have been vested with the responsibility of shaping and enabling the country to foray in next century can’t disown their own duty.

India needs to rise above the ideology, dynasty, caste, and religion based politics. These approaches are pure hindrances. The one and only basis of casting a vote should and should be the development of a constituency alone.

India needs to be ushered into next century with a strong sense of Nationalism and Humane outlook. This needs to be driven top to bottom, every single day for years to come.

There are very important issues to be addressed to survive the future. The population explosion, food security, Geopolitics, education, health, and infrastructure.

The Indian politicians are busy on prime time exchanging the mudslinging alone.

The newsreader should stop asking the Nation wants to know and ask, Nation wants you to do.

The usage of social media by political parties and news outlets are shaping up a strong point of views and are encouraging media trial before the investigation authorities and Judiciary do their part.

Can election commission put an end to creating more new political parties? The multi-political parties is making the Democracy more complex and lethargic.

It is high time and the right time, the Indian politician’s debate and deliberate. The divide and rule can’t be the norm anymore. The neighbors are gearing up big time and at a pace which is baffling.

The election rally’s and charm of the speaker is no more enticing. We need more enablers. The massive ones to unleash the potential of our country in a very complex and knitted world.

To conclude, we can’t miss out the bigger picture, Geopolitics.

If you disagree with me then at least share a better point of view so India can emerge as a World leader


Happy Independence Day,but happy about what ?

India ,celebrated 69th year of Independence yesterday on 15th August. One could see plenty of selfies on social media with the Indian flags. One thing to be critical of is ,why does the patriotism oozes out for one day alone in most of us? The Prime Minister yesterday ,pointed out that ,not a single scam has emerged in one year of being in power. I am taken aback . Late Kalam sab , your India 2020 , may remain a vision only. This monsoon session of Parliament was nothing, but mud-slinging and tax payers money was down the drain. It is high time that the Political parties be it the opposition a decade back or the opposition now ,make it a priority to let the Parliament function normally and take all the Dharna and Drama take place out side the Parliament only. In 69th year of Independence , a common man is still concerned about where to dump the garbage? , why the potholes reappear again ?,will he get a raise or not ?, will he get promotion or not ?,while choosing a representative through ballot ,who in turn is suppose to lay down the path for progress and prosperity .  Sadly , a common man will have to wait until the democratic machinery works with least friction . But when ? Why not make the public servants “Accountable ” across ? An Independent agency , tracking the deliverable of each public servant ,set by the Government and same is accessible with out the hiccup of RTI . All the financial transaction open to public post the bidding on the Internet except the sensitive one’s. A quarterly report card of all the public servants against the KPI. Unfortunately , today a common man knows is a symbol or two , but not the KRA  and  actual deliverable of the representative of their constituency. The Irony of this India is , a policeman ,will click a photo of you violating a traffic signal but will not take a photo of pothole on the roads. The linear way of thinking has to go ,since our problems are no more simple. The honest and incorruptible either depart early like Manjunath Shanmugam or get lost in vicious cycle of transfers.Does our blood boil ? yes , for few minutes only, while munching pop corn in an recliner seat. The film makers have milked the ideology of corruption less society be it Nayak , Indian , Gabbar is back , Anniyan and Ungli  among others. What should we be happy about ? Our delegation has not worked  in pristine manner.”Development is not dependent on a symbol ,but on Intent”. I am just another common man and my concern for tomorrow is how will I survive a snail paced traffic until another weekend ?  

Will it get any better from here

Chaos, it is. Don’t you feel the same. One should hate oneself for switching on television to catch up with what’s happening in world on Indian news channels. Indian news channel trigger rage in me. We are so occupied with making a living, we tend either to forget or neglect lot many issues, which effect us. The innumerable potholes, the uncountable uneven surfaced roads,the over flowing gutter water on roads and the unbearable smell , the footpaths been hijacked by two wheelers , rider or driver trying to do multitasking , while being on phone. The roads being dug and never leveled and patched, we after sixty years are still don’t have a effective drainage system. India a emerging super power, by what imagination do we say so despite of lavish new terminal at Mumbai airport.Since independence the political parties have been talking about ideologies and been nothing but populist. I am glad the aggression shown by Indian Government to rescue Devyani khobragade. Where is this same aggression when our neighbor’s army intrude into Indian territory. The era prompted by ideologies is over , it will be better if political parties understand this and get down and actually work in parliament rather then disrupting it for every other thing. What India or any country needs is good governance and effective delivery mechanism rather then populist scheme burdening the tax payers.Populism and population are things , which no political party willing to speak about , there sole interest is to increase their voter base and win elections and recover investments made in elections.Will AAP be an ideal party is too soon to say in context of raising funds.Is Indian Government spending billions in creating infrastructure like china is ? The answer is no.The debates, the arguments and counter arguments ,the allegations and slinging mud at each other is enough. These so called intellect opinions are annoying to the core. I prefer to watch these days cooking shows then the news , where a panel of half a dozen people are forcefully fitted in our television screens for no good reason. The politician, who are opposing FDI should check what brand underpants they wear and which car they drive around. To conclude Amazon and Dominos may use drones to make deliveries. America uses drones to spy and for other defense purpose. We Indians are still stuck about the tea wala becoming prime minister when many countries in middle east are in flames .I prefer to listen to my wife rather then Arnab Goswami screeching on top of his voice.

Above the politics ,the Indian dilemma.

Is India at brink of a new Dawn or will continue to be in dismal state of affairs , only voters and time will reveal.The young Indian should be having high hopes from one Individual , Narendar Modi. Will Narendar Modi , emerge to be the next Iron Man after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel ? As the current UPA government approaches to finish its second innings at center , one can understand the anti incumbency factor will hurt the UPA regime most,besides being marred by corruption, scandals and inflation. A common man may seek vengeance through ballot ,against the government at the center, without understanding the complexities of not being insulated any more .India is in dire need of a new leadership, who will mold India’s future and catch up with neighbors in terms of Infrastructure. No politician has magical wand and neither one individual is a panacea for all the problems.It is high time, that the politicians raise above corny politics.It is not just any more about secularism or polarization. It is about the GDP , the fiscal deficit,the value of Indian currency, the energy needs , the job creations and lastly the most crucial aspect , the population explosion. India needs to prepare itself and address new complex problems ,which may arise in near distant future , like unemployment , economy slow down and default by borrowers at a bigger scale , which is seen in PIGS.Will India get on its feet again and flung towards accelerated growth or crawl? Will India raise as a Superpower by 2020 ? Will India emerge with new model of growth or sink further into its own mediocrity? Will Indian voter prefer being prudent then loyalist?

Yeddyurappa and his affair with the chair. ( Yddyurappa Khisko Aam adami disco)

Today evening while coming back home from office I  managed to get direct bus to Kormangala.  And the bus was jam packed and it took sometime for commuters to get off the bus and in the mean time the commuters who wanted to board in, lined outside of the bus and in the last moments when a couple of commuters were left behind few people started to push and tried to make way for themselves in the bus making it difficult for last passengers to get down and rushed in, to find suitable and comfortable seats. Back in office there are few colleagues of mine who have drawn initials or something on the chairs to identify them. It does happen with me also , in the morning when the office is cleaned ( sweeped)  the chairs get exchanged. The moment I sit , I come to know it is not my chair, because the chair I use , can lean backward and  stretch my arms upwards easily. When we start going to school and our parents holding our little fingers and guide us into the classroom and ensure that we sit in the front row benches of the class . And today morning,when I came to know that Yeddyurappa had resigned as Chief Minister of Karnataka and saw a picture on the front page of a local paper wiping his tears , all I have for Yeddyurappa is empathy.He is just like us ( bus commuters) who aspired and desired for the chair ( post of CM) and did hold on to it for sometime ,while visiting numerous temples and religious places and gave away tax payers money ( rumor) in faith of  saving the chair. Saving the chair is a disease ,which is passed on from one generation to another . It starts while being children and then carried forward as common man,  politicians  and  Suits ( corporate world) Alas ! he is as sick as us. While holding on to the chair ,he never dared to answer the questions and never asked questions ,which couldn’t be answered. This might be the end of era of tears, of superstition,oaths in front of God, community card , corruption and what not .And not of development and progress. The line from Siperman ( movie) comes to my mind with great power comes great responsibility and which was completely shunned by Yeddyurappa ,whom common man looked upon . It is time for  ” Yeddyurappa Khisko  ( go) Aama Janta ( common man) disco.”

Yes Baba Ramdev is Fake Baba and so are we.

Lately been reading in headlines that ,Baba Ramdev is fake baba. I kind of agree with, baba being fake. But he  started a movement and a revolution. People started to talk about Yoga. People started doing Yoga. My father,learned yoga with Baba Ramdev early morning five clock . And also started drinking juice of bottle gourd ,which is rich in Iron and helps in reducing chances of heart attack. Baba , corporates and nations , each one of them have an agenda.For corporates its the bottomline , for nations ,its about having a bigger say in geo-politics and for Baba ,it was and is to share certain basic facts of yoga and life, practice ,cherish and share.Why is Baba fake? is it because he has build a mammoth business empire worth of Rs 1100 crs . Would baba ,had been still fake ,if he had not had created his empire .There are baba’s who have left behind thousands of crores  and they are considered equal to God or God  ,himself/herself. Simply because they were confined to business of God and did not intent to be a rebel and try to stir up the society and the nation as a whole. Each one of us have an agenda. Be it the communist ,who are no more relevant to the society ,but do still exist and so does their ideology.Without an ideology , we will never be able to identify ourselves with others. To conclude Baba is a fake ,but what about the political parties and their manifestos and the issues on which they win election and do nothing about the issues?What about each one of us ,who may hate our jobs  and or bosses but still work with same organization or bosses? What about those women ,who fake orgasms? Atleast , among all the fakes ( that is us) Baba is a Karma yogi. We may or may not agree with Baba’s way of functioning , we may not be sure that the motives of Baba are political. But we need a rebel and a revolution.


It was the usual conversation , we,five men and the talk was politics  , of course . Back home , on the weekends specially on the sundays , either we or uncles from B road would drop in for dinner mostly. And prior to it the tea sipping and of course the game of cards, which I am not good at and  a conversation about the politics. And each one of the uncles and pa trying to outsmart each other by sharing what they happen to read in newspapers or saw on the news channel or heard from someone, whom they consider as reliable.I have seen PM  like P.V. Narshima Rao, I.K Gujral, H.D. Devagowda, Vajpayee and lastly the current Prime Minister with his second term,Manmohan Singh . I have heard about the verdict of Bofors case, the Bhopla’s gas tragedy, Ayodhya verdict, Sikh riots in 80’s and the Gujarat riots  to name a few . And the latest the Common wealth games and the Adarsh Colony scam. The justice is not only delayed but also denied. The system is so meek. What is the point in talking about politics in the frist place, I never understood? Recently the Karanataka ‘s BJP formed  Government and the “Nataka” , was just shameful. The point is , now it is very much accepted norm that all politicians and Political parties are corrupt .And suggestions in air is always lingering about a two party system. There is optimisms. Can we dare to ask a question , why is the political system so ? I remember a line from Hindi movie Gangajaal , where ,Ajay Devgan ,says ” Every society gets  the police of same nature as they are”  .If society is corrupt , so will  be police and politicians , as well.  Can corruption be uprooted, no never ,until the parameter of measuring a person is his/her intellect, character and  not his/her bank balance.We pay people for what they are suppose to do. A cousin of mine lost his cellphone and we needed to file a report to get a insurance claim. And we went and it was done quickly and as intended to walk out after saying “Thank you” , the policewala , asked for moeny. I offered Rs 50 , and ended up paying Rs 100/-. A lot of independent candidate or Political party by Baba Ramdev , is not going to change anything. If change has to be happen, then it should start from each one of us. We need to change as an individual ,first.I did also try to vomit the knowledge I had grasped by reading the newspapers , among those other 4 men. And I have the guilt of having waste my energy and our time.Because , who want to change anyway?