C: Hey it’s been a while since we conversedH : Yes, I have been quite appalled by the news I keep reading and wanted to be aloneC: What news could have such an impact on a nihilist/absurdist such as you?H: Have you read about the alleged rape & murder of a 9 years old Dalit […]Read More It was good, while it lasted
Democracy is a living organismIt grows faster when people careIt deteriorates when they don’tIt thrives when citizens are informedIt struggles when they’re ill-informedWe don’t expect a child to growIf we feed it once every 5 yearsBut we expect democracy to growJust ‘coz we vote on election dayEconomic system drove us away from politicsConsumerism made us […]Read More What’s your choice : Eternal Vigilance or Eternal Indifference??
You clap when you’re asked to You light lamps when you’re asked to From comforts of your living room Order food online Watch movies online Complain about migrant workers Spreading infection to remote parts You pick up fights When someone points out flaws You’re willing to pay 1000s You’re willing to cut corners You jump […]Read More The Curse
C: Hey, I have something to discuss with you. You have time? H: Not much, but still go ahead C: I was wondering whether average people really care about Democracy. H: I hope so. Do you think otherwise? C: Yes, I think people care least about their country being a democratic one or an authoritarian […]Read More Democrac(z)y
From government Demand universal healthcareDemand free educationDemand social security netDemand equitable growthDemand free & fair criminal justice systemDemand Free speechDemand Right to DissentDemand Right to be left aloneDemand following the constitution & make amendments when neededDemand building a state/country that trusts science and is rational From Party in power (Never call ruling party : They […]Read More Demand More
H: Hey Celine, you want to know a radical thought I have been fostering last couple of weeks? C: I know you won’t leave me, even if I say no. So please proceed H: Why not we do away with elections from our democracy? C: What? Aren’t elections basic criteria to consider having a functioning […]Read More Too many or too little?
“Trust is life”A dialogue in a filmI didn’t get it thenBut I sort of get it now Families run on TrustNations run on TrustDemocracies run on TrustSocieties run on TrustYour Sanity rests on Trust Totalitarians thrive on lack of trustFascists thrive on lack of trust“In God we trust” proclaims USBut God(s) thrive on your trustRead More Trust – V2
List of Oxymorons/Jokes that help sell democracy Free press Free Elections Free speech Individual liberty Right to Protest Right to privacy Religious Freedom Right to Vote Social Mobility Freedom of choice Free and fair Judiciary & the best of all “For the people, by the people, & of the people” 🙂Read More Democracy – A Beacon or A Joke??
Caste based ReservationEconomic reservation Welfare politicsIncome Tax cuts Farm loan waiverCorporate loan waive off 100 Day job guaranteeHome Loan interest rate cuts Cabbies asking for little extraBargaining with small vendors People rushing to get home b4 lock down by BusPeople rushing to get home b4 lock down by Air Despising whites when treated as black […]Read More Where do you stand ?
New Year New Definition: Democracy = for the lunatics, by the crazies & of the imbecilesGovernment = NationElections = DemocracyOpposing views = Anti NationalBootlicking = PatrioticMedia = Black HolesDevelopment = Corporate growthProtests = Social EvilSecularism = Majoritarian appeasementMythology= HistoryHistory = FictionRead More New Definitions