19th June 2012, This Day, Last year



We wake today to the west fingering us.

A rating agency is shoving it up ours.

From stable to negative is their crux;

Don’t sc_ew with ‘reforms’ it’s telling us.

You know what the word ‘reforms ’must mean –

The failed western model we must emulate,

And turn it modishly into a capitalist state,

Where private companies on public bailouts preen.

Only then will foreign investors congregate.

Only then will the dollar and rupee date.

So the formula is quite simple really –

Money does chase money, incestually.

‘Coz the economy sags if you choke corruption,

Look away, and boy! The market has an erection.


I know I know the last sonnet was horny.

But placed within Kali Yug, as it fittingly was,

In context I think it wasn’t all that corny,

For a nation as randy even in diapause.

Now Anna gets it back from the Congress,

When they question the very timing.

A doc kills her hubby for demanding

Every now and then a lot of sex.

The Air India pilots are still on strike.

Not that the private ones are shining bright.

Maharashtra questions CBI’s probe of Adarsh scam.

Is there any money hole left for politicians to bang?

Now, that even players start politicking in tennis,

The symbol of Kali Yug should be the pen_s.



The commercial world always does manage

To extract the very worst from yours truly.

Just can’t help but marvel on the damage

They cause, all so stunningly easy to see.

Methinks for all the sparks and sparkles,

When avarice fills a rich man’s soul,

It’s easy to guess where he upturns his own p_le,

Then under his own greed, one day he buckles.

For disparity does no one any good;

A simple enough principle to be understood.

As companies hungrily seek market share,

Whole industries are stripped naked and bare.

Now on MBA education one rightfully shudders,

For once upon a time there was Lehman Brothers.


5 responses

  1. It is a good satirical sonnet written to explain the times we are living in in India. Just a bit poetically abrupt, but intentions undoubtedly good.

    1. nirbhayasindia | Reply

      Thank you for dropping by and for your comments. Hope you read the ‘Foreword’ (again in sonnets) – that’s about the ‘intentions’ and the posts on Nirbhaya i.e. ‘her last days in December and ‘she hands over the baton’ I post 3 sonnets for each day of last year starting June 17th till 31st December. I categorize the posts as This day, last year’

  2. Very interesting and relevant writing, I am enjoying it: thanks for the drop in on my blog too! I look forward to reading more

    1. nirbhayasindia | Reply

      Hope your India trip is safe and all is well. I enjoy reading views from a visitors. Do let me know if you need any help as I am right here in India every ready to help

    2. nirbhayasindia | Reply

      My blog is up again, thought I would let you know. WordPress had deactivated it by mistake.

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