July 27th, 2012 – This Day, Last Year



Now this is what I call a headline thoroughly Indian.

Maran’s 550 crore bribe in Aircel-Maxis deal;

How mobile telecom flourishes in lands agrarian.

Suckers, we pay the bill, some bug_er take the meal.

This time again shares were given at premium

For like typical politicos, Marans who own a company,

(Sun Direct’s the auspicious name of this epiphany)

With fine impunity they regard our odium.

In the post independence India of then,

When we weren’t still ruled by the hawk nosed hen,

Home and Defense was each a prestigious ministry.

Now why it’s Civil Aviation, Telecom is no mystery.

So now if you want to identify the greediest ones,

Glance at incumbents of ministries just once.



And then there is this India’s real side.

An infant was taken off life support,

Short by Rs. 200, the father watched by the bedside,

As attempts to save her they had to abort.

She was prematurely born and jaundiced,

And this happened in Jalandhar, in prosperous Punjab,

In a famished India with disproportionate flab,

Where poverty’s mute, but Maran’s noticed.

Nowadays, news is a cocktail of hope and perversion.

The approaching Olympics, the brand new excursion.

A pic of Bachchan running with the Olympics torch,

Marks this countdown, unlike that dead infant’s watch.

Now as they clamor: FDI in Defense you must ease.

I would rather ask, can FDI invest in poverty please.



Now 10 Congress MPs found a worthwhile cause,

And so they wrote loyally to the party hen;

Make Rahul, Lok Sabha leader, their demand was;

His role should be larger (even if he plays it now and then).

But this one’s an even more amusing one.

Narendra Modi spoke to an Urdu Weekly,

Saying: hang me if I am found guilty.

Think we’re asses Modi, or intellectually, bums?

Now Judiciary is forced to run education.

As Bombay High Court orders an institution;

The university must issue certificates fast

To students going abroad, is the lambast.

Damn right, this is where speed is really required.

To go to nations alive from this one that’s expired.


Those reading Nirbhaya’s India for the first time would do well to read the ‘Foreword’ and ‘Nirbhaya’s December’ especially ‘She hands over the baton’


5 responses

  1. I love your sardonic point of view!

    1. nirbhayasindia | Reply

      Thanks, Judith!

      1. Thank you, my friend!

    2. nirbhayasindia | Reply

      Thank you, Judith

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