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Nirbhaya’s India on July 29th, 2012

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Today Anna starts a fast unto death,

Knowing that unlike Ramdev who couldn’t sustain it,

The government worries about his wrath,

But with a thin crowd this time, Team Anna’s upset.

So the desperate team is taunting journalists,

For reporting the scantily filled Ramlila Maidan.

Just the team itself, few journos, idlers chewing paan,

The movement is now in Facebook ‘older posts’.

Confounding they are, these rabble-rousing protests,

Are they really no more than fashionable fests?

When tired of being online for too long,

Facebook floodgates open, maidans are torn?

Is that all there is to these ‘movements’ this age?

Is it silly to take too seriously, this ‘mock’ rage?

 

 

And now there are also cracks in the team;

With Anna, Kejriwal has publicly disagreed.

(An ambitious man he has always been)

That targeting Pranab publicly is a damn good deed.

Kejriwal is also becoming a sensational leader,

Turning to the audience he asks about Prime Minister.

Is he corrupt or clean, is his simple twister?

Out of habit hands went up like a ‘likes this’ mister.

So turning to the media quite coyly,

Kejriwal pointed to the gathered motley,

And victoriously asked media to record,

How the ‘people’ with the PM strike the cord.

But in Delhi Manmohan yawned quite calmly,

For the hen had smiled and she looked friendly.

 

 

Amazing how it happens only to the subcontinent.

Can anything go smoothly and not be uncommon?

In the opening ceremony march of the Indian contingent,

In red top, blue pants marched one unknown woman.

There’s a lot to be said about Indian security,

And that too in London this had to happen.

So on the athletes the cameras had to dampen,

Focused as they were on this bright new mystery.

Unconcerned the PM just woke up this morning,

And gave Rs 300 crore to victims of Assam rioting.

Still in a good giving mood he then approved,

Rs 3000 crores for Navi Mumbai airport dude.

Now let’s watch two measures for monitoring sake

How good will the airport be, how long it’ll take.

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

Nirbhaya’s India on July 30th, 2012

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That the gatecrasher was an artiste from Bangalore;

How she got there no one quite cited.

But her father’s apologized for all the furore,

Explaining she was merely a bit too excited.

But another breakdown looms quite scarily:

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation,

Instead of concerning itself with regulation,

Has been flirting with the very airlines airily.

Using their positions for personal gain,

Conflict of interest without an ounce of shame,

From airlines these officials sought favours,

Jobs and licenses for their sons and daughters.

The old proverb comes to haunt and to give grief,

That only the one who’s caught is called a thief.

 

 

This is what happens with strange bedfellows.

Now Ramdev was bonding hugely with Modi.

So the relationship with Team Anna sees new lows,

As Ramdev fools around the country senselessly.

But Nitish Kumar is deadly serious,

About opposing FDI – yes you guessed – in retail.

The obvious reasons, forget the details.

But the Congress is calm and far from furious.

But Raj Thackeray’s MNS is always angry.

This time a film unit faces the gravity,

Of not allowing an MNS man into a private road,

Where the shooting was on in with equipment and load.

Twenty MNS fellows vandalized 14 vehicles.

When will we all be free of their crude cackles?

 

 

But in this sea of corruption and administrative piss,

There are those who stand firm holding their own.

One of them Prithviraj Chavan, Maharashtra CM is

A man who admiringly withstands it alone.

Braving the likes of the NCP and former CMs,

He manages to without bending, stand,

Exposing them all, yet not forcing his hand.

Am sure he will bring to justice these gems.

Like in Bihar too there is Nitish Kumar,

Who has changed the very notion of Bihar.

Somehow is there a new breed of non-inheritors,

Wait, are we really now seeing some genuine reformers?

Never occurred earlier, the thought is quite sudden,

May be there really is some hope, not all is rotten?

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

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