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The Nirbhaya Chronicles – December 31st, 2012

SHE HANDS OVER THE BATON

These sonnets (each with the same fixed rhyming scheme) cover:

what India (us and the political class) was doing

when Nirbhaya (who symbolized the apathy of politicos) was dying.

To her memory. And to our awakening. (Read the previous verses)

Let us continue our fight for a 2nd azaadi with the same verve. 

( the links are clickable; so read about our representatives before 2014! )

Such a sad end to such a lousy year,

But that applies to lesser mortals.

For the political class is immune and clear,

Of all troubles despite their abettals.

But now their story will begin in earnest,

And the indications of this are ample.

One, which Sheila Dixit had to sample,

When to protestors she acted divinist.

They shunned her and asked her to scoot

And go elsewhere, which she did with the hoot.

Otherwise they continue to wield power,

And with it, the money that will shower

Over their small cheap heads that they self-preserve.

They are wild animals protected in their own reserve.

 

Her funeral was a hushed up affair,

And done amid real tight security.

At her cremation, even the air,

Must’ve whispered without acuity.

PM and Sonia were at the airport

To receive her body at 3.30 am.

They consoled her parents, ahem . . .

How and with what, imagine the amort

In their words, though decency’s not in doubt,

At least not in their case, unlike that lout

The president’s son, or that UP schmuck

Raja Bhaiya, and now even some Sena muck,

That apparently found the prez’s son crap delicious

But timed wrongly; not surprising, typically supercilious.

 

 

Oh it wasn’t the year of social media.

Not at all. Nor was it just women safety;

Not even Corruption, a synonym for India,

Or even economic forecast and its dubiety.

It wasn’t about Modi for heaven sake,

Nor about the duo Sonia and Manmohan,

And not about an intermittent Rahul darshan,

Not even the shindy that parliament bills rake.

It was the year of the countless and faceless,

Of the subjugated, the ruled, the nameless;

It was about those hostaged in their own land,

Denied fairplay, dignity, opportunity, justice and

The first year of a new revolution, a second azaadi without fear,

To complete what began sixty-six years ago, thanks to Nirbhaya.

The 2012 New Years eve i.e. 31st December was the gloomiest ever in ‘independent’ India, certainly because of Nirbhaya’s death, which besides it overwhelming sadness, was a grim reminder that India still isn’t ‘independent’, trapped as it is, in the clutches of a self serving ruling class of the elite who do not represent us and use communal and caste divide to their fullest advantage.

It is time for people to seek a 2nd azaadi, a genuine self rule devoid of religious fundamentalism, crony capitalism and ‘ruler’ elitism.

  

Follow Nirbhaya’s India here on ‘WordPress’ on www.nirbhayasindia.com or through my twitter account: @nirbhayasindia 

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The Nirbhaya Chronicles – December 29th, 2012

These sonnets (each with the same fixed rhyming scheme) cover:

what India (us and the political class) was doing

when Nirbhaya (who symbolized the apathy of politicos) was dying.

To her memory. And to our awakening.

Let us continue our fight for a 2nd azaadi with the same verve. 

( the links are clickable; so read about our representatives before 2014! )

The 9pm Mount Elizabeth health update

Made hearts sink across this country.

Now other vital organs, besides intestines ablate;

It’s twelve days since admission with surgical carpentry.

Fluids have accumulated in her weak lungs,

But they can’t be drained coz the platelet count

Is too low, so fresh plasma in a copious amount

Is being infused to make it climb in rungs.

But haunting words ring besides the minutiae

That she is ‘fighting for her life’, the stark entia,

Makes us suddenly question the why and when

Tracing her twelve days of ‘progress’ and then . . .

Did they fly her when they should have not?

Or was she far worse than we were told, or what?

 

 

The government’s version doesn’t seem clean.

Safdarjung hospital said ‘twas government’s decision

To move Nirbhaya; but more versions glean.

With Salman Khurshid’s, Dr Naresh Trehan’s inclusion

To the doctors who recommended at Safdarjung,

And Ghulam Nabi Azad, Health Minister who

Implied, that afterall Safdarjung is government too!

But the political class to Trehan, have for long clung,

And so it’s possible like good boys under instruction,

Had to seek advice from Trehan with acceleration,

And a haughty Trehan must have prevailed over

The Safdarjung doctors, now treated like stover.

Not that I claim my two-bit mind knows any of this,

But with so much practice, my Indian nose easily smells piss.

 

 

The year is slowly coming to a close,

And is perhaps the gloomiest end

Of any year in a long time, rickety, rimose

Even Dirty Paper is heavy with the scend

Of a snowballing infectious heaviness,

A premonition of a permanent parting?

Or that our flock is ephemeral and scarting?

Or the fear of a cursed irretrievable abjectness?

Now at other news, one scarcely takes a gander,

However spicy the concoction in the colander:

That Centre’s playing cat and mouse on Telangana,

Or Praful Patel’s praise of Modi’s worth four anna.

But yes we read about Sonia seeking justice for the ‘girl’(s)

For that Sonia, take a hard look at your parliamentary pearls.

Three sonnets covering each day of the Nirbhaya period will be posted everyday. Follow them here on ‘WordPress’ on www.nirbhayasindia.com or through my twitter account: @nirbhayasindia 

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