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Harvinder Singh, the young and furious Sikh sprung his name
to fame with just one ‘slap’. Years ago, when he watched T.V, he would not have
even dreamt of so many channels showcasing his picture all at the same time.
But, all this is happening not for the best of reasons.
Sharad Pawar, the NCP stalwart and almost a regular member
of the Parliament for years now, was slapped right on his cheek by this young
Sikh who was piqued enough by the ever-rising prices of essential edible
commodities and the puny counter-measures taken by the Agricultural Ministry to
curtail inflation and provide adequate food security.
However, the bigger story to ponder upon is – Are we Indians
losing their cool or has our patience been tested enough?
The ‘Slap-stick’ theory and shoe-hurling stories are not new
to Indian newspapers and visual media. It is probably good news for these
channels and papers as such stories give an instant burst to TRPs.
There is no doubt that there are a few corrupt politicians
out there, who mind more about grabbing lands for hapless farmers, adding a new
BMW or Merc to their convoy, building a new lavish bungalow or starting a new
college too! Where do they have the time think about how to bring the prices of
onions and rice down to a level which is affordable for the common man?
The outrage and
vexation is totally justified but, is this THE best way we Indians can fight
We come from the land of Gandhi, the man who thought the
world that a battle can be won, without any weapon, except for the weapon of non-violence. Anna Hazare, for instance
made the government sweat with his fast. Yes, there is a small ray of hope for
betterment and let us all believe that a change will come.
My first day of work with Indian Peppers is finally a
reality, thanks to my intense desire to give a voice to my views which could in
general reflect the ideologies of most of the Indians out there.
The greatest strength and weakness of every Indian has
been to exercise the power of IGNORANCE. Be it a case of an accident
victim on the road, or be it any issue that does not concern or have an impact
on us on a personal basis; we just give a ‘DAMN’ about it.
This is the reason why India is still the ‘India of
A little more religious integration amongst the various
sects could have saved 2000 precious lives in the Babri Masjid Demolition,
scores of lives in the 2002 Godhra riots.
A little more stringent law on corruption could’ve made
India a golden country today.
A little more importance if offered to sports and
investment in allied infrastructure could’ve made India stand above China in the
medals tally in the Olympics.
A sneak-peak in the past reveals the striking difference
between where we are and where we could have been.
However, BETTER LATE THAN NEVER IS NOT JUST A SAYING. It
is something written just for us to learn, realize and awaken.
Chetan Bhagat has released his ‘Revolution
What about you and me?
WELCOME TO INDIAN
PEPPERS. Realize, Speak out, Awaken!