Main Aam Aadmi!
In my life span of 35 years, I have never seen such a large scale war-cry against corruption and government. From Egypt’s ‘Tahrir Chowk’ movement to Occupy Wall Street and India’s battle ground for non-violent agitations at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar and Ram Lila Maidan, general public is increasingly participating in movement for anti-corruption. Hope that future would be better for general public which comprises more poor men and middle class than the elite business honchos, CEO’s, leaders and sarkari policy makers who love to remain caged at Delhi’s & Mumbai’s five star hotels planning to uplift poors and marginalized. These general public are always busy with their struggle for roti, rozi, makan, mobile recharge, water & electricity bill, children’s exams, sporadic marriage functions and few religious pilgrimages and they have no time to watch what is happening in the power corridors in Delhi.
Last year, one of my Pakistani facebook friend was jealous for India’s Anna Hazare and wished that it would be too good for them to have a Pakistani version of Anna. I proudly replied, yes, “Hazaron saal nargis apni benoori pe roti hai, Badi mushkil se hota hai chaman mein didavar paeda.
For thousands of years Nargis, a beautiful fragnant flower plant cries on her ordinary looks. It is with difficulty that an admirer is born in the garden to watch nargis.”
The most beautiful part of this agitation is that Law minster is caught red handed in corrupt practices. It reminds of Mahabharata which says that those who will have the duty to serve and secure the public will become the biggest tormentors in Kaliyuga (epoch of dark age).
You must enjoy this ‘Topiwalleh’ song by Swarathma musical band depicting true face of Indian politicians.
© Sushil Kumar
Image credit: Outlook magazine and BBC Hindi.