What If All We Knew Of Anna Movement Was Not True…or It Was A Time Machine Moment

Dr Who Is Back…and I am his new companion.

I just walked out off the Tardis (Dr Who) Time Machine… a time machine which took me back 21 years to the year 1989; I was in 9th standard and flattened by the movie ‘Main Azaad Hoon’.

The movie started Amitabh Bachchan and Shabana Azmi. The plot line as per wiki(and part me):

It’s about an opportunistic journalist who concocts a fictitious man “man of the masses” in a fictitious article to boost newspaper sales, but when the article gets huge response finds an unemployed man to sit in as him. The only problem now is that the man needs to stand what he spoke and be what he is thought to be. The only catch is that he promised he would jump of an incomplete building which was sign of corruption (not Adarsh) on 26th Jan.

Amitabh played a role of a lifetime for me, and it didn’t disappoint me a bit to know later that this movie was an adaption of much earlier Hollywood move – Meet John Doe (1941), where John Doe played by Gary Cooper. Only difference here is was John Doe promised to jump and kill himself on 25th December.

What happens to the two protagonist I will leave to the present generation to see and judge, but it begs me think – what if Anna right now is actually unknowing standing up or been used by some politician or businessman for their own needs. After all in the dog eat dog world today everyone needs their pound of flesh (inclusive of blood)

Can words move mountains? Can words move people?

See the following link –

John Doe’s Speech Scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqpNI4232qg

And see the familiarity with the speeches done at Ram Lilla… rousing the nation of wimps (John Doe reference). The nation is known by how its small people behave and when all of us raise…it will be scene worth watching.

I hope I am wrong… but if I am right then… God give us the strength to prove these sponsors wrong. Our time has come and our time is now.

Disclaimer: I am member of India against corruptions, and march hand in hand with others on the issue. But we need to ensure that this is true…and the big thing… if it’s not true then make it TRUE, by turning the table!!!

Source:
http://www.doctor-who-toys.com/images-files/tardisdoctor.jpg

http://i2.listal.com/image/77961/600full-main-azaad-hoon-poster.jpg

Shane Warne, Muralitharan, Kumble and other Spinners called in to tackle Anna, BCCI is responsible for ANNA’s movement:

Our leaders are looking for spinners, and GoI are going through all lengths to spin things in their favour. Before I move ahead, let me introduce you to the concept of spin doctors.

Spin Doctors (as wiki): In public relations, spin is a form of propaganda, achieved through providing an interpretation of an event or campaign to persuade public opinion in favor or against a certain organization or public figure. While traditional public relations may also rely on creative presentation of the facts, “spin” often, though not always, implies disingenuous, deceptive and/or highly manipulative tactics.

So with failing of primary speakers, now they bring in a second battalion of people. What I think which has irked the political class is how come without Biryani or beer or a transport how come so many dumb (for them) Indian is following a man. The British thought of Gandhi the same, and we know what happened to them.

In the move ‘Wag the Dog’ (1997), the US President with a falling rating and a sex scandal needed to divert attention. So a spin doctor was brought in to create a fake war in Albania.

Not that I am giving ideas, but the media spin doctors are trying their level best. Listen to the following which have been taking from different news channels (summarizing it):

  • Operation Discredit Movement Heads
    • Kiran Bedi is not above the law, she is trying to badkhofying the Delhi police to rise up. She herself hit lawyers but no naga’s sadhus saying they are praying (two separate incidents not related), but trying to paint the picture she mayhave a Saffron thinking
    • Bushan IT returns (Sr one), has irrelevant claim so that he does not pay taxes
    • Surfacing of a CD which speaks of deal making
    • Looking into Anna’s past to find something wrong and suspicious
    • In a tweet a anchor saying that, what will the middle class youth react if they know Anna want to trash people who drink
  • Operation Mock People
    • UPA spokes people: ‘Who is civil society?’  (I hope he got his message – ONE TIGHT SLAP). Only Parliamentarian can make laws, if you want come and fight elections.
    • People are corrupt themselves and its all hypocrisy. In fact international articles are coming giving this view. (may be sponsored again)
    • When Kejriwal was interviewed by on the prop up channels the announcer laughed in a mocking way when he said that their version Lokpal bill the investigator has less powers then a Class ‘X’(don’t remember) officer of govt. Even income tax officer of a particular grade can investigate, judge and prosecute Chief Justice, PM for their income tax returns. The fun part was to see her face as Keriwal gave an explanation; it showed embarrassment indicating that she herself has not read the bill or a OPPS movement this is something they should not be broadcasting
  • Bring in non-political celebrities
    • Nandan Nilekaniin one of the channels giving his view. Good view it was saying that why the hullubo about this bill and one bill will not change anything. He has a point when he said it is one of the 10-15 things which needs to be done. So my rebuttal to him is – Boss ‘ek se tho shuro karo’ , start from atleast one. And also no bill is good – if reservation bill has not solved the generations of inequality then Mr Nandan Nilekani, please please….tell the
      reservation bill is not correct and it should be cancelled.
      The funny thing was to see the anchor’s face – like the director was saying ‘show serious-show serious and shocked face’. Go to Bollywood now…wait…. Zollywood!!!
  • People supporting are Mob:
    • Harping that anti-social elements are there. Pickpockets in RajGhat etc, so movement should
      be stopped. Eh!!!!
    • They are disturbing people around Tihar Jail area
    • They are dirtying the place (come on)
  • Foreign Hand
    • There is money coming from outside
    • America is responsible (when John Mccain was in town this happened)
    • How are people organizing themselves – boss…cheta…we have brains to do that, we don’t need false leaders to show us that.
  • And their favorite – RSS angle
    • A Channel was showing a recording of a ranting lady, telling RSS is there, but that show was broadcasted after Baba’s Ramdev strike.

My satirical answers to Anna’s movement are that BCCI is responsible; they are giving money so that India’s performance against England is hidden. So these are the hidden spin doctors you need. Get the spinners.

In twitter some people ask Bharath Mata photo is removed, I say it is fine as the issue is corruption only! Let’s keep it that way. No violence lets question to get some answers. Given a choice no one wants to be corrupt….and lets get the answers from GoI now. If the answer does not come then…

Disclaimer: I am dead and ranting from my grave. No disrespect meant, just want to say good morning to my honorable leaders.

Source:
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/story/What+the+Sharm+el-Sheikh+spin+doctors+forgot/1/53936.html
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Why our Honorable Politicians are Jealous of Anna Kournikova? Game Theory Lessons Needed!

What a day!!! OK not afraid of this female Anna, but the geriatric male Anna…

The morning began with CNN international first headline been ANNA. With a dozy eye I got up   thinking it was about Anna Kournikova, or Anna Nicole Smith… Nopes it was our very own Anna Hazare.

Then I saw the morning headlines of different newspapers it was obvious the editors had a long night. The decision on the headlines could be something like, something which Perry White,in Superman or J. Jonah Jameson in Spiderman did on a day-to-day basis. The headline were:
Indian Express: Anna Arrests Government
Times of India: Govt Can’t Stop August Kranti
DNA:
Headless UPA Chickens Out
Hindustan Times: Refusing to Leave Jail, Anna holds Government Hostage

The jury is out on who had the best headline but for me it was Indian express.

Anna and his team not only managed to outmaneuver lawyers and Ivy league ministers/advisors (Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard etc.) of the government, he put forth a bigger question on the think-tank and planning system of the government of India.

Maybe like the CWG case in order to get things done quickly the Army should have been called in. (Thank GOD for its independent existence).  I shudder at the though if this is the depth of planning we have, then its just flip and flop based on ongoing sentiments. No BACK-UP plan nothing!

I would recommend a course of GAME –THEORY for our leaders. Look at the matrix below which could have been the plan of action recommended …

So there was only Plan A, with the light green boxes. With lawyers in decision making, the idea of precedence would have been taken. A model was set on Baba Ramdev line and they expected to follow it. While GoI could paint a saffron color to that, and public did not actually support Ramdev, the same was not seen in Anna case.

The ability of the public to organize is well known, and this needs to be understood as the major difference between the agitations of the emergency and the current one. During the emergency and independence struggle there was local ground leaders or important personalities, which is lacking in this case. The people now are able to organize themselves without the help of opposition leaders, and this is dangerous trend according to GoI, that there may be a foreign hand.

OK if that’s the line of argument then the Arab spring has a foreign hand everywhere. If there is a foreign hand name it… I wonder if Pakistan or China would do this, to see India a stronger less corrupt country. The spin doctors running show please understand there is a limit… you can fool a educated man but not a self-aware man, and what is going to happen more and more around the world is the people are becoming self-aware. Shouting on the TV channel and showing bathisis (32 teeth)  will not help.

In UK it was rioting by ruffians, but here it is educated enmase with family coming out. I agree we are all corrupt in some part, but to be honest who wants to pay a bribe?

Coming back to game theory I would advice our planners And please read the book –  Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis by Richards J. Heuer Jrit costing USD44/- in Amazon, this is the link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1608710181

In the movie Spiderman, there was this dialogue that with great power comes great responsibility, but our esteemed leader forgot that and bombarded Anna and his team with a barrage of insults and acquisition questioning – who is he, what is his credibility etc.

The only reason I can think for their reaction is how does a heard of cows (that is us), can be guided by someone who isn’t from these political c(r)lass or bloodline. That also without a BIRYANI, and saying he will fast.

It is a well known fact that to gather people for speeches and voting something is giving the victims spectators or voters. Biryani is the favorite and as we saw that Tamil Nadu polls recently how people took benefits from both sides and still voted by their choice. Arey Babu…Public sab janti hai.

For my PM, I want to give the following spell – Corruption-Nasham Leviosa!
OK now we need a magic wand now. One may argue no such thing exists… but I found one, displayed in the Swedish Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm See the following link: http://gardenofthewitch.wordpress.com/category/witches/

Too many lawyers spoil the broth: On the argument that how can Anna can draft a bill as he is a non-parliamentarian, my answer is Jean Dreze a naturalized citizen of India from Belgium origin who assisted in writing about the food bill. If he can help then why not any other from the citizenry, and law works on precedence most time we have one now.

Where are my leaders? Where are the visionaries? Why does the PM need to speak a prepared note (was it faxed)? What we need today is a leader of the stature of Sardar Vallabhai Patel and Chanakya together. Imagine if someone is of that breed, no one will mess with us.

RISE UP MY HONOURABLE LEADERS, MPs’, rise up against petty difference. In the end we all go to the same place… so let’s do something worthwhile before going there.

Good night now!

Disclaimer: I don’t know what to disclaimer, if the new IT bill is passed I will be jailed, and my Army Parents would be disappointed at the apathy.

Source:
http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-foreign-hand-behind-annas-stir-doubts-congress/20110817.htm
http://spicysareeactress.blogspot.com/2010/09/tennis-stars-anna-kournikova-jelena.html

The Republic Strikes Back, as These Romans are Crazy

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

It is a period of anti-corruption civil war. Rebel Residential spaceships,
striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil
Galactic Roman Empire.

During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the
Empire’s ultimate weapon, the BABA-STAR, an armored space station with enough
power to destroy an entire planet.

Pursued by the Empire’s sinister agents, Team ANNA races home aboard their
starship, custodian of the stolen plans that can save US people and restore
freedom to the galaxy….

Hey George Lucas, sorry could not stop myself after the ‘what were they thinking moment of my government, and your historic opening crawl directly fit into it.  (Ramu, please no remake).

After today’s “what were they thinking”, moment is a great cases-study for political maneuvering. Things were moving quick and fast, and as one tweet said ‘it seems Anna and Congress were going for Fast 6 and Furious 6 movie part’. Sanity was thrown out
of the door, and unlike Bollywood movies one had the Delhi police taking action on their own.

The audacity of our honorable leaders to come in the TV and say the police acted on their own and it was not the center’s decision. OMG- we all are surely going to hell… it was like the thousands who were sacked from Jet, and the head of Jet did not know about. Tsk..Tsk, if the Astrix and Oblelix were present you know what would they say?

‘These Romans are Crazy”

Yes friends, countrymen and fellow Romans, it is the time of corruption and the night of corruption. We all are corrupt, and committed some level of corruption in our lives. This line of argument was also been used by anti-corruption (read ANNA) people in the TV, so say this bill will not root out corruption.

OK, so let me get something right… if that’s the case does it imply none of the bill plays a role, and Good Lord is guiding us towards the promised land. Who are they trying to fool, are we living in 1975?. Wait it does not mean I am insulting the intelligence of my fellow citizens of that time.

Its just our leaders are in motion of strategic paralysis in trying to use old strategies. Even the strategy of George.W.Bush (beta of Sr. Bush), of defaming opponent to a level he looses credibility. Pop Quiz : Who among you have credibility… and you don’t answer. The Janta answers?

It’s the issue damn it. I don’t care for Anna, but if Gillani can come and RANT in the capital city, great Arundhati Roy can speak about the Maoists openly (without sedition charges on either) , why stop a 74 year old man, fearing for this health. See the blunders our honorable foreign minister does. I hope he does not have Alzheimer or Dementia otherwise we may hear ‘Delhi belongs to Pakistan’.

Uff!!!!!! It’s the issue of Corruption, and see its importance below:

Our PM spoke the word ‘CORRUPTION’, 16 times in the Independence Day Speech. See the trend below on the usage of word – corruption on the same day previous years:
2007 – 3 times
2008 – 0 time (I was surprised but double checked)
2009 – 3 times
2010 – 1 time
2011 – 16 times

A CNN comment post claims to know who trained our PM. On the following statement by the honorable PM:
“I believe that there is no single big step which we can take to eradicate corruption. In fact, we will have to act
simultaneously on many fronts,”
Singh said.

Our observer commented:
“I believe that there is no single big step which we can take to eradicate corruption.”
Spoken like a true politician. The english has taught them very well.

Other notable (non Indian names) comments:

  • Indian politicians stop being corrupt only when they drop dead. Rajiv Gandhi, when Prime Minister, did a secret operation to see exactly how much government funds actually reach a designated project. Only 16%!!!. 84% went to the minister, the
    governor, the mayor, the quantity surveyors, the contract… more
  • The British legacy of divide and rule lived its life and is out dated, bureaucracy the catalyst of British democratic setup here is most corrupt. In totality the British setup   is total failure in last 60 plus years that was followed blindly by this country. More refined and clearly defined  american system blended with localized indian spices is the future course of action
  • Indians have but a facade of democracy left! In actual no matter which party in power, its 5 yrs of despotism for them every 5 yrs. Not that I support the chinese but sometimes I do wonder if they are better govt than us. I mean we have every
    ailment that they have (including the human rights violation, corruption etc)and more (terrorism) and we dont have economy and infrastructure like them.
  • BTW, the comments from KS and PC after the arrest were disgusting, ostentatious, arrogant, not to mention blatant and outright disgrace to the democratic spirit of the nation. I swear I could see the political filth dripping from both there
    faces when they took the press conference to explain anna’s arrest Democracy or Dummy-crazy!! One noble guy want to
    make things better, instead of having his words listened, he is now detained. Fiasco!!

So in this strategic paralysis that our grand old party finds itself now (wish Gandhi would have disbanded them then. Yes he really wanted to!) They would need to search a leader and by the looks of things quickly.

In the end I would like to say what I heard from one of the participants in the news channel. From SLAVE we have become SUBJECTS, but we still have not become CITIZENS!

So till then….than..tha…than..tha (star war music), go Team ANNA!!!! And other ANTI –CORRUPTION CRUSADERS.

DISCLAIMER: Sense of humor people read. Ranting of frustrated citizens. The images and story is for illustrative purpose, and i don’t own copy right of George Lucas or Astrix stuff 🙂

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