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 🙂

Source Used:
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/08/16/india.corruption.protest/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
http://meljay.hubpages.com/hub/Caesar-My-Fascination
https://pharmacistwho.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/8ddb5-astrix_obelix_003.jpg
http://www.toptenz.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/asterix.jpg
http://www.tshirt-maout.com/blog/public/concours%20pirates%20corsaires/pirates%20bd/pirates_asterix_bande_dessin_e.jpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14542053
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaraj

Operation Shaving-Beard: Worlds’ Greatest Detectives Converge in New Delhi to Solve Kalamadi Case (X-Files)

Kalamadi becomes Ghajini, so will Raja… Baja and Taja

Sitting across the round table are the world’s greatest detectives and crime fighters – Perry Mason, Miss Marple, Nancy Drew, Hercule Poirot, Simon Templar, Feluda, Byomkesh Bakshi and the best Sherlock Holmes. They have been called in by the Indian public to find where the CWG Delhi 2010 money has disappeared.

‘I know why we can’t solve it… its not present at all – nothing ever happened. The Indian public is living in their imagination’, said Perry Mason
‘What do you mean mon Ami?’ asked Poirot.
‘There is no crime’, replied back Perry Mason.
‘Yes he is right, if thousands of crores (millions of USD) of Iron Ore can be exported without anyone knowing in this country then a lot of ghosts works here’, said Miss Marple.
 ‘You mean it’s the X-files!’ said Nancy Drew and Simon Templar together. Simon winked at Nancy.

‘Aha…then we need Dana and Scully from the FBI’ said Feluda optimistically. All looked at Feluda in silence. Sherlock stood up, hands spread around the table with his head bent down, he spoke softly.

‘Even they will not be able to solve it…Kalamadi is the most intelligent person in this world…do a crime which never existed in first place. Its all in a imagination’
‘Does it mean we are all out of a job now?’ said Byomkesh Bakshi in a sarcastic tone.
Silence enveloped the chamber as they knew the succeeded in solving the crime but failed to bring justice.

Amen!

Woha…..this did happen in my dream and we Indian as a nation now sits in the ruins of our ancient glory. Every odd day out, the broadcasting media come out with some news or the other that speaks of the degeneration of the entire system. Criminalisation and corruption are perhaps the two most common evil practices that are found widely in the present day Indian politics.

The reports on recently concluded Commonwealth Games (CWG) also point towards the same thing. The scandal revolves round improper allocation of resources, violation of rules to propagate favouritism, substantial financial irregularities, etc.

See the following analysis on mockery of numbers – (BPOs, KPO’s listen we no longer low cost/ economic destination). London Olympics 2012 vs. CWG Delhi 2010

  • Cost of London Olympics – USD $15 Billion (21 games events sold out 23)
    • Number of athletes participating : 10500
    • Number of countries sending athletes: 205
  • Cost of CWG Delhi 2010 – Ranges from USD $2.6 Billion  to USD $11.5 Billion
    • Number of athletes participating : 6081 (42% less then London 2012)
    • Number of countries sending athletes: 71 (65% less then London 2012)

Now comes the fun part:

  • CWG Delhi 2010: Average cost per athletes at per range of CWG estimate: US$ 0.4 million to US$ 1.9 million
  • London Olympics 2012: Average cost per athletes: US$ 1.4 million
  • CWG Delhi 2010: Average cost per country at per range of CWG estimate: US$ 36 million to US$ 162 million
  • London Olympics 2012: Average cost per athletes: US$ 73 million

So we had almost a mega Olympics like event without even we noticing it…ghosts around. And what did our leadership do?

Right after the completion of the event, under the direction of Ministry of Home Affairs and an intervention of the Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, a special committee was formed to probe into the matter. This was in addition to the investigation procedures of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), and Enforcement Directorate (ED)being underway.

Many of the who’s who, having a direct or indirect association of the Game’s organising committee were questioned. Based on the reports and subsequent charges, the CBI finally booked Mr Suresh Kalamadi, chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee under the allegations of corruption and mismanagement of the event.

Currently, Mr. Kalamadi is incarcerated at Tihar Jail, and is undergoing a trial. All is fine so far until a recent development
spurred up…he may be suffering from dementia, a disease that is related to loss of memory, impaired reasoning, and fits of personality changes….  But he is fit to be an MP. Not surprisingly as ex-Defense minister George Fernandes is a patient from Alzhiemer and and Parkinson’s diseases but a current Rajya Sabha member.
http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/politics/fernandes-was-assisted-in-taking-rajya-sabha-oath_100367164.html

And how can we forget the case of ex-Jharkand CM, who said he had Alzhiemer and forgot how to vote.
http://m.indianexpress.com/story_mobile.php?storyid=612861

This shows how the fates of the Indian sports persons were so far determined by a person who himself (may) suffers from a deterioration of intellectual faculties! It is also interesting to note that by so far his mental disorders were not known to the public. It is only when he has to evade the trials that such an issue cropped up.

Now, many of the Indian ministers have pioneered to the national shame and also have tried to escape the consequences by manipulating the prevalent corrupted machinery. But, none of them proved to be as inventive as Kalamadi is. If the case of Kalamadi suffering from dementia can be established before the court of law, then he will surely succeed to be out of the charges.

It leaves us with the question that if today this (suspected) ploy acquits Kalamadi, then tomorrow A Raja, M K Kanimozhi
(both booked under the law for practicing financial irregularities in 2G spectrum bids), and other high profile culprits can also walk away freely….and then Kasab will do the same.

May be this is the reason we lost the first two tests of the ongoing Cricket series with England, collective dementia by the entire team. But we as a nation forget everything to soon, so we all may have selective dementia, amnesia, ghajiniforious, short term memory loss,…etc..etc. Infy and Wipro should build human rams now.

I think this recent ploy, as infused for bailing out Kalamadi, has sourced its idea from Aamir Khan-starred Bollywood hit,
Ghajini. And we will soon see him coming out of Tihar with scribbles all over his body sans the 8-packs (in different currency) . Hope somewhere in those scribbles we will find out the actual amount that he has pocketed from the CWG fiasco.

Disclaimer Beta 40493: The character names are all fictional and used in fictional sense. But the pain is real!!!

Source for photos:
http://www.newsofdelhi.com/featured-post/amul-takes-on-suresh-ghajini-Kalamadi
http://www.newsofdelhi.com/its-weird/the-suresh-ghajini-Kalamadi-hot-on-twitter-people-rename-him-as-ghajini-2

Other Sources:
http://commonwealth-game-2010-delhi.blogspot.com/2010_09_01_archive.html
http://www.paulkavanagh.com/en/Costs-London-Olympics-2012.html
http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Sports/london-olympics-2012.html
http://www.jlars.co.uk/2011/07/27/london-2012-celebrates-one-year-to-go/
http://www.intangiblebusiness.com/Brand-Services/Marketing-services/News/What-are-the-London-2012-Olympics-worth~3087.html