22,000 people are the reason the Delhi state government exists! or

Sheila aunty says “all I want to say that I don’t care about you!” Why ‘WE’ don’t matter?

Disclaimer 1: I voted for Congress (facepalm, hiding my face)

Summary: A party with 2 seats and 22,000 people who did not vote has a role in Congress victory in Delhi…not ME!

Who are we?

SEC A public, which means above average income, educated with college degrees, have pukka houses, live in the city and social media friendly.

WRONG!

We are the ones who don’t vote, and we do not matter to Congress. And the BJP and even the (who knows who) new party AAP – Aam Admi Party.

How did we reach this stage? Why you we want to protest against GoI? What actually happened two weeks back that hit us so hard. The answer is it could have been one of us, our sister, mother, wife, girl-friend and friend.  Well we all know that!

I broke down 6.30 am on Saturday morning when I heard the news of her death on Twitter. It cut us in the heart as it could have been avoided.  The worst was the news that the bus could be located from a hafta diary. The diary knew which bus piled on which route. The Indian police is a formation from British Raj, and the role was to follow order of the Raj. Which means whatever the police may be doing is at the behest of the current (Italian) Raj. Their order may be, “make sure you hit them hard, hit them so hard that these middle class people go back to their home and their daily grind.” But some people feel – how it is the fault of the politicians? You are right it the fault of “WE”!

Now the question which rises is why the current government in Delhi does not the electorate seriously. Well look at the following analysis of 2008 Delhi assembly elections.

  • Total seats – 70
    • Congress with 40% vote won 43 seats
    • BJP with 36% vote won 23 seats (4% difference in vote share, but also close to 45% difference in seats)
    • BSP with 14% vote won 2 seats (only two seats)
    • Others with 10% vote won 2 seats
    • Total Delhi Polling percentage: 58%

Analysis:

  • BSP was the game changer with 15% vote share
    • It ensure anti-congress vote was not consolidated
    • With FDI show in recent period, WE should not be surprised that a alliance or tacit working will be involved between the two parties
  • Who are the 42% who did not vote
    • Ans: Mostly is the “WE”
    • So if you are eligible to vote, go out
    • And if you are eligible to vote, ensure that people in your family who are eligible go out in vote
    • Vote for the correct person (not a party)… and if person are same then vote for the party which can make a impact
    • Don’t waste your vote, as this the reason they don’t us seriously. If we vote for issues and force to vote only the correct person will these honorable non-We’s wake up.

Example: Vikaspuri: comprised of DMC-Ward No.47 (Urban) and Hastsal (CT) DMC-Ward No. 48 (Part) Bapraula, Raja Pur Khurd, Bakkar Wala, Tilang Pur Kotla and Shafi Pur Ranhola villages.

  • Poling percentage, 55.7%.
  • BJP candidate lost to congress candidate by mere – 943 votes (0.69% of total valid votes)
  • Which means one apartment block – 300 flats did not vote (assumption)
  • Other voters:  42095 (31%)
  • Winning candidate vote share 35%, which means 65% did not vote for him
  • Is this democracy? Yes it is. Even Hitler, was elected by the people and his party just won some 30% of the vote.

This mean democracy is about vote splits. And as long as any government thinks this way then it is “WE” are bound to loose.

THEEKHAIAnother interesting analysis on Most Honorable Sheila Dikshit:

  • She won by about 14,000 votes, polling 52% of the total votes polled
  • About 59,000 people did not vote in her constituency
  • In this 59,000 people – 27,000 women did not vote

My, my with Nirbay/Amanat/Damini tragedy I question these 59,000 non-voters now. And we should think what if the 59,000 had voted the other way what could have happened. (Same goes for men who did not vote)

Other low margin victories:

Below 4% of vote share difference was 19 regions, out of which 14 of them was for the Congress and 4 for the BJP. So lets look into the 14 now.

Guess what, the total difference in votes for these 14 seats are –21,943 votes only. Which means that if BJP would have polled 21,944 more votes; their seats would have been 37 and that of the Congress would be only 29.

So the current government of Delhi state has been formed due to some 22,000 Delhites not coming out and vote.

SHOCKED NA! So I was aslo.

What can BJP do?

  • Alliance (12 seats): Get in Nitish Kumar party in Delhi, and share seats with them
    Recommended seats: Sultan Pur Majra, Nangloi Jat, Mangol Puri, Matia Mahal, Ballimaran, Madipur, Najafgarh, Deoli, Badarpur, Kondli, Seemapuri, Seelam Pur
  • Tactical withdrawal and support (5 seats): Support to other parties like AAP
    Recommended seats: Sadar Bazar, Dwarka, Jangpura, R.K. Puram, Kalkaji/ Laxmi Nagar
  • Concentrated focus (53 seats): Participate with more focus and customized message. Announce candidates 6-9 months before election
  • Get women out to vote: 43% of women did not vote. If 1.1% of them more had voted with BJP in those 14 constituencies then BJP would be in power (get 40% men who did not vote out of their lazy seats also)

So as an Indian what can I do now. Well I appeal:

  • I appeal to Kiran Bedi with folded hands rise up… be the Inspector which led to the birth of Inspector Kalyani (Udaan serial) and train Delhi Police
  • I appeal to “WE” go out and vote
  • I appeal to all Indians (note not India, but people who believe in the concept of India) to vote for the right person for that period and not for a party
  • Appeal to AAP, please do not divide the anti-congress votes. Focus on the seats above and you will get support form other parties

Let’s search out these individual and vet them. Vet them before Mr. Sibal (or who ever is in control), to shut us down! But for Mahatma Gandhi social media was the WILL, and the WILL to keep walking.  Like I heard recently, Fear is never real, only danger is. Fear resides in our mind and we need to kill this fear with will power and move forward!

Only when we make our vote count and go out and vote it will make a difference and make any politician scarred, and force them to respect our opinions.

To know more details on how ‘WE’ can make the difference, please do comment and write back to me. Countdown to #Operation 545 had begun! And honestly, I don’t like Namo, but it does not mean I will not vote for him.

Summary: A party with 2 seats (15% votes share) and 22,000 people who did not vote in 14 areas had a role in Congress victory in Delhi…and ME also! I may be a mango man, but juice nikalna ata hai!

And Happy NEW YEAR!

Source: Various census and election sites.

Note: I dont own the copy right of the cartoon, but taken it from FB. Also i do not wish to harm the sentiments of any honourable and not so honourbale or “WE” people or any people. I withdraw my thinking (and statement), if anyone gets hurts.

Captain’s Log – Day 1169: Ahoy are we there yet! Is Raat ki Subjha Nehi

Captain's Log - Day 1169: Ahoy are we there yet! Is Raat ki Subjha Nehi

Yes, are we there yet. Thats something people ask me and i am asking myself now.

The situation: I got publisher. A big one – Niyogi Books -www.niyogibooks.com – Yayyyy!

The news: Been told it will release next year, hopefully early next year

The truth: Shrek’s Donkey keep asking me “are where there yet?”

My Answer: Thaam gadhedar Bheem Thaam! (Patience…patience)

No things are moving in steps. So this is the update from my side:
(A) Working on the website, and developing it as comphrehensive as i can. Do comment on the attached landing page sameple Bombers!
(B) Had a great time, made new friends and learnt new things from BWW (Bangalore Writer’s Workshop), and had second best teachers – Bhumika and Rheea (my biggest fav is still my phyisics teacher from school). BWW will help on the developing the writing of the webpages. Yahooo!
(C) Reworked and now need to reboot – Svastik Trilogy: Dwitya, The Consultant -Shopno Paradox

More on part two as i progress ahead. But things are staked against me.

And oh yes… i am going to home to Delhi and three weeks in the chilling weather.
Let the bombs begin.

PS: Do share your commnets on the landing page (dummy and and sample)

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