Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Self Sufficiency Sucks

Self sufficiency is an old Nehruvian model which died much before Nehru. It is not smart that one tries to find solutions to problems all by himself. As Amitabh Bachchan would have said, "It is not necessary for every one to be an artist. There is a need for art lovers too." Really, a leader is no good without followers. Each and every follower is equally as important as the leader.
For the last two days or more, we have been listening to the news of Arvind Kejriwal forming a party. This has shocked me. Why? Is he falling into the trap that he will present the Lokpal Bill in the parliament? This is no way.
The fight is more important than the result. Anna Hazare has brought about a revolution in thinking in this digital age. He is a true leader and must be obeyed without dissent.
If at all Arvind Kejriwal wants to enter politics, he must try to become a Rajya Sabha member. Not Lok Sabha. Because the Lokpal Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha. It is stuck up in Rajya Sabha. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Newspaper vendors

The other day I was wondering why the newspaper reach homes late.
I occasionally go for a walk very early in the mornings and reach the central market at about 5 am. The market is bustling with activity. The newspapers have been delivered and all the boys are busy arranging the newspapers according to the buying pattern of their clients in their area. All these start at 5 in the morning. But then by 7:30 the newspapers do not arrive at home.
I was wondering what could be the reason behind it.
I guess it is the stuff that lies between pages in a newspaper. No, not the printed article of the newspaper. But the pamphlets that are put inside the folded pages of the newspaper. The pamphlets on local restaurant, cloth dealers, music schools etc. Some local goon must be late with his bunch of material for disbursement and he must have given a dhamki to the boys that newspaper will not leave the place without his arrival.
Local ads are important. No doubt. But newspapers are not the only way for transport. How about radio for local ads? Or community notice boards? So much wastage of paper can be avoided.
A danda and a seetee is what is required. The seetee shall remind these goons of the danda that they had and will stop this dadagiri.