Monthly Archives: May 2012

A few good men…

India is in a desperate need for political transformation. People seem to have lost faith even in the existing electoral system. Well,  a democracy only becomes meaningful, when it offer voters meaningful choices. Between a moribund monarchical dynastic party and an anti-modern communal outfit, an Indian voter has no meaningful choice. Under these situations, we strongly need a third front to rise. Continue reading

A patch of old snow

There’s a patch of old snow in a corner
That I should have guessed
Was a blow-away paper the rain
Had brought to rest.
 
It is speckled with grime as if
Small print overspread it,
The news of a day I’ve forgotten —
If I ever read it.
 
-Robert Frost Continue reading

From each according to his ability

The writings of Karl Marx is unparalleled. It is interesting how he sums up deep philosophies in single phrases. One such phrase – “from each according to his ability, to each according his need” – deeply interests me. Marx refers to the idea that a person’s worth must be measured by what he does, in proportion to his ability. Having the ability is not enough. Using it to bring changes is the key. If we use this yardstick to evaluate our political leaders, we find newer perspectives to look into their lives. Continue reading

Celebrating stupidity

I wonder why there was hardly any newspaper editorial or television show that depicted the importance of labour-day. Labourers constitute a major part of any successful society, whose presence, value and quality of work account greatly to the progressiveness of the society. I wonder if we have become so busy commercializing events and festivals that we forget to even acknowledge days like these? Continue reading