Sunday, May 27, 2012


Pilots of Air-India love to go on strike...just for any reason under the blue sky.  the Govt. of India in  rare shows of humility begs them, entreats, pleads, humours them to abandon the strike, to collect all their payments for non-work; get all their suspensions revoked honourably and please keep the sarkari airline afloat...!
We the citizens of India, who collectively own this garbage-dumpster company are left watching aghast...! Surely someone should confer with the wise but bewildered citizen..
Govt of India also loves to kill....people..!  the Poor, the Tribal, the River People, Maoists, Naxalites, Human-Rights People, Separatists, Union-Carbide victims..the demonstrator for Justice..!
the Tribals get killed for fighting to protect the Forests- our national property....the Tribals also get slaughtered when they gherao the assembly for their basic rights (Maharashtra-Pawar) ....the poor also get killed for refusing to surrender their lands for order that the  mining companies make enormous turnovers...and the economy attracts foreign investors..! Govts. move decisively to get Narmada river-basin and adjoining settlements cleared of people..!  the Govt of India minimised the liability of Union Carbide to its victims...and facilitated the easy escape of the perpetrators of the chemical-holocaust ! And all this takes place so the Wheels of Development are not obstructed..!
for Precisely the same reason ..could it be argued that the Pilots of sarkari airlines may be considered for death by encounter..!! the Development of Indian Economy is paramount, and the premier national carrier by wilfully not functioning is obstructing National Development..!                ( it is not being suggested that these glorified drivers be actually put to the sword, but that the law of the land should act without discrimination and with single-mindedness of purpose.)

Thursday, May 03, 2012


The last time President of India was to be picked INC resembled an academy of the mentally-challenged. They all looked cluelessly towards the Dynasty. Madam ji searched her ready-reckoner English to Hindi and found that Talent translated into hindi as Pratibha...!
Well, the rest is history...!  5 years since we are at the same crossing. Look at the first few Presidents and a few things strike one rightaway. Eminence, Dignified, Learned, Nationalist, non-partisan... 
 The first citizen of a nation of 1.2 billion absolutely civilized Indians has to measure upto those standards.
As a race and as a nation we are Civilization itself...! We now must determine who is the most suited to represent us before the International community as our Head ( even if titular ).
J.M. Lyngdoh has had an illustrious career as an Indian Civil Servant. Lyngdoh brought bi-partisanship to the post of the Chief Election Commissioner of India. His stint was recognized for its efficiency, fairplay and rule of law. 
As a candidate-President JM Lyngdoh would account for  three categories at the same time. Lyngdoh comes from the North-East, which is inadequately represented at the highest levels; which is always in a ferment with popular movements, and whose issues need to be brought to the centre-table of our national discourse.
In honouring Lyngdoh the North-East too would revel some in the recognition.
Coming from the Khasi community of Meghalaya, Lyngdoh would be a worthy Tribal representative...! Tribals have never occupied the highest post in the land.
JM Lyngdoh also happens to be a Christian. Yet another minority community that has not presided over the Republic...! By honouring an eminent  representative of the community, we further strengthen the Union of India. 
(I have made my nomination and it feels so much better...and I didn't have to log onto the ready-reckoner and find  the translation for Dignity or Courage...!! )