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India must stop playing Politics December 1, 2008

Posted by mindscout in Terror in Mumbai.
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After Mumbai attacks, as Taj gets to work or rebuilding and Mumbaiwallahs get back to their life politicians have started what they do the best- playing politics and blame games.

Heads have started rolling as Congress government is realising fallout from its incompetence and apathy. Maharashtra leadership has been fired and so is home minister. India summoned Pakistan high commissioner and “lodged protest”. Ya, like that is going to help.

More commissions and policies were announced to add to more beurocracies. But no one at the centre is accepting the blame. It is the policies and politics at the center that are responsible for these failures. State level officials are just the guineapigs.

These “softies” will again fall prey to same pattern of inaction that has plagued India in the past. This exact inaction has caused the brazen attacks as it has emboldened the terrorists.

Now Condi Rice will visit India and charm the Indians into not doing anything as it might hurt US interests in the region. I bet ManMohan singh and P. Chindabaram will strongly protest with her,she will calm them down and everything returns to normal. Zardari begs for more money, terrorists get to plan their next attack, and congress gets to poll planning. After all elections and begging for votes are more important than securing those who vote.

This is what should be sickening to voters. Voters must wake up to this reality which has no foreign hand but is inside India. Outside parties are only exploiting this to their advantage. That is smart of them and foolish of us.

Corporate India who has most to lose because of these attacks must not let the pressure die down. The politics can not secure us. Strong resolve, planning and preparedness will help us live in peace. Otherwise we would be like Israel , living in constant state of fear.

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1. sourav894 - May 23, 2010

I was reading my teacher’s blog the other day and was overwhelmed to know that he believes in a principle to the core- “Do not talk about individuals, talk about issues”. I’ve seen him implementing this. On this context, let me address the current Indian media. Everytime when I tackle such issues, I borrow heavily from P Sainath sir, my favorite journalist. It’s long since our country’s media has taken up actual “issues” and done justice with them- price rise, farm crisis and rural injustice being the worst reported till date.

We live in a country where every issue is reduced to a fight between individuals, heroic, villainous or just fun figures. So the complex issues behind the shunning of Pakistani cricketers by the Indian Premier League have reduced to a fight between Shah Rukh Khan and Bal Thackeray. The agonies of Bundelkhand are not about hunger and distress in our Tiger Economy. They are just a stand-off between Rahul Gandhi and Mayawati. The issues of language and migrations in Maharashtra are merely a battle between Rahul Gandhi and Uddhav Thackeray. And the coverage is all about who blinked first, who lost face. Here I go again, taking lot many names, again.

As our TV and newspaper reporters blabber, I read somewhere “freedom of expression”. Frankly, we have neither. All we are left off with, is twisted freedom and a tortured expression. Issues today are either used to scare people, or entertain them. And all we do about it is hold a bag of popcorn and watch.


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