Crazy people, Humor, Issues in India, Politics in India

India’s Predicament

In a vast country like India, it is difficult to get things done as planned, mainly because the approach of the people differ from state to state. For example, certain states faced food-shortage for a brief period last year. While state ‘X’ contacted surplus states and made quick arrangements to lift the available surplus to make good the shortage, the state ‘Y’ woke up only when they got a strike notice from various political parties. The food minister called for an urgent meeting and after a prolonged debate, decided to contact the surplus states but since there was an indefinite strike, the lorries meant for transporting surplus food from one of the neighboring states were not allowed to proceed by the very same people who raised a hue and cry over food shortage. The reason was that the indefinite strike had not been called off. By the time everything was clear, the surplus states had exhausted the surplus food! But fortunately for that state, a bumper crop was anticipated in the next season but the farm laborers were on strike when it was time for harvesting! When these states face unemployment problem some private companies would step in to solve the problem, much to the relief of educated youngsters who are on the lookout for jobs; but the next day you would witness huge processions all over the state in protest against this company’s venture.

The slogan is “Down, Down capitalists”!

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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