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Khichdi Govt in 2019?

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khichdiHow the cycle of mistakes repeats can be a research topic in itself. If we remember during the Anna movement or Ramdev agitation, Congress committed one self goal after another. They obviously thought ignoring and rejecting them as motivated struggles, would make them go away. But it was not to happen. The movement got further impetus by each suppression.

Similar mistake is being committed by current dispensation. I am not questioning their intent at this point. But the way student suicide case is being handled, is bound to backfire. Blaming the opposition, calling student protest as motivated, questioning student’s caste, doesn’t all this seem familiar? It’s what UPA used to do. And it failed. So why is NDA repeating these mistakes?

I can only see arrogance and nothing else. As I have said before, the smartness of Vajpayee is missing. India is but a democracy. You have to win elections to keep doing good work. How hard would it have been to take some action or to apologize? I didn’t see any apologies coming in from Government, leave aside some action.

You won’t be able to win elections by calling everyone else motivated. I think, Modi need to guide his ministers, how to win over junta. What they are doing is antagonizing people. This will chip into good work of Modi and will be sad to see a ‘khichdi’ Govt. in 2019.

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February 2, 2016 at 12:36 am

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Shootout in the Rain

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First full-fledged down pour of the season and Mumbai was left reeling. My weekend plans stood canceled as they involved a bit of travelling. I decided to cool my heels at home instead.

Late afternoon, a news came trickling in about shootout of a veteran journalist. Given the violent times we live in, I would not have given the story, a second hearing. But few keywords caught my attention. Apparently the shootout took place near to my house; on the road that I take daily. Another of such tragedies that I have come up close. The last being when an air hostess leaped off the building I lived in.

These incidents do leave a sad feeling. However as cold as it may sound, they don’t affect us anymore as far as personal security is concerned. I didn’t leave the building after the said suicide. I will take the same road tomorrow. It becomes just news. And then the calls, “Heard a shootout happened where you live. Were you there? Did you see anything?” and other such queries.

In another hour or so I had almost forgotten what had happened. I was just waiting for the rains to subside to get on with the evening. But they never did. I decided to go for a stroll to the park nearby. No sooner had I stepped out of my building did I see dozens of media satellite vans lined up. I wondered why. Then I remembered the shootout. My building is adjacent to the police station and whole media was there to cover the story.

I abandoned the idea of the walk and came back to the apartment. It was time for my evening snacks.

हुआ मनुष्य लाचार क्यों आखिर

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डरता हूँ मैं, डरता क्यों हूँ?
हर पल मैं आखिर मरता क्यों हूँ?
ऐसी कौन सी गली मैं मुडा,
राह सभी बे-राह हुई जो|

पीता जब हूँ, रब दिखता है,
परदे के पीछे सब दिखता है,
काल-चक्र का उल्टा चलता,
सभी सफलता, लगी विफलता|

डर-डर के जीवन, जीता हूँ में,
गम का सागर पीता हूँ में,
इस माहौल में और नहीं अब,
“एक दिन आएगा”, आएगा कब?

रो-रो के जीवन, जहन न होती,
दर-दर की ठोकर, सहन न होती,
हूँ मैं बेबस, जज्बात लदे हैं,
कुछ कर जाता, हाथ बंधे हैं|

हुआ ये कैसे, मनुष्य लाचार
मुझे पता ना, पता है तुमको?

Written by arpitgarg

March 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

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