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Mr. Bush visits India [by Ratheesh]

Posted in Politics, Sarcasm by Ratheesh & Sharada on March 12, 2006

Here we have a large country, with its large share of problems. We can boast about remote villages which the government is not even aware about. We can boast about the ever increasing population. We have illiteracy, malnutrition, female infanticide. We have a society full of goons who look at the women folk only with the eyes of lust. We have schools with no infrastructure. We have the court of law which cannot be approached by the common man due to the amount of time it takes resolve legal issues. We have corrupted politicians. We have almost rowdy-like police force. We even have corruption in our county’s defense.

We can boast about public and government who have complete disrespect for the rules and regulations of the land. We have a government which seems to encourage the mindless destruction of natural resources. We have politicians who are ex convicts and still pursue their prior jobs while in power. We have children dying of hunger. We have old folks refused their pension by pot-bellied, corrupted officers. We have traffic police who flaunt their talent of extortion in broad daylight. Yes, the problems in our country can run into pages.

And yet, we call ourselves the ‘developing’ country. I recently heard that we can call ourselves ‘developed’ too. I could not help but laugh.

With all these issues in our homeland, our Prime Minister just had a welcome party for the worlds most ridiculed and hated man, who also happens to be the President of the United States. What for? For bringing to his notice that India is now ‘ready’ and ‘responsible enough’ to be a Nuclear Power. Now, my laughter gives way to certain sadness. Should our Prime Minister be really bothered about making India a Nuclear Power, which end of the day means India throws away it’s ‘Peace’ garb and accepts on warfare mentality?

Isn’t it time our Prime Minister set his priorities right? Or does he not have the right to decide what is wrong and right for his country? I personally do not know. But all the more, it makes me feel ashamed that I live in a country which keeps its Nuclear power status, it’s Cricket, its Bollywood actress and its fashion guru’s in the forefront and shoves the actual problems of the countrymen aside.

It is time our Prime Minster had a reality check of sorts. We are not going to gain anything from Mr.Bush visiting India. This is a country where the rich become richer and the poor become poorer day by day. The rich one in the large car with his ‘Business Today’ might care about this visit. But our very own dear farmer in the remote village of India would only bother about getting his daily rasam rice for his family. I wish our PM realizes that, before it’s too late.


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