Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Jan Lokpal - how will it hurt you?

You know how we all love Gandhi Ji and wanted him to get us all freedom from the British clutches. We sat and sang "Vaishnav Jan to tene Kahiye", wore the Topi and white Kurta and still so conveniently forgot about that minor washing the kitchen plates in our house. Its astonishing how few really applied and adopted his teachings in its essence.
We then jumped over a few generations and were almost getting ready to forget him for ever, this Anna guy came and revived what Gandhism is. But now there is a problem. It was so easy to point fingers to those White Gora guys. Those outsiders were the reasons for every problem India had. Now what? That brown Guy sucks! Oops!! And then Anna asked - you know what we are really suffering from? Its that damn corruption he said. And I thought wasn't that the way we get our work done? A minor traffic violation and it would cost you a Rs 100. A Bank loan - 5%. Getting started with pension - 500/-, Birth Certificate - 100/-. I was almost expecting Government to release a Table of work-bribe chart just to formalize it across the Nation. These surcharges differ so much between UP, Maharashtra and Karnataka.
I am sure people involved in 2G scam (huh?) had good intentions too. They saved Lacs of Crores of Rupees in foreign banks. It takes over one hour to withdraw 500/- from a local bank, think how much time it would take to withdraw 100 Crores from our banks. I am sure Foreign banks must be doing a better job. And saving is good isn't it? Thats what I was taught as young. If they had kept this much money in India we would have spent it in Pav Bhaji, Chai pakora and fire crackers. What a waste it would have been. Now Anna says it was all wrong from the beginning. I don't have a finance degree so am not sure why? We will now have Lokayukts and Lokpal - I guess new job openings are good. We Indians need more jobs. I am sure its examination will be very tough. Lets see if I could clear its prelims in the first shot. The Job application is not out yet so am not sure if at my age I can apply or not. Bureaucracy is bigger than me. Vidhayaks are bigger than bureaucracy. Saansads are bigger than the Vidhayaks. Prime Minister is bigger than Saansads. And this Lokpal is even bigger than the Prime Minister. So am I still in the same position or did I move up? Huh! too complex. But I do like one provision though - If that traffic police does not settle for 50/- I would be able to report him as corrupt.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

ईद मुबारक़

आया ज़माना याद, वो सेवैयाँ लाजवाब।
पैर छूते मिलती थी ईदी, हम भी कहते थे आदाब।
गले मिलना बना रहता था सुबह दूध की घोसी तक,
झुकते थे सर हमारे, बड़े रखते थे उस पर हाथ।
न सोचा वो थे मुसल्मा हम हिन्दू बच्चे शादाब,
क्यूँ खो गए वो दिन, कहाँ खो गयी वो चाँद रात?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

How to defame a movement in India?

  1. Its just a regional demand
  2. Nah South India doesn't care
  3. Its leaders are corrupt
  4. Its alienating Muslims
  5. Its a fascist movement
  6. No safeguards for and is against the weaker sections
I am glad Anna overcame all these hurdles before Congress could read any more pages from "How to rule India - By British Empire" hand book.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

My Poems on Android

Just launched a collection of my poems as an Android application - also happens to be my first book. I am the author, I am the publisher, I am the designer and I am the distributor. The Android installable can be downloaded from My Android Apps

अब मेरे शेर अन्द्रोइड फ़ोन के अप्लिकेशन के रूप में प्रकाशित हैं। इसका शायर भी मैं हूँ, प्रकाशक भी मैं हूँ और वितरक भी। शेर का अप्लिकेशन यहाँ से डाउनलोड किया जा सकता है मेरे अन्द्रोइड एप्स

Monday, August 22, 2011

Anna (अन्ना)

We Indians needed a Guru to tell us what we already knew but tell us the same with Vinamrata (a must watch):

Saturday, August 20, 2011


यह है लखनऊ मेरा:

न उर्दू है ज़ुबां इसकी,
न हिन्दू ही धरम इसका।
यहाँ अजान पे थमते हैं कदम सबके,
और घंटे तो सुभांअल्लाह।

मुश्किल न करें समझना शहरे लखनऊ को,
सादगी अब और कहाँ जिंदा छोड़ सरज़मी औध के?