Sunday, May 28, 2006

Equality - A Pipe Dream?

Today I participated in my first-ever rally 'n for a cause which any person with a sane mind, wouldn't/shouldn't think twice to support...

I was always the one for against rallies, thought they did nothing but cause inconvenience for the common man...probably ‘coz most of the rallies I had seen was done by some political party or the other 'n for causes, which wouldn’t merit even a discussion, leave alone a rally! But this time I was forced to change my mind, by the troubled picture of the future, if this proposed reservation were allowed to become a reality. But looks like not that many were, ‘coz of some 10K people expected only around 5K turned up.

But this was one experience worth remembering and repeating. All that shouting slogans, forming a hand-chain, holding banners, placard...was a nouveau experience. You had people from different walks of life, all walking on the same path for a common purpose. The slogans, flipping between: ‘galli ka kutha kaise ho, Arjun Singh se achaa ho!’ in Hindi to ‘We want Justice’, ‘Roll back, Roll back, Reservation Roll back’ in English to ‘Yella Ok…Reservation yaake?’, ‘bedaa bedaa, reservation bedaa’ in Kannada, just showed the unity, which this reservation is trying to destroy.

The proposed 49.5% caste based reservation is so ludicrous...I can not for the life of me understand who is supposed to benefit from all this? The politicians, who are touting this, are supposedly doing this - keeping the vote-banks in mind. But if you think this one through, are they really going to benefit? How many of OBC's will vote for you, if you say to them that you have reserved 50% seats for them in IIT's, IIM's etc, when most don’t have access to or cant even finish their primary schooling? One keeps reading in newspapers everyday about, how some dalit has been treated in-humanly, discriminated against. When this is the scenario, how does reserving seats in IIT…, supposed to improve their condition?

The only ones I see benefiting are the already educated/rich OBC's. I do know quite some SC/ST's whose parents are already rich doctors, engineers etc but who still avail seats in reputed universities on SC/ST quota. This doesn't sound like democracy to me but rather it’s like monarchy, where u keep inheriting your purportedly handicap, so that you can keep welfaring from it!
How many generations of same SC/St family should keep benefiting from the reservation, before you say they don’t need it anymore?
The only way to see that undeserving people don’t benefit from this reservation, will be to enforce a strict background check (no more just a certificate, which could easily be obtained by throwing some cash) on their parents/ancestry, if they are already educated/rich, their children shouldn't get unnecessary advantage.

When in every field/match/sport/business it is - 'let the better man win', why in education should it be - 'let the backward man win’?


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Show Me How To Live

In with the early dawn
Moving right along
I couldn’t buy an eye full of sleep
And in the aching night
Under satellite
I was not recieved
built with the stolen parts
A telephone in my heart
Someone get me a priest
To put my mind to bed
This ringing in my head
Is this a cure is or is this a disease

Nail in my hand
For my creator
You gave me life now
Show me how to live
Nail in my hand
For my creator
You gave me life now
Show me how to live...

CopyRight - Audioslave

Saturday, May 20, 2006

It's tough to take on a maid's role, when whole of your life you have been treated like a princess!
It shouldn't be expected either. But from when did society norms make sense?!


Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Customers are Kings 'n Kings never bargain... :)

just a sign i saw through the dingy cab glass, while coming down jaynagar tonight...
'n found it a li'l amusing tht....a modest mobile service centre had put up such stuff... :)