Monday, December 25, 2006

Cynical Indian

What prompted me to post this blog is an article by Mr. Swaminathan Ankaleswar Iyer in his column on Swaminomics in Times of India titled "TV viewers as 21st century juries".

I wonder whether cynicism is in Indians or in the article or somewhere else. I would like to think that Indians are generally a frustrated lot when they see political biggies get away with crime but perhaps not cynical. If one wants to really see cynical faces, one has to go back to the days when the present ministers were in he opposition. There were a bunch of them who could not hide their cynicism. Of course, I hold no brief for any politician. They are all the same - they are good at buying votes, selling principles/policies and above all try to protect their clan even when they know they are with criminical background.

I would also like to pose a question to the reader of the blog. Who really are governing the country? To me it looks like the Left, the RJD of Lalu Prasad Yadav, and the DMK. The biggest gainer is the Left as without UPA at the centre, they have no voice and merely they are left to take care of the trade unionism. They of course have their places in West Bengal and Kerala. But then again, are they sure about West Bengal with a moderate voice of Buddhadev as Chief Minister? Congress is satisfied as they have their Chairs which they have been missing for a number of years.

I would also like to ask another question to my reader. With the criminilisation of politics, the congress party as we see now has any principles/policies about which they can be proud of? My thinking is that the Congress Party of yester years is dead and the present party is a dead branch of a wonderful tree which may break any time.

With these things lingering in my mind, I would again think that judicial activism is a necessity. If anything the judiciary has to be expanded with more judges and more benches with impartial judges holding the positions. I am not saying there are no black sheep in the judicial system, they are there and they may continue to be there but perhaps they are a minority when compared to the politicians with not too clean record.

To be continued...

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