25 June, 2009

Random Thoughts - I

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The recent elections in Bengal threw open an enigmatic question - the people were supposed to choose between two lunatics - TMC-Congress combine and the Left Front. People decided to choose the unknown evil this time. But, a few questions persist...
1. If Narendra Modi were the Chief Minister of Bengal, would things have been better in Bengal?
2. If Left Front were ruling Gujarat, would industry collapse in Gujarat?

The answer to both the above questions is a vociferous "NO". The reason for state's failure lies in the DNAs of Bengal-ites. The political rulers only provide a face to those DNAs.

Even Narendra Modi cannot transform Bengal because the people here WANT to live a condemned life. For them, any social or materialistic progress is an anathema. Similarly, no matter who rules Gujarat, the state will continue to progress, because the Gujarat-ites have progressive DNAs.

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Bullshit on cows (oops... holy cows)...
"Holy cows!! Why did the BJP choose Lotus as their election symbol? A Cow would have been a more apt choice."; "That's bullshit!!", my first wife remarked...

Not discouraged, I ponder further.... What if BJP comes to power - may be with absolute majority. Then, the following changes are guaranteed:
National animal: COW
National flower: COWliflower
National bird: COWckoo
National emblem: Veg. C(h)OWmein
National fruit: COW's urine frozen in COW-dung cups (flavoured variants permitted)
National song: "COW-amma COW-amma de de.... " (due rights procured for the original "HUM" song)

"That's bullshit!!", my second wife remarked...


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A 12-hour cyclone (christened as "AILA" in honour of Sachin Tendulkar) was enough to turn the Bengal coastlines upside-down. Apparently, there's absolute chaos in the Sunderbans area!!

Papa: We - in the office - are going to Sunderbans to distribute relief materials, food, clothes etc.
Me: Why?
Papa: Because they need our help...
Me: Why?
Papa: Cyclone Aila caused immense destruction
Me: That was a one-day phenomenon...
Papa: But, it was pretty bad.. .. so we have a duty...
Me: Yes. But, can't the govt. handle a 12-hour calamity? And, anyways, the taxes that we pay are supposed support relief operations too!! So, what is the point in helping a village that kept electing a government that cannot handle something as simple as this?
Papa: You have a point... but, I still need to go...
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3 comments:

Mougli said...

SUDDY...good to know you are back with a bang...o great one...
nice mail.

Rajesh said...

you seem to have a contempt for contended minds and you condemn them in all your posts. i have lived in delhi for 5 years where people are highly materialistic and lowly moralists. some of the good souls who have visied kolkata swear by the hospitality of the people and affordability of the goods in the market. being lazy and indulgant in food, art and gossip is a trait common in french. would you call it a non-progressive country? i think it's the industrialists here who are more interested in making money and less in the offering quality of work and life, who don't want to go there. take my industry for example, advertising. some of the best advertising talents come from there yet no one is willing to go there and hire an agency there. in todays time, geographical location of agencies don't matter, as some of the hot shops have shown in the west. clients even go to unheard of locations to get great ideas for their brands. why can't the people follow that here?

Sudarshan Bengani said...

Hi Rajesh,

I agree to your first sentence. And, I seriously believe that one should have a healthy contempt for the established/ accepted norms and rules. That is one reason why I have low respect for the 'contended'. How can you ever have sympathy with those who voted against development for 35 years in Bengal? How can you not ridicule those who kept electing Laloo becasue he was a 'Yadav'? Why shouldn't we feel let down by fellow citizens who empty their bladder in public the moment they see a wall?

I think - we, as Indians - tend to "adjust" to anything and everything, so much so, that regression becomes a part of our evolution. And I revolt!!!

As for the blog, this is only an EXAGGERATED form for venting that 'contempt' or 'frustration' (or whatever phrase, depending on the context). I don't always mean what's written there. The ridicule is just to highlight the "grain of thought". In fact, I don't mind flushing myself too....

As the tagline "For a sustainable sanity-free world......" on the top suggests, this blog is just a crap-vending-machine.... treat my writings as crap and you will probably enjoy some of it...



Sudarshan is a blooming nerd and has intermittent fits of verbal diarrohea. This is when he vomits on this blog-page. The views expressed on this blog are those of his alter-ego and represent neither his personal thoughts nor those of his organisation, clan or family. In fact, Sudarshan and his (alleged) alter-ego are fine examples of a person using his freedom to the fullest while trying to deny it to his fellow-citizens. The best way to deal with him is to ignore him.