Monday, May 18, 2009

SO NOW WE KNOW...

- We like our old leaders to be affable and bearded, not arrogant and bald.
- We like our young leaders to be dimpled and smiling, not demented and shouting.
- We like our party to meander and dither, not maraud and destroy.
- We like our government to be hesitant and, maybe, ineffectual-at-times, but DEFINITELY NOT hate-spewing and intolerant.

Just as it is silly to be sycophantic to a dynasty, it is even sillier to hit out at somebody because of his/her lineage, even after that somebody has shown maturity, decisiveness and grace-under-pressure.

Just as it is good to transform your state into a model of industrial development, it is not-so-good to boast all the time elsewhere because we have not forgotten your mass-murdering past.

Just as it is stupid to dress-shabbily-and-wear-chappals all the time and be a Bengali drama-queen, it is far more stupid to be the king for three decades and treat your subjects shabbily and lord over an increasingly barren state.

And the Indian voter is neither silly nor stupid, and has seen through braggarts and opportunists. We prefer our inclusive-inbetween-Centre to the rigid-rabid-Right or the looking-backward-Left. We are like this only, and Jai Ho to that.

26 comments:

Ugich Konitari said...

And we like our Alus in the samosas, rather than L'alu's in Bihar....

Pesto Sauce said...

Guess we all are happy to see this government back

SGD said...

If sensex is an indication, WE the INDIANS are euphoric!

Sucharita Sarkar said...

@ Suranga,

But Lallu was rather picturesque, and always very quotable!

@ PestoSauce,

I am for sure!

@ SGD,

And the sensex jumping for joy is good news for us poor little MF investors...

lopamudra said...

So glad to have our PM back.

Lazyani said...

It's a relief to have a single party at the controls rather than a group of regional satraps out for their pound of flesh

sujata said...

Came to your blog today and loved it..really!! just went through your current post and the previous one as of now. The previous post had me in splits..am in the same boat as you as far as age kids and "mamma petu" dialogues are concerned.Hilarious to say the least!!

Aparna said...

Can't agree with you more specially the bengali drama queen and the 3 decades of ruling part.A doctor's child becomes a doctor at times. An actor's child also may become an actor. So why have a problem with a politician's son or daughter becoming a politician? Provided he/she is good at the profession of course.Simply loved your post.

Little Girl Lost said...

Yay!!! three cheers for that sucharita... :) the voters have really shown their wisdom. even in WB, where the marx-dadas really needed a chastisement to remind them that they are servents of the people and not the master...

magiceye said...

bravo!!

arpita said...

its a heady feeling no doubt.....positive vibes almost everywhere, hope this mandate will make growth happen for common people in my country and my state too!

Indyeah said...

You have way with words:))
its beautiful and brilliant to read:))

agree with almost all the points..the one on dynasty is lying as a draft with me:))it started as a ramble in response to a friend's question on rahul and his lineage...

but I will say JAi ho to this govt and the fact that they should and will last a full five years!
:))


JAi Ho!:))

Pradip Biswas said...

This proved the strength of our democracy and proved at a time when we needed the most. "Jag utha Insaan" and this is the message to Parties who actually never cared for the "Janata Janardon" and thought Booth capturing and rigging is the way to stay in Power for m0re than 30 years.

Mystic Margarita said...

Beautifully and succintly put! Wonderful read, as always!

Pinku said...

we are happy and also hopeful am just hoping the govt reads that carefully and acts accordingly.

Zillionbig said...

Humm, you seem to be saying the truth. How come? Just kidding.:)))))

Sucharita Sarkar said...

@Lopa,
So am I. He's an upright man.

@ Lazyani,
And we've been giving that pound of flesh for too long.

@Sujata,
Thanks. Let all us sufferers unite!

@ Aparna,
U R right. Dynasty is everywhere. Why blame politicians alone?

@LittleGirlLost, Magiceye, Indyeah, Pinku and Arpita,

Ditto to your optimism.

@Pradipda,
Rigging will not do the trick this assembly elections, let us hope.

@Zillionbig,
ha ha!

@Mystic,
Thanks.

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Minko said...

@Sucharita: yup! Specially in West bengal,the power of collective thumbs down showed the way.:)

lovely blog.:)

SGD said...

You've been TAGGED! Chk it out...

June Saville said...

Hi Sucharita
I've been watching the Indian elections and found them interesting, although it's hard to follow properly without knowing the personalities..
By the way I've sent you an email ...
Cheers
June in Oz

nsiyer said...

Now the spirited Indian voters have shown that development, talent and unity are the pointers to the future.

Double-Dolphin said...

Amen to that!!!

Sucharita Sarkar said...

@Minko,
Collective angst got the colour of Bengal changed.

@ June and NSIyer and Double-D,
Thanks for your interest and amen to your thoughts and amens.

Sucharita Sarkar said...

@SGD,
Will definitely take up your tag...Thanks for tagging.

Nona said...

Nice summarization.

Sucharita Sarkar said...

@ Nona,

Thanks for your comments.