Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Awareness Drive

They do it differently in the U.S. of A.

Till date I knew that they drove on the other side of the road, they spelled English differently, they hated Russians and they even had children before marriage!!

We, the perfect copycat Indians, learnt fast. We changed our English spellings and pronunciations, our dress codes and have even had children out of wedlock. We learnt to hate the Russians. We learnt to enjoy reality shows. The only thing that was ignored was about which side of the road to drive along and that was because no real Indian is bothered about traffic rules.

But as Obamania sweeps the world off its feet and India with the rest of the world jumps in to join the race to become more American than the ones in USA, I found something in the reports about his swearing – in, (oops, oath – taking) which has left me disturbed and shaken up.

I saw the present President and the First Lady of the USA take part in a ‘Ball’ just after the oath-taking ceremony! All media covered the occasion with aplomb.

Now just think. What would happen, if the winner in the next Lok Sabha elections of India, the next Prime Minister, gets inspired by this and decides to follow suit!!

Just to remind you all, the possible candidates in the fray would be Mr. Manmohan Singh, Mr. L.K. Advani, Mr. Lalu Yadav, Ms. Mayavati,-----------.With the above choices that we have for our future Prime Minster, I am feeling rather frightened about what would be the result of such a decision.

I need to start an awareness campaign about the same or I would be too afraid even to vote the next time!!!


Sucharita Sarkar said...

I agree. Our politicians are more at home with bulls (and oxen, ref: Lalu-Rabri) than at balls.

nsiyer said...

Probably, we have will new eyes by then. And we the voter, who are to blame, would start appreciating our politicians having a ball. Because of our disinterest and arm chair critiquing, 'OUR POLITICIANS' are aleady at our balls.

Pradip Biswas said...

Monmohan is just coming round after a heart operation, he is rulled out we may hope for Mayabati or Lalu-Rabri. But do not worry unlike in the U.S we have proxy voters and then why worry! WEhoever wins there shall be proxy dancers.

Pinku said...


now that you have put the idea in my head I almost want to see these folks dancing...imagine Mayawati being asked for a dance by advani and she obliging....WOW!!!

Lazyani said...

@Sucharita, It' really a bull game there.
@Iyersaab, Hope so sir. Really Do.
@Pradip Biswas, Hope we have happiness by Proxy.
@Pinku, Just think of it:)))

@All, Thanks for your comments.

Varsha said...

I can imagine Ms Mayawati dancing :P

Very well put :)

SGD said...

The images of our almost senile and rustic politicians in a ball is hilarious indeed!