Irony in India and Some Random Thoughts

Ironies of life are funny things, I mean not funny for those who are a part of it and at the time when it is happening but generally it is funny; you got the drift right. Given the state of affairs in our country the quotient of Irony has shot up by unparalleled proportions. If we had an index which would represent the irony (even stupidity for that matter) we would have been amongst the top nations in world following Pakistan, Libya and obviously US of A.

Very frankly we cannot match up to the Ironies in US, I mean how can you ever match up to a country where they are desperately fighting to create more jobs on side while at other side the Jobs have already resigned (cheap pun, I know but I couldn’t help cracking this one 😀 ). Coming back to Sonia Gandhi’s own country, no actually that would be Italy; So coming back to Manmohan Singh’s Own Country err that would be Sonia Gandhi; So coming back to Rahul Gandhi’s own country and that would only be found on television in the silent mode; So coming back to Kapil Sibal’s own country  but then he would be from the land of non-existant $35 Laptops. And this actually went on in my head for like one hour and I couldn’t come to a conclusion. Now you know how difficult it is to write a blogpost in times like these.

I read this joke on the Laugh it Out Blog

Having already downed a few power drinks, she turns around, faces him, looks him straight in the eye and says, ” Listen here good looking, I screw anybody, anytime, anywhere, your place, my place, in the car, front door, back door, on the ground, standing up, sitting down, naked or with clothes on; it doesn’t matter to me. I just love it !”
Eyes now wide with interest, he responds, ” No kidding…………………….. I’m in Congress too. What state are you from?”
And I sadly realize that this is true for our majority party in the government which coincidentally is also called the congress.

I sincerely hope these many days of fast by Anna Hazareji for our country brings a downplay in the role of corruption and one day in my life time I would wake up in a country as envisaged by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, whose poetry I have been reading since I started my school.

WHERE the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

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3 comments on “Irony in India and Some Random Thoughts”

  1. simanti Reply

    awesome read…but as for the country you envisage, ummm… wishful thinking!
    Reading Tagore was compulsory in Kolkata schools, so yea, after a point, we dismissed the idealisms as the idiosyncracies that only a poet can afford. for the rest of us, irony it is!

    • Prats Reply

      @Simanti: I know its wishful thinking but then I think Gurudev also knew it when he wrote “Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection” he said about the arms stretching towards perfection not arms attaining the perfection. So I believe we can hope to improve as a country and the society, which I guess we are doing may be very slowly but we are. You can call me an optimist but as Andy Dufrense once said “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies”

  2. Vipul Reply

    Hey , reading your blog after a long time. Like always it’s always being nice.

    A nice sarcastic post. I like the start of the post (as I can relate it to myself and you mentioned it to me before too).

    One of the best post of yours. 🙂
    Perfectly balanced

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