शुक्रवार, मई 19, 2006

Nepal no longer a Hindu State

The people of Nepal through their elected Parliament have devested King Gyanendra of all his Royal Powers, heralding the end of monarchy in Nepal.

Not only this but Nepal has now ceased to be the only Hindu Kingdom in the world. The parliament of Nepal has adopted a secular setup. When a people voluntarily choose to relinquish their distinctive identity, it is very sad.

Gyanendra may not have been the best monarch to his people, but did monarchy really deserve to die. Even democracy cannot be a success unless the people are mature enought to carry it on their shoulders. We Indians have been carrying the burden of a moribund democracy for the better part of the past 6 decades. This is what will happen in Nepal. Corruption, nepotism, placing the interests of a particular party over the interests of the nation, minority appeasement, and all the other assorted malices of democracy will creap in slowly and raise their ugly head.

Now that Nepal has opted for a full-fledged democracy, they should tread very carefully learning from the mistakes India has committed.

गुरुवार, मई 18, 2006

Mandal Returns

The decision of the UPA government to introduce reservations even in portals of higher learning is being violently opposed by the students community especially the medicos. The IITs have also joined hands with them. The anti-Reservations stir is spreading throughout the country. Last time it was V. P. Singh. Now it is Arjun Singh. This old man who can't even walk properly without support has ignited the anti-reservation fire.

Last time many young students had laid down their lives opposing the Mandal Commission report.

It is said that people get the government they deserve. People have voted UPA in. So the people are to be blamed for having brought political opportunists and vote-bank politicians of the stature of Arjun Singh to the portals of power. The misfortune of my country is not that it is ruled by nincompoops and sychophants but that it is inhabited by mindless zombies who have absolutely no sense of self-respect and common sense.


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