Friday, September 24, 2010

Overdose of Media’s Criticism On CWG

CWG organizing committee is bouncing upon thorns as one after another allegations are menacing them. From corruption to sanitation, every charge has been put on the committee. While organizers are trying to prove their innocence, media is busy in making fortunes. With Indian mirch masalas, media is selling the news to common public. And in the race of moneymaking, media is drilling holes in its own plate!
Nobody can disregard the fact that corruption does exist in CWG, but its unfortunate that media has glorified the dark side more than expected. Media has been too much pessimistic about Commonwealth Games. Yes, I admit that media is part and parcel of our society and must acknowledge government about its weakness. But, it’s highly recommendable that media must cooperate with the government. Media should remember that these criticisms cause more burn in the outside world. We are probably (or certainly) the only country who is more enthusiastic to project our darker sides to the world.
During 2004 Athens Olympics, construction work continued till the eve of opening ceremony, and still we didn’t complain. In Delhi, there are about 90 thousand security personals employed for the security of 7000 athletes and official, which turns to be around 13 guards per each athlete. But still, the world is tensed about security. Why? Why is the world concerned too much about India? Well, the blame goes to Indian enthusiastic and spicy media. Media has hyped the situation. The ground-zero reality is far better that anticipated.
I remember the speech by our missile man, Dr. Kalam, in which he blamed India’s pessimistic media for the country’s slow pace development. It’s natural that crisis would evolve during such huge events, but such crisis must not be overestimated.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Elected to enjoy lavishness

Who are MPs? Mps are the merchant of India who promises to work for the cause of humanity, but end up charging heavily for their negligible services. We elect them, feed them on our hard-earned money, make them feel at the top of the world, and latter, blame them. They enjoy the comfort of the parliament and they out-pace our voices. We make them travel in the lal-battis, whereas rickety bus suits our status. Still, they blame, “hamara kharcha nahien chalta hain.”

The statement of our honorable MP made us (the aam-aadmi) think how much greedy a man can be! A labour, who spends a whole day working in a construction-site, earns just a dollar. And an MP, who promises to eradicate poverty, earns Rs1000 just for enjoying the chillness of the air conditioners. A study shows that more than 80 percent MPs hibernate in the parliament. But as salary hike is concerned, they are the first to come to strike for their demands.

Perhaps Indian constituent assembly has created the finest constitution and has left no stone unturned. But the rulers were kept out of the radar. Our constitution doesn’t define the duty of an MP. However, it makes no error while defining the elites of an MP! On one hand, where poor children are dying of starvation, MPs are enjoying kheer at just Rs 5, fish curry (Bengalis favorite, macher jhol) at Rs17 and yummy chicken at Rs24. Still they blame, “hamara kharcha nahien chalta hain.” Our honorable rulers! Come and spend a day with a status of a common man. Probably you would be able to run your (huge) family with your existing earnings.

In 1976, members of parliaments passed 42nd amendment act which added the term ‘socialism’ to the preamble of the Indian Constitution. Though socialism has a vast meaning, however, for India, socialism aims to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor. But what if the lawmakers themselves demand for widening the gap?

It’s a matter of shame of that politicians are much occupied in earning rather than serving their duty. Moreover, being an MP is nothing more than a profession where employees are paid regularly irrespective of the duty. Probably ‘a job of an MP’ would be the next to be listed in! And only thing we can do is to quiz that how long will it continue?