The Great Indian Circus

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With elections round the corner, onion prices will crash and markets will probably get overstocked with it.  Inflation will presumably drop and growth-rate will increase.  Politicians will be infesting houses of the poor, the Dalits, to have food.  

They will wear all sorts of hats, pugdees, will visit minorities to understand their hardships.  

Liberal schemes/sops will be announced because to announce and give false hopes are the usual gimmicks.  

There will be rastaa rokos, bandhs to highlight the sufferings of the common man.  

Astrologers, vaastu consultants, gem stone sellers will become rich.  

Religious places of worship will increase their kitty and religious leaders will be contacted. 

The recently escaped terrorists will have plenty of soft targets.  

Blame-game, mud-slinging, crocodile tears of politicians at hospitals, crowing reliefs/compensations, promising, as usual, strict action against the criminals, will be galore, and blasting the police for inefficiency will increase. 

Electronic and print media will heatedly discuss pros and cons…..note, only discuss!  

And the day when the elections are over, the politicians will ask the common man, “Who are you? Never seen you before!”  This is the Great Indian Political Tamasha going on since independence.  

The common man, the aam aadmi, or, the damned aadmi, will grudgingly trudge back to his place of work to earn his daily bread.  He will  realize life has not changed for him.

Harischandra Parshuram

34, QUEENS VIEW,

Juhu Road, Juhu,

Mumbai 400 049

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