Monday, March 31, 2014

The great AAP experiment

14 Feb 2014, Arvind Kejriwal's date with 'power' to change the system came to an end! He resigned, out of frustration with the system, he claims. 

When Anna and AK launched the movement against corruption, We the People of India thought we could see a change. Their movement caught the imagination of the middle class, the educated masses, who are never considered a vote bank, who never stir out of their homes on voting day, came out in support of the movement in huge no.s. We all thought good days back back to India. Some even compared it to the Freedom movement in the '40s.

Then appeared the cracks among the team Anna. AK decided to go alone. And the people still hoped...

And when AK launched the Aam Admi Party, people where elated. And voted his debutante AAP to power, well almost. AAP getting so many votes was a record in itself. 

After all this, what did AK and his AAP do? Drama, Drama and Dharna. All he could manage was mere 49 days in power. What was his problem? His Lokpal bill was not allowed to be presented in the legislature, for procedural issues. And like crybaby, he resigned.

So what, the AAPtards ask. What he did was right, he did not want to stay in power once he realised he could implement his promise. 

But what he really achieved? Anyone care to think? He dashed the hopes of the millions of people, all over the country, hope, hoping for a good future, clean politics, good politicians.
He reinforced what the rest of the politicians were saying, you cannot clean the system.

Now did he do that indvertantly or by design, who knows. Answers, anyone?

Income Tax Dept & Privacy

The new ad by the Income Tax Dept. claims to know every spending activity of ours. The spot ad on FM channels claims 'ನೀವಾನಾದರೂ ಬಚ್ಚಿಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದೀರಾ, ನಮಗೆಲ್ಲಾ ತಿಳಿದಿದೆ...." Is this not an assault on our privacy. The Govt. has the right to levy taxes on us and also collect it from us. But is this not tantamount spying on us? We get upset about the Govt. reading all emails, our tweets, facebook posts..... How come we are never worried about this blatant spying? Our Hon. Finance Minister claims to created a mega software which can analyse our incomes, spending patterns, how much tax we have paid, etc etc...... We are quiet abt this, nonchalant. But when we are told that Google 'scans' our mails to display targetted ads, we are inflamed, protest passionately!!! Wakeup Indians, #‎uttishTabharata