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Question !!

Verb. Do ask questions when ever any person comes to you for asking your vote.

If they are current MPs
What have they done to the constituency in last 5 years?How many times have they asked questions in the parliament? On what subject?How many sessions of parliament have they not attended in these years? What is the reason?
If they aspire to be MPs
Which party do they represent?Have they changed from one party to another earlier? For what reason?If they are independent candidates, can they do anything at all to the you, the constituents?What does their party plan to do if they win forRising inflationCorruptionEmployment generationIndustrialization but with care for eco systems Power deficiencyFarmers suicides and farmers' problems Urban and rural infra structure Water supplyWomen's empowermentFalling image of parlimentarians
If they answer that they can not answer now, but all these are explained in manifesto, press the point that you need the answer. Again ask, if they do not…

Raising the bar or?

Now a days growth is the mantra every where. You should grow as a human being, as an empathetic person, as this, as that etc. Grow in your knowledge, in your perception, in your social skills (only for me :| ).

But do we grow? Can we? Only growth some of us are seeing in ourselves is that of girth. Sad but true!

On an unrelated topic, have you heard of raising the bar in corporate offices. One smart kid enters the office. The work you have been struggling for a month, he will finish over night. And suddenly the bosses are all lauding him and telling us mortals that he has set the bar higher. You resent this blue eyed kid resenting the fact that you resent him for outshining you.

But not for our leaders. There kid or elderly men and women do not bother to raise the bar. They do the opposite. They lower the bar. Fist fighting to pepper spray to stripping to knives. So may be other leaders do not resent them.

Poor Arnab. He will shout and shout and tire his throat.

Another revolution?

"For revolutionists there is no rest but in the tomb" said Saint Just - military and political leader during French revolution.

Said to be idealist, but also known as "Angel of death", he was the only person unruffled during their execution at the end of reign of terror.

No, there is not much comparison between him and Kejriwal except for the fact that both are rebels and fight for the good of their men. But there are many similarities between current situation and French revolution. Inflation, poverty, incompetent and indecisive ruler and angry people.

Don't know how this revolution will end? Or will it start at all? With our cautious attitude and chalta hai attitude?

Offline point : I came to know about this Saint Just by Albert Camus'  book "The Rebel". Strangely interesting book. Collection of essays about different types of rebels. currently reading about regicide.


Poor Arvind. He is very new to politics. He does not know that he can

Call bandh to protest thereby causing inconvenience to publicCall other MLAs names and shout at them inside the houseStart a physical fight with them inside the houseShow knives to other peopleSpray pepper to others. He just sat for Dharna instead of all these and is labelled as an anarchist. Poor Arvind indeed.


ಸಾಜಗುಣವೆಂದುಪೇಕ್ಷಿಪೆಯೆ  ನಿನ್ನವಗುಣವ
ಸಾಜವನು ಬಿಟ್ಟಲುಗದಿಹುದು ಮ್ರಗಕೀಟ
ಸಾಜವಂ ಶಿಕ್ಷಿಸುತೆ ಲೋಕಸಂಸ್ಥಿತಿಗದನು
ಯೋಜಿಪುದೆ ನರಮಹಿಮೆ ಮಂಕುತಿಮ್ಮ

If you just ignore your drawbacks, bad habits etc thinking they are your basic nature, are you any different from all these animals and birds? Correcting the nature and using it to the welfare of mankind is possible to man.

OK, I wrote first two lines grumbling and telling blogger kannada transliteration is deplorable. But I have my own keyboard - written using Qt- for windows. Downloaded it and used it for completing.