Thursday, September 07, 2006

Vande Matram

100 years of National Song and our country still debates whether we should sing it not. What could be more pathetic.

I sent an sms to most of my contacts. It is a part of one gazhal by noted Emergency era poet, Shri Dushyant Kumar.

"Mere seene mein nahi, to tere seene mein sahi
ho kahin bhi aag lekin aag jalni chahiya
Sirf hungama khada karna mera maksad nahi
meri koshish hai ki yeh surat badalni chahiye"

"If not in my heart, then let it be in yours
wherever the fire may be, burn it must
Creating only a disturbance is not my intent
my effort is that these circumstances should change"

the response(s) i got is an indicator of how much our generation cares for the episode. leaving the details aside, what i got back was a mixture of ignorance, apathy, nationalism and a self-before-everything attitude.

a nation whose youth doesn't care for what is happening around; whose youth doesn't have a sense of history, leave the lessons learned is, i feel going steadily down the drain. i fear the seeds of a second partition are being sown discreetly, once again.


Peenuts said...

Hmmm..i guess u r gettin too senti..yeah v all SONS of the nation r too busy in our own lives..but when the nation calls for us..V WL B THERE

ketki said...

its really absurd that we are debating over our very dear national song even after it has become hundred years old!

starry said...

Its the youth that have to take over .whats happening.really sad.

delhidreams said...

PINO: the problem is of the lack of leadership. youth has the fire, but it needs a leader, somebody to guide. all that energy is useless if not applied in a synchronus manner.

if the ruling party has a dummy prime minister and larger than life but unaware of ground realities 'queen' then the main opposition party has ageing factions with lots of in-fighting.

what's left is the left who r the best back-stabbers and the mayawati's, lalu's, mulayam's, jayalalitha' & vaiko's of hinterland.

there is nothing called the new generation in indian politics.

delhidreams said...

KETKI: welcome to delhidreams...

LALITHA: if this continues to go on, what's happening now will be just the precursor of more horrific things to come. that's what am afraid of.

priyank shah said...

its sad that u think youth here is sleeping come to hyderabad and see real face of indian youth

Aditi said...

I think for every 5 people that dont care there must be one that does.. which is what will salvage the country in the days to come.
Nice post..

delhidreams said...

i wud really like to know wat's happening in hyd...
welcome to delhidreams

delhidreams said...

thanks buddy. the problem is that ratio is fast becoming absurd and even if that one man wont do anything agianst those five...we r not going anywhere.

dreamt before

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