We must be afraid of what's going on in this country of ours.
As the nation strides ahead and is on the brink of becoming a Nuclear Empowered land, politicians discuss the loss of our sovereignity in the hands of Singh who is declared King, by his party and the media.
What Sovereignity are we talking about when in the same country, you can be sleeping in your room to the beat of the whirrrrrrring air conditioner, somebody can enter your locked house, brutally murder your 14 year old daughter and trusted servant, leaving blood spread around the interiors right upto your terrace, run away and not only leave you shell shocked the next morning when you wake up, but within a week cast aspersions on your character, allege that your innocent teenager was in an illicit liason with the middle aged servant and finally arrest you for having committed the murder and killing your own princess.
Yes, you all know what I am talking about.
The senseless loss of poor Arushi's life about 3 months ago in Noida, UP, India.
Roughly 8 weeks later, you have been released because the highest of all investigation agencies in the country, the CBI, could find no evidence against you and therefore did little to salvage your plight but suspended a few police officers who knew no better while accusing you.
Just 4 more weeks later, i.e. now, the CBI has found no evidence against the rest of the suspects which comprise of the servants of neighbours and friends, and compounding suspicion by suspecting the compounder of your dental clinic.
You are a well known dentist in the city. Not just well known, but respected.
So here we are, 12 weeks later, with no results.
The culprits are out on the loose and there is nothing there is that you can do about it.
This, can happen to anybody who is a citizen of India and the highest of the highest agencies can be at a loss of evedence, therefore words, and life will still go on.
While we go on to becoming a Nuclear Power, we have left gaping holes in our backyard, and frankly that is what our politicians should be debating, instead of mindless rhetoric over progressive matters.
What a pity to see the poor parents of the murdered child desperately seeking words to say on almost all news channels today after the CBI has declared its impotency in the courts of law this afternoon.
They looked scared.
Scared of saying too much or too little.
Afraid of which in this world believe that they are innocent, and who believes that actually they are behind the crime. They will have to live with this state of being until the culprits are brought to book and you can see in their eyes that they are afraid that that may never happen. If they lambast the system, the authorities may come after them because they would rather book the parents than to proove their own incapability.
The fear is visible.
Meanwhile life as usual goes on in other places and Raj in Mumbai, is in trouble again.
This time not for any fault of his.
You can't provoke a lion and expect him to not roar.
This time it is Jayaji's, no not Lalitha's but Bachchan's fault.
There was no need for her to let loose just because she had a platform, knowing that the lion was caged and could not open his mouth till the 7th of October this year.
Her saying, "We are from UP and therefore we should talk in Hindi........" is not allowed.
When the Lion has been caged, nobody is allowed to tease him. Especially not you who has been given justice by the courts of law which have silenced and lambed the lion.
This Jayaji was in poor taste.
As poor as the UP Police casting aspersions on the character of the poor child who was ruthlessly murdered and accusing the father for having done it.
Just because you are in a position of power, doesn't mean that you can get away with anything. Did you not see to it that Raj was booked for the same reasons?
At that time you were justified. Nobody can stop you from opening a school for girl children in UP, your homeland. The opportunities and advantages we have in a city like Mumbai, must filter down to the lowest common denominator and everyone is welcome to do his/her bit in whichever part of the country that they want to. But insulting the land on which you stand tall to be enabled, is blasphemous and I think you must apologise.
And admit that you didn't mean it.
Let all who matter, know, that in a spur of the moment, you lost control and treated yourself to the forbidden pleasure of teasing the ensnared lion.
While we leap forward with our programs for education and expect a fully literate nation in a few years and particularly where Abhishek Bachchan endorses the 'Idea' campaign, we are missing one point seriously.
And that is to sensitise the educated to practice self control in circumstances that are precarious and can rouse tempers.
We are finally in a progressive mode.
Lets all realise how far back we take the massive effort being made by a collective nation, when we succumb to our vested interests and vicarious pleasures.
However, life goes on even further.
Bihar continues to struggle and Hard Kaur and Anoushka croon along while Rakhee continues to regale Television viewers.
But my dearest friend Ranjit Rodriks has a serious problem.
His boyfriend has so little time for him.
And when he finally finds time, a silly thing like a hip hop class consumes him.
He is upset that a hip hop class is more important for his boyfriend than he himself.
I tell him not to worry so much. My boyfriend has the same problem with me, but only in jest. He thinks that Big Boss is more important to me than he is.
We laugh it off when my boyfriend who is privy to the conversation between Ranjit and me, advises Ranjit to go on to a Hop Hop class instead, a male joke that they think I didn't understand, but I did!