This is a flow of thoughts. Delhi completed its 100 years of being India’s capital recently, and…
In an environment with such a commingling of both mundane and exciting features, the Delhi women are progressing as well. Women today are leading from the front anyway—from Congress High Command to Trinamool Congress High Command, from Mayawati to Jayalalithaa, from Rakhi Sawant to Barkha Dutt and nevertheless, from Veena Malik to Sunny Leone. Everywhere, whether in the field of politics or media, entertainment or “that” entertainment, they are leading us. But in the capital city that is now 100, the scenario today has become what it was in early 1920s: women are now again afraid to move out at night. Everyday news of molestations and rapes is a really good (or rather, bad) example to show why. Journalists owe a lot to our dear perverts for such news. Thank you so much Delhi men, for your generosity towards women; congratulations for being a resident of a city which completed 100 years of being capital.
So, what I feel is, Delhi is not progressing now; it has actually progressed enough. Yes, the full stop says it all. Let’s put a flash light on this new (the 21st) century. RTI passed. Congress won two times in a row. Sheila Dikshit: a good thing happened (?). Commonwealth Games: a good thing happened, although nowadays, it more often looks as if it is in a relationship with the word “scam”. By the word CWG, it is not Gagan Narang who comes to our mind—it’s Suresh Kalmadi who pops up: a strange irony! And now, the major highlight of this century, not only in Delhi but also all over the country: Anna Hazare.
Still we want to fight against corruption rather than poverty, for right to information rather than right to education. Carry on guys. I am a middle class family boy and we know how to survive.
It seems that from anything to everything, apparently nothing good is happening around Delhi. And I feel Delhiites are so (un)lucky to be here. We’re right there at the podium where war is about to begin, and we just have to watch the show. A show where every Sibal and Jaitley is Brutus in their own field and yet can deliver a speech like Antony anywhere you want. Probably it’s because of so many advocates living in our politics and society. Sometimes I feel, there’s no democracy in India, it’s advo-cracy.
Moreover, Delhiites are probably the only people in the world who can cancel a postponed concert by throwing bottles on the crew members of Metallica, a metal band having a fan following larger than the population of Europe and Africa combined. Who else has the guts to do that! And for those guts, somehow people say Delhi is progressing.
Anyway, best of luck, pillocks!