Judgement

Its not as if the judicial system is not good enough, but social justice finds a place in all countries. Moreover, look how frequently we ourselves sit in judgement over everything that we believe is the right thing to do.

Some days back, all Indians were busy judging each other over how secular/communal/tolerant/intolerant/pro-pakistani/anti-national/Hindu/Islamic (the list is endless) etc people were. It was a bit too crazy.

Each to his own, they say. Your own life must be very sorted if you can really bother a lot about others…well, good for you. But let’s just leave it at that.

“Where do these people find the time to judge others so minutely, I wonder?? Have they themselves achieved nirvana?! ” – is what I should say but instead…

I find I’m judgmental too.

This country specializes in intolerant/communal/anti-nationalist paid journalists. Under the blanket of freedom of expression, facts are distorted- outrage created, to the extent of promoting disharmony amongst us Indians. And what do we do, we let them go scot-free. Not one wrong report is righted. Not a single apology issued. This has taken hazardous proportions, much like the Delhi air.

I’ve come to accept the TV journalism for what it should be – Entertainment. Any sane person will not let it determine his/her action on the streets, or with other people.

If you really want hard facts about the steps taken or not-taken by the Government, dissent by serious individual with the know-how of assessing the material – read the print media. I think any government should be kept on its toes, but not at the cost of marginalizing a few and creating chaos. There will be no exaggerations in the print media. And neither this unfounded need to blow everything to larger than it ethically needs to be. With the kind of reach TV journalists have, they desperately need some classes on ethics in journalism. Even a lay person like me, can probably teach them some. Yes, they are THAT bad.

Government bashing is our national sport. 

The funny part is that few even know whether the governance itself is better or worse. Or whether the country is heading in the right direction. Or offer serious comments or thoughts on policy decision. Forget about that – policy decisions are not even discussed in the Parliament (directly thanks to the opposition) , let alone on TV news channel (indirectly thanks to the opposition). You see, Congress has infiltrated the minds of enough people in the country in so many years that it can survive on past glory, inherited epigenetically. 

Of course, I detest the Congress – it stood for nothing when in power. Kept the poor, in poverty and illiteracy, so that they got the votes in the next elections. The favorite vote hunting ground of the Gandhi’s – Amethi, is a classic example. And now in opposition, it stands up only to halt work by the government chosen through a mandate. Though, I admire Sonia Gandhi for personally achieving what she has.

Do I love the BJP? Not really. I’m willing to be open and give it a chance. Anything is better than Rahul Gandhi and his dynastically cronies who sit around him in the Parliament. I admire Modi for having a vision that no other PM has had in recent times. His ministers work hard, like him. Something that Congress ministers have done only for increasing their personal wealth. The Coal block allocation is a scathing reminder of how much they are capable of lies and deceit.

Apart from acquiring a sense of entitlement, the Congress has done little else. This pretty much hold true for most intellectuals and the people of Jammu & Kashmir. Oh yes…

Thankfully, daily newspapers are still the trend in this politics-crazy nation. Half our population will die of boredom if not for these.

I wish everyone would switch off their TVs at the prime 9-11pm every evening, just to teach these guys a lesson.

I was happy to read that a small village in our nation has finally got electricity in 2015, after 68 years of independence.

For instances such as these, I’m ready to leave my cynicism behind and stand behind a government which works.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Judgement

  1. Different country,same issues. And worse thing is I dont even see a change anywhere in the horizon. At least not for my country.

  2. Hope you were not the lawyer who beat the journalists in the court during the Kanhaiya drama 😜😜😜 (light hearted lame joke) not to be taken seriously.

    Completely agree with you on what all presented. Since the Wt20 has started I literally haven’t swapped to a news channel even once and believe me, feeling so peaceful since then.

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