Today my country is divided and yet, today it stands together, with voices raised that are demanding to be heard.
We are all fired up with one burning issue- the fate of the Jan LokPal Bill.
With opinions and counter opinions.. With allegations and counter allegations.. With supercilious and sanctimonious statements..
The emotional blackmail of an indefinite fast by Anna Hazare, a government that can’t seem to make up it’s mind, an opposition that is milking the situation for all its worth… and yet there is HOPE.
As my friend Ayush Gupta says-
” Lokpal is a scary idea but something’s gotta give. The governance structure: legislative, administrative and executive seem so rotten that its difficult to see how a change could come from within. So, anything is better than the wretched and stagnant status quo. Hope seemed to have died and anything that ignites that hope deserves to be nurtured, perhaps with caution, but not with indifference.”
So here is the first of a new series. I decided to put my money where my mouth is. They are not pretty kettles anymore and they are not limited to my life anymore. They, hopefully, will make you pause for a moment and think, regardless of which side of the fence you sit on.. or indeed whether you sit on the fence itself.
For information on the JanLok Pal Bill –http://en.wikipedia.org/wi