Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Directed at an identified adversary, it is as hard-hitting as it could be and the return volley is no less severe either. Nothing serious because the verbal dual neither sheds any blood nor conjures up any defamation suit. It only reflects the level to which our politicians can stoop down to during elections. There is nothing creative about 'slamming' either, the vocabulary used and the phrases hurled are at best 'pedestrian'. The electorates are left with little option but to choose `the better from the worst'. Without doubt, democracy gets slammed in the process!
What might seem like hate-speech during elections turns into love-letter of coalition politics later. Those hurling choicest allegations at each other during elections become strange bed-fellows in forming the new government. After all, it is time to 'slam' the 'slam' and join hands to 'scum' the 'scam', and use the same to 'slam' the partner when the time comes to return the favors! Isn't it time that the electorates 'scum' out the slam-scam-slam democracy?
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
For them, Valentine would be like any other day but for the poking men and women in uniform. No wonder, of all the days being celebrated across the world, Valentine Day has earned a special place in the hearts of youngsters ever since it gained public recognition in the early 15th Century. Ironically, the same youngsters in our part of the world give a damn to a 'mother's' and a 'father's' day. Elsewhere in the west, youngsters do value mother's and father's day as an annual opportunity to reunite with their parents.
It is no exaggeration that far from missing their parents, young boys and girls often find the overwhelming presence of parents in their lives a bit too much to handle. Conversely, Valentine Day for them is mark the day when they express disdain on authority and control. And if they are allowed to have their way, the youth may want to have 'no mother' and 'no father' days instead!