The heads that GOVERN us….

17 Mar

Yes  it is intended to be a pun when i say the Heads that are going to govern us. Like every other youth of the country I too want this country to be stable, economically, develop, great infrastructure, wonderful education system, non-corrupt government bodies and a clean and healthy jurisdiction.

But the point is we always blame things around us, who wants to anyway fling the mud on themselves or get into the dirty politics. I am not being a cynic when I say politics is a dirty game………But then I am just being realist and live in this persevernce which according to me is a constant belief without regard to discouragement, opposition or previous faliure. Well everyone’s talking about the upcoming election and newspapers and news channels are slpashing news all around, maybe even breaking news as to which politician with a new criminal record is contesting for the Loksabha elections and which bollywood celeb is joining either BJP or congress or any other political party….

Infact it is great to see and hear various media houses taking initiative on getting the youth to vote. is one initiative I have been hearing and seeing for at least 6 months now… The recent initiative that I read about was by one one of the leading newspapers which is getting youth to vote through rock shows. The campaign, dubbed ‘Shut Up and Vote’, urges youth to stop complaining about civic woes and to rush into action and vote to make a change in society. All this sound really great to me, but the point is even after we cast our votes, which ever party rules us, have they ever been able to do justice to the country? Again I am not just blaming the governing bodies here, it is us as individuals who are also responsible to make small contributions in our own way and make our country a better place to live in. For instance, we keep cribbing, ouot city is not clean, the sewage and the drainge systems are not well maintained and the garbage is just overflowing on the raods, the roads have pot holes and there is horrendus traffic in the city etc….But what do we do as individuals to contribute to reduce these problems, if not curb them? It could as simple as not littering the place, not throwing the chocolate or burger rappers on the road, not spitting out of our cars or bikes, adhere to the traffic rules….We say our politicians are corrupt…How many of us have our driver’s license without going through an agent, how often do we break traffic rules and get away by paying the cop, how many of us avoid using pirated CDs or don’t download them from the internet even before it is released? And of course the list goes on….So instead of blaming our governing bodies, which will of course never ever be clean, take initiatives in our onw small way and make a differnce.  To quote Rabindranath Tagore’s song, “Into that heaven of freedom my Father, let my country awake”….. 62 years of Independece but yet we are in fetters……..

I hope at least this time, we have a governing body that considers developing this country rather than filling their pockets….


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9 responses to “The heads that GOVERN us….

  1. shaaakspsyco

    March 17, 2009 at 5:02 pm


  2. purnima

    March 17, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    “I hope at least this time, we have a governing body that considers developing this country rather than filling their pockets….”

    But I think that is imbeded in society.. (perhaps or most certainly worldwide.) I don’t think Man Mohan Singh did that much of a bad job especially when looking at the post Nehru disasters.

    The other day a Dutch offical told me that India is now to rich to be givven aid and is solely seen as a businesspartner. I think that is already a huge difference. Not sure if Man Mohan said this but perhaps the corporate world can bring the most changes especially SME’s any small company makes so much of a difference in the neighbourhood creating more local entrepreneurship.

    It’s not alle hopeless. In India it might just take a while. Or not..


    ps. Love the hair!

  3. eye-in-sty-in

    March 18, 2009 at 5:25 am

    check out

    Its a new initiative to better politics.

    trying to hope for a different outcome from the same people is lame – Although I think Modi would make for a good savvy PM!

  4. Valerine

    March 18, 2009 at 6:48 am

    Hey Purnima…..I am sure that India is already on a fast track when it comes to developing….But i beleive there’s a long way to go……
    Nyway Thanks for the compliment on my hair 🙂

  5. Nikhil

    March 18, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Maybe we should have like a portal for offices too! I mean, I work in an office where there are too many heads and no tails! 😀 😀

  6. Varun

    March 18, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I hope so too!

  7. Valerine

    March 19, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Hey Varun wat do u hope too?

  8. Varun

    March 19, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    I hope at least this time, we have a governing body that considers developing this country rather than filling their pockets 🙂

  9. Valerine

    March 20, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Cool…….. 🙂


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