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Sunday, April 10, 2011
Log on or Lagaan?...From the land of Calmsutra to the land of Scamasutra!!!...have seen it all…Just a click away!
I have seen that a movement against corruption has elicited a surprisingly huge response as never before!The response no doubt has taken many by surprise,coming as it were after a series of scams and mishandling of various governance issues.
Yes,the government gave in conceeding to the demands of the Anna Hazare movement.Ahh… finally the opportunity to the common man to expose corruption in high places.The outcome which took shape due to the support of the media and social networking sites was something no one thought possible just a week ago.
Some feel the Janlokpal Bill threatens the very fabric of democracy whereas others feel it’s the panacea for all existing ills!In my opinion however, it’s a lot to do with byte off more than we could chew!Many agitators may start demanding new submissions by the government as this move has surely set a precedent for pressure groups every now and then!....One click of a mouse is a lot of what is required!
I am of the firm opinion that the Janlokpal Bill surely must have teeth!...Obviously I subscribe to that (happen to be a Dental Surgeon) and the power to investigate and prosecute.Corruption is surely a complex issue and needs a lot more awareness or else the teeth may end up biting off more than one can chew!The main purpose is to bring in accountability in governance but would this bill alone be able to accomplish this?
Are the people ready to investigate,prosecute and pass a judgement all in one?How does one handle a frivolous complaint?...We are dealing with humans I assume and man is indeed a mystery on its own with all his imperfections in place! Would this be the advent of a new Monster?Would this signal the end of representative democracy? The beginning of direct democracy maybe….One click of a mouse is all it takes!
Yes what Annaji has exhibited was awe inspiring. Urban Indians who barely come out to vote, came out of their houses to take part in a mass movement.Support was just a click away!...maybe voting also should be a click away!.... Love the idea of a law with teeth…so long as we don’t byte off more than we can chew! It has almost become certain that with money anyone can give the law the slip but with teeth?...maybe borrow the best from the government and the civil society! Will the Aam janata’s fight against corruption pay off?....excuse me did i say..“pay”off?....Aam?..lol..if you have bitten off more than you chew just keep chewing!....Please do share opinions…I’m just a click away!!!..;-)