Monday, October 18, 2010

India Sh(Wh)ining.

Its funny ( not the haha funny, but the strange funny) , how certain phases of life could be as dramatic as can be.

 I remember how  I used to love cooking for my family, less than an year ago.  And I know now, how I hate a passion grown over the years now. Simply put, I can't stand in the kitchen for more than five minutes without feeling suffocated , and I can assure you its not the smoke from cooking!

Being back in the place where you were born , and where you grew, after twenty years can be more disillusioning than one can imagine. Either you grew gigantic, or the place shrunk; you cannot be sure...

But one thing you know for sure. Its no pilgrimage or a picnic, going back. In fact, its more like you are a frog who has fallen back into the pond it had scrambled out of , only to realize that the stagnant water is more rotten than you ever remember it having been! Sploch! then spreadeagled in dirt , you can only hold your breath as long as you possibly can , and then let the stench permeate your lungs .

Welcome to the shit land!

Speaking of which, looking a little further, one can see is that despite the progress, mankind seems to be slipping to deterioration with each passing day. My friend Ivan was speaking of corruption of the Indian government  in my comment box. This, is no news to anyone. In fact, corruption is rampant all around the world, varying only by degrees.

The only thing that baffles me about India is , how blatantly open the politicians have become about using the skewed methods to capture the vote banks. In the recently being held Panchayat elections ( village level) , the candidates are gaining support of the public, by distributing Hootch (local made liquor which is so bad that it corrodes the liver and even kill some people instantly sometimes) to the voters. There have been truck loads of Hootch arriving from various states where it is produced illegally , and people are falling over them like hungry dogs. Having got their share, they depart , with promise of more after their thumb imprints have firmly stuck before the Vote sign of the provider.

Poisonous liquor has replaced food in India.  They know they are going to die sooner than later. Then why die hungry, and not Hic- Happy?

10 comments :

Monkey Man said...

I guess there is no fear of dying where reincarnation is believed in so readily. As for corruption - you are right on. Big corporations (contributors) and lobbiest representing them run our government. Politicians will deny, but it is just too obvious. Great post, Mona.

jodi said...

Mona-Welcome back, we have all missed you. Hic happy? Cute turn of a phrase. My nephew was recently visiting from Dubai with his Muslim fiance, and he is now onverting to the faith. I have to study up on it, now. x

Jen said...

Unfortunately, corruption among politicians is universal. It's better hidden in some places than in others, and the degree varies is all.

Erratic Thoughts said...

Corruption is soarly rising by the minute and it just pisses me off everytime I read something like this...
Thanks for bringing this up Mona...
It needs global visibility...

Brian Miller said...

we have our fair share of political corruption around here...esp as election time draws close...surprised they have not traded drinks for votes...or at least have not offered me one...i know hte feeling of going back though...we went to a restaurant i have not been in since i was 12 this weekend...it seemed so much smaller now...i think i just got big...

Mona said...

MM, There is no fear of dying where ppl have nothing to lose but their misery. Here the politicians don't even bother to deny, because no one will question them.A few whistle blowers who do are liquidated!

Jodi. does one have to convert to another faith just to marry? I thought that Faith and marriage are two different things !

Jen, that is exactly my point!

ET, they are shameless because the society is passive.

Brian, yea, they are going a step further. First it was address the hunger. Now it is address the addiction, and there will be more followers than dogs on street, which in India are many ,though you will not find stray animals in the US

ivan said...

Egad.

Sounds like rural Northen Quebec in the Duplessis years. Bad water, though good liquor at election time....Things A-okay now.

BTW.
Mona,

Blogger has been down all day for maintenance...I can't even comment on my own blog.

Cheers,

Ivan

G-Man said...

....Nothing to lose but their own misery?

Mona...I miss You so much.

Quilly said...

Looks like your politicians are studying American History. Alcohol and starvation worked here when the government wrangled this country away from the First Peoples.

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