Sunday, March 28, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Chetan Bhagat preaches on Mayawati

Chetan Bhagat preaches on Mayawati

Mar 27

A confession first. Like all writers , amateurs or paid , pros or cons
, bloggers or editors ; we are insanely jealous of Chetan Bhagat. It
is disgusting that such a mediocrity who is so full of crap sells so
much. So he will continue to be our favorite bashing boy for some

In his latest "editorial" Chetan Bhagat expressed his disgust at
obnoxious display of wealth by Mayawati. He was going on and on about
how ostentatious display of wealth is well ummm – ostentatious. He
cited Warren Buffett as a model of frugality for all the youth of the
country to imitate. But why exactly is Mayawati flaunting her
"wealth", if that is what one think it is.

We city bred , English speaking , coffee drinking , internet surfing ,
brand conscious , west imitating people love to scoff at the likes of
Lalu , Rabri , Mayawati and other buffoonish polticians. They do silly
things , we read editorials written on them on how silly they are. And
we think that we are above all the sillyness going around in the

But of course the politicians know better. What is an obnoxious
display of wealth for Bhagat is a carefully crafted Machiavellian ploy
for Mayawati and a sign of arrival of Dalit prosperity for the
uneducated Dalit. It doesn't matter how silly it is. It only matter
how her voters perceive it. And her voters are not reading any
editorials, not even the primitively simple ones written by Bhagat.
And as long as they have the votes of those voters they control the
strings of lives of those scoffing at them and reading profound and
insightful editorials written by Chetan Bhagat.

It may sound too simple and obvious but think about it a little.
Politicians do things and all the journalists , thinkers ,
intellectuals gather round and say how disgusting it is. What has our
democracy come to that such politicians are doing such things in such
a great democracy ????. Well I would once again quote what a dead poet
said about democracy –

Is Raaz ka ek mard-e-firangi ne kiya hai faash,
Harchand ki dana (intellectuals) ise khola(disclose) nahin karate,
Zamhooriyat(Democracy) ek tarz-e-hukumat (way of ruling) hai jisme,
Bandon ko gina(counted) karate hain, taula(weighed) nahin karate.

- Amaresh


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