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A few days back a group of young guys (some IITians) announced that they are starting a political party (‘Paritrana’), creating a big debate in many places. For one another time in the recent past I had the privilege to get shocked by the reactions of many people to this event. Everyone of us had a few hundred reasons as to why these guys are going to fail. Were we afraid of their possible failure? Or couldn’t we stand their courage? Did we envy them for having the guts to stand up and try to do something?A few days back, a friend of mine quite emphatically announced (copying a tv ad) about an attempt of mine, “Pappu pass ho gaya!” At a first glance, the comment missed the painful truth that beginning is only half the battle and, more often than not, the easier half. Does it mean that Pappu shouldn’t have tried at all?

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Written by kowsik

January 19, 2006 at 04:12

Posted in courage, Paritrana

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  1. i was told once “if a machine cant weigh certain volume its not the fault with the volume, but indeed the machine…”

    If every shade in God’s painting was the same it would be a monochrome painting, but fortunately it is not 🙂

    PS: u nest wonderfully 🙂

    Anirdesh05

    March 10, 2006 at 06:12

  2. Seriously ra.. It is more to do with envy towards someone having guts to stand up than any fear of possible failure.. and regarding Paritran I feel they have some depth in their ideology and it takes lot of guts to give up lucrative careers…

    srini

    March 10, 2006 at 07:22

  3. Hey dear…

    Either it be political, academic, love afair, or Social life…Most of the formulas are same and valid …though they are not proven experimentally….Wish .,,,,Pappu Jaroor Paas Ho Jayega,,,,Thats the life…otherwise pappu will stop at that point only….Those who dont dare to “START” the journy they are already failed….

    Prashant Pawar

    March 13, 2006 at 04:34

  4. an ‘affair’ is always a temporary thing… so the formulae differ!

    Raghava_Gunti

    April 27, 2006 at 22:07

  5. Its jealousy all right but there seems to be more to it. You see, had they started a company or any other enterprise, people would not have been that pessimistic. There would only have been that reticent envy, an unadmitted self-shame, but not so much pessimism. The reason that this case evokes much more pessimism is perhaps a combination of an underlying realization of the corrupt nature of Indian politics, a culture generally alien to an engineer from IIT, and ofcourse envy.

    Ankit

    May 11, 2006 at 08:08

  6. aur tumhara link kaam nahin kar raha hai

    Ankit

    May 11, 2006 at 08:09

  7. are you suggesting that we IITians are much nobler than those politicians? Given a tenth of the power that these politicians have, how many of us can resist neglecting other opinions and enforcing ours?

    just checked the link, it works… Its an article by Sandipan Deb in Outlook Money: “Let them fail, please”

    Raghava_Gunti

    May 11, 2006 at 19:29

  8. First of all you cannot justify anyone’s action by giving the argument that most of us would have done the same given a 10th of their power (its the same argument that you were giving in the Modi discussion). There are some actions which are absolutely wrong and condemnable.

    Secondly, I am not saying that IITians are inherently nobler than these politicians but that they have as yet not been exposed to the kind of extreme corruption prevalent in politics. This precisely is the reason for the pessimism. These IITians may become as corrupt as them but we dont know as yet. If they dont, their journey is going to be very tough and their odds of succeding very small.

    Ankit

    May 14, 2006 at 20:04

  9. Give those politicians their due where they deserve. I am not arguing that they are saints. Politics was never clean, read about Chanakya if you still dream of clean politics.

    As for Modi, what do you hate him for? The present central government had more than enough strength and time to dissolve his govt if he was found to be even moderately guilty of what the media shouts. In the whole nation, BJP would be isolated in his defence, and not all of BJP is with him either. The courts haven’t pronounced him guilty, contrary to what the media wants us to believe. Not everyone who appeals for humanity is speaking truth, and not every one who is arrogant is evil.

    Raghava_Gunti

    May 15, 2006 at 04:21

  10. and I haven’t said we would’ve done the same actions. The question is would we be able to resist the urge to stop listening to others in pursuit of doing what “seems right” for us? Thats how it all starts

    Raghava_Gunti

    May 15, 2006 at 04:23

  11. Some points:
    1. You said that even the whole BJP (specifically including Vajpayee) does not support Modi. What is the reason? Surely not because he did what he was supposed to do in Gujarat right.

    2. You talk about courts not pronouncing Modi guilty. Please tell me, how many politicians are really punished by the courts in India. By your theory people like Lalu, Taslimuddin and company are all saints coz although they have pending cases, they have not been implicated in all/any of them.

    3. I really dont know the reasons why the central govt has not taken enough action against Modi, but then I am more than ready to believe that it is an extremely complex issue, one complexity being the huge support of the fanatic hindu lobby with him. Do you think such a step will go off quietly and not lead to more bloodshed?

    finally, I really feel that if our blood boils at the crimes committed against the Kashmiri pandits by terrorists, it should atleast show some turbulence when our community does the same to Muslims or for that matter any other community (remember Staines’ case). Its human life afterall. Religion, I hate to say, in these cases only serves as a blindfold.

    bahut comments ho gaye ab tumhari article pe…

    Ankit

    May 15, 2006 at 20:07

  12. As for not all BJP being with Modi, its simply about power. Its the same for all politicians, the moment he/she is facing some controversy, his rivals smell the blood and are ready to pounce.

    In your haste to prove Modi’s imaginary guilt, you are imagining all kinds of complex scenarios. Show me the “huge support of fanatic hindu lobby”. And where was this lobby during the genocide in Kashmir, or even nowadays while we have regular attacks on temples?

    Targetting Modi is the best example of everyone taking the easy way out: “we fix the blame, not the problem”, and the problem remains.

    Raghava_Gunti

    May 16, 2006 at 02:04

  13. I am just pointing out the problem. Modi happens to be an integral part of it… Lets cool it off now… This is going to be my last comment on this 🙂

    Ankit

    May 16, 2006 at 04:33


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