Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Love thy country
Alarmingly, I don’t feel any sense of grief or loss or patriotism when I read about 72 jawans gunned down by Maoists. Where has my patriotism disappeared?
I have to buy a medicine every three months and you won’t believe it, the price has doubled in a year. As soon as the Finance Minister announces the budget, the newspapers claim the price of medicine is going to go down. I have never seen that happen.
The price of food products has been going up without a halt for the past 6 years.
The cost of transportation has tripled in the last 5-6 years.
So who should I feel patriotic about? A government who is only bothered to bring down the price of electronic goods? A government who encourages black marketeers an hoarders? Or the stupid people who re-elect the same people again and again?
At least Maoists are fighting for a better society!