Following is an excerpt from a conversation between two friends. This made me think on a new and rising phenomenon of Indian society. Youngistan is not all about flashy clothes, adopted accent, junk food, late night parties and ‘Move on’ relationships. Youngistan is wide awake on complex issues of government, society and morality. This is a quest for spreading the same spirit in fellow Youngistanis. Please leave your honest comments.
Vishal: hey beautiful
Aishu: wishes on your blog
Vishal: thanks hon
Vishal: yaar, I want to do something for my villagers
Aishu: oh sounds wonderful
Vishal: yeah, it’s exciting. Want to form a new political party
Vishal: I know that’s too ambitious of a plan but then it’s there in the mind
Aishu: you never know. I feel it’s time for some sort of change
Vishal: I agree. That is the same thing pushing me. I don’t know what I’m getting into and I don’t even have money to get into politics but I want to give it a new dimension.
Aishu: hmm..all the best with that.. I know it’d help
Vishal: thanks..I feel suffocated in today’s political scenario
Aishu: I know what you mean. Although, I know, I don’t have the right to crib because I don’t even have a voter ID yet. But it just seems so defeated – the purpose. All of them politicians are alike. All tax payers’ money going into their pockets and worse – we as citizens don’t want to do anything to change it.
Vishal: that hurts the most
Aishu: but if you have to go to someone for help, who can you go to? who can we look up to in today’s time?
Vishal: that is the most urgent problem to be addressed. We don’t have a leader in india
Aiswarya: leadership!! So important….actually yeah.. Everyone eventually is all about sycophancy
Vishal: true. It’s time to make it right
Aishu: but how?
Vishal: by doing right and undoing the wrong
Aishu: hmm..theoretically, of course.. on paper, that’s the plan yeah, but when you get down to doing it ..
Vishal: you face the reality and lots of problems
Aishu: i hate watching the news nowadays.. cos’ there’s nothing new about it. Everyday there’s a new scam.. more corruption
Vishal: thats right. Running away from it is not the solution
Vishal: gotta become part of it and make it right..have to have spine and value for words, and a vision to make this country strong
Aishu: i admire you for your efforts..
Vishal: there are no efforts as of now…until i do it on ground
Aishu: at least you’re planning
Vishal: plans are with everyone
Aishu: well not me.. i seem to have closed the doors and pretend
Vishal: no you don’t…look at our conversation..you are talking…about issues
Aishu: it’s not enough.. is it?
Vishal: you know that you don’t have a moral right to speak about these issues coz you don’t have a voter id…that’s a true and honest acceptance..and it’s rare…. that is what we need….moral uprightness.
Aishu: a lot more of it ..way more
Vishal: no…we need just right things…not ‘lot more’ right things…this can’t be measured
Aishu: true that .. morality..
Vishal: why we never had a Lenin in this country or Mao or Washington or Castro?
Aishu: i don’t think that’s the way to go.. i’m not a big fan of communism ..Washington sure….Castro .. no
Vishal: I’m talking about leaders not type of system…
Aishu: hmm yeah, leaders.. someone we could respect
Aishu: none of our leaders could be respected.. not even nehru
Vishal: leader is, whom people follow, respect and look up to as an example of righteousness
Vishal: they’re projecting rahul gandhi to be a future prime minister.. on what grounds?
Aishu: he’s a loser
Aishu: all he has is the name…his name.. that’s what
Vishal: do we have a leader who performs his duties as a professional… we need professionalism….it’s a profession, a service and above all it has to have a mission
Aishu: professionalism.. across the board.. yeah
Vishal: thats what i want to bring into the system
Vishal: you perform, you stay on the chair..you don’t , you’re kicked!!
Aishu: that’s the biggest problem….no politician’s ever been kicked out of the system
Vishal: that’s because power holders don’t have the moral strength to do it, they don’t have because they are morally corrupt…
Aishu: if only there was at least one instance in our history where someone actually gets punished for a scam or being corrupt instead of getting away with it…just once..
Vishal: none..anyway..time is not far…we have to make it right
Aishu: i hope it changes, and soon..it’s about time.. too many things going wrong.. can’t trust anyone anymore..not “leaders”, not cops, not the judiciary, not even the military
Vishal: women are not safe in national capital
Aishu: the most unsafe!
Vishal: what shame!! why don’t they show some guts and do 3-4 good encounters
Aishu: because no one will let that happen around here everyone’s “connected” ..
Vishal: yeah that’s right
Aishu: you know, i wouldn’t be surprised if the common man rises against the leaders sometime soon ..it’s time for vigilantes now .. the way it’s going
Vishal: it shouldn’t happen…that would be a slap on democracy
Aishu: hey, gotta go now
Vishal: alright, c ya