Monday, March 13, 2006

The Times They Are a-Changin

When I read the news about the blast in Varanasi my first reaction was how many more will die in the riots to come. Good news is that the number is very very low : A BIG ZERO!!! And that's what makes me economically strong new India gives a "stick it up your ass" salute to the terrorists who are trying to widen the communal gap. If the same trend continues terror will loose the battle without any bullets fired from our side. And that itself should be a lesson to the hard-liners of Indian politics - realise the call of the day ---MOVE ON. See the fate of Shiv Sena who are fading from political centre stage as they failed to realise how little regional sentiments are valued in present days' politics. An ordinary Mumbaiya hardly cares if someone from outside state/country is earning a living in Mumbai so long as jobs are plenty and well-paid too. Kudos to the BJP leader Vinay Katiyar
(check this link) who admitted that times have changed and the old slogans based to regional/communal pride/hatred don't work anymore. Hope it is reflected in their future political agendas as well.
Like Bob Dylan sang :

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls

For the times they are a-changin'.


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