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Why india is a developing country

Discussion in 'News & Politics' started by akalyaraju, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. akalyaraju

    akalyaraju New IL'ite

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    Ant & Grasshopper
    >
    >The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house
    and
    >laying up supplies for the winter.
    >The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool and laughs & dances & plays
    the
    >summer away.
    >Come winter ,the Ant is warm and well fed. The Grasshopper has no food
    or
    >shelter so he dies out in the cold.
    >
    >
    >
    >Modern Version
    >
    >
    >
    >The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house
    and
    >laying up supplies for the winter.
    >The Grasshopper thinks the Ant's a fool and laughs & dances & plays
    the
    >summer away.
    >
    >Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press conference and
    demands
    >to know why the Ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while
    others
    >are cold and starving.
    >
    >NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to provide pictures of the shivering
    Grasshopper
    >next to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table filled
    with
    >food.
    >
    >The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this
    poor
    >Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
    >
    >Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the Ant's house.
    >
    >Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding
    that
    >Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter.
    >
    >Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticizes the Indian Government
    for
    >not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.
    >
    >The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the
    >Grasshopper (many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace for prompt
    support
    >as against the wrath of God for non-compliance).
    >
    >Opposition MPs stage a walkout. Left parties call for "Bharat Bandh"
    in
    >West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.
    >
    >CPM in Kerala immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working
    hard in
    >the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among Ants and
    >Grasshoppers.
    >
    >Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian
    Railway
    >Trains, aptly named as the 'Grasshopper Rath '.
    >
    >Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the ' Prevention of Terrorism
    >Against Grasshoppers Act' [POTAGA], with effect from the beginning of
    the
    >winter.
    >
    >Arjun Singh makes 'Special Reservation ' for Grasshoppers in
    Educational
    >Institutions & in Government Services.
    >
    >The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and having nothing
    left
    >to pay his retroactive taxes,it's home is confiscated by the
    Government and
    >handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony covered by NDTV.
    >
    >Arundhati Roy calls it ' A Triumph of Justice'.
    >
    >Lalu calls it 'Socialistic Justice '.
    >
    >CPM calls it the ' Revolutionary Resurgence of the Downtrodden '
    >
    >Koffi Annan invites the Grasshopper to address the UN General
    Assembly.
    >
    >
    >Many years later...
    >
    >The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi-billion dollar

    >company in Silicon Valley .
    >
    >100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation
    somewhere
    >in India ...
    >
    >As a result of loosing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the
    >Grasshoppers, India is still a developing country !!!
    >
    >
    >
     
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  2. Vysan

    Vysan Gold IL'ite

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    Hi,

    Good one.... I dont know how many will understand and appreciate... When things will change.......??????
     
  3. uma321

    uma321 Platinum IL'ite

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    Hey, its really good. This is what happening here.. lets hope this will change soon..
     
  4. sumiram

    sumiram New IL'ite

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    Wonderful thoughts and beautifully written!
     
  5. vidyasundar

    vidyasundar Bronze IL'ite

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    Excellent write up :hatsoff:clap:clap:clap

    bonkbonkbonkNDTV....... even if somewhere a cycle tyre tube bursts out of pressure or puncture it goes investigates whether it is planned or its a new version of a bomb and requests for banning of cycle tube manufacturing so that millions of life could be saved and make us wonder why the government is not paying attention on such a serious life threatening issue................:bang:bang:bang
     
  6. Ria2006

    Ria2006 Silver IL'ite

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    Very Nice one.. I was laughing all through out. But its so very true too. Guess I am an Ant too. But it correctly tells the tail of how we are killing our own talent anf forcing them to opt out.

    Vidya's comments made me laugh out loud too. So true.. Cycle tube analogy is hilarious..

    Nice one
    Ria
     
  7. Sumeru

    Sumeru New IL'ite

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    Very well said. We call ourselves a secular country and we are the ones who promote social discrimination. There should be no reservations based on caste or community. Reservations should be based purely only on economic status (i.e. Help the poor people to come to the forefront irrespective of which community, majority or minority,etc). Anything else is just a farce for votes. I dont' know when we will have leaders of that calibre who have the guts to bring in a revolution of that sort. :spin

    We cannot blame only the politicians, after all sometimes they only feed to the people what they want to be fed. Overall, a lot of rework on the thought process of our people is required to bring about this change.
     
  8. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    How true.
    very good article
    clearly show hard work is not aprreciated where one lives...
    What a pity...

    sriniketan
     
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    too gud.... hope everybdy reads it
     
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