Monday, December 22, 2008

Mumbai Terror attacks - Part 2

To address the topic of terrorism I am going to ask myself few questions and answer them as well:

Vpd: {laughs} this plan doesn’t seem feasible.
Me: Why not? Currently we have two slow poisons in India: over-excited, hopeless media trying to cover every rat and dog in the streets and small political goons desperate to make an impression on public. I will say Media should find out the most-corrupted politicians and political goons should beat them up (instead of beating poor non-localities). It can’t get any simpler than this.

Vpd: Interesting!
Me: The corruption has gone so deep that it is not going to be resolved by kicking politicians out of the power. Politicians end up making more illegal money when not in power as compared to when in power. Not being under the national radar helps them to churn out more illegal money. They want to be in power at least once in a lifetime so that they can boast for the rest of their lives. And my suggestion is to deprive them of their whole illusion. Let’s publicly beat and insult few corrupted ones and you will see the others straightening up pretty soon.

Vpd: Sir, your ideas and suggestions are pretty harsh and not diplomatic at all.
Me: I have realized that changes need to happen at the grass-root level. And diplomacy will never succeed at grass-root level, well at least not in India with the poor quotient of literacy. Strict actions are necessary to bring change in the system. Have you seen our current politicians and their education level? We should take some drastic steps to get country’s so-called leaders in line.

Vpd: What are your thoughts about our PM?
Me: He is a smart guy but not a good leader. As we all know he became PM by accident. I believe he is learning those leadership skills now but meanwhile the whole country will suffer.

Vpd: What do you think of our new home minister, Chidambaram?
Me: Another smart guy taking up a position where he doesn’t belong. This shows how India has a scarcity of good politicians and ruling party has to shuffle the cabinet profiles among the few chosen ones.

Vpd: What you think about most of the film industry being reluctant to comment on these attacks?
Me: This is the perfect example of my previous comment of media being overly-excited and hopeless. When did film stars become our defense experts or ambassadors? And why should Indian public care about film stars’ opinion anyways? Movie stars are entertainers and nothing more than that. Its time media realized that and helped improve our people’s outlook toward governance. Media should direct their energy questioning current and previous security advisors instead of trying to figure out why there were no prominent movie stars in Taj on night of the tragedy.

Vpd: Why did you decide to come off so late with your comments?
Me: I wanted to understand the whole situation before forming an opinion. Also I wanted to see what decisions government will take regarding the attacks. It seems they have disappointed people again, and you might be looking at a similar after-math of 1992 Mumbai bomb blasts: a panel will be appointed and the court case will go for almost 10-12 years or until people have forgotten about it. They will pat each other after the case is closed and people will have no choice but to be satisfied about the whole affair. Time has come for people to show that they will not tolerate any more incompetency and might revolt, if necessary.

Mumbai Terror attacks - Part 1

To address the topic of terrorism I am going to ask myself few questions and answer them as well:

Vpd: Thank you Sir for coming on our talk show. Let’s start with first Q&A: How do you feel about recent terrorist attacks on Mumbai?
Me: I condemn the attacks. This is all what politicians currently say, isn’t it? No matter where and who you are, all you need to say is ‘condemn’ and it will make things right. Condemn basically means “I didn’t like what happened but I am not going to do anything about it”.

Vpd: I sense anger in you for politicians?
Me: Well of course, come to think of it, if I can get this angry by staying in US how people in India and especially in Mumbai might be feeling about it right now?

Vpd: But why politicians?
Me: Because we pay them for keeping our country secure and most of them don’t seem to have an idea of what they are doing. First of all, Chief Minister of Maharashtra created an embarrassing situation by showing his reluctance to resign from his post. Instead of addressing the issue he started attacking opposition by digging out the examples of when they didn’t resign for terrorist attacks during their power. To make the pain worse, he showed up with his actor son and his director friend for an official visit to all terrorized places. This just shows how serious he is about the whole situation.

Vpd: Sir, you should understand that for every terrorized attack, Indian police and politicians are responsible for stopping other 10 attacks from happening. But people don’t seem to appreciate that, do you think this anger is justified?
Me: Yes, it is justified because we don’t seem to take failed terror attempts seriously. Every failed terror attempt should be taken as seriously as an actual successful terror attack. The very idea of some groups trying to kill people from your country should alert the government, instead it takes 20-25 failed attempts and 6-8 successful terror attacks to get government’s attention. This is very very sad.

Vpd: Good point, what do you think we should do?
Me: Let me start with what people usually do. Most of the religious and spiritual people end up conversing about existence of GOD in today’s difficult times. And few activists will mourn for the dead by lighting candles and rally for their cause for few months before they find a new one. These activists sometimes will even go a step further asking all citizens to be responsible citizens and improve their civic habits. Their favorite lines are “what have you done for your country lately”, “Why blame others instead blame yourself”.
My stand is why people should feel guilty and depressed every time a terror attack takes place. Don’t we appoint politicians for this work? I would like to see people beating up few corrupted politicians on the streets for a start. This should alert the political parties and scare them off with the possibility of another revolution.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

What's ma writing style?

Following the footsteps of my fellow bloggers, I entered my blogsite name on Typealyzer and here is what it has to say about me:

"ESTP - The Doers

The active and play-ful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.

The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time."

Couple of things that one would notice:

1) Results are consistent i.e it will give the same result for the same blogsite if entered multiple times.
2) It is impressively fast which makes me wonder whether popular blog sites (e.g. blospot)are being pre-screened
3) Their note at the beginning that says "writing style on a blog may have little or nothing to do with a person´s self-percieved personality".

Whatever was it worth, the results made me happy :-)!!!