05 June, 2014

Why Aam Aadmi Party Lost The Haystack?

The results of 2014 Lok Sabha Elections (LSE) would hurt the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers and supporters the most and what would even hurt them more is how AAP was ruthlessly rejected by the Indian voters. Even if it hurts, after every fall, first thing to do is find out the reason and hence the way forward for AAP is complete, total & ruthless 'INTROSPECTION'. There has been written a lot about the reasons of the defeat, but as a supporter, I needed to put down the reasons.
The emergence of AAP, heralded by an IIT graduate Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, after the Delhi Legislative Assembly Elections (DLAE) was like sun-rays breaking through the grim dark clouds that shrouded the Indian political scene. It was impressive to see AAP winning 28 out of 70 seats in the 2013 DLAE amounting to a vote share of 29.5% vote. A commendable performance by the new comer.

The long forgotten style of agitation - Dharnas and Civil Dis-obedience - were brought to the fore front by AAP. The agitation style took the other political parties by surprise and were jolted out of their apathy. A party still in its infancy forced everyone to sit up and take it's notice. The anti-incumbency/anti-corruption move were used as the needle to jab the corrupt Government. The revolutionary movement caught the fancy of common wo/men and as the public frenzy poured out on to the streets, it was reminiscent of pre-1947 movements. The raising of prickly issues got AAP the 28 seats in the 2013 DLAE and the time had come for them to take forward the people's struggle and keep finding more and more needles in the haystack.

27 May, 2014

NaMo NaMo...

"Namo - Namo - Namo - Namo"
Chants filling the Indian air
By the Indian youth to the senior Indian
Of this always developing India...

Finally comes an end to a dynasty
India tired of Gandhi reign
Hoping the new "Chai-Party" on the block
To re-arrange the haywire politics of the country...

"Guju" boy's charisma have swayed the voters
Orating skills have sold a dream
People have finally woken up
To a bold ruler instead of a silent spectator...

"Abki Bar Modi Sarkar"
Was the hope for a better future
Wish granted by a change
"Ab Modi Sarkar Bar Bar"...

                                    -Ishaan Sheth 


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30 April, 2014

What Is Life And Death...?

Life is filled with emotions,
Death is a full stop to life.

Life and death keep on fighting with each other.

Life is all about creating lasting memories and fading away shocking memories.
Death is all about killing memories and finally laying down.

Life creates fun and excitement
Eventually death sucks up everything.

Death is all about a down fall in your life,
Life is filled with nail-biting moments.

Death is like emotions blasting in your body.

Life and Death are like puppet strings not in our hands,
Everything is written from before.
Its destiny that always prevails.

This poem is written by my son Ishaan. This is his outlook on what life & death is...

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25 December, 2013

Meri Christmas - Teri Christmas or Christmas For All!

The Blessings of Peace - The Beauty of Hope
The Spirit of Love - The Comfort of Faith
 May these be your gifts this Christmas Season.

Millions of people around the world will celebrate Christmas today, a day to commemorate the birth of Jesus. It is a big cultural and religious day for Christians, but is being celebrated by an increasing numbers of non-Christians.

It has always made me wonder as to why a particular religious festival is also being celebrated more and more by people belonging to other religions. This trend is seen even during other festivals such as Diwali, Ramadan etc. Maybe a non-Hindu might not burst crackers in Diwali - as a non-Muslim might not fast during Ramadan, and similarly a non-Christian might not attend a mass, but each and every one will give gifts to their near and dear ones. 

28 June, 2013

RTI is a Pest...

'The Right To Information Act' or popularly known as RTI was passed by the parliament in 2005. This law was welcomed and hailed by all as it empowered the common man with an act that would increase transparency in the government functioning and hence it would play a significant role in reducing the corruption.

The government is worried as the empowerment tool given to the common man is being used against them, and now the RTI rather than being seen as a charmer is now being frowned upon as a PEST...