Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Bearded Baba under Dupatta
The anticorruption crusade begun by Anna Hazare seems to have been taken for a ride !
Suddenly a bare bodied bearded Baba Ramdev was hoisted on to the centre stage ( they say by The RSS/VHP/ BJP combine ) .
The Baba was crying against corruption with all the fervour he could muster out of his yogic stamina with occasional spurts of push ups on the stage and stomach churning muscular exhibitons watched by an adorning crowd in a massive pandal in the Ramlila grounds New Delhi
Remember the Government had given the needed permission for the tamasha .
Standing with him were turbanned sikhs( who handed him symbolic swords )and prayer capped bearded mullahs to show off his communal harmonoius coexistense
Sadhvis and sanyasis too were in the forefront
All well stage managed but a bit too dramatic when one compared all this show to the relatively sober and silent hunger strike by Anna Hazare and his band of brave .
The Baba was feted and feasted by the very congress that later in the day drove him and his followers to tears literally by letting loose tear gas shells into the pandal
The ministers including the mighty amongst them ,Pranab mukerjee jee the Bengali Babu who speaks English with a Calcuttan lisp drove along to meet the Baba as he alighted nimbly on his yogic toes from his own swanky jet !
The Baba is ,or is he the right man to speak of corruption ? !!!!
A millionare by many folds he is said to even own an island off Scotland and he keeps saying he wants all black money to come back to India !
Maybe he should make a good start .
I never knew yoga could do so much and to think of the five decades of my life wasted without even knowing it ! sad
And then the Baba fasted while the Government feted
initially the Government gave him promises and later the backfooted and turned on him
At midnight the Government acted tough
( congress party got back to its famed Emergency Mode after a long gap
Madam Sonia would be happy to realise it was not a big deal to get back to that mode ) and started to go after the Baba and his supporters with a venom .
The Baba did an yogic trick at first by disappearing and then reappearing as a churidar clad women !
no no not cross dressing .............all for corruption you see
He was just trying to put wool on the cops eyes which he did suceed for some time ultimately he succumbed as they discovered a bearded baba under the dupatta !
And they promptly packed him off to his ashram in Haryana to lick his wounds in yogic comfort .
and so ended the thandava of the baba for the time being
The only sad detail in this drama is the dampening of the real fighters of corruption .......Anna Hazare and his team
Be it the BJP or the congress or the communists the politicians want just a diversion from the dangerous Lok Pal bill which to them was fast becoming a reality and had to be blocked in time before it terrorises thier livelihood .
what better way than use Yoga for it and the Baba was a convinient maverick suited to the T for the purpose
Sad for India
Somehow the politician seems to always win in the end !
The only glad news these days is of M.A.Raja ,Kannimozhi ,Suresh Kalmadi and the merry gang of corruption inc ,cooling thier heels in Tihar jail with Maran waiting to join them in any moment
and the second one is that one more politician almost got hit by a shoe in a press conference .....wish it was not an almost
SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING .
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