Editorial

The last few months have seen the most drastic situation that the country has ever faced regarding the question of corruption. Corruption has always been a part of the society; in fact an integral part of the Indian society. The only difference between the past and the present scenario is that never before had the issue come into so much focus and never before had it been a sole topic of discussion among every single person we meet. Be it an Anna Hazare or a Baba Ramdev, or how effective their fight against corruption may be, this burning issue has become a topic of debate among all. Everybody is trying to figure out whether the right thing is taking place and whether this movement will be successful or not. Thousands of people have come out in support of them while many are questioning whether the spirit behind these fasts is genuine or not.

An important fact to be remembered while analyzing the whole situation would be to realize and understand that when Gandhi Ji had taken up the same path in order to protest against the authorities during the struggle for Indian Independence, he had achieved the desired results; but there is vast difference between the India of 64 years ago and that of today. Having said that, let us also keep our hopes alive that more and more people will emerge who will put up a brave fight against the cancer of corruption that has engulfed the nation and some day in the near future we Indians will definitely find a cure for it.

We heavily grieve at the loss of a legend M.F Hussain, who passed away on the 9th of June at the age of 95 in London. We grieve with even heavier hearts because of the fact that the Picasso of India did not breathe his last as an Indian but as a citizen of Qatar. Aideu! R.I.P

 

-Tinam Borah.

 

 

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3 Comments

3 Comments
  1. I beg to differ on your view that showing a special concern for your ‘region’ , your ‘family’ undermines your nationalistic leanings. Man has been programmed to be possessive by nature , hence the feeling of my family, my state and also my “country”. I don’t see any wrong if a person has special concern or loyalty for his roots or to the place where he has spent his growing years or the culture to which he is familiar too.Problem doesn’t arise when one says “I love my region or family”, the problem occurs when one says, “I love my region but your region sucks and I don’t give a damn if the quake takes you all.” I think tolerance is the key and as long as one is tolerant to other community , region and promote the love for one’s region/culture without being unfair to any one, there shouldn’t be any such thing that might compromise the feeling of unity among Indians. It’s like saying- Your kid is great , and your family is marvelous but I am sure you will understand me loving my family more than anyone. – to your neighbour,but that doesn’t any way change your amicable feelings towards each other.
    As for the second point of inducing the change in oneself, full points to you. I agree with you in toto.
    And a very warm welcome to you from Fried Eye. 🙂

  2. It has been a trademark of the Indian society to ‘wait’ for leaders to emerge and lead. We lack a feeling of national unity. Hardly do we care for the country the same way we care for ‘our’ region, ‘our’ culture or ‘our’ family. The country gets lost somehere in between. Why blame the government or the system when its the same government we elected and the same system that we collectively constitute? How can the system change all by itself while we are busy taking care of our own narrow needs? Its encouraging to see the people finally becoming aware of their rights, but what about the duties? As Gandhiji said,”Be the change that you want to be”, its really time that we induce the change in ourselves. The country or the system will, by default, follow suit.

  3. Great job Tinam. keep up the good work. 🙂

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