India is changing, and the hitherto 'assured' lot are nervous as things are slipping out of their grips.
New Delhi: New Year's Day is a time for new beginnings and so a time to relax, introspect and hence, time to shed the bitterness of the year gone by! These are easier said than done.
Like life and media's fascination for Left-liberal, politics in India inspired 'sickularism' follows a predictable script. 2021 was the worst of its kind. Many such stakeholders were taking rejoice as patients died during COVID-19. Their sadistic pleasure was – Modi would be cornered.
Narendra Modi is the favourite punching bag of this lot, and just as the year drew close to an end, they discovered 'farmers' stir' Hungama melted in the heatwave of Indian politics. The fact of life is no 'hate wave' can survive beyond a point, and hence the good old lobbyists are back in games.
One funny demand is Sainthood for a Christian 'social activist' whom the law and order enforcing agencies kept behind bars for some 'anti-national' involvement. The bail is no judgement. And to die in custodial death does not wash off the 'sins' if one has committed. There are several such episodes, both in our country and overseas.
At the global stage, the world finds itself unable to resolve most of its pressing problems – terrorism to the Wuhan virus. RSS leader Indresh Kumar said: "Look at the audacity, China has even not offered an apology saying perhaps some mistakes led to the creation of Coronavirus".
Should the global New Year Resolution not focus on finding the 'real culprits' of COVID-19 or the Wuhan virus?
New Year Resolution in India should also focus on getting at the roots of those who conspired to discover a phrase called 'Hindu Terror'. Malegaon blast case probe and court proceedings now show the entire narrative was forced to change following a high-level conspiracy. Who'll now bell the cat? The same lobbyists tried to 'save' Pakistan after 26/11 when they said 'terrorism plus' had led to the gory episode wherein top cops were also killed. Mercifully, this campaign did not last long.
The country has several challenges, but it is hardly united in a singular purpose to resolve them.
Today, the hitherto 'assured' lot are nervous as things are slipping out of their grips. I am a resident of the Mayur Vihar area of East Delhi and know several young boys and girls from the 'poorer segments' and deprived castes and communities who are now coming up.
Fish-wallah's children are becoming engineers and doctors. A vegetable vendor's son is ambitious to join a medical course. A few housemaids' sons and daughters are pursuing education in all seriousness, throwing a challenge to their counterparts in so-called established and well-maintained societies.
One housemaid in the locality once handed over her 'monthly earning' to a housewife in East Delhi, saying these needed to be kept 'safe' as her alcoholic husband would otherwise finish them off.
Now that scenario is changing as most public sector banks handle a huge rush of these segments of customers and their Jan Dhan accounts in the first week of every month.
India is changing, and this is 'New India'. You do not need a special day for adopting 'Resolution'. You have to focus on delivery. This is what PM Narendra Modi has pledged in his New Year tweet on Jan 1, 2022. "May we keep scaling new heights of progress and prosperity, and work even harder…., says Modi."