The place is my Nation Dude?

By Parthajeet Sarma

“I’ll complain to Kejriwal”, the humorous man of Indian cinema, Johny Lever hollered as he was being forcefully locked into a toilet!

This was a scene from the Hindi movie, Khiladi 786, that I went to observe with my daughter over the weekend. The character that Johny Lever was enjoying was being illegally detained by some anti social components. Arvind Kejriwal has as we speak emerged because the voice of the widespread man towards corruption and public ailing being dedicated by these in energy. During the last one yr, he has emerged because the ‘top-of-the-mind’ recall issue on the topic. Certified as an engineer from IIT, Kejriwal was an Indian Civil Companies officer, earlier than he made the combat towards corruption his mission in life, however the occupational hazards.

Mission in life? At my age as we speak, I usually assume; “What have I carried out in life?”. This query fuels me to do one thing higher (and hopefully much less traumatic) with the remainder of my life. I prefer to really feel that I’ve one other 30-40 years to attain this. The attraction of ‘years of come’ and the necessity to earn a mixture of peace and materialistic wants; doesn’t permit me to place ‘eroding corruption’ as one of many high three ‘should do’ objects.


Now, what Arvind Kejriwal is voicing as we speak, is basically the voice of the widespread man; wealthy and poor. Is not everybody fed up of corruption? It is simply that the widespread man on the road doesn’t have the need, energy, braveness, time, cash, charisma, focus or bandwidth to lift his voice towards corruption. If somebody rises to the event and does increase his voice, everybody rallies behind him and are prepared to face by him. Until the voice of the widespread man is loud, nobody hears it. In India, from the time of Gandhi, such ‘loudness’ comes from typical Indian symbolic gestures like protest marches, starvation strikes, public features, and so forth. It was the Congress which began such practices in India and had been profitable in evicting the British rulers from India. Crew Arvind Kejriwal has solely chosen the time examined and simplest manner of letting the widespread man’s voice be heard. Is there another manner?

By way of arrests of Crew Kejriwal members and different ways, the ruling occasion in India make makes an attempt to silence the widespread man’s voice. A typical man’s voice for a trigger, which everybody agrees, is for the good thing about the nation. The place does the widespread man go?


Though a lot is being debated concerning the efficacy of the opposite huge democracy USA, one should ask some questions concerning the sense of freedom one enjoys within the USA vis-à-vis India. After I stroll by the streets of Mumbai at 1 am, I be at liberty. After I stroll by the streets of Manhattan at 1 am, I don’t really feel half as free. Even should you substitute me with a neighborhood in Manhattan, it’s fairly doable that the Mumbai man will come off feeling ‘free-ER’ than his Manhattan counterpart. That is one sort of freedom.

To grasp the opposite kind of freedom, one should learn up on American author and film-maker Michael Moore. Caucasian Michael has written books like “Silly White Males” and “Dude – The place’s my nation?.”He has made movies like “Capitalism-A love story”, “Sicko”, “Fahrenheit 9/11” and others. In all his books and flicks, he has all the time rallied for and uncovered one authorities fault or the opposite. He overtly questions problems with nationwide significance, whereas exposing individuals, company organizations and governments; as we speak he’s a feared man with authorities officers and CEOs of corrupt firms. Though his books and movies are usually not simply obtainable, he’s relentless in his efforts to rid the American society of its many ills. Though there was large strain on him from a number of quarters to decelerate, he continues in his combat. And he’s alive. Can we anticipate this sort of freedom in India? Can any of our Indian film-makers dare to take the Michael Moore path? what occurs to the whistle-blower in India. what occurs to “Tehelka’ in India.


Can India’s widespread man stroll and speak freely with out the worry of getting castigated? Will that occur someday quickly? Solely when that occurs, can we really name India a free nation and have fun Independence Day with fervor. Our forefathers have given their blood and sweat to present India independence….allow us to earn our freedom now. Give the widespread man his voice again! Give my nation again….that is actually not what my grandfather fought for. The place is my nation dude?

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