When I vey young, a circus was a very common outing for the family. ( I feel so old now since circuses are almost extinct)
From time to time, elephants did a march past on two legs and there was a motorcycle stunt in what was referred to as a the wheel of death.
This over a time got mundane, so a new type of show was created called the 3 ringed circus.(click here to know more)
Here in one ring the elephants marched while in another the ringmaster tamed the lions and in the third the trapeze artists made people hold their breaths.
Sounds familiar ?
Arent we seeing a three ring circus all around us every day in these elections ?
One of my office boys is going to his home town to vote in a few days, and I asked him what are his views.
Being from a village, he still knows the concept of circuses so his words were “ek dum circus chal raha hai”. (Theres a complete circus going on)
So I asked him further who would he vote for. The answer he gave is very enlightening in that it shows whats passing through the mind of a common man.
1) He said that in his village there was a single wide segment who would vote only for the candidate who was from their caste viz the Congress and its allies.
2) The others in his village he said would vote for the BJP, I asked him why he would vote for the BJP, and his answer was “unko bhi ek chance deke dekh lete hai” (lets give them a chance and see)
3) So I finally got to the third ringmaster, and I asked him what about the AAP. His answer was as shocking as it was hilarious. He said they couldn’t even govern for 49 days what they will govern the country ( this unfortunately in my opinion is an albatross Kejriwal will carry to the end of his political career)
After that he said “aaj kal wo jahan jaata hai, log use thappad mate hain” (Nowadays where ever he goes , people slap him).
This unfortunately is the power of suggestion, this unfortunately is where the media power comes in. Kaho to ganga maata, kaho to behta paani ( You can consider the free flowing water as just that, but if you have faith it’s the holy ganges)
Lets wait my friends , the clowns are out in full force. The clothes and caps are in all colours and shapes and sizes. Very soon, we will know which ringmaster got the most attention from the visitors.
Saati haath badana
One person who has made me laugh the loudest during this whole election is of course the clown with the largest red nose which makes a “boink” sound whenever someone presses it
Let us see the the pic which is sort of self explanatory. I got it with the quote credited to Subramanium Swamy but I’m not sure if he really said that or if its an internet myth. What is obvious is that our future PM needs the help of 3 people his mother, his sister and his brother in law whispering in his ear to just fill a normal election form.
Wah re India. We lost one Queen’s dynasty in 1947 to just get another one in her place.
(Anyone familiar with Prince Charles crazy antics will know where the similarities lie)
One thing which strikes me as very funny is the repeated use of the words “we need a change” by the 43 year old “youth leader”
The last laugh of course is Mr Youth Leader, repeated mantra of we need a change. Please explain, a change from WHAT ?
From your party’s govt, from your mothers leadership, from the scam after scam in the last 10 years or something else you people have messed up.