Mera Bharat Mahaan? Ahhhaaaahaaaahaaahahaha……hhhhhhaaaahhahahahhh…*wipes tears from eyes*….hhhhhah…heh….what ever!
So many things running through my mind today.
First there is the general political situation, world over. India just finished another sham of a general election, where the next chosen sheep herders are going to be planted.
Incidentally, in case no one in India has noticed, there is, with a simple news scan, ample evidence to show that a lit flag here, a cow slaughtered there, a pig’s ear thrown in the wrong place, a missionary/conversion incident (there is a huge groundswell against this practise)…. and it will be easy as pie to split India up in moments.
Divisive politics and criminal elements in politics, the rise of regional hate parties, the splitting of Andhra Pradesh, the push against people from the north east in south india, Tamil Nadu’s eternal desire to rid itself of the tag of Indian-ness…..
An Indian middle class already tottering at the edge of debt-overload….
And the simple questions are not being asked.
Why does every fruit vendor within 10 kilo-meters of me, carry imported fruit? Almost exclusively. Like 90% of it.
All stickered and waxed, sitting in their boxes….probably machine picked and washed and waxed too…
Why is Dole selling bananas in India? India cannot grow it’s own bananas?
Or is someone killing off the Indian farmer?
So, do you love all the trans-shipped fruit you buy from shelves of air-conditioned stores, fresh off the cold-chain….anything you want, any time of the year? Can you believe that that is as good as giving you a slow poison pill? Fruit is seasonal for a reason.
The joke is really on us, you know that?
I always ask loudly at my stores (nicely but loudly), “yeh kahan se hai”? “where is this from”? And put it back when they say South Africa or America.
And we let all this produce in while Indian produce is locked out because it is infected?
Anyone running GMO checks on stuff coming from America? GMO land? Or do you trust that our un bribe-able customs inspectors are doing a stand-up job of inspections….
haaaahaaaahahahaaaaaaah…….aaaahhhaaahahahahahaaaaaaaa……hhhhhaaaha……….”wipes snot from nose*
sorry…..where was I?
Or do you blithely peel the skin and the little sticker (on EACH BANANA mind you and each pear and each apple) and chomp away? On a piece of fruit shipped 3,000 miles on a cold container ship for your pleasure.
Yes, but such a reality. If you stopped eating imported fruit, the shelves would be empty. The Indian farmer is toiling at construction sites in Bangalore and Mumbai and Gurgaon…or just killing himself.
Heard of the farmer suicides?
Yeah yeah, I’m sure you have. 10’s of thousands of farmers. Tens of thousands. Debt Suicide. Same banks you bank with have loan sharks roaming the countryside, giving farmers cheap loans to buy tractors they do not need….and at margin seeds etc. for an uncertain yield.
Tens of thousands….how is this for a statistic….
“More than 17,500 farmers a year killed themselves between 2002 and 2006, according to experts who have analyzed government statistics.“
Did ya get that dude? 17,500 PER YEAR. And these are government statistics. Can you imagine the reality?
Think, you vote with your wallet and your mouth first. The once every 5 years of democracy, which is nothing but rule by the mob, vote is based on one of the biggest lies ever disseminated, the lie of equality.
Look at poor people grovel before police and politics and judiciary and then bleat a little about equality. And how great it is that you voted.
So, have you heard about girls dis-appearing in madhya pradesh? Hmmmmmmm? Not paying much attention to the things that matter, are we now? Hmmmmm?
What of it you say….
- Only 10% of human trafficking in India is international, while almost 90% is interstate. Nearly 40,000 children are abducted every year of which 11000 remain untraced according to a report by the National Human Rights Commission of India.
Yeah, we love to traffic our won. We are good like that.
And those are official statistics too.
So many children disappearing into where? Child sex slavery? Where?
Why is this not on the Screamatorium that passes for NEWS in India 24X7 till sorted?
One would think this is far more important than the next chair grabber in Govern-Ment (yeah, decipher that one)…..
Know what is one of the fastest growing businesses in Bangalore?
Fertility clinics and assisted re-production centers.