I searched for “Monsoon session of parliament” on Google. Just to see how far we are from the cremation of something even closely resembling to what can be called reasonable. It was almost ironical that when the first result I found there was this. The first two sentences are
IT HAS become a tedious practice for newspapers to describe the start of any Parliament session as being stormy. The description of the monsoon session, beginning today (July 21), will be no different.
This is the description for the year 2003. Now, I should indeed be “feeling lucky” that three years since then, the human kind has evolved. We won’t be as barbarous this time. It is highly likely that the first bill to be introduced would be the quota for OBCs in the institutes which were spared of it till now and it will get passed very peacefully. Unanimously!! Yeah, the beginning of the session would not be stormy at all. This whole band of lame politicians will succumb to the frustrated ambitions of one of their lot. And we’ll watch peacefully? May be not. We’ll protest, protest, protest, protest… And then vanish into obscurity or just stay on the pages of history, but without being able to make a difference…
The days of IITK suddenly become alive again. Looks like we got the exposure to real world in more ways than one. The exactly parallel behaviour of certain people in administration there is coming before my eyes. Only that the scope then was much smaller. While the problem we have now is parallel, the solution can not be parallel. The solution we came up with then is just not scalable. What then? I do not know if tomorrow will be a better day, if tomorrow my mind will work better towards a solution. But today is a day of frustration, a day of pure frustration, a day of helplessness, a day of feeling useless, a day of feeling betrayed, a day of bitterness all over, a day when I feel like treating those who want to be called backward (and their supporters too) as precisely that – backward – mentally backward – and not as an equal, when I wish I could just disown the society go away somewhere, to a place more reasonable!!
Today is a black day!