Bapu's Bharat battered barbarically!
Mahatma Gandhi, aka Bapu, was the major force behind the outster of British from India and achieving freedom. Bapu had but one vision, to make India stand up on its own feet and to unite Indians through virtues of brotherhood, tolerance, love and non-violence. He worked tirelessly throughout his life to make our nation so. The country looked upon him as a father figure, someone who can take them away from misery and wrongdoings to the path of righteousness.
Many people blame Bapu for creating Pakistan and hold him responsible for the bloodshed that occured during the unfortunate partition. However, it wasnt Bapu who wanted an independent Pakistan. He was always against tearing up the nation into two parts. It was Jinnah, brainwashed by the East India Company, who wanted power solely for the Muslims. When all efforts failed to coax Jinnah, Bapu resigned to his wish and isolated himself. Bapu saved our country from external forces, but he didnt foresee the dangers that lay in a fickle-minded democracy. Bapu's efforts to unite India were shortlived, not due to his faulty vision, but due to the short-sightedness of those lusting for power.
Today, I m glad Bapu isnt around anymore. It would have caused him immense agony to witness the India of today. Its really amazing to hear that India is touted to be the next super-power. On one hand, there are the metropolitans of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad etc. A shining example of the rising economic growth. On the other hand, there are caste-based politics, money-laundering politicians, frustrated defence personnel, overworked police force, corrupt bureaucrats and indifferent citizens.
One just wants to get their job done, no matter what the way may be. People still look upon girls as an object of desire. The soldiers get a cold shoulder(literally and figuratively) in the country they had sworn to protect. Students are more concerned about fat pay-packages rather than actually learning something. Employers ask for undue favours in return for jobs, both to males and females. Mumbai, India's commercial capital, is notorious for housing the three largest slums in the face of Asia. the list can go on and on and on and on....
Bapu's ideals are no longer relevant today. People have zero self-respect. They are willing to fall to every depth in order to fill their coffers. They have no shame or sorrow while doing a bad deed or watching it happen to anyone else. Street fights are a regular source of entertainment to those in the vicinity. India is the so-called largest democracy in the world. Yet, Hindu-Muslim riots, train blasts, honour killings, dowry deaths, rape of minors, political scams, harassment of tourists, mockery of justice and the judiciary, MMS scandals are the headlines in daily news. What is the solution to all these problems?
The only solution as I see fit is a new regime. A constitution that combines democracy with autocracy. A structure which has one sole leader at the top, whose word is the rule of the country. However, the said person will be chosen by the people through popular vote. This is autocracy with democratic roots. No one can contradict his/her word. Today, people have no sense of apprehension because there is no one to whom they are answerable. This structure will prevent that. There will be quick sanction punishments towards violators and the intelligence wing will have unrestricted access to all files of the nation. There will be no nexus between the mafia and the industry once the entrepreneurs are assured of a safe and secure life. The industry will be controlled partly by the government like its being done now. Defence forces will have their chiefs reporting directly to the said leader. This appears to be a healthy way of governing a country like India, where people love to hate...