Thursday, April 10, 2014

Baby Musa Khan Post

Baby Musa Khan produced in Court,
 Image Courtesy, www.nytimes.com
Few days ago, I heard a news, a crazy news so to say that pierced my heart like a needle. For once I could't believe  my eyes, ears and other senses when Pakistani authorities charged nine months old baby for an attempted murder. I am horrified. A baby who is barely able to hold his milk bottle is charged for an attempted murder in stoning attack! I find his hands even tiny to hold a pebble. This could possibly be the height of craziness a rational human society can exhibit. Allah save baby Musa Khan and my deep prayers for him and his tormented family.

And in Bhutan too, some interesting events are unfolding. Few women chauvinist are asking for political quota for the reasons best known for themselves. Someone said "Women's quota is not about discrimination. It's about removing discrimination" But to begin with, where is the discrimination that is to be removed? I think giving quota in it self is a discrimination. Its an act of belittling our women. At the moment I don't think women in Bhutan have reached this pathetic situation. (of asking, debating and fighting for quota). Rather than rising to a prominence through undue and discriminatory quota, women in Bhutan should rise by discovering their true intellectual and political potentialities, and show to the world, the way women rise in Bhutan.

Else where in India, the biggest democracy is in action. Millions of voters are exercising their franchise. Indians are voting and strangely many Bhutanese are getting nervous. Should the Congress lose, they feel it would be a catastrophe for Bhutan. I don't know about that but for a change I would want to see BJP win this election. I also don't know whether Modi is dictator or an orator, but in my two years in Gujarat, I had the privilege of seeing the speed at which a drought ridden Gujarat is progressing.

Here is another thing that I noted about Indian election 2014. A country that got fragmented solely on the religious ground is now starting to realize the importance of keeping religion away from the politics. Good or not, lets keep this topic for scholars. Rest, everything looks similar to the election process we had here few months ago. Politicians are promising power to people when the latter is just asking for better roads and cleaner water to drink. In a classic case of  mudslinging, they are calling Chethey (bald head) and Kuchu (other bald head) to each other. 

  

2 comments:

  1. Enjoyed the content of the post as usual but had a hard time reading it since you changed the font color to red and more over the fonts are bit smaller. M i complaining too much? please do understand i have a poor vision . lol

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  2. Agreed,,,,the font is not that compatible with the background

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