Monday, February 20, 2006

நிதிஷ் குமார் மோசமான சீரியல்களுக்கு இடையில் நல்ல ஜோக்


நிதிஷ் குமார் மோசமான சீரியல்களுக்கு இடையில் நல்ல ஜோக் என்று ஹிந்து பத்திரிகையில் ஞாயிறன்று வெளியான ஓபன் பேஜ் பகுதியில் பீகாரில் பிறந்து தற்போது சென்னையில் பணியாற்றி வரும் ஐஐடி பேராசிரியர் ஒருவர் தனது மாநிலம் குறித்து கூறியுள்ளார். நிதிஷ் குமார் மட்டுமல்ல யார் முதல்வராக வந்தாலும் பீகாரின் நிலையை மாற்றுவது எளிதான காரியமில்லை என்று கூறியுள்ளார். இது அவரது தாய் மாநில பற்றால் விளைந்த கோபமா? அல்லது பொதுவான சால்ஜாப்பு அவநம்பிக்கையா? என்பதற்கு சில ஆண்டுகள் கழித்து பீகாரின் நிலையை கணித்த பிறகு தான் பதில் சொல்ல முடியும்.
Bihar won't change...
SHREESH CHAUDHARY
Nitish Kumar at best might be a good joke between bad serials
A LOT of people feel that now that we have got rid of Lalu, suddenly everything is going to be all right with Bihar. I say no Nitish or any other Kumar can change Bihar. I may sound cynical, but I have the following reasons to say that Bihar will not change until in Bihar:
* Everyone goes to work at nine and stays there at least until five without grinding and spitting tobacco in the office through the day;
* Everyone helps everyone without worrying about the other person's caste or cash;
* Everyone stops stealing electricity, reports against those still doing so, and pays his bills on time and demands better power supply, in that order;
* Everyone stops playing cards in the day time;
* Everyone is ready to confront crime, regardless of place, time and consequences;
* All railway passengers there pay full fare and buy tickets rather than pay three fourths and travel without ticket;
* All bus passengers demand and obtain a ticket before they pay the fare;
* Doctors first go to the hospital before going to their own private clinic;
* Schoolteachers insist they would much rather teach in the class than close the school for cattle census;
* All teachers stop private tuition and go to class, library and laboratory more enthusiastically than they go for tabulation of examination marks;
* All teachers award marks only after reading the script, rather than on the weight of recommendation behind it;
* All workers contribute national level work before they demand national level pay and perks;
* There is a social boycott of those who have more than their known sources of income;
* All there invest in their daughter's education more than they invest in her dowry and feast on her wedding day;
* Everyone leaves a square foot of space between the road and their house for the drainage rather than encroach it and place another brick upon it;
* Everyone treats a bank loan as capital for investment rather than not to be returned charity for fun;
* All upon retirement return to their villages and reduce the difficulties of life there through their presence and participation, rather than remain stuck in their dark and damp and uncomfortable flats in rurban areas Bihar so abounds in; and, finally,
* Until at least its elite travel the class for which they claim travel allowance.
The quality of people
The difference between any two States is not so much because the Chief Minister of one is a lot better than that of the other; it is because people in one have initiative and enterprise, and those in the other don't; people in one have some sense of shame and pride, in the other don't.
Because all those things I listed above are not going to happen in the foreseeable future I am sure Bihar is not going to change for the next few decades at least. Nitish Kumar at the best might be a good joke between bad serials. Call it cynical if you will!
(The writer, Professor, IIT Madras, is a native of and frequent visitor to Bihar)

2 comments:

தமிழ் குழந்தை said...

அன்பரே,

உங்கள் கருத்துக்கள் மிகவும் அருமையாகவுள்ளது. தமிழ் தகவல் தொழில் நுட்பத்தில் வலைதளம் மூலமாக பல அரிய தகவல்கலளை தந்து எங்களை உற்சாகத்தில் ஆழ்த்திகொண்டிருக்கின்றீர்கள். மிகவும் நன்றி!
தமிழ் குழந்தை,தமிழ் சிறுவன், தமிழ் சமையல்ருசி ,ஆன்மிகம் ,தமிழ் பொதுஅறிவு

அன்புடன்,
தமிழ் குழந்தை

மாரி said...

உங்களின் உற்சாகமூட்டும் வார்த்தைகளுக்கு நன்றி தமிழ்க்குழந்தை.