2009. Didn't they make a movie called 2010? With flying cars and cyborgs in aamchi Mumbai? Sometimes film makers have been claimed as visionaries. I guess in this case it was myopic. Mumbai is missing a few bricks after terror attacks. ( the movie of course was gunned down at the box office, which maybe should have been taken as a sign of things to come ). It's not just our film makers that lack foresightedness but our politicians, our intelligence dept and also our average Indian "raja beta".
I think it's the glare. It's the blinding glare that has taken away our power to see in to the future. The bright white stunning glare emanating from "India shining". It's so stunningly bright that in the coming year there will be a surge in the sale of sun glasses and the recession be damned.
Dawood. That man has glasses. Nice burgundy tinted ones. He can see clearly in to the future. He too saw flying cars in Mumbai. The kind where you strap on a kilo of c4 next to the engine and when you turn on the ignition, ka-boom! You're flying!!!
He can see through the posturing politicians, he can see through the posturing vociferous film maker ( he also funds their films ), he can even see through the stock market!! You don't see him handing out pink slips to his people do you?
The Indian intelligence knows where the terrorist training camps are in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (pok) but will not blow them up.The global intelligence knows the house and street address of the heads of terror outfits but simply can not arrest them.Benasir Bhutto was blown up a day after she came home, but Pakistan says it's a friendly neighbour.( And they still do not have a suspect.)Mayawati has just put the collective rural population of rai bareli back in the dark ages by derailing the rail factory project but is still in power.
Mamata bannerji threw her spanner at mr.Tata. He wrapped up his works in bengal and moved out with his nano. The villager for whom she did this good deed is left scratching his head and his balls and wondering where his next meal will come. Ms Banerji is well and doing good.The Tamil tigers blew PM Rajiv Gandhi to pieces but we have Tamil political supremos interfering on behalf of the Tamil tigers safety in Sri Lanka.
India is shining but the average " raja beta" does not have a place to sleep, food to eat, basic medical help or justice.
The economic pundits didn't see the crash coming, America was gobbling up world reserves along with their big macs. Jobs galore. IT companies were the place to be. Financial companies a close second. The world was shining out of it's asshole.
And then it got diaohrea.
The shit spewed out and hit the ac vent. All the way from New York to Hosur.
So why are admissions in management schools still coveted? Why do we listen to finance gurus? Why do we still have CEOs heading companies in gucci underwears? None of them saw the future. None of them can even see the present clearly.
We do not need jargon. We do not need abbreivated words. We don't need "paradigm shifts" , "restructuring" or "new skill sets". We do not need posturing politicians who can not wage a righteous war but will promte internal strife. We need to stop listening to speeches of false sense of pride. We need to stop patting our collective backs. We need to get those shades off and see that nothing, nothing at all is "shining".
Half the world is at war. Your boss will sack you even if it was he/ she who got the bottom line calculations wrong. There will be more terror attacks and this time you may loose soneone but the country will do nothing.
This ship is sinking and it's every man for himself.
Happy new year!!!