Mainstream, VOL LIII No 29 New Delhi July 11, 2015
Saturday 11 July 2015, by
That you can smile and smilw and be a villain (Hamlet)People die all the time; it isThe way of all flesh.So what does it matter how theyDied, or continue to die.Such silly things cannot possiblyOccupy the attention of the highestIn the government, not to speakOf the routine little corruptionsThat may have informed someMurderous intent. What is ofGreater danger to the countryIs the sad fact that the mediaShould suddenly become soVociferous a participant inAn oppositional conspiracy toDistract the great leader fromHis imperial determination toWin over nation after nation.After all, the Indians who matterLive abroad; the bulk of what weHave at home is inconsequential sod.You say Vyapam has a scaleWhich boggles the mind; well, weAre flattered indeed; it onlyMeans we can beat the CongressAt their own kind. You say pleaseResign if you are a true Ram Bhakt,Since Lord Ram did to Sita whatHe did at a hint from mereWasherman; well, that was then;This here is Kalyug, and who is toSay were the Lord among us today,He may not have thought that oneOver again in deference to goodGovernance. What ignorant foolsDo not know is that Scriptures,Which are for eve, nonethelessMean different things be youIn or out of power. Thus, RajDharam allows no easy copoutFrom the responsibility to shieldFrom the fakeries of the lawThose who so vast an enterpriseHave brought about. WeWill stay the course till all thePerpetrators disappear, leavingUs and our realm in the clear.
Athens Again, 2015
Athens, from your ancient loinsYou engendered Europe.Mussolini and the Reich dismantledYour doing, letting Uncle SamTo gobble her up.The dollar became her enchanter,Instead of Rus and the Red ArmyWho shed most of the blood.But now Socrates and PericlesAre back, setting the polis freeTo answer exploitive centralismWith good old democracy.Whatever be the consequenceFor now, Athens, know that youHave struck a historic blowFor life-infusing resistance.However the oppressor mayPull the monetary string, youHave brought the little peopleBack into the reckoning.