Mainstream, VOL LIV No 48 New Delhi November 19, 2016
Architect of India
Monday 21 November 2016
Dark tides roll around leaping forth gleefully
to throw mud and slush
at the towering Architect of India.
The mud-slingers are there everywhere—in the press, media, social sites,
howling foul about Nehruvian mistakes.
Let them proclaim then, that Five Year plans were unpardonable mistakes. Oil refineries, steel plants,
Space programmes were errors. AIR, IDPL, HAL, LIC, Railways, Barouni and Chittaranjan
were blunders of the top order!
Decades of tireless re-building
created a modern India to compete with world powers
which the dark tides are now leaping up to wreck.
The rats have now emerged from their smelly holes
after yugas of infernal wait
to nibble at the cake
that contains the heart’s blood
of the Architect of India and the country’s
toiling, admiring populace.