Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Hey Raam

Hey Raam !

I am losing the religious plot from a political and social perspective nowadays.

1) Hindus have started issuing fatwas. A religion that prides itself on being innovative, inclusive, flexible and laying claim to all good aspects of living right from Yoga to Ayurveda, has now resorted to copying tactics from other religions. As Vajpayee would have said “ Yeh koi acchi baat nahi hai”

2) Our Hindu leaders seem to be getting the old Indian cricketing team (not the T20) malaise of not firing on all cylinders during crunch situations.

VHP has become dharma focused rather than karma focused making wimpy statements like “The VHP's main concern was only to reinforce Hindu dharma and it had never indulged in personal attacks or supported inflammatory speeches”. Imagine the number of fatwas that would have been issued if someone had questioned the existence of certain prophets.

And what happened to the fiery Bajrang Dal? How are they so surprisingly silent on this issue? Atleast for the namesake they should sympathize with the monkeys who had been instrumental in building the setu.

3) Then we have the Dravidian dappers, who refuse to see Raam. Maybe the leader should take of his big black glasses for a change. Maybe he will see it then.

And it is strange that a person who has launched a TV channel of his own name, forgot that Ram(Arun Govil) and Sita ( Deepika) exist not only in our hearts but also were members of Parliament.

And even if we question his existence, how do we stop saying things like “Raam Raam” a standard greeting in many parts of India, “Hai Raam” a standard sigh in many parts of India and many other TV serials.

The problem is more fundamental and goes back to the Aryan-Dravidian theories. Now if the Aryan theory is a hoax created by overpaid European historians, then it proves that its antithesis (since every hero needs a villain) being Dravidian is a superfluous existence. So if your own existence is pure vapourware, then why try to undermine an existence so hardwired into the collective consciousness.

4) Now if all Gods to us are just idols then are Indian Idols also new Gods. And who judges Indian Idols? Not our CM for sure. So can Anu Malik and Javed Akhtar tell if Rama is a God. But again, Javed Akhtar cant be neutral because that means Sholay was a fluke, he cant be positive since the Muslims will issue a fatwa against him and if he is negative then Hindus will stop following Indian Idol.

Welcome to the new paradoxical world of our countries politics, ideology and social sizzle. Wait for more fun till the next elections.


At 2:27 AM, Blogger Bondy007 said...


At 6:03 AM, Blogger Shivaji said...

I think the question of Ram's existence was long settled through the song "Rama ho Rama"

At 9:58 PM, Blogger Bondy007 said...

I think the whole point is that there is no question regarding the existence of Lord Rama. Yet, the 'Lesser mortals' and the so called believers are on their eternal quest to prove it. Rama is no scientific theory to be validated! ....Phew..ignorance!


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