Even if I wish I don't have the courage to brave the outside cold to join the new year festivities of this Utopian nation.My thinking goes wild really wild.....
What makes us happy ? Most of my answers would be from a married male perspective.
Marriage as an institution which mellows you down a lot before you realize and I really don't regret the change.
We live in a society which never fails to makes us believe that we are the change which this world waited for. We the chosen ones are travelling in the path to materialistic salvation in this bus of globalization.We all live and dream in the perceived and leveraged world of social media day and night. We all are quite far from ground reality ever farther than the 'crowned prince' Rahul.
I genuinely appreciate as an ex-Ayn Rand fan, the philosophical and moral high grounds of capitalism that rewards only hard work. But as no system is ideal, capital always prefer to follow the super critical path of speculation leaving the hard workers mere spectators.
When something falls flat, speculators cover their faces with handkerchiefs that inscribe apologies to capitalistic ideology. Shame on you !!! You are like people who steal from begger's bowl(a literal translation of a malayalam saying )
When value addition to customers is just a side business to enhance the equity value of the stake holders then there is something inherently complex about business. When media tells us that Kingfisher airlines is at loss then it becomes our responsibility to justify what we read. Humanity in any system or rule of law is under the mercy of mathematics and imposed complexities.Whoever does the sums correctly benefits whether it is Tamilnadu or Kerala.We the common man is at the mercy of another fellow human being who is intellectually unequal and is capable of exploiting our ignorance.If we don't get betrayed then thank our stars or the Sunday school the other guy went. The importance of interpretations are always discounted while we fight whole heartily to justify an implemented 'individualistic' view point.
Why the non-globalized political setup of every other country is selling globalization as a silver bullet to all the problems of humanity ? For example,It has increased the daily wages of an unskilled laborer in Kerala to Rs 350 per day. But it has created havoc in migration, posing tremendous integration issues and exploitation and how are we going address them ? .Going back to the previous non productive system of 'Flags'? So do I belong to the elite apolitical anarchist crowd of Anna Hazare who believes corruption is root cause of all evil?. It is just the symptom of this rotten society.
I am not here to give answers that is exactly why we are doing an election exercise every five years.
Change is inevitable and managing change is government responsibility to its 'subjects'. I dare to use the feudalistic word 'subjects'. We trust our lives on our leaders and I hope they understand what leadership is. If they turn blind eye to the social problems of unstoppable apple-cart of globalization, the chances of it getting toppled is considerable. Not that people has got any better alternative but vested interests can turn their frustration on inequality to anarchy in no-time.
Leaders should make the people aware that inequality is legitimate and as a government its responsibility is to ensure equal opportunity and a level playing ground. If the 'ideal free market' is not the correct answer then make the necessary changes. If federal system can't answer pertinent question related to humanity then don't treat it as a holy-cow. When the era of holy-cows end humanity has a chance.
And if rulers don't regulate speculations development will be a game of chance and so will be happiness. A little discipline never hurts. United States of America is not the only example to blindly emulate even if it is the undisputed super power.Rulers of India please read history books along with the economics texts and it will help them to avoid the mistakes USA did in its course of development. Time is a teacher if you fail to take lessons from him the coming generations would not forgive you.....