Guys, i know some of you will bash me for this...........for coming up with something so obvious on a site thats supposed to be 'kind of' intellectual. But let me assure you, i tried to pull off many times before sitting down to write it.
About ten days ago, i had never heard of the group of people called gujjars(probably, not many of you had either) and now they are all over the news channels(OK, the news people are known for highlighting the bad things more than the good ones - imagine seeing kvpy fellows on the front page of the newspaper........and now imagine seeing mr.telgi there- lets not take this further), ya....i was talking about the gujjars, or probably in a much larger sense about reservations. The basic purpose behind the agitations, the nationwide protest is not to get them reservations, but to remove them from the OBC category and put them into the ST category, sounds funny to hear that a backward class could gather so much support to burn buses and block roads.
OK, now before this turns into a news report, i'll come to the point. Just as the whole scene about reservations in iit has kind of initiated this revolt by a small section of our society(not small, if we go by the areas they are trying to destroy), there is a possibility that with the politicians looking to fan the feelings of caste division, this idea may travel places and a lot more of the local leaders may come up with similar demands. But before i sign off, i must appreciate Mr.Arjun Singh for his efforts and look - they are paying off beautifully. It seems quite obvious now, what his motives and his vision for India is like, and unless something really dramatic happens(like a young powerful PM(waise, 50 is young by IST) or something) my heart feels a little sad that things are not looking very bright for our country.
I think the next time i post, it will surely be something more interesting and informative.....probably something on computer science.
note- not meant to hurt any sentiments, just wanted to say what i felt and any kind of criticism is always welcome