New Member: sandra sequeira, UK | Join Now! |

Apr 25, 2019

We, the People of India

Print this article  
By Fr Cedric Prakash sj [ Published Date: January 26, 2015 ]

"We, the People of India” we again proudly say
On this our country’s sixty-sixth Republic day
We extol the values of our great Constitution
Glad that we have slowly   matured as a nation
We say Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity

Are the four pillars of the largest Democracy
There is   indeed so much to boast in theory;
In practice dare we look at the painful reality?
The truth is that there is anything but Democracy
The   totally one-man show is sheer autocracy

The few powerful rich loot and plunder at will
At their beck and call is a paid media most shrill
A shady nuclear deal is bought, signed and sealed
What will later happen to Indians is not revealed

The poor do lament and in pain they whine
While the guys up there say “all is fine”
The bogey of conversion is part of the game
After all minority-bashing is also their name

As lip –service continues to ideals most high
We wonder whether one needs to laugh or to cry?
“Cry loudly” we say today with depth and in solidarity
Our Constitution to preserve and protect for posterity!

(About author: Fr Cedric Prakash SJ is the Director of PRASHANT, the Ahmedabad-based Jesuit Centre for Human Rights, Justice and Peace)

 Comment on this article
Name: Country:
Security code: Security code   Reload Image
Enter code:   (shown above)
James Fernandes, USA :
Yes, Drona, Truth can tilt the balance. Truth hurts. Nay even gets crucified.
Hope I am not shooting without aiming. You are A sport!
Yes, grapes are not sour to those without taste buds.
Drona, India :
James has lost his balance in his responses. I choose to ignore his low level comments.
James Fernandes, USA :
One more news for you may be. Some even opted to give up their fore...., just for a higher cause, survival. I knew such a family who spoke Konkani far better than any Konkni or Konkna. Jai Hind. Alleluia.
James Fernandes, USA :
I said earlier that the bamuns who were denied entry into their own homes because they drank water from the wells of Firangi took up Christianity as a shrewd way to survive. When the river bed was drying and the region was turning into desert my vegetarian ancestors started ingesting fish from the dying river. Survival my friend. Are you rectifying the error by promoting Ghar Wapsi? It's was not easy to accept earth is revolving around the sun. Young man, if you were to write a book, you would have fed some unwanted children by now. It's not too late. Samaj gaya?
Drona, India :
Ghar Wapsi means "Come Home


Or return to senses for some sour grape population?
James Fernandes, USA :
Hi Mr. Drona: Ghar Wapsi means "Come Home! You lost or wandering sheep!
'Come home' it's supper time.
'NRIs come home' and help us with your acquired talents.
'Catholics come home', Don't join other denominations.
'Mangaloreans come home' No one to work in rice fields, or to pluck coconuts. Or help us build mechanized tools to take care of our ancestral property, and poverty, if any!
James Fernandes, USA :
I don't think you have tasted Farangipet wine! Have you?
Drona, India :
Grapes are indeed sour for some in our country. Try making some Farangipet wine.
Total Comments: 8   Showing: 1-8

Privacy  |  Terms and Conditions  |  Tell your Friend  |  Contact Us  |  Join Us  |  Home    
Site designed and maintained by Mangalore Media Company