If work is worship, a bandh is praying to the Devil. One can never understand how stopping work contributes to the general welfare. This method of protest is a remnant of last century’s trade union militancy. It is coercive by nature, tramples on individual freedom, and forces a person to act against his own interests. No political party or leader can claim that a bandh is totally voluntary. If it was, such a party should have got a 100% of the vote share too. Will any of th
Rarely does one get a chance to make a fresh beginning. Even rarer it is for a whole family, say, six people, to get this chance. But for nearly ten crore people to get such a chance at the same time is like epic fiction. And to think that we Telugu people got this opportunity twice, sixty years apart, is beyond fiction. It touches the realm of ultimate truth. A truth which tells you that if you don’t learn from history, you are bound to repeat it. Truth is that it doesn’t
Some musings about what I love, and mostly, what I hate.