What a waste!
While we spend reams of paper and decibels of sound-bytes (sometimes validly)
on many problems, ranging from the how bad the drought is to how small
Parthiv Patel looks, they often get lost the next day; newer interests engulf
the media minds. But sometimes outrageous things don't receive even half the
attention that Kareena Kapoor's belly-button gets, and it is time, once again,
to rail at the news-hounds.
The Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die yesterday, days before the
scheduled close. Nine crores were spent, not a single law passed. Which means,
our legislators came, exercised their vocal skills and improved their
vocabulary, ate, stayed in MP hostels or guest houses at public expense, and
were left a few days off before, and, this being the crux, did *NOT* produce
anything to show for this "effort". If you or I were to lounge about at work,
throw a tantrum because we didn't like the face of the guy who was proposing something,
demanded days off just for behaving badly at work (because so did everyone else at
work) and after all this, didn't do what we were paid to, bet you our bottoms
would hurt: because we'd have got a good kick on it, and b'cos we'd have
landed pretty hard on it when being hauled out by our collars.
And no outrage. B'cos we're getting used to it. Atleast we're spared from live
telecast of a poor cousin of WWE wrestling.
Sine die ? Yes, Signs of Death indeed.