Jan 13, 2008

Faux News - 13

Faux News - 13

3 comments:

Manish said...

Now Chaudhari Charan Singh's ghost too wants this award for himself!

Ramanand said...

Manish :-): Personally, having read about the Bharat Ratna and its awardees, I feel that it should be scrapped before any further damage is done. It has been used so pathetically to reward political affiliations, that the award has very little meaning. The likes of Bismillah Khan, M.S.Subbulakshmi, Lata M. etc. would remain Bharat Ratnas even without the award. Hardly the same can be said about some of the other recipients.

Manish said...

I too believe so. This ugly demand of my piece of cake is only going to worsen.

People will sulk - like they do for not getting (or getting it late) a Padma * award.

Controversies and favouritism will kill the significance - like they have done to Arjun-Dronacharya, and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards.

And lastly, I could never understand the reason for awarding Nelson Mandela this ward.