Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TERI maa ki...

After basking in sun and glory for long, Mr. Pachauri and his TERI, 'The Energy Research Institute', have come under rapid fire of frozen balls as 'brass monkey weather' prevails in entire Northern Hemisphere.

TERI's belief of global warming causing disappearance of ice on the 'mother' earth, which snowballed into a faith and a huge movement, has been whitewashed (momentarily) by the prolonged spell of snowfall this winter. To add to the cry, Mr Pachauri's conduct and lavish life style is not jelling to the group's preaching. True, It needs a Mahatma to lead a massive campaign of this order.

The worldwide criticism and rebuke that Mr. Pachauri is weathering is harsher than the winter itself as it is too early to rubbish the global warming funda and all that ho-halla at Copenhagen. Warming or no warming, the consumer base is expanding at an alarming rate and if we don't mend our ways, a day would come when 'survival of the fittest' will become order of the day. Sentimental words like love, charity, pity, benevolence etc will disappear from oxford dictionary. There will be just hate and fear n the law of the wild like we have in Haiti these days.

But for now, the 'Yes Brigade' is having a laugh and spewing heat on Pachauri and his $1200 suit, which is just too much for the poor delicate fabric to handle.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Unique Identification Authority of India

A techno buff is going to turn us all into numbers. A billion odd numbers on government roster will create further nuisance value in the system. Many of us will be employed to rig the geometry of bogus UIDs.

They say that Unique National IDs will help address the rigged state elections, widespread embezzlement that affects subsidies and poverty alleviation programs and at the same time it will check illegal immigration and terrorist threats.

But experience begs to differ on the claim. Increased mechanisation and computerisation in the past has not been able to stop criminals at the doorsteps of House of Common or legislative assemblies. In fact their number has been increasing despite of various rules and regulations coming into farce. All these politicians and brokers of power are dancing naked in the open air Hamam with their middle finger up in the air.

The reason is simple, there must be the will to curb corruption or misuse of power. In absolute absence of 'the soul will', no matter what system you build, will present a huge gateway (of India) to all those terrorists and criminals, whereas the man in Jharkhand or Orissa, as usual, will spend the entire life searching for mango kernel to sustain growth (after all we all grow up with time - technically). On the brighter side, this ground search will save him the misery of watching the middle finger abuse and ugly nakedness of humanity.

Looking up, UIDAI is just a wasteful exercise in the name of growth and cleansing of human civilization. In stead, a massive search operation to re-install the lost human conscience is required. Merely, tagging the soulless heads is a sham as the existing system itself.