Nepotism ruling supreme in the private sector and the public sector riddled with anti-reservation policies for the meritorious. Being qualified for a livelihood seen as a disadvantage in the power struggles of the elite.
You grease palms all the way up to the hierarchical ladder, to simply qualify for an appointment with the top brass only to “sir/saheb” the barely qualified moron who makes you dance to his freaking tune and worst of all, you dance with zest.
Lamenting the loss of an Indian wicket to an obscure Zimbawean bowler in the overhyped World Cup when contemporaneously, a brave jawan is fighting for *your* life amidst biting Kargil wind chills gets a perfunctory mention as the third story on the day’s news.
The national arterial highways riddled with deep depressions “fondly” referred to as potholes make the moon’s surface appear as smooth as silk. The condition repeating year after year, not eliciting protests from an apathetic citizenry that seems to have forgotten the term accountability.
Wads of currency enmeshed in the politico machinery that churns out inept idiots to rule the worlds’ largest democracy – a fact only made possible by the large masses of people who have forgotten the concept of democracy and often brutally reminded every 5 years (supposedly).
Political elites refusing to acknowledge the annual Australian-population addition phenomenon as the omnipresent obstacle in the rapid development of the economy and governing nightmarish future of a rising populace.
A blackened parallel economy that would put to shame most of the developing economies in the third world and striving to emulate the surging economies of the east, only resulting in aggravating the motives
Cultural policing and moral dictatorship of a crazed incestuous geriatric king-maker in the most cosmopolitian city of the sub-continent and tolerance of his antics, elevating him to almost demi-god status.
…and a student (and an integral part of the infamous brain drain) sitting almost 8,000 miles away ranting about the almost-hopeless scenario back home, wishing to ameliorate at least one of the above-mentioned obvious yet overlooked scenarios…encountering sporadic events of reform that keep his hope alive and kicking.
Are we truly free??? Happy Independence Day.