Don’t go too far, Let’s start with home.
[Timeless] In India it is very obvious to see sentiments clash. In a typical saas-bahu [mother-in-law daughter-in-law] relationship, an ideal bahu will carry all the sentimental burden of saas and husband must complement the sentiments. Here bahu is a minority figure and her virtue is counted in countless tears of self sacrifice and what not. Ohhh, she is quite well, “sanskari” and traditional. That’s how we treat sentiments.
Shit Sentiments. Horrible sentiments.
Any change in the status quo of perception for sentiments carrying activity is termed rebellious and ungrateful. This result in kids disobeying parents, and often suicide to compensate dowry etc. But we do not like to talk the ugly truth. Bahu was not cultured. Let’s move on.
Carrying the burden of sentiments is outcome of a weak subjugated mindset which fear freedom. Period. Indian society is plagued with a lot issues which they themselves do not want to identify. Instead these issues and vulnerability are used as a tool to steer power in political quarters. People remain happy and content to focus, discuss and act on superficial issues which keep society divided and their Gods celebrated. No matter what was the past, i support “THIS GUY”. He is my God.
 We got the black and white TV set in 90s when Ramayana serial was about to end. Excited.
There was curfew on street. In Love with Ram.
Not because of Ramayana serial on DD1 cause some communal tensions, but because it glued every citizen to the TV sets irrespective of religious association. I personally was a big admirer of the grace of Ram’s character. I used to dress myself like Ram and made many bows and arrows.
 Then Mr Advani and Vajpayee started the infamous “Rath Yatra” and subsequent Mumbai blasts and people were divided.
There was curfew again. Now this was to establish the communal lines. [otherwise people will be questioning development, scams, rights etc.]
I was in class 2. Terrified.
Terrified. This issue of Mandir-Masjid could have been solved peacefully over the times if there was no GREED for political power. Coming generation will not give a damn of what these KarSevaks did. These issues will die its natural death, only if politicians wanted, or had a vision. But they need Power. Greedy Shits.
 “We have kicked your Allah to Sky and Ram will rule in India”. Said Ravi. My classmate. His cunning smile and tone. I was puzzled but was speechless.
 I thought Ram symbolises grace, truth, justice and love. How come followers are like arrogant Ravanas.
 This changed the course of sentiments to millions of people to follow politics in India. Politics centred to Mandir-Masjid disputes.
[As Usual] This is how the seed of polarisation is planted to reap the political dividend in long terms. Then as usual the good and not-so-good faces were projected with a team of able team and BJP came in power. Politics as usual.
[1990-1992] Meanwhile Amir’s Papa Kehte Hain and Salman’s Kabootar ja ja ja were hitting every street and paan-corners. People’s discussion were not same. They have no choice but to become the pawn of political conspiracies. Politicians were successful in demonising a community against other community and rest was just a number game.
[Currently] Majority need an identity to reckon with. No matter if they are rapist, robbers, criminals or what not; If they represent my sentiments they are my Gods [by the way My Sentiment is National Interest and all others are anti-National]. Democracy’s biggest flaw is in numbers. Here heads count not mind.
The success of all the past political stunts has resulted in:
- Majority population believing in proxy dictator based rulings where majority culture symbolise national identity.
- Minority population being played victim card and be used as a fuel to ignite new political scenarios.
- In painting muslim identity as a global problem and specifically linked with Pakistan.
- Politicians using communal crowd sourcing as means of striking dent into the communal harmony. Fostering the non-state players like RSS, ShivSena, Hindu Mahasabha etc. and proxy benefitting electorally.
- Maintaining a vibrant environment of fear, chaos and mistrust so that the upper layer corruption and elite class misadventures are always shielded. Corruption itself is like a minority issue. Project it when some benefit is sought.
Who remembers old corruption, usual suspects and black money any more?
I wonder how educated class fall pray to these uneducated criminals in supporting them as they play politics of blood. May be they are not educated in first place.