Monday, September 10, 2012

ONE UNPOPULAR SONG OF INDIA


ONE UNPOPULAR SONG OF INDIA

Everybody knows but the knowledge languishes in the brain’s attic,
Even as news grows about anguishes of the Nation being undemocratic!
The most brazen is that Kasab still avoids the Hangman’s noose,
Though it is four years now since the day he was let loose!
And killed 166 people in a matter of hours, thus waging a war,
But the country spends 20 crores to keep him safe behind the bar!
It appears like the delay in his death will be more prolonged,
His antecedent Afzal Guru has made it 8 years since he wronged!
As public outcries rise and die down there is little concern,
It’s been ages since promises were made to the Martyrs’ urn.
Rather time has been well used to fill the coffers in Swiss banks,
Thanks to tax-payers’ money and scams of Coal, Games and Tanks!
It is a never-ending list where breaking news is about world records,
Mind-boggling numbers which at times spill out of political discords!
But to eat away the major chunk it requires being on the throne,
For which votes of infiltrators are bought whereas nationals bemoan;
Because it is easy to divide them based on religion, caste and region,
When goons, thugs, convicts and criminals are part of the political legion!
And thus there are many interesting stories for movies and television,
Likewise, people have paid bucks for the stories immortalizing the Don;
Who bombed Mumbai more than a decade before Kasab invaded the Nation,
And still lives like a free bird never been caught and taught a lesson!
Coz everybody knows but the knowledge languishes in the brain’s attic,
Even as news grows about anguishes of the Nation being undemocratic!


3 comments:

Dr.Mayurakshi said...

If I wore hats, I'd be taking it off now. Poignant.

Gaurav Das said...

You surely wear more than one hat- as a diligent doctor and a wise writer.

Haddock said...

.... but I think if this time he (Kasab) is not hung, people will be out in the streets (and if that is not done then shame on our countrymen including myself)