Bye Bye 2020

Queen Elizabeth once said, “1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure. In the words of one of my more sympathetic correspondents, it has turned out to be an annus horribilis.

Annus horribilis is a Latin phrase, meaning “horrible year” and being a major fan of the Series – The Crown, I wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity of quoting her majesty – as I feel the same about 2020.

2020 has been one hell of a horrible year for mankind. A virus has taught us how insignificant and ignorant we have been. Irrespective of the advances by the scientific community they have been a step behind the forces of Mother Nature. COVID-19 – A virus that put the world at a standstill: A scenario we never envisioned in our wildest dreams.

But aren’t we all glad this year is finally getting over and with the hope of getting ourselves vaccinated soon enough. YES!! Irrespective what the naysayers may say I am going to get myself vaccinated as soon as I can lay my hands / bum whichever way it’s going to be administered on.

Before this year ends lets pray for the ones we have lost or whose life have been scarred by this deadly disease. Loss of family, friends, jobs and incomes wrecked all of us emotionally.

On the flip side let us thank God for making us sail thru this year alive!! We will heal at our own pace, for that is the human spirit – To Fall, To Stumble and To Rise Again. We will be the living embodiment of the Pandemic tales that we shall regale our future generations with.

Lets us drown the unpleasant memories of 2020 in the festive spirits of our choice and usher in a promising 2021!!

God Bless us all !!

DELHI 2020

2020-02-11

Today’s resounding verdict in favour of Aam Aadmi Party is victory of good governance, smart social media outreach/public connect and consistent delivery over the past five years.

I am not a citizen of Delhi (I doubt being a Son-In-Law would count) and the deliverable’s are gauged only from the media reports and the people I speak to and they have spoken like how !!

It is a victory of Arvind Kejriwal and his brand of politics and governance. People of Delhi have refused to fall for the name calling of Mr. Kejriwal – from being called as an Anarchist and a Terrorist, they have reposed their faith in him. But can he replicate this model across the country is something that I doubt.

BJP is now facing the law of diminishing returns, they have consistently lost state after state inspite of the abrogation of Arictle 370, Ram Mandir Verdict, Triple Talaq, divisive politics and the hatred that was peddled around. In the end it always boils down to रोटी, कपड़ा और मकान. You can’t fake it to make people believe that they have money in their pockets. Either they have it or they don’t and with the way they have messed up economy, most people certainly don’t have it.

Congress i.e. my party needs to do something ASAP. From governing the state for 15 straight years we have been getting out on zero in the previous two elections. This is just not done. Time for introspection is over. We have had that now for over 6 years now in Delhi !!

My few suggestions :

  • Time the leaders in-charge made to stay in the district headquarters mandatorily for atleast a week in a month. Have an open house, get to know local congressman and not get surrounded by select few.
  • Have a more pro-active social media team that caters to the party and not to any specific group.
  • Involve youth, give them a share in organisation, again those who have individual standing and identity in society.
  • Stop playing second fiddle to any party, for whenever we have done that we have never recovered in those states.
  • We are the oldest party with office-bearers across the length and breadth of the country; people are sick and tired of politics of hatred we have to offer them the alternative that they so badly crave.

Last but not the least – BRAVO AAP & MR. KEJRIWAL !!!

2020

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In some few hours we enter a new year : 2020

2020 is the year where the Mayan’s Calendar was ending; supposedly bringing an end to the world.

2020 is the world where the climate change was supposed to kill us all – information courtesy Hollywood.

2020 is the year of The Metal Rat according to the Chinese. It’s going to be a strong, prosperous, and lucky year. Everyone will show determination regarding their goals, aspirations, and even their hobbies.

2020 is a 4 Universal Year in Numerology, because 2+0+2+0 = 4. 4 represents order, responsibility, stability, family, home, manifestation, conservation, peace, physical reality, and practical solutions.

In short we have nothing to worry this year and continue to do whatever we have been doing this year. For someone it means spreading happiness, for some it means continuing being their meanest best and for some it means living a life of an Ostrich i.e. to just bury their heads in the sand to act oblivious to their surroundings.

While there are some who all are all set to spend doles of cash to user in the New Year and there are some who wants to enjoy the simple pleasures of life like reading or watching a movie or catching up on series and thus for the latter here is my list of favourite of the above three categories that they may care to consider:

Book: God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. This is a Booker Prize winning book and perhaps the only book that I have read more than once. I have all the possible versions of this book: Hardback, Paperback and an e-book.

Movie : Schindler’s List. This is a little macabre to user in the New Year but it shows what lengths some of us i.e. humans are willing to go to bring out the evil side and some bring out the goodness even in the face of such evil.

TV Series : Succession. The series centers on a dysfunctional family who are fighting for control amidst uncertainty about the health of the family’s patriarch. This one is available of Hotstar.

Take a call, usher in the year and play your part in 2020 !!

GOD BLESS

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!