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 !!!
Dear Mr. Arvind Kejriwal,
I write this letter while you and some others are busy in back room maneuvering to have a tie-up with my party i.e. The Indian National Congress.
I do not know what my party’s Central and State Leadership
is going to decide on this tie-up but what certainly I do now know is that you
are no different from the others you so vehemently criticized from the grounds
of Ram Leela Maidan and can henceforth take no moral high ground on the basis
of principles, ethics for being a party with a difference.
In not so distant past you had painted the entire political
class with one stroke of brush as Corrupt, inept, inefficient, unprincipled etc
and garnered these anti-establishment votes to a spectacular win in Delhi
Assembly. A model you tried so hard to replicate pan-India but failed with most
of your candidate forfeiting their deposits in Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections
barring a few exceptions.
I was never a fan of your kind of politics because you
offered the people of India Utopia when you yourself knew there was none. One
by one people started leaving or were made to leave the movement that Anna
Hazare had started and whose fruits you were the only one left to devour and
From swearing on your children never to have a tie-up with
the Congress to actually doing it and now bending over backwards to accommodate
them is not surprising to those who have watched you closely. Let the truth be
told you are a Delhi Centric Party with an influence over 7 Lok Sabha Seats and
70 Assembly Seats, other than that it is just an exception.
During the heydays of the Lokpal Movement I was made to feel
guilty about being a Congressman by your fans and now when I see your antics I feel
sorry for them.
I just hope my party leadership listens to Ex. CM Shiela
Dixit ji who successfully led the state for a record three terms and hope you
too focus on your core competence i.e. Delhi and not spread yourself too thin
The last movie that I had gone for First Day First Show was the highly disappointing film of Bhai and that was Tubelight. Today once again it was FDFS to watch Veere Di Wedding with my friend in tow; incidentally we both are currently enjoying the annual bachelorhood. So we enter the theatre which was not so surprisingly full and we realise that we must be the oldest people in the auditorium who had come to watch this film at this time of the weekday. We were expecting to be entertained and we most definitely were!!
To get to the basics; the plot is about 4 school buddies and the issues they are facing a decade later in their lives from divorce to dysfunctional families to overbearing parents to commitment issues also parenthood; and their coming together for the wedding of Kalu i.e. Kalindi played by Kareena Kapoor Khan. This film is based in upper echelons of Delhi Society with glam served in dollops.
This movie is the female version of, if I may say so of Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. If Sex and the City will ever have a desi version then this is it, you can find traits of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte in the leading ladies. These four gurls i.e. Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam K. Ahuja, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania have a chemistry that is genuine and the sparks of their warmth, irreverence and friendship illuminate the screen.
The language, feel and the act is modern everyday lingo and we can find characters like these all around us. Dialogues that are so real that can’t be reproduced here. You have got to watch the movie to realise what I mean.
However this movie isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, some may find it offensive and unrelatable but I guess that’s the part of movies that they are not catering to the lowest denominating factor and there is an audience for all sorts of films. The only tad problem is the in your face brand promotions in the movie.
With a running time of two hours it is never boring and for most parts it left me in splits. The supporting cast is brilliant with Sumit Vyas as the harried fiancé, Vivek Mushran as the Gay Chacha. The movie belongs to the four girls, so go watch this laugh riot !!