After dedicating trophy’s to noteworthy people within the country, the decline in form of the Indian cricket team coupled with the increasing waistline of Anna Hazare and the month of Ramadan gave way to a huge bout of fasting.
A former soldier whose muscles have rapidly turned into fat, Anna Hazare thought the best way to lose weight and encourage others to do so, whilst garnering media attention, would be to blame the government for spending to much of tax payer’s money on food. However, in a country where melodrama reigns, Anna cloaked his fury through the accusation of corruption. Little does the common man know that he is not a part of “India against corruption’ but a part of “India against big, round tummies.”
It’s all very easy to target a government that off late has faced problems courtesy greedy people involved with the telecommunication industry, airline industry and mining industry; however, if Anna is so interested in eradicating corruption, then rather than demanding the names of top politicians be added to the Lokpal bill, Anna should seek out the barons of the private sector and ask for their addition to the bill.
More over, flag waving and excessive media coverage, which mirrors Ekta Kapoor’s Star Plus tv shows, is not the sign of a revolution. It merely apes the words of a man who once said “If you’re not with us, you’re against us.”
Anna Hazare might feel he is standing, or lying down and fasting, for a noble cause; however by merely borrowing Gandhi’s ideas, dressing in white, and being the most searched on google (1.68 crore searches), a man doesn’t become the undisputed authority on all things just and right within the world’s largest democracy.
So give it a break Anna, break your fast during today’s iftar and stop holding the government randsom simply because of your waistline.