Thursday, December 29, 2011

ON WILD GOOSE CHASE

ON WILD GOOSE CHASE

Dr K Prabhakar Rao

Annaji withdrew his fast
Poor guy had todo at last
His health did not allow it
Evil men's faces were brightly lit

LokPalBill has gone for six over fence
While all the cheats are no more tense
Surely they are busy gulping wine
They are happy that all is now very fine

The land of India is full of crooks
They are busy at all the nooks
Changes are difficult to bring
But the struggle must go on with a sting

INTOTHE PAST WITH PAIN..244

INTO THE PAST WITH PAIN…244
Dr K Prabhakar Rao

( Gandhi, Patel and Nehru are seen walking on King Kothi Road in Hyderabad. They are near Parda gate. It has Asia’s very big second hand market for motor bikes )

Gandhi. Bhai (Brother) Patel. I have not seen this place. I find this gate very old and big canvas is stretched across it. What is this?

Patel. Bapu. This building was the residence of the last Nizam 7 of Hyderabad. His name was Mir Osman ali Khan Bahadur. He was also called Nizamul mulk Asif Jah. He had many titles and decorations given by the King of England and some were self styled.

Gandhi. I know Nizam 7 and also heard about him. What a change in fortunes!. This gate looks deserted and is in bad condition too. The walls of the compound appear to have been repaired recently.

Patel. Yeah. It is still with the successor Mir Barkat Ali Khan, his grand son.

Gandhi. This is strange. Why his son was not made the next Nizam the titular head?

Patel. Bapu. Nizam’s son Azam Jah Bahadur was also titled prince of Berar. Once Nizam fell very sick and everyone thought his days were numbered. The Prince appealed to the Indian Government to declare him as the successor to the ailing Nizam 7. To his misfortune, Nizam, 7 recovered and declared his grand son Mir Barkat Ali Khan as the successor. That is the story.

Gandhi. Jawaharlal , Why are you keeping quiet? I am sure Nizam 7 was your good friend.

Nehru. That he was. I admired him. People say he was benevolent ruler and builder. He was a poet too in his own way.

Patel. I too heard that he penned poetry too. But after seeing this gate I recollect past events like Police action on Hyderabad state.

Gandhi. Was I there at that time?

Patel. How could be? You were shot dead on 30 Jan 1948 like a sitting duck at Birla Mandir at Delhi. Police action was a swift action by Indian army and was completed by 17/18 September 1948. The state of Nizam 7 collapsed in a week’s time.

Gandhi. Empty vessels make big noise.

Patel. Hee..Hee.. Nizam also did the same. He beat his drums loudly and his stooges propped him up high and high from where he fell flat nose diving. It was very sad story.

Gandhi. Every one has to pay for his bad deeds.

Patel. True Bapu.

Nehru. Why are you wasting time here? Let us keep walking.

Gandhi. Why are you in hurry? What troubles you?

Patel. He is getting upset after hearing about Police action.

Nehru. I am least bothered.

Gandhi. Then please wait for some more time. Patel is narrating interesting things. Please listen carefully and have patience.

Patel. In fact, Nizam should not have listened to Kasim Razvi the devil and leader of Razakar force the armed wing of Majlis Ittehad Muslimeen ( MIM).Razvi misled the Nizam and boasted that Asafia flag would fly over ramparts of Red fort in Delhi and the waters of Bay of Bengal would wash the feet of Osman Ali Khan , the Nizam 7. Dar us salam in Hyderabad was the Head quarters of Razkars. It exists even today as the Head Quarters of AIMIM. The words All India has been added to the previous MIM.

Gandhi. Poor Nizam believed him blindly and was engulfed by the flattery of Razvi. I am shocked to know that he believed Razvi blindly. How he lost his balance is still surprising. How he could dream that his flag would fly in Delhi’s Red fort?

Patel. He thought that he could delay things for long time and expected that Pakistan would interfere if India moved it’s army. He also believed that UN would interfere in Hyderabad affair.

Gandhi. How could it be?

Patel. Razvi, Laik Ali the PM and Deen yar jung the Director General of police were the conspirators and misled the Nizam, but Nizam can not be absolved of his failures. He abdicated his responsibilities.

Gandhi. True. What about the crimes committed by Razkars on Hindus while Nizam watched smoking Charminar cigarette in his palace at King kothi?

Nehru. Every ruler is empowered to have his views and the Britishers gave an option to princes to join either Pakistan or India or remain independent,

Patel. They were just nuts. Most of the princes yielded to union’s request to merge. Nizam, Nawab of Junagarh and Kashmir remained aloof. They paid for it later.

Patel. Hyderabad became a pain in the neck and life for Hindus became a terror in the state and union could no longer neglect it. Nizam was also collecting arms from abroad and mobilizing his paramilitary forces and was getting ready for a show down. The problem became severe, but our Chacha Nehru played hide and seek and he was not ready for military action.

Gandhi. Why so? In such cases decision must be taken quickly.

Patel. But Jawaharlal played safe. He was more worried about world’s opinion and his image. He believed that one day he might get Nobel peace prie.

Gandhi. Eee..eee..aaa..aa… I did not get it.

Nehru. Patel, it was not like that. You are telling false things.

Patel. Please allow me to speak. Truth is difficult to digest. If I delayed things, Hyderabad would have emerged as a third Pakistan in the heart of India and it would have become fait accompli. Think of Hindus in Pakistan and Bangladesh now. They are third rate citizens there if any one is left there.Hindus would be Dhimmis in Islamic state. It is a nightmare for them.

Gandhi. What happened to Hyderabad army? Were they useless guys?

Patel. Bapu, Nizams army and other paramilitary guys like Razakars were no match. Some Razakars had no fire arms. They were sent with lances and lathis as if they were fighting premedieval war. They were butchered by Indian forces in few days.They were just Jihadis. Indian army knew what to do with them.

Gandhi. What exactly happened during Police action?

Patel. Indian army columns marched into state from four directions and Bidar air port was also bombed as a strategic move. There was some resistance at Naldurg in Bombay side borders and at Surya pet on the Andhra front. They were quickly over powered and many Razakars were slain. They were just undisciplined thugs and rapists. They were mowed down. Hyderabad army was no better. It was over in a matter of a week.

Gandhi. Did Nizam run away?

Patel. No. He realized that he had no way. He ordered his army to surrender. Hyderabad army commanded by Maj Gen El Edroos surrendered to Maj Gen JN Chaudhry at Secunderabad. Asafia flag was lowered and tri color went up. Nizams rule ended.

Gandhi. What happened to Razvi?

Patel. He was taken into custody and put on trial soon on few counts. One of the main charge was the murder of Shoibullah Khan the editor of daily Imroz by Razakars. Other charges included Bibinagar dacoity case. He was convicted in the dcaoity case and was sentenced to 10 years RI. Laik Ali the PM escaped to Pakistan.Some susect that he was allowed to escape.

Gandhi. Don’t you think the punishment was less for the acts committed by him?

Patel. Why not? Surely. In any country he would have been sent to gallows even without any major trail. A short summary trial by military court and there ends the matter. East India company did such things during 1857 war. Mutineers were hanged to the trees. We had no guts like them. If you were alive, he would have been let off without any trial. Iam sure about it.

Gandhi. After all my influence still existed even after I was slain ( sings).

Raghupathi raghava Raja Ram
Patheetha Pavana seethe Ram
Eeswar allah tero nam.aa…aa
Sabako sanmathi dde Bhagwan

Patel. How all will get sanmathi ( Wisdom)? If it is so, why terrorists are attacking Indian cities daily?

Gandhi. That is why I am prying to God.

Patel. Better keep praying while India gets screwed up well by the terrorists. The captured terrorists are being treated like Sons- in- law in Indian jails enjoying Kabab, Chicken , cakes and all things. Too much of non violence is also too bad. Jihadis think that we are not potent and we lack guts to punish them.

Gandhi. Patel. You are very bitter. You must adjust.

Patel. Enough of it. Bapu. I am tired of these things. Let us go from here.

Gnadhi. Patel appears to be annoyed. Let us go.

Nehru. OK Bapu,

( The trio walks away)

CURTAIN FALLS

Sunday, December 25, 2011

INTO THE PAST WITH PAIN..250

INTO THE PAST WITH PAIN…250

Dr K Prabhakar Rao



(Patel, Gandhi and Nehru are near parliament and they are standing at a road corner. They are seen conversing)

Patel. Bapu. Do you know that these days intense debate is going on in Parliament over Lok Pal bill? It is a change. Tainted guys in Parliament are resisting the bill.

Gandhi. I heard about it. What is so big about it?

Patel. Bapu, Are you not happy about it? A law may come out to curb corruption.

Gandhi. I doubt about it.

Patel. Why?

Gandhi. The law makers do not want to cut their feet at any cost. Even if it is passed they will leave many loop holes in it for the corrupt guys to escape the noose.

Nehru. Bapu, why do you have poor opinion about the law makers?

Gandhi. Because they are poor in all aspects except bank accounts.

Patel. Hee..heee.. well said Bapu. You are great.

Gandhi. Thanks dear.

Patel. Bapu, LK Advaniji has said in parliament that Parliament is supreme and they will decide about the Lok pal bill.

Gandhi. What is big about it? Who said Parliament is not supreme? Annaji never said that. He wanted a very strong Lok Pal bill. Some how these leaders are trying to put across that Annaji is insulting parliament.

Patel. Annaji wants a strong Lok Pal bill. Most of the leaders want a diluted bill so that it becomes a useless one like any other one.

Gandhi. I also feel that. Which leader wants to get hanged? All of them want to spend tenures happily. Even if they are not corrupt, they will enjoy power , perks, TA , DA and houses, railway tickets, air travel, cars, servants, clout and other facilities. Most of these things are for PHUKAT. Why leave these? This is irrespective of the party.

Patel True. Haa..haa..The guys are much irked at Annaji and his clout. They want your name to be used, but do not want your ways.

Gandhi. I am very happy that I died immediately after getting freedom. Otherwise, I would have become great inconvenience for the parliament. (Sings)

I am very happy that I died
And soon after independence I was shot
I am sure all the guys were relieved
And slept happily under a quilt on a cot.

Patel. Hee..hee.. Good poem Bapu.

Nehru. Patel. What was good and great in it?

Patel. Whatever Bapu says is great. He says truth always.

Gandhi. Annaji is right in demanding a strong bill. Every one has to be under the law. But even if the Lok Bill is made, I doubt things are likely to change.

Patel. True. After all, people are same. They can not be changed. The country is a crook galore. We can not change country only by law. Some discipline has to be built in the country. This poor nation was under slavery for many years. Poor Indians lacked opportunities to loot country. It was left to Mughals, Maharajs, Nawabs and the Englishmen . Once freedom was granted, the doors were open. It was free for all. Every guy in power is on looting spree. This is also time pass for law makers. They have to kill time some how. No governing goes on . This is only the governing.

Nehru. So you guys feel that Lok Pal bill will be of no use. Then why Annaji is after that?

Patel. Better go and ask him.

Nehru. I have better things to do.

Gandhi. You guys , please do not fight and spoil my mood. Let the bill come and see how it works. If it does no work it has to be changed again. haa..haa..haa

Patel. It is a good pass time. Hoo..hoo..hoo..

Saturday, December 24, 2011

HYPOCRITES

HYPOCRITES

Dr K Prabhakar Rao

poorAnnaji meant good for the nation
And he waged war againnt the shady practices and evil
The patriotic leaders are now are much cutup
That their chances for looting would go under anvil

The Bill is sure to be like a scrap book
With blunted claws and worn out fang
All the crooks would be the happiest guys
And they would celebratethe event with a a bang

Annaji would be lost in the melee of rotten state
Poor soul is sure for a bumpy camel ride
Soon he would be disillusioned with this nation
As the leaders are covered in thick crocodile hide

No one can change this nation
While the nation practices pseudo democracy
The guys of course deliver tall talks over platforms
And these guys practice great hypocricy

Many are trying to defame andcondemn Annaji
That he is trying to be another Gnadhi the father of nation
They are scared of Annaji's cloutand image
While Gandhi Bhajan is their eternal fashion

Annaji is far above these nuts
Who are scared of loosing their empires
By hook or crook they want to dethrone Annaji
While in hearts they resemble blood sucking vampres

Evil is sure to be defeated
Annajis dreams will succeed one day
The crooks andcriminals will vanish into dust bin
This has benn always the worlds way

Thursday, December 22, 2011

INTO THE PAST WITH PAIN...249

INTO THE PAST WITH PAIN…249

Dr K Prabhakar Rao

(Gandhi, Patel and Nehru are seen sitting in a park at Hyderabad and chatting. They appear to be normal and relaxed.)

Patel. Bapu, We are having some good relaxation today after hectic hard work of a weak.

Gandhi. True. Work also should be followed by some play. All work and no play are not good.

Patel. Well said Bapu.

Nehru. Bapu, we are not playing now. We are relaxing only.

Gandhi. Look Punditji. Play does not mean one should play games of volley ball, cricket, gilli danda or tennis. It means relaxation. Even watching a movie is play. Any activity that gives mental and some physical relaxation is fine. Even yoga and meditation will do. You can have many examples. For instance, reading poetry, watching movie, bird watching, sight seeing, hiking, gossip, going for a walk, reading a book or magazine etc. are good examples. We are actually gossiping and deriving relaxation.

Nehru. Thanks Bapu for clarification.

Gandhi. Welcome dear.

Patel. Hee…heee

Nehru. Why say hee..hee? What was there to laugh?

Patel. I only laughed because Bapu, had to clarify to a Pundit. Then who has to be a Pundit?

Nehru. I never said I am a Pundit.

Patel. But you never objected to it.

Gandhi. Please leave him Patel. He is getting tense.

Patel. Fine Bapu. Do you know there is lunar eclipse today in the evening?

Gandhi. I learnt about it and I think we have to go back home in time and take a bath and do some prayers.

Nehru. True Bapu.

Patel. I do not think it is required. In fact people of India have been living with either solar or Lunar eclipses through out the year after 1947.

Gandhi. What is this nonsense? How can be there such long eclipses? We never heard about them. These are not astronomically feasible.

Patel. Hee..Hee. You are clean bowled sir. Umpires have no hesitation in giving you out for a duck.

Nehru. We do not understand you.

Patel. Friends, Now tell me how these eclipses are formed?

Nehru. It is very simple and well established. If moon comes in between earth and sun, Solar eclipse takes place.

Gandhi. If earth comes in between moon and sun, a Lunar eclipse will takes place.

Patel. What do our scriptures say? These are formed when Rahu or Kethu the demons whose heads were cut off by Lord Vishnu as Mohini( during distribution of nector) swallow the sun and moon occasionally.

Nehru. This is not scientific. I pity on your knowledge.

Gandhi. What Patel says is also true. Our nation has been living with such belief all these years before science came up. Even now, we have not disowned our mythology. Patel, I have not understood how India has been living with continuous eclipses right from 1947.This statement was made by you.

Patel. Bapu, After we got independence you entrusted the country to the leaders to run it based on democracy. I and you lived for very short time after that. First you left and within two years I also left. Only difference was that you were killed by Godse and I died natural death.

Nehru. Patel, why do you remind Bapu always that he was done to death by Godse? What you get by it?

Patel. I don’t get any thing from it. I only state fact. Should I say Godse hugged and danced with him and kissed him too at Birla Mandir before shooting the old man?

Patel. Did I say that?

Nehru. Whenever you say these words, he gets upset.

Patel. But he should not get upset. What is there to get upset? He is a great Mahatma and should be above all these things. I am sure he is. Was it not a fact that he was shot dead by Godse?

Nehru. He knows it well.

Gandhi. Eee…eeee….eeee.. How eclipses are concerned with all these things?

Patel. Please wait. Rahu and Ketu are dushta celestial grahas ( evil planets) as per scriptures. Once we departed, our people came under complete influence of many leaders all over country and most of them proved to be Dushta Grahas. They thrived on many evil acts such as electoral mischief like booth capturing, influencing voters by threats, pampering, inducements, money and liquor. After getting elected, they went berserk with evil deeds such as corruption, managing contracts, looting public money, all types of scams, misuse of position, power, ensuring dynastic succession, free travel, misuse of govt air crafts, train tickets in AC class, mafia activities, land scams, murders, kidnappings, anti national activities, mining activities violating all laws, making millions of crores of rupees and causing loss to the treasury. There is no end to the list. You name a crime, it is with them. These criminals are like Rahu and Ketu. In fact Rahu and Ketu are comparatively better guys. They leave moon and sun in short periods. But the present Rahu and Ketus do not leave in short time and hang on for years and years. Is it not true that the present leaders want to be leaders till they die. They hang on in chair even when they are unable to walk or talk. Year after year, they hang in to official positions committing all types of misdeeds. Then they promote their sons, daughters wives and close kin for rise. Many want to die in power, but would never leave willingly. Earlier in yore, there were only two such guys. Now there are infinite numbers of Rahu and Ketu.. The result is that these eclipses are eternal. That is why, I said India is under the continuous spell of eclipses after 1947.Haa..haa..haa..hee.hee. ( does fast jig)

Nehru. I do not know whether I should weep or laugh.

Gandhi.You should only weep. There is nothing to feel elated and be happy in this country. There is a definite truth in what Patel says. I am sure he is correct. During eclipses, one should take bath before and after the eclipse. This is the practice and one should eat before or after eclipse is over. They should also pray during the eclipse. Now we are under continuous eclipse throughout the year and year after year. Therefore, one must be in water all the time. True, people are in deep water all the time with the misrule by our leaders. They should fast during the period. True people suffer hunger and poverty too. They should pray too and people are exactly doing that praying all the time within hearts that God must soon appear in Kali yuga and get rid off these hardened criminals posing as great patriots lock stock and barrel immediately. The Kalki incarnation riding over a mighty horse wielding a divine sword is yet to appear and all are waiting for him to exterminate all these criminals and rascals from this nation.. Good Patel. Your theory is perfect. I greatly appreciate your timely wisdom.

Patel. Thanks. But Jawaharlal looks annoyed as usual..

Gandhi. Can he be happy at any point of time? Nice relaxation we had. Let us call it a day.

Patel. So be it sir.

( The trio walks away singing Ramdhun)

CURTAIN FALLS

Friday, December 9, 2011

INTO THE PAST WITH PAIN...248

INTO THE PAST WITH PAIN…..248

Dr K Prabhakar Rao

(Gandhi, Patel and Nehru are seen at a road crossing near LB Nagar in Hyderabad. They want to cross the road and for the last two hours they had been trying to cross over. But they failed. They are vexed up.)

Patel. Bapu. What a cockeyed and shitty place this city is? We are struggling for the last two hours just to cross the road.

Gandhi. This is India brother. Understand. That too this is Hyderabad.

Nehru. What does that mean?

Patel. There is so much of chaos here. Look Bapu at that police man. He is chatting with some auto driver. He appears to be his friend. He is chewing pan also. Both are laughing too. Where is traffic control?

Gandhi. It is good that a Police constable is talking to an auto rickshaw driver in friendly manner for a change. This is very great and un heard. We only hear and see that they try to catch them for traffic violations, wrong meters, for charging additional fares and for polluting engines, At times, they have lathis ( stout sticks) in hand and hammer them at auto stands and other places for wrong parking, yelling and abusing too.

Patel. Bapu. Let us try to cross over. I shall watch. You go first. I shall follow you.

Gandhi. Surely.

( Gandhi holds his stick and tries to cross over. Suddenly a motorcyclist zooms in and stops with great squeaking sound.The motor cyclist has no helmet and speaking in cell phone that is tucked between his head and shoulder. In fact his eyes are pointing skywards. Gandhi runs backwards and another car speeding up is almost about to hit Gandhi and comes to a screeching halt.The car driver is also seen speaking into his cell phone. They throw choicest abuses at Gandhi.)

Motor cyclist. You bloody old man. Do you want to die? Where is the hurry? If you die, we shall be booked for none of our fault. Is this the place for begging in the dress of Gandhi?

Gandhi. Sorry son. I thought I can cross over. I am real Gandhi and not a beggar. Please don’t insult senior citizens. Try and learn to respect elders. One day you will also get old. At 79 I am able to walk. When you turn 79, probably you will be on stretcher or wheel chair. Do you think you will be eternally a youth? Remember, you can not escape old age unless you die young. I pray to god to give wisdom to youngsters in this country so that they learn to respect elders.. May god bless you. Look son, You are not even 15 years. How you are driving the bike? Is your dad irresponsible?

Motor cyclist. That is none of your business. My dad is a political leader. He knows all police people. No police man is dare enough to catch me. Do you mean I am unwise? God needs to bless you. You would have died under the vehicle.

Gandhi. God knows whom to bless. Every one will live up to the destined limit. I shall not die even if you want to kill me. On the other hand, you might die even if you want to live. Life and death are not in our hands. Please know this truth.

Patel. Bapu. Come back. Please do not fight with those clowns. They may harm you.

Car owner. Ohfo.What idiotic characters are around in this nation! Why this clown has to cross now in this traffic? Where is the hurry? Absolutely there is no civic sense in this country. It is my misfortune that I returned from USA. More over, he is preaching morals and philosophy to us. It is better we crush them under wheels and then go to jails.

Patel. Bapu come back soon. Or else, you may be crushed. These vehicle owners have no sense and consideration.. They feel the road is their dad’s or grandfather’s property.

( Gandhi returns and all onlookers laugh. The motor cyclist and car owner throw choicest abuses at Gandhi and then keep quiet. On lookers pacify the vehicle owners and condemn Bapu.)

Patel. Bapu. We are stuck here any how. Let us have some sightseeing. We might have some bird watching too.

Gandhi. What is there to see around? Where are the birds? I see only some crows hopping at roadside near dust bin and I also see some eagles in sky circling around looking for carrion. See, there are few vultures feasting on a dead calf not far away from the road. No municipal guy is bothered about the dead calf. Tragedy is that LB Nagar commissioner’s office is next door. But none bothers. Even common sparrows have disappeared from cities. Forget about parrots and minas.

Patel. Bapu, vultures feast on dead animals. Some of our shady political leaders are worst than them. They feed on humans who elected them. Look at that traffic island. There is a devil statue. It is very big.

Gandhi. Why a devil statue out of all? Strange indeed. If my statue is erected in present days, one should be surprised. If you go to UP, Mayawathis statues are erected after every one foot. AP is no less. We have Rajiv statues everywhere. Ambedkar is also very popular.

Patel. I think it is befitting now. Devils are also standing along with twin statues of national leaders. Let us go near it and see from close.

(They some how manage to go to the statue)

Gandhi. What this could be? He is standing along with national leaders. Is he Bakasura or Ravana?

Patel. He might be Narakasura, Nisumbha, Sumbha or Kumbhakarna. But he is facing other direction.

Nehru. I am sure, he is Hidimbasura or Hiranyakshya.But he will not be far better than our leaders. Our leaders have brought freedom to this land and we won wars also under them. Gets inspiration and sings:-

Ham laye hai toofan se Kashti nikal ke
Iss desh ko rakhana mere bachho sambhal ke
Tumhee bhavishya ho is bharat vishal ke
Iss desh ko rakhana mere bacho sambhal ke

(We have brought the boat out of the storm
Oh! children now it your duty to keep this nation safe
You are the future of this large nation
Oh! children now it is your duty to keep this nation safe )

Patel. Well done Jawaharlal. I never knew you could sing so well. Wish I had harmonium to accompany you. Congratulations Panditji. But we guys brought a leaky boat from storm. It was about to sink. The Englishmen got rid off India. They were much relieved. Now the leak has become very big after the rats have eaten portions of the boat all these years. Now tell me who are the rats? The vessel will surely sink as the captain of the vessel is not interested in saving it. He will also go down with it. Time is not far off. It is around the corner. The vessel is struggling to stay afloat.

Nehru. Thanks dear. You know who are these rats. Why ask me? Whole country knows about them.

Patel. Why glorify guys? But we also lost shamefully in the hands of Chinese army in 1962 war. It was an eternal disgrace. We can never wipe it off . Under leadership of our leaders, we are unable to check or eradicate terrorism. Jihadis could storm Bombay and kill innocents indiscriminately while administration was sleeping. Tragedy is that these jihadis came for a morning walk from the shores at India gate holding weapons and killed people on streets. Justice has not been brought to the victims. The thugs are still in jails eating chicken biryani , Murg musallam, Fish cutlets and roasted chops and the leaders have no courage to hang them although sentenced by courts. In the eyes of world, our nation has been projected as a timid, impotent and inactive nation devoid of spirit and action. Where is the scope for boasting about our leaders? They made a mockery of India all these years. They take shelter behind Gandhian thought and Buddhist sermons.

Look Jawaharlal you brought us the greatest shame
It was worst than the third Panipat war
Yet people sing your name with drums and trumpets
In every case of you all appears to be fair and without a bar.

Gandhi. Patel. Leave him. There is no point hitting a dead snake. Let us look at this statue. It is interesting. It must be the first time in the world that a devil statue is erected in a country. This is great. We must be proud of our achievements. Please remember, Indians invented zero and correctly we are now a zero. We should be always first in everything. In the list of corrupt nations, we figure at the high end of the list. We must get to the top and I am sure we shall reach top soon at this rate, the way the country is being governed. We are also probably the top most nation where maximum number of countrymen are killed by jihadis. In cricket also, we are at top although in England we displayed shamefully. In Gilli danda of course we are world champions. But if Gilli Danda is played by other nations, we are sure to loose the title. Once, we were on top in hockey too. With Dhyan chand our Dhyan (commitment) also disappeared. Now we are at bottom in hockey. In chess also, we were world champions. In snooker also we were at top. It is a feather in our cap. We are the first guys in world to preach non violence.

Patel. True. Therefore, in honesty our guys are big zero. As you said from now, we must wear some cap to keep a feather on it. We have to become topiwallah. Bapu, search your cap or put a rubber band around your bald head.. I lost my cap long ago. What type of feather we should keep in the cap.

Gandhi. Hee..heee..Kings used to keep feathers of swan or pheasants in their head gear. There are no swans. Lord Krishna kept feathers of peacock from its tail. We can keep that of a wild duck or eagle or even a vulture.

Patel. Why not of crow? It is the most common bird. Emu is also a craze these days.

Gandhi. It is difficult to decide. So, we shall ask Jawaharlal. He is Pandit. He will have many ideas. We want him to rediscover India now.

Nehru. Please stop this nonsense talk. I am not interested in any feathers. Please do not condemn our own people. I am not interested to be called a Pundit. We were also leaders. I am not interested in any feather. We shall look like jokers with feathers on our bald heads.

Gandhi. As if, we are not already such guys and you are correct. But why say we were? Now also we are leaders. We are also big zeros. Our country men believed that they would get freedom and India would be again a mighty nation. But what we have achieved? We gave them moth eaten India. Mohammed Ali Jinnah said that he got moth eaten Pakistan. We got a permanent enemy on both sides. Even Nepal shows thumb to us. Burma does not care for us. Indonesia heckles at us. Lanka is could not careless for us. Even Mauritius does not like us. We accepted partition. Entire nation blames us. Bangladesh shows left thumb to us. Is it not true? Nathuram VinayakGodse squarely blamed me for partition and vivisecting the country. Please read his statement published by Gopal Godse ( Nathuram’s brother) after ban was lifted by the courts.

Patel. Very true. Where is the doubt Bapu? We are all responsible. We could not stand against you. We had no independent views. Like sheep we followed you. We had no voice. We simply clapped to whatever you said. We also sang “Yes sir yes sir three bags full”. We sang your Bhajans. We were very timid. In the end, you also paid for it very dearly.

Gandhi. I was already 79 years old and physically famished. How long I would have lived? It may be another 7 years at the best. I did not loose much. If I was killed before we got freedom, it would have made some difference.

Patel. I do not think so. The world does not stop for any one. Those years could have made great difference in India. Hyderabad would have become Central Pakistan with Nizam’s successors still ruling the people. It would have been a permanent enemy and a cancerous tumor in the belly. Kasim Razvi would have been the father of nation of central Pakistan. I am sure Razvi would have become a dictator after dethroning Nizam. In fact, he was planning it even before Police action. Juna garh would have gone to Pakistan. Kashmir would have gone to Pakistan. India would have been an headless country.

Gandhi. How things are different now? You are over emphasizing and imagining things.

Patel. I am very correct. Imagine India with three Pakistans to deal with.

Gandhi. Are we not living with Two Pakistans now? Bangladesh literally is another Pakistan. Only name is changed. People and policies are same. We would have lived with three Pakistans. In future, another Pakistan also would be carved out if Kashmir is lost. That would be 4 th Pakistan. Recently a guy from Anna Hazares team spoke in favor of Pakistan on Kashmir issue. When our own stalwarts speak siding Pakistan , how long we can hold Kashmir. Omar Abdullah the CM of J and K wants army’s powers to be reduced in the state so that army can be side lined. He wants a castrated army in the state. If Muslim district in Kerala turns into another Pakistan, it would be fifth Pakistan. Very soon even Mughalistan could be a reality. I learnt that even Haryana and Rajasthan would have Muslim districts soon. They also would become Pakistan. It would be sixth Pakistan. Look Patel, things do not remain same all the time. Changes do come. We have to adjust with changes. There is no guarantee that India would remain like this in future. With growing regionalism every state would try to get independence one day. Uttar Pradesh wants to break into four states. All eastern states will have majority Muslims and they might merge with Bangladesh one day. Andhra Pradesh could break into two or three. Karnataka also would break into two. Tamil nadu also will break .There is a grand design for greater Tamilstan with Srilankan tamils aided by LTTE. In fact Periyar long ago claimed that Tamils would form a separate country if Hindi was forcibly imposed on them. Maharashtra would break into three states soon. There is no end. Finally there will not be any federal India if the leaders in India play dirty regional politics as they are doing today.

Patel. Great Bapu. Your theory is great. You deserve Nobel prize in political thinking. Any how, God saved India and it’s people.

Gandhi. These are conjectures. Realities are different. The growing regional feeling in Indians will spell doom to this country. The sadist leaders are promoting such policies. It is not far away. We lost track of statue sadly in our discussions. Let us examine it.

Patel. True. Let us do it.

(Gandhi raises his fist and yells Yeah..Yeah. (Does super fast jig). Then he reads a caption at the bottom of the devil statue engraved over a brass plaque)

Gandhi. Eat salt very less. It is dangerous. It will cause heart stroke and very high blood pressure…Dedicated to people of Hyderabad city , the diabetic capital of India.. Oh! I now understand.

Patel. This has been promoted by some health conscious nuts. Hyderabad has maximum number of sugar (Diabetic) patients in the world. But to erect the devil statues along with leaders is bad. After all, leaders have to be segregated from devils. I do not know why a brass plate is used. Some one will surely steal it one day.

Gandhi. Better it is. They can give more contracts for new brass plates. More swindling can take place. If a marble plaque is used who will steal it? In some way, it is appropriate now. Politics has become a rotten thing now in India. Many leaders are involved in scams, money swindling, corruption, murders, election mischief, booth capturing, distributing money in constituencies, supplying liquor, kidnappings and abetting the shady guys and you name a crime, they are there and involved too. What is bad about erecting devil statues? People already are asking, how leaders are different from devils now? Devils are leaders and leaders are devils. Do you remember the slogan.. Indira is India and India is Indira? This slogan was coined by stooges of Mrs Gandhi after India won 1971 war with Pakistan. This is also like that. Lal Bahadurji coined jai jawan, jai kisan. This has remained a slogan only. None cares for a Jawan and a farmer. Talk to an Ex serviceman and talk to a farmer. You shall know realities. Ex serviceman feels that he was used as gun fodder. Farmers feel that rulers have let them down in all aspects. Globalization in India has ruined farmers in India. Cottage industries have disappeared in India. If Wall Marts enter India, farmers will be next ones to commit suicide. I have coined this slogan… leader can be a devil and devil can be a leader. This is the real slogan for this century….aa…aaaa..haa..hee..hee..ou..ou..ou..ooooo.

Patel. Yeah. Many of them were mere clowns and stooges of first order. They were just boot lickers and chamchas (sycophants). They had nothing to do than doing Amma ( Mother) Bhajan or Gandhi Bhajan ( Not MK Gandhi)and glorify Nehru family. They had no inner own personality. They were like dead planets in front of a sun. They were mere crows in comparison to a swan. They fell at their feet for morsels of bread. But, some were honest also. They faded away or side lined. They were used and discarded as dirty linen. I know about Gulzarilal Nanda, two times acting PM, used to go around on cycle in Delhi till recently. People like Shastriji, Morarjee and Rajen babu, Gobind Ballabh pant are not remembered. Many are not even a paisa worth. But they enjoy perks, costly cars, power, position, influence, body guards, escorts,AC offices, personal assistants, cash grants, air travel, big houses. Servants, Swiss accounts, rail reservations and even become ministers and they loot further as we have seen now. Things are no different even now. This is the fact of life. The fall in political standards after getting freedom has been rather very drastic and steep.

Nehru. Why are you dragging my name? We are practicing democracy and this is free India. Every guy can do whatever he likes within limits of constitution and law. Some times, many will by- pass constitution. Nowhere it is written in constitution that one should not be boot licker or a camp follower. For personal rise one can do any thing. He can beg borrow or steal. Aim is to rise. These bootlickers are doing hero worship in fact. This is part of democracy. We wanted democracy and along with its bad things too. One can not be eternally honest in these days. Honesty and dishonesty are the two sides of the coin. It can not have only one side.

Gandhi.. Relax Jawaharlal. Take it easy. Our days were different. You must be ready to accept criticism. How do you feel that you were a hero? Most of the Indians feel that Netaji Subhas was the real hero and you and me were mere big zeros. They also glorify Patel. Did you not perpetuate dynastic succession? Is it not true that Madam Sonia is trying her best to make her son the next PM. The stooges in the party keep repeating like parrots that her son only could lead the nation while the press keep publishing the photographs of some students falling one over the other to shake hands with him like crazy nuts. Some times, they publish snaps showing him eating food in a Dalit’s house or sporting a turbine.

Patel. Please call it a Turban and not turbine. Both are different. Turbine is an Hydraulic machine used to rotate a generator at a power house. Turban is a head gear.

Gandhi. Oh Sorry. It is a mix up. They do not understand that by putting on a turban, one would not become a farmer. By eating in Dalits house caste system is not destroyed. This is shown as a great event. In fact, caste system has become more rigid now. Did I promote my sons? No. But I was adamant on my ways. I wanted all my ideas to be followed. Subhas had to resign as Congress President unable to bear with us. That was great. He was hounded out of the party some how. I always took every thing as granted. Otherwise, I threatened of going on fast. The trick worked even after getting freedom. Does any one remember the names of my sons? It is an open secret. In fact, devils are far better. They were known to be bad guys. Nothing better was expected from them. Most of the devils were highly learned, educated in scriptures and great devotees of Lord Shiva. Take example of Ravana, Vibheeshana, Indrajith, Mayasura, Bali and Hiranya kasipa. They were greatly accomplished and deserved highest national awards like Asura Ratna likeBharat Ratna of today. Our Dalits in AP feel that Asuras like Narakasura ( Devils) were not demons. In fact, they were Dalit kings of yore. They blame Aryans for twisting history and writing scriptures. They say Aryans killed them and called them demons. Some time ago, Diwali festival was celebrated by Dalits as Narakasura vardhanti( death day) at Hyderabad. In Tamilnadu, DMK party celebrates Rama Dahana ( burning) and worship Ravana on Dassera festival. In fact, I have a great suggestion. All statues of leaders must be made half showing the leader and other half of the demon. Do you know some times Lord Shiva is shown as Artha nareeswara( Half man and half woman)? This is also like that..hee..hee…heee

Patel. Haa..haa..haaa.. Strange indeed! Your suggestion is very great. You deserve a Ph D degree in arts from a university for inventing this idea.

Gandhi. Patel. What is great about an honorary doctorate from our universities? They give to all. Look, film actors, side kicks, vamps, ministers with clout, politicians and some stray educationalists, coaching center guys also get these. Recently Mr Rosiah and another state minister of AP also got one. Then they proudly write Dr in front of their names and brag about. Suddenly they become great academicians devoid of real academics and sport colorful gowns in convocation ceremonies. It is all great mockery of education. They will not write Dr ( Hony). I do not want such titles. These are ridiculous titles. In fact real Ph D guys laugh and mock and sneer at them. We deviated in anxiety. Our leaders are elected by people expecting them to serve them for five years in sincerity. Many are not educated. Many are angoota chops ( finger printers) They act well, till the elections are over. They smile at you with all their teeth. They call you brother and sister and Amma, Anna, Ayya, Kaka,Kaki,Mama,Mami, Khala, Bademiyan, Naina, Bapu, Bhayya, Beti, Akka, Bava, Beta, Babai, Attamma, Vadinamma, Chinnamma, Peddamma, Bua, Chacha, bhai, Chachi,Bhatteeja,Bamma, Tata and Tammi. They bow to you with folded hands showing great humility. People are fooled and taken for a ride. Once elections are over, everything is changed. They become VIP. They do not have time to meet people. They live in ivory towers. They want convoys and many gun men. They are shit scared to openly walk on roads. They are scared of some unknown enemy. Then they show their fangs, teeth and true colors. They have personality of chameleons. So erecting of devil statues like this is most appropriate. This should have been done long ago. Guys have become wise now. I am happy now. In fact, at every village these should be installed. Like statue of liberty in USA, a devil statue should be erected at sea shores and all international air ports and major sea ports and all railway junctions.. It is most appropriate for this country. They should be painted on all railway bogies on both sides. Express trains also can be named after Asuras. Some names could be Mareecha Express, Nisumbha express, Deccan devil, Paschim Rakasi, Ravana express, Mahishadri express, Poothana express, Tataki grand trunk express, Uttar bhooth, Punjab pisachi, Dhakini express, Syakini express etc. At every road crossing, some Devil statue should be erected. There is no dearth of devils in our scriptures. At some places, even modern devil statues also can be erected.

Patel. Bapu. Who are these modern cruel and evil men?

Gandhi. They are people like Hitler, Rudolf Hess, Mussolini, Kasim Razvi, Shabuddin Ghori, Ghaznavi, Mir jafar, Bin Qasim, Malik kafur, Veerappan.Ambhi, Major Hodson, Jai chand, Baber, Mir Baqi and many more.

Patel. Great indeed.

Gandhi. India also can be renamed as Asurasthan, Asuranad, Asurakhand, Daitya desh, Asuranchal, or Asura Pradesh. It will match with Pakistan. When foreigners arrive , they should know that they are in devils land of scams and corruption and mischief. My statues should be removed immediately every where. Or else, next to my statue, a devil statue will be erected. My image will be spoiled. I do not want to be on ten Rs note too. I do not want to identify with devils. All currency can have images of Devils instead of my photo. It is really bad that in all illegal money handling ten rupee notes are also there with my photos. How bad it is! I am a witness to all this shit.

Patel. Do you think, you have image still in India?

Gandhi. Why ? Is there any doubt? I think all love me well. Don’t you know that on my birth day and death day all the leaders in Delhi go to Rajghat and pray, do chrkha spinning and sing Ramdhun.

Patel. That is all humbug. It is a great artificial show. Once the show is over they rush back to play dirty games. Your image can not be counted based on this type of tamasha. There is a saying.. Majboori ka naam hai Mahatma Gandhi ( Helplessness is called Mahatma Gandhi).Many in heart and heart sing Gandhi nam japna .. paraya maal apna..

Gandhi.Pch..Pch.. Patel does not have many statues. I do not know about Jawaharlal. He might get upset as usual, if we recommend removal of his statues He is touchy too. Present time belongs to Nehru family. Jai Ho.. Devils. Jai jai ho devils. Well done my boys. Keep it up ( sings and does fast jig).

Devils are far better guys in fact
While the leaders in India each other they fight
They eat at the bottom of the roots
And they loot people with all their might.

Look at the Gali mining men
And also the senior Babus in looting spree
People are fooled day and night
And for these swindlers everything is fair and free

Patel. Hear .. Hear ( Claps loudly)

( Some on- lookers collect around them and also clap loudly. The crowd builds up soon. All people clap and do jig. Some do front rolls. Some do shake. Some people bring garlands and put them around the neck of the devil statue. They bow to the statue. Some guys quickly purchase camphor from a roadside shop and conduct Aarathi ( worship using lighted camphor).One guy brings a bronze bell tied to a cow’s neck and rings it while Aarthi ( worship) is performed. Seeing all this, some constables of police arrive soon. They push through the crowd and get inside. They also join the dance instantly motivated. But suddenly, they realize that they were in uniform and stop. Seeing the police personnel, people slowly cool down and finally stop doing jig. They get tired and squat on the ground along with Gandhi and Patel. They laugh loudly.)

Constable Yadiah.. Stop laughing..ee..eeee..aa..aa..I am getting mad. What is happening? Traffic has come to a halt. As it is, this place is much troublesome. Please go away. We have to clear traffic.

Gandhi. We are not obstruction traffic. We are on island. Can’t we laugh in India? Is laughing banned by parliament? When was constitution amended? Laughing is every ones birth right. Just now Jawaharlal said. This is democracy. We can do any thing we like within law. Laughing is not banned. So we are right .Let parliament ban laughing and declare that all should only weep in this country. Then we shall weep. As it is with the govt policies and taxes, people are weeping. How can we stop laughing after seeing performance of our great guys in parliament? We shall take some time to be normal. We are tired.

Yadiah. Who asked you to dance?

Patel. No one asked us. It is instantaneous.

Yadiah. Why dance on the road? You are creating public nuisance.

Patel. For police guys every one is a nuisance. If people are not there, what police will do? If people are not there, there is no need of police and they loose jobs. Remember, you must have people if you want to earn money. If people are not there, to whom will you give traffic challans for offenses decided arbitrarily? How can you meet money targets of police department? Whose bikes you will lift away? Whose cars you shall tow away? Whose licenses you shall check? From where you shall purchase uniforms? Whom you will catch at signals and take snaps and send challans by post?. From where thieves will come? From where scamsters will come? How will you carry out encounters? Therefore brother, live with us. Do not hate us. Others also will then hate you. Now listen about our problem. What to do? There is no way for crossing the road. We waited for two hours. Is there any traffic control in this city? It is absolutely chaos. You guys are busy collecting challans, lifting away two wheelers. Putting lock clamps to cars on road side than guiding traffic. When there is no place for parking, where cars and bikes are to be parked? Please tell me. We tried to cross over. We waited and waited. Yet, there was no chance. No police man helped us. Some activity has to be there. Instead of crying, we danced. Can we cross now? Please tell us.

Yadiah. Ohfo. Bhai. I am having head ache. Not now. The traffic has to clear. Lorries are lined up on all sides to a length of two kilo meters. It may take at least 16 to 17 hours before we clear.

Gandhi. When head is there, aches also will be there. Just because you have head ache, will cut off your head? I am sure you will not do. That means we can not cross over for next 17 hours. Eee..ee..

Yadiah. I can not help.. eee….. ( He pulls his hair in disgust)

( Yadiah goes away to clear traffic cursing Gandhi and Patel. He does not see a street dog that was behind him. He steps on dog’s leg. The dog screams loudly and bites his leg and runs away. )

Yadiah. Eee…eeee…aaa…aaaa… Dog has bitten me.. Save me.. eee… He sits down on the middle of the road. Please save me. I might get rabies. I have young kids.

( Other constables gather around him and examine his leg. They are Laxman and Sri Kanth .They try to console him. )

Laxman. Ohfo. What a silly dog! I know that dog. People call it as KuttaRaja. It stays here only. It has bitten people earlier also. All the guys died soon. But no one has killed the dog although we complained. It prefers to bite municipal guys and police men. Last week I escaped from it. One traffic SI was also chased by it. He fell down from bike and fractured his hand. In hospital, they had to amputate the fractured portion of hand that wrote millions of traffic challans with a crooked smile. He is at home now. He might loose job too. He may get some money.

Sri Kant. Why the dog chased him?

Laxman. He kicked the dog while riding the bike. It got angry and chased him. The SI was confused and slipped and crashed.

Sri Kant. You said others whom this dog bit died. That means our friend also will die.

Laxman. Probably. Let us ring up for ambulance. If he dies, he must get Bharat ratna or atleast Ashok Chakra , highest peace time gallantry award.

Patel. Why? What great act he has done?

Laxman. He was very brave while on duty. He is likely to give up life in course of duty ( if he dies). So he has to be given Bharat ratna if he dies. Bharat Ratna has become very common now. Ashok Chakra was given to some police guys after they were killed in the car during 26/11 without firing a shot at the enemy. They were very brave to take shots from terrorists without retaliating with their personal arms. It will be like a police medal. Where is ambulance?

Sri Kant. How it will come here? Traffic is jammed. In USA, they have chopper facility.

Laxman. This is India. We can not dream of a Chopper. More over, no one is sure of a chopper. Many leaders died in chopper accidents including two chief ministers. There are no account for others. It is better to die on ground than in a chopper crash. Some times bodies can not be claimed. Now what will happen to our friend?

Sri Kant. Some Baba once told me that the person who is bitten by the dog must bite the same dog with in four hours. Then nothing will happen to him. He will be safe. Just some iodine application will do.

Laxman. How do we catch that dog now?

Sri kant. Any how , we can not expect an ambulance to arrive within next 18 hours. We must catch the dog some how. Look Yadiah. Please wait here. We shall catch that dog and bring it here. It has run away towards Dilsukhnagar. I am sure it is there only. There are many female dogs at Dilsukhnagar. It likes their company. Yadiah, when we bring the dog, you must bite it well with all teeth. Be ready.

Yadiah. Please do it fast before I get rabies. My teeth are also itching. I have to bite some one soon. Grr..Grr..raa..raaa..grrr.

( Laxman and Sri Kant go in search for the dog. Entire conversation is heard by Patel and Gandhi. )

Patel. Bapu. Have you heard? Is it true that the man must bite the same dog? Who was that Baba?

Gandhi. How do I know? There is no dearth for Babas in India. Every third guy is a Baba here. They build Ashrams, hold meetings and give discourses and charge money for various rituals like washing feet, bowing and blessing. In future they shall charge fees for smiling at them.

Patel. Forget about Babas. Enough problems they have created to the nation. Bapu, you are highly learned. You are called Mahatma. You say that you are a master of everything. You also wrote a book titled My experiments with truth. Have you not conducted any experiments on this aspect? You could have read in Ayurveda shastra.

Gandhi. This is nonsense and is not written in it. My experiments were of different type. Shall I tell what they were? Have I become Mahatma for knowing these things? You are a silly guy.

Patel. Please do not narrate your experiments. They are embarrassing to even listen. Keep to yourself. Then how did he say that about biting the dog.?

Gandhi. Go and ask him. He is a mad guy. Those constables have already gone to catch the dog. Do you think they can catch the dog? These guys have not seen that dog. There are thousands of dogs in Dilsukhnagar. How they would catch that dog? Any how, it is their head ache. Why we should worry?

( In the mean time, some TV staff arrive at the scene. They are Geetha and Ramu. )

Ramu. We are from .. Althu falthu ( Insignificant) TV channel. There have been many dog bites in this area. We like to interview the person who was bitten by a dog here. We are specially deputed( looks at Gandhi). Are you bitten by the dog? You appear to be so.

Gandhi. Not me. Thanks for asking. I am safe.

Ramu. ( Looks at Patel) Are you the victim?

Patel. Surely not. I do not want to be too.

Ramu. Then who is the guy suffering here?

Yadiah ( In faint tone) It is me Bhai. Bachao. I am the victim.

Ramu. Look Geetha, please interview him. Be fast.

( Geetha hands over mike to Yadiah. It makes sqeeking sound.. kee..keee..eee…ee..ee..ee..).

Geetha. ( blows air into mike) phu..phu..phu.. Mr Yadiah. I am sorry that the dog has bitten you. Where it has bitten you sir ?

Yadiah. On my leg madam. It can not bite on my head. Dogs usually bite on legs. It is paining.ee..ee…e.eeeee

Geetha. One thing is established that dogs usually bite on legs because people walk on legs. Like animals if they walk on feet and legs, dogs can bite on hands also. Can you tell me which portion of the leg?

Yadiah. It is slightly above the ankle. It is difficult for them to bite at thighs.

Geetha. That is fine. Second point is established that dogs invariably bite below knee levels. Was that at the front portion of the leg or at the back side?

Yadiah. It is on the sides.

Geetha. Did the teeth enter the flesh?

Yadiah. Then where will it enter Madam?

Geetha. Third point is established that when a dog bites, its teeth enter flesh. It can be concluded that it can bite at any portion of the leg . But it prefers to bite on softer side. Did the teeth reach the bone?

Yadiah. I do not know. Doctor has to tell.

Geetha. It is also concluded that a doctor has to be called to examine the victim and also a veterinary doctor to examine the dog if it is caught. The doctor has to be MBBS.

Geetha. How many teeth have entered your leg?

Yadiah. I have not counted.

Geetha, Do you know the number of teeth in a dog?

Yadiah. How do I know? I have better things to do in police force. I even do not know how many teeth I have. hee..hee. You ask silly questions.

Geetha. These answers are very important to us.

Yadiah. No one has time to count teeth of a dog. We have no time to even have food. We are in police force.

Geetha. OK relax. Now tell me what was the color of the dog?

Yadiah. I think it was light blue.

Geetha. How can be a dog blue?

Yadiah. I think it was dark blue.

Geetha. It could be black. In your fear you thought the dog to be blue. It may be possible that a man gets color blind after a dog bites. Now tell me some more. Did the dog have hair on body.

Yadiah. (Getting irritated) If the dog did not have hair, I had. Eee..eee.. Its body was looking like glass.

Geetha. Oh that means it was shining well. It is also confirmed that hairy or hairless dogs bite people. Please do not get annoyed. . Now tell me Yadiahji. Was it a dog or bitch?

Yadiah. We call everything as a dog.

Geetha. How can it be? Male animal is called a dog.

Yadiah. I did not see in detail. It was behind me.

Geetha. What was your reaction when the dog bit you?

Yadiah (Gets upset) I danced in joy and sang. I laughed too. I said thank you doggy for biting me. I can stay at house for some days. Please bite me more and more ..ee..eee…eee…ooo..aa..aaaaa….

Geetha. Please do not get annoyed. Now tell me whether it had a long tail or pig tail?

Yadiah. (Pulling his hair) It had long tail, two feet long and one inch in diameter. Tail was pointed at the end. I think it had two tails.

Geetha. How a dog can have two tails? I think you were greatly scared. Was it straight or curved?

Yadiah (Getting upset and screams) The tail was in the shape of a spiral.

Geetha. Was it like a clock spring? Or was it an involute? Was the spiral downwards?

Yadiah. I have not seen a clock spring. I do not know what is involute. I have not done engineering.

Geetha. Why? Now every nut gets an engineering seat in the state of AP. Thanks for reimbursement of fees by government of AP. The guy who fails in EMCET ( entrance examination for admissions in engineering) also can get a seat in any shitty engineering where they do not have faculty, books, magazines, Journals, proper Principal or labs. They give seat for fees even lesser than govt fees. Hee..hee.. It is strange you did not study engineering although you are from AP..Engineering education is the greatest joke in AP and a slap on the face of engineers in AP.

Yadaiah. Why police needs engineers? They want people who can not reason out. They want people to follow orders… mere robots. They should know only one word. YES SIR.Jee Huzur,, Haazir hoo Janab. Kya hokum hai.. Mere bap..

Geetha. It is OK. Why worry about engineering? Now tell me about the tail. It can not be like a helical or torsion spring. Now tell me Yadiahji whether it has standing ears, stiff ears or hanging ears.

Yadiah. (Crying) Now leave me. It is enough. It had one ear drooping and other one up right.

Geetha. Now I understand. It must be a cross breed between Alsatian and Labrador or Cocker Spaniel.

Yadiah. I do not know what breed it was. For me, all are bloody dogs. It was Kutta or dogs breed.

(In desperation, he takes a stone and hammers his own head) Kill me.. Kill me guys. If you do not go, I shall bite you now...Rrrrr..rrr..rrrr…rrrr

Geetha. I think he is getting affected by the bite. He says he will bite. (Moves slightly far)

Patel. Madam. Enough of it. I think you must stop asking questions. You are a silly woman. Better go away before people hammer you black and blue.

Geetha. Sir. Now only few questions are left. This is our job. Whole world is watching us. Truth has to be brought out. Whole state is watching the live show. Mr Yadiah, please tell me whether it had all the four legs.

Yadiah. I think, it had only three legs. Two legs in the front and one at the back. It had a horn also on the fore head . It was not limping. It was a special one.

Geetha. Oh I see. Has it a horn? I think it belonged to the group of unicorn. Strange indeed! This dog must be unique in the world. It should not be killed at any cost. It must be sent to a zoo.

Gandhi. Yeah..Yeah. India is the first country to have Unicorn dog. Hip Hip Hurray.Patel, Did I not say that we are great people and our country is very great?

Yadiah. Not the dog, Madam you must be sent to zoo.You…stupid woman. Watch out.

Geetha. Why me?

Yadiah. You are a mad and crazy woman from TV channel. I have not seen a woman like you. Are you an interviewer or clown? When I go home, I shall break my TV. I shall come to your house and break your TV too. I shall break TV sets of my neighbors. I shall break TV sets in entire market. Shame on you? You are special one. So, go to a zoo. Mir Alam zoo is waiting for you. Ohfo. It is also is named after Nehru sahib. It is called Nehru zoological gardens. After all everything has to be in the name of Nehru family only..Is there any anti rabies vaccine named after Rajiv Gandhi in AP? This is because everything in AP is named after that poor guy. There is a cage ready for you madam. Run.. run.. You idiot or I shall bite you to shreds. Grrr..Grrr ( He pounces at the TV crew.)

(The TV crew runs away from the scene shit scared and Yadiah runs after them throwing choicest abuses and shouting Bow.. wow.. wow... The remaining police men run to catch him)

Laxman. Come back, you clown. Return.

Yadiah. Never and never. I shall teach them a lesson. Bow . wow..wow.

Gandhi. Patel. Bahut Maza aagaya ( We enjoyed greatly). Have you heard the interview of TV crew fully?

Patel. Why not? These guys are like this only. Every interview held after any incident will be like this. haa..haa.. They are specimens and jokers of first order.

Gandhi. It is their bread and butter. They have to survive in this dirty world. They are paid for it. The traffic has not cleared yet. We have to sleep here only.

Nehru. So be it. But some dogs may bite us.

Patel. We are not police men. They prefer police men and municipal office personnel for biting.

Patel. Haa..haaa..heee..hee

Gandhi. Ho..hoo.Hoo..Hoo. I shall tell you a trick. When a dog charges at you, sing Ramdhun. It gets pacified. It will wag its tail and lick your hand. I am sure about it.

Patel. During partition days, people sang Ramdhun. Even then they were killed in thousands by Pakistanis. Ramdhun did not work then. You were shot dead by Godse while you were preparing to sing Ramdhun. It will not work now. It is said that you uttered.. Ram Ram after Nathuram fired at you point blank with his pistol. Yet, there was no response from Lord Ram. You died on the spot like a lame duck. In future too, it will not work for politics. Dogs will bite whether you sing or do not sing Ram bhajan. After all, they are dogs. Same is the case with our enemies.

Gandhi. I do not subscribe to your theory. Keep watching. Let the dogs charge at me and watch me singing Ramdhun. The dogs will become lambs.

Patel. Bapu. Better climb this stone first before you attempt any thing.

( Gandhi climbs a large stone kept at the island and starts singing Ramdhun and suddenly few dogs appear at the scene and shout bow .. bow.. wow. Gandhi retracts and throws a small stone at them. Dogs become furious and fall on Gandhi trying to bite him. Gandhi sings Ramdhun still louder and the dogs get wild. Patel quickly shoes them out with Bapu’s stick. They run away, but watch from a distance barking. )

Patel. Bapu. Have you seen now? Better stop singing and keep quiet.

Gandhi. You are true. I have to close my mouth. These dogs do not like singing Ramdhun. Probably they do not understand Hindi.

Patel. I am always true Bapu. Lesson learnt is that Ramdhun does not deter dogs from biting in whatever language you sing.

( The trio and others sleep at the island at the crossing at the feet of the devil statue while police men struggle to clear traffic. Laxman and Sri Kanth are still searching for the rabid dog in the dirty lanes and at dust bins at Dilsukhnagar.)

CURTAIN FALLS

Monday, November 7, 2011

INTO THE PAST WITH PAIN...247

INTO THE PAST WITH PAIN…247
Dr K Prabhakar Rao


( It is Washington city in USA and in White House President Obama is seen relaxing in a chair in the garden. There are many guards fully armed at different locations. Light music is heard in very slow tone. Obama is seen sipping a drink and appears much relaxed. Suddenly there is a flash and General Washington is seen entering the place from a corner and he is in smart uniform. )

Obama. ( gets up) Welcome sir. You are most welcome to this place. We have not met for a long time.

Washington. True. In fact, I was very busy too.

Obama. Sir, please be seated. What do you like to have?

Washington. Anything befitting fir the occasion.

( A waitress smartly dressed arrives with a drinks trolley and wine is served to the guest. Obama personally pours the drink.)

Washington. Mr. President, you appear much relaxed now than what you were when we met last time.

Obama. True sir. At that time, I was new and there were many challenges too.

Washington. I heard that Libya is crushed and Gaddafi is also killed.

Obama. True sir. Aim has been achieved. In fact my predecessor George Bush notified the evil axis. They were Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

Washington. Some how, he missed Libya in the list.

Obama. I was surprised at the omission. Of course we later modified the list.

Washington. Iraq - work is over. Saddam Hussein has gone to heavens and Iraq has become a democracy. hee..hee. Of course, they are under our thumbs.

Obama. Sir, Do you think Saddam has gone to heavens?

Washington. In fact, I must say to hell for his evil acts. But Muslims claim that he was a martyr who fought for his faith and laid down his life. He has to go to heavens directly without waiting for the Day of Judgment.

Obama. Haa..haa. Let him be happy wherever he is. We have no worry. For us, he is dead. Now Gaddafi will join him. As a matter of fact, Gaddafi deserves to be a martyr as he was shot in the battle field by his enemies where as Saddam Hussein was hanged at a scaffold after a trial as a criminal. In both cases, own people played great role in dethroning them.Haa..haaa…hee..heee

Washington. But you guys also played great role. Without your support, it was not possible.

Obama. True. Hee..heee..heee

Washington. In the evil axis, another member has been struck off. North Korea was doing some saber rattling before you became the President. They are quiet now. They probably know what would happen to them if thgey wag tails much. They do occasional jumping because they have a very powerful neighbor to fall back.

Obama. True. Iraq or Libya had no such friends. Iran earlier fought a decade war with Iraq. They are happy that Iraq has gone with Saddam. Libya was alone wagging the tail.

( In the mean time, a sentry walks in and smartly salutes.)

Obama. What is the matter Soldier?

Soldier. Sir. There are some visitors waiting to see you. They appear to be Indians.

Washington. Do you have appointment with them?

Obama. I do not remember. There can be only one guy who walks in like this. He is MK Gandhi of India.

Washington. Oh MK, I know him. He met us previously. He is harmless and has great fad of non violence.

Obama. True. Every guy has to have something. I shall call them in. (Looks at the sentry) OK . Please bring them in.

(After some time, Gandhi, Nehru and Patel walk in and they are dressed as usual)

Obama (Stands) welcome Mr Gandhi. Please come in and be seated.

(The visitors sit in chairs and appear to be relaxed)

Gandhi. Good evening Mr President Obama. Good Evening General Washington sir. It is nice to see you after long time.

( Patel and Nehru also pay compliments to them)

Gandhi. Sorry to disturb you at this odd hour.

Washington. (within himself) you have already disturbed us.

Gandhi. Any thing sir? You said some thing.

Washington. No, nothing like that.

Gandhi. I learnt that Libya has fallen to the revolutionaries who would establish democracy soon.

Obama. True. You heard correctly.

Gandhi. I am sorry to hear that Gaddafi was killed.

Obama. True.

Gandhi. Was it necessary to kill him after capture?

Obama. Who said that? The fighters fired at him to capture. He was injured and died while being taken in a vehicle.

Gandhi. But all are saying that he was deliberately shot and killed.

Obama. What can I say? I have not seen it.

Washington. He died like a soldier unlike Saddam. I am happy about it.

Gandhi. Where was the requirement of NATO forces involving themselves in Libya.

Obama. Mr. Gandhi. He was a dictator and people rose against his regime. He was not willing to step down. He committed atrocities on his own people. We always support the people who are fighting for democracy and justice.

Gandhi. It is a sovereign country. It is their internal matter. Why others should involve. Whole world is pointing finger at you stating that oil wells in Libya are the greatest attractions. Gaddafi always defied USA in past too. I remember that during the reign of senior bush Libya was subjected to missile attacks in which one of the sons of Gaddafi was killed.

Washington. I know that. But how this is connected to it?

Gandhi. It means that Libya was always on the hit list of USA. USA stands for West.

Washington. Mr Gandhi. How you are affected by these developments?

Gandhi. I believe in peace in world. I feel bad when human suffering is there.

Washington. Sir, where were you when Gaddafi was violating human rights in Libya and killing his own people?

Gandhi. I was planning to visit him and plead to him.

Washington. Look Mr. Gandhi. This is a cruel world. Your days of non violence are over. Many think that you drove the Englishmen by non violence. But was there no violence. There was great violence too . Can you give the figures of partition riots? How many Hindus were slaughtered? How many Muslims lost life? How many women lost honor. How many kids became orphans? How many women were abducted? Do you have any figures?

Gandhi. (Keeps silent)

Patel. Sir. There was great violence too in Indian subcontinent. I agree. MK Gandhi also was shot and killed soon after partition. Before that Indo Pak war took place. Many died in the war. War did not end by Gandhi’s fast.

Washington. Mr. Gandhi. To day world is ruled by the principle might is right and Make hay while sun shines. You know that in Middle East countries, people have woken up. They are resisting dictatorships. They want democracy. The struggle is going on in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Egypt and other places.

Patel. Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are your satellites. USA tends to look other way to whatever happens in these two countries. Is there any democracy in Saudi Arabia? Paksitan is a terrorist state. Can you deny it. Laden was hiding in Pakistan for many years. Finally you guys killed him near Pak capital. Did you disown Pakistan? Have you taken them to task. You attacked Afghansitan and captured it after 9/11.You wanted Laden. Hundreds of Taliban cadres including top guys were hiding in Pakistan. Why you have not invaded Pakistan?

Washington. There is some truth in what you say Mr Patel.

Patel. I always speak truth. Truth is always bitter and sour too ( Gets up, sings and does jig).

My words are not like sweet chocolates
They are bitter and very sour
I do not mince any words like others
But I am simple and plain to the hearts core

I was the iron man of India
With a tough mind and soft heart
All the princes of India were brought into line
While I rarely wielded arrow and a dart

Washington. I like it. You appear to be a practical person. I read about you.

Patel. Thanks sir for the compliments.

Washington. We do not underestimate MK s Contribution. But his policies are out dated now. Then too they were not true to a great extent . It is a different matter that the English men left India weakened after WW II. In our case we had to fight a civil war.

Gandhi. I do not take cedit for getting freedom to India. It is alls effort.

Washington. Only you are highlighted.

Nehru. It happens. All can not be highlighted. In case of USA you have been highlighted. Is it not true.

Washington. You may have your own views.

Patel. ( sings)

We have our views and ways
While you can have your own
Others will have some thing different
But mostly people are overblown

Washington. Haa..Ha..haa .. well sung Mr Patel. You are witty too.

Patel. Thanks, sir. I am honored by your words.

Gandhi. We side tracked from Libya.

Patel. No. we are very much within. About Libya we have our views while USA has its own. We can not impose out views.

Gandhi. But there is some world opinion too. I find United Nations Organization to be an ineffective one.

Obama. That is what you think. Whole world knows what you have done to create Bangladesh in 1971. Why did you invade East Pakistan?

Gandhi. We had no option.

Obama. Here too we had no option except to interfere in Libya.

Gandhi. Pakistan was our neighbor. Libya was not your neighbor.

Obama. Wow.We have interests in entire world. We are super power and we do power balance.

Patel. What is this W0W? Sounds like Bow wow.

Obama. Nothing it is. It is a catch word.

Gandhi. But we are highly distressed with Libyan invasion and killing of Gaddafi.

Obama. Mr Gandhi. Please relax. Your days are over now. Your ideas are over.Your principles will not work now. If you do fasting at Kashmir border will Pakistani forces leave occupied Kashmir? They did not listen to you after partition and they invaded Kashmir. Where were you then?

Gandhi. Those days are over now.

Obama. Mr Gandhi. World politics change always. We have to keep our interests safe. We have to guard against our potential enemies and wipe away the existing enemies. We have done that in case of Saddam Hussein , Bin Laden and Gaddafi. Some more are left.

Washington. Yeah. Work is yet to be completed. Great indeed. We are in the process.

Patel. Hope Iran is in pipe line.

Obama. Yeah.Time only will tell you.

Gandhi. OK Obama sir and Washington sir, We shall take leave. Thanks for sharing the views with us.

Obama. Thanks Mr Gandhi. Never mind.

Washington. OK Mr Gandhi. Best of luck to you.

( Gandhi, Nehru and Patel get up and shake hands with the President Obama and General Washington and walk out of the park while sentry escorts them away)

Washington. Thanks god , they have gone away. Let us enjoy our drink.

Obama. Sure sir.These guys do not drink and this drink has become stale now. Let us have fresh drink.

Washington. True.

( They pour fresh drink in the glasses and say cheers. )

CURTAIN FALLS

Thursday, November 3, 2011

INTO THE PAST WITH PAIN...246

INTO THE PAST WITH PAIN…246

Dr K Prabhakar Rao


(It is Pak occupied Kashmir and in a forest some militants are seen sitting near a fire. They are fully armed with latest weapons. They are Rasheed, Mujahid, Rasool khan, Iftikhar and Jilani )

Rasheed. Bhai Mujahid, You had been to Indian areas recently, what is the news?

Mujahid. There is a an interesting news no doubt.

Rasheed. What is that?

Mujahid. The CM of J and K state who is OmarAbdullah grandson of Sheikh Abdullah and son of Farookh Abdullah is making efforts to get special powers withdrawn for Indian army in the state.He wants to appease section of people.

Jilanil. That means the kid Abdullah is doing some thing good for us.

Mujahid. Probably it will be so if powers are withdrawn.

Iftikhar. But will central govt in India allow such idea?

Jilani. I doubt it. Indian army will not allow it. Probably they would resist it tooth and nail. J and K is their bread and butter.

Rasheed. If it comes through, we shall be very happy. Indian army will keep looking while we loot Kashmir, commit arson, abduct and kill at will. Paramilitary forces are no match to us. They can be crushed by us.

Mujahid. Yeah. Insha Allah. It will soon be realized. Long live Pakistan

Iftikhar. Long live Azad Kashmir. Allah Ho Akbar.

Rashhed. Bhai Mujahid. Please tune the radio. It is time for news from India of Kafirs.

( Mujahid tunes the radio and news from Delhi are blared out)

Voice. Keee..keee. grrr..grrr…peee..peeee.. Good Morning listeners.eee..eeee…. This is All India Radio. News read by Chamcha Singh Murkhatia. Listeners already know that CM of J and Kashmir state has demanded that special powers of army in the state be withdrawn. Army in very powerful way has represented against such move and the matter is being considered very serious at top most level. Now, the CM Omar Abdullah has gone defensive and is making damage controlling exercise. He is back tracking. Today in parliament there was a chaos as honorable Members of Parliament fought each other on the floor of the house. They tore each others shirts and attacked each other with shoes and slippers. Many broke their heads and limbs. The members were disqualified for the season. Speaker adjourned the house for the day….hee..heee.. What a tamasha in India

Majahid Shhh.. Shit… What type of nuts are there! It is a regular affair there ( He switches off the radio)

Jilani. These Indian kashmiris lack guts in fact. Look! Abdulla has back tracked .

Iftikhar. What he will do? After all he is a kid. He lacks depth. He dances after a key is given to him. ( He gets up and imitates a dancing doll )

Mujahid. ( Laughs)Our entire expectations have gone for a six.

Jilani. Hee..hee.. Nothing to worry brother. Allah is with us. We shall win one day.

Iftikhar. We will not live to see the day.

Rasheed. We may not live. Some others will live surely.

Iftikhar. Yeah.. Insha Allah.

Rasheed. Bhai. How long this fight will go on. We are tired.

Iftikhar. Stop it. Please control yourself. A Mujahid will never get disappointed.

Rasheed. Aftr all, we are also humans. Our families in Karachi are suffering. Recently, my third wife gave birth to a daughter. I have not seen my fourth wife after nikha. Hope she is still there.

Iftikhar. Mujahids have to sacrifice entire thing and lives for a cause. My 4 th wife also recently gave birth to her 6th son at Peshawar. Earlier to it, my 3 rd wife gave birth to her fifth daughter in Rawalpindi.My second wife is pregnant for 4th time now. I have not seen them.

Rasool. Brothers. Please control your emotions. We have a cause to fight for. We must sacrifice.

Rasheed. We get sacrificed and finally some clown will rule, if at all we realize Azad Kashmir.

Rasool. True. Such things will always happen. Look. In Pakistan army guys ruled for very long although it was realized by our veterans. Army can take over at any time in Pakistan. Now General Kayani is itching.

Rasheed. True. After all Pakistan lives by sword.

Iftikhar. Please know that those who live by sword also will die by sword.

Rasheed. Let it be. It is better to die like a tiger than dying like rat in backyard.

Iftikhar. Zia ul Haq died like a rat in air plane explosion. In fact all Pak dictators died in oblivion unsung and un heard like rats. Haa..haa..haa. It is turn of Musharraf now and later for Kayani too. In India, Army keeps away from the shit pot of politics. In Pakistan once they entered the shit pot, they could not get out. They liked the taste in shit pot. They can not leave it.

Rasool. Bhai. Well said. Now what is to be done? Abdullah’s plans in Kashmir are no success. We have to find some other way. We have to influence some political parties there.

Rasheed. All our plans are not meeting success. We had some hopes on Abdullah’s politics. That too failed.

Rasool. Failures are stepping stones to success. One day Entire Kashmir will be ours. Indians will then weep. No Kafir can live there. All will be Muslims only. As it is, we have driven all Pundits out. Now some how, Jammu region we have to clean.

Rasheed. That’s difficult.

Rasool. Nothing is difficult for a jihadi. If we can not enjoy fruits of jihad in this world, we shall enjoy in Allah’s heavens. There will be many virgins waiting for us with open arms. Ha..haa..Haaa.

Jilani. Bhai Any other news from India?

Rasool. Gandhigiri is going on in India. There is a old hat called Anna Hazare who is waging agitation against corruption in India. He made life hell for ruling party. He puts on Gandhi cap.In Pakistan also a lawyer started such fast after getting inspired by Hazare.

Jilani. Was he successful?I am sure General Kayani must have screwed that guy.

Rasool. How success can come so soon? That too in India. The Indian leaders are thick skinned. They are trying all tricks to bring discredit to Anna and his team. His team mates are being targeted in all ways. One Shanti Bhushan was kicked by some guys in his office. That guy spoke in favor of our cause. He supported plebiscite in Kashmir.

Jilani. Indian leaders must have got a very bad name.

Rasool. How it matters? I said they are thick skinned like Komodo dragons. Many are shameless too. They want power some how. Means are of no matters. End is important. MK Gandhi must be crying in heavens.

(Suddenly a flash is seen and MK Gandhi , Nehru and Patel appear in front of them)

Rasool. Bhai. Who are you? You do not look like Kashmiri guys. Are you from India?

Gandhi. We are from India. We are Gandhi, Patel and Nehru.

( Gandhi does jig and sings while Patel and Nehru clap)

Gandhi ( sings)

I am the great bald and bold Gandhi of India
And also called the Mahatma meaning great soul
I died many years ago by Godse’s pistol bullet
After India was broken by us and made a begging bowl


Rasool. Oh, you are the old timers of past and partition days. Why you have come here? This is a forbidden land for you. More over you are dancing too. You appear to be very bold. Are you nuts?

Gandhi. There is nothing forbidden for us. There is nothing to be afraid of for us. We need no Visa or pass port. We are already dead guys

Iftikhar. Any how you have come here. Please sit down and have some chai ( Tea)

Patel. Thanks.

( Tea is served to all and they sip happily)

Nehru. Why are you struggling in forest like this? Are you Pakistani border guards?

Rasool. No. We are militants and Jihadis fighting for liberating Kashmir.

Patel. I see.

Nehru. Eee..eee.. these guys may harm us.

Rasool. Please do not worry. We are not that bad. Bhai. We hear that a serious fight is going on in India against corruption.

Patel. Yeah, Hazareji is leading it.

Rasool. Where is it now?

Patel. At present it is there only and they are trying to get a bill passed in Parliament for LOK pal.

Rasool. Will they do it?

Patel. I doubt it.

Rasool. Then it becomes a joke.

Patel. Yes . Life in India has become a joke in fact.

Rasool. Can I say jokers live in India?

Gandhi. That may be harsh. Some are good too. But such men are few. But politics have lost face in view of people.

Patel. Bapu. Even then every one wants to become MLA or MP in India.

Gandhi. Why not? They can make lot of money. That is the situation today. Look at the scams in India. Pakistan in fact is feeling happy. India is no better. They lost moral plane.

Iftikhar. Earlier you guys used to preach sermons to all. Now where do you stand?

Patel. We stand on the same ground as you..

Rasool. You are no way better.

Gandhi. We never said we were better. We are after all brothers ( sings and does jig)

Look brother we are all nuts
And fruits of same rotten tree
We think and act in the same way
Being mentally sick and morally free

Patel. Bapu. Well sung. Hear , hear

Rasool. I do not think Anna can succeed. After him there is none to lead the movement. His team is in shambles. It can not sustain. Bhookh Hartal se kya hoga ( What will happen by hunger fasts?). Any how, it is your head ache. We have our own of freeing Kashmir at any cost.

Patel. Hee..Hee. Are you still dreaming of seizing Kashmir? Why do you dream false ones?

Rasheed. Look. Do not underestimate us. We are not like Hindus who allowed creation of Pakistan in 1947. If we were in majority and Hindus wanted separate nation, we would have never allowed it.

Patel. That was our weakness no doubt.

Gandhi. Why do you call weakness. We had no choice. Otherwise freedom would have been delayed.

Nehru. Yes. Very true. Chota or Bada we had India at last

Rasool. Are you fee now?

Patel. What else can we do. But one day we shall gain everything that was lost.

Rasool. How? You could not merge Bangladesh with India in 1971. How can you do with Pakistan?

Patel. What is wrong in dreaming for Akhand Bharat. RSS does it for it.

Rasool. Now keep watching. Soon we shall take Kashmir from you.You guys are tired of defending it. It has become a cancer for you. Many in your country are fed up.Recently a guy from Annas team also favored Plebisite in Kashmir.

Patel. His view is not nations view.

Rasool. Slowly it will grow. When cancer can not be cured in a limb it is amputated. Kashmir also will be like that.

Patel. Keep dreaming for it.

Rasool. Now if we catch hold of you and black mail India in exchange for Kashmir what will happen?

Gandhi. Nothing will happen. They will be least bothered. They will not give one paisa in exchange for us leave Kashmir. We are of no use to them.

Patel. We lost our value once India gained freedom. Our names are required only for elections and cheating people. Behind our backs they laugh and mock at us.

Rasool. Then there is no point in catching you guys. We will waste our energies.

Iftikhar. You guys. Better pack off from you. Before we change minds.

Rasheed. Run from here you old guys.

Gandhi. OK brothers. Thanks for listening to us. May Allah bless you with wisdom and sanity.

( The trio quickly walk off from there and vanish into darkness)

CURTAIN FALLS

Thursday, October 27, 2011

INTO THE PAST WITH PAIN...245

INTO THE PAST WITH PAIN.. 245

Dr K Prabhakar Rao



Gandhi, Patel and Nehru are seen in front of Red fort in old Delhi and they are walking casually talking to each other. On the Red fort ramparts, national flag is seen fluttering proudly while on the lawns outside the fort some kids are seen playing cricket with tennis ball. Some crows also are seen sitting in a group close by.At some distance few dogs are seen fighting for leftovers. They see a small group of people on road side and get interested.

Gandhi. Patel, Let us go and see. There is a small crowd there.

Patel. OK Bapu, as you say we go there.

Nehru. That’s I fine. I am also keen (within himself.. We have no choice)

Gandhi. You said something Jawaharlal.

Nehru. No Bapu. Nothing I said

Gandhi. I thought I heard something. That’s I OK. I am again telling. There is no compulsion. If you guys have any reservations about anything, please be bold. Please do not crib within yourselves.

Nehru. (Within himself).. If we were that bold we would not have been in the present condition.

Gandhi. OK. Let us go.

(The trio goes to the crowd. Seeing the old people, many on lookers allow them to get through them. The crowd is in the form of ring. At the center of the ring, three guys are seen singing along with Harmonium. They are Raj, Karbooj and Tarbooj)

Loot lenge ham zamana kya Karega

Ahaha intazaronka phal bada meetha rahe ga

Ho ho ho…. Loot lenge ham zamana kya Karega

Yahi din hai…….. masthi ke din hai… lootne ka din hai

Kyo sochata hai too bahutsa thu loot lena

Loot lenge ham zamana kya Karega

Masthi ke din hai loot neka din hai

Daka daal neka din hai zamana kya karega

Ho ho ho…. Loot lenge ham zamana kya Karega

(The three singers then forma ring and dance bhangra singing the song and shouting ahu..a hu.. ahu.. Nehru gets annoyed at them)

Nehru. Are you not ashamed of singing such song?

Raj . Why I should not sing and feel ashamed? What is wrong in it?

Nehru. Are you motivating people to do such things?

Tarbooj . Bhai. What is wrong in it? We are singing what is happening around. This is Delhi brother. There are plenty of looters everywhere. It is trickling from top.

Nehru. I am very un happy. This is our capital. We must feel ashamed at ourselves.

Karbooj . Why feel bad when some one tells truth? We are singing truth.

Gandhi. Patel, why fight with them. This is democracy. They are singing what they are seeing. Is it not true that loot mar is going on everywhere?

Patel. Bapu. True. Everywhere the trouble is there. See and look at the way scams are surfacing. You scratch a guy he is involved in some scam. The tragedy is that all bigwigs are involved in scams. This is a scams raj. Brtish raj has gone leaving to scamsters.

Gandhi. Well said ( Claps) ( all interestingly look at them ). I am getting inspired to sing.

Patel. Why hesitate Bapu? This is free India. We gave them freedom to do whatever they like. They are really doing what they want.

Gandhi ( sings and does jig holding stick)

Is duniya mein sab chor chor
Koyee anda chor koyi murgi chor
Is duniya mein sab chor chor

Patel ( sings and does jig waving a handkerchief )

Is duniya mein sab chor chor
Koyee anda chor koyi murgi chor
Is duniya mein sab chor chor

( Entire crowd gets inspired and start dancing on the street singing along with Gandhi and Patel. Nehru is seen holding his head and sitting on a roadside stone. Raj goes to Nehru)

Raj. Bhai. What is wrong with you? Why are you not dancing and enjoying?

Nehru. Is it enjoying? Is it not mockery?

Raj. Why mockery? If we are telling some thing unusual and un realistic it is mockery. But we are stating truth.

Nehru. Do you know who I am ?

Raj. How do I know unless you tell?

Nehru. Have you not recognized me

Raj ( Laughs) why I should? How I can?

Nehru. I was the first PM of India.

Raj . Hope you are all right and keeping well.

Nehru. I am very fine.

Raj . If you are fine you will not state so. He died long ago. How you are here then?

Nehru. This you will not understand.

Raj .I feel sorry for you. Better take some treatment before things go out of control. OK Bhai. Please remember what I said to you.

( Raj goes back to his friends and joins the dance. Traffic on both sides comes to a halt as more and more people join the dance. Suddenly some police vans arrive screaming the sirens. They stop near the crowd and from it jump out many police men fully armed with latest weapons. A Police man announces over mike that people should disperse. People do not care and continue dancing and singing.After many announcements the crowd finally halts. Every one is seen laughing.Gandhi and patel come out of crowd and are confronted by an Inspector)

Inspector. Hey old man. What is going on here? Why all are dancing? What is the occasion?

Patel. Look Inspector. People had some inspiration and they are enjoying.

Inspector. But you guys are singing that all are thieves. Some big and some small.

Patel. Is it not true?

Inspector. I may not subscribe to it. Hoe can all be thieves? There will be some good guys too.

Gandhi. Bhai. That was a film song in fact.

Inspector. Bhai . You have caused traffic jam. You guys are all old and aged. Is it correct for you to do such things?

Gandhi. For enjoyment there is no age limit Bhai.

Inspector. OK . Now go away. I have to clear the area.

Patel. OK Bhai. We shall go

( Crowd slowly melts away and police also go away from the scene)

Gandhi. Patel. We had a nice time today. We enjoyed to our heartsfill.Let us go.

( The trio walks away singing Ramdhun)

( CURTAIN FALLS )
 

A CARD PLAYING SCENE AT A VILLAGE ( Drawn in water colors by Dr K Prabhakar rao)
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BUTTABOMMALA DANCE OF AP ( Drawn in water colors by Dr K Prabhakar Rao)
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PEOPLE EATING IDLIS AT ROADSIDE CART IN UNHEALTHY SURROUNDING. USUAL INDIAN WAY 9 dRAWN IN WATER COLORS BY Dr K Prabhakar Rao)
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