Many years ago in the then India
Shankar, the cartoonist
Could make fun of anyone including
the PM in his cartoons
Today-an artist, cartoonist beware
Thou could be hounded, put behind bars
forced to leave and die in another land
If annoying the law makers, the politicians
Or the organised touchy sensitive citizens
of modern India!
We claim progress; we claim growth
have big shopping malls
latest cars and gadgets
are connected to
the whole world through internet
yet the irony is...
with each passing day
more intolerant has India become
the people can't speak their mind
can't express dissent
another point of view
Is this progress?
Is this success?
With passage of time,are we going backwards
instead of forward
with new generations enjoying less freedom of expression
than their ancestors........