Thursday, 9 April 2015


Have they forgotten
The meaning of ‘Shame’?
Have they forgotten the meaning of ‘Democracy’?
Or have they begun
Misspelling it as ‘Demo-crazy’?

What else can explain
The total disregard,
Nonchalance to allegations
of scandals aplenty

of corruption, sex  escapades
And what not…
Charges levelled by, not just opposition
But by  those
In their own front!

And all this in a state
Whose people
Held most literate, knowledgeable
And politically savvy!

Sad to see the fall,
Depths to which
the country has plunged…
At one time, a union railway minister
On news of accident, resigned
Owning moral responsibility

Today, the minister sits tight
As if nothing has happened
“Where is the proof?” he smiles
“Give it to us and our police
Will investigate”

Yes. You smile
Knowing very well
It’s “your” police who will investigate…
Long live democracy!


  1. Indeed only shameless people are entering politics nowadays

  2. Wonderfully written. Very sorry state of affairs indeed.

    Just another cool info for U & readers of Ur blog! Here is a gr8 chance for U to stay in Lord Jagannath's Paradise & Lap of Buddhism at awesome Toshali Resorts at Puri & Ratnagiri respectively of Odisha! Participate soon..last 3 dez only!
    #UtkalaDibasaQuiz : Win 2N-3D Stay at Puri, Ratnagiri & lots more!

  3. Thank you Tomichan for your feedback!

  4. Thank you Amrita! Though short notice , I may also take part in the competition.

  5. Such a sorry state in our country. A hard hitting poem.