Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Entertaining Times Ahead

As the general elections 2009 dates were announced last week by CEC, I could feel a typical sense of thrill and excitement in me. I always get excited on executing my basic democratic right, casting my vote. :-)

Another cause for my excitement is the post poll scenario which is always spicy and sensational. ;-)

Before Electronic voting machines came into picture, it took at least 3 days for the result of final constituency to be out .So, Doordarshan used to telecast lots of films when Minu and Gitanjali Iyer were collecting latest results behind the screen .Film crazy Indians(includes me also;-)) had a wonderful time gluing to the TV screens , munching some snacks ,sipping hot coffee while watching the swings in results.

But now, EVMs have made things so easy, results are out before noon. So gone are the days of doordarshan movies :( , easy chairs, snacks and coffees. But Thanks to the post poll Hungama, Indians are not deprived of the fun they used to have in pre EVM era...

These days it is even more funnier, because of the results which lead to hung parliament. Poll pundits have already predicted a mixed verdict from Indian voters. So commotion is imminent. Now, with the formation of Third front the chaos is bound to happen. :-) Power puff girls of Indian politics ;-) [Maya, jaya] have enrolled themselves in third front and want to fulfill their dream of becoming prime minister of India.As of now ,the only person in Indian politics who doesn't want to become PM is Dr.Manmohan Singh ;-) ...May be he is tired:( of accomodating all whims and fancies of his coalition partners.:-) Even before a single vote is cast Jaya skipped the party thrown by Maya stating that PM candidate will be decided after Poll results are announced. This is just a trailer of the great blockbuster movie “Thaandav of Democracy” (Dance is very mild word .Thaandav is apt ;-)

After the election results are declared, parties and their leaders will decide how sekkoolar (this is how secular is pronounced by Indian politicians:-) ) they are, whether to join hands with secular UPA or Nationalistic (?!) NDA. If both UPA and NDA fail to make the mark, then pandemonium will reach its peak;-). Psephologists of TV News channels will have a great gala time interviewing the eloquent leaders displaying their gift of gab, further confusing their ideologies;-) ,leaders accusing each other of pseudo secularism :-o and minority appeasement(favourite words of News channels ;-)), lots of horse trading ( another favorite word of news channels ;-)) ,kidnapping the MPs to safer places till the confidence motion takes place…Oh! God! Lots of thrilling and interesting things are going to happen…Now, Tell me ! Don’t you find these events more entertaining than Doordarshan movies of yester years?:-). Expect more posts in this subject till my election fever subsides ;-) .CU in next post.

15 comments:

Prasanna's Pen Speaks ... said...

pesama neeye political analsing jobkku polam...ofcourse media has become important role in making this polls as superhit..lets wait and enjoy.. btw will u vote ?

Padma said...

yes !ofcourse! i will vote! If anybody is ready to give me that analyst job.I will happily do it..;-) .But nobody is ready to give me that job:-)

Nandakumar said...

Sorry Padma .........I don want to bluff.I am not impressed.There are plenty of people to write such dry subjects.You have the flair to write funny subjects.Do only that.

Any how customory ending words.Keep blogging..... but don become a pronob roy.25 out of 100 marks.

Padma said...

Thank u kumar chittappa for reading my blog and giving frank comments..But what to do..politics and elections are one of my favourite subjects.. even though it is dry,our politicians make it funny..keep reading my blog!

Raja said...

Heh Padma..good blog..Even though politics is a dry subject, only a few people can squeeze the juice out of it for blogging like how you do! Elections are always interesting in India, nothing different here in the US though. I like your new character assignment for the third front. What an appropriate name ..'Power puff girls'!
Looks like things have changed from the pre-EVM era. Those days DD used to telecast, old classics..nowadays it has changed to 'Live action thrillers/comedy?' really depends...
On your blog, pl. don't stop blogging in your politics section..only few can write like you besides those daring journalists..Also try to come up with a funny blog to fulfill Kumar's request..

Padma said...

Hi raja !Thank u for reading my blog!politics is my favourite subject eversince ravi introduced "Thuglaq" magazine to me.so I ll continue writing in this subject with intermediate breaks .I am a person who believes that always eating sweets may lead to diabetes so some bitter,hot,sour taste is also needed to balance the food and health.Fun is an important ingredient in our life.but it is like sweets for me.So I ll continue with all types of subjects;-) God !Save the readers!;-)

RAMKI said...

dont compare u with journalists.as per one astrligicalprediction in panchangam an unexpected person will b PM.but cannot b for full term.may b mayajaya.or saradpawar.god save india.let us pray for it.

Padma said...

mostly ,the unexpected PM is me;-)
appa!when did i compare myself with journalists :-o anyway,keep reading my blogs

Anonymous said...

Priyanka said
Interesting article. I agree, these days politics provides as much entertainment as TV and Bollywood stars do. :)

March 18, 2009 6:14 AM

Padma said...

Thank u sanju! for reading and commenting on my blog!as u said,entertainment provided by politicians like lalu are real fun:-)

Kothai said...

Super blog Padma... I am going to educate myself about Indian politics from your blog.
Election confusion drama happens every where.

Do you remember the drama with Al Gore & Bush & the confusing verdict. The TV channels announced Gore as the winner & though Gore won far more votes Bush came to power because of confusion in counting in a county.

All of America were on the edge of the seats for 3 days. The supreme court had to intervene in the end...

Padma said...

kothai! i remember that US election.In fact ,Indians realised the strength and excellent system of our election commission only during that election.Compare the population of India and US.Imagine the difficulties our election commission should be undergoing in handling the rural and illiterate people..In spite of that indian elections are comparatively well conducted..but real jokers are our politicians;-) and they make our elections spicy:-)

Kothai said...

I just read today that Mallika Sarabhai is contesting in Gujarat.

She was quoted as saying that the common man is reduced to a non entity in the elections & Democracy is for the politicians by the politicians...

Wonderful to see such alternate people in politics.

Padma said...

yes that's true..but mallika is not a commoner.. she is a famous personality..she loves to give some media savvy messages..;-)and always in media glare..but good to see such alternatives

rajendra said...

Padma, your interest & knowledge in politics is good enough to write interesting blogs. There will be much to write once the "play" begins.
Entertaining days ahead...