A Few lines from poet Nazrul’s poem Shikha (the flame), roughly translated-
The tragedy of India is it’s youth is used as a walking stick, a crutch by the decaying… the arms that once fought glorious wars are now begging for votes, the decaying is basking in the glory created by youth, luring them into their traps using jobs as baits.
Sounds so surreal, does not it? But it is quite the truth in India, the way youth is brazenly abused in this country is quite exemplary in the bad sense. There was a time when Indian philosophy was a man should pass a part of his life in studying, next part in full fledged family life, then handing over the authority to the next generation but staying around, devoting more time to holy rituals than materialistic pleasures, gains. Then finally leaving the family and living in isolation or as it was in that age, building a hut in a holy place or forest, seeking God or salvation.
Now, it is too much to expect the final part from human beings, and their family members too most probably won’t want that, but the third part is only fair, handing over authority to the younger generation when they are ready and then just be around, in case they need help.
Tragically that part too stopped happening, the eternal hunger, greed for power corrupted those who should guide, protect, the elderly, the more experienced ones, can’t call them wise! Because somehow I believe wisdom is unselfish.
Don’t go by books or bookies, take a random trip in India wearing Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, most people won’t dare to tell you the truth, no one likes to piss their employers off in India, unless of course they are government employees, and they are the pets of Indian government, the non government sector is its illegal child. That is how the (majority of entire workforce in India) who work under this sector are treated by the Indian Government. They are viciously exploited by the corrupted employers and the Indian Government’s duty is done by performing some bureaucratic formalities of course, who cares about implementation? It’s not the job of a government to check out if the laws are implemented or not, passing them is their only duty. If people are being wronged they should sue their employers.
From where will the starving people get money to sue millionaires? Well, that is their problem, right? If they don’t sue and win how will government know that the corruption is so rampant in private concerns? They pay tiny bags of peanuts to elephants to work for them? All day long, and quite often on weekends too? Not only in the offices but at homes too?
Honestly, if a government is so worthless that it is incapable of providing majority of its workforce a decent amount of money for their livelihood (even after more than 10 hours of duty x six, sometimes seven days of week) then how can they be elected year after year?
Here most probably the youth factor works for the decayed seasoned vultures- unemployed youth are lured into “working” for the parties under different costumes in lieu of “job promise”. Now the more young people are unemployed the better it is for the political parties, those poor boys and girls are sitting at home, doing nothing so luring them is as easy as it can be, what do they have to lose? Maybe they can gain a government job if they please the polties! So they do what one hopes young people should never do! Become minions of polties. Obey and serve them blindly, mutely, hoping for a carrot at the end of the day!
That job if they get it they become slaves of the polties from minions, because then they know that their livelihood depends on polties, so they dance to their tunes.
Yes, getting government jobs by honest means is next to impossible in India, but getting it from indirect routes is quite easy. Once in a blue moon they are exposed, then instantly hushed up but those who get to read those items at opportune time know how easy it is for “powerful” folks to make arrangements of government jobs for their pets. Just calling up the right people will be enough, without moving their *** an inch.
On the other hand if you are trying to get it honestly you will have to try from very young age, pick up the special line you are about to try, then start studying about that, learning the skills needed to get that job, and mostly joining trustworthy institutes that train for the exams of those posts.
Now, our erstwhile government destroyed West Bengal’s education system by a bunch of special strategies, which now seems well-planned at my age, after seeing, suffering this state for 30 years-
They removed English from primary classes for a very long span of time, that absolutely destroyed the grip on that language, of which Bengal was once proud of.
They made the two essential exams- board examinations Secondary and Higher Secondary a mean of ruining lives- yes, the examiners had ‘instructions” to “not” give students marks “higher than” a specific mark. That is so insane, is not it? Well, unfortunately it is true too, their examiners have clearly admitted it time and time again, that no matter how good a student’s performance/answer sheet is they are “strictly instructed” to not rise above a certain mark! Which mark is nothing in comparison to the marks that the rest of the country’s students get by writing nothing! If you want to learn how to destroy a civilization you can learn it from communist party leaders! When they are done with a society (ever) then nothing is left in that society.
I have studied in at least three boards, have studied with students of U.P. Delhi, Delhi Bengali students and Bengali students- the level of intelligence and proficiency is noticeably higher in Bengali boys and girls but they simply don’t have a chance to prove that merit! Why their marksheets and their English knowledge destroys them! Now, the evil genius asks who gets benefitted by an army of frustrated, intelligent unemployed boys and girls? Those who can exploit them brazenly, for example a bunch of old buzzards who have been playing games of politics for decades! Who sit on thrones and lure minions to do their dirty jobs! Who use those minions to terrorize the rest of the society. Had these boys and girls been employed what would have happened to the minions? Their numbers should have sliced down pitiably! Now who will vote for mass unemployment? Every shrewd buzzard will!
Not only that, they kept tabs of those who were against their revered governments- schools, families etc. and heckled them through government red tapes. The students of certain schools got special treatments, members of certain families got special treatment after all, if you have the “mean of class autocracy” in your clutches your “class” will rule, in this case buzzard class did. The rest of the state became their food, they devoured the youth of this state for thirty years and spat out minions!
West Bengal was maw of hell, but the rest of the India was not a very good place for honesty or hard work either. That is the reason why we don’t see slumdogs become millionaires in India by honest means, or a group of boys working from their garage creating something like facebook or Microsoft! Not because they are unworthy, incompetent, lazy or unwilling but because to succeed in India you will need a lot of skill, money, to win over the rampant waves of corruption. If you are super lucky then you may slip through that net, if you have your parent’s bank balance to help you then you can fly over that net, but if you have none, if you are just an average Indian youth, with average luck and too much honesty and you are tenacious enough to not let go, keep trying after string of failure (and you survive them too) then you may taste it when you are in your sixties maybe!
Article from Bhadra, August Agnijaat
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