ANT and THE grassHopper!!


Do you want to be stated as developed or developing?

Think it over


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Really a class analogy..

An Old Story:

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house
and laying up supplies for the winter.

The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool and laughs & dances &
plays the summer away.
Comes winter, the Ant is warm and well fed. The Grasshopper has no
food or shelter so he dies out in the cold.


Indian Version:

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house
and laying up supplies for the winter.
Grasshopper thinks the Ant's a fool and laughs & dances &
plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press conference and
demands to know why the Ant should be allowed to be warm and well
fed while others are cold and starving. NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to
provide pictures of the shivering Grasshopper
next to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table
filled with food.

The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this
poor Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the Ant's house.

Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demandin
g that
Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter .

Mayawati states this as `injustice' done on Minorities.

Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticize the Indian Government
for not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.

The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the
Grasshopper (many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace for
prompt support as against the wrath of God for non-compliance).

Opposition MPs stage a walkout. Left parties call for 'Bengal
Bandh' in West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.


CPM in Kerala immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working
hard in the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among Ants and
Grasshoppers.

Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian
Railway Trains, aptly named as the 'Grasshopper Rath'.

Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the ' Prevention of
Terrorism
Against Grasshoppers Act' [POTAGA], with effect from the beginning
of the winter.

Arjun Singh makes 'Special Reservation ' for Grasshoppers in
Educational Institutions & in Government Services.

The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and having
nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes,it's home is confiscated by the
Government and handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony covered
by NDTV.

Arundhati Roy calls it ' A Triumph of Justice'.

Lalu calls it 'Socialistic Justice '.

CPM calls it the ' Revolutionary Resurgence of the Downtrodden '
Koffi Annan invites the Grasshopper to address the UN General
Assembly.

Many years later...
The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi-billion
dollar company in Silicon Valley,
100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation
somewhere
in
India,


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..AND




As a result of loosing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the
grasshoppers,
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India is still a developing country¦!!!
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