Witness the beauty of the great cupid festival which excites curiosity as the townsfolk are dancing at the touch of brownish water thrown from squirt-guns. They are seized by pretty women while all along the roads the air is filled with singing and drum-beating. Everything is coloured yellowish red and rendered dusty by the heaps of scented powder blown all over.
Holi as described by Ratnaval, 7th century drama
Hiranyakashyap, the demon king wanted to kill his son Prahalad because he was a Vishnu devotee, who refused to acknowledge that his father was not as great as God. His sister, Holika had magical powers and was immune to fire. She seized Prahalad, sitting in the middle of a fire with the boy on her lap. Because Holika was using her gift to do something evil, her power vanished and she was burned to ashes. And so the tradition of burning a dummy of Holika that still exists today
Today, India, as a society, is reeling through a major crisis. Our moral values have gone for a toss.
Newspapers are replete with stories of the absconding Nirav Modis and Vijay Mallayas, working their way through the labyrinthine work processes of the system, and beating it completely as to make it look like a complete fool
Each day we hear of a new scam, NPAs in the banking system have touched a new high of INR 835,000 crores (Sep’17), company after company is being moved to NCLT and Insolvency & Bankruptcy proceedings are being initiated, every days it agencies like Enforcement Directorate, Income Tax, CBI swinging into action, most hospitals have become money looting agencies, we’ve had instances of 8 month old girls being raped by maniacs;
As a vendor, you can’t do business in a sizable chunk of public sector/private companies except through greasing of palms. Thats Ease of Doing Business in India
Everyone is trying to make hay while the sun shines. Let the ethical foundations of society go for a toss
Even the fruit-seller has no ethical qualms while applying “Best Quality – Farm Fresh” sticker on the apple at exactly the same point where its rotten 🙂
The mango man ( आम आदमी ) is feeling indignant and short-charged by the elite class. The biggies, unscrupulous promoters in connivance with corrupt politicians and powered by knowledge professionals including auditors have reduced democracy to a joke
As technological reality delivers big time on Artificial Intelligence, as a race, fading humanity is leading to complete loss of Emotional Intelligence
Where are we headed? Weren’t we a country with a rich spiritual and cultural heritage? What really led to his rapid erosion of values
Don’t you think its time for us to reflect on these glaring issues, this Holi !! What are your views
P.S. Wishing you and your loved ones a color filled and joyous Holi