Apr 19, 2009

316. A better future ?

News headlines of this week. These headlines are thought provoking and funny at the same time

  • Mohammed Kaif replaced by Katrina Kaif in IPL. (Where is cricket heading to?)
  • Kasab says that he is innocent. (What should we do with that kid?)
  • I have never advocated violence: Varun Gandhi. ( Yeah Right!!!)
  • Amisha Patel contests for elections ( I will vote for her)
  • Who is next in line for the shoe attack? ( Hope it is not me)
  • More than 100 electoral candidates have criminal cases against them ( And we talk of infuriators from across the border)

Its election time in our Country. I request everyone to administer their voting rights. We would have a black-mark on our index fingers when we vote. But let us not select someone who will end up giving a black mark for the nation.

Vote sensibly

I take this opportunity to talk for Mr. Sharat Babu who is contesting in Chennai Constituency. He is a BITS-Pilani, IIM alumnus. His life story is an inspiration for many souls around the Globe [link]. No wonder he is selected as MTV/Pepsi Youth Icon of India.

Let us not be political-party fanatics. The country needs individuals like him. There are similar candidates in every state. Please vote for such people. If the readers know of any such similar candidates contesting in different parts of the country, please drop a line about them in the comment box. Let us do a noble deed by spreading news about such individuals.Do it fast because we do not have much time in our hands.

Let us strive for a better future.

God bless you all

-Chronicwriter

53 comments:

  1. Amisha Patel?? Politics??*frown*

    May god bless on us!

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  2. It's insane how Politics has been completely commercialised. Everywhere we look, we see ads from BJP and Congress trying to beat each other down. I just hope that the citizens of the nation are mature enough to not get swayed by tactics such as this. The country needs better leaders, and fast. Hope the wait isn't too long.

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  3. Good thoughts dude.. Extremely happy for Sharath.. I hope he wins..

    There's a party named 'Lok Satta' in AP with good ideologies and has the support of most educated youth...

    True leaders got be selected for better future..

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  4. im from Kerala and here voting is over.. and regarding the eligible candidates, we have Sasi Tharur in Tvm. i hope he wins

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  5. that certainly shud help chriz...yu are rite...instead of the blame game.. we can rightfully cast our vote to some one like him. I think most of the youth now, never vote in the first place.... maybe this shud help...
    y dont yu contest :) in lollu sabha elections ha ha

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  6. i casted my vote..when is the election down there...

    urs..hemu..

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  7. amisha in politics,kasab claiming to be underage,varun "not so violent" gandhi out..misery sure does come in a bunch.

    From my constituency I just don't see a right candidate.Might just vote because of the party n not the candidate.

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  8. u like amisha??!! *scandalized*

    politics is a sad state of affairs but then we must exercise our vote, why give up our precious vote for a crook, lets make it a lil difficult for him..

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  9. amisha in politics n katrina in cricket...now datz wat i call a democracy :D :D

    n yeah i read abt this guy...pretty motivatin stuff

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  10. Whooever you vote for, plz don't vote for BJP and it's allied/gonna be allied parties. Communal d*cks.

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  11. Just saw Sharat Babu's interview in NDTV... He is really a good guy, I can guess from the way he speaks ... but then, he lacks a bit of aggression... that is required I think... Hope he wins and brings on the change that is needed so urgently...

    Thanks for putting it up!!

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  12. yeah ture have to vote sensibly!

    P.S: kasab =kid :P

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  13. coming as it does at this time of the year, a post that commands merit Chriz! Thanks!

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  14. I came across this short article in India Today's issue dated 20/4/09 (Pg no: 56) about a new party floated about a couple of years ago. Bhartiya Punarnirman Dal. Founded by a group of ex-IIT and IIM graduates.
    They are contesting in about 40 Lok Sabha seats during 2009 general elections. My best wishes are with them. Hope finally some full time politicians emerge from THE premier educational institutes of India.

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  15. Good work Chriz. People like him make one feel that all is not lost and hopeless in Indian politics.

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  16. India is a bollywood and cricket crazy country, so nothing surprises me here.
    Bur we must all support the candidates like Sarat Babu.

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  17. amisha??:O
    nahin!!!!
    *runs around hysterically in disbelief*
    *stop and looks straight into the eyes of chriz*
    r u drunk?

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  18. Why dont u stand for elections Chriz? ;)

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  19. Ad majorem *India* gloriam.

    Peace.

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  20. Katrina Kaif in our team!!! We should try that....we'll have better chances of winning then. :D

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  21. woah...!
    Barbie Doll on our team...! now we'll definately win! lolz!

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  22. Sadly I don't have a vote this tym..otherwise India..wud have reached heights :P

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  23. The news of Amisha aunty contesting had given me an heart attack, almost!!!!

    That day me a colleague were talking about elections this lady who is contesting from S Mumbai...we know if selected she will do really well but the fact is that will people really votw for her.

    Sadly majority of ppl vote for caste/ religion...

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  24. "Amisha Patel contests for elections" Really ??

    Havent received my voter id card yet !!! :(

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  25. It's nice to see people rooting for some sensible candidates... Good work Chriz... Would've voted for him if I could... (I don't live in Chennai and he does not represent my constituency)

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  26. I dont have to explain when I say Navjot Singh Siddhu is contesting from my constituency. Akali-BJP candidate.
    but he is a good leader as well. the one from Congress isnt as good. If I vote for him, Advani becomes the PM. I dont know who to vote for..

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  27. i was totally confused abt whom to vote if i get my voter ID as everyone has some or the other case filed against them...but then, ECI heard my inner voice..so i think i dint get my card..!!!

    good wishes to Mr. Sharath..!!!

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  28. I was about to say .... "Vote for Me"

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  29. hey Chriz..............thanks for giving that link on Sarath, he is surely an inspiration to so many youngsters!! I'm proud to say that he did his project in Polaris, Chennai for a period of 3 months while he was doing his Masters and i did his joining formalities.Had i known that time he will become so famous....i wud have become his chef!!!

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  30. hmm!
    i have never voted in my life!
    nt tht am below 18.. am above 18 for sure from 2 yrs! bt havent got my voter id :D

    and am so lazy to get it done whn am at ma native!

    plz plz plz
    dont scold me. am innocent! :D

    cheers
    swetha

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  31. LOL @shoe attack!


    **Amisha Patel contests for
    elections ( I will vote for her)

    OMG where is India heading with it's politics! Sounds so much like SL where actors and actresses join politics just cos they r popular FOR SOMETHING ELSE!


    Keshi.

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  32. I wish people like Sharat win !! and inspire more like them to be a part of politics !

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  33. I ll tell you the biggest futuristic outlook statement of the year. Tamizh Comedy actor SS Chandran who has been pitted against Mr.D Maran In the cebntral chennai constituency says , "Amma knows seven languages. She will become PM in the future. And I will request her to give the DEFENCE MINISTRY!"

    Save India.
    And Vote:-) It will make the difference:-)

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  34. And its sad Chrizji, very very sad to note anyone and evryone from the film industry joining politics. Senseless. Take TN for instance,A campzining by Lakshmi Rai and Simran works magic. Vijayakanth, SarathKumar, karthik and even thalaivar TR (!!) are into politics to rake in moolah. Ah, who cares to serve!
    And there was also this article in a local magazine (Kumudham/Vikatan I think) wherein there is a column called 'who thinks what'. There was S A chandrasekhar's pic and a comment that went, "I am the future C,'s father and don't mess with me" :P
    We are buffoons or what?

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  35. Yo!!! Thanks for visiting my blog and hey...you were there yesterday at Qian HU??????

    Did you see this girl walking around in a white t-shirt snapping photos and getting everyone to smile?? That's me!!

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  36. btw Chriz, maybe u can play 'Somewhere over the rainbow' on ur guitar? :) That current version in my blog wud make a lovely song for u to to sing!

    Keshi.

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  37. And thanks for the spark dude. I am gonna do a post in my space sometime. Will do in two days thou. Got to do the lashing out politically correct, you see:P

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  38. one needs guts to become like sharat or atleast do something like him...

    will vote for sure...is baar 1 voted for the 1st time and vo mark bas last month hi gaya hai...it stays so long..

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  39. I would still like a citizen's fundamental right to protest against unfair practices and what not, in an election, by granting us the 'No Vote' option in the electoral process.

    I want a 'No Vote' option. :P

    for now, am forced to cast my vote to the least scandalous one.

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  40. Even Renu had written abt Sharat Babu :)
    My next post is on similar lines..Vote sensibly, vote responsibly :)

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  41. good that U highlighted the candidacy of sharat..
    His story inspired me a lot when I read it some years back/ This guy deserves to win..

    and about the headlines...
    kasab....someone kill tht asshole

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  42. AMISHA PATEL! *faints*

    Vy the way, this brought my old memories. When i was in LKS, a girl had gt an ink type mark on her finger and claimed to have voted. I came back home telling that even i had to vote. So, my sister took one of the ball pens and put that mark on my finger too. The next day, even i was showing off my finger claiming that i had voted. Gosh! you had to see the look on that girl's face then!

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  43. Ha ha nice post with ur own humorous touch to it! :)

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  44. Sarath Babu's life is truly inspiring! Good link you have posted!

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  45. Thanks Chriz bro for writing an article on this!!

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  46. Thank you for this post and youtube link.

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