Thursday, March 11, 2010

Reservations, really..??

I happen to hate poilitcs. And every day something happens that makes me hate it all the more. And with this reservation for women thingie, I despise politics. I mean seriously guys, I fail to understand how this reservation will help women.

Before I put in my views, I want you guys to read what is @ease' take on this.Well actually, @ease has a keen interest in politics and I get all the political gyaan from him.

I was aghast when I read what Sonia Gandhi's had said to Lalu before the bill was passed. She had said that he (Lalu) will have seven reserved seats for his family (each one for his 7 daughters). I mean, are you serious? He will get 7 ways to take undue advantage of the full 7 seats in parliament. No offense to Lalu, I really respect him as a politician, but I have no clue about his daughters. There may be people who are more deserving than his daughters.

It is not a game. This reservation has really put me off. The newspapers were flooded with the happy faces of women flocked together, garlanding and hugging each other and rejoicing the passing of the bill. Good luck to them. But what next..?? Aaahh, I know what will come now. Our country will be in the hands of those women who have absolutely no knowledge (and no understanding) of the Indian polity and will be nothing but puppets of their super intelligent but yet the devil-like husbands, brothers and fathers. Yes this is what was needed for our beloved country's slow and gradual downturn.

And they will now talk about empowering women..!!

UPDATE : Also read what Sakshi has to say about it..

31 comments:

Nalini Hebbar said...

I wish I had 7 daughters too! LOL

The Bald Guy said...

Ditto Nalini!

Nipun said...

Same thoughts here chanz!!
May be shivani gets her chance as she has keen interest in joining politics.
Meri probability kum ho gai but this is for sure that one day I am going to join the hell and make it heaven..:)

supriya said...

what can i say..! this is what we get to celebrate the so-called "women's day"..! the brainless puppets have no idea that they are celebrating their own insult and proving them to be weaker in the "men-dominating society"

Chanz said...

@ Nalini and The Bald Guy : LOL.. if you want then I can pray to god for that.. :P

Chanz said...

@ Nipun : Hahaha... u know what.. It will be better (and easier) to get a seat for your mother or your sister or your wife.. Go ahead, try that..

Chanz said...

@ Supriya : I know.. They are mere fools, they will be fooled by the men in their lives who will inturn fool us, the mango people..

Sakshi said...

Reply to this post on my blog page.

Shivani said...

@Nipun - *sighs* I wish...
Women's reservation is a mask to camouflage the actual reservation which will now be for the wives and sisters of reigning politicians..

Chanz.. I totally agree with your take..

Chanz said...

@ Sakshi : Lemme know when you are done.. I will update my post with your link..

Chanz said...

@ Shivani : Good luck to you girl. I hope you get into this world.. But be careful..

Renu said...

Bill or no bill, it doesnt make any difference to politicians, they can take advantage wherever they want..lets just hope that 1% efficient people get in thru this.

@ease said...

@chanz: well said and thanx for secondin. But why do you have to blame men for all this. Isn't this your responsibilty to come forward and fight for your cause. Why do u have to complain that, its a men dominated bastion and they are just making fool of women by passing such bill.

Chanz said...

@ Renu : Well, you are right... they will continue to do so.. and this reservation has made way for their ill intentions...

Chanz said...

@ease : No its not I am blaming men.. frankly speaking men are more suited for the runing of the economy.. but there are some men who will try to take advantage of the fact.. and they will push the women in their family and get a seat because they themselves wouldnt be able to do so.. If they had been truthful then they wouldnt get their wives and daughters to take part in this. Infact, if you ask me, then this reservation will definitely show who all are truthful and who all will work for the welfare of the country and not just to cover their wrong deeds..

Haddock said...

A big noise about nothing, especially when there are more serious issues the country is facing.
Yes that comment on Lalu has tainted Sonia's image.

Wicked Witch of the West said...

Am totally with you...equal opportunity is great, 'affirmative action' overlooks the need for merit as well in too many cases. And of course merit should always be the primary factor!

Power to family...that is the worst...sneaking in a partial dictatorship through guise of democracy...I don't like it at all!

Chanz said...

@ Haddock : I too feel the same.. They are issues much bigger than these which require to be thought about.

Chanz said...

@ Cathy : Absolutely. Its a shame that we live here and yet cannot say anything about it..

Punia said...

True very true............Deep thinkin put in by u....gud very gud.....

Ashtung said...

2 sides to a coin.. we have lesser female MPs than Pakistan(or so a newspaper declared) but none as fierce/outspoken as Maya, Uma or Jaya... On the other hand is your argument... N now there are talks of modification...

Guess it would've been better had they debated the OBC reservations so much, for the same reasons...

Sorcerer said...

I think, when you think about the 'polticians' celebrating, we can 'understand'.
I think its a good bill as it means a nation can only grow strong when we are represented from all spheres of life.
This reservation holds importance as we will in the years ahead will see more changes happening in the political scenario.

Sonia's comment on Lalu is a strategic comment to shut him up and I think it holds no more value than just a polishing remark.

I think Indian woman when given ample resources and responsibilities has proven beyond doubt that they could excel..very well.

I hope something good comes out of this bill for the betterment of our country!

@ease said...

Does Women reservation really help...??

If it does.. then it should also be administered into IITs, IIMs, Medical Colleges and other imp spheres.

Tavish Chadha said...

Hi Chanz... nice post... i am against reservations too. however its something which is hard reality in out country... the women in the parliament represent the educated lot in the country(brinda karat, sushma swaraj etc.), however the major chunk of women in the country(the uneducated and suppressed lot) are not represented at all... i agree reservation is not the way to give them that power but then in our country its a hard reality that things have to forced on to ppl... i will be writing a post on this too... did write one before on the OBC reservation... do check it out... Click here

Cheers!
Tavish

Chanz said...

@ Punia : Hehehe... yeah.. I am getting serious day by day.. :P

Chanz said...

@ Ashtung : forstly, lemme welcome you to my blog...

well actually I do not believe in reservation of any kind.. be it for women or for OBC or anything... See, if you are deserving then you would stand out anyways... You dont really need a source or even a backing to show your worth..

Chanz said...

@ Sorcy : I hope that too... but I am still not convinced if it would really turn out to be the other way around.. I mean seriously. The women are not suited for politics.. Trust me, they cannpt think iin that direction. Obviously you do not want women to put emotions into politics..

Chanz said...

@ Again, its too early to decide what will be the outcome of the bill... It is just that I feel that it is not a way to empower women.. on the contrary, it will supress them while keeping them in power.. I am just apprehensive about women being used for gaining easy access on the pretext of working for the nation...

chitz said...

i feel everythin is jus vote -grabbing techniques.. n the comment frm sonia to lalu was just "oh my gwad!!is this for which the reservation is meant 2 b??i have no clue...

Gouri Guha said...

Very rightly said. What are we celebrating about...happy to come under the Reservation quota.

I think with new topics coming up this is going into the cold chamber for sometime.

Will be happy if you visit my blogspots.

Chanz said...

@ Gouri : Thanks for dropping by..

i'll surely see your blogs too..

keep visiting