Thursday, February 15, 2007

Fw: Indian Grasshoppers

OLD VERSION

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant's a fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away. Come winter,the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the cold.

MODERN VERSION

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies forthe winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant's a fooland 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.

Megha Patkar goes on a fast along with other grasshoppers demanding that grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter.

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 MP's stage a walkout.

Left parties call for "Bharat Bandh" in West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial inquiry.

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 Grasshopper in educational Institutions & in Govt Services.

The ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes,his home is confiscated by the Government and handedover 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 thedowntrodden'

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...

As a result of loosing a lot of hard working ants and feeding the grasshoppers, India is still a developing country...


Courtesy: Forward mail from a friend

54 comments:

Arunkumar said...

firstu :)

பொற்கொடி said...

haiya :)

பொற்கொடி said...

super bharani! fwd na kooda nalla irundhudhu :) simple story la naatunadappu!!

பொற்கொடி said...

indha arun post padikkama verumna comment potadhala avar disqualified. naane first!

Arunkumar said...

enakkum indha Fwd vandadhu. simple storyla they have conveyed the present sitatution. liked it :)


@kodi
adhukkulla post padichaacha?
pointer thavira ellame correcta padichirdreenga...

pointer porkodinu naan ungalukku vacha pera kaapathunga :)

Arunkumar said...

disqualifiedaa? idellam 3 much. oore ippidi thaan commentu poduthu...

unga katchikkum venumna order pannikonga. adukkaga enga pangula aapu vaikaadinga :)

மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said...

Mapla,
enna puthusa FWD ellaam..

ithu attendance..appala full-a padichchuttu comment :-)

பொற்கொடி said...
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Dreamzz said...

itha yerkanavey padichirukken! but was hilarious to read again anyway!

Dreamzz said...

nalla story! hopefully, oneday the grasshoppers will realise the value of ants! (if thathasnt happened aldready!)

Dreamzz said...

//The grasshopper thinks the ant's a fooland 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.//

This actually happens more in here than there!

ramya said...

hey super bharani...really sirichu nanum idha fwd panniten w/o copyrights...

so unga kitta ketta naatla enna nadakudhunu correcta solliduveenga pola...

nalla paiyan thanu othukaren..5th commentator apdingaradhala verum punjabi thali sollidunga..podhum adjust panikaren..

ramya said...

btw, nan marandhu unga, vanga ponganu solliten...sorry enakkey vidhayasama irukku...seri da, ippo than appya irukku ippadi parkaracha..

ராஜி said...

Already read the forward nga Bharani..
So attendance mattum:)

Bharani said...

@arun...first-a..smirnoff + sprite....vandhukitte iruku :)

//simple storyla they have conveyed the present sitatution///...yej..yej..konjam overathaan ottitaanaga :)

Bharani said...

@porkodi...neengale bayangarama samaichi kalakareengalame....ungaluku enna anuparadhu...so neendha edachum samaichi indha pakka anupi vidunga :)

//naane first! //...hee...hee..ungaluku illadha first-a...18th, 23rd kooda ungalukudhaan :)

Bharani said...

@Maams....attendance marked :)

@dreamzz....padichaca...okie...as u said...ethana thadava padicaalum comedy thaan...namma naatu nadapaache :)

Bharani said...

@ramya...oru nimishan idhu yaaruda pudhu ramya namma blog pakkamnu ennake sandhegam vandhudichi...unnoda second comment padichithaan clear aanen...ooruku vara pora kushiyila thala kaal puriyalaya :)

nee dhaan anna nagar vara illa....punjabi enna...all state itemsum anna nagarku parcel pannidaren :)

//seri da, ippo than appya irukku ippadi parkaracha.//...right..right..ippadiye maintain pannu :)

Bharani said...

@raji...attendance marked :)

ambi said...

//Courtesy: Forward mail from a friend//

unmaiya sonna pathiya? anga thaan nikaran bharani!

me too read this fwd. good one. :)

Bharani said...

@ambi...neenga vandhu irukum podhu naan ninnu dhaane aaganum :)

G3 said...

Wow.. Simply superb.. :-)

Naan inga dhaan firstu time idha padikkaren.. Paatha makkals ellam erkanavae padichittengaraanga?? Namakku mail anuppara vattaram thoonga aarambichiducho.. naalaikku poi mail anuppi ellaraiyum thatti ezhuppuvom :-)

Have a nice weekend :-)

Syam said...

ROTFL....adraa sakkai...nalla osichu irukaanga...oru ant and vettukilli ah vechu naatu nadappa simble ah solli irukaanga... :-)

Syam said...

aama Feb 14th annaiku onnum nadakkalanu varutha padaatheenga...march pona october varumnu nammbikkai veikara maathiri...april 14th paarthukalaam :-)

Bharani said...

@g3...seekiram ezhupunga...ellarum thoongaradhu naala dhaan indha maadhiri fwd ellam varudhu :)

U too have a gr8 weekend :)

Bharani said...

@syam...annathe...vaanga vaanga...office ellam pudingiteengala...romba kalachi poi vandhu irukeenga....spl-a oru bacardi ungaluku anuparen :)

//march pona october varumnu nammbikkai veikara maathiri...april 14th paarthukalaam//....dankunganna...ungala maadhiri oru pasamalar idea kuduka irukum podhu ennaku enna kavalai...daily to net veesidavendiyadhu dhaan :)

Anonymous said...

Barani,
Oru "A Havard Thesis about the Modern India" padicha madhiri irundhudhu.
Very interestind post da.
-Sudharsan

Bharani said...

@sudharsan....yaro room potu yosicha review da idhu :)

Sudharshan said...

I relished a lot da..

Kittu said...

Nice one ! Reading this for the first time ! :) Maila vara fwds ellam directa trash kku pogum, adhe blogla potta padippen !!

Ant, Grasshoper story vechu present situation supera solli irukaanga.

enna Bharani, neengalum MailFwds poda aarambichuteenga ? G3 EFFECTA :) ??

-kittu maami

ஜி said...

Nice one Bharani... though already read in some forward...

Bharani said...

@sudharsan...danksda :)

@kittu maami...fwd padicha udane pudichi irundhichi...i thought that many ppl might not have read abt it...so poten...inga paarta nammku munnadi ellarum padicitaanga :(

atleast neengalachum first time padikareenga :)

then howz kittu maama birthday celebrations went...hope u had a gr8 time :)

Bharani said...

@ji...danks ba...ellarumkum romba nalla manasu...yerkanave padicha kooda thirumba padichitu poreenga :)

david santos said...

Helo!
Very good
Tank you

My days(Gops) said...

:))

naatu nadappu...mmmm

natch'nu keeedhu....

Bharani said...

@david...thanks :)

@gops...yes..yes...bayangara nachi :)

SasiPraba said...

Nanbaa,
Indian Govt. and Media seyyira athanai muttaalthanathium ippidi ore kadhaiyila solliputtiye...

Nalamaa nanbaa..

Pirivukku varundhugiren...

Idhu thodarum enbadhaal innum varundhugiren...

Vidhiyin sadhikku sila neram udanpaatu oppandham poda vendi irukkiradhu...

Oppandha kaalam mudium varaiyil un tholiyin varugaikku kaathu iru..

Un natpukkum, anbukkum nandri selutha innum kaalam irukkiradhu..

KK said...

Super'a irunthuchu Bharani :D
Grasshopper grasshopper'ava than irukkum ant ant'ava than irukkum.... ant Grasshopper aaga mudiyathu... grass hopper ant aaga mudiyathu :D

பொற்கொடி said...

enna ore amaidhiya irukku?!

Priya said...

LOL. Arumayana forwarded Bharani..

Bharani said...

@sasi...hey sasi...enna aalaye kanum...enga iruka...enna panra....oru newsum ila...innum pazhaniya vitu varalaya...seekiram vandhu serumma...

sister-ku marriage aana kaioda unnaku ayidicha....thagaval edachum sollu :)

Bharani said...

@kk...//ant Grasshopper aaga mudiyathu... grass hopper ant aaga mudiyathu //...enna oru thatuvam guru :)

Bharani said...

@porkodi...ennake onnum puriyaleengakka...ore marmama iruku :)

@priya...eppadi irukaru unga rangami...kettatha sollunga :)

Marutham said...

Kavignarey..LAte'u..:D sorry!!
Ulla varalama??! :)

Idhey forward namakum thatunaanga- nanbargal :)

HM.... enna achu - kavidhai padikka arvama vandhaen... ;)

Seekram podunga :)

SKM said...

ya,Idhu enakkum fwd a vandhuchu. Good one.

Bharani said...

@maruthan....neenga dhalarama ulla varalam...aana enna vachi comedy pandradhu vitudunga...pls....mudiyala :(

@skm...ellarukum vandhudicha..ennakuthaan late-a :(

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My days(Gops) said...

50 idhuku naan vandhen...varatta

new posts kaaanom?

Marutham said...

:O
Comedy'aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


Meyalumey dhaan -- Ungala poi comedy panuvena??
Cha,en ipdi thonuchu ungaluku??
:| Naan apdi edhum tone'la comment panitena??
SORRY....

Bharani said...

@gops...danksunganna...oru half with chicken anupi vaikaren :)

Bharani said...

@marutham.....hey..chumma dhaanga sonnen...idhuku poi feel panni sorry ellam sollikitu...enna idhu sirupulla thanama iruku...venuna oru super paatu paadi upload pannunga...santhosama ketkaren...okie-va :)

Marina said...

Well written article.