Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ant And Grasshoper and the Indian Media

Ant And Grasshoper and the Indian Media Ant And Grasshoper and the Indian Media Ant And Grasshoper and the Indian Media

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.


Come 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.


The 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

demanding 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 ,


AND


As a result of loosing lot of hard working Ants and feeding

the grasshoppers,

India is still a developing country.

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