Monday, November 2, 2015

Return Of Awards

The writers and filmmakers have returned their awards.
 They want a tolerant attitude,
 Tolerance in the religion and in the acceptance of the  customs.
 Beef  has become a hot topic.
Hindus revere cow as a Goddess.
Muslims have a love for beef.
 The slaughter of the cattle has been here for years.
 None found fault.
 The insurgency has led to an unrest.
 The Government remains silent.
 The lynching has created a furore.
 The writers, first being Nayantara Sehgal,  have sent back their awards to the Sahitya Academy.
The officials  keep mum.
 Only a few days back the Academy spokesperson came out with a statement.
 But the  anger has provoked many a writer to disown the award.
It is a bolt from the blue.
The administration did not anticipate such a refusal.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Pulses

The inflation is up.
 The price of pulses has gone up.
 The reason is not known.
The steep rise is due to hoarding.
 The price which was Rs 75 a few months back has risen up to Rs 210.
 A steep rise and the common man finds it difficult to make both ends meet.
 The government has been taken unaware.
 Importing pulses has brought down the prices marginally to RS 165.
 It has to go down further.