Now, We are a Nation , where... . A citizen has no safety, in public or private ; But criminals and terrorists are protected by spending crores . . Government runs liquor shops at every nook & corner ; But passes the onus of child education to private institutes . . Every professional is assessed on qualifications & performance ; But the 'rulers' just don their crowns using men & money power . . It is easier to spinelessly live off politicos' freebies ; Than to survive dignifiedly with one's hard-earned money . . It is important to 'know' bigwigs for recommendation ; Rather than 'Know Thyself' in this ancient land of mystics . . The victims of harassment are blamed and warned to shrink her limits ; And the perpetrators of crime are free to roam the streets . . The farmer's hand that tills & feeds the nation is forced into starvation ; While the mind that mints & loots is in perpetual feasting . . The public amenities are not differently-abled or child friendly ; And the roads and amenities are cordoned off for private use by big shots . . Many people are not able to afford even 1 square meal a day ; While corrupt individuals hoard wealth for their 7 future generations . . Ancient rites and out-dated rituals are more sacred ; Than a living human with a beating heart . . Children toil as labourers and are brutalized ; While celebrities are garlanded with money and idolized . . More hands are outstretched to plead for care ; And less hearts are open to give and share . Majority wants to have an ideal private life ; But as a citizen, is non-existent in public life .
. No human is an island ; We are all drops of the same ocean . . When poison enters the system ; It sooner or later affects every drop in the ocean. . ~Punitha