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By: Damodar Kulkarni
August 07, 2005
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Why I wrote this poem?

Recently I read this news of some Hindus being killed by the terrorists in J&K. I read the complaints too, on many forums and groups, that this news didnít flash in the mainstream media as the media is pseudo secular. As usual, many suggested and demanded that we must have a nationalist media outlet that would shed due light on such underrepresented or utterly ignored news items. Many asked why we didnít have such media already in place. To this, some objected that the Hindus donít have the needed resources and mainly the money for this. I object this objection; as I smell an odor of unwillingness, self-centeredness and mainly of the dishonesty that has unfortunately become so much of a symbol of Indian (Hindu) society, in this objection.

Some Hindus getting killed, their story1 and plight
No mention of it at all as the seculars are might
The Indian media is but secular and it wonít shed a light
The guy in the corner wants; Hindus have their own media, right

When I asked him who has stopped the Hindus from this
He said those journalists charge huge high fees
Then I asked, Ďwhy the Hindus canít run own media and a half?í
He cried that they donít have any money for the staff

I think, I ponder, I wonder, I laugh
I think, I ponder, I wonder, I laugh
We the Hindus in the question canít run
A media and a half

They say the Hindus are busy contributing to the world welfare
They boast they are buying cities in Canada and estates elsewhere
They say that they are living with the standards very high and fair
How come that they cry that money isnít there?

They boast the Hindus have guts and can dare
They say the Hindus are booming and can flare
When one asks why the Hindus donít have any media own their
How come that they cry that money isnít there?

They made the India to shine and glow
When the air of election had started to flow
Millions of dollars on ad and show
A simple but own media could have started, but lo

They fooled the Hindus on many a occasion
With slogans and flags and many a procession
The poor Hindus got killed or been jailed for years to come
Their leaders came to power and enjoyed the fun

The guy in the cornerís raising a doubt I hear
ĎThose guys, who are wealthy, arenít any Hindus realí
The guy in the corner might be naÔve I fear
Arenít even the Gurus of today, at least, Hindus real?

The Gurus in their Ashrams with stars seven and five
And devotees pouring money in their hide and hive
The guy in the corner now can yell and cry,
But I see that the Hindu cause canít prosper and thrive

Hundreds of thousands of Hindus have been killed
Tens of Hundreds of Hindus are being killed
Day in and day out, some Hindus have to fear their neck under knife
And not only leaders, but even their Gurus are dying for the cushy posh life

I think, I ponder, I wonder, I laugh
I think, I ponder, I wonder, I laugh
That the Hindus in the question canít run
A media and a half

I think, I ponder, I wonder, I laugh
I think, I ponder, I wonder, I laugh
We the Hindus in the question canít run
A media and a half


1. Story: The story I allude to in the first line is from the book: `Under the shadow of militancy - diary of an unknown Kashmiri`, Author - Tej N Dhar, Rupa Publication - The price of the book is just around Rs. 300 (Just Google it to find more and I recommend that everybody must read it.)


Damodar Kulkarni

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