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Friday, March 20, 2015

STORY: FORWARDED BY JOHN SACHARIAH

STORY:
ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER:
BY JOHN SACHARIAH
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. Many Medias 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? A great writer stages a demonstration in front of the Ant's house. Another famous goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding thatGrasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter .
CEO Of a State complains this as `injustice' done on Minorities. Someone criticizes the Indian Government for not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to theGrasshopper (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 andGrasshoppers. The Centre allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian RailwayTrains, 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. A leader makes 'Special Reservation ' for Grasshoppers in EducationalInstitutions & in Government Services. The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and having nothing leftto pay his retroactive taxes, it's home is confiscated by the Governmentand handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony and calls it ' A Triumph of Justice'.
Another calls it 'Socialistic Justice '.CPM calls it the ' Revolutionary Resurgence of the Downtrodden ' Grasshopper gets invitation for speeches and he made money.
.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, ..ANDAs a result of loosing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the grasshoppers, . . .
India is still a developing country…!!!
Labels: Story 1/29/10 by georgekurian republished

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