Thursday, October 13, 2005

Adventure 6

There Ain't No Such Thing As Free Speech

IIPM targets bloggers.
Bloggers unite.
Gaurav need not worry.
Neither does Varna.
The blogging fraternity will crush the Empire.
The Revolution has begun.
The world will be a better place to live in.

Arindam Chaudhuri is a fraud. One of thousands, in a land of frauds. The land of Maharshi Mahesh Yogi. Abdul Kareem Telgi. Satya Sai Baba. Subroto Roy. Ramar Pillai. Lal Krishna Advani. Laloo Prasad Yadav. Murli Manohar Joshi. CR Bhansali. Ketan Parekh. Harshad Mehta. PV Narasimha Rao. Kishen Kumar. Bal Thackeray. Daler Mehndi.

So where did he go wrong? A man who had effortlessly duped thousands of students a year, with his slick advertisements, has suddenly found himself on the wrong side of the 'cognoscenti' of Indian cyberspace. Chaudhuri is not a bigshot. He will be overcome. But what about the rest?

Free speech is a myth. It has never existed - either in the civilised or uncivilised world. The Soviets erased all records of Stalin and Trotsky from their official records. The y had no remorse. They openly practised censorship.

The free world is more subtle. Dubya for example. The prospect of losing major advertisers was too much for CNN. No wonder American soldiers were shown cuddling babies and giving Mars bars to the young ones in Baseh.

India. The land of the free. Where miracle workers are known to have rather strange tastes. Where newspaper offices are raided by State servants, and official apologies doled out like laddoos in Tirupati. Where Money Is Power. Just like everywhere else. And why not? What is the fight for? The ones with money will continue to control the press. Opinions will continue to be manufactured. For thats the way things work.

Arindam Chaudhuri is no Dhirubhai Ambani. He made a false step and will pay dearly for it. He will soon be consigned to the dustbin. Like Shakti Kapoor. He is unfortunate. The real suppressors will continue to flourish. Because nobody knows them. Because they uproot the cause. Not the symptom.

Bye bye Arindam...

5 comments:

Venu said...

"Arindam Chaudhuri is no Dhirubhai Ambani. He made a false step and will pay dearly for it. He will soon be consigned to the dustbin. Like Shakti Kapoor. He is unfortunate. The real suppressors will continue to flourish. Because nobody knows them. Because they uproot the cause. Not the symptom."

By God, you arent trying to somehow absolve Arindam Chaudhuri are you?

peeleraja said...

no. i am just saying that he has bitten off more than he can chew. he has committed unpardonable follies and cannot and should not be absolved.

Chandan R said...

What a man! Atlast you are in terms with reality about IIPM and choudhary - after all that blah, blah about him. I know you were joking then, but anyways a nice turn around :-)

Octa said...

IIPM targets bloggers.
Bloggers unite.
Gaurav need not worry.
Neither does Varna.
The blogging fraternity will crush the Empire.
The Revolution has begun.
The world will be a better place to live in.


Sounds pretty commie, my true-blue bong friend!!!! :-P

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