The Window Of Opportunities

​Started way back

But I guess there is no end;

From the blistering dust to the silent sand.

Dreamt too big

As any innocent kid would had

But then got to know life

Thanks to the pressure that I never had.

Thoughts of running away 

Crossed my mind

And I was out of my city

Knowing that no one is mine.

Moved into the crowdy streets,

Hoping that I’ll cross them by

But I was caught in the middle

Of an endless sea with no idea why!

Took it easy in the beginning,

But now I’m shivering.

The pressure is heavy

And heavier are the expectations!

My experience taught me one thing for sure;

“It’s not the walls in the room that matters,

It’s the Window.

The Window of opportunity!!

I realised this late.

When I’m no longer a teen

But as George Elliot said:

It’s never too late to be what you might have been!!

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Let Peace Begin With Me

If I could travel

Wherever I wanted to

The first place that I’d like to go

Is somewhere deep, where there is PEACE! 

No lies, worries or chaos

Only peace is all that I seek

But I have never been to a place 

Where the actual stillness exists! 

I’ve seen trees, mountains and hills

Almost everything that a man seeks

But not a single that I need

And all that I need is PEACE!!

They say, ‘Death is the ultimate PEACE’

But that’s not what I believe

Because that can b done with ease

And peace is something that you gotta achieve!

I’m sure I’ll find it

As I found the other things,

But I’m afraid that it will disappear

The moment the bell rings!! 

The Man On The Top

​All started from the very first day

It was the day I was born

Life is short but the list is long

And I’ll go through, singing the song

Everyone have their own lust

But to achieve, Patience is must!

Hurdles are absolute
And so am I

Whatever may come

I’ll reach the other end flying high!

Yeah! Chances are few

As the rope is thin,

But if you have it in you

You definitely gonna win!

Demonetisation In India

On November 8th 2016, the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) led Indian government under the leadership of Mr. Narendra Modi declared 86℅ of the Indian Currency as no longer usable from the next day. The old notes of 500 & 1000 were scrapped and new currency notes were introduced with limits set on withdrawals and deposits. The government took this measure in order to eradicate the country’s black money which accounts for atleast 20% of the Indian GDP. Though this move forced the common man to stand in long ATM queues for hours, but they were content and full of praise for the Modi led government’s historic decision. This also led to increased use of electronic and bank based payments as most ATMs were closed or out of cash. 
But soon came the aftermath of demonetisation. It led to chaos and protest by the opposition parties. The functioning of both houses of the parliament was affected. Former PM & economist Dr.Manmohan Singh termed it as an “organised loot & legal plunder” and accused the government for misuse of policies and control. The government was also blamed of providing benefits to it’s corporate allies. According to economists, demonetisation will have a limited effect but it would affect the entire population of the country. 

The government promised the people that situations will be back to normal within few days and the people decided to trust their government. The common man showed patience and waited long in ATM queues without any complaints. But even after 30 long days, the situations have not improved. The closed ATMs have crumbled  a large section of our country particularly the small scale businessman and daily wage labourers. The lack of proper implementation has raised some serious questions on the government’s credibility. Also the government’s constantly changing stand regarding the real reason behind demonetisation from curbing the black money to making India a cashless economy has lead to doubt and confusion among the people. The fact that more than 80 people have lost their lives due to demonetisation is highly saddening and unforgivable. 

It’s high time that the government help the people to come out of these miserable and hard times. People should not feel helpless and nobody has the right to deprive them of their hard earned money. The government’s accountability is at stake and spending money on various television and newspaper advertisements promoting their “historic move” won’t help to their cause. These aren’t the “acche din” that were promised.
As of now, this economic move has turned out to be more of a political blunder and is in no way going to help the government politically. Perhaps proper implementation and execution could have generated the best results. Time to go search for a working ATM. Phew!