Monday, May 29, 2006

Fuck you Arjun Singh

This whole reservation shenanigan was a circus that I was watching from the sidelines till it became personal.

A friend of mine, Debraj Ghosh, works with Channel 7. If you were ever looking for the 'nice guy' stereotype, he'd probably be it. One of the most unassuming guys I know.
Debraj's life is currently a maelstrom of chaos.
His father had a brain haemmorage a few days ago and went into coma. The family, which is basically just Debraj and his mother, have scraped together meagre savings and have his dad on a ventilator in Escorts at approximately Rs 30,000 a day.
Something they can ill afford.
The family survives of Debraj's salary... hardly enough to keep him on ventilator indefinitely.
Although it would have been cheaper to have him admitted in a government hospital like AIIMS, everyone else is on strike.
Can you imagine the horrible dilemma this guy is in?
On the one hand, he wants to try everything possible to save his father. On the other, he has no resources to afford a private institution.
When this episode of his life is over, he's never going to be the same again.

How many more people will have to die needlessly?
How many more will be caught in a power struggle not of their making?
How many more lives will be ruined because Mr Arjun Singh wants backward class votes?

And to all you medical students and doctors who have taken this decision to hold innocent lives at ransom while you seek your own means: Have you forgotten your Hippocratic oath?

To quote:
I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.

I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.

I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.


Blogger bohosyncratic said...

all you see is filthy apatheid everywhere days... i mean ok fine maybe arjun singh's been doin all of it for some freakin vote bank .. but the obcs in this country arent exactly enjoyin life are they .if some med student in delhi feels like the caste system is over doesnt mean it is . these guys go about with banners sayin youth for equality ..hellooo reality check ppl all they can think about is their asses on the line ..oh yes they would root for free educaton for them n everything but nooo why give them the jobs we want ???.. the obc kid is the one who probably didnt go to any coachin institute nor did he go to a swanky public school... still he got 50% marks in the same fuckin exam in which you couldnt even get a 55% .i say thats fair enough .

9:44 PM  
Anonymous mayank said...

Ok a dirty joke comes to find.
Arjun Singh is able to have sex only three days a week. Why?
Answer: Beacuse the rest four days are reserved for OBcs. :)

1:07 PM  
Anonymous tanaz said...

Any joke Mayank. Yes, i do agree that the backward castes of out country do need a leg up into society. I do agree that the way the doctors have reacted is utterly, mouthshut-ingly disgusting.
But, WHAT HE DID WAS VOTE BANK POLITICS. This move is not for the upliftment of our society. It is for the upliftment of his popularity.
There are many backward casts RICHER than so unbelievably many a general category. What bohosyncratic is talking about is economically backward classes.
The actual people who you're thinking so happily about ARE NOT BENIFITING FROM RESERVATION AT THIS LEVEL. They DON'T EVEN fucking REACH THAT LEVEL. Fuck, they don't even have access to schools at the 5+5=10 level.

Secondly, there aren't that many backward castes to benefit from these reservations, and that argument is endless.

Third, why are we encouraging a country of mediocrity? In the name of upliftment, instead of lifting them from the bottom, why are we hanging them by their necks?

7:34 PM  

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