Ant & Grasshopper – The story of India 17


The following is a copy-paste from an email I just received. More than being funny, it’s satire on the present day India, especially Bengal and Kolkata, seems to be remarkably mind-numbing and true. Food for thought.

Ant & Grasshopper

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
laying up supplies for the winter.

The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool and laughs & dances & plays the
summer away.

Come winter ,the Ant is warm and well fed. The Grasshopper has no food or
shelter so he dies out in the cold.

Indian Version

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
laying up supplies for the winter.

The Grasshopper thinks the 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.

NDTV, BBC, CNN 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?

Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the Ant’s house.

Medha Patkar

goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding that
Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter.

Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticizes the Indian Government for
not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.

The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the
Grasshopper (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 ‘Bharat 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 and
Grasshoppers.

BJP wants Sonia Gandhi’s apology.

Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian Railway
Trains, 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.

Arjun Singh makes ‘Special Reservation ‘ for Grasshoppers in Educational
Institutions & in Government Services.

The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and having nothing left
to pay his retroactive taxes,it’s home is confiscated by the Government and
handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony covered by NDTV.

Arundhati Roy calls it ‘ A Triumph of Justice’.

Lalu calls it ‘Socialistic Justice ‘.

CPM calls it the ‘ Revolutionary Resurgence of the Downtrodden ‘

Koffi Annan invites the Grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly.

..
..

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 …
As a result of loosing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the
Grasshoppers, India is still a developing country!!!

  • http://indianese.wordpress.com Sidharth Varma

    very funny one, very very entertaining and true at the same time.

  • Tarun

    brilliant!!!!

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  • Jointy

    :) Satire on the Indian system is conveyed with a simple style through an undertone of humor.

  • B.R.AGARWAL

    exactly same is happen in india. there is saying in Hindi THAT-“ANDHI PISHE , KUTE KHAIN”. IT MEANS THAT PEOPLE EARN BY HARD WORK ,AND COURTIER OF KING EAT AWAY EVERYTHING.AND GIVEN THE MEDALS

  • Eknath Jadhav

    It is the nacked truth obout India. How can we achieve the hight of Mission 2020? But the fact is that water finds its way- EKNATH JADHAV

  • Om Gupta

    stop reservation… any how

  • Ray

    Bumped into this story ad I wad preparing a sermon on ants based on Proverbs 6. Want to teach on self-sustenance and hardwork. Great motivational story.

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  • Chingchongpa

    Unfortunately, this is so fcuking true!

    Abolish all reservations based on caste, religion. If reservation has to be there, it strictly needs to be based on the economic status of a person.

  • Rrb_cal

    This is called socialism.

  • Anoop Augustine

    true true true, its time to change…

  • Amey

    Very true!! I recollected a column in ET few months/yr back, when China surpassed Japan to become number two economy. Towards the end, it had a very satirical comment – India is boasting of becoming numero-uno developing country by 2020, but in reality it would be left as an only under-developed country. Rest all developing countries in race today, would already be counted as developed countries by 2020.

  • Kewal krishan

    Absolutely true! Unfortunately it will persist as long as GH are in majority and our leaders don’t give IZZAT to youth by crating equal employment opportunities and making them independent but by making them dependent and giving them IZZAT through Bill of Food security .

  • Prasenjeet

    Wow. You didn’t mention that the ‘ant’ and his parents, their parents and their parent oppressed the grasshoppers for 2000 years? Gupta ji, wake up and smell the coffee. Dukaan band jar dijiye apni. Its drab, sadly written. When you have a casteist agenda, at least learn to write well.

  • Appa

    This is exactly how the idiots spoil the young minds of India in India by generalizing and accusing some one of laziness .The grasshopper Dalits of India are one of the most hard working people on planet earth. The problem in their life is how ever hard they work they have always been slaves by deceit, betrayal and what not . The ant doesn’t work but spend money in proving that it works by media marketing, It even wins election that way. While almost all ants have the wealth inherited from their vampire ant parents/ werewolf parents sucking blood on the innocent grasshopper at last they even turn the tables around like this. The ant’s belong to all religion or perhaps not true to any religion, the main motive is money by hook or crook while the grass hopper has guidelines and self discipline to follow so the entire humans eat whether its their country or the world. Grasshopper doesn’t have mind set for job dignity it does what the country and world requires, while ant does only what will give it power and wealth and shamelessly move to any country robbing all it can from another country be it health wealth happiness techniques. Grasshopper is actually has the following spine, heart and brains. While the ant has none of the above. The ant shows no respect to the provider called grass hopper and it will do the same to any country it moves without remorse or moral what so ever.

    Indian Version

    The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
    laying up supplies for the winter because it comes from place where there is four season and it doesnt understand that grasshopper lives in a place with summer all around the years and some ants are jealous about grass hopper for the same.

    The Grasshopper’s babies thinks the Ant is a fool and laughs & dances & plays the
    summer away, while the ant is busy marketing that even the grown up’s do it.

    Come winter ,the Ant is warm and well fed because it has extra money as it evaded Taxes in India .One thing that the ant is good at is evading tax and help criminals evade tax. The Grasshopper has no food or
    shelter so he dies out in the cold because he was systematically put in that place by the ant, who supposed to work for the grass hopper.

    NDTV, BBC, CNN 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 as thats the truth.

    The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor
    Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

    Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the Ant’s house – Still no use.

    Medha Patkar

    goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding that
    Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter – Still no use

    Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticizes the Indian Government for
    not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper – Still no use.

    The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the
    Grasshopper (many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace for prompt support
    as against the wrath of God for non-compliance) . – But the perpetrator goes unpunished.

    Opposition MPs stage a walkout. Left parties call for ‘Bharat Bandh’ in
    West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry. – So the ant controls the Dalits aka grasshoppers by cheating them on their own lands, forming history to misguide the world that grass hopper is from mars, from china from long lost island any thing to put the grasshopper of India.

    BJP wants Sonia Gandhi’s apology and Congress wants fake apology from Modi . while both join and loot India and real Indians and form aam admi party as their future specialist to continue what they did.

    Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian Railway
    Trains, aptly named as the ‘Grasshopper Rath ‘. – and ant spits paan and urinates in the compartments.

    The Judicial Committee is still drafting the ‘ Prevention of Terrorism
    Against Grasshoppers Act’ [POTAGA], with effect from the beginning of the
    winter and has conceived the promise but never delivered.

    Arjun Singh makes ‘Special Reservation ‘ for Grasshoppers in Educational
    Institutions & in Government Services – The ant keeps spoiling young ant’s by poisoning their minds to ill treat them to show off to them while from government side ants don’t let grasshopper have any facilities including toilets drinking water so on and so forth trying to make a monster out of grasshopper desperately.

    The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and its a peanut for ant as its a millionaire and ant is paying fine in advance so it can keep doing what it like, which is not covered by NDTV.

    Arundhati Roy calls it ‘ A Death of Justice system’.

    Lalu calls it ‘Non socialistic Justice ‘.

    CPM calls it the ‘Mismanagement of Revolutionary Resurgence of the Downtrodden ‘

    Koffi Annan invites the Grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly only in dreams.

    ..
    ..

    Many years later…

    The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi-billion dollar
    company in Silicon Valley they try to exactly replicate this in all common wealth countries and do the same in Middle east by acting like muslims and spoiling their name do the same around the globe and mint money by tempting government around the globe ..

    100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation somewhere
    in India as per ants plan …
    As a result of loosing lot of so called hard working Ants and looting the
    Grasshoppers, India is still a developing country!!!

  • yogesh

    great!!