Friday, October 28, 2016

Millennials aur Mela!

Disclaimer: I am practicing freedom of speech and I hope the principle may not be departed in interest, violation or instigation of its holy preservations. 
Brief: Word millennials is referred to those born in 80s and 90s

The current government has done a favour to the millennials by a series of actions ever since it came into power. The politics of 90s that gave this profession a bad name, is back! PTI has been acting like it always does and PMLN has shown its draconian colours.
Thanks to General sahib for letting this madness prevail, or else the ruckus by the two would have already brought on a martial law on us, in case of previous tenures.
And the mass media here in this country, as always, is cashing in, with state sponsored advertisement at one end and implication of colluding with the enemy directives on the other end. The news channels have pretty much fallen on their own feet in reporting the 'reality'. And well, the paper news is not any better either. Here is a short Ted talk by a creative thinker, who illustrates how they (media) determine the version of truth for masses and the classes of reporting that are used:

The current crack down to avoid lockdown is not something that could not be foresighted. The fact that last night officials confused section 144 with curfew, has led to inordinate force launched on political workers and instigating a sense of haste and unease. Aur yeh to sirf trailer tha!
Source: geo.tv
I don’t like to revise the claims and blames against PMLN but its not rocket science to see the past and understand the basic nature of decision making at its helm. The 90s government was marred with abuse of power, unconstitutional rule, miscarriage of justice, encroachment on freedom of press, corruptions at high ends, commission and kickbacks in large projects, lies propagated by public offices, anointing plots and special posts, implication with anti-nationals, exploiting of religion, giving air to sectarianism and hatred, devising economic policies leading to default, criminalizing politicians, politicking crime, excessive undue taxation, tax evasion, loan defaulting, excessive life style with palace-like residence, subversion of independent institution like judiciary and press, confused cultural and social policies, and autocrat provincial governance.  So, folks here we go again! or here we are!?!
Another problem is the perception of who is right or who is wrong.
Well the government should have a look at Gali-e-Dastoor and try judging its action. This is the constitution lane recently inaugurated in Parliament symbolizing : ‘important yet most neglected aspects of Pakistan’s history!’. Look at the fountain courtyard that symbolizes the country’s people it’s driving force! And both parties should look at its black patches(symbolizing martial law)  and take a moment to feel the fiascos of past!
Source: senate.gov.pk
So, what do millennials think of all this, in Pakistan?
As millennials in this country, we have seen the dictatorship of Musharraf and the democracy of Zardari and Sharifs. Our generation has not stood up against the military regimes but learned to stand against plutocracy-cum-democracy of autocratic regime. I am not sure if that is the right direction we have taken but it is the de facto we are destined, apparently. What-more, is the comparison of the two, are misleading to the understanding of our ancestors. The modernization and globalization have influenced us more than anything else, to our clerics' dismay.
We are ensorcelled by the definition of infatuation and right to choose marital partners. Our delectation is less associated with our education and more with finding joys in life. We idolize celebrities more and do less critical thinking, to the fancy of this oligarchy. We embrace that corruption is bearable if it suits you and objectionable if it does not favour you! We live in contradictions to the limit that we have become insensitive and indifferent to any injustice if it happens for the second time. This should raise alarm bells for the think-tank, for if the democracy is derailed in any circumstance, millennials might not be on-board to save it! Rather more occupied over their next lunch date!
To the fellow millennials I will admit that personally I hold no moral authority nor I wish to preach, but would request some leverage to remind us that being master of one trade is not worth it in today's world, be jack of most trades and master of few! Pragmatism ftw! Indeed we have been dealt like sheep by our ancestors but don't consider yourselves ready for being butchered! Think! Think! and Think! For what is happening out there is nothing new to the game, but our decipherment of the current scenario is integral for the future generations. We might not be able to apprehend the lance bearers of imbecility but we certainly can avert their progress.
In the view of the recent political tensions, it may not be wrong to say that unfortunately the curtains have fallen on Kashmir.
So how do you perceive these issues, as millennials? Please leave your feedback.
P.s. I will end on verse that I dedicate to fellow millennials for a song of a singer from across the border. Do reflect on it!
Dekho na saja yaha pe mela dil ka
Jin ko zaroori hai ke ho dil ka sauda

4 comments:

  1. Thank you. Kindly spread the word!

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  2. You have precisely hit the spot that we millennials have grown with... great thoughts.. and I think you should write an addendum suggesting ur own insights on the way forward...

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    1. thanks for the read, yeah, will do in some time to come, with more enlightenment and insight

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