India witnessed the greatest dance of democracy: WOW!!! it was so beautiful, full of passion, determination, and the will, to see that it reached a credible crescendo. It was a dance of democracy of the people, by the people, and for the people of India.
And the person who choreographed this beautiful dance, was none other than the one and only Anna Hazare.
It brought people from all walks of life without any distinction of caste, greed, age or money, it was enacted so beautifully, without any mistake, as all the participants had only one goal in their mind: the dance of democracy has to be successful, there was no place for violence, no forcible shutting down of establishment, no breaking of things or destruction, it was amazing, how people could peacefully come together for a good cause and stay united till the end.
We the people of India are fortunate to be here and be a part this phenomenon. Everybody came without any force, bearing the heat and other discomforts, so that millions of Indians can live without suffocating in the grip of corruption.
They were certain critics of this movement, who were busy trying to sabotage things from happening, for these people had got used to talking over high coffee and high tea and making immature statements without knowing the meaning of what they were saying: these are the type of people that one gets to see on page 3, and are definitely not meant for on page 1. (best to leave these type of people alone to wallow in their own cynicism).
The press to was there in full support of the happenings, and TimesNow, did a good job, by not getting attracted to covering the cricket on and off as other channels did, but stuck to their word and were there with Anna Hazare every moment.
One could see small children too, coming and spontaneously supporting the cause (not being tutored) airing their opinion about the movement. Same could be said of all the youngsters, some of them accepted the fact that they didn't know the reason or the meaning for the agitation in the beginning, but came any way, and now were fully aware of what is it they were fighting for, and were 100% supporting this man, whose ways reminded them of Mahatma Gandhi, about whom they had only read in the books. These youngsters were proud to be with the new age Gandhi and they were with him all the time instead of quietly breaking away when the IPL started. They were there to see that the ICL (Indian Corrupt League) was totally busted without any trace: they knew that this mission was more important.
It is a shame for our country, to have people going and watching games and shame on the players too, for agreeing to play, when the majority of Indians were out there praying and waiting anxiously, for the government to see the light and relent and give in to their legitimate demands.
It is not enough just saying we support Anna Hazare, like some of the actors and the so called page 3 people do, if you support Anna, then do everything in whatever little way you can, and be a part of spreading the awareness around.
This dance has just begun, it has to clear and master a lot intricate moves, to become a perfect dance, and we have to watch every step taken, for we cannot risk falling .........
So, be there always, watching, learning and perfecting this beautiful dance of democracy.
India cannot be sleeping all the while with the 'Chalta Hai', attitude, if you want to go to the next room you have take the required steps to move to that room, for the room will not come to you.
To quote the famous lines of Robert Frost with slight alteration:
India is lovely, rich, and deep,
But we have promises to keep,
And miles to go before we sleep,
And miles to go before we sleep....
Wake up India!!!