Bread and Poetry ….
Here is a delightful news item from a news paper report,which I would like to share with my readers :
Many of our parliamentarians have a poetic side and some of them really let it loose during last week’s debate on price rise. Here was Salman Khurshid’s metaphorically eloquent (and elusive) defence of his government’s record on growth and inflation: Take the case of the old man and his lathi. Sure it’s giving him support but someone could ask, why did you cut a tree? It’s all a question of perspective, of who we want to help move forward. (FE 08.08.2011)
Your responses will be welcomed !
My take on the subject matter is this : There is a popular proverb in Hindi which goes like this :”Jiss ki lathi,uss ki bhains!” The meaning of this is as under :
1.Whoever owns the stick owns the buffalo.
2.It’s always the powerful who gets lion’s share.
3.English equivalent: Might is right.
Draw your own conclusions ! Keep smiling !