Advertisement
Friday, Sep 24, 2021
Outlook.com

Here You May Roast Your Goose

Kaptaan vs Jaitley, but there’s no great high here

Here You  May Roast Your Goose
Jitender Gupta
Here You May Roast Your Goose
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53

Give Us A Smack

  • Tight contest between Amarinder and Jaitley. Thin margin for BJP last time. Will there be a Modi wave?
  • Hinterland ravaged by drug abuse. State report says 40% of 15-25 age group users. Punjab growth has tapered off.
  • AAP drawing big crowds in neighbouring Gurdaspur—may play spoiler

***

Long before you get to meet the crowd, even before you enter village Bachhivind where they are waiting to listen  to “Kaptaansaab”, your first image is of travelling across a land of drug addicts. On the drive to the village, just five kms from Amritsar’s border with Pakistan, you have met emaciated young men, some almost walking corpses, wasted and worn by substance abuse. You have spoken to them, you have heard their incoherent voices quiver, and you know the once-bold Punjabi spirit has dissipated because of this easy access to illicit drugs. What meaning could elections, or the much-touted Modi wave, have for them?

The question...

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

The Password Is Cheat: Tech-Savvy Scamsters Take Control Of Online Entrance Exams

The Password Is Cheat: Tech-Savvy Scamsters Take Control Of Online Entrance Exams

Prestigious tests like JEE and NEET have been breached. A few lakh of rupees can get you an engineering or a medical seat.

Can The Govt Convince Moody’s To Upgrade India’s Sovereign Ratings?

Can The Govt Convince Moody’s To Upgrade India’s Sovereign Ratings?

While cutting India’s rating, Moody’s had cited policy challenges in addressing a prolonged economic slowdown and its deteriorating fiscal position.

RCB Vs CSK: Kohli And Co Face Dhoni's 'Dad's Army'

RCB Vs CSK: Kohli And Co Face Dhoni's 'Dad's Army'

RCB would look to shrug off the crushing defeat in the previous outing and get their mojo back.

Hathras: A Poet's Note On A Post-Truth World

Hathras: A Poet's Note On A Post-Truth World

It disturbing but it is important to remember that violence repeats itself in the same ways. Meena Kandasamy's poem is a poem that is invested in the social.

Advertisement