"The Indian parliament is a brothel, where conscience is prostituted."

Not the right way to start a blog post, many may say... But looking at the present scenario of Indian politics and to the depths it has sunk to, makes every Indian and every democratic person to hang his/her head in shame.

Ministers leaving allies whom they had been with for decades to be a part of the  ruling government just for the sake of a cabinet post so that they can serve the country better (read new money making opportunity).

All these are known to the people and now the entire prostituition racket if I can call it has unfurled on live TV. What does this mean? Does this mean a better tomorrow? or does this mean a developed country emerging from the depths of the abyss?  Uh... I guess not, but I hope it does. But it isn't quite possible for a change, a revolution to be born in the enclosed chambers of the Parliament of India (read - an official establishment for the house of corruption.)

We have had umpteen number of good leaders who never became what we expected them to become, look at Indira Gandhi, Rajeev Gandhi, Vajpayee and even Manmohan Singh for that matter.

But yes, we had a truly corrupt and power hungry set of leaders in each of these politicians, like Indira Gandhi and the Bangladesh war, Rajeev Gandhi and the LTTE/IPKF war, Vajpayee and the Godhra violence, and Manmohan Singh and the Nuclear deal.

We have been independent for six decades now, two generations of India's leaders have come and gone, but all they've ever done was sit / sleep / shout / abuse / throw furniture / be absent from the Parliament and Assembly meetings.

Now there are articles about student/ young leaders like Rahul Gandhi, Sachin Pilot and their likes making it to the top. But they themselves are distorted about their ideas and new plans for the country. Do they look for a young and dynamic set of leaders by dumping existing party seniors or do they put their trust in the octagenerians who have lived their entire life in the party doing nothing and apparently worth nothing?

Well, whatever may be the outcome of all the elections in this country, for now the rules of the governing party are these -  Make sure that they rake in as much money as possible, make sure that for five years there are not too many obstacles and barriers which could damage their hopes for a second term, do things in the last year or less than that to make the voters happy just before the next elections, comment on live television about the other party's injustices when they were in power and all the nonsensical things you have done as a minister now are less than what they had done before.

And yeah before I end, for anybody who is likely of commenting about people should join politics if they are so truly concerned about the country and all - Firstly Indian politics is already in troubled waters, secondly anyone who puts their feet in is likely to swim along with the stream or drown in it.

Jai Hind!