Word of the Week #19:


Now that is one word that almost completely describes our entire world, which seems to make even less sense, the more closely you examine it.

Why, just this week, a Union Minister lauded a bunch of rules that he himself has been photographed flouting… And not in his obscure past as a nameless rookie either…

Now, living in a country where the police force is catastrophically understaffed and ill-equipped, where investigations routinely last for years, and swift convictions are a rarity, one would expect the administration to have grown efficient and judicious in the use of resources, but NOOO!

Will they expedite the investigation if your kid gets murdered? Not really…

Will they offer you protection if you are a witness in an important trial and your life is under threat? Don’t count on it…

Will they punish the ones responsible for the collapsed bridge that claimed at least a dozen lives? Have they ever…

But try driving to the nearest shop without a helmet, and they will hunt you down and make you pay. They may lay down tens of roadblocks, if need be, but they will make you pay.

After all, the world has already run out of thieves, rapists, and murderers, especially the ones with outstanding warrants. Not to mention the drug dealers and the smugglers and the terrorists roaming around the streets.

I mean, ISIS who, right?

And no, I am not whining because I got caught driving without a helmet. One has to get out of the room, for that to happen…


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Yashas Mahajan

Author of Arrkaya: Origins, now available online... Increasingly being referred to as The Writer Guy...

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