How many lives does this cat have?
Posted on: 11 Jun 2012
It is an old superstition that cats have nine lives. I don't know from where the figure 9 came. The belief came from the fact that cats do walk away un injured and smiling after falling from the roof top. Imagine a man falling from such heights-will have to take him to the cemetery. Nothing divine in the cat's survival. It is no rebirth also. Its body has some peculiarities that make it survive all such falls. Consult a zoologist for details.
In the CPI M politics why VS Achuthananthan is surviving like the legendary cat after falling from great heights a hundred times is really a wonder. How he manages that is a question in every ones lips. National committee of the party is meeting in Delhi. The media syndicate is predicting that VS is going to be the central agenda of the meeting. Their prediction may not come true. The central agenda of the media syndicate is always PInarayi Vijayan and V S Achuthanandan. That is not the case with the party leadership. What all things are happening the world over! Massacre in Syria, president election in USA...just two of the several international problems that are to be discussed and solutions found by the party. After that come countless national problems. By that time it will be late night. See, our octogenarian comrade has to go to sleep early.
Why is it that the national leadership of the party is not giving ears to the humble request of the state leadership put up before every meeting to somehow get rid of this nuisance called V S Achuthanandan? This is something researchers have to find out, just as they have to find out how the cat survives great falls. Is the case same with VS ? Is this also a question of body weight? Cats survive because they have less weight. VS survive because he has much weight. How did this fellow attain so much weight? Twice when the state leadership ignored and denied a ticket to contest the state elections, the polit bureau stepped in to reverse the decision. No wonder he has such big weight now. No meaning in the same Polit bureau now complaining that they cannot hold and control this fellow because he is so heavy !
Any one in any communist party anywhere in the world would have been thrown out of the party long back if he had done ten percent of what VS did in CPI(M). There were comrades in the Soviet communist party who expressed differences with the leadership. Minor differences, but there was no questioning of their loyalty, no seeking of explanations, no disciplinary action, no dismissal.... See how great and democratic the soviet party was. Just an arrest, a gun shot. Even party polit bureau leaders evaporated that way, not one, several.
There are critics who used to comment that Marxist party has become just another Congress, as far as internal bickerings are concerned. That stage has passed. Now all newspapers are full of news about bickering in the CPI (M) that congressmen find it difficult to get some of their infighting known to the public. How can groupism flourish if the media do not co operate?
No leader in any party had ever led so many suicide attacks against the party leadership. Each time he led a suicide bombing at the headquarters, everybody thought it was the end of it all. And each time he came out like the cat with nine lives, uninjured and smiling. Next time the attack is more deadly with much more ammunition. Last one was the fiercest- he spit fire, said the present party secretary's actions in Kerala resembled the old retrograde leader S A Dange's. And, he survived even that.
Many think that Prakash Karat cannot take any action because he is so spine less; many think he is not kicking out VS because that may affect party's prospects in Kerala. Let anything go, party will tolerate anything but will not tolerate if someone think that VS survives because VS is right. No, not at all. If VS is right, Vijayan must be wrong. Right and wrong will never be able to go together
Our Education Minister Mr Abdu Rab was allotted a govt quarters oddly named Ganga. He speedily asked for a change of name from Ganga to Grace. Anything wrong in that? You need not furnish reasons for requesting a name change, and it involves no expenditure also. So the government readily accepted his humble request.
Kerala is a very progressive state, where there are people who advice that your daughter remains unmarried because you sleep with your bed laid in north south direction. And you will readily change that to east west direction. So definitely detectives must find out why our minister changed the name of the house. Was that because of vaasthu dictated so ? Yes, in many houses, including that of left front ministers doors have been changed, gates have been crashed, windows have disappeared, wells have been re dug because the vaasthu expert so advised. It is not known whether there is any mention about house names in vaasthu science.
The minister can ask you to mind your own business if he is asked why he changed the name of his residence. Of course it is none of our business, if it was his own house. This is a government residence. You cannot change house names with every change of occupant. Occupant is free to change furniture, paintings or decorations not house names. It will be a nuisance for the public.
There are people who say that the Muslim minister changed the name because it is a Hindu name. Oh, who will believe that an education minister of an educated state will do such a foolish thing. If religion was the reason, he would not have given the bungalow a bloody English name. Animals, objects, things in nature do not have religion-not only the education minister but even the un educated know that. Of course there are morons who think otherwise. Heard of a Muslim who gave a Muslim name to his elephant? It was not permitted to enter any temple, no one wanted it! May be it is just a canard. The name Ganga has no more Hindutwa than the name Chaliyar or Periyar, may be it is less clean. That is all