And, for a Saturday, a few stray thoughts and a few general observations and a few points of view (all my own work):
Like to begin with the quote of the week: "When politics is practise by sacrificing values, it becomes immoral." - L. K. Advani.
And for Mr. Advani's information, Mr. V.P. Singh has not only taken the BJP and the CPM for granted, he has also taken the people fo Indian for granted.
Like Mr. Advani has listed four aspects in which the Janata Dal government has failed to meet its election manifesto: Punjab, Kashmir, Bofors and prices. I will add a fifth - autonomy to Doordarshan.
Like one Vinod Pandey and one Bhure Lal are equal to the entire Rajiv Gandhi coterie.
And now that we have given a chance the Congress and the Janata Dal, I think it is time we gave the BJP an opportunity to admisiter the country. The communists are out, they do not exist any more.
Like I do not understand why: if the Soviet Union and America can come together, and Iran and Iraq can come together, and North and South Korea are on their way to coming together, and the entire Western Europe is coming together in one great Europe, then why cannot India and Pakistan come together.
And, I think, I have the answer: it is because the politicians of the two countries (in Pakistan's case, also the military) do not want us to come together.
Like today must be the 17th time that they are having a ceremony to start the work on the Konkan railway.
Like Mr. I.K. Gujral should be made to return to the Gulf and saked to stay there and personally look after the arrangements till the last expatriate has returned to India. That is how a popular and elected governmetn works.
Like, I repeat, man, in a desert campaign, the Iraqis can smash the American army. The are more motivated, more committed and more mad.
Like, I think, the monsoon season in Bombay now extends up to December.
And this final point of view:
That the tragedy is that not only has V.P. Singh not learnt anything from Rajiv Gandhi's mistakes but Rajiv Gandhi is not likely to learn anything from V.P. Singh's mistakes.