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   And, for the first Saturday of the Parsi New Year, which is also... (August 24, 1991)

And, for the first Saturday of the Parsi New Year, which is also the first day of the Parsi new year, a few stray thoughts and a few general observations and a few points of view (all my own work).

Like I sometimes wonder what would India have done if it had not had the Parsis. And at other times I wonder what would the Parsis have done if they had not been received by India with honour and dignity and allosed to pursue their religion and way of life.

Like the mistake the hardliners made in the Soviet Union was to arrest Gorbachov and not Boris Yeltsin. And the mistake the government of India made was to open its mouth one day early.

Like other governments also opened their mouths a little too soon, but they said the right things… we said the wrong things.

And, if I may open my mouth, the tragedy of the Russian situation is that Mr. Gorbachov has been reduced to the position of a Russian performing bear and Mr. Yeltsin is playing the organ.

And one thing that the latest world crisis, now happily resolved, has confirmed is that Mr. George Bush spends more time holidaying than working. And in that sense he is like Mr. Chandra Shekhar, who used to spend more time relaxing at his farm than in his prime minister's office.

Like only small minds woulod object to Mr. Morarji Desai accepting the Bharat Ratna. He deserves it and I am happy that he has got it. Besides, if he can accept a Pakistan award, he has to accept an Indian award also.

Like not only does nobody know whether Mrs. Sonia Gandhi is standing for elections from Amethi, has nobody seems to know whether she was gone to America or to Italy.

And I do not know what is meant by Amethi being their family constituency. No constituency belongs to any family. And saying that Amethi is the Gandhi family's consituency is the same as saying South Bombay is Murli Deora family's consituency.

Like Mr. Sunil Dutt should think several times before putting up a Rajiv Gandhi statue in Bandra. Look at what is happening to all the starues in Moscow.

Like going by all the pictures of Mr. Doraiswamy that have been appearing in the papers, he looks like he has come back from a nice long healthy holiday. Which just goes to show that a man, who has a control over his mind, can extract benefit from any situation.

And this final point of view:

That finally ther will be only one Communist government left in the world and that will be the government in West Bengal.

 
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