A picture is worth a thousand words, is an old idiom. Janab Cynic Ali could not help but smile looking at this cartoon in Mint (Sep 16, 2010).
|Source: Mint, Sep 16, 2010|
Janab Cynic Ali remembers an old dialogue from Yes Minister -
Sometimes one is forced to consider the possibility that affairs are being conducted in a manner which, all things being considered and making all possible allowances is, not to put too fine a point on it, perhaps not entirely straightforward.
Well, he doesn't want to translate and give the meaning of this dialogue. Before Janab Saheb went, he remembered this dialogue -
- Hacker: Are you saying that winking at corruption is government policy?
- Sir Humphrey: No, no, Minister! It could never be government policy. That is unthinkable! Only government practice.
- Hacker: You're a cynic, Humphrey!
- Sir Humphrey: A cynic is what an idealist calls a realist.
Janab Saheb wondered where this country is heading. Being a old man, he preferred to listen to radio. He closed the doors slowly and switched on the radio. He was happy to listen to an old Tamil song. In the silence of the night, Hummingbird overheard him humming a MGR song - "Ethanai kaalam dhaan yematruvaar indha naatile" from the Tamil film: Malai Kallan, 1954 (approx translation - for how long will cheaters exist in the country).
Well, as usual, Hummingbird is optimistic. He says that it may be dark outside. But the sun will rise tomorrow and the darkness will go.