Ankush Kumar presents you the current political and administrative scenario in the form of this wonderful story. Must read.
Once upon a time in La La land lived hundreds of mices. They shared great camaraderie amongst each other. All of them played under one roof, enjoyed morsels of food together, hunted in a herd and kept outside threat at bay.
Then one fine day a new breed was born. It was the result of one mice falling in love with another from a different country. There was tremendous opposition, but eventually love triumphed. Years passed and the new breed grew up to look distinctly different from others.
The attention that small unit got created jealousy amongst the others and it resulted in the Parent mouse getting killed. The unity was broken, the shackles loosened and the entire community let loose. All of them started to hunt at will, ate into each other’s shares of meals, it resulted in a lot of bad blood, some mice who were stronger than the other got richer and richer by the day, some who did not have the will to fight perished, while the family of the deceased mouse used their brains rather than muscle and ensured they rule over a divided house of mices.
Decades went by and the mices adjusted to the new order of the society, most went with the family of the deceased on sympathetic grounds, the family continued to exploit this notion to fulfill their needs. Some others relocated and became powerhouses in their own areas, while the remaining fluctuated from one point to another depending on the climate.
Then one fine day a cat entered the fray. The new entrant created havoc amongst the fringe mices, the cat steamrolled through these nobody entities, and the poor souls had no option but to heed into the cat’s demands. The cat sensed an opportunity here and attempted a coup, she threatened the new powerhouses with her actions, and since these new powerhouses had more muscles than brains they couldn’t fight the might of the cat.
They also feared that if any physical action were taken the aunt of the cat would pounce on them and finish their generations forever. The new powerhouses went back to the family, whose parent member they had killed. Years had passed since that incident, but the grudge amongst the family had remained, inside closed confines of their hideout a solution was reached, the new powerhouse would share the profits with the family and in return ‘they would bell the cat’.
PS: If you some asking me the relevance, am sure you are a techie who has no further clue of what’s happening outside your 14″ screen. Get a life geek 🙂