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Arjun

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PostSubject: The Ant And Grasshopper Story - Version 2.0   Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:45 pm

OLD VERSION...

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long building his
house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the
ant's a fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away. Come winter,
the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter so
he dies out in the cold.

MODERN VERSION...

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his
house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the
ant's a fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and
demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed
while others are cold and starving. NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to provide
pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his
comfortable home with a table filled with food.

The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this
poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house.

Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other grasshoppers demanding that
grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter.

Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticize the Indian Government
for not upholding the fundamental rights of the grasshopper.

The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the
grasshopper (many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace for prompt
support as against the wrath of God for non-compliance).

Opposition MP's stage a walkout. Left parties call for "Bharat Bandh"
in West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry. CPM in Kerala
immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working hard in the heat
so as to bring about equality of poverty among ants and grasshoppers.

Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian
Railway Trains, aptly named as the 'Grasshopper Rath'.

Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the Prevention of Terrorism
Against Grasshoppers Act [POTAGA]", with effect from the beginning of
the winter.

Arjun Singh makes Special Reservation for Grass Hopper in educational
Insititutions & in Govt Services.

The ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and, having nothing
left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the
Government and handed over to the grasshopper in a ceremony covered by
NDTV.

Arundhati Roy calls it "a triumph of justice". Lalu calls it
'Socialistic Justice'. CPM calls it the 'revolutionary resurgence of the
downtrodden' . Koffi Annan invites the grasshopper to address the UN
General Assembly.

MANY YEARS LATER...

The ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi billion dollar
company in silicon valley.100s of grasshoppers still die of starvation
somewhere in India.


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PostSubject: Re: The Ant And Grasshopper Story - Version 2.0   Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:07 pm

Arjun..this was one hilarious one!!!! u totally depicted the present indian way of going about things...interesting satire dude!!
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PostSubject: Re: The Ant And Grasshopper Story - Version 2.0   Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:38 pm

yeah well....but ants are still intelligent Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The Ant And Grasshopper Story - Version 2.0   Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:12 pm

kudos to u dude!

if the authorities had this much sense, it would have been a better world.
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PostSubject: Re: The Ant And Grasshopper Story - Version 2.0   Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:17 pm

hahaha...its better than ur dancing turtle....
quite true and ya ..inspirational too
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PostSubject: Re: The Ant And Grasshopper Story - Version 2.0   Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:51 pm

yes get inspired ... lol

and again pragya you have insulted the holy turtle....he's hurt...)
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PostSubject: Re: The Ant And Grasshopper Story - Version 2.0   Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:38 pm

Nikhita wrote:
Arjun..this was one hilarious one!!!! u totally depicted the present indian way of going about things...interesting satire dude!!

Originally a British "reactionary" joke which I read somewhere way back in 2002 or 2003.
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