I stood by them one day, but I regret my decision today. What seemed like a ray of hope leaves me with only despair today!

IAC movement at Gateway of India, Mumbai
IAC movement at Gateway of India, Mumbai

That spoken truth & those ideologies for change, are now being kicked far away and unmindfully being compromised. Those high principals that resonated in their voices and seemed their very foundation, have shaken and crumpled down today. With their irresponsible actions they have proved that they are no Heroes. Like I had thought and many others like me did too, who stood shoulder to shoulder in their fight against corruption. Most of those ‘real’ leaders of the IAC movement such as Sri Sri, Anna ji, Kiran Bedi ji and others, no longer stand with them today. May be because these able leaders realized much earlier that they had those among their team members, who were callow and unworthy.

Sri Sri and Annaji at the IAC movement!
Sri Sri and Annaji at the IAC movement!
Kiran bedi at the IAC movement!
Kiran bedi at the IAC movement!

Time alone could have proved that those who are victims of their own weaknesses, driven by greed for power, who could compromise their love and devotion for their country, were no role models .Arvind Kejriwal talked about fighting the corrupt to gather support from the Aam Aadmi (ordinary citizens) and when the testing time came to stand by his words, he gave into those very corrupt hands (against whom he campaigned) for the sake of being in power!

He failed yet again, when time compelled him to take another test to prove his words and deliver his tall claims, when he ran away and quits his position as a chief minister of Delhi

  • Is a chief ministers position so ineffectual?
  • Couldn’t he have atleast put a few corrupt leaders behind the bar staying there?
  • Was Rome built in a day, then can the deep rooted corruption in Indian political system end in a day? 
  • Did he reach out to the Aam Aadmi, to consult and take advice before quitting?
  • Was his decision to quit powered by lust to gain more political power? 
 Bitter answers to some of these questions in future will prove if his love for the Aam Aadmi was driven by convenience or commitment, isn’t it! 
 Making noise is not enough! It’s when one goes through the tests of time and proves one’s ideologies by complementing actions that his/her character outshines that of ordinary mortals.

It feels evident to me today, that Arvind Kejriwal and his party members are continuing to take advantage of the innocence of my countrymen to fulfil their political ambitions, while we are failing to see any further than his hollow words. My heart aches to see such games being played. 
And the innocent being disillusioned by the pomp and show of his ‘fake idealism’.
Is our country so cheap and are we so naive that we will let them rob our country and bring it down to docks. Like they left Delhi in the middle of nowhere??
Can ‘you’ and ‘I’ be sure that he will not join hands with the corrupt again and compromise ideals for being in power tomorrow?
Can we really trust them to govern our country which faces terrible threats from looters inside and outside, when they failed to deliver their promises just yesterday?
Wont their amateur and childish hands need much more skill and experience to nurture our wounded motherland?Why are they in such hurry to grab power? Can we afford to take a chance and hand over the greatest responsibility of protecting our borders in such hurry?

Of course we can’t . They owe it to us to prove themselves first. Before coming and asking us for votes. Actions speak louder than words. Until they do not prove with their committed actions, we shall wait and they shall wait too. 2019 is only 5years away, will be happy to stand by them another day if they pass the tests of time. I will be glad if they proved me wrong in future and gained my trust back and also that of my fellow citizens. 


For now, we shall go with the lesser evil, with an expert who has experienced hands and his actions have written larger volumes of achievements than any of them out there.
I will choose actions and experience over words. As my mother land is grappling for every breath and I cannot trust the newborns to breathe life back in her, who are falling and failing to deliver at every step.

So that I won’t need to regret another day, I shall vote wisely. 


What about you?


Jai Hind
Let the truth triumph!
Let the truth triumph! Satyamev Jayate !

– Vasudha Jhunjhunwala

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Ms. Vasudha Jhunjhunwala holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She is associated with the Art of Living since year 2000. Born and brought up in a pink city Jaipur, Rajasthan she currently resides in Amchi Mumbai with her family. For nearly a decade, Vasudha has inspired more than 10,000 youths with her teachings and social work. She has undertaken various projects and has been an instrument of change for its success. Juggling between home and work, in her spare time Vasudha likes to paint, write poems, learn music and play badminton. She is a Social Worker, Entrepreneur, State Coordinator of The Art of Living, Student of Sanskrit & Classical Music, Writer, Homemaker, Mother, Meditation Teacher, Public Speaker, Recipient of CSO-2014 award by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam and has travelled in 30 Countries. She is a quintessential deshbhakt. It is difficult to match her youthful Energy. Vasudha is extremely passionate about her initiatives. One of the most successful projects lead by her was the ‘Vote For a Better India’ - A campaign that facilitated the voter registration process and lead to 5 lakh citizens new voter registration across India in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. Bringing more awareness to the people in the community she began the initiative ‘Mind your Vehicle’ - A project to sensitize citizens towards traffic discipline with 2000 volunteers in Mumbai. The project saw good media coverage. She was also the founding member of ‘Save Aarey’ project. In this project more than 300 volunteers cleared 5-truck loads of garbage from Aarey colony. With an aim to instill a sense of responsibility and nationalism among the youth, she has spearheaded several initiatives that included women’s safety drives, blood donation drives, cleanliness drives at railway stations and sea-shores, health and hygiene awareness camps and others. Often people ask her what made her belief so strong to walk the spiritual path. She affirms that, “just like the light house guides the ship through darkness of night, our conscience guides us through decisions of life. For a smooth sail, just listen to it!” The drought in Maharashtra had led to an increasing number of farmer suicides and Vasudha decided to contribute towards River Rejuvenation Project in the state. She along with her team revived around 22kms of Manjara river. The river Manjara rejuvenation in Latur District benefited 5 lakh villagers in its vicinity. Vasudha was also a part of the Solar Lamp Project. She was the catalyst in the distribution of solar lamps to flood-hit villagers in Orissa during Fani. Her courage and valour gives her the skill to bring out the right perspective in every project she undertakes. Worry or Uncertainty are not words she rhymes with, Vasudha believes that’s Spiritual knowledge shields the flame of life from the winds of uncertainties. Vasudha is currently working on Project Pavitra. Since its inception this year, the project has imparted menstrual hygiene education to more than 2000 young girls in BMC schools and it aims to reach out to many more. She is also the founding member of SORT Club - Student's organization for Reform and Transformation. The club is now operational in 10 colleges in Mumbai. The project aims to remove the menace of substance abuse from the colleges of India. Vasudha is also working on a Happy Neighbourhood Project. The project aims to establish Happiness centers in societies to make societies stress-free. If you meet her once, you would know that she has a very charming, intuitive, and jovial personality, her ideas and thoughts are ahead of it’s time. Her ability to perceive something new and unique in every individual is what draws people to her company. She gives a very comfortable and cool vibe something young students connect to and find easy to talk and open up to her about their problems. Make impossible, possible is her mantra. Her sessions are filled with grit, humor, inspiration, and some awespiring wisdom. People feel rejuvenated, energetic, experience clarity of thoughts, immense love in their hearts after attending her Mind and Breathe Workshops. Mysteries of life intrigues her and even though she has traveled in 30 countries she found her best place within. She, by herself is a ‘Happiness Express’ moving swiftly on the spiritual path.

5 thoughts on “#VoteWisely

  1. Brilliantly written piece Di, True they are new comers and need to prove themselves. Democracy is different than populism and this has to be known by them. Street Politics cannot be the new form of politics on which the country will rely. Our Institutions no doubt need to revive but they need not be replaced. Our strong foundations of democracy have to be through these institutions of governance and not by rejecting them.

    Need to vote widely and wisely!

  2. This is very well written. Where you and me can see what the reality is, i hope through this post people who have not yet understood that have a realization too.

    1. Thats a brilliant stroke direct from heart. You have voiced many people’s thoughts. I hope that people see the other side of hasty run in politics and take a wise decision. I vote for a change. But definitely for an experienced change. Satyamev Jayate!

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