And the new government has settled in. And of course it is more of the same – did anyone seriously expect anything else? The stock market seems to be picking up, though I am not sure about the job market. Mr. Dimple Cheeks is still not a Minister, though everyone has predicted he will become Prime Minister in two years (is it just a coincidence that in two years time, he will be as old as his father was when he was thrust into the same role?).
Normally, I would have slid back into cynicism by now. But one statement of Dimple Cheeks keeps me hopeful. When accosted by a voter in Amethi, saying, “Do you remember me? I am the person you promised a job to last time you were here”, he immediately shot back “You must be confusing me with someone else. I never promise jobs. I only promise what I can deliver. To get a job you need to study and work hard.”
At least he has his pulse on one of the real problems ailing the country. Had fewer jobs been given out in the last few decades and more of them earned, we may just have been much better off.
I still hope.