Everybody is a democrat while living in an Apartment but...Well, we have celebrated 73rd Republic Day Anniversary with great patriotic fervor. The great Indian Constitution has provided us Fundamental Rights and a great democracy to elect people of our choice and our democracy has survived against all odds. It stood firm in testing times and many people would quote the election results after Emergency as an example for this.
Of late, some people say that people are afraid of speaking openly as criticism against those in power is being taken in a different way. Is it so?
If so, why can't you be silent when there is a problem in your living area. With the rapid development of Real Estate, the gated Communities and Apartment culture have been established in every city and town. If the lift is not working, you have no patience to climb down or go upstairs. If the water tap is not working, you won't ring up to the plumber but would direct the watchman to do the needful immediately. If he fails, all the inmates of Apartment would pull down the Residents Welfare Association team to the cellar. Is it not? Why because , you are paying monthly maintenance fee for which they are accountable.
Why can't we apply the same analogy to a larger extant? You want accountability for the maintenance fee you are paying but afraid to question those people to whom you have voted them to power. Isn't it the irony of our logical thinking?