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Did Shakespeare know our pseudo secular journalists?

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Shakespeare was the first man to comment on our ‘Secular’ (well I doubt this) journalists. Back in late 1500s, he uses his skills to describe the rationale of some of the ‘secular’ faces of our nation.

There are a sort of men whose visages
Do cream and mantle like a standing pond
And do a willful stillness entertain
With purpose to be dressed in an opinion
Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit,
As who should say “I am Sir Oracle,
And when I ope my lips, let no dog bark.”
O my Antonio, I do know of these
That therefore only are reputed wise
For saying nothing, when, I am very sure,
If they should speak, would almost damn those ears
Which, hearing them, would call their brothers
fools.

Merchant of Venice(Gratiano to Antonio, act 1-scene 1)

Well the same is the case with some of the people present in the Clubhouse meeting of Prashant Kishor. People like Sakshi Joshi were silent when politics in Bengal was being discussed but then came a time when she wanted to know Mamata Banerjee’s washroom schedule. Even PK replied laughingly, “Am I supposed to answer this also.” She gave a chance to the nationalist media to coin a new word into the journalism industry – ‘Susu Patrakarita’. As long as she was silent, she was disguised in the veils of conceit and wisdom but when she moved her lips (not to mention while she was speaking even no other dog in the Clubhouse meeting dared to bark) even people of the Clubhouse toolkit started considering her to be a fool. Not to mention Magsaysay award winner’s Ravish Kumar’s question about anti-incumbency against BJP in a state where it never even got more than 5 seats. I think Sir Oracle (Ravish Kumar) for unaware that anti-incumbency is against the ruling party and not the challenger.

Writing about Ravish Kumar I remember his famous poem,” Aage Dilli… Peeche Dilli… Bheegi Billi… Bolo kitne Dilli/Billi..” (whatsoever). These lines are heart touching lines from Lord Byron of the toolkit media. They have inspired us a lot to write poems in the future. Ramdhari Singh Dinkar and Jayashankar Prasad would be proud to know that Bihar has produced this new poet. And then when people comment about the false notions of Ravish Kumar like a chamaleon he quotes Shylock,

“Why, look you how you storm!
I would be friends with you and have your love,
Forget the shames that you have stained me with”

MERCHANT OF VENICE(Shylock TO Antonio, ACT 1-Scene 3)

Being afraid of the channel TRP, he then tries to convince us that he’ll forgive us for we are like his brothers. He would forget all the sins that we committed against him and calls us our friends. Hypocrisy also has limits Ravish ji.

Today when not only the Hindus but even from the churches voices have been raised against love jihad, when the world is raising voices against the grooming of girls from only a particular section of society Arfa Khanun quotes Juliet,

‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.

Romeo and Juliet(Juliet to Romeo Act 2-Scene 2)

Yes it’s true that in the 21st Century a man should be known by his own identity and not his surname but then why should only Capulet (Kafir girl) marry a Montague(Muslim man)? Why can’t a girl from a Montague family marry a bold man of the Capulet? Whenever a Montague marries a Capulet the other members of the Montague family instigate riots but Arfa ji thinks that the Capulet community shouldn’t even raise voices against the grooming of their girls? Where does the Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb disappear then?

When Arif Mohammad Khan raises his voice against Triple Talaq he is advised to keep quiet by Arfa ji. This is called secularism. Yes if you don’t know get it. If you knew that secularism meant equality for all religious beliefs you are mistaken. Secularism means minority appeasement.

Sometimes I try to feel what the fake media thinks about the Hindus then I’m reminded of another quote from the Merchant if Venice.

O heavens, this is my true begotten
father, who being more than sandblind, high gravelblind,
knows me not. I will try confusions with him.

Merchant of Venice(Launcelot to Old Gobbo Act 2-Scene 2)

They consider us to be blind of the facts that they are spreading fake news and hence they come up with conspiracy theories in order to confuse us to a further extent.

Spreading fake news is their agenda, hence they even haven to apologise each time but that too they don’t publish in any article otherwise their dual standards shall be revealed. Then we have Dhruv Rathee and Akash Banerjee who take excerpts from the fake articles published by these Media houses and spread their false agenda amongst the public.

You must take your chance
And either not attempt to choose at all
Or swear before you choose, if you choose wrong
Never to speak to lady afterward
In way of marriage. Therefore be advised.

Merchant of Venice(Portia to Morroco Act 2-Scene 1)

This is my advice to all the readers. You have to choose between the Pseudo-seculars and the Nationalists. Either don’t not choose anything at all or choose the right one. For if you choose the wrong one truth shall never speak to you and you shall for long be debarred from the truth.

Here from Verona art thou banished.
Be patient, for the world is broad and wide.

Romeo and Juliet(Friar to Romeo Act 3-Scene 3)

There was a day when the Kashmiri Pandits had to leave for exile never to return back again. For them though they were banished from Kashmir, they knew that they would have acceptance all round India but remember that if you don’t rise and the same exodus happens with you the same India won’t remain as broad and wide as you think it is.

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