Karishma Jani Writes a Letter to the Prime Minister

Dear PMji,

Before I come down to the things I need you to know, I have a very simple question for you. Isn’t it your responsibility or duty (too big a word?) to initiate a program like “Talk to the PM” or “Write to the PM of India”? Why do people like us have to take the initiative to start up something like this? We all know you speak less (I am being reasonable here); but is it so that you even listen or think less? (With due respect to your age, Sir)


I am not going to write like 800 words to you and make you feel like “You think I have time for reading all of it?” So let me be precise.

Motive: To help you realize certain things.

  •  Do these politicians and their helpers even know the meaning of a true democracy? Do they know the meaning of, “Of the people, by the people and for the people”?
  •  How will they ever realize what the youth (apparently, the future of India) is doing when they are not on Facebook and Twitter?
  •  How will they understand the shortcomings or the screw-ups of the education system when they themselves have never stood in the lines of admission and have lost their seats on management quota? (No I am not talking about reservations here)
  •  How will they ever know the pain of being educated yet unemployed?
  •  How will they realize that the increasing rates of petrol have made thousands of poor men sell off their Bajaj scooters and have to walk down home?
  •  How will they ever know that due to ever rising auto rickshaw fairs, the rickshaw drivers will definitely go above the poverty line, but a lot of students will not be able to enjoy their post-school ice-creams from their pocket money?
  •  How will an 18 year old vote if his voter i.d. (election card) application will take years to get processed?
  • How will I justify the good things about India when my cousins abroad have low opinions about our country?
  • How will we ever call India a “great nation”?
  • How will we grow?

I have bombarded you with my questions, almost tapped each key on my keyboard and asked you all that I was worried about. The ball is in your court now.

Let me know what are your answers and views on these things.  I am not here to take up any challenges from you, and neither doubting your potential (like Anil Kapoor does in Nayak). I am just here to help you. Voicing my opinion is important to me.

Karishma Jani,

Image Courtesy: [The Viewspaper]

Disclaimer: The above article is the personal opinion of the author and not of the publication.