The Ant and the Grasshopper - Old Vs Modern

OLD VERSION...

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long building his house
and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant's a
fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is
warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in
the cold.

MODERN VERSION...

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house
and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant's a
fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and
demandsto know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed
while others
are cold and starving.NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to provide pictures of the
shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home
with a table filled with food.
The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor
grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house.
Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other grasshoppers demanding that
grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter.
Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticize the Indian Government for
not upholding the fundamental rights of the grasshopper.
The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to
thegrasshopper (many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace for prompt
support
as against the wrath of God for non-compliance) .
Opposition MP's stage a walkout.Left parties call for "Bharat Bandh" in West
Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.CPM in Kerala immediately
passes a law preventing Ants from working hard in the heat so as to bring
about equality of poverty among ants and grasshoppers.

Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian Railway
Trains, aptly named as the 'Grasshopper Rath'.

Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the Prevention of Terrorism Against
Grasshoppers Act [POTAGA]", with effect from the beginning of the winter.

Arjun Singh makes Special Reservation for Grass Hopper in educational
Insititutions & in Govt Services.

The ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and, having nothing left
to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government and handed over to the grasshopper in a ceremony covered by NDTV.

Arundhati Roy calls it "a triumph of justice". Lalu calls it 'Socialistic
Justice'. CPM calls it the 'revolutionary resurgence of the downtrodden'
Koffi Annan invites the grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly.


MANY YEARS LATER...

The ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi billion dollar company in silicon valley.100s of grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation somewhere in India.......

1 comment:

Warped Thoughts!! said...

Awesome Post!!

very witty!!