Vikram Limsay Profile picture
Feb 16 10 tweets 4 min read
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BATTLE OF THE FRINGE ! For long if there was one thing that remained undemocratic in India it was PRIVILEGE. A preserve of few who constituted a #FRINGE that made rules for the billion other. That Fringe seems rattled hence battling & battling hard
2/9 Political fringe is angry. Family pedigree no longer matters & rank upstarts are reaching highest. #Politics has become about boring policy & all that fun about election tourism, headgear & tribal dance seems so distant
3/9 Bureaucratic fringe is angry. Queens English, JNU & Das Kapital are no longer qualifiers for the rusted frame. Keats & Shelly are not appreciated & suddenly accountability is not about juggling accounts & lateral entrants threaten to sully the Sunday club
4/9 Judicial fringe is angry. After all they are the last of the "Pure Race". Politicians are elected, bureaucrats are selected, but only sons & "people like us" must be co-opted into M'Lords collegium. Nilkamal chairs in walnut paneled chambers? Sacrilege!
5/9 The #media fringe is angry. No more junkets, access, patrakar colony bungalows,press passes, DAVP largesse or RS seats..Plus the devil of "technology" disrupting the sole privilege to disseminate news.. neighborhood Tikotokia is now competition
6/9 Fringe #Intelligentsia is angry. NGO's, academia, historians..Forex ban & even the damned returned awards are not been given back. Zero respect for symbolism! Even #Padmas being conferred on those who wont wear a #Prada .. heck not even wear footwear!
7/9 Social fringe is angry. English & US education not the calling card & Martini mommas lament this unfairness in haloed clubs. Small townies, vernacs, watchman Bahadurs son & driver Dhanas daughter are doing fine but their #Pappu still can't dance salaa !
8/9 Bollywood is angry. Not just OTT suddenly all want it to become an industry. Which mean rules & process' then how will that synchronized ballet of trash & cash continue? Looks like they are preparing for a swan song!
9/9 And together they are fighting..they want the old times back .. they want the puppet show back ... but will New India allow ... will the wheels of time spin in reverse ? And that really is the question #Battleofthefringe
the changing #ideaofindia

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