Subscribe

Critical Tomba 1: General Strikes




The gradually increasing number of suspended low-ranking government employees—thanks to the anti-corruption initiative of the incumbent Government—has raised the likelihood of more general strikes, or popularly bandh, in the forthcoming weeks and months, a senior political analyst told a group of tea drinkers at a stall in Sagolband Mantri Leikai today. He reasoned it is not unexpected considering two major prevailing factors: (i) for any grievances, regardless of reason or intention, it is as common as the rain in June for individuals and groups in Manipur to form a JAC or a CSO, or lately a people’s action committee, and call a strike and (ii) any such strike has been quite a result-oriented way of protest. A tea drinker nodded, while taking sips slowly, and muttered that the people have been indeed witnessing these successful direct action regularly in the town.



Critical Tomba
is a brief column based on Manipuri absurdities and inspired by a statement made by the American vaudevillian Will Rogers, who remarked: ‘I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.’

Comments

  1. Test comment text format (check the font and the style)


    Prow scuttle parrel provost Sail ho shrouds spirits boom mizzenmast yardarm. Pinnace holystone mizzenmast quarter crow's nest nipperkin grog yardarm hempen halter furl. Swab barque interloper chantey doubloon starboard grog black jack gangway rutters.

    Deadlights jack lad schooner scallywag dance the hempen jig carouser broadside cable strike colors. Bring a spring upon her cable holystone blow the man down spanker Shiver me timbers to go on account lookout wherry doubloon chase. Belay yo-ho-ho keelhaul squiffy black spot yardarm spyglass sheet transom heave to.

    Trysail Sail ho Corsair red ensign hulk smartly boom jib rum gangway. Case shot Shiver me timbers gangplank crack Jennys tea cup ballast Blimey lee snow crow's nest rutters. Fluke jib scourge of the seven seas boatswain schooner gaff booty Jack Tar transom spirits.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

TRENDING POSTS

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...