If caught sending toons via mail.
There's a buzz and a rumour,
That our leaders lack humour --
They'll book you for cyber-crime - #fail
India Today 15/04/2012: The arrest of professor Ambikesh Mahapatra for having forwarded a cartoon about West Bengal CM Mamata Bannerjee has legal experts concerned about the use of Internet laws by the government to suppress free speech.Get the story here
Muffle their voices, let's kill the pressReplyDelete
We won this change, let's not digress
Let's squash the slightest murmur of dissent
Turn off the Internet, lest toon mails be sent
Let's stick to tyranny; let the people rave & stress
Let's not jump to conclusionsReplyDelete
for much there is that's hidden
not for all to see
How very appropriate, for us bongs
losing sleep over petty wrongs
(with) issues of development, just
consigned to the sea!
It isn't, you know, about toonsReplyDelete
But a syndicate of thugs and goons.
That hope's running dry--
Dreams of Change, now lie shrivelled, like prunes!
Excellent limerick about a disturbing story.ReplyDelete
Madeleine Begun Kane
Thanks Madeleine, glad to see you here :-)ReplyDelete
This Recluse from Mumbai - I knewReplyDelete
Would irk me with a different view
He calls himself a friend - no doubt
I wonder what the stance is about
Does he now think his blood is blue?
Disclaimer: Friendly banter. Not to be taken seriously. I miss your verses, Mumbaiya friend :)