If you don’t encourage the first man to try something new, how will you give the second man the courage?
So here goes, my interview with the guys from Lok Paritran. These guys are contesting in about 10 constituencies in the city, out of which they have released a list of eight. Read story for more.
Since they are not contesting in Villivakkam, my vote will go to Captain. 🙂
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I haven’t come across more utter fools in my life!
there’s hope at last for indian politics. my vote is theirs if i could vote – unfortunately underage!! 😛
People in the area where they are contesting arent even aware of the party or its candidate and so how do they plan to get votes?
hey i am from villivakam as well.is captain’s party contesting from there?that’s good to hear.before this i was thinking of voting for amma.but with captain’s presence i will vote for his party.
Hey awesome interview maan! When I read it in the morning I was like mailing everyone about it… Most from my college are voting for Paritrana only. Since I fall under Saidapet Consttuency I will vote for them…
Go read this also read the comments… it mite help you a lot…
i am 18 1/2 but my name is not there in the list….oru vote miss for lok paritran…atleast have told my mom 2 vote for them…
i think all learned people should canvas 4 them…
BTW ur interview was damn good…
i too fall under villivakkam constituency….
since lok paritran is not contesting there, my vote is for vijayakanth’s party.
They seem to have a small work force and are contesting in constituencies like 1000 lights, chepauk and Park Town. Chances are bleak. Hope they win atleast in a couple. And, even if they do, i hope their efforts are not stalled by the majority in power.
i am voting 4 LP as iv already said…but can i come 2 vili again n vote 4 my fav actor?…;)
Point taken. Even if they win, they would be playing the dummy role. They wont have much to do and worse much to say. All they can do is go attend the assembly sessions… with no say.
But then this would atleast encourage more such peeps to contest elections and bring some change… not now, but in a few more years down the line… all they need is to know that people will support them and back them… once they get that confidence they would get down and file the nominations for elections…
voting for captain in villivakkam???it shud be vriddachalam,rite?
you havent? what does that tell you? maybe there is no one to beat you then! congratulations fool!
lets hope they are around next poll…
there are 3 weeks more for elections… no party has put up full list yet… if you know about other parties candidates, do provide… will help them finalise… he he!
Yes! good choice… amma was not bad last term, but lets give someone else a chance to see what they can do… besides, power corrupts… so let it not stay at one place.
thank you. good boy.
find out what happened to your name…and yes, you can help them campaign…
anon (who has promised vote for Captain):
Captain vazhga! ha ha!
yes, chances maybe bleak but when you learn to walk, you begin by stumbling… i hope they continue to walk no matter what happens to their first step…
i wish you could… 🙂
voting for captain na, captain’s party…
Well, looks extremely promising! And I hope to the fullest that they are able to make an impact. Even if they don’t win, I think they’ll definitely encourage more youngsters into politics. And yayyy, for the next election, I’ll be home to vote.
You forgot this
if at all they want to hit the scene big then they need
men : they say 1000z of online members but will atleast 100 of them stepout of their comp to help?
money: sorry, next question
matter: do they have one?
we might risk with captain, but, can we take a risk with these bunch of novoices?
but one thing i agree with : (abt RDB and yuva) I felt it’s badly conceived, badly implemented. Obviously, movie directors and story-writers are not politicians. Let’s hope we are not inspired by them. Or you won’t see us around next year.
gr8 article..!moi voting for the first time… and mes mylapore/adyar watever!.. so shal vote for LP!! 😀
@ Mark Isuak:
Its the effort that these people are taking that needs to be appriciated, yes every new formula is recieved only in a skeptical way. Its the background that needs to be seen, we all appriciate the present president who is a scientist, personally I think he is the best of the lot. If at all an 18 yr old can think skeptically like this on “how to hit the scene big”, I am convinced that an IIT brain would have thought about men, money and matter. So you are willing to risk an actor with little education and you know the trend of of actors coming into politics and still you are willing to take the risk but you call the people from lok paritran a bunch of novices? All you are agreeing with is what they said about some movie…Infact I am not personally against you, what you say is true, I am just saying that they would have thought about this too. Inspite of all these hinderances they are standing for it, losing does not cause them humiliation, it just shows how ignorant ‘educated’ people can be that they don’t want to vote. If the 1000 online members don’t step out and vote then they would not have joined the party at all. All you need to win an election is collective thinking. That is one reason they are contesting only in the city, for them to penetrate in the rural areas – they need to educate them. The reason the present politicians choose to contest in the rural areas is that they already have an ignorant bunch to vote for them, just becasue they acted in films or their father was a politician or they get a recognized symbol they win. And regarding matter: I am sure they have a lot of gray matter than any present or conesting politicians. One main hurdle they need to cross is educated skeptics: What difference can they make even if they are elected? The big bullies are going to pull the strings anyway but any amount of contribution these people make will try to build their reputation. And change does not come as fast as you expect, if you are skeptical then it will come even slower. And they are not hitting the scene big they trying to penetrate in a slow and effective manner. Otherwise they would have done what captain is doing…have a bunch of people he likes just stand here and there with a symbol he has not chosen yet. Getting a vote in Tamilnadu he is trying the old formula : get famous by acting, try to do some social work and become a rep for a bunch of people, get a name of a party ending with ‘K’ and use combination sequences like MDM or DMD or ADD in it…suprisingly it works…all you need next is a symbol and some noise. The present party will have bad roads, ate something with corruption and poor water facility anyway in summer…just hog on those agendas and you can get the illitrates vote..or the ignorant vote or the A is atleast better than B vote ‘educated ignorant’…or lets vote for the familiar face vote..
thats what we need… people to vote… glad you ll be back next time! 🙂
thank you… will update it in the main post…
thank you for sharing your expertise on the subject but may i ask what good is your comment?
is it gonna inspire one more person to vote? no.
is it based on any sort of experience or qualification you possess? no.
is it a fair observation on the youth of today? no.
(of course, if all youth today share your views, we will have a whole bunch of shitheads sitting and cribbing without doing anything themselves when they have a chance.)
is your comment at least accurate? no.
cuz they have 2000 members on ground and 750 party members in chennai alone.
so im still wondering if that came outta your … never mind!!
the point is not whether they can win or not, the point is: are young people like you content with the state of politics that you dont want to encourage fresh blood in it (and on the other hand criticise them based on your limited knowledge, without contributing much yourself)?
besides, if you don’t encourage the first bunch of youth who give up their lucrative careers in the US to save the country, how will or why would the next generation even want to do anything with politics?
and for all that noise you make, kid, i hope you do get off your butt and vote!
i appreciate your patience… i got cheesed off man…
imagine if we have a generation that thinks like mark… we’re gonna have
a. a fall in voter turnout.
b. same old farts taking turns to come to power and with seasonal alliances.
c. more idiots who crib and don’t do anything about it.
d. more civil unrest, corruption and a wider gap between the rich and the poor.
mark, a few of you give your entire generation a bad name…
like that line in Crash goes: “You embarass me.”
good girl. your vote counts. every single vote counts.
Even i had been campaigning for them among my friends….but i fear they could not win as their is no sign of their presence among the potential voters…whomsoever who knows them is either an underage or does nt has a vote as everyone are students as far as i noted…
I bet that except regular netizens or online freaks no one knows abt them seriously…oly once i ve seen a article on them in the papers… And it was all google that gave some bytes about them…
So is there anything on part of them or u to hold up the publicity….
Coz If they hit the politics hard, it might be a change sprouted for other youngsters to plunge…
To be good in public life and politics does not require an IIT education or for that matter any “book” education. It requires an excellent understanding of the people, determination to do good, and the ability to lead and inspire, and pick the right people. That is why in India, we do not have a education criteria for politics. I belive Captain has the necessary elemts to do great things for the state.
@ murugan:Being good and also being educated has never harmed people. With Education and ‘book’ knowledge come ideas to actually implement the ‘doing good’ process in an efficient manner. Understanding of the people and manipulating the people are two different things. The people in Lok Paritran are not all IITians, they have the knowledge, ability and the righteousness to do good. If a person was good, then the good person would pave way for an educated good person or atleast join forces with them. I appreciate captain’s efforts to do good but on a close call will prefer an educated good person who also understands the people as good as you say captain does. Most good people want people to get educated so that they also become good in the process. I am quoting captain’s statement here Murugan —“Not bad, you are in tune with politics. Don’t think about all that. Let all that be, study well now.” from sudish’s blog on captain, even he wants people to get educated in order to be good.
Not sure if you’ve read that interview but the Lok Paritran guys themselves say that being IITians or educated has nothing to do with what they want to do. They are only doing it out of intent… They conducted interviews for candidates and they were not based on qualification or experience but purely on intent to do go.
first of all suderman, i am not skeptical, i was just voicing my views.
i agree with you. but what worries me is the timeframe. We want a change, a drastic one at that, and we want it now. I am sure that a lot of the youth are going to vote for lok paritran, then what happens? Best-case scenario, they get elected, go to the assembly. They work for change, but who is going to listen to their suggestions? The old timers are just going to mock at them. Isn’t this a greater insult to the youth of today? To see their representatives to be mocked at?
One reason why captain, stands a better chance is because, he’s got the popularity, he’s got the 3m’s now and he is surely going to create hell, once he is inside the assembly, and his suggestions will never go unnoticed. And about education, majority of the best politicians this world has seen, were never educated.
It would have been different all together, had lok paritran worked outside the assembly this term, and had they contested the next assembly with a greater strength. They would have had the 3m’s with them by then, and things would have been bright. We are not voting for them just to ‘demand change’, we are voting for our demands to get fulfilled. I vote for them, I am happy that day, for I voted for change, but will this happiness last for the five years? Won’t it be sad, to see the representatives of today’s youth being mocked at the assembly?
But all the same, I am voting for them, doubt I may have in my mind, but I do want a change too.
Now I can see u getting ready to type a long one and hit out at me, or even worse, u might be planning one of those one liners of yours which will make me regret this comment for the rest of my life.
But as you said, I am just 19, and I want a major change, I would have been really happy to see lok paritran work outside the assembly this term . I call this positive criticism, if you still think that I am skeptical, then I am sorry.
And btb, I am campaigning for lok paritran, I am a non member and am going to help out a friend who is a member, I am going to walk the streets, and I will strictly be speaking only its praises.
@mark:When you represent and stand for your virtues and stand by honesty, you are certain to face all this mockery by the existing corrupt people and their influence, does that mean you stop doing the right thing? I am just saying that they also have a good education on top of other qualities they possess, does that mean you have quote examples of politicians who were still good inspite of being not educated, think of what they could have done if they were more educated, maybe acheived even more. Being critical does not mean you have to prognosticate something. Believe me, it only tries to do more harm than good. I appreciate you voting for them, but can you be a little more optimistic and the change that you expect is what everyone does, a drastic one but looking at reality it can be done only in a slow and effective manner. If they wait and contest in the next assembly, probably the change that you expect might even be slower. I do not want to argue, I am just happy that you are voting for them.
like china said, this aint about winning or losing… this is about standing up for what you believe in.
why should you care about whether your vote goes to the winning party or the losing party? you express yourself.
i have no problems with you voting for captain… or even the AIADMK or DMK or even PMK… but don’t rubbish the guy who’s making an effort to change things around… that disrespect you showed your own generation constitutes betrayal… im glad you are campaigning of lok paritran but you will be of a liability than asset if you don’t believe in what you are doing…
so first step to doing good… believe in it!
w.r.t to your reply to china:
you don’t have to speculate on what will happen after they get elected and how they will be arm-twisted…
the point is that even if one young person wins tomorrow, the day after there will be another 10 more who will be more than keen to join politics… even if they don’t win and get only 10 per cent of votes, they will encourage the next batch to work harder because the next batch wouldve seen what a bunch of “novices” did when not many believed in them, starting their groundwork merely 3 weeks before elections…
they are not fighting to win… they are fighting to tell people there is an alternative if you want one… they are fighting from day one cuz when you want to do good, you start from the earliest possible day!
no no , i did not mean any harm to lok paritran, and suderman i will assure u tht i want be a liability, i sounded my own doubts but then when i am going to talk to some one else, i am going to talk for the good, none of my previous comment will ever turn up. i believe in them, i have believed in them right from the day i read about them, had i not believed them, i would never have even bothered to leave a comment. i wanted these comments to be what the political parties call internal affairs.[for i believe all of them who commented on this post wanted a change, and thought that lok paritran was their solution] we discuss the odds within ourselves, and when we really hit the streets, we will be talking only of its virtues.
a blog is public domain… it doesnt take much to figure out that mark isuak spelt a lil differently could be your real name… when you really want to help, you would be looking at the 3 Ms a lil differently.
1. men: if you want to do good, why should it matter if others will or not…
2. money: you dont even have to take a box out and make your college contribute. you could just put in your 10 bucks into the box someone else is holding for them.
3. matter: read their website, interact with them personal, read stories and learn from their collective experience and thinking… before passing a judgement about what they know as opposed to all the wisdom you’ve acquired in 18 years of your life.
It is all encouraging. But why is the tag IIT at the end for this political party. If a group of people from Anna University start does it mean that it is different and ethical. My question is why do u bring eductaion in a particular institution in to politics?? This is absurd. There are lot of home work needed for this political party. Go to the streets throughout India and mix with ordinary people to understand what needs to be done to improve the society. Stop using IIT, IIM, Birla Insititute, Harvard etc. There are so many politicians during this in different parties who did got educated in very famous universities and we know very well how they are functioning!!! This is abosulte misuse of Institution names.
lets vote for these guys and see some change happeneing in the next 10 years or so. People who had brought about radical changes have started small. Best of luck. My vote is yours. That’s the best I can do now. I pray to god to see you grows from an acorn to a gigantic oak.
Best of luck guys. this is something we youngsters should encourage. There is no use discouraging the newcomers. I have decided to vote for change. Maybe my vote realy does not matter atleast I have done my part for the change. I feel these guys have got real guts and will become real seasoned (not like the ones we have)politicians who can really relate to the people.
Honestly! This looks good
I think I have some advise for them..see what you think.
Being the citizen of ” Padmanabha nagar” i was surprized to see that such a political party exists and i have his party mate contending from my place!! Dear paritranayas, how you think people will be aware of you people?? how you think one will vote you even not knowing your name ?? forget abour the banners / public speech ..at least you might have used our powerful tool of web and emails. I find no reasons for people not vote you. Beleave me there are thousands of people looking for a stable and noble candidates and defenetly you people will win.Only two days to go for election, hurry up ! still we can spread the news…i am doing it as much as possible for all your 11 seats in Bangalore… but as a party you guys need to have some pramotional agenda and ways to seek votes. Its not just sufficient to have good eduactional background, a noble cause and a clean character to win, you must be known to people, your dreams to be conveyed well …..my vote will be to you… all the best !!!….. feel free to ask if party needs my help. It will be my pleasure….
(sanjeev joshi…Chikkalasandra-Bangalore. NITK surathkal /mech/2002 batch)