Monday, December 22, 2008

Speak now or be quiet forever

Thank you so much for all the positive feedback as well as the criticisms. How else would we better ourselves if people don’t tell us when we falter? We really appreciate it, and hope that you keep visiting the blog and writing in views. We have been busy with launches and attending meetings. And various questions have been asked. Sometimes when you are involved with something, it is good to get a third perspective on things. So, it is with us. Many viewers questioned us on how to take this forward and get as many Indians as possible involved in this initiative. As you might have guessed, we are not looking to stop only with the elections. The citizen’s role doesn’t stop with voting alone. The democracy works successfully only when the people are actively in the running of it. So, speak up and let us know what change you are looking for in your constituency. Write in the complaints – the promised road, the promised neighbourhood park, the lesser power-cuts – all still in the manifesto. Take the power of democracy in your hands and hold your representatives accountable.
Talking over dinner with friends and family is not working. We have seen for the last 50 years. Criticising is done, now is the time to do something. For starters, give a voice to your frustration and dissatisfaction. Who will speak for you if not you, anyway?