Ant and Grasshopper - Indian Version of story - too good and fact

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  1. GPM

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    Ant and Grasshopper - Indian Version of story - too good and fact

    Original Story:

    The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
    laying up supplies for the winter. The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool
    and laughs dances plays the summer away. Come winter, the Ant is warm and
    well fed. The Grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the
    cold.

    Indian Version:

    The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
    laying up supplies for the winter. The Grasshopper thinks the Ant's a fool
    and laughs dances plays the summer away.

    Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press conference and demands
    to know why the Ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others
    are cold and starving.

    NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to provide pictures of the shivering Grasshopper
    next to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with
    food.

    The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor
    Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

    Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the Ant's house.

    Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding that
    Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter .

    Mayawati states this as 'injustice' done on Minorities.

    Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticize the Indian Government for
    not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.

    The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the
    Grasshopper (many promising Heaven & Everlasting Peace for prompt support
    as against the wrath of God for non-compliance) .

    Opposition MPs stage a walkout. Left parties call for 'Bengal Bandh' in
    West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.

    CPM in Kerala immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working hard in
    the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among Ants and
    Grasshoppers.

    Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian Railway
    Trains, aptly named as the 'Grasshopper Rath'.

    Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the 'Prevention of Terrorism Against
    Grasshoppers Act'[POTAGA] , with effect from the beginning of the winter..

    Arjun Singh makes 'Special Reservation' for Grasshoppers in Educational
    Institutions in Government Services.

    The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and having nothing left
    to pay his retroactive taxes, it's home is confiscated by the Government
    and handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony covered by NDTV, BBC, CNN.

    Arundhati Roy calls it 'A Triumph of Justice'.

    Lalu calls it 'Socialistic Justice'.

    CPM calls it the 'Revolutionary Resurgence of the Downtrodden'

    Koffi Annan invites the Grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly.


    Many years later...

    The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi-billion dollar
    company in Silicon Valley ,

    100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation somewhere
    in India ,

    AFTERMATH

    As a result of losing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the
    grasshoppers, India is still a developing country...!!
     
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  3. sesha_maruthi27

    sesha_maruthi27 Senior Member Senior Member

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    This is INDIA and you cannot change the way it functions...............

    Better try to get on with it or stay calm as you and I cannot do anything...........

    If you speak ill about the GRASSHOPPER you will be jailed, this is the law inside INDIA...........

    If the grasshopper speak ill about ants it is called revolution and if the ant speaks ill about grasshopper it is called discrimination..........
     
  4. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Interesting way to put up such complex picture into a simpler version..
     
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    warriorextreme Senior Member Senior Member

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    This is masterpiece :thumb:
     
  6. GPM

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    Disclaimer I forgot to include: I found it on web. Sorry.
     
  7. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    The way I heard the "original story" as a kid was the ants took pity on the grasshopper and took him in, but he learned his lesson. Early revisionism, I guess. :-(
     

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