Friday, November 30, 2012

The Cauvery dispute

The Supreme Court asks the two Chief Ministers to meet and agree!  How naive. What happened when Jayalalitha and Shettar met was as anyone would have predicted...

Tweedle dum and Tweedle dee
the two of them, could never agree.
Cauvery, Kolaveri, di,
Nanni adige dhaani ki,
meeru yovar andi?

Tweedle dum and Tweedle dee,
sat together to have tea,
The Court wants them to agree,
across the table, over some tea!

Tweedle dum and Tweedle dee,
have played this game for many years.
They don't really want to agree,
Some problems are not meant to be solved.

Tweedle dum and Tweedle dee,
lob the ball back to the court.
If it decides, they don't agree,
for they have voters who support.

Tweedle dum and Tweedle dee,
have roused thousands with ire.
If they say they agree,
Both their states will be consumed by fire.

The sides send their champions to fight,
if they lose, they can't return.
Who wants to listen to the other side,
When their own lives are threatened?

No one else wants to handle,
the hot potato thrown at them.
governments and courts fear this squabble,
for no one listens to reason.

Meanwhile Tweedle dum and Tweedle dee,
have elections to win, rabbles to rouse.
Nothing on earth can make them agree,
threatening blood, they enact a farce.

Dinesh Gopalan
30 November, 2012

Dinesh Gopalan
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