Hardly another word has been sold in the country as much as the slogan of government work and equality has been sold. 75 years of independence have passed. All the parties that participate in the country’s electoral process make a fool of themselves in the name of giving government posts to the youth. Before the elections, promises are made in such a way that everyone will get a position in the government if the government of this or that party is formed. Despite not getting it. It is not given because a party cannot give despite wanting to. It is also not available because it is practically impossible to give government work to everyone. I don’t know about other countries in the world, but in the context of India, the number of young people who are ready for daily employment every year, it can be stated that it cannot be given to everyone.
What to say about the Gulfams who were killed in promises. Now the situation is such that contract jobs are being distributed to a few thousand or lakh youth in the name of government jobs. This is something like the famous dialogue from the Bollywood movie “Run”: Yamuna bata ke nala mein kuda diya. Despite this, the lure of getting a government job in the public mind has become such that in election after election, almost every party uses the guise of youth government jobs for their agenda.
The slogan of equality is completely hollow, the real problem is giving equal opportunities to all.
The slogan of equality is even more hollow than this. Still, some young people who don’t have government jobs can get them, but pretty much the world can’t keep up. Despite giving more force to this hollow slogan, HR at private companies try to give a sense of equality to their employees across California through an office with no booth, an identical bathroom, and different kinds of tricks to call each employee by name. But a laborer sitting in a corporate office still enjoys the motto of equality by calling his CEO by name and sitting in the same chair for 29 days, but at the end of the month, on the 30th, the salary is updated on the account of the pawn and the general director. It must be, she quietly shoots down in a peaceful manner without saying anything and without making a sound. No noise is made because practically equality is not possible.
The pawn and the general manager cannot be equal in quality and efficiency, if their selection is honest. Yeah, it’s definitely that instead of creating a delusion of making everyone equal on the motto of equality, it’s a big deal if a pawn is given the chance to become the CEO. There are many reasons why the slogan of equality is hollow. And it is largely justified. It is simple that there will be only one Prime Minister. Not all MPs can be appointed Prime Minister, but all MPs have at least one chance to become Prime Minister. And it should stay. Opportunity is the best principle of equality.
A serial broadcast is underway on Sony Liv for a long time: Wagle Ki Duniya: Nayi Padari Naye Kisse. Recently, a plot centered on this absurdity, that is, the hollow slogan of equality. And it was said in a very simple way that in reality that is the problem that has no solution in any geography of the world. But the side effects that are being created in your name, or are being created under this pretext, can be stopped. In fact, in Wagle’s world, Rajesh Wagle’s family is the center of the story. This family lives in a high rise society in Mumbai. Obviously, there are many more families in society, and if viewed from an economic point of view, everyone’s background and present are different from each other. For example, Rajesh Wagle is employed. Have a decent job. His wife is a housewife. An adult daughter (Sakhi) and a younger son. The older parents also live in the same society on a floor below.
Why can’t you do the same to any society in the world?
In general, Rajesh’s salary is so much that his needs (EMI, writing about children’s education, household expenses, etc.) are met in some way with self-respect. They have to cut for things. Time and again attention must be paid to the budget. If he has to go somewhere on a family trip or buy a device, etc., the scope of it is carried out only through deductions. Children receive pocket money according to their need. The emphasis is that while reducing unnecessary expenses like eating out, etc., efforts should be made to run the home with respect. It means that things must be managed in their capacity.
Rajesh’s family friend Harshad Agarwal also has a family in this partnership. He is a stockbroker and has immense money. Unlike the Wagle family in terms of spending. He also has an adult daughter (Gungun) and a younger son. Both children are friends with the Wagle children. There is also a watchman in this society: Tiwari. There is also a maid, Asha. So Tiwari ji’s son somehow got there by paying the fees at the university where he studies Sakhi. Previously, this Tiwari ji’s son suffered from an inferiority complex due to his father’s work and income. Sakhi has some friends (also NRI) in college, and there are rich friends too. It happens that the prices of things increase in the university canteen. The fees also go up a bit. Sakhi receives pocket money, but that too begins to fall short due to rising prices at the canteen. However, for NRI friends of his like Vivaan, this is naturally not a problem. No problem even for humming. But there is a matter for the friend. Tiwari’s son feels that he will no longer be able to study at the university. They are all friends.
Everyone, including Sakhi, says the rate increase will be managed with mutual cooperation. But Tiwari’s son feels that Sakhi is more capable and prosperous than him. These are rich people, so for them everything begins with money and ends with it. That is why the friend is not able to understand her problem. There is also a student union election at the university and Vivaan is running for election. When Tiwari’s son talks to Rajesh about dropping out of college, he is warned that this is not a solution. If you want to fight the system, then things must be rectified by just staying in the system. If you feel bad. Dropping out of college is not your solution. Tiwari’s son returns and decides to run for election. His problems are the same: the system must be such that everyone can afford it. In other words, such a thing should not occur that affects the principle of equal opportunities. Sakhi supports Tiwari’s son apart from Vivaan. Tiwari’s son also understands things. Other incidents occur nearby.
So. Vivaan wins the elections but by then everyone understands that the increase in the canteen is of no interest to anyone. Even if some people can afford it. Later, Vivaan and all the boys reduce the prices of the canteen. In fact, when Sakhi is very disturbed at home regarding the college issue, Rajesh tries to get her opinion. Friend asks that Tiwari’s son thinks that I am privileged. While I know that my pocket money for a month is equal to a day’s pocket money for Vivaan.
Rajesh explains to his daughter by drawing three lines (one bigger than the other) on the notebook. He says that society or the world is exactly like that. One line is larger than the other or smaller than the other. In society there are also big and small lines like this and their reason is both economic and social. Even though the economic reasons for inequality have been discussed here, which is a question. There doesn’t seem to be any magic wand that makes all three lines the same. And this inequality will probably remain as long as the world exists. But Rajesh says that everyone is entitled to a chance or equal opportunity. It should be found. And we should try to help them improve a line smaller than ours in our capacity.
The plot message of Wagle’s world is actually the same. Instead of making theoretical arguments, it is a subject that we can do a lot from our homes and neighborhoods. A brother can only help his brother. He can only help the neighbor. A society is made up of several families and neighbors. Many societies make a country. It is unfortunate that they leave society, now the spirit of cooperation and dedication is ending even between brothers. The big and small lines are visible in innumerable families and in the end we find various kinds of fault for ignoring practical things in the rumination of theoretical debates. And by falling for a different ideology, they further screw things up.
Wagle is a Marathi surname and I don’t know what caste he comes from. Tiwari belongs to the upper caste. The conditions of a higher caste watcher and a lower caste watcher can be more different and scary. But the practical message of the series’ plot about inequality and inequality is universal.