What Will Happen If Vijay Enters Politics?

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Is it the most important topic for us to be talking about now? No.
But will it be a topic of concern for the future of our state? A big fat yes.
Let’s dig a little deeper into a question that’s been burning in all of our minds
WHAT.WILL.HAPPEN.IF.VIJAY.ENTERS.POLITICS?

Before making any sort of assumption, which is the basis of this question, I would like to put forth the fact that I am not an ardent supporter of the actor in the topic – Vijay, neither am I a fan of any one of his rivals making this video with conceited intentions.

Moving on to the question,

Vijay’s latest politically driven movie might have seen an increase in the google search of  49-P. But will the actor be able to provide the same sort of governance?

To understand the results Vijay’s entry into politics might bring, we need to dig deeper into the past which led to this very scenario.

Winding our clocks to 1987 is where our answers begin to unfold, when Vijay’s dad S.A.Chandrasekhar directed a film by the name, Neethiku Thandanai written by Kalaignar Karunanidhi.

The film dealt with concepts that accused the loopholes in our constitution and government officials. Sounds pretty familiar. Dr.MGR who was the President of the ruling party, AIADMK came out with a warning directed to the team to not make such politically driven films.

Fast forward to 2010, all is well between Vijay’s family and the DMK leaders. It was a known fact that Vijay’s social support was more inclined towards DMK. But, that’s when Sura happened. The movie faced flak from its producer Sun Pictures (a production company coming under the umbrella of Sun Network) for its title – Sura, The Leader. Although, the entire controversy might seem immature in many aspects. This very moment happened to lay the political road that Vijay consciously or unconsciously has been taking for the past 8 years.

The following year, 2011 during the state elections Vijay made it quite clear to his fans that his support leaned towards AIADMK. AIADMK eventually did win the elections that year, and furthermore went on to support Vijay in all his new projects. Be it during the controversial release of Kavalan or Thuppakki. But, more trouble came knocking at Vijay’s door during 2013. History repeated itself and once again Vijay’s movie was put on hold by the ruling party, AIADMK because of its title Thalaivaa – Time to Lead. Although the reason for delaying the film’s release has been cited to its controversial dialogues and the fact that the satellite rights were sold to Sun Tv, it was quite clear that all was not well between Vijay and the then chief minister Jayalalithaa. S.A.Chandrasekhar’s snubs at Jayalalithaa after this controversy added more fuel to the fire.

Between 2014 – 17 Vijay managed to stay in the middle ground, even trying to soothe his cold war with Jayalalithaa, which did end in vain. Oh and I almost forgot about the 2014 release Kaththi, which triggered members of DMK as it bluntly pointed out the 2G scam and the arrival of MNCs in India.

2017, Vijay come out with another debatable film, Mersal which was yet condemned by BJP. This time for calling out the ruling government’s decision on GST, Government Hospital Policies, and ridiculing Digital India. The movie made it to the headlines of several tabloids and news channels, giving it the publicity that even the marketing team of the movie couldn’t provide.

Coming to the present, on the Diwali of this year, we had Vijay’s 62nd movie releasing – Sarkar. The movie invited a lot of legal issues even before its release, pertaining to the plagiarism of script. But bigger issues were waiting for it upon the release of the film. The movie addresses the corruption rate in our state and defames the ones in power. It promotes the idea of a new Tamil Nadu, of a new system, of a new leader. The film is no doubt is a sketch of Vijay’s political ideologies and serves as a groundwork for him to venture as a politician. This hint was indirectly dropped by the horse’s own mouth during the audio launch of Sarkar.

Recently, we have all come across how the ruling party succeeded in bringing down scenes which exploited with the integrity and deeds of the ruling government. Which also lead to an uproar of voices among not just Vijay fans but also the public.

With all these issues to his credits, one cannot help but wonder the effects that will follow when Vijay enters the political ground. If he does decide to take this step, it will definitely cause a ripple in the current state of our government given to the fact that he has been in the bad books of all the major parties.

At this point, when stars like Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan have already laid out their political agendas and doctrines, it’ll be interesting to see if Vijay seeks ally in the already existing parties like DMK, AIADMK, or join forces with Rajinikanth or Kamal in their respective parties, or if he will take the risk to stand alone as the president of an all-new party.

Celebrities entering politics in Tamil Nadu is not much of a shocker, but in the past two years, it is no doubt that we are being suffocated with a lot of actors portraying themselves to be the next generation leaders. Given to the fact that most people in our state come under the category of cinema-goers, the chances of movies impacting our decision when it comes to voting is high.

The Politics of Adulation as stated by Robert Hardgrave can be related to the present scenario of Tamil Nadu – “Film stars are not necessarily associated with a particular group of the population.” Which explains a lot about why celebrities entering politics is largely entertained by the people and leads to their success. Personality Politics is a term used to refer to the idea of how political life and parties revolve around the personalities and not the actual ideas.

So when Vijay does enter politics, it is important for us to see him as another potential candidate who may bring the change Tamil Nadu needs but not as GL CEO, Sundar who talks about economics through tomatoes, or 5rs doctor Maaran, or as the communist Jeevanandham or as Vishwa Bhai who seeks justice for the helpless and downtrodden.

Vijay’s credibility needs to start from scratch. He has a lot to answer himself, be it his stint as Coke’s brand ambassador or the freebies he gave out under his social welfare organization, Vijay Makkal Iyakkam back in 2009. If he believes in his ideologies strong enough, he might as well stand for a constituency as an MLA or an MP and prove that he has the leadership that requires to guide 234 constituencies.

Everybody desires power, and Vijay is no different. There is nothing wrong with it. But, we need to make sure we learn from the mistakes we have made in the past. Let us not be blinded by characters portrayed by these actors in their films and punch dialogues that oh so easily roll off our tongues. We’ve already done that several times during out state elections and we are as much as responsible for the crisis we face now as much as our government.

Start making yourself aware of who is going to represent you, start making yourself aware of the agendas of each candidate, research their past experiences, see if they are qualified and competent enough to trust them with an entire state.

Democracy is no joke, and to make it into a theatrical play consisting of your favorite actors and politicians is the equivalent of mass suicide.

 

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I WOULD RATHER DIE IN HELL.

Inspiration, Poetry
If the earth is where

Lovers sin
For having the same body parts.

Skirts length decide
Sanctity of what’s underneath.

Male tears rhyme with
Weak and miscreant.

Nature exists
To be destroyed.

Shades of skin
Decide the loudness of voice.

Guns are the form
Of power and control.

Illness is celebrated
As art and romance.

Rape is a culture,
But consent a joke.

Mirrors hear weeps
More than a cemetery

I would rather die in hell.


purr

Being A Shy Extrovert.

Inspiration, Let's Talk

The number of times I’ve wanted to make friends in a social setting, but ruined the scenario by making it awkward for everyone under the fan, is more than the times I’ve ranted in here.

Before I move ahead with briefing my life as a shy extrovert, I would like to clear out the common misconception about the overlapping ideas on extroverts, introverts, confidence, and shyness. Being an extrovert or introvert is a personality trait that signifies whether you get your energy from being around people or by being alone. Whereas, being a confident or shy person has more to do with how you approach people and socialize.

Being a shy extrovert, I’ve found myself in situations wanting to say something or enter a conversation but deciding against it just because I’ve felt too shy. Small talk is a concept that is completely out of the window for me. I can hardly pull out a word or two before making the person standing in front of me uncomfortable.

A lot of people who know me will be surprised to read about this side of mine because I’m generally seen as a confident and “Here-Hold-My-Cup” kind of a person. But I guess I’ve just been really good at faking my confidence all these years. The biggest trouble of living a paradoxical life is that being an extrovert I gain energy from being around people, but the shy part of me graciously runs away from them. So I often find myself having really bad days, staying in my room, and sulking about not having enough people in my life to vibe with.

If you’re still confused about differentiating a shy extrovert and an introvert here is an example – an introvert is the one who doesn’t even want to attend the party whereas the shy extrovert has probably been waiting for this party since her birth, and can’t wait to meet new people, but when it actually comes to interaction you might find <pronoun> stuttering for words.

(Also, let’s not even talk about the anxiety attacks I get when the spotlight falls on me.)

At this point, I should probably mention that it isn’t all dark sky and faded roses for us. Once we get past our barrier (just give us time, and we’ll be fine.), we put ourselves and our ideas out there for the world to grab on to.

So the next time you find yourself standing in front of a shy extrovert, skip the small talk and provoke their deepest interests. Trust me, we aren’t all that dangerous, all we need is your friendship and a shot at the bar to open up.


purr

RED.

Poetry
I sit on my friend’s porch
and wonder,
what colors would make her home better?
she slips me a sign of “you need to leave.”,
between her buried eyebrows.
I choose to stay.
the wall behind me is too blue,
I like the idea of red instead.
I went ahead and slit my friend,
took her blood and paint my wish.
she grasps a plant to fight consent,
silly thing.
I take a step back and smell the wet wall
as she lays with defeat on her face.

purr

we are all in this together.

Inspiration

HeyLo,

Although I am fully aware of the fact that “new year” is a man-made concept and Jan 1, 2018 will just be another regular day of my life, I didn’t want it to stop me from exploiting the thoughts my heart and mind have carried over the last 12 months.
This year has definitely been one of the toughest challenges I’ve faced. Every month came with a strain. To be really honest, I am quite impressed with myself to have crossed all the tear puddles and made it this far. 2018 will probably be the same, but 2017 has made me strong enough to face it.
The central point of all my best and worst moments this year consisted of people. Which is also the exclusive reason I’m writing this piece in the first place.
I’ve come to the realization that the people around us are just as much as human as we are. Yet, we often at times find ourselves placing everybody on a pedestal and ranking them. I’ve done it. You’ve done it. When the treatment is reversed, we turn our smile upside down and slash them for judging us. Double standards.
I’ve lost a lot of people this year and gained fewer. There are friends with whom I still wish things didn’t end, there are friends with whom I want nothing to do with anymore and there are friends whom I still talk to, merely because I’m afraid of losing them too. The friends who I have gained this year have only seen me two level deep. 2018 will let me know if they are here to stay or vanish.
Family was another concept I had to swim my way through. The rough days made me value the quiet dinners and sound sleep. I understood that human feelings of love and hate cannot be inter-linked with their role in society or at home and that’s okay. You are an individual filled with emotions of desire and ideas, which has nothing to do with what the world expects from you. If you need to take care of yourself from breaking down, even if it means going against people who make your daily life, you should do it. Your life begins and ends with you.
The wires in my brain have switched places, again. I’ve built the habit of isolating myself to create art. Which is both a blessing and a curse, cause the more energy I put into my art, the more I drain from my system. The following year, I’ll be making conscious efforts to let my system recharge itself, and connect with thousands of hearts like mine.
I came across this saying, “We are just a collage of the best parts of the people we like.”, and I couldn’t agree more. Words aren’t enough to fill you all with the gratitude I have. Even though I am generally not found in the company of many, humans are the rich source of my inspiration. The ones I talk to, the ones I view through the celluloid, the ones behind an art, the ones behind my setbacks, the ones behind my flight, the ones who fill my hours with their thoughts, the ones who make my day without even realizing it, and the one who is reading this. Thank you. You all have played an amazing part in making me who I am today. To not acknowledge it and feel pompous about my character is stupidity. I am happy living amidst people like you. We are all made of the same flesh and bones after all.
2018 should be the year of helping people grow with you. 2018 should be the year of making yourself happy. 2018 should be the year of understanding that giving respect to another person’s lifestyle and boundary is free of cost.
we are all in this together.

 

purr