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"It little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match'd with an ag├Ęd wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race, That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me."

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Johnny Johnny, No Papa

What's wrong with the BJP, I wonder. Why are they wasting their energies on such arbit issues? First it was the ban on Fanaa in Gujarat. Now, the Madhya Pradesh Government has decided that nursery children won't learn "Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star", "Ba ba Black Sheep" and "Johnny Johnny, Yes Papa" from now on.

The state claims that these rhymes smack of feudal mindsets and that's why they are being replaced by poems that are inspired by nationalism.

Says state education minister, Narottam Mishra, "We have removed some poems from the school syllabus. The decision was taken as our committee feels nationalist poems need to be taught to school kids."


Blogger Vijay said...

Crap! Hoping Dravidian politicians don't follow suit..

6/14/2006 07:24:00 AM  
Blogger Ingleburt said...

what shit. the BJP is the devil's agent, and you know it.

6/15/2006 01:44:00 AM  

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