Let us get straight to this question that has been running in our heads since one of the most talked about campaigns was launched recently by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Yes. The very very popular and high buzz creating ‘SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN’.
Let’s gather our collective thoughts and start with a small survey involving all of you.
While we await results of this poll to be declared on 23rd November, let me at least introduce you to our campaign ‘ChangeBhai mobilizes Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. No, it is not about telling you folks to hold a placard that says ‘I pledge to be a part of Swacch Bharat Abhiyan. (Well, it does make for a good social media campaign but doesn’t work, does it?). Neither are we inviting essays or soliciting votes from you.
Mobilize (a verb)
make (something) movable or capable of movement.
The intent of ‘ChangeBhai mobilizes Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ is simple. To mobilize the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan into a movement to achieve the seeming unachievable task ‘To make India litter free’. A movement that is well structured, uses the latest usable technology and will lead to mass participation by the people of our country.
People like you me and everybody who will not pick up a broom and set to clean their city. (or are we wrong? Let’s wait for the poll results in that case)
No photo-ops. No speeches. Let’s reserve them for our film stars and politicians.
Watch this space for details on this campaign. Till then, click here and create a ChangeBhai login ID if you are ready to participate in ‘ChangeBhai mobilizes Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’.
Mere baare mein zyada mat sochna. Main dil mein aata hoon samajh mein nahi. Kaun?
Salman Khan. Ahem..dialogue from his latest movie. Am sure you would have heard this.
Mere baare mein zyada mat sochna. Main saal mein do hi baar aati hoon. Kaun?
Just lol ji.
On a serious note, just remember. No nation is perfect. It has to be made perfect.
Let’s strive each day to make ours the most ‘Perfect India’ we can imagine.
Let’s be a part of this change. Upload an issue today.
Happy Change Making. Happy Independence Day. Jai hind.
(Translation: Glory to the Lord Ganpati! Come again soon next year)
We invite Lord Ganpati to come back to visit us year after year, but shouldn’t we ensure his trip is comfortable and worth it.
By the way, the Ganpati Mandals in Mumbai mean serious business this time and to ensure our beloved ‘Bappa’ has a smooth ride on the Visarjan day (September 18), they have given a list of 2113 potholes and a deadline of September 16 to their municipal corporation to fix them. They say if they fail to do so, then all the mandals will use their reserve funds and carry out pothole-repair work. Wah! What spirit!
This was about a case of ‘good spirit’. A case study from ChangeBhai’s issue database about ‘not-so-good intent’ below:
Check out these issues uploaded by two ChangeBhai users:
We are awaiting post resolution image of issue# A0418 from the user
In both the cases, the roads were newly made and had developed potholes shortly after they were repaired. Of course, we got the potholes repaired but the question is ‘How long will they last?’ Having worked with them closely, we can see that BMC is trying to do what they can at the moment, but the backlog of repairs and resource constraint are two issues which make the problem bigger and bigger with each passing day. Koi Sujhaav?
And ya, tab tak,koshish jaari rakhte hain . Do upload similar issues on www.ChangeBhai.in to ensure Bappa’s trip is totally worth it, this time. Ganpati Bappa Morya!!
Maria Sharapova, the poor Russian tennis babe was whipped left, right and centre last week by the netizens of India because bechaari revealed in a recent media interview that she did not know who Sachin Tendulkar is.
My own thoughts when the news came out:
Haye haye. Satyanaash. Kalyug aa gaya bhaiya. Ye kya bol diya isne. :-O
And of course, all hell broke loose in the Indian online space. Like they say, in these popular mythological serials “Charon taraf hahakar mach gaya”.
#WhoIsMariaSharapova was trending worldwide. Indians were trying to shame the Russian by treating her like she was a ‘Nobody’.
Kaun Maria Sharapova? Humein nahi pata. Na ji. Naam hi nahi suna. By God ki kasam.
Now we, at ChangeBhai, keep trying different tactics to ensure more and more Indian netizens log on to ChangeBhai and report their neighbourhood issues, toh ek aur chaal sahi because dude, this definitely seems to be working.
So, here we go – Trying to be totally ignorant about issues that are all over the place and are known to everybody.
Which traffic problem? #KaunSiTraffic
Where are the potholes? #KahanHaiPotholes
What is garbage? #YeGarbageKyaHotaHai
Child Labour in India?Naa ji naa. Ho hi nahi sakta.
DENIAL MODE ACTIVATED
Let’s see if it works. Don’t tell anyone. Ssssshhhhhhh….
Do you think this will work? If not, then let’s ‘Deactivate the Denial Mode’ that all of us are in and upload issues on www.ChangeBhai.in. At least 1 issue each.
Disclaimer: We love Sachin Tendulkar aka apna Sachya to death.