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The Ant & Grosshoper

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer

building its house and

laying up supplies for the winter.

The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool and laughs &

dances & plays the summer away.
Come winter, the Ant is warm and well fed. The Grasshopper

has no food or

shelter so he dies out in the cold.

*Indian Version:**

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer

building its house and

laying up supplies for the winter.

The Grasshopper thinks the Ant’s a fool and laughs

& dances & plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press

conference and demands to know why the Ant should be allowed to be warm

and well fed while

others are cold and starving.

NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to provide pictures of the shivering

Grasshopper next

to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table

filled with food.

The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor

Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the

Ant’s house.*

Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers

demanding that

Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter.

Mayawati states this as `injustice’ done on Minorities.

Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticize the IndianGovernment for not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.

The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking

support to the Grasshopper (many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace

for prompt support as against the wrath of God for non-compliance) .

Opposition MPs stage a walkout. Left parties call for

‘Bengal Bandh’ in West

Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.

CPM in Kerala immediately passes a law preventing Ants from

working hard in the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among Ants and Grasshoppers.

Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian Railway

Trains, aptly named as the ‘Grasshopper Rath’.

Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the ‘ Prevention of Terrorism Against Grasshoppers Act’ [POTAGA], with effect from the beginning of the winter.

Arjun Singh makes ‘Special Reservation ‘ for

Grasshoppers in Educational

Institutions & in Government Services.

The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes,

it’s home is confiscated by the Government and handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony covered by NDTV.

Arundhati Roy calls it ‘A Triumph of Justice’.

Lalu calls it ‘Socialistic Justice ‘.

CPM calls it the ‘ Revolutionary Resurgence of the

Downtrodden ‘
Koffi Annan invites the Grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly. **
Many years later….**
The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a

multi-billion dollar company in Silicon Valley, 100s of Grasshoppers still die

of starvation

despite reservation somewhere in India ,
AND

As a result of loosing lot of hard working Ants and feeding

the grasshoppers,

India is still a developing country.

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