Being cynical is the safest bet you can take on India unless, of course, you are either of the two Singhs conducting our great economy -- which seems to be tanking, too. But if the topic is governance and corruption, cynicism, which is founded on decades of underachievement and utter failure, is also wisdom.
Who can challenge you when you say nothing works in this country, nothing will ever change, we are all like this only, this country has no hope…. so will you stop bothering me while I bend a few rules please, thank you?
Nobody. A billion plus nobodies, actually.
The answer to what will come out of Anna Hazare and his Jan Lokpal agitation is easy: nothing, or at any rate, not much. Even Anna's supporters would have taken to the streets half in hope of change and half in expectation of failure. Decades of repudiation trains them to do that. If the "system" gets the better of Anna, they can always seek solace in the comfort of their cynical half.
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