Who is Aam Admi ?
Every one loves 'aam', mangoe. Similarly, everyone has a bite at the 'aam aadmi', not excluding R.K.Laxman, who made a living out of him for over half a century. He is supposed to use everything, but is denied everything. Everything is done for him, in his name. Everyone is his servant. Yet he is master of none, not even himself . All resources of the country belong to him, his welfare is the only concern of the Government. Everything is done in his name.
This is much like what happens in Hindu temples. Everything, including the lavish Nivedyams, are Upahaar for him, and yet how much he gets to eat! He is locked in a dark, dingy room, with not much fresh air, not allowed to see sunlight or the rains, yet he is the Master of the Universe.
Shall we not then be inclined to equate the 'aam aadmi', with God?
21st September, 2012