You know what, I had a beautiful dream last night, I said even as we were having our first cup of coffee in the morning.
Well, what was so beautiful about your dream? Asked my husband.
Oh, how I wish my dream would come true, I know fully well that it is something impossible, certainly not in this life, I rued.
Nothing is impossible in this world, come on, be an optimist.Why don’t you say what your dream is all about. Then I will tell you how it can become a reality, he said.
You know, a fairy appeared in my dream and said she would grant me three wishes.
That’s wonderful, what did you wish for? he asked leaning closer to me.
My first wish was that I should sing like my mother. She had a very melodious voice, you remember? I said.
Yes I do. Go on, what were your other two wishes?
My second wish was that I should become the Prime Minister, not of a coalition government though, I said.
So your wish has a rider, he laughed.
Yes, because it makes all the a difference, I said, stressing on the last word.
What is your third wish? He asked, (his voice betrayed his pessimism.)
Well, my third wish is also at a macro level.You know that I always think what is good for our country and people, I stated.
Yes, I know your patriotic spirit which is also your refrain, he chuckled.
I wished that our country should have an edge over the West, a hegemony in terms of economic and political superiority where “we” can dictate terms in the interest of our people.
Are you referring to the meager compensation the victims of Bhopal Gas tragedy are likely to get?
Yes, that’s what I had in mind, I said.
Now tell me, are my wishes possible? I asked emphasizing the last word.
Well. Well, your second and third wishes are not likely to happen, because we ourselves and our outdated laws are responsible for the prevailing situation we are in. However, as far as your first wish is concerned, you have the whole day when I am away from home to try to make it possible, he suggested.
n.meera raghavendra rao