The Rebel Tales...

...Coming across different shades of life, compels to think in more colours... dream in many worlds! So, my posts reflect that departure n variation!

Along with my major research interests such as Natural Resource Management, Drought Management, Agriculture is one of my favorite topic for research and analysis. Agriculture is not only the most important economic activity that feed entire human population, it is also single source of livelihood for world's most poor and marginal population.
    With openness provided by Internet Forums and #SocialMedia, there is a possibility of an inclusive policy discussion. One of such discussion was conducted by @IDRC "Are genetic crops the answer to the world food crisis? Ask India's Green Revolution founder" on World Food Day, 2013. 
   Though, I don't endorse genetic food for people due to possible generic massacre of agricultural gene-pool, my interest was solving food crisis. Hence my Question to M S Swaminathan, known as the father of the Green Revolution in India was this: 
@IDRC_CRDI @DougSaunders MyQuestion: Despite India has world's most hungry people why its #foodsecurity prog is always based on supply side?
M S Swaminathan replied: 
To @AmiSri: It is correct that until recently grain mountains and hungry millions coexisted in India. 2013 however marks a very significant milestone in India's quest to achieve what Mahatma Gandhi wanted over 70 years ago - namely, a hunger free India. The Indian parliament has passed a Food Security bill which will ensure that nearly 800 million children, women and men will have access to the necessary calories at very low cost, Rupees 1-3 per kilogram (about 60 Rupees per USD).
      India is probably the only country in the world which has made access to food a basic human right so that food with human dignity becomes a reality. This is the largest social protection measure against hunger ever undertaken on our planet. The transition from a "ship to mouth" existence of the 1960s to the right to food with homegrown food in this year 2013 is a remarkable tribute to both science and public policy.
The entire discussion is available here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/live-wed-oct-16-at-noon-et-chat-with-the-father-of-indias-green-revolution/article14868499/ 

वक्त के थपेडों से लड़ कर, 
अभाव की ऊँचाई चढ़ कर, 
कुछ हिम्मत वाले सपने देखते हैं.. 
जी-जान लगा कर मेहनत करते हैं.

कर गुजरने का धुन अगर सच्चा है,
सपने  सच हो जाएँ तो अच्छा है.
कोई तगमा नहीं चाहिए, 
लोगों के चेहरों पर बस खुशी चाहिए.

किसी का बुरा हो जाए, 
ऐसी कामयाबी भी क्या कामयाबी
हम खुद को भूल जाए, 
ऐसी मंजिल भी क्या मंजिल.

लेकिन दुनिया भी बड़ी अजीब है,
उसको पानी नहीं मृगमरीचिका चाहिए, 

काम नहीं, बस दिलासा चाहिए. 

फिर कुछ ऐसे भी लोग होते हैं, 
धर्म बेचते हैं, ईमान बेच देते हैं
खुद की कामयाबी की खातिर इंसान बेच देते हैं!
ऐसे लोग शहंशाह भी बन जाएँ तो क्या, 
सबको बेवक़ूफ़ बना भी लें तो क्या!

जीत  तो हमेशा से सच की हुई है, 
आज हँस लो सपने बेचने वालों, 
आखीर में तो मेहनत ही मुस्करायी है!



[यह कविता देश की वर्तमान परिदृश्य में हैं. हम प्रत्यक्ष देख और समझ सकते हैं.  किन्तु राजनितिक विवाद में ना पड़ते हुए मैंने अपने संग्रह से एक चित्र लगाया है. संलग्न चित्र सन 2006 के एक पत्रिका से है. सारा विवरण प्रस्तुत है. पर जिस संगठन को मैंने खड़ा किया (जिसका जिक्र उक्त चित्र में है) उसमे में भी केजरीवाल जैसे स्वार्थी लोग थे.  किन्तु मुझे तो आगे बढ़ना ही था, बाद में YFE खड़ा करने में योगदान दिया. बाद में Street Children के लिए खोज , BDP, RWAs के साथ Water-electricity , संकल्प, HSYN तथा और भी बहुत सारे प्रयासों में यथासंभव योगदान किया. प्रयास अनवरत जारी है, और रहेगा.  बस हंगामा खड़ा करना मेरा मकसद नहीं... ]

~ अमित कुमार श्रीवास्तव, 
१५ फरवरी २०१४, लखनऊ ©
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Dear Chinki Sinha and the Editor,

This mail is in response to your story:

Nice story telling of Muslim offender 'Shahnawaz Khan, a Samajwadi Party worker, with white Scorpio' and muslim victim Amroz the sweatshop worker. And others followed later. 

But like others partial JNU type communists, you did see only Muslims as victims. Did you try to find out the real reason behind the riots - several cases of gang rapes of non-jats Hindu girls including Dalits girls in Shamli and Muzaffarnagar. All it happened in precedent months. One girl was even burnt alive by 5 muslim rapists.The real reason was not even these gang-rapes, the actual reason was UP police dint take proper action against offenders as they were muslims. Azam Khan has reportedly directed police, not to register serious FIRs against Muslims. 

When these sex offenders started targeting Jat girls, the situation escalated as Jats were able to respond to the crime against their women.
Even the riot triggering after-Jumma gathering which was to scare local Hindu population by Kadar Rana and other 'secular' MP, MLAs of secular parties, is missing from the story. First blood of returning Jats and non-Jats from Hindu Mahapanchayat by killing them with AK47 is also missing from the narratives. One-sided story-telling is either to mislead the readers or to downplay the crimes like communal riots!
I was hoping that 'Open Magazine' would investigate the events and publish a real story but sad to see you too recycle the communal stale propaganda of communists. 

Between, I find no word on 5 Lakhs compensation ONLY to Muslim victims by Akhilesh Yadav govt. Don't you see the state govt is a clear criminal here? You might keep write the story suitable to your 'patron' govt, but that does not change the reality. Next time, please be balanced and specific at least to the truth.

Truly yours,
Amit Srivastava
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How to define,
Being me, you or this world...?
Everything changing with time,
Have seen people dying... 

Every day, Every moment,
We get closer to the death.
Observing self with each breath... 

Yet, the illusion of pride and shame,
Unsatisfying the achievement flame...
Is it right to rise on ruins of someone's life,
Is it right to hoard the lust and grieves? 

A rat-race, or just a random epoch of time...
A divine planning or just mixture of ammonia and lime?

Life has lots to answer...
I seek answers in meditation and solitude,
I ask to the nature and its magnitude...

As little time, life has been spent,
The opaque idea is intervened by the sprout of vision.

By the time of death only,
I would come to know the life and its reason.

~  Amit, 20th July 2013

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I am researcher, academician, activist and occasional writer. Some times I also play a role of technician. A poet as well.:) visit my page http://amitsrivastava.tk

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