Tuesday, January 24, 2012

May All of Us Be Happy

It is often said "follow your heart" and be what you want to be. The examples given are Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Amithabh Bachhan and so on. It is true happiness is to do what you love to do. However, it's only one side of story, the other side always remains in darkness... Just like moon, we only see the brighter side of it.

There are millions other who waste their potentials and talent just by following their heart and likings. 

No one is a Steve Jobs until he/she becomes a CEO of the Apple. The person remains a broken guy who goes to Hare Krishna temple in search of good food. The point is, you essentially need a success story. There are many talented guys who are much more creative and active but they remain unknown till their last breath - living in a Oakwood banglow of North America or doing some tricks of Dharavi Slum of Mumbai. These guys are no less but things didn't click with them or they didn't think beyond the horizon. 

The point is, you need everything: the heart, the hunger, the dream and the timing. In short you need a logical thinking. Following your heart is fine, but it must be in accordance of existing system and need. 

Life is like a timer, many people rush to collect money and consume material. But for what? A top official who has raised billions by graft, living a plush life with all sorts of facilities at his disposal, Deep inside he knows how cheap he is. Till last breath, even along with all his ego, he will know his crimes. We can cheat the world but not ourselves. 

Compare that with a simple Head Constable performing his duties properly even if he is in a department where nothing matters but corruption. He might have a hard time collecting his resources but he knows he has never cheated anyone; his self image would be much brighter and his head would be held high even at the deep inside of introspection and realization. Here, both guys followed their heart. At the end what matters is your very own 'self' and your honesty with it. And this 'aham' is connected with everything in this universe through our consciousness. 

We are lucky to be born in India where such teaching come with the everyday life (Though it is deteriorating with the time). We don't realize, but we practice it and it is in our genes now. An Argentinian friend was amazed to see the peace and cooperation in a slum life of Mumbai. Another American friend said the same when he visited Delhi's densely populated ghettos. 

The philosophy of 'Aham Bramhashmi' and 'Shivoham' are the superior concept which can't be understood by westerns including Islamic, Jew, Christians, Roman or any other religions, sects or philosophies. 

Considering self as an universe and performing the duty of daily life with 'Namaste' (Naman-Astitva= respecting the others existence) is the best for humanity, the true self with righteous life.Being universal in approach, with equal respect for everyone inclusive of their existence should be the way of life. Our petty problems such as demand, love, desire, lust, expectations and disappointment all become solvent on this state of mind. A yogi who live like detached person in Himalayas is not a fool, the tranquility of mind comes with a longer practice and understanding. With a disturbed and criminal-to-self consciousness, your all materialistic achievement are fake, you would die like billions have been.... All that matter is: Be yourself, respect others and never cheat your heart.
~ Sarve Bhawantu Sukhinah~
(May All of us be happy)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Our Indian Blind-Faith

I don't wonder why an useless dynasty has been ruling India since 1947, which gave us national disaster like Kashmir issue. Needless to say the family ceded a greater part of Laddakh to China, Chickened on Tibet annexation. (Read Nehru's role in it. ) 
For the first few decades this party only won as 'the party who got freedom for us'. The name was important 'Indian Natioanl Congress'. Even Gandhi ji knew the repercussion of misusing the name of national movement and suggested dismantling it. But Nehru had long term plans for his shrewd and dirty socialist mind. He had launched his daughter in to politics by then, keeping the name was easiest way to win again and again.
The family did nothing but to seal its imprint on the minds of every Indians. Development and progress was never an issue. Kept half of population uneducated, poor and malnourished till date! And still manage to fool most of voters on quotas.
Are we growing backward? Or India has been developing in retrograde direction? List of backward castes has been growing rapidly. Now a religion which colonized and ruled India for thousand of year is new on backward. This communal move is not noticed or being named 'communal' by public opinion makers as they are pet to the power and they know only congress know to rule.
We Indians are less god fearing and much more govt fearing. This utter faith in govt is so deep that most of the time we sacrifice our rights to live with dignity and other fundamental rights. Carrying forward the colonial rule, the ruling dynasty ensured that they would keep ruling India at least for a century. There's not governance in India, its all about ruling Indian, literally ruling. Govt officials are neo-colonial agents, their entire attention remains on money making process and 'better postings'. By providing lateral-vertical quotas in those top-job the govt ensure that affluent-class from all caste would be with them. 
The state of the judiciary is much more horrifying. Here judge can give any judgement which may be not in accordance with the fact, evidence or even the justice. I happened to be at Supreme Court of India for the first time and landmark judgement was to be read by KG Balakrishnan than CJI. And he totally failed all my remaining faiths in judiciary. His verdict was the language of govt. The questions, why quota being increase despite further socio-economic development, on what basis such quotas are being given, income-expenditure of others and OBCs are same, than why quota, land owning is also equal then how they are OBC, why OBC list increasing, if decades of reservations failed to meet the cause, why to increase it further! - all these question were raised by best lawyers, evidences were produced but this guy gave judgement in totally govt tune. 

I was feeling disgusted about the judiciary... Other judges raised some points too. My fiends where hopeful about those points, but I knew, it was a purpose for KJB and his ruling were only applied. And every single indian accepted this with all their heart and soul. I saw this jungle-raj way of govt and I continued to dissent on it. I wrote articles and posted my opinions on some Social Media platforms. But I was shocked to see some guys who were part of the movement led by us, attacked me: how can you question the Supreme Court that too the CJI. But I knew the reason of their blind faith, I replied I see, what you can't see!
Arbitrary policy judgement is not just single case of blind faith. Go to any district office, no one is responsible for the work. And you can't do anything about it. The cut goes from district to the CM. The political scam-sters has not punished till date and it would never be, if the current system continues. 
India is probably the only country where the talent is discouraged on the basis of its identity. Much more (sometimes three times) scoring candidates are being denied admissions and jobs. All these strengthen the vote bank and faith for 'the family'. The rhetoric also help in poping up of useless leaders like Lalu and Mayawati who know nothing but self worshipping on public money! But our blind faith for democracy remains intact! 
There are some unanswered questions why this dynasty has kept entire India in its fixed fist:
1. Why colonial administration and judiciary meant for suppression and extortion kept intact?
2. Why 75% of Penal code belong to colonial regime? Are we Indian meant be oppressed the govt?
3. Why less educated guys, IAS are granted with utmost power to manipulate anything?
4. Why absolute power to bureaucrats: specially the collectors/ DCs? What govt mean to collect and rule with sticks?
5. The society acts, arms act and several other regulation with society, culture and association as old as 1790s?
There are several such questions to be answered by all 14 Loksabhas. But instead of correcting the tyrannical colonial rule, our most blind-faithed PM Dr Manmohan Singh went UK and express his gratitude for establishing the ruling mechanisms for Indians. It was obvious to understand, as his the most loyal PM for the family.

And all these are not just by fluke, it was well planned and executed. Else there had been no need to rename Congress (Indira) to Indian National Congress.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Karma vs Wealth

After some stormy event of life,
I look inward in search of some insight...
Why things went wrong even if I was so right!

The wisdom by own thinking...
The great men's great teaching...
All are for humanity...
But was it worth doing!

The system of victors and victims is in gain..
And my friends choose to be part of this chain,
I stood apart the wanted to shake this train...
Was I wrong to be wasted like drain?

Good Karma is not seen through time,
While wealth accumulates and shine,
The power grows, so does pride...

The world care only those who have it all,
Might is always right, and wealthy have it all.

With these thoughts I had a last smile..
But good karma is still like a flower of wilderness:
Pure, upright and pristine.
Free from the curse to live in polluted world, the rat race and bribe.

Be that, what makes you right,
Stand bold with no respite!

Hail Karma... Its your Dharma :)
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Politics over Food Security

With growing population and shrinking resources, the issue of food security is very crucial for developing countries like India. It became utmost urgent when there are very less institutions for social security.
At present, the government have introduced many such programmes appearing as social welfare programme, but in real, all are designed with stingy strings attached. I happened to be at a national seminar organized by WTO centre of IIFT, ‘Seminar on Prospects of India’s Agriculture Export In 2025: Opportunities, Challenges and Roadmap’. During this seminar I got valuable inputs on some of these programmes.  (Detailed report can be obtained from organizers, this discussion on only focused to MNREGA and Food Security Bill).
The discussion and presentations on ‘Agriculture and Farmers’ it was explained that artificial shortage of manpower and increased cost of manpower has happened due to MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act). The marginal farmers and mid-size farmer are the most affected group, while it has no impact of big farmers. The non-farm activities of rural areas are also badly affected by this programme.
As per my analysis, the MNREGA not only weakening the agrarian economy but it is also breaking the independent support system of rural communities. Now, the landless labourers, unemployed, and farmer-cum-labourers are entirely dependent on this unproductive external help. The middle-man’s cut by bureaucrats and political leaders is regular sin as it happen with all government programmes. If such negative programme is intentionally being pushed by government, knowing its long lasting impact, there is only one reason behind it: the electoral gains. Return of UPA government proved this fact.
Now, moving on the proposed ‘Food Security Bill’ by NAC... this bill is loaded with the same motive visible through the analysis of its different aspects.
            As one of the speakers, Dr Himanshu from CSRD, JNU,  pointed out that the distribution aspect is very important for food security, because agriculture production is higher than demand today. Despite this the calorie consumption is declining, which shows that surplus distribution is not being done. However, the  proposed food security bill by NAC, he said that providing food grains through Public Distribution System (PDS) only to BPL/APL households would not address the real problem. It is rather a retrograde step which can lead to higher corruption, inaccessibility for the poor, and mismanagement of procured food grains. According to him, universalisation of PDS, and not targeted PDS, as currently practiced, is the best way to ensure the food security. A universal PDS is not only the best possible option from the perspective of a rights based approach, it is also far more realistic in its commitment to ensure food security for the poor. He cited the examples of universalisation from MNREGA and RTE. It is not justified to limit food security only to BPL families. Limiting food security for BPL families has severely impaired the effective access to food for poor families. In particular, large numbers of poor families did not have BPL cards and even when they had cards, access to PDS was not automatic; and even if they had access to the PDS, they did not receive the full entitlement of food. He showed that universalisation of PDS is feasible, even at current rates of procurement by the Government. He stressed that universalisation is not only feasible but it is desirable too – it will ensure lower leakages and better off-take by the poor and it will also be within the procurement and fiscal constraints. As it will cover the entire population, it will be in line with the larger objective of ensuring food security for all.
I further studied the successful case studies of universal PDS by Chhatishgarh and Tamil Nadhu. Even the food items were available for all, the Above Poverty Line population dint use the facility in both states. The NAC and government is adamant on making ‘Food Security’ exclusive, would hurt only the poorest who have no political power, knowledge and presence.  Despite these obvious suggestions government is eyeing on the vote bank, the identity politics is on the minds of NAC members. BPL is targeted group here, just like caste and religion reservation, notwithstanding with the fact that none of the actual deprived take those reservations in higher education and higher posts, the only motive of government is the electoral one.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Endangered Males: Save them for your fun and future

When people of India are more concern about systematic corruption and loot by bureaucracy and politicians, the Indian media reporting about all possible distractions. Right from bringing porn star to TV reality show to printing reports about sex lives of Hollywood stars. Last Sunday Hindustan Times publish a report on 'Japanese men are losing interest in sex' ... Though that news is almost one year old.

Why such ostrich-attempt by media? They are involved in not only fixing public opinion but also ministers posts. Radiia tapes revealed some of them and unethically they continued to appear on shows everyday. Indian media is worst than Syrian or Libya media. However, this article is intended to focused on 'endangered male' especially the 'Indian manly man'. When Sagarika started playing with twitter, her first target was 'Indian Male'. Japanese are concerned when men gave up sex, Indian feminists intend the same. In case you are male, and don't have any socio-political identity of Muslim, SC, ST or OBC than god save you in India.

The agony doesn't ends with partial treatment and unaccountable victimisation, it also make way to mass scale generalisation. If a handful of criminals do some rape or murder, all males from Delhi come under fire from those enlighten feminist and political-fixture-cum-journalist women who once used lewed males for their fast track progress. 

All feminist, secular and leftist women look at a common Indian male with the cursing glance. Story doesn't ends here... With anti-male legislation, 70% innocent males are in jails now as anti-dowry act don't need any investigation or proof for women registering the case.

I have all respect for the women who are women and not the men-haters. Males have much shorter life expectancy and they need to be treated with little more dignity. Its not just me, even scientists are saying about extinction of male species from human-race. Good News for militant feminists but sad for others... Men will be extinct in future, therefore appreciate them now. 

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