Friday, August 7, 2015

WHY,OH,WHY

Since the day Parliament session started, there has been no business conducted.
Forget about the costs involved; forget about nonsensical behavior of MPs.
Forget about how much is world laughing at Indian democracy.
Forget about who is for discussion and who is not.
Forget about who is for clearing important bills or not.

Everyone knows which party President and which party is responsible for disruption.

What is obvious is hatred of media for Narendra Modi Govt as media is picking up and broadcasting bytes of all non bjp members each byte being played by media is suggestive of blame being put on bjp. There are a lot of statements being given by bjp, but, media chooses either not to air those or pick up those which are perceived to be harmless to congress.

Let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

RETURN


I have been away from blogsphere for almost three months. I am trying to get to the logical reasons, but, it is taking time.
May be I realized a bit late that my blogs were running into 400-50 words  and in days of Twitter and Face Book ,perhaps, it is shorter  blogs which are needed. For some time, I have been writing on Face Book  and putting links on twitter for blogs running into less than 200 words. The response in terms of comments and Likes and RTs has been quite good.
Hence, now onwards, I will try and write shorter blog posts while it is difficult for me not to write about current affairs  and the media.
Both are six feet under the ground with their respective performances.

But, let see.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

DAWOOD



After Man Mohan Singh took over as PM,he said “Dawood Ko nahin Chodein Gein” (We will not leave Dawood). It was converted into a joke on a comedy show “Chodein Se Pahley Pakarna Zarrori Hai”( you have to get him before you release him).

Dawood has been absconding for over two decades. Intelligence agencies have been releasing his latest addtress, his passport numbers, and his movement from Karachi etc.

India maintains that it has been asking Pakistan to hand over Dawood to India.

Dawood’s contact with Film fraternity, with powerful politicians and builders is well known, even though they may want to dismiss this allegation.Allegedly; he maintained good contacts and PR with the police too.

Recently, Ex Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar broke a piece of news saying Dawood offered to surrender conditionally, but, somewhere someone put a spoke in the wheel. Neeraj Kumar has spoken after years, is a matter of concern and his turn around on his statement is curios too, but does not take away facts about Dawood’s surrender.

I distinctively remember, during an Interview to a TV channel, Ram Jehtmalani   had also confirmed that Dawood spoke to him while he was in London and wanted to surrender to Indian authorities. Such proposal was turned down by those in power or was powerful enough to stall his surrender. JethMalani is one man whose version cannot be doubted as he is a man of principles and conviction. Mahesh Jethmalani has also confirmed the statement of Sr JethMalani.

In coming days, issue will get twisted whether Dawood offered to surrender or not. Under pressure from political and powerful politicians, main stream media will kill this story systematically.

It just the right time for PM Modi Government to not worry about surrender, but, investigate and expose all those who scuttled agencies’ efforts in brining Dawood to negotiation table and made him agree on his surrender. Let’s not hide behind certain sections of law which do not permit conditional surrender (heard this on a TV discussion).

Those who are quoting such sections of law, might like to answer!!!
AS to how was Qutrochi allowed to leave?
How  was Anderson allowed to leave?
How  was Abu Salem brought in conditionally?

Whatever is in National interest must be done and those who are well wishers of Dawood, have worries of business deals being exposed must be brought to books.

It is time to expose the “Bosses”


Let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NGOs ON FREE RUN



What is the correct terminology, I don’t know, but, PM Narendra Modi Government has put over 10000 NGOs on watch list and put on hold disbursement of their funds. For quite some time now, especially over last decade, there have been voices that spoke against these NGOs, but, were not loud enough fearing a backlash from Man Mohan Singh Government which in any case was being run from elsewhere. Perhaps, Government was being guided by institutions like NAC which were under direct control of Sonia Gandhi.

Overnight, India had more NGOs per thousand compared to number of policeman per thousand.

Allegedly these NGOs (?) were involved in anti India activities. They have not filed their returns over the years despite reminders after new Government took charge in 2014.Under prevailing FCRA rules, there are certain obligations NGOs have to fulfill, which they have not.

Is it too much of a coincidence that all those who kept gunning for Narendra Modi were funded by same foundation? Teesta Setalvad, Greenpeace, Arvind  Kejriwal, Indian Media ? List could be larger, much larger.


Question here is much larger. If the NGOs were not following the rules, were funding those who were into politics, were allegedly into anti India activities...why were they allowed a free run from 2004-2014? Who was patronizing them? Why was Election Commission, Income Tax deptt, Intelligence agencies not allowed to act against them? Who allowed anti India activities to carry on? These are some of the important and relevant questions. If the surface is scratched, quite a few important and powerful leaders (?) could feel the heat and embarrassment…..so be it.

Law of the land will hear and decide upon NGOs, but, before that Government must set up a time bound high level enquiry commission headed by a Supreme Court judge with clear terms of reference.

There cannot be any compromise on national security, irrespective of how high and mighty may have been involved.



Let us  CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW.

Regret

Hello,
I have been away for quite some time from Blogsphere.
I will try and be more regular now.

Friday, March 6, 2015

COLONIAL

British left India in 1947.

They removed the Union jack.

They Hoisted the Indian Tricolors.

We were Independent.

Yes, we are free.We still continue to  live with a typical colonial mind set and are afraid of changing the systems, laws and rules set by the British?

No wonder someone correctly said….”Some Indians are more British than British are”.

Indian bureaucracy still continues to work in exactly under the same system of files. After 1962 Chinese war, then Defense Minister said in Parliament “Decision may have been wrong to o to war, but the file was right”.  Babus still go to the Gymkhana for lunch from 12 noon till almost 3.30 pm .In any case, 5.30 is the time to go home. Babus still give same importance to golf as they did during the Raaj. Even a small high nose habit of getting tea served with tea warmer hat by the peon remains a need of the Babu. Culture of “Orderly” for them still persists. In digital India peons for Babus are still needed outside his room.

There are separate clubs like Delhi Gymkhana for Babus as was during Raaj. There are still clubs where entry with Dhoti or Kurta Pajama is not allowed. There are special schools like SANSKRITI for children of Babus.

Politicians have followed British to the T. Their style of living, their Luteyans bungalows, their security, and their perks could actually put Lord Mountbatten and lord Luteyans to shame.Babus have yet to realize that they are not working for the Queen.

Until this January, during the Republic day parade “beating of the retreat” we played old colonial tunes’. It took us 68 yrs to change a tune whereas Bollywood comes with a new tune every minute.

Quite a few of us may not really be aware of the fact that India Navy Flag even today carries Red Cross of St George. Is it not time to consider a change? Has it been a deliberate effort by Government to give us continued feeling of slavery?

British worked on divide and rule policy and the same policy have been practiced by most Government in India. Social fabric has been systematically destroyed by politicians by dividing Indians on basis of religion, region, caste and sub-caste. Someone even claimed Colonial arranged murder of Mahatma Gandhi to impose a ban on Hindu Mahasabha and RSS.

Indian judicial system was a direct take from the British system. While British have changed /improvised, we are still stuck. Backlog in Indian courts will take over 300 yrs to end.

We still follow criminal laws which were framed in the year 1861.Section 304 and (304 A) are classic examples.

We still follow Indian Postal laws framed in 1898.

Policeman still holds the Lathi he did in 1935.

Even when it came to loot, we follow the British. British looted India of $10 Trillion.”What is England now?” fumed the Whig litterateur Horace Walpole, “A sink of Indian wealth”. There will be a time when someone will say exactly same words for those who looted via CWG, COAL, SPECTRUM, THORIUM, MINES, DEFENSE DEALS, and NATURAL RESOURCES etc. Sum total of this loot might turn The British in their grave."Cut" is the new word for "Bakshish"

With Indians entering British parliament,may be it will help change  our colonial mind set.

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Let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW.










  









Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SMOKING


Do not wait for the danger signal to beep...Just give it up before it gets too late.
I started smoking when I was just 19 years of age. It all started with me trying to impress those around me and it was just “cool”. I always felt that I was giving to others and to myself feeling of having grown up. Before I realized what I was walking into, I had reached a stage when I used to consume almost 40 cigarettes a day. It was all about living life king-size. Most of the boys follow almost the same pattern and end up being addicted.
I gave up smoking since I started receiving danger signal
It is so simple starting smoking but is extremely difficult giving it up which is applicable to every bad habit .Tobacco contains highly addictive nicotine .Stastically, 90% of smokers started before they were 18 yrs of age. Smoking is bad for your health. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. Cigarette smoking causes 87 percent of lung cancer deaths. It is also responsible for many other cancers and health problems. These include lung disease, heart and blood vessel disease, stroke and cataracts. Women who smoke have a greater chance of certain pregnancy problems or having a baby die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Your smoke is also bad for other people - they breathe in your smoke second hand and can get many of the same problems as smokers do……( NIH: National Cancer Institution)

It is all about addiction .Once you start; it is very difficult to stop.  Like heroin or other addictive drugs, the body and mind quickly become so used to the nicotine in cigarettes that a person needs to have it just to feel normal. . Smoking doesn’t just cause cancer. There are plenty of things smoking does to your body that can be considered worse than death.
Thankfully, there is greater awareness in India on danger of smoking. Cigarette companies aren’t allowed to advertise and smoking is banned in all public places.
Actually, since it is so dangerous to smoke, why doesn't the Government ban its manufacture?It wont as  It collects 350% excise duty on cigarette manufacturing.
Smoking is not allowed during flights. Have you ever wondered as to why aircrafts still have Ash Trays in the toilets? (Keep guessing)
Actually, since it is so dangerous to smoke, why doesn't the Government ban its manufacture? It wont as it collects 350% excise duty on cigarette manufacture.
I could give up smoking, so can you.
Do not walk away with excuse “I have decided to cut down on smoking”
You are either a smoker, or you are not one.
All you need is “will power”...Sorry it is “will not power”
Until then, live healthy.

Let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW.