Tuesday, July 8, 2014

ACTORS and POLITICIANS




Indians are obsessed with Politicians and Actors. They are a topic of discussion in drawing rooms, in Metro, Buses just about anywhere.

What could be similarities between the two?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come with a working majority which establishes him as the undisputed leader giving him complete control over BJP and the government. With his perceived system of governance; he could be at the helm of affairs for two terms after which there would be a complete new set of Politicians and Actors. Let look at next decade.

Rahul Gandhi is 43 yrs old and would be 53 by then. He will be one politician who at 53 will be without any experience,except for having been born in a Prime Minister’s house. He is as reluctant but as ambitious a politician as Hema Malini’s daughter Eisha was as an actor. Her only qualification is that she is Hema’s daughter.

Gandhi family may not come to power for a long time to come, but, they always have next man/woman ready to jump into power politics. They are so much like the successful Kapoors clan. Next man is ready to take over...(Ranbir)....Both these families have been kicking around for last five generations. Remember Moti Lal Nehru? Prithvi Raj Kapoor?

Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh reminds one of Dharmendra and Sunny Deol combo. Mulayam is unlikely to come back as much as Dharmendra is unlikely to make a comeback .Akhilesh and Sunny both will continue to struggle till the third generation surfaces, if it does.

Saif Ali,Salmaan  and  Shahrukh  are unlikely to introduce their respective next generation  in coming decade as much as Mamata  and J Jayalalitha  are  unlikely to .

Ajit Singh has been winning his seat and has been a part of all govts in last twenty odd years. His son tried and has failed..Amitabh Bachchan has been winning his admirers for four decades. His son Abhishek seems to have got stuck with Idea Mobile and Prestige Cooker.

Shakti kapoor and Anupam Kher fill in the gaps in most movies as much as Farooq Abdulla and Omar Abdulla fill in the gaps in most govt formations.

Salmaan Khursid,Sushil Shinde,Moily and Antony might end up doing friendly appearance on TV for congress as Sahtrughan  Sinha used to do in movies in 80s.

Paswan has been clever as Vinod Khanna was...Former has tagged on to Modi as Latter tagged on to Amitabh Bachachan.

Lallu and Nitish seem undecided upon the kind of role they would play. May be they would follow Paresh Rawal and accept roles that of a comedian and or a Villain, whatever comes their way.

Kejriwal formed his own party...Ritesh Deshmukh should follow Kejriwal to form his own company since his movies hardly run for 49 days.

Kapil Sibal would even then be following AryaBhatta and redefining ZERO.

Maya Wati is unique and unpredictable.

Strugglers like Tushaar Kapoor,Bobby Deol are sure to find company  amongst struggling  politicians.

On one issue actors and politicians may have conflict of interest. Actors mayl become good politicians while politicians will never become good actors.

Some actors have played Reel life "AliBaba Chalis Chor" while some politicians played that in Real life.

Let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF  TOMORROW

Saturday, June 21, 2014

TECHIE SADIQ



The name is   SHAIKH MOHASIN SADIQ.

He was an Indian. He was killed in Pune..

Being a software engineer Sadiq naturally knew computers better than some of us. Allegedly, he posted derogatory pictures of Shivaji Maharaj and our Balasaheb on Face Book. Pictures were uploaded from four different computers in Netherlands,Saudi Arabia,France and Romania as told by  Police officer to PTI.

Naturally, sentiments were hurt.

In the first place, he should not have done what he did knowing well that it could create unrest and trouble. However, what has happened subsequently as a result must be condemned and should never have happened. But, it is about a larger issue.

Sadiq was killed by a mob .Sadiq didn’t die because he was a Muslim. Sadiq died because of mob with overcharged emotions could not be controlled. It is a pity that media made this into a Hindu -Muslim issue, which it was not. Most of the print media, most search engines, and most TV channels have given a religious angle this unfortunate killing. What is most disturbing is each one playing up with word MUSLIM.

“The Pune Muslim killed”, reported Headlines Today.
“Muslim techie beaten to death, tension prevails in Pune”, reported ABP news
‘The news of a Muslim being killed by a mob on a public street in Pune on Monday night brought back disturbing memories of the 1992-93 riots..” Writes, another Paper.

For those who might have missed it, Mumbai Shakti mill rapists were all Muslim. The girl raped was a Hindu. Did any section of media report “Hindu girl raped by Muslim men”? No One did. Is there a pattern in reporting?

Media must stop be divisive.It is the responsibility and job of media to report facts and news without playing with words so as to avoid creating a rift or to play up already charged emotions. It is high time media realised that days of sycophancy and days of minority appeasement by Congress are gone and may be never to return. Let media no longer give a message of being anti Hindu. Let media refrain from creating a religious divide two communities. We are all Indians first and communities later. Muslims have now seen through the game played by media with political support and will not succumb to media’s divisive strategy.

Let all of us work towards a dream Prime Minister Modi has identified.
Modi govt has given a clear message of ‘Sabka  Vikas,Sabke Saath” .



Let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW


Thursday, May 29, 2014

MODI-BAITER CONGRESS CRUMBLES

"They say to write readable nonsense is a talent".....That proves I am talented.

My article has been published by http://niticentral.com...

You can read the article here also....http://www.niticentral.com/2014/05/26/modi-baiter-congress-crumbles-227397.html.


MODI-BAITER CONGRESS CRUMBLES.



For ten long disgusting years, a mirror was being shown to the blind held by the biased media and the pseudo seculars. And then, one day the mirror cracked
Victory in 2009, made Congress terribly arrogant, irresponsible and corrupt. Without exception, Constitutional bodies were compromised, be it Central Vigilance Committee (CVC), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Election Commission of India (EC). Even the Prime Minister’s Office was undermined when a Cabinet resolution was termed as nonsense. Congress made UPA a business house for itself for maximum profit.The Congress senior Ministers helped the party to finalise a healthy balance sheet and in the bargain, they got some crumbs to nibble as rewards. While they were digging into natural resources, the Central Government office caught fire, where important files went missing and the likes of Sanjaya Baru were writing books, while NGOs were made to haunt rivals, while editors and anchors were busy protecting the Congress, while Chinese were intruding, while Bangladeshis were crossing over, while Pakistan was firing, the Congress did not realise that mood of the nation has changed. They didn’t realise that senior most Ministers will either run away from elections or will lose deposits. Then Congress played its minority and secularism card, which boomeranged. In fact, they used the most foul language and anti national slogans against Narendra Modi. Moreover, the Union Minister for Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah said, “If Modi becomes the Prime Minister; “Kashmir will not be a part of India.” He is who has enjoyed all perks swearing upon Indian Constitution.
May 16 witnessed sunset of dynasty and dawn of new India.
Expectations are high with Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister. The Congress-led UPA Government has left a stink which needs immediate clean up. Economy is at its lowest. Industrial production is down. Job creation is a challenge. Inflation is uncontrollable. Subsidies on kerosene, diesel and fertilisers are a major issue. Interest rates have gone up. Income tax rates need to be streamlined. Relations with neighbours have been compromised at national risk. Pakistani LOC violations, illegal Bangladeshis and China at large are important security and foreign policy issues. Internal security is an issue of urgent attention. Civil Military ties are low; moral of the armed forces is low, though fighting fit. Securing borders is a priority. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has innumerable challenges ahead of him which have to be attended to on war footing. Feeling of neglect amongst Hindus is serious matter of concern as much as minority appeasement is. Every Constitutional body has to be given reasonable independence. Police reforms, judicial reforms and electoral reforms should be high on agenda. While we can expect him to fight, we must know that no war is won by one man. Its time 120 cr + Indians join hands to fight for India lest some dynasty rise its head again which could be disastrous.
It is time we bridged the gaps created by previous Government in name of religion, caste, community and region.
Let us stand up for nation. India First.

Let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA of TOMORROW.




Sunday, May 11, 2014

EDUCATION CESS


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

After a 2% education cess was imposed in  2004 on all Central Taxes, it was expected to collect 4-5000 Cr annually and the total amount will be used for mid day meal and education.
Considering the above estimates a massive sum of over Rs 50,000 Cr plus would have been collected by now.

Where is the money? What happened with the money?

This is what Ministry for HRD has to say... In Nov2007, MOS for human resource development, Fatmi informed Parliament on the basis of information provided by the department of revenue that Rs 4,159.39 cr, Rs 7,117.07 cr and Rs 9,037.23 cr had been collected as education cess for 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07, respectively. These figures are substantially different from the ones provided by the government’s official accountant, the Controller General of Accounts.

This is what CAG has to say. The 2% education cess, according to figures from the Controller General of Accounts, is Rs 5,557.58 cr in 2004-05, Rs 7,322.82 cr in 2005-06, and Rs 9,466.5 cr in 2006-07. To make matters a little more ambiguous, figures available with the HRD ministry show cess amount to be Rs 4,318.51 cr in 2004-05, and Rs 7,637.75 cr in 2005-06. For the year 2006-07, the HRD ministry only had figures till February - Rs 6,833 cr.

Education cess continues to be imposed but its utilization is unclear. There is no accountability about how the education cess has been used. The irony is that none of the ministry either Ministry of Finance or HRD is coming out with one clear figure. The total amount of cess collected seems to vary, depending on where the information is being given. 

The number of out-of-school children in India has fallen to 70 lakh in March 2006 from about 1.34 cr in July 2005, according to numbers compiled by states. The starting figure was compiled in a joint study by the government of India and independent market research agency Indian Market Research Bureau.(Apeejay Satya Education Research Foundation.)

This is what BBC has to say....read here (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-26333713 )
Since the RTE deadline passed on 31 March 2013, several states have been ordering non-complying private schools to close, shifting most of the children to government schools.

Officials in Punjab said they closed 1,170 schools, Haryana shut 713, while Tamil Nadu closed "a little more than 400" and Andhra Pradesh "not more than 400".

Baladevan Rangaraju, director of think tank India Institute, who has been monitoring media reports, has counted 2,692 schools shut and 17,871 at risk.He said states where schools were threatened with closure included Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Delhi. "It's our duty to close those schools that are not providing the best facilities, some don't have toilets or water," Punjab's additional state project director Parampal Kaur said.

 The Annual Survey of Education (ASER) also highlighted the shift to private education, with enrolment increasing from 19% in 2006 to 29% in 2013.

The state of affairs of the mid day meal is well known. Number of students died/fell ill after eating mid day meal in a number of states, says a lot. Don’t be surprised if contracts have been given to the loved ones, preferred class.

Those who contribute to the cess don’t care.
Those who it is meant for are not cared for.
So much for Right To education,
So much for Education Cess.

Let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW










Wednesday, April 23, 2014

RAAM



Aum  Namah  Raghukul---Shriomani  Kaushalya Nandan- --Dashrath Putra- Shri Raam.
( I bow to Lord Raam,The Son of Dashratha,Born to Kaushalya.Scion -of-the Raghu Clan)

Raam  (राम, Rām) is the Seventh Avatar of the Hindu God Vishnu.

Let this Government accept that RAAM is not a myth.

Let the Government withdraw the affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court of India.

Let the editor of news channel withdraw her statement saying “RAAM IS A DIVINE ENCHROACHER”. Let her try and say this about any other religion and see the backlash.

This is from the official website of City of Lahore and pictures do not lie.In fact it says it all. Let this picture from across the border put to shame those who are against Raam and RAMSETU.






You can abuse Lord Ram at the crossing and still live to boast about it. Try that with any other religions and you will know what secularism and Hinduism is.

When it comes to the Ramayana and the history of Lord Rama, there have been numerous authors who have accepted the Ramayana as a history of ancient events. For example, the first Governor General of India, Sri Rajaji, wrote on the Ramayana and called it a history, as also did the English Indologist Sir William Jones. Various other western authors have made a study of the culture and history of the Ramayana, such as Philip Lutgendorf in his book Rama’s Story in Shiva’s City, California University; Joe Burkhalter Flueckiger and Laurie Sears in The Boundaries of Traditional Ramayana and Mahabharata Performances in South and Southeast Asia, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; W. L. Smith on Ramayan Traditions in Eastern India, University of Stockholm, and others (Courtesy Stephen Knapp).


For God sake.For Raam sake.

Let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW




Thursday, March 27, 2014

DEFENCE


BLOG
I am not an expert in matters relating to Defence, but I do read as to what is being generally reported in certain section of media.

In the last few years, Armed Forces seem to have been sidelined on many issues, including hierarchy, though; Armed Forces have always been leading from the front.

In the last about a decade and the first time in independent, India under current Defence Minister!!
Army Chief has rebelled.
Ex-Air force Chief has been charge sheeted.
Naval Chief has quit before completion of his term.

The story of young officers laying down their life leading from the front is also among the common theme running across most recent naval mishaps. Lt Commander Kapish Muwal and Lt Manoranjan Kumar also died heroically aboard INS Sindhuratna.Commander Kuntal Wadha, chief engineer-designate of INS Kolkotta who was killed in accident recently. (TOI)
India has the second largest standing Army in the world, though it is miserably short of hardware. As per norms, we should have War Wastage Reserves for 40 days of intense fighting whereas India has it only for less than 20 days. According to a statement by the COAS (TOI 24/3/14), India will have 50% WWR by 2015 and will complete it by 2019.What has the Govt been doing for last ten years remains a mystery.
China and Pakistan must be readying the best defence strategies against a weakening Indian defence forces. Gwadar port in Baluch has been handed over to China by Pakistan. China completes encirclement of India, Coco Island, Burma, Hamanthota, SriLanka and now Gwadar.

Pakistan still claims part of J&K as its territory.
China still claims Arunachal Pradesh as its territory.
Islamist outfit Shahadat-e al-Hikima, formed in Feb 2003, has been propagating West Bengal as a part of Bangladesh.

We have believed in a lot of crap for years about Aman-Ki-Asha and Hindi –Chini-Bhai-Bhai. Some in Pakistan must be feeling that one “AMAN” might exploit “ASHA”. We must be naive to believe that Pakis or Chinis believe in these slogans. They do not.
Interestingly, or shall we say, surprisingly, India’s China policy is driven by Ministry of External Affairs and China Study group and not by the Military.
In the midst of all this, Indian foreign minister terms Chinese intrusions as “ACNE”
India’s integrity is being undermined by three global networks that have well-established operating bases inside India: (i) Islamic radicalism linked with Pakistan, (ii) Maoists and Marxist radicals supported by China via intermediaries such as Nepal, and (iii) Dravidian and Dalit identity separatism being fostered by the West in the name of human rights……(.Breaking India )by Rajeev Malhotra
Let us hope, in coming days and years, Indian defence forces get complete support from the Government in power.

Let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW.







Tuesday, March 11, 2014

S/B ACCOUNT





I am not an economist. I am a simple middle class man and I feel my money isn’t being used for mine or society’s benefit.

In the last decade or so, we have heard of unbelievable numbers running into thousands of Cr of Rs of corruption. Some important and comparative large numbers go unnoticed or get accepted as a fate accompli.

As per a report (in 2005) prepared by Division of Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics and Department of Statistics, The University of Akron,USA............
There are 320 million (32cr) savings bank account holders in India which have deposits of Rs 472,147 Cr.

As per RBI rules; each savings bank account holder must maintain a minimum balance of Rs 1000 each. It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? It is 32x1000 =equals a staggering sum of Rs32000 cr. At any given point of time, Govt is sitting on this huge sum of money which is essentially that of middle class. The balance in savings bank accounts earn an interest of 3.5% which is effectively app. 2.8% as interest is paid on the minimum balance between 10th and the month end. Considering a rate of inflation at 13%, who are they fooling with 2.8% interest?  It is the same middle class who asks and deserves a subsidy in essentials, but, is taught basics of economy. Banks are borrowing at 2.8% and lending the same money at over 10% to those who are converting this money into NPAs
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Incidentally, a Current Account holder has to maintain a minimum quarterly average balance of Rs 5000.Normally,every business, small or big, holds a current account .Hypothetically, if current account holders are even half(it may actually twice as much) of saving bank account holders....It is a wooping sum of Rs 80,000 cr.

As per commodityonline.net, Non performing assets or bad loans of 40 listed banks jumped by 38% or around Rs 35,424 Cr in the first six months of current financial year ending Sept2013.According to a study by NPAsources.com, as on 31st March, net NPAs of 40 listed banks were Rs 93109 Cr which rose to Rs 128533 Cr as on Sept 2013
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Why is middle class always a victim of Govt policies?



Let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW