Saturday, January 21, 2012


Constitution of Inidia starts by saying “We the people of India”

Democracy is of the people, for the people, and by the people.

If the above two considerations are true then every Indian must be and has to be equal.

Without touching on other issues relating to equality or otherwise, some of the facts as quoted by various sections of media and reports appearing, Indians are far from equal when it comes to hunger.

India State hunger index (ISHI) published by International Food policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has been released... According to the report, India’s Global Hunger Index (GHI) score is 23.7, which is 65th out of 84 countries. It ranks slightly above Bangladesh and below all other South Asian nations. Nigeria, Kenya, Cambodia, Rwanda, Pakistan etc have performed better and are placed better than India.

Report from ISHI is an eye opener, but, Govt has chosen not to comment on it, lest it is questioned for its actions.

More than 2000 children have died of hunger in Karnataka's Raichur district over the last 3 years. The government admits that around 4500 children are malnourished in Raichur. —express buzz 21Oct 11.

National Crime Records Bureau started recording farm suicide data — to 2, 56,913, the worst-ever recorded wave of suicides of this kind in human history.

With 21% of its population undernourished, nearly 44% of under-5 children underweight and 7% of them dying before they reach five years, India is firmly established among the world's most hunger-ridden countries. Today India has 213 million hungry and malnourished people by GHI estimates although the UN agency FAO puts the figure at around 230 million...TOI

The situation has been so alarming that the highest court in India had to intervene to instruct the Govt to distribute rotting food to the hungry.

Millions of tonnes of food grain rot on street and across railway tracks, but, in 64 yrs Govt hasn’t built enough storage space.

India has produced a record breaking volume-amongst highest in the world-still Indians go hungry.
You-me-us-we go to sleep hungry just because lack of political will.

You-me-us-we go to sleep hungry just because of stinking corruption at policy making stage. 

We 121 crore have accepted the present situation in its totality. 

Planning commission plans on basis of Rs 32/day formula whereas hunger deaths are on rise. 

We are equally to blamed as much as the Govt.


posted 21/01/12

b k chowla








Thursday, January 5, 2012


Happy New Year. My best wishes.

2011 has just got over. 2012 is here.

2011 must have been good or bad for each one of us depending upon our Kundli.

For India, it was exceptionally a bad year. It was a year of scams, political instability, issues of governance, slide of Rs, crash of sensex, Chinese high handedness, Army Chief's age controversy, Ramdev episode, Anna agitation, Manipur blockade, and Shameful Lokpal debate in RS etc. None of this could make India proud.

2012 is going to be tough in every sense.

 UPA has to set its credibility which couldn't have been worse.

 BJP has to find its space of the main opposition party which usurped by Anna.

 Elections in five states could be real game changer, not so much for any party, but for this country where common man has been on receiving end, waiting for a change.

 Economist PM is at test before his name gets written in history books. (Hopefully)

 Inflation has to be contained.

 GDP is not making us proud.

 Industrial production is at its lowest.

 Forty plus Rajya Sabha seats will fall vacant.

 Vice President of India is due for retirement.

 President of India is due for retirement.

 Media might want to work on issues relating to its credibility.

 Media might want to relook at paid news issues.

 Media might, at least, may want to SEEM to be unbiased in its editorials. (Sic)

 Slow down in US and Euro zone crises old a cause of worry.

 India Rs to US $ parity may touch Rs 70.

 Fuel prices may touch Rs 100 / lt.

The list is just too long. One hopes India will stand strong and determined.

We might see more billionaires in India.

We might see more MPs becoming Crorepatis (Means aren't important).

2012 may just be the year of and for change, hopefully for the better.

PAPPU is still waiting for Roti-Kapada-Makaan.


Posted 05/01/12

B k chowla