Thursday, March 22, 2012

Now,it is Natural Resources.

India was once termed ”Sonay Ki Chidiya”.

After independence, Govt job was considered a premium catch because of “Ooper Ki Aamdani”. During initial days, a few paisa was the kind of Bakshish that did the trick.

As time passed, the level of corruption and loot kept increasing with greater innovative ideas.

For a long time, corruption was limited to kickbacks on grant of licences during the infamous “licence Raaj”

Then came a period when concentration of kickbacks was confined, largely, with Builders and Arms purchases.

The greed for more, more and more power to get more and more money made the corrupt rulers find bigger, more lucrative and newer avenues of corruption. Swiss banks there to remain with their secrecy clause and tax heavens having been created officially, was the beginning of loot of Natural resources. Those in power haven’t spared any, be it on ground, underground over ground. From spectrum to natural gas, most of the natural resources have been a source of alleged corruption.

India’s natural resources,Coal,iron,Manganese,Bauxite,Titanium,Petrolium,Diamonds,Limestone,Thorium(largest in the world) are under threat from the corrupt.

It may not be long before; people at large express their anger against exploitation by Govt favouring big business, the corrupt, the black marketers, the politicians, Babu Nexus.

Whilst the loot continues, the common man is considered rich if he earns over Rs 29/day.

There are those who are unable to count the Zeros.

Unless, civil society puts its act together, we will few decades later still coin the phrase;

“Sonay Ki Chidya”.


posted 22/03/12
b k chowla

Monday, March 12, 2012


When a child is born, be it a girl or a boy, Hindu parents do consult their favorite family Panditji to know how the child would fare in his /her lifetime. Naturally, any parent would want their child to do the best in life.

There are few cases, where one wonders if they had ever thought they will reach such heights as they did in real life.

 Mr Sushil Kumar Shinde is a central minister currently. Shinde has been a minister, practically, in every Govt formation in Maharashtra. He was a Sub inspector at Santacruz Police station. Reportedly, in early70s he was given security duty for Sanjay Gandhi during one of his visits to Mumbai. Sanjay Gandhi seems to have noticed potential in him.Rest is history.

 Is it Rajyog?

 In her own words of Mrs Nita Ambani, it was Dhirubhai Ambani who rang her up and asked her if she would marry Mukesh? Reportedly, he saw her perform at a function and was impressed by her. She was from a middle class family. Now, she is almost the richest person in India. Having her own private aircraft is a small luxury she enjoys. It is third generation of Ambanis and each one is an example of fame and success.

 Is it Rajyog?

 Dr ManMohan Singh has been a Govt servant. Whether he has succeeded or not as the Prime Minister, is not the issue. But, we can't take away a fact that he has attained an enviable position in life.

 Is it Rajyog?

Then there are innumerable families like these of Tatas, Birlas, Dhoots,Goenkas etc who have been successful, rich and famous for generations.

Is it Rajyog?

But, being rich it is not Rajyog. Had that been so, Likes of A Raja, Kalmadi would have gone on record as the ones with Rajyog thrust upon them.

Why is it that is no two individuals have the same fate?

It also reminds me of what Raj Kapoor had said once!!!!!!!!



posted 12/03/12

b k chowla