Wednesday, November 25, 2009

26/11 let continued…

Lesson learnt from this one year session of “self-assessment” is now ready for a revision across the table of high pitched futile bickering (called ‘debate’). What we experienced 1 year back, from lighting candles in commemoration to all the lives spared, to the rumination of some of the terrible and heinous (and till date unreported) incidents by some more of the witnesses, all is set to recur. With media pondering over the ‘change’, that the aftermath was supposed to bring into the system,…by bringing the people of high rank and profile forward for all these days is only helping us to freshen up our memories and to perch in darkness and despair deeper and graver (after understanding that all mesmerizing speeches of the leaders of our country has gone into vain and we are still that vulnerable as we were 1 year back). With Idea users getting an innovative call from Abhishek Bachchan for “call for India”, others are rummaging to lay their hands onto some thing more unique! The sudden briskness in the lazy-dazy security forces all around and the news of any tangible share of the assurance (compensation) failing to reach out to the hundreds of bereaved masses made me aware of the fact that The Anniversary is around the corner.

Given that Mumbai police commissioner has admitted to the procedural lapses and the laxity in the security forces at the eve of the anniversary we can expect the security to be beefed up for the next couple of days. And then just when the common man will look content with the arrangements, all the security (in real terms) is going to be vanished! Few days later the inane, jerky luggage checking procedure at malls and metros will be ridiculed by that common man… the show of security personnel, busy ensuring the safety of their passengers at stations, checking with no metal detectors but with their hyper-touch sensitive hands (that too from the outside of bags) will be amusing enough for the common man to earn derision over it… the youth will find it very challenging to defy the safety rules, dodge the security at the airport and carry matchsticks, cigarettes on board… the unclaimed luggage will go unreported. a few more days later our mental censor will cease to act altogether. And then one fine morning (or evening or night) a handful of young boys will barge into another city, terrorize and hold the lives of millions to ransom… Because it was them who remained awake while our nation slept. Swept by deluge of criticism and strong fervor to do some thing for the country the common man will start a new era by lighting up few more candles and then not knowing what to do next, will simply let the zeal die down, thinking its upon the revival of the good sense of home minister that their future rests.

The new era of course is then created but with the same anatomical and architectural plan & no one lived happily ‘ever’ after.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

exasperation at traffic!

This is to bring into the notice of the authority regarding the crassness of our traffic system and the utmost degradation of morality of some of the traffic cops of the department in kolkata. Few days back while driving on the EM Bypass I was caught on the ground of exceeding my speed limit and was charged a fine of Rs.300. though I was quite confident that my speedometer never escalated 60 kmph. ,it was a wild goose chase to convince them. They claimed that their SPEC aided speed camera installed at the last crossing, has caught my vehicle committing the offence.
Several cars and bikes were queued at the side of the road. Just by then, a motor bike sped away under the nose of the sergeants with three people on it,two on the rear seat without any helmet. When I countered him about their inaction in this case,to my dismay, he answered with perfect nonchalance that sometimes they fail to grab the collar of the actual lawbreakers, if the later are really fast (as the one happened then).he even cleared that he will never go in pursuit of those speeding vehicles as that would either cost his life or mean a loss in the chase for him. ”amader ki janer maya nei”(Don’t we care for our lives) was the unabashed and audacious reply! I cried in vein, “but it was actually them who were supposed to be detained, not us” this was what they are assigned for. I was aghast by seeing that one after the other highly speeding cars were let gone…though anyone,without the help of any sophisticated instrument, could easily and accurately have pointed out the real fast ones! The point man Jay prakash saha said that they need not catch all the speedy ones as it is not America! I never knew, a developing country needs to be a developed one to eradicate the disparities in their law enforcing procedures! Being infuriated at the remark & despaired I kept mum. To top it all, the prosecutor of public nuisance and crime, Mr.Saha justified their apathy and lopsidedness by stating that its their ‘target’ that needs to be fulfilled any how at the end of the day and it’s the quantity that matters to them not the amelioration of the quality of the city.

excerpt of the above post can be seen at

Thursday, October 8, 2009

story of a syncretic shrine being turned into temple!

Flouting laws, inciting communalism, vitiating public taste is what the people of western Karnataka (to be more precise, at chikmagalur) witnessing from their district officials and the leaders of BJP, a national party. Violating Supreme court’s stay order, they begun the reconstruction work at the contested shrine of Sri Guru Dattatreya Bababudan Swamy Dargah to restore a part of the cave that collapsed in June 2008 with the holy spirit depicted in the act of “bhumi puja” that they performed, at the onset of the project, on September 2008 with alacrity. Members of the Karnataka Komu Souharda Vedike (KKSV; Karnataka Communal Harmony Forum), a State-wide forum of activists has raised their voice in protest against the sangh paarivaar’s endeavor to raise the shrine to a hindutva status and convert it into an exclusive place for hindus.
The shrine is believed to date back to the 11th century. Given the obliviousness and uncertainty of its creator, both hindus and muslims regularly visit the place. This picturesque hilly area has been holding up the true spirit of togetherness and the ideology of the real India for years, in its true sense. But the integrity might be lost if being tinkered. As seen after the babri masjid demolition, when abruptly a small hindu festival “datta jayanti” was turned into a massive,grandeur “datta mala” to gain public legitimacy and to establish it as an exclusive hindu temple.

BJP claims the actual muslim created place to be few kilometers away from that shrine and has denied to call the shrine as “a disputed one” any longer. Therein, I would like to place a question for the leaders and their hangers-on, what bugs them if the two deadliest rivals in the world, can find a place, for themselves, where they can offer their prayers to their (and ofcourse,’our’) “Father” in common? why can’t they restrict the use of their perverted brains in the realm of mainstream of politics? Instead of morally supporting and radiating and publicizing the mighty effort of the local inhabitants to befriend others ( that could have been a little help in fostering harmonious feeling ), the putrid minds of those vicious netas are up for harvesting yet another seed of communalism by hurting the religious ethos of the people.

the excerpt of the above post can be viewed at the following link ('frontline' magazine):

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Can't do without ID ?

the man imagining india to prosper as the youngest country in the aging world with its demographic dividend,concentrated mostly in the northern part of india,is now all set to shape his imaginations with his own hand.the technocrat,Nandan Nilekani, has made his way into the governance as the chairman of the Unique Identification Authority Of India (UIDAI) with the applause resonating in the IT sector.
his task of providing, compulsarily,the multipurpose ID cards to all indians (citizens & non-citizens) aimed at combating insurgency,illegal migrations and better targeting of the government's development schemes sounds good to ear.but when we get to hear reports of inexecution or abandonment of similar ID card system in U.K,U.S,Austrlia...the reticence of the heart urges our brain to make the grey cells work over it.
this system of maintaining an electronic database was borrowed just after the kargil war for the people residing on and around the was planned & triggerd by the NDA in 2003 and again in 2009 it was carried forward by the UPA under a new name of MNIC project .
what is more intriguing about this is the causes for which other countries have shelved this project till date. the most important reason has been the alleged violation of public safety and civi liberty.the information stored in such cards can be put to misuses for various purposes.according to london school of economics, card system might even be a cause for a greater incidence of identity theft...technologically precarious & could itself become a target for attacks by terrorists.

The claimed better functioning of governmental developing programmes by the use of ID cards is a mere gibberish to me.poverty alleviation progarammes in India is very much inefficient and that,we all know,is not due to lack of locating the actual needy persons in india , but because of the lack of personal efforts,willingness,sincerity, initiative and above all the crassness of all of our ministers and profit making bureaucrats in the a country where if we take the streets we can find beggars squatting at the road side,where faulty public distribution system (PDS) pass the lion's share of the tangible benefits (procured from the welfare schemes) on to the hands of the non-BPL HOSEHOLDS....implementation of such a sophisticated system is a bit too early.

such execution of high cost (1.5 lakh crore),low benefit project in haste,without scrutinizing more thoroughly & giving a second thought to the unforeseen disaster it may invite,to the causes that lead to the annulment of ID projects in the modern countries,may lead to the failure of "the ideas in progress" (as stated by Mr.Nilekani at california TED conference).at this sensitive point,where India is standing now, we can not afford to lose more resources of our country both,in terms of money and men.

Monday, August 31, 2009


After having passed my idle 30days in sloth,looming my eyes allover the pages in newspaper,all throughout the month,these are all what I had in my list to write about:-

1.The presage of the much touted transfer of power in the BJP’s leadership and the inevitable skirmishes that is ought to follow in aftermath.then the jaswant singh's book on jinnah and his expulsion from the party...followed by his saintly attitude in several interviews akin to "Father,forgive them for they do not know, what they have done." raised such hue and cry all over the india, drawing deluge of expertise from across the world to the debate table, that ultimately doused my interest in reading the then i almost got the idea of its content!

2.The frisking of SRK at US airport that gave the news channels its second big issue to telecast all throughout the day and night….for no less than 3days was more bugging and painful than even the 26/11’s 3 days horrendous show.To my surprise I found how these media persons sought their satellite’s help to reinstate the stature of VIP’s and justify the unreasonable privileges meted out to them here in India and claimed the same from the rest of the world.I thought to use this platform to raise consciousness about the fact that,whether ‘Khan’ or not,if you are a celebrity you except yourself to be treated as a direct descendant of God as if these people never commit crimes.(take Monica Bedi,Sanjay Dutt and hundreds of other accused in big and small cases as siblings of God for example).Many argued that such superhuman gestures should be arranged only for politicians not for the other ‘stars’.I simply gave up the idea of raising consciousness among my countrymen as by now,I have already came to know that its only us who make them stars,who make them feel stars,give birth to debates,dirty bickering only to bestow their leaders with more and more powers, clout with each other to raise the VIP status for their leader and even perish in the process sometimes.

3.With Swine flu taking its regular toll on life,came the vedic village massacre which left the worms of dirty Bengal politics crawl out in open.The involvement of both ruling and opposing party’s men revealed in the melee and the much rarely seen silence of Mamata Banerjee signified the first lesson of ‘Unity in Diversity’ of the Secular,Democratic India…."Sobe mile kari kaj/ Hari jeeti nahi laaj”.

All failed miserably to make me emote, until today when I spotted CPI(M) in another ridiculous as well as annoying act trying hard to snatch the limelight over from Mamata onto itself.

In commemoration to food movement,Biman Bose(the state secretary) has arranged a ‘massive rally ’at the heart of Kolkata.His act of kindness is marked by his prior warnings where he has encouraged all office goers,school goers to confine themselves at homes(& embrace CPI(M)’s today's act and cherish the life of 80 massacred in police firing on this day 50years ago).He even asked schools to rung their final bells before time.Oh!what a salute to those 80 protesters!!Well its in Bengal that all the dramas are taking place regularly and providing me with all the raw materials to continue with my blogging.Avoid Kolkata from 9a.m. to 5p.m. is the statutory warning as the city is expected to witness a massive turn up.

Sitting in my car stationed at the roadside just before 2nd Hooghly bridge,I can see Tata Sumos,lories,trucks,buses loaded with supporters,decked with festoons and placards of various sprouting organizations speeding towards the city with all enthusiasm to smother another working day and bring all markets before Puja at stake.A bus halted near to us.People celebrating in and 'above' the bus got off.I went up to them.Chat with few of them and when I asked what this fuss is all about…one replied "khabar dabar nie akta kyachal hoechilona?amader jete boleche….Sobha ache…jachi”(well,I don’t really want to put the English translation of it here, as that would prevent from disseminating the impoverishment of the state to some extent though).

This movement,according to Biman Bose,is also a protest against the steady rise in prices of food commodities and for the sake of which trucks employed in the rally duty will only help to aggravate the crisis,hit the supply chain for the day and will end up with affecting food prices further.

among all these utter nuisance,our gasping C.M,falling short of catching his rival (though didi) every time,has called the naming of new metro stations by the name of eminent personalities a 'tamasha' & that we can say with certainty is purely out of despairingness which in turn has helped them only to gather a whole lot of 'tamasha' for the party itself,in the aftermath of his speech.

Therefore,it is to the ruling red party to whom goes all the credit for being so considerate,taking care of our recreation,entertainment and securing us with topic to prattle over, while sitting inside our homes to celebrate another no work day!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

exploited indians

i believe the restoration of the composite dialogue process between india and pakistan has brought complete ignominy to the martyrs of 26/11,to the indian defence force and to the houses of the thousands of victims.whatever may the diplomatic thesis of "trust but verify" is deployed to justify mr.manmohan singh's act.i,personally,feel his attempt,at this point of time,[when he himself is not satisfied by the half-hearted dossier handed over to him by mr. gilani nor by any 'credible' action undertaken by the pakistan government against the day's perpetrators] to reinstate an amicable ambience with pakistan by (even) lending them undue grounds for their balochistan issue to thrive,is really something to be scoffed at.this drive us to belive that the stunt of UPA ,in the pre election period, to stall all negotiations with pakistan was entirely from a strategic point of view rather than any sympathetic point...that ultimately helped them amass thousand of votes from the bereaved masses.

the excerpt of the above post can be viewed at the following link ('frontline' magazine):

Friday, July 24, 2009

A gloomy budget and a gnawing society

UPA’s re-election,largely on the ground of whimsical expectations of the poor ,has not given a promising hint to them on this account of social reforms in this year’s budget.Though UPA leaders have claimed that budget is flexible and will be raised and reformed if necessary,but niether the pro-poor policies have earned any consolidation nor any big ticket social sectors programmes have been spotted until now.

The Child Rights And You(CRY)director Dipankar Majumdar was left amazed to find that 40%of the populaton [that is the children] gets only 5.6%allocation while they had campaigned for 10%allocation for education and health.While the Center For Budget And Governance Accountability(CBGA) noted a boost in technical educations with the ministers letting the allocations for setting up of community polytechnics a new IIT and some new IITs and IIMs,it found to its dismay a decline in the allocations for the Sarbya Shiksha Aviyan(SSA)and the mid day meal on the other hand.For a country which is on the fast track of development,striving to emancipate from third world economic growth track,it is very much abashing that it still ignores the cause of basic health and the education of the poor.

All India Democratic Womens’ Association(AIDWA)recognised the budget as the betrayal of their trust and a drift in the promises made in the President’s speech.The much touted National Mission for Empowerment of Women got a meager of Rs1Crore and for Rashtriya Mahila Kosh(that supports women's self help group)has also being reduced by11Crores.The allocation for government supported hostels for working women even decreased from Rs20Crore to Rs10Crore!the allocation for the Six Bharat Nirman Schemes have been raised by 45% and to the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna by 59%.

Allocation for NREGS has risen only by 30% over the revised estimate for the last financial year.If the target now is to give 100 days work at a daily wage raised from Rs80 to Rs100,then the NREGS budget must be raised by 125% and not 30%.

Our budget earmarks an additonal Rs1200Crores to elementary and secondary education,which is uncountable and almost negligible in comparison to the required Rs10000Crore +,if the right to education act is to be supported and a compulsory education is to be ensured for age group of 6-14years.

HRD minister Kapil Sibal’s propensity for privatisation of schooling system is absolutely not justified and the other radical reforms it introduced all went vain until and unless the whole curriculum on all India basis is revamped and a child centric-warm environment is ensued throughout the length and breadth of the country in each and every schools.In his 100 days agenda somewhere,he forgot to take into account that the problem is manifold.Changing the examination system or having a single board is not going to help.In a country where nearly 30%of the children drop out at the upper primary stage,while 50% drop out by the time they reach class 8,the ministry should aim at ameliorating primary education more than it do for higher education.

While in corporate sector,the conscience of the Finance Minister is much more visible.Though the sensex went into a tail-spin by 870 points on the budget declaring day,we must remember the market sentiments do not reflect in the full the judgement of the industry.Moreover it was due to the mis-speculation of the economic survey (presented prior to budget),wrong promotion by media and analysts etc. that lead to the fall.

Excluding the increase in MAT,the corporate sector has received a bonanza:

1.Extension for one more year in deduction from taxable income of the export profits of the software technology parks of india [STPI],special economic zone[ SEZ],export processing zone [EPZ],free trade zones [FTZ] units.

2.Abolition of the Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT).

3.Continuation with temporary excise duty exemption.

4.Tax concessions on investments made by national pension scheme trust in equity.

5.Abolition of commodity transaction tax.

6.Support to stock and commodity trading and several others.

Initially a dip in corporate exaggerated expectation (of more privatisation & more liberalisation) turned out, ultimately,a much happier section at the end of the day.

In this colossally hierarchical society,where the government should empathize with the weaker section of the society…..the UPA’s budget has cut taxes for the elites---those with an annual income exceeding Rs10lakhs will be exempted from paying 10% surcharge on personal income tax.

With the gargantuan fiscal deficit,the erroneous budget has successfully passed the pressure on to the “aam admi” while the “khas aadmi” is still at the blessings of the UPA.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

iraqi democracy...yet to be commenced?

well, its good to find the u.s troops ultimately retreating from iraq after six years and three months search for weapons of mass destruction(WMD) .with the first priority of obama's administration now being afghanistan,the 'military surge' planned by george bush, to combat the challenges posed by the iraqi resistance force, has undergone a set a consequence to which prime minister Nouri al-maliki declared a national holiday on june 30,decked the walls with festoons proclaiming "national sovereignty day" & "independence day".

though maliki portraying the troops withdrawl as the "end of the american occupation" entirely belying the fact that still thousands of soldiers,military contractors,trainers will remain embedded with the iraqi soldiers,though the radical shia cleric claims the scene as a"mere media event",though the u.s army commander showing up article 27 of the status of forces agreement (SOFA) {which states that the u.s forces can undertake any military action against any sort of internal upheavals or external aggression} as a plausible reason for the elongation of the stay period of u.s forces for another 10 to 15 years...the current trend of outward movement of u.s occupation in iraq must have brought succor to the millions of people displaced [under the banner of "iraq's refugees" during the america's invasion in 2003,which according to united nation estimation is around 4.7 million iraqis--the 2nd biggest in the region after 1998],& also to those iraqis middle class who until now have been preferring to work abroad/ reside in the refugee camps as the country still lacks electricity,water and sanitation service [after being ruled by the vigilant u.s and u.s backed government for over a conspicuous period of time].

according to 73% of all iraqis oppose the presence of foreign troops on their washington is diplomatically making maliki to buckle under pressure,so that no referendum is held (as was proposed)...which may eventually annul SOFA and compel the u.s troops to accelerate its process of evacuating iraq much before the scheduled 2011.

Friday, July 17, 2009

aftershock.....and shock after shock

i was aghast by the scenes of indiscriminate use of violence,all over in the streets of westbengal, by the party tormentors--- whether in remote areas like mongolkot or in the heartland of kolkata.people were perturbed by the site of partymen beating up the state police infront of them...depicting a picture of strangled city huffing and puffing under the continuous mayhem,extreme lawlessness and absolute crassness of a completely paralysed government.kolkata - the city of joy has now earned itself the title of city of shocks and aftershocks,the city of unpredictability...slowly drifting into the arenas of chaos and degeneration of standards.

there, a handful of armed cpm activists poured out their grievances on few of the congress MLAs (perfectly like hoodlums) in the slushy paddy field of mongolkot and here, in kolkata (-THE CAPITAL) in retaliation to which the loyal supporters of congress( who apparently practice fetishism to their leaders,and being directly/indirectly flared up by them) blocked roads,disrupted communication system,railway system,set public buses on fire (- a practice that they often do at the fall of their leader's hat ),brought the city life to a stand still at once...all that with no prior warning...common people (- the regular common prey to such incidents...or should i say 'accidents') were coerced to get off the buses and walk on foot,facilitating them to do "tandab" over it.thousands were left awaiting in the halted trains,in the vain hope of their goodsense to evoke,their humane sobriety to get out of slumber...hundreds oblivious of the main cause for the sudden rout and chaos were baffled and prayed for the govt. to take some legal steps to bring back normalcy or at least to draw some ceasefire so that they could return to their homes safely as of then...trying to forget forcibly the inanity of our state government.

after these what followed is the leaders of the congress announcing bandh at will,the next all's surprise buddha's government took no effort to restrict/mitigate the massacre nor it was seen extending any of its generous help to its people by making the statebuses and the trums to get on the road!!cpm leader and a maverick minister subhash chakroborty was heard saying that they don't want more state properties to fall prey to the hoodlums of the opposition...indirectly signifying the ruling party's submission to them and invited derision over the stand of their party.and so these equipments (which to my knowledge,at least, are the state government's prerogative) failed to provide any assistance to those common man who had to go to their work places...police remained as mere spectators when private cars were slammed,windows were shattered...not even tried to dissuade the vandals from committing assault on the common people...
therefore once again our govt. and its machineries reiterated their inefficiency in bare terms...

"police failed to assess the situation before hand..."was all what our honorable C.M had to answer to the mongolkot question...
but the question that comes next to it in our mind is "why" ..."why do our police and intelligence fail terribly each time to foretell the situation?" "why do they fail to ensure the safety of the general public during such atrocities that actually owe its birth entirely to the miserable failure of their duties?" but as usual these were left unanswered. because,we know, its the dirty game of politics that has actually made the state police the most ineffective,callous department of westbengal.

the next shock meted out by the people of bengal was to find the buddaha's govt. proclaiming the abrogation of Salim's highway project (connecting raichak to barasat{actually linking haldia port --to-- dumdum airport}, which could have been a breakthrough in the projects of industrilisation undertaken as the principle motto of buddha's regime,as we all know how a well-knit communication network serve the cause of rapid multiplication of the country's economy) as the only bold step taken by Him in these couple of days.

the ransacked kolkata's wrecked view at the end of the day was implying more carnage to be followed...

when government buses were being set ablaze one after the other ... The one time municipal chairman, Subrata mukherjee,congress working president, seemed pretty glad and content to discover his biceps getting toned subsequently and perhaps must have raised his collar too.his remark clearly displayed his pleasure in seeing the resurgence of congress (& its muscle power) in the state.until now, all the strikes,road blockage and all anti-cpm indecent activities in the state were carried out by trinomool with mamata taking the center stage.congress with its 'hand' used to provide moral support to them.but today the victorious congress rejoicing for its taking on the state administration [though not legally] and so Mr.Mukherjee triumphantly remarked, "Today's show indicates that all is not lost for our party"!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

india's blunder in nepal

I recently came across praful bidwai`s column and is fully convinced that India is going to face some grave consequences for the blunder it has commited in Nepal,which has made it to lose fund of goodwill it has earned in the long process by encouraging reconciliation b/w communist party of Nepal Maoist(CPN-M) and other parties ,by the comprehensive Peace Agreement.
Interference in Nepal`s purely "Internal Affairs" and encouraging the reactionary forces and other Nepal parties to neglect the Prachanda Cabinet `s decision to dismiss Katuwal [which was solely civilian govt.`s democratic prerogative] is regrettable.
What has India gained by alienating a party(and it`s support) that holds 40% of the constituent assembly?
what intelligence has she displayed in backing political forces that are untrustworthy,concervative & largely discredited in the eyes of the people?
If we turn the pages of history we find,that the army chief general Rukmangad Katuwal was a strong supporter of monarchism who believed in "enlightened despotism is preferable to chaotic democracy".Being the son of king mahendra,for years he wrote articles viciously attacking political parties.
During april uprising of Jana Andolan 2006,which was supported by millions of people,Katuwal advocated confrontation &the use of force.
Unfortunately,India`s policy makers are backing against civilian authority and restoring the triumph of force and army over civilian,portraying itself completely unaware of the consequences of assigning excessive powers to the military in pakistan or bangladesh.
On top of it all,the prime minister of a democratic state has the full right to dismiss any army chief & when it comes to nepal,Prachanda has got allegations to charge at Katuwal based on the 3 acts of defiance of civilian authority:-
1> the recruitment of 2000 soldiers in feb,against the govt. approval.
2>extension granted to 8 brigadiers without prior consent.
3>pulling the army out of the national games because the maiost too would participate in them.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


The couple of news on which my eyes got stuck today,early in the morning,with a cup of tea in my hand has “literally”got me refreshed as both of the news have been looming on my mind for rest of the day.
One was the effort to nip the adolescent smoking in the bud by making use of the zero period,ie,usually designed for extra curricular classroom activities,and the other was deployment of the civil dressed policemen in the campus to curb ragging(periodically) and drug peddling and other antisocial activities.The programme has found its first footing in New Delhi and Chennai and the latter one in Himachal Pradesh Educational institutions.
The recognition of the problems and endeavour to mend it reaching into the core of the menace must earn some applause for the law enforcing agencies,the ministers,public health foundations etc.Taking liquor,drugs,smoking seems possible to be brought under control for the teenagers as this evil practice starts hardly from class VI or VII due to an urge to quench their curiosity.So if at the onset of such thinking,teachers can lay the bars in their brains with strong foundations(with everyday session),then such thoughts cannot breach into their mind.But what is more alarming and seems non rectifiable is the ragging.If we analyse the reasons for which the seniors commit such inhuman atrocities on their juniors,we will find it is not them,but the education system which is to be blamed.I vindicate the wrong doers based on the fact that its the materialistic education which has taught them no ethical or moral values.Otherwise students of such elite institutions like IIT could never beat their juniors to death.i can site few of the examples successively happened within one month of 2003 that came into limelight...such as:IIT Delhi expelled five senior students for they were found indulged in ragging of a fresher,who left the college as a dishonourly few days a student of pune Institute quit being compelled by some alike situation & in the same month (august) gruesome incident took place in an engineering college in Jalpaiguri where the victim was admitted to a hospital after being subjected to a night long physical torture (by iron rods and cycle chain)carried out by some drunken seniors on refusal to strip before them. Millions of students of India are not taught the basic philanthropic and moral values.Academic qualification,alone,is of no value.Our education system has completely failed,from hoary past to cultivate good citizens.

Thus this problem is deep rooted as a man’s character starts building up from the nursuries.we know that the whole architecture of the system can not be reformed its better to start the initiatives in our homes to impart a lesson on humanity to our 'today' than to wait for some miracle to happen 'tomorrow'.a healthy start is what needed very badly right now as it is the only persistent solution i can envisage.

However the strict vigil that the government has planned to arm the institutions,now, with may serve the cause for a few while.But still commendable.

Monday, May 18, 2009

party's tussle

unfortunately,the organised,disciplined communist party of india is now barely displaying the rift within them over the issue of party's debacle in the 2009 loksabha election.instead of coming together & facing the charges and submitting themselves to the public grievances (which they have given birth to),the party men are now indulging themselves in the game of passing the ball of blame from one's court to another.will that really help when its the team that has faced the rout?

the major probable reasons of their defeat that the party must not overlook now[atleast] and should go into assessing every nook & cranny of it are:
alienation from masses since 2006 approximately,giving up of the basic ideals of marxism,ousting of somnath chatterjee ,abrupt withdrawl of its support from the list of allies of the UPA(on the civilian nuclear deal issue) without being able to reach out the reason behind this action to the masses successfully,inadequate propagation of the demerits of the nuclear deal,the agony and the harrowing time span with the forward block triggering disunity within the party,party's excesses in nandigram,singur and bullying the population of purulia,medinipur areas by arm powers,on the contrary the poor act of resilience and reluctance of handling some serious matters [like the nano project in singur,claim for gorkhaland in darjeeling,innumerable bandhs and call for illegal road blockades in the state by the oppositions] with brain and brawn togetherly,the brinkmanship of karat etc.they failed in gaining the popular support (as is evident from the very recent polls outcome) because they deployed force to tackle the situation where it was unnecessary and could have been dealt with diplomacy,but in places where the situation demanded ruthless action to mitigate the actions of the oppositions,they and their police kept mum.this evidently displays a 'weak' governance and above all the wrongfully enacted party policies.but now,as the elections are over,what is more dissapointing is,instead of surgical removal of flaws within (after thorough scrutiny),they are now ready with daggers drawn at each other.

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Monday, May 11, 2009


The people in america are simply being hoodwinked by the 80 days acting president obama.the americans are oblivious and are enthralled by the puffery of "yes we can", & "change we can believe in".but obama more or less following the same footmark of marciless butchery set by the former president(george w bush) in afghanistan.obama's war strategy with them (better known as obama's 'surge') is not at all a 'redefinition' or any revolution but is a mere rectification of the vocabulary used in times of bush.the "good war" strategy (against the taliban) is nothing more than a misnomer.

obama's achievement in afghan warfare until now:

1) under obama u.s/north atlantic treaty organisation (NATO) are now relying more on the ground attacks by foreign troops than on the 4-10 times more deadly air strikes,(which according to them,used to take more lives of the civilians).this is the only remarkable change in the execution of afghan war.
as a result of which, the monthly death toll of afghan civilians have lowered.but it has adversely affected the occupation forces whose lethality has increased by leaps and october 2008,91-97 afghan civilians were killed by u.s/nato force whereas on the other hand 19 of the troops were being killed in the battle field.this ratio has changed over time...& the number has declined to 36-38 for the civilians but at the same time has become 28 for the forces in march 2009.[].thus by reducing air strikes foreign forces kill fewer civilians but in turn they fall prey to thir own methodology in such endeavours.

2) the night time raids (especially),by the foreign forces,& the inhuman atrocities & the indiscriminate killings committed by them during such raids ensures the turning of many civilians into a talib with the want of they now prefer to withstand the forces rather than relying on their 'useless' government and be victimised.for e.g.,on 24january,2009 raid in Laghman in which 22 civilians were killed.Ghazi Gul,an intelligence officer, lost his father,mother,brother,cousins,nephew,nieces.on 18th february Gul told chicago tribune,"If we talk about the americans they are my enemies.And if i can, i will hurt them".

3)after series of DRONE attacks, when one hits the target actually,it does never imply the triumph of the troops over militant as the former have alrady killed thousands of innocent afghans and comes the role of the international forces,under whichfake reports and distorted facts are is reported many times that some number of militants are killed while the fact is they were not the militants but civilians.
thus obama's government is probably giving birth to new generations of talibans in huge numbers...which is more dangerous as the are not tagged by any extrimist label and so cannot be identified easily.they remain admixed into the general crowd (for the loss of their homeground),with exceptional ideas of revenge belied in their mind & soul.

obama's futile efforts:

his persuasionfor european troops and monies has failed miserably in Strasbourg where the recent NATO meetings took place.because europeans cannot envisage any threats from the talibans and so consider this to be exclusively america's affair.

in august,2008 when 12 french soldiers were killed,two-third of french citizens opposed to any french involvement in the afghan conflict.[source: BBC news,19 august,2008].after being alienated from these supports,u.s is left with only 21000 troops combating the talibans,which means nothing in a country where experts estimate that 500000 foreign troops would be necessary for a meaningful battle.

therefore,are the officials in u.s pushing their troops to the fate of fatality,knowingly or unknowingly?are they preparing grounds prone to the more future talibani attacks?what will america gain when the world will turn out to be a hell?

Friday, May 8, 2009

sufferings at the hands of "more to learn" poly-tricks...

what else do we expect from our citizens,who are witnessing repeated or often verbal assault made by the leaders on their opposition parties,other than hurling shoes and slippers at those leaders?what the students will learn if their teachers misbehave infront of them?leaders are the one who are suppose to set norms to raise his countrymen's mental faculties and bring out the best from within them.but here in india those partymen,who goes completely morally deteriorated,especially during the high times of election,use abusive languages,harsh criticism to tarnish their antagonists and those words are staged in the front page,in bold and italics in our daily nationals.children who are motivated by their parents to read newspapers daily in the morning are thus constantly at the threat of cultural degradation.the way kalyan banarjee has recently spewed venom (as is evident from the various excerpts from newspapers) on our C.M Buddhadeb bhattacharjee---the high office holder of the state and has got a severe reply from biman bose which is as vulgar and derogatory as the previous one add couple of more examples to the list of dirty politics.leading politicians like advani,lalu,modi,rahul (& priyanka)and others beside this game of gimmick,unhesitatingly claim for a 'better tomorrow',a healthy india with their 'sarba siksha abhijan' which i think,they must immediately start at their homes (as charity begins at home only) or else should get themselves prepared for more shoes and chappals to be flung at them,symbolising their very owm "Bharat Nirman".will that be more vulgar?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mangalore incident raising questions........

INDIA----A country of southern Asia covering most of the Indian subcontinent. Aryans from the northwest invaded c. 1500 BC, pushing Dravidian and other peoples to the south. Most of India was unified by the emperor Asoka in the 3rd century BC. It experienced a golden age in the 4th and 5th centuries AD before being invaded c. 1000 by Muslims and later by the Mongol conqueror Baber, who established the Mogul empire (1526–1857). Various European powers established trading posts in the 16th and 17th centuries, with the British assuming authority over India in 1857. In the 20th century, India gained its independence from Great Britain (1947) following a campaign of civil disobedience led by the pacifist Mohandas Gandhi. Its concomitant partition into the separate countries of India and Pakistan resulted in a tumultuous migration of Muslims to Pakistan and Hindus and Sikhs to India in which approximately one million people died. New Delhi is the capital and Mumbai (Bombay) the largest city. Population: 1,130,000,000.

India is the world's second most populous nation (after China). Its ethnic composition is complex, but two major strains predominate: the Aryan, in the north, and the Dravidian, in the south. India is a land of great cultural diversity, as is evidenced by the enormous number of different languages spoken throughout the country. Although Hindi (spoken in the north) and English (the language of politics and commerce) are used officially, more than 1,500 languages and dialects are spoken. The Indian constitution recognizes 15 regional languages (Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu). Ten of the major states of India are generally organized along linguistic lines.

Although the constitution forbids the practice of “untouchability,” and legislation has been used to reserve quotas for former untouchables (and also for tribal peoples) in the legislatures, in education, and in the public services, the caste system continues to be influential. About 80% of ,the population is Hindu, and 14% is Muslim. Other significant religions include Christians, Sikhs and Buddhists. There is no state religion. The holy cities of India attract pilgrims from throughout the East: Varanasi (formerly Benares), Allahabad, Puri, and Nashik are religious centers for the Hindus; Amritsar is the holy city of the Sikhs; and Satrunjaya Hill near Palitana is sacred to the Jains.

therefore, among all these varied cultures that have evolved from course of time,as is evident from the above facts and figures,its very hard for a common man to point to a specific ethnic group which can solely represent indian culture as a whole.thus the man is left with a gloomy and blank-confused picture of his indian culture.

what any common man can conclude from the above details is that Indian culture may be regarded as an amalgamated form of all the cultures that indians have inherited from their fore is something that one can sense from within and not something that is being grinded into him.after going through a brief history of india,one gets filled with feelings of awe and some mixed emotions.these emotions ultimately give rise to a sense of patronage and respect for the the endeavour to show respect to our heritage,we develop certain principles for ourselves that do not bind upon any other person.these principles or set of rules that we practice on our sweetwill is what i call -----'my culture'.

jan.24 mangalore incident must have urged many to raise questions regarding indian culture....

does indian culture put some bar on clothing?does it produce the yardstick to measure 'decent' and 'indecent ' mannerism?does it restrict women from enjoying their life in their way?how much does our culture allow us to do?does our indian culture and sentiment get violated if we take alcohol,hang out in pubs,nurture mallculture,move our feet in western tune,or roam about with our girlfriends hand in hand?is it our responsibility to ensure that every indians should abide by the norms set by our age old culture?if yes, then what are those values...norms...rules....or watevr we may call it?

answers to all these questions lie deep within all of us.

westernisation is what india like developing countries are now going through.time is becoming more precious day by day.with such hectic schedules people look up to the weekends for a span of relaxation and recreation.few of them go to pubs.shed off their burdens amidst the noises and clatters....while few sit back on their couch at home and watch movies....

both of their causes are well few self appointed reformists wake up from their slumber one morning.and find things happening around them is not right--'vulgar' demolishing our culture.send some 'reformers'(those who appears to be goons to other) to drag people (women) back to the dazzled indian culture by the use of brawn.plundering and 'talibanisation' continues for some days.intervention of some political leaders and few responsible ministers like renuka chowdhury draw a ceasefire....and things go under veils of some poor knowledge,misunderstandigs,irrational activities and misinterpretaions of facts leaving behind a handful of youths with another handful of questions.

but these can never be the i have told earlier ... our citizens are old enough.mature citizens those who are aware of indian history,who are willing to show respect to the country will always perform according to their own set of rules to safeguard their culture,whether any one ask them to or not.'limit' is a relative term.our citizens will set their own limit coz they have their full fundamental right to do so.but people who use violence or carry on propaganda,acting as social goondas and committing all unsocial activities,beating up ladies are actually the one who are demolishing our culture. they must remember tht hindu culture where durga is reverred as goddess,bestow them with no such right to insult women 'on street'.

to make people aware of indian heritage is a good cause.but that should never be carried out publicly,under any political banner,by means of violence....and people those who do such things must remember that our say always remain unheeded if we use arms to make them listen and can never reach out to the persons we are trying to.

to me culture is a word that individuals must respect and perform according to it as far as possible...