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Kashmir, the next IT Hub?

Its a clear and undeniable fact that dissidence can be stopped only by economic empowerment and not by brute force. You cannot remove dissent by giving “special status” to the area and its people and make them look like not being a part of us. Give Kashmir inclusive growth , inclusive economic and political reforms and very soon we can see them boot the militancy out of their state. I do believe that Kashmir is not talibanised and they don’t want to wage jihad on India. What they want is to live their life like the rest of the Indian populace. Article 370 I guess is surely not the right step forward. What it does, is make them believe that they are not a part of India. And when they are not a part of India, they would obviously retaliate when Indian army camps in their back yard and shove guns on their faces.

Having an army control the dissent is similar to the situation in Sri Lanka. They might have quelled the military resistance by the LTTE, but to be certain that armed resistance does not raise its head again, Sri Lanka has to begin an inclusive political solution. It has to make sure that the Tamils are not treated as second class citizens. Else it wont be long before another Prabhakaran takes up the gun against the government.

Below is an article in dawn which makes a happy reading. Dont be surprised when you read “Indian Administered Kashmir, instead of just Kashmir :-). And yes the Indian media might not have this anywhere because for them Kashmir is news only when terrorists strike or when the the army perpetuates the so called “human rights violations”. Other wise The map of India which the Indian media refers does not have J&K , just like North East does not exist in it.

Original Article : Ebbing violence booms IT in Indian Administered Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Providing sleeping facilities might be seen as good management practice at your average, round-the-clock call centre, but in Indian administered Kashmir it has the advantage of preventing workers getting shot.

Opened in 2004, Access Infrastructure was born of a period of relative peace in a region where at least 47,000 people have been killed since an armed insurgency against Indian rule began 20 years ago.

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May 29, 2009 Posted by | Current Affairs | , , , , | 3 Comments

All hope is not lost yet.

With people like Janardana Swamy, i guess we need not loose hope about the country going to dogs.  An IIT-B alumini and an ex-employee of Sun microsystems did what most of us would shudder to think of. He wuit his high paying job in the Us and returned to India to set things right. He contested the elections on the BJP ticket and won. No, he is not the son of a politician. All the best Mr. Swamy, hope you will be a role model to all youngsters in India.

Original Article : Karnataka’s swades man.

Chitradurga MP Janardana Swamy, who gave up a top Sun Microsystems job in the US to come back to India, wants the country to become so self-reliant that Americans will soon be coming here for a living

Walking to school from Kallihatti, a remote village in the sun-scorched district of Chitradurga, Janardana Swamy dreamed of impossible things.

His father, a school teacher, walked by his side, telling him inspiring stories. Neither had imagined the dimunitive boy would head a two-billion-dollar business one da

Janardana Swamy grew up as a bright student, and went on to study engineering. He did his master’s at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore.

He was recognised as a brilliant worker, and soon after he started working, rose to the position of chief engineer at Sun Micro Systems in the US. But the fairytale didn’t end there.

Earlier this year, he put in his papers and returned to India. He contested elections from Chitradurga and won, much to the surprise of politicians who had written off his chances.

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May 26, 2009 Posted by | Current Affairs | | 8 Comments

An Ancient Indian Secret Society

No, am not getting into a debate on this one, this is new to me and I havent done any research on it yet to be able to talk about it. But it makes interesting read and makes you wonder, a lot of things. Would be great to know if anyone has heard about this and have any links to get more information.

Aritcle Source : The Nine Unknown Men

The Nine Unknown Men

According to occult lore, the Nine Unknown Men are a two millennia-old secret society founded by the Indian Emperor Asoka 273 BC. The legend of The Nine Unknown Men goes back to the time of the Emperor Asoka, who was the grandson of Chandragupta. Ambitious like his ancestor whose achievements he was anxious to complete, he conquered the region of Kalinga which lay between what is now Calcutta and Madras. The Kalingans resisted and lost 100,000 men in the battle. At the sight of this massacre Asoka was overcome and resolved to follow the path of non-violence.

He converted to Buddhism after the massacre, the Emperor founded the society of the Nine to preserve and develop knowledge that would be dangerous to humanity if it fell into the wrong hands. It is said that the Emperor Asoka once aware of the horrors of war, wished to forbid men ever to put their intelligence to evil uses. During his reign natural science, past and present, was vowed to secrecy. Henceforward, and for the next 2,000 years, all researches, ranging from the structure of matter to the techniques employed in collective psychology, were to be hidden behind the mystical mask of a people commonly believed to be exclusively concerned with ecstasy and supernatural phenomena. Asoka founded the most powerful secret society on earth: that of the Nine Unknown Men.

One can imagine the extraordinary importance of secret knowledge in the hands of nine men benefiting directly from experiments, studies and documents accumulated over a period of more than 2,000 years. What can have been the aim of these men? Not to allow methods of destruction to fall into the hands of unqualified persons and to pursue knowledge which would benefit mankind. Their numbers would be renewed by co-option, so as to preserve the secrecy of techniques handed down from ancient times.

Each of the Nine is supposedly responsible for guarding and improving a single book. These books each deal with a different branch of potentially hazardous knowledge. Traditionally, the books are said to cover the following subjects:

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May 25, 2009 Posted by | Historical Statement | , , , | 165 Comments

Akbar – The not so great.

We love to gloat about the great king Akbar, but are we sure that what we have studied in our “History” books is actually the truth or is it just a Story. I am a firm believer that history is written by the victors, so what we read most of the time as history surely has been tweaked in such a way as to promote some one or some ideology. Indian history is one of the best example of it.(ever heared of the Aryan Invasion Theory )

It has been agreed upon that Akbar was far more humane in his dealings with hindus, than the other Mughal rulers and other Islamic rulers in India. But when you read through the article you would be left wondering…. If this his how a “just” and “good” ruler treated hindus, what would be the state of affairs when the barbaric ones like Aurangzeb, were at the helm.

Below is the excerpts from an article about the not so great Akbar. Is shows the other side of history as it is taught in Indian schools.

Original Article : Akbar, The Great – A Tyrannical Monarch

History of India has witnessed innumerable invasions by hoards of armed marauders coming in from the west, perhaps attracted to the riches and wealth India then possessed. Apart from looting of wealth and destruction of property, the ‘aliens’ who remained, who committed grave atrocities against the local populace, and themselves, wallowing in immoral and unethical behaviour; except for one, it is said, Akbar.

Akbar’s Ancestors
Humayun, the son of Babar, was even more degenerate and cruel than his father. After repeated battles, Humayum captured his elder brother Kamran and subjected the latter to brutal torture. A detailed account is left by Humayun’s servant Jauhar and is quoted by Smith (p.20), which says, ” .. (Humayun) had little concerns for his brother’s sufferings .. One of the men was sitting on Kamran’s knees. He was pulled out of the tent and a lancet was thrust into his eyes .. Some lemon juice and salt was put into his eyes .. After sometime he was put on horseback.” One can imagine the cruelty and torture that Humayun was capable of inflicting on others when he subjected to his own brother to such atrocities. Humayun was also a slave to opium habit, engaged in excessive alcohol consumption and a lecherous degenarate when it came to women (Shelat, p.27). He is also known to have married a 14 year old Hamida Begum by force.

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May 22, 2009 Posted by | Historical Statement | , , , , | 9 Comments

Who falls if India rises? – Tarun Vijay

Who falls if India rises?

If Team Rahul gets so much support— and with radiant faces like Jyotiraditya, Sachin and Jitendra Singh — it is able to deliver in national interest, should we remain adamant and say: Hey, you are bad till you join our party? They are Indians and have been voted to power by an Indian electorate.

Think what India needed at a time when external securitywas under strain and internally terrorism of various varieties continued unabated. Recession has put off lights in a hundred million homes and diplomacy has to show its best with confidence when China makes ADB stop an aid to Arunachal, Tamils are severely brutalized and Swat remains a difficult zone for Delhi, though Kathmandu has given signs of relief, which needs further restrengthening of the non-violent democratic forces.

We wanted a stable government, led by a party with a national outlook, which is necessarily free in taking decisions and without any dependence on the Left and other fringe elements. And an opposition that’s pan-national in its policies, and strong enough to stop any wrong by the treasury benches.
We got it.
Should it make us sad, unhappy and remorseful?

In any case the young, vibrant faces we see peopling parliament, with less caste consciousness and stronger on the merit lines, will do better than their predecessors and please don’t count if they make mistakes-they will shine even if they make some, which are bound to be there in the land of ‘angels’ who have nothing else to do except criticize and belittle others.

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May 22, 2009 Posted by | Current Affairs | | 2 Comments

Is Congress stealing the thunder from the BJP.

The Congress seems to be doing an image make over as a young and dignified party, endearing itself to the urban crowd, while carrying its old image as a party of the rural masses with equal ease.

  1. Looks like the number of young leaders in congress is on the rise, with the help of Rahul Gandhi, and he seems to be inclined to add more young guns to the team. Contrast this with BJP, which does not have many young leaders to boast of, at the national level. This seems to be a very importnat issue considering that the average age of the  Indian populace is what were term as young.
  2. It is not a secret that the congress sounded more dignified during the mud slinging match between the “weak” PM and the “strong”  Advani (add a pinch of Modi, Rahul and Priyanka to spice it up). After the end of it, it looks like it was the BJP which lost ground because of the episode.
  3. Most of the cities have voted for the Congress or its allies, which until recently have been BJP strong holds. That clearly indicates that the middle class, educated, urban voters are getting pulled towards the congress.
  4. It is a fact that the congress looks better in the media, be it visual or print. BJP spokespersons might be great people with excellent qualification and reputation, but they are not able to create an image in the minds of people which will remove the bad publicity that it has been getting all these years.  But got to admit that the BJP did look dignified in defeat and did not act like a child who just lost a race at the  sports meet.

So the question that I am pondering upon is wether the BJP loosing its shine to the congress? Will it fade into oblivion in the near future?

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Current Affairs | , , | 13 Comments

Church claims credit for Congress crown

For anyone who feels that the church in India does not have any poilitcal ambitions, here is a shocker. But for many of us, its not a surprise at all, just that they have admitted  to it in public. The church is claiming credit for the UDF win in Kerala. With this I think their next target would be India as a whole. The Hindu temples are being taken over by the government and the government inturn is taken over by the Church. Wow thats a nice way to take control of a country.

What i dont understand is that when Hindu religious sadhus/priests ask for people to support a party that party is termed as “communal”, whille the church and the mullahs  asks for people to support  someone the party automatically becomes “secular”.

But we got to hand it to them, when the church or the mullahs urge their community to vote for a party, the whole community votes enmass for that party. When a hindu religious head asks for the same he is branded communal by his own people and they vote for a “secular” party which anyway is getting “minority” votes courtesy the church and the mullah’s

All you “secular” people, this post is dedicated to you. And also to those people who think that religion is a personal choice and it has got nothing to do with the government in a democracy. So much for democracy and secularism.

Thiruvananthapuram: The Left is yet to come to terms with its humiliating defeat in Kerala. If the CPI(M) politburo wants any answers, the Catholic Church has it. Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Conference, which openly campaigned for the Congress in the run-up to the elections, claims it is their victory.

“This is an answer to those who said the faithful would not follow the advice of priests and bishops in political affairs. The Church has worked that hard against the LDF government,” said Dr Stephen Alathara, spokesmen of KCBC, the apex body of Catholic bishops in Kerala.

A pastoral letter by the KCBC, read out amid Sunday Mass in Kerala’s churches a fortnight ahead of the polls, exhorted the flock to steer clear of the CPI(M) and the BJP, a negligible presence in the bipolar state. “Constitutional crises are frequent nowadays. The violations of minority rights in education sector should be assessed in this context.”

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May 20, 2009 Posted by | 'Vatican'ization | , , | 12 Comments

‘Unconditional” Support’s doing rounds.

Ok here they come with their ‘unconditional’ supports. Dont they realise that the people have asked them to sit in the opposition and to not look around for alternative ways of making money.  Anyway am atleast happy to see that they will not have the government on hot coals.

The funnest part is the turn around time from being anti-something to pro-something. During the elections they snub congress thinking that they will win on their own and when they dont, they just go back to that party wagging their tails as tough nothing ever happened, hoping to get a cabinet berth.

Nice to see them and many other opportunists loose heavily.

SP and the RJD
With their vote tally having plummeted, former UPA allies Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Samajwadi Party (SP) on Monday sounded chastened as they offered the new United Progressive Alliance government their unconditional support and said they were not interested in being part of the new ministry.

Mayawati
UP Chief Minister Mayawati’s BSP, which was part of the Third Front in the Lok Sabha elections, on Tuesday announced unconditional outside support of its 21 MPs to the Congress-led UPA government.

May 19, 2009 Posted by | Current Affairs | , , | Leave a comment

Election Postmortem.

The Election festival is over and the results announced.  I might not be very happy about the outcome :-), but Congratulations to the congress for such a spectacular win.

There are a few quite notable things in this election which stood out.

The mood of the people for a national party is probably the best thing that happened in this election. Almost all the smaller, opportunistic parties which were mostly running as family business, have been shown their place. Yes  not all have been drubbed yet and I hope that they will be shown the door in the next election and we will get to see less of these parties at the Lok Sabha level.  I guess the most ideal situation would be to have these regional parties win the assembly elections  and the national parties win the Lok Sabha.

Thank god that we have been saved the nuisance of these small parties thumping their chest and asking for the larger piece of the pie. Thank god we wont have to see parites with just a couple of MP’s threaten to bring down a government because their cup of tea did not have the righ amount of sugar (well they are capable of it). Noe they can all go back to their respective states and lick ther wounds and may be get on with their work, like builng their own statues.

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May 18, 2009 Posted by | Current Affairs | , , , , | 6 Comments

My Country and My Views

I would like to know your thoughts on whether India is really on the track to become a super power in the near future? Below are my thoughts on why we might actually NOT become a super power soon, UNLESS we make an effort to root out the basic problems our society and country has. Do comment.

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India will be a super power in the next 15 years, they say, but will it really? With growing insecurity, casteism , crime against women, poverty and the complete apathy towards the public by  the political class, are we really going to be a super power? If a nation has to be called  a super power, the people of the nation have to be empowered , and have to be provided atleast the basic needs and security. The way our government and politicians work, do not give confidence to me. But then we also need to think, whether we as a society are ready to take the nation ahead in its path to become a super power. Again the confidence is not very strong. Let me give you a few examples.

With the caste system so prevalent in our country, we are not able to think forward without the blinders of caste put onto our eyes. The politicos are more hell bent on treating them as vote bank, rather than eradicating it. People are still considered untouchables here. People are still not allowed into temples. The so called lower castes are not allowed to drink water from the village wells.   We have entire villages being burnt down and people killed in the name of caste. Are we really going to be a super power

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May 15, 2009 Posted by | Current Affairs, Free Speech & Thought | , , , | 3 Comments