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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

Is Dubai really to be blamed?

This is in response to many people who read Johann Hari’s article and have come out all guns blazing, to condemn Dubai. I have no love for dubai, but I do have a little respect for many things good in Dubai. Yes there are a lot of things that are worng there but is there any country which can claim to be the earths paradise?

I really dont think that Dubai is to take the complete blame.

“The thing you have to understand about Dubai is – nothing is what it seems,” Karen says at last. “Nothing. This isn’t a city, it’s a con-job. They lure you in telling you it’s one thing – a modern kind of place – but beneath the surface it’s a medieval dictatorship.”

The best joke in the article is about a canadian by name Karen who comes to Dubai along with her Husband for a “Better Life”
Karen and hubby come to Dubai for a better life, her husband screws up all the money and gets into debt an is jailed. Karen laments about the fact that her husband has been jailed for not following the country’s law!! Nice joke. what should the government do? pay off her bills and get her a room at the Burj Al Arab??

How may people who are up in arms against dubai have been there? I have been there a couple of times, and i was surprised, that people who were bedouins until a few decades ago are living, a lifestyle that we in india can think about only in terms of a distant future. (Like during the Star Wars?)
And dont talk about oil please, Dubai does not have oil exports.

Do you think that the Dubai government bribes workers to come to dubai and work, people go there of their own will. If we Indians were good enough why would our countrymen go to Dubai to find work? We are only famous for casteism, corruption, zero social security to women and for many other wrong reasons.
Dubai has made huge progress, very huge, we have to accept that. There is very little, if not nil, corruption. Legal cases are often given a fair trial even if it involves a Emrati, while the richand famous in India can bribe their way out of any case. Hell, we can be out and enjoying life even if we kill 3000 sikhs. all it takes is some moolah and some Nehru/Gandhi family blessings.

A women has roam around in Dubai in any decent clothing (Decent by western standards, not Islamic as you think) at any time of the day without fear, there is social security. In India a women cant move more than a couple of feet without being subjected to some kind of discrimination. Cat calls, teasing, snide remarks, a touch , a pat on the back. Looks like the Inidna male psyche gets a kick out of such things

Yes they prefer Emratis more than the others and the Emratis are given better and preferrential treatment.Well did you expect them to get second rate treatment?? its their country for Gods sake and they are in minority. We all agree that minorities have to be given “special treatment” like we have been doing the last 60  years, dont we?  So if people dont like it why dont they get out of there? No they wont do it, they get paid well.

If you take the Big Bus Tour of Dubai … you are fed the propaganda-vision of how this happened. “Dubai’s motto is ‘Open doors, open minds’,” the tour guide tells you in … “Here you are free. To purchase fabrics,” he adds. As you pass each new monumental building, he tells you: “The World Trade Centre was built by His Highness…” But this is a lie. The sheikh did not build this city. It was built by slaves. They are building it now.

Huh!!! When you build your house, do you go about saying you built it, or the workers built it?? Next time instead of saying ” I am gonna build a house” Try saying ” The workers are gonna build a house and I am just gonna stay there, thats all”.
The funny thing in India is that the politicos brag about the same thing, but the only thing they have built is a large number of castles in Air. When a politician can take credit for something they havent done, when he/she takes credit for the completion of a project whose file is still languishing in some government office gathering dust, why cant the king there say that he built Dubai, atleast he really has built it, not like our politicos.

And yes during Ramadan people are not allowed to eat in public, they are very strict about it. But nothing stops non muslims from eating inside their hoome or behind drapes in a hotel. They wont do it, but have to crib about not being able to eat outside in full public glory. Well its a islamic emirate for gods sake, not a democracy, So try being a little careful about Islamic culture, and what the hell is so compelling about eating in full public view?

All countries have their problems so does theirs, let them handle it while you please try to set right the wrongs in your country, not theirs. And If you are a resident of Dubai and dont like the way of life there, GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE and dont just crib about it.

April 24, 2009 Posted by | Free Speech & Thought, General Thoughts., My Views - My Ramble's | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sanjay Dutt – Another exploited Muslim???

How does the Media define a communal speech?? I am guessing that the rules would be something similar to below.

  • When a Hindu says something against the minorities it is communal speech(anything that does not closely match to “Minority Zindabad” has to be termed communal).
  • Some one else says something wrong about the whole system of the country, which in turn will squarely lay the blame on a hindu majority India, citing his minority tag has to be labled as secular.

Varun Gandhi gets targeted for his speech , sent to jail and is ridiculed by the whole media and the so called secularists. He is asked by his christian cousin to read the Gita. He is considered to be a grave threat to India’s secularism and the Politicos fall head over heels to spew venom on him.

Ok the speech was probably uncalled for , he should have stopped at cutting the hands of the anti nationals and not get into the minority religion  in general. All said and done, he is doing the same thing that the other ‘secular’ parties doing, just that he is supporting the Hindus.

We are a country where the sikhs are butchered and not a single person who is the main culprit gets arrested, while we crush a 29 year old for hate speech. Does he have a previous history of violence or aggresion against minorities? NO? Yet he is almost taken to the gallows for hate speech against minorities.

Now lets look at a very “Secular Leader” Sanjay Dutt.

‘Meri maa Musalman thi isiliye mera utpeedan kiya gaya…isiliye mujh par TADA lagaya gaya tha (since my mother was a Muslim, I was exploited. That was the reason why TADA was slapped on me),’

An “Actor” who lived under the warmth of the love of millions of his fans most of whom were hindus. He screwed up his life and career many times and still the people welcomed him back , again most of them hindus. After all the love he has got from this land, he says he is exploited because he was a muslim. If there was such an exploitation why in the world he would have been such a famous actor, in hindu majority India? His mother was exploited because she was a muslim? Oh come on, she was probably a more loved actor than himself,  again in Hindu majority India.

If he really was exploited why did he not come out in the open when he was enjoying the lavish life that was accorded to him because of the people of India? How is it that he remembers these exploitation when he comes on a dias of a “secular party” like SP and that too during the elections? Well its anybody’s guess.

And talking about being exploited because of his religion, does he remember TADA was slapped in him for the posession of AK47? Not a licensed pistol or a rifle, but AK47, when at that time it was available only with the Army or with Terrorists. He was not in the army for sure.

Who gave it to him  and what was he doing with it? Scratching his back??

Doing gandhigiri in movies does not qualify you as a respected man Mr. Dutt, really not.

April 23, 2009 Posted by | Free Speech & Thought, General Thoughts. | , , , , | 18 Comments

GOD LIVES UNDER THE BED

This has got nothing to do with anything else thats in this blog, I got it as a forward and its such a good read that I had to put it up here.

I envy Kevin. My brother Kevin thinks God lives under his bed. At least that’s what I heard him say one night.
He was praying out loud in his dark bedroom, and I stopped to listen, ‘Are you there, God?’ he said. ‘Where are you? Oh, I see. Under the bed…’
I giggled softly and tiptoed off to my own room. Kevin’s unique perspectives are often a source of amusement. But that night something else lingered long after the humor. I realized for the first time the very different world Kevin lives in.
He was born 30 years ago, mentally disabled as a result of difficulties during labor. Apart from his size (he’s 6-foot-2), there are few ways in which he is an adult. He reasons and communicates with the capabilities of a 7-year-old, and he always will. He will probably always believe that God lives under his bed, that Santa Claus is the one who fills the space under our tree every Christmas and that airplanes stay up in the sky because angels carry them.
I remember wondering if Kevin realizes he is different. Is he ever dissatisfied with his monotonous life?
Up before dawn each day, off to work at a workshop for the disabled, home to walk our cocker spaniel, return to eat his favorite macaroni-and-cheese for dinner, and later to bed.  The only variation in the entire scheme is laundry, when he hovers excitedly over the washing machine like a mother with her newborn child.He does not seem dissatisfied.
He lopes out to the bus every morning at 7:05, eager for a day of simple work.He wrings his hands excitedly while the water boils on the stove before dinner, and he stays up late twice a week to gather our dirty laundry for his next day’s laundry chores.
And Saturdays-oh, the bliss of Saturdays! That’s the day my Dad takes Kevin to the airport to have a soft drink, watch the planes land, and speculate loudly on the destination of each passenger inside. ‘That one’s goin’ to Chi-car-go! ‘ Kevin shouts as he claps his hands.His anticipation is so great he can hardly sleep on Friday nights.
And so goes his world of daily rituals and weekend field trips.

He doesn’t know what it means to be discontent.His life is simple.He will never know the entanglements of wealth of power, and he does not care what brand of clothing he wears or what kind of food he eats. His needs have always been met, and he never worries that one day they may not be.His hands are diligent. Kevin is never so happy as when he is working. When he unloads the dishwasher or vacuums the carpet, his heart is completely in it.He does not shrink from a job when it is begun, and he does not leave a job until it is finished. But when his tasks are done, Kevin knows how to relax.He is not obsessed with his work or the work of others His heart is pure.
He still believes everyone tells the truth, promises must be kept, and when you are wrong, you apologize instead of argue.
Free from pride and unconcerned with appearances, Kevin is not afraid to cry when he is hurt, angry or sorry. He is always transparent, always sincere. And he trusts God.
Not confined by intellectual reasoning, when he comes to Christ, he comes as a child. Kevin seems to know God – to really be friends with Him in a way that is difficult for an ‘educated’ person to grasp. God seems like his closest companion.
In my moments of doubt and frustrations with my Christianity I envy the security Kevin has in his simple faith. It is then that I am most willing to admit that he has some divine knowledge that rises above my mortal questions
It is then I realize that perhaps he is not the one with the handicap . I am. My obligations, my fear, my pride, my circumstances – they all become disabilities when I do not trust them to God’s care
Who knows if Kevin comprehends things I can never learn? After all, he has spent his whole life in that kind of innocence, praying after dark and soaking up the goodness and love of God.
And one day, when the mysteries of heaven are opened, and we are all amazed at how close God really is to our hearts, I’ll realize that God heard the simple prayers of a boy who believed that God lived under his bed.
Kevin won’t be surprised at all!

February 18, 2009 Posted by | Free Speech & Thought | | Leave a comment

Fatwa against BSP’s ‘Jai Bhim’ slogan

Really no comments from me on this one, just laughs.

JAI HIND!! (oops was that blasphemous?)

A leading Islamic seminary has issued a decree declaring the BSP slogan of ‘Jai Bhim’ as un-Islamic and violative of Shariat.

In the fatwa, the Dar-ul Uloom said that the slogan, invoking Dalit leader Bhimrao Ambedkar, was “against the Islamic law as the religion does not permit such a prayer for anyone except Allah”.

The fatwa was issued by chief Mufti Habibur Rehman, Mufti Mehmood and Mufti Zeulislam on Saturday on a query raised by a medico M Mehraj Khan, seminary sources said.

While the decree has sparked concern in the BSP, especially among its Muslim leaders, a cleric from the seminary Asad Madani who recently joined the party said that the slogan was not a “compulsion” for the party workers. Backing the fatwa, Madani said it was based on Shariat law.

February 13, 2009 Posted by | Current Affairs, Free Speech & Thought | , | 1 Comment

But I did not speak out

Found this poem by chance, but then, I guess it stands true.

This poem was originally written by a Jewish poet to describe Jewish failure to recognize Nazis before it was too late. It was modified by an Indian to describe the designs of Islamic terrorism in the Indian-subcontinent since 1947.

First they came for Punjabi / Sindhi / Bangladeshi non-Muslims

But I did not speak out,
Because I was not a Punjabi / Sindhi / Bangladeshi non-Muslim

Then they came for the Kashmiri non-Muslims
And I did not speak out,
Because I was not a Kashmiri non-Muslim

Then they came for the Jammu / Ladakhi non-Muslims
And I did not speak out,
Because I was not a Jammu / Ladakhi non-Muslim

Then they came for the Assamese non-Muslims
And I did not speak out,
Because I was not a Assamese non-Muslim

Then they came for the West Bengali non-Muslims
And I did not speak out,
Because I was not a West Bengali non-Muslim

Then they came for the Nepali non-Muslims
And I did not speak out,
Because I was not a Nepali non-Muslim

Then they came for me,
And there was no one left to speak out for me.

February 13, 2009 Posted by | Free Speech & Thought | , | Leave a comment

Pub Bharo or Glass Bharo??

Now that the “chaddi andolan” and the “pub bharo andolan” has gained momentum, I was wondering if the same enthusiasm will be there for all the other crimes against women.

My dislike though is for the “pub bharo andolan” by Ms. Renuka Choudary (Union Minister of Women and Child Development) who has urged everyone to fill into the pub on Valentine’s Day.  I have not seen her on TV asking kids to “school bharo”  or any other andolans remotely helping the poor and needy women of India. Then why this overwhelming support for a “pub bharo”?

Let’s get our facts clear, Everyone(save for a few hooligans), in this country condemn the incident that happened in the pub and they condemn it “Left , Right and Center” and will support a protest against such acts. But what most of them can’t relate to is the pub bharo andolan, because they don’t frequent the pubs and don’t associate a pub with their life style. Most of India is poor and have got families to run and money to save for their kids and future needs, than get sloshed in a pub with that money. And that is the real India, a place where pubs doesn’t even come into the radar of the majority of the population.

The only outcome from this seems to be that a few elitists will get their regular quota of booze and some publicity.

I dont see any other reason as to why we have not seen any kind of such andolans by these people when women of the lower strata of the society are targeted by such hooligans every day?  Is it because these hooligans have not interrupted their booze party?  Looks like as long as anyone does not mess with their glass they are blissfully unaware of the plight of women in India, but when some  antisocial group says that they won’t allow women to drink at pubs, the feminists in them stands up (a bit shaky though, because of the booze).

A few questions that remain to be answered are:

  1. Where are they, when women in villages have to walk miles for a pitcher of drinking water?
  2. Where are they, when women in villages have to get up long before sunrise or stay  late after sunset to attend natures calls, because they don’t have a basic toilet?
  3. Where are they when men come home drunk and beat up their wives?
  4. Where are they when there are dowry deaths and dowry related atrocities?
  5. Where are they when the women who actually and truly needs to be liberated is dying under the burden of atrocities?

Ah, I guess I know, they were having their drink.

A protest is required to condemn attacks on women, but “pub bharo” doesn’t hit the target, it will give you a high though. A relay protest in front of the police commissioner’s office until justice prevails would have bought in more support.

Cheers Anyway

February 12, 2009 Posted by | Current Affairs, Free Speech & Thought, My Views - My Ramble's | , , | Leave a comment

Protest against V-Day protesters

Thats a really nice image of a lady protesting against the groups opposing V-Day on expressindia.com  . Way to go lady , we need to show our protest towards the growing hooliganism in our country.vday2

Hopefully this lady would be there in a protest meet to protest against the Mullah’s who ban co-education in madrasas because its against their religion. Also i am guessing she will be there to protest against the people who beat up the pakistani student because she had a tatto on her back. There are a lot more but hope she is there for atleast these two protests.

But wait, who is protesting against all these? Ah got it, We are a secular country.

February 11, 2009 Posted by | Free Speech & Thought, General Thoughts. | Leave a comment

‘Ajmal in good health’

Saw the reports in the media about Ajmal Kasab being alive and in good health.

“Mohammed Ajmal Amir, the lone terrorist to be captured alive during the 26/11 strikes, has completely recovered from his wounds and “is in good health”, a senior crime branch officer told DNA on Wednesday.”

Thank goodness he is alive and in good health. Are you guys giving him his favourite biryani and chicken? And also please provide him with some good designer clothes to wear. He must also be very bored sitting alone in the prison, please take him out on a tour of mumbai.  Also please give him a notepad and a pen so that he can make a note of the important places in mumbai. And after he is finished please post his findings to his Aaka’s in pakistan so that they can plan another attack on mumbai.

And yeah also let him meet the pseudo intellectuals  of india so that they can formulate a plan  and submit a memorandum to the government stating that Ajmal is being tortured because he is from the minority community. And yes may be Arundhati Roy can take him along with her to Kashmir and show him the place that he was fighting for(well thats what she thinks).

You can also increase the taxes in India and use that tax money to build him a good home and buy him some fertile land somewhere in india. He can stay there and start a family. He can also probably given some piece of land to start a terrorist training camp.

This post is not directed to someone , rather anyone. Its just a rant to vent.

February 5, 2009 Posted by | Current Affairs, Free Speech & Thought, My Views - My Ramble's | , | Leave a comment

The etiquette to being a “Secular” Indian.

There are etiquette’s for almost everything from talking on the phone to clearing your bladder at the toilet, so it is imperative that we have an etiquette to be a secular indian.

Here are a few and if incase you can add to these, please do so.

  • First and the foremost, if you see anything mentioning hinduism and hindu, automatically relate it to the rightwing hindutva brigand.Anything related to other religions is considered Secular.
  • If a group of goons threaten an author about bringing disrepute to anyother religion apart from Hinduism call them as “activists”, while goons threatening some one in the name of Hinduism call them “Hooligans”.
  • If a missionary forcefully converts some one to christianity call it as his/her fundamental right to propogate his religion. But if someone tries to “reconvert” them, call them well.you know… rightwing.
  • Make a hell of a noise about the “right wing” beating up girls in mangalore and dont even look at the episode about a pakistani student being beaten up in mumbai.
  • Make a fuss about a hindu marrying the second time when his wife is still alive but defend the constitutional right of a muslim man to marry more than once.
  • Never negate the aryan invasion theory even if you dont know what it is, and whether its right or wrong. Believe in it for the only reason that the “right wing” is against it.
  • Cry your heart out because muslims are not allowed into the mainstream, while any muslim who wanted to make it big in the main stream has done it without any kind of opposition from the majority.
  • Talk about the muslim presecution in the gaza strip, even of you dont know what Hamas did and are doing. Heck you need not even know where Israel and the gaza strip is.
  • Talk about gaza when you dont have a clue about what the kashmiri pandits are going through.
  • Relate every militant attack on the Kashmir issue while you are blissfully unaware of the ulterior motives of the militants.
  • Enter the words “Hindu Talibanisation” into your vocabulary, and use it when ever you can.
  • And yeah believe that Obama is the savior of the world and follow his every move, while you need not have a clue of who the vice president of india is.

February 4, 2009 Posted by | Current Affairs, Free Speech & Thought, General Thoughts., Humour | , | 6 Comments