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A few weeks back I have written a couple of articles on my strong secular feelings but that wasnt political at all. But that doesnt mean that I have no political opinions at all. I am a strong anti-communist. I strongly believe communism is such an obselete idea which tries to solve the problems of the modern world based on the rules some guy wrote in the 18th century. When those rules fail to apply properly on the modern day world they simply make some noisy stunts to pretend they havent lost their importance. Locking out industries that are running well and discouraging the investors moving to our land are a few of these stunts. They are all bourgeois establishments  for them. And if anybody says a word against these stunts, they are bourgeois and petty bourgeois again.

The most hated word in their dictionary is “foreign”. The foreign countries are all wicked for them..err not all..there is Cuba, North Korea and may be China. Russians are no more in the list,Gorbachev ruined it all. Now they want us to wait untill N. Korea or Cuba is good enough to make investements in our land and till then no development is allowed at all. Well how can China be in the list. They are communists only in a political sense. When it comes to economy, there is no more communism. Well whatever they call it, it looks like capitalism for me. Oops…capitalism…thats the most forbidden word in this world. You ever say that again then you are a bourgeois.

Looking back in the history can anybody point out an example for a communist nation that has progressed to a developed nation. There is none. Take the example of Korea. The same land was split into North and South halves by the 38th parallel. Just compare the economic status of the communist north and the capitalist south. Look at China. When on did China start to progress, from the moment they threw away communism from their economy. I should accept that as a political system communism helped China as they always had a stable government. That will be good as long as the people are ignorant about the term we call “democracy”.  So my dear communist friend, tell me whats your opinion about democracy is,enlighten us. I know you cant say an answer. You need to take permission from your party to answer a simple question or express your personal feelings. You are not allowed to think, they think for you. You are their workhorse.

Mr.Communist: Well Mr. Bourgeois ,there is no democracy.There is only the party. There is no court,there is only the polit bureau.And there is no god,there is only Marx and Lenin.

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Yesterday was the annual budget day in India and was the first after the general elections. The budget summoned mixed responeses, but altogether it was widely called the common man’s budget. But I call it a budget designed exclusively for me. I was planning to buy a cell phone and an LCD TV and whoa, the budget reduced the price of both of them. A bit childish to hear right,I am sorry, but I have to share my happiness with someone no?

Both the above mentioned appliances were very urgent at home. One fine morning the TV I was using just blew up. When I say blew up,dont get the impression that it exploded with a big bang. It simply went blank. So I better say my TV is now on a blackout. Still on putting the settings to highest values of brightness and contrast we still can see some picture.But the problem is everyone in the cast need to be caucassians. The blacks get too much of camouflague..oh I miss Will Smith..Good that the football is white, so Arjun can atleast see the ball moving on the field.

Now the cell phone, I am still using a Nokia 1100..still remember guys..hmm now we who use it have become a rare species ..To count there is me, Nandu, PS and Binu sir…he he. My mom really hates me still using it and keeps on asking me “Cant u buy a better one for god’s sake”…All these days I have been telling her no its fine with this one.Now I think I am starting to think differently.May be I shud go for a new one. But the one big problem with me is that when I think of buying something only the most expensive catches my heart. This time its the Nokia 5800 Music express. I think thats gonna burn a hole in my pocket with atleast a 20K. Hmmm. Yeah there is still deficit in the fund but its fine..the deficit is as small as 20K. But even with a 5800 I am not gonna throw the old 1100. I will need that whenever I am on a long trip. Noone beats 1100 when it comes to the battery life.

Anyway the priority number one is the TV. I am planning to buy a samsung LCD TV. Hey there is no way I can go for 32″…May be a 22″ or a 26″. There are 26″ models which are affordable but I need the connectivity specs and contrast ratio more than the size. I need a USB connectivity and atleast a 1:30000 dynamic contrast ratio. HDMI comes with every model nowadays. If its a 22″ I will be going for Samsung 22B480. Seems like a decent model. And I think I can adjust with a 22″..Afterall I was watching TV on a 21″ CRT till yesterday.

Is India a Hindu Nation???

Posted: May 9, 2009 in India
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After reading my previous posts do you think I will ever say an aye for that statement. I still say India is a secular nation,doesnt matter what those “others” say about it. I take a small news piece from Express India.Here is what the RSS think about the above mentioned thing.

The RSS said at Jaipur that Hindutva is the “identity” of the country and asked the people to be proud of it.

“Our identity is Hindutva and the people should be proud of it. The society should work for removal of evils and the welfare of the country,” RSS chief Mohan Rao Bhagwat said while addressing volunteers at a gathering in Jaipur. “India is a Hindu nation, which is an eternal fact,” he claimed.

Bhagwat said shaping the present “modern” society along the lines of traditional Hindu culture and traditions will be the ideal route to social welfare.

He said the RSS wants to make people “responsible, and dedicated” towards the nation, which, according to him, was above all.

“Creating a well-cultured society is our aim and not contesting elections or winning seats,” Bhagwat said.And there ends the news.

Oh my god, did you read the last line..they have no political intentions..god I am laughing out my intestines. Its really sad that people on top of such widely known groups spitting out such irresponsible comments. Isn’t this a clear challenge against the constitution of India. Or cant we call that a mean exploitation of our Right to freedom of expression. In that case, this kind of freedom has to be curbed taking into mind how its gonna inject the poison of religious hatred into the veins of our youth.

This grows a feeling that India is just the land of Hindus and those who are not Hindus are not Indians. I remember a man who had similar thoughts about his own race. He died some 64 years back, but by that time he passed on those thoughts to hundreds of thousands of people. And as a result millions died. Remember Mr. Adolf Hitler? Please dont let more of his kind breed amongst us. Once India loses those pillars its made on, India is no more historic..it will become “history” instead.

Corporal punishment is a crime

Posted: May 5, 2009 in India
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Teaching is a noble profession and teachers are the ones to be respected more than even or parents. But that doesnt give teachers the right to physically abuse the children.Yes I am talking about the ever hot controversey – corporal punishment. Corporal punishment is a crime, its child abuse. Its a barbarian way to bring on discipline and anyone resorting to such acts should be tried under criminal procedures.

What prompted me to pen this was the recent unfortunate incident with Shanno Khan a 11 year old Delhi school girl, who never survived the kind of punishment she got from her teacher. She was beaten and then made to stand on hot sun for over 2 hours…this is way off the limits. And yet there has been no action against the teacher responsible. I swear if that happened to my girl, I would never have waited for the government to take an action. Its the parents who suffered.Their daughter is no more,why,she failed to do her homeworks.Ayub Khan, Shanno’s father, breaks down while relating Shanno’s last words to her mother: “I never want to go to school again”. Shanno died the next day after the incident while she was in a coma, on April 17.

Its so sad to hear that its practiced the most in our nation.According to a 2007 joint study by UNICEF, Save the Children and the Indian government, 65% of school-going children have faced corporal punishment in India.Still calling us civilized.During the inquiry, the principal and the other teachers backed the accused teacher’s claim that she did not force Shanno to stand in the sun. So what are they trying to tell, the girl herself opted to stand in the scroaching sun alone for over two hours untill she finally fainted.

So do you think the problem is that we are not having a law against it. Well, then please listen to the current status of the law. India’s Right to Education bill, which guarantees universal education and bans corporal punishment from schools, has been waiting to become a full-fledged law for more than a decade. The Supreme Court ordered a ban on corporal punishment in 2000. But enforcement is weak and it has been implemented in only 17 of 28 states. According to the 2007 report, Delhi was one of four states in India where corporal punishment is most common.

So who is finally the culprit. Dont tell me the answer. Tell it to Mr. Ayub Khan and his wife, because they are the ones who lost their child. Being a waiter without no regular job, we have to see if justice will be served to him. If that doesn’t happen, then the land of snake charmers will be called the land of baby killers one day…

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:

JUSTICE, social, economic and political;
LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
EQUALITY of status and of opportunity;
and to promote among them all
FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

That what you just read is the preamble of Indian constitution and it clearly stress on the word “SECULAR”.It is that secularism that bound India together despite of hosting a number of religions like no other place in the world. That makes my nation different and that makes me proud of my nation. And its that lack of secular feeling in the minds of Indians that lead to terrorism and its the same problem that lead to unfortunate events like the Babari Mazjid issue.

It become worse when religion gets mixed up with politics. Political parties twist and bend this for their own good.All they need is vote.I dont believe it was all the hindus who needed Babri mazjid to be razed to rubbles.Nor I believe all muslims in India want a seperate nation. Its the voice of a few which is being blown up by the media and the politicians. I still cant find the logic is seperating people based on the religion.Isnt it as primitive as the racial descrimination in the west.It is.We are civilized,we are educated,we are free thinkers.

Our system grants us full permission to think and speak freely, which is beyond something u can dream in many other countries.But never misuse that freedom to stage hate speeches.Let it be against the hindus or muslims or sikhs or christians, that should never come out of educated minds. Any offense to the secular nature of our country is nothing less than terrorism. When you hate any Indian, you are really hating India,because India is just a name for the place where all the Indians live. The moment you realize that fact you can see the real picture.

If you really believe you are a good Indian, and want to help towards this cause, please correct the others whenever you find them going in the other path.If you have an experience to share please do that here. May be you are a hindu or a muslim or whatever they call you, but remember above all that you are an Indian. Religion was introduced to put some order in our life and defenitely not as a reason to kill each other