Saturday, December 14, 2013

Kejriwal.. the greatest threat for Aam Admi Party and the Aam Aadmi itself...

I am an aam aadmi of delhi.... and i feel guilty... I feel guilty since the last 1-2 weeks i have been so disgusted, so angry , so frustrated by the ridiculous and fraudulent actions of a megalomaniac called Arvind Kejriwal that i started criticizing the WHOLE aam aadmi party for it.

It is not fair. Arvind Kejriwal does not OWN the Aam Aadmi Party or brand. That The Aam Aadmi party success is due to a man called Kejriwal is a high octance media fueled theory and in which we are invariably getting dragged.

As of today, i think even a neutral observer would say that the credibility of Aam Admi party is much higher than that of Kejriwal, Shazia Ilmi or his other cohorts such as Kumar Vishwas. All these people appear to have excelled in is criticizing and insulting people whereas the silent heroes are the social activist MLA's of the party on whose strength they won.

THese people won't to work for Delhi but Kejri is resting that on his own megalomaniac whims and fancies. Isn't it time that the secular and nationalist parties expose this to the public.

What about the Akhilesh pati Tripathi who put aside his civil services dream to work for the slums of Lal Bagh and north Delhi and defeated Kanwar Karan Singh.. Does he have a say in the 18 point drama of Kejriwal. What about the advocate Somnath Bharti or the journalist Girl who won against someone who has been winning for more than 50 years at Delhi Cantt... do they have a say in any whims and fancies of Kejriwal and his minions.

The sooner the Aam Admi Party discards people like Kejriwal , Kumar Vishwas who incidentally is known to make communal speeches, Shazia Ilmi etc,. the sooner they can come into mainstream politics and help people.

BJP needs to get out a strong message over the next few days.. first of all it should ask in wonderment if Kejriwal is taking the space soon to be vacated by Sh. Digvijay Singh as Rahul has all but declared him as his Guru. And Kejriwal does seem to be going the DIgvijay Singh route by shouting conspiracy, conspiracy everywhere and blaming everyone for everything.
THe other question they should ask is that is that the Congress wishes to surprise the electorate by positioning Kejriwal as their Prime Ministerial Candidate. If Congress offers unconditional support to AAP and AAP accepts it, frankly anything is possible and BJP has no  problems with it but congress should declare it properly and not leave for last moment. 

The idea is that the congress should realize that they're playing with fire and that it can seriously burn them. If they realize it tacitly in the next 2-3 days and just before the time is up, their man at the centre the LG discards Kejri's Alice in Wonderland wishlist as just time delaying tactics..., the sooner it will be clear to the innocent people of Delhi that all along Kejri was just doing it for entertainment and had no intention to serve the people of Delhi which is the trurh... 
After that it should be made clear to the media that Aam Admi party is not to blame and thank god this happened before AAP went down the dynasty route.  AAP should be asked to discard people like Kejri who are a threat to democracy and a loose cannon. What a scenario it would be if Congress brings the genuine candidates of AAP close to power and then lets them loose it.. all because of Kejri's whims and fancies and egos... this will  expose the game of Mr. Kejriwal in the eyes of the people.

One last thing that needs to be put here is that AAP is a united front is a myth. AAP currently has two power centers... one is the people who are the workers on the ground, who have visited the slums, who come from underpriveleged backgrounds or who understand the problems of the people and the other is the IIT-IIM-Wharton suits who i imagine have no clue on how a water tanker navigates through the colonies of Delhi or how to ensure that Ration is not black marketed. They are blind Kejriwal supporters and the main funders and think that Kejri and his cohorts are above the party and the ones who call the shots. The real revolution is when those in the background call the shots and this NON INDIA based Kejri supporter brigade has to be listen to them.. Only then will the AAM Admi party be aaam !!!

Jai Hind.

Friday, August 09, 2013

What will define secularism now - Wearing Skullcaps or Putting India first

The definition of Secularism


Today, i decided to brush up on my political science and civics lessons. After more than a decade and half i bought out old dusty textbooks and searched for something very important, very precious, which our founding fathers had fought for and which unfortunately today has been reduced to a joke by some.

Yes, it is secularism.  That word which has arguably become the most misused word in India's dictionary, with "politicize" being perhaps a close second.
Here is a look at what the word really means.  The constitution does not really define the term secular. It begins with the preamble:
"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..."

Apparently our founding father's , in their positive vote of confidence for the nation's children felt we would be able to judiciously use the above term , not misuse it and not make a mockery out of it for narrow political gain.
But that was not the case.

Perhaps the closest inference of what the founding fathers and those who interpreted the constitution after them envisaged the term to meet can be understood from the various Articles of the constitution such as Article 25, 26, 29, 30 and various articles an example of which is this

A reading of court judgments mentioned in this article will show that Hindutva, Hinduism and secularism are actually two sides of the same coin. Sadly some people show their ignorance on this issue by  criticizing those who use the word "Hindu Nationalist" as if the person had used a swear word.

What Secularism Does not Mean

From the various definition of secularism, from the intrinsic understanding of secularism, from what any judgment of the Hon'ble Supreme court provides and frankly from the common sense of any right thinking individual, Secularism does NOT mean:
  • That an official representative of the state has to wear a skull cap to express any positive sentiment towards members of any religion and if he doesn't he is likely to possess a negative sentiment.
  • That an official representative of the state cannot declare his religion publicly
  • That an official representative of the state if practices a particular religion and acknowledges the same means that he will be inimical towards members of other religions
Or to put it more simply - Saying that you're a Hindu Nationalist and that too as answer to a specifically put question communal does not make one communal. In fact the people who try to highlight this appear to be the communal ones and with direct proportion to the intensity of their highlighting. Some of these include political leaders as well unfortunately. As a practicing Hindu, i feel this is the beginning of racial and religious discrimination of Hindus by such leaders in my country who are now making it a crime even for someone to proudly proclaim their religion.  

The objection of these leaders stems from an assumption - and that assumption is either due to their own insecurity or may even be an ulterior motive to divide the society further.  In every debate, every news byte they automatically imply that if somebody is vocal about being Hindu or wanting rights for Hindu, he is automatically communal. 

Hypocrisy of Secularists, Commentators, Good Samaritans ?


Never have i seen the evangelists of secularism raise a voice against regressive fatwa's or against those who are against reciting Vande Matram . Why are the secular champions silent on these issues ? Is this not a cause of concern ? 



Self Proclaimed Messiahs of Secularism and their Definition

A message to the Raza Murad's , Shabana Azmi , Amartaya Sen and other expert commentators on someone's suitability as PM. 

As a Hindu i am appalled and at times think of shifting base from India, my motherland. Then i think back and consider that i should raise my voice against these figures whom i consider highly communal. Their definition of secularism itself is communal. Unfortunately the media begins and concludes all debates on secularism without asking the panelist the question -"On what basis do they consider this secularism."

As a Hindu and an Indian citizen, i have to face the insult and uncertainty due to the nitpicking and possibly politically motivated views of these luminaries who come and insult, degrade, and  deride an individual by the name of Mr. Narendra Modi and by extension every person who identifies with the values of Mr. Modi. I would like to tell these individuals that next time they insult , deride or comment on  Mr. Modi with information which isn't anywhere close to the truth, they are not just insulting him, they are insulting millions of other individuals, most of which admittedly are not as famous as they are but have recourse to the same FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS in this country as they do. And Mr. Modi does not get insulted,because there is saying : "Chand pe Thookne se Khud ke mooh pe hi......" .. So ultimately they end up insulting only common people like me.

Are they also not harming the country by igniting debates which dilute the seriousness of what the country is faces?  For instance, just a couple of days ago, our country faced a repetitive and dangerous threat from our friendly neighbor Pakistan. It then faced threat from this terror vacation spot's permanent vacationer: Hafiz Saeed, of loss to innocent lives in Delhi, India. But all the relevant debate of the preparedness of our police force, of the importance of institutions such as IB which are facing irrational criticism, of the need to forcefully respond to our neighbor's action was diluted because one actor: Mr. Raza  Murad choose to respond to a mike thrust to his face with his opinion on how propotional wearing of a skull cap is to the eligibility of a leader to become a Prime Minister of Nation of 125 crore.  Have we become the circus of the absurd ?  





It'd be better if these experts please stop worrying about who would be the Prime Minister or not - they anyways do have the right to campaign for whoever they think is right and also cast their own votes - and instead concentrate on the issues which are gripping our society on economic, political, social and security front.


Example of  Attempts at Defamation of Mr. Modi and to those who follow his India first philosphy

These are not just attempts to defame Mr. Modi,but to defame people who stand by the philosophy of India first and not using religion as tool for appeasement and vote bank politics. 


Another crass attempt which is bereft of facts by a politician.


(This article is particularly an eye opener on how communal statements have been made by leaders such as Ms. Karat on a very sensitive issue and the above image only shows tip of the iceberg).


Why people like us have to speak about this and not Mr. Narendra Modi

There is a simple reason why common people like us need to speak for this man. Because he is not going to justify the obvious (and no that does not mean what the secular champion;s think). The 'obvious'  is that this gentleman: Mr. Narendra Modi, without: an iota of drama, melodrama, votebank, politics, cheap gimmicks, unnecessary appeasement tried to control a tragedy which happened due a very communal and shocking incident at Godhra and succeeded in considerable measure in controlling. There is no debate on how many lives he and his government saved, which is a hypothesis any news channel, media house, NGO etc. should examine if they actually want to be neutral in the debate, BUT THEY DON'T. And if the story is told on how many Muslims and Hindu's did the Gujarat Government save in those dark hours, you would be shocked !!! [And we will tell this story soon] Then from 2002 to 2013, this gentleman and the people of his state (Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Parsi's , Atheists, Buddhists and others...) worked to make Gujarat a  resplendent state with the best of class infrastructure and development. Those who harp about  'non-inclusiveness' or 'injustice to Muslims' are mostly NOT from Gujarat. Its not just the Gujarat BRT, the Sabarmati Riverfront,  their high GDP, the increase in their agricultural income, the awards they are winning but also the things they tried to do but could not. For instance the landmark bill of 50% reservation for women which they tried to bring but was stalled for some reason or the other by Gujarat Governor.

So Narendra Modi will not say the obvious, will not defend the evident, because he does not believe in words, he believes in action. And this article - make no mistake about it - is not to defend Mr. Modi... he does not need it.... It is to defend and make known the outrage a section of us Indians who called so many names (Internet Hindus, Hindutva, right wingers, Hindu Nationalists) feel when these people go about with giving opinions with no consideration to facts, truth or logic.


An open Challenge to Debate who is secular and who is not to these Gentlemen by a Common Man

There is one thing which my religion has taught me and  which i think intrinsically almost all religions teach. To put it in layman's term they say put your money where your mouth is. In philosophical terms they say perhaps that search for the eternal truth , and defend it, then you practice your religion.
Therefore i have an offer to all these defenders of secularism. Either my understanding of secularism and how or why the leader that i respect is the most secular man ever, is totally wrong and foolhardy, or their is something seriously wrong with yours.

In either case it is high time we put our money where our mouth is settle this debate for once and for all. Because as a self respecting person and under the fundamental rights accorded to me by constitution i cannot take the insults that you all heap on me, my religion, my country, my leader by the insinuations, snide remarks.

Therefore i offer you this - either all of you or any of you, debate with me on your understanding of secularism and why Narendra Modi and /or BJP is any less secular or more secular than the other stakeholders in Indian politics today and whether your criticism of this leader and the philosophy which he subscribes to (which millions of us do) is justified and if you convince me , or if you convince a neutral audience who witnesses such a debate online or on a neutral TV Channel then I will - donate 1 month of my income to a charity of your choice, close down my facebook and twitter account , stop supporting Narendra Modi ****FOREVER***   OR if i win you publicly apologize to the people of this country (not to Mr. Modi because i can tell you for a fact that he doesn't care and is not waiting for your apology, his ego is not so fragile and his consciousness is stronger than most ) 

Apology to nation is required because such misinformation harms the TRUE SECULAR fabric of this country and create misunderstanding especially between Hindus and Muslims. Please stop dividing this country further, it is more important than declaring who is stopped from becoming a Prime Minister for just a power trip.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Who did what for Lokayukta and Anti Corruption – Here is the Truth Mr. Hazare

Last week or so has seen many influential people come up with interviews, references and quotes where they have taken a stand on many issues, including development economics, secularism, and most recently: Lokayukta appointment.

These are topics that are really serious and a debate from these influential and remarkable personalities is welcome , only if it would not be diluted by the quintessential advise or opinion they never failed to give at the end: "Who is preferable for the post of Prime Minister?"

To be fair to them, the media houses must’ve put this question to them and maybe more than once, at the time of the interview. Additionally also is the particular Indian quirk that we Indians have , at home or as NRI’s:- we’re always happy to advise or give opinions – solicited or not.

Therefore it is time to set the record straight, particularly for Mr. Hazare whom I regard as a man worthy of respect and someone who has genuinely tried to be apolitical. Apolitical does not mean you be balanced however. If the narrative and the evidence points to one position being predominantly true, you're doing injustice by deliberately trying to be balanced !

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Assam violence - Wake up now or Get ready for another Division of India

Sounds ominous doesn't it ? 3 Lakh people displaced and 50+ people killed and i am saying get ready for another division of India. The sickular brigade may well ask me - are you being communal ?

No, the truth is - i am an Indian... and thankfully i am not a bloody jack in the box ostrich who has kept its head in sand for the last 30-40 odd years.

Assam violence of the last few days, which some say has not been properly covered by some of the news media and regarding which many myths are being floated about is really a precursor of things to come if we don't wake up now.

Firstly lets get non media reporting out of the way. That the media has become a puppet of this government (as per what many people, and i included believe) needs little explanation so its a minor issue in the scheme of things but still for sense of totality here goes:

Friday, June 08, 2012

Guide to Bringing Black Money Back - for Dummies (aka our government)

I am writing after a gap of a long time, couple of years or more maybe. There are so many things to write about, so many things to consider... it is mind boggling actually. And once or twice it has stopped me from re-starting the blog.

I keep thinking .. where the hell do i start. You pick up a newspaper and the foolishness and imbecility of the gov. of your country stares you in face. ON ALL 24 pages. You switch on the news - Any channel - except some channel which occasionally lightens the mood by talking about cow kidnapping aliens. You don't know where to start....

But there are a few topics which coming back and haunting us over and over again.. which are in the news for all the right reason and which are the things fundamentally wrong with our country ( a long list).

One of them is the oft raised and currently hot topic of getting black money back to India. Some may say its already been discussed ad nausea um . Others may say the Indian gov. has no clue on how to act on it and it needs to be discussed further.
There is ofcourse a third and growing group (by leaps and bounds) which believes the Indian government is deliberately being dumb about it (as if it was possible to be dumber than it already is) and turning a blind eye from obvious solution.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Aaao Bataeein Tumhe Haath ke Baat.

Just hearing messages on FM radio and news channels of party's claiming everything from grass is green to sky is blue due to thier struggle makes me want to make a little effort to set the record straight and also present another side of the story....

Let me quote some interesting titbits based on what i believe is factual and reported information by journals or newspapers - which will shed some light on what cards the hand plays.... (lovely, i am a poet now...:) )


Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Varun Gandhi pe ek Kavita

So what if slumdog millionaire is passe' ... or is it ? The movie is cool and so is this small poem penned for Mr. Gandhi

Jai Ho…Jai Ho… Varun Gandhi Ki Jai Ho

Asli ki communal parties ko ab Bhey ho…bhey ho

Aaja Aaja jeela Sache hindu ki tarah
Bewakoof banene wale “secular” partiyon se bachna zara

inki chikni chupdi baataen nahi Khari
har roz yeh policy banatein hain nayi

door raho..insee dooor raho…
Jai Ho… sache desh bhagat ki jai ho…

Vote do….isi ko vote do
jaaaaai hoooo jaaaaai ho….

Jai Hind !

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Well, before i am labelled communal, anti minority etc etc. by the elitist elite, lets have a look at what really is the hullaballo about Varun's speech and whether the reaction to his so called "rantings" is as loud as to other such rantings.

Excerpts from my fellow blogger colleagues below - You can check the full article here :http://www.sandeepweb.com/2009/03/19/what-did-varun-gandhi-say/

"But is he alone? Let’s see.

  • In January 2005, Ram Vilas Paswan openly used Maulana Meraj Khalid Noor, a Osama bin Laden look-alike on all his election campaigns and defended the stunt by saying that Osama had some following among the Muslim youth. Media reaction: End of interview.
  • In February 2006, Minister for Minority Welfare and Haj in the Mulayam Singh Yadav government, Haji Yaqoob Qureishi announced a cash reward of 51 Crore Rupees for anyone who beheaded the Danish cartoonists. Media reaction: listless to tepid.
  • In September 2007, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister thundered, who is this Rama? From which engineering college did he graduate? Is there any proof for this? Media response: secular silence.
  • In November 2008, the selfsame Karunanidhi dropped additional gems: If a Brahmin and snake are seen together, the Brahmin must be killed first. Media reaction: report and take the rest of the day off.

These are but only four instances of similar verbal acrobatics to woo vote banks."