Sunday, December 27, 2009


Its such an nauseating and depressing scenario today...Just have a look on the major events and issues in recent days-

1.The whole social-political structure--Judiciary, Police, CBI, State Administration, and even chief ministers-- colluded against a 14-year old girl, Ruchika, over 19 years.And still, they are shamelessly defiant!!!

2.Whole Andhra-Pradesh is on the boil because of a foolish haste shown by central govt. in handling a divisive demand by a non-commital leader-KCR.And they are in the habit of doing so repeatedly putting the integrity of country at stake.Same leadership is shielding Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra!!!
3.Election results in Jharkhand throws up Shibhu soren as the king in state politics, a leader ill-famed for criminal cases,greed and corrupt ways.Mr.Madhu Koda was in limelight recently for the biggest ever corruption scandal in recent times from same state and her wife won assembly election from same constituency...What an irony in Indian Democracy!!!!

4.The Red-Brigade literally abducted The RAJDHANI EXPRESS challenging our political system and internal security openly.And Railway minister is found to be a sympatiser of these errant maoists!!!!

5.Supreme Court is forced to step in to stop Ms. Mayawati, chief minister of the state, from misusing crores of state exchequers for beautification of Ambedkar Park and erecting statues .And Bundelkhand in the same state is reeling under draught, poverty, and farmer’s suicides for so many years!!!!

6.Kids keep on falling in boreholes, mainholes and Municipal-digged ditches on shameless regularity all over the country.And no significant efforts taken to tame this except huge media coverage everytime!!!!!

7.Astronomical rise in prices of daily commodities in last six-months in regime of a government having an economist prime-minister.And Agriculture minister giving bunch of funny excuses in place of taking timely concrete steps!!!! Tons of grains rotting as a courtesy of FCI!!!!

8.Family of Police officers martyred in 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack got assurance for Petrol Pump allocation only after Sonia Gandhi intervened, that too, after one year.And Wife of a senior slain police officer was forced to use RTI Act to get details about her husband’s death and post-mortem report!!!!And the shameless saga of missing Karkare Jacket continues....

9.Delhi, Capital of our country, is turning out to be a capital of Crime—Daylight murders & robberies, rapes in moving cars, Biker gangs on looting spree ,Drugged Rave-parties and so on.....

10.Srilanka Cricket Team is forced to walk out of last one day match because of poor and risky playing Kotla Pitch in OUR NATIOANL CAPITAL!!!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

" Naxalism & THE CHOPPER"

Gadchiroli naxal attack on the patrolling police patry was again another example of Adhocism by our Government in handling the problem. Its a continuing saga of callous indifference of our leaders n utter failure of governance...No CHOPPER backup came for the rescue of encircled special policeforce :-(

just a day before the incident,Dharmaraobaba Atram-, Congress assembly election canditate from the same place ,was there by CHOPPER to address an election rally :-(

And esteemed Maharashtra home minister reached to console the aggrieved policemen and families next day by CHOPPER

Sunday, October 4, 2009

JINNAHed Raj— Shiv-sena &Congress’ joint Venture

The Grand old man of Maratha Manoos Politics –Balasahaeb- has drawn a parallelism between Raj Thackeray and Jinnah in his recent Samna Editorial. In Long run, his prediction may turn into reality or may be not. But, undoubtedly, His lifetime aggressive political endeavor and “Dhritrashtral Putramoh” in the dusk of his political journey gave a fillip to Raj-MNS turbulence.Ultimately, you rip what you sow.

He vouched for Hinduism and ‘anti-Lungi Politics’ yet nurtured Sanjay Nirupam and Chhath festival in Mumbai in search of ‘Kursi’ and Raj was comfortable with all this when in Shiv-sena.Now pushed to the cliff, he went two-step ahead of his uncle and started anti-Hindi politics with a ‘Tadka’ of endangered Marathi manoos Asmita.He is well aware of the fact that this brand of politics is having definite appeal in Marathi land, though limited.His immediate goal is to have a share in the pie, the means to achieve it is not important for him.
Congress is engaged in dirty political maneuvering here, again. Playing divisive spoilsport with impunity is its forte since its pre-independence era .Mohammed Ali Jinnah was an ardent nationalist and a follower of Bal Gangadhar Tilak in his early days and he kept himself distanced from Muslim League Politics for years while remaining in INC.He got transformed into diametrically opposite persona of hard-line Muslim politician because of his disenchantment with overshadowing presence of Gandhi-Nehru Phenomenon in INC and their soft posturing for Hindu Revivalist Movements. They chose to ignore his insecurities and sensibilities belittling his importance and his moving to England out of frustration gave British Rulers a chance to brainwash him towards pursuing for separate Muslim Nation. Rest is a well-known geo-national divisive calamity.
If at all, any PARALLELISM is there, then--Congress is playing the villainous part of British rulers and Shiv-sena is in the role of INC. If the Esteemed Maratha Political Chieftains allow this to continue in Maratha land, then JINNAHed Raj is not a far-fetched Possibility.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The ‘Raj Thackeray’ phenomenon— Deeper malaise in our polity

Recent rise of Raj Thackeray and his brand of aggressive violent politics in Maratha land gives a ‘déjà vu’ feeling about reckless sense and sensibility of mainstream Indian polity. This is a longstanding malaise which perpetuates our socio-political fabric with disastrous consequences yet our political chieftains refuse to take any lesson and keep on playing havoc with social diversity and national integrity for their short-term gains with impunity.

Here I am going to elaborate on some of previous similar political commissions and omissions which cost dearly to our country.

But first Raj Thackeray…....

In My view, following factors are involved in facilitating his emergence on Maratha Political Landscape----

1. Bal Thackeray’s “PUTRAMOH” is the prime trigger which created identity crisis for Raj .He opted to go two steps ahead of the shiv-sena brand of aggressive posturing in politics because he had graduated from the same.

2. The existing political parties and leaders of Maharastra seem to have failed to address the grassroot aspirations and maladies of Maratha Manoos, taking them for granted once they grabbed power. Disgruntled Marathi people opted to go with Raj even though many are not comfortable with his ways and means.

3. Bal Thackeray emerged on Indian political spectrum in seventies because of wrong appeasement policies and Delhi-centric politics of Congress. It wasn’t limited only to Maharastra. Regional political parties in various other states, ether south or north, emerged and elbowed congress out of its cozy complacency. But over the years, Shiv-sena seems to have stagnated and entangled in dynastic imbroglio with this inevitable outcome in the form of MNS-Raj.

4. Changing demography of Mumbai, poverty-stricken farmers committing suicide, rising unemployment of Marathi youths, lesser space for Marathi on the national scene despite rich socio-cultural and strong economic clout and despicable political posturing by Lalu-Mulayam-Amarsingh brand of leaders etc. pushed the common Marathi manoos towards Raj-MNS platform in search of identity.

The backdoor divisive politics of congress trying to promote Raj-MNS to neutralize Shiv-sena is short-sighted and highly deplorable. They did the same with ‘Asom Gan Sangram Parishad’ and Assam is still paying the price. Indira Gandhi nurtured Bhindrawale to counter Alkalis and it led to khalistani-mayhem throughout Punjab and rest of the nation. Congress never learns from its past mistakes and keeps on playing the divisive game which they seem to have inherited from their British-cultured great leaders.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Shameless Tharoor Saga Continues…

The continuing saga of our esteemed minister of state, foreign affairs is a reflection of the sorry state of Indian politico-social ethos. It’s a wretched and totally shameless behavior by him. He keeps on displaying insensitive arrogance towards the sentiments and dignity of millions who were having high expectations from young yet experienced Tharoor when he entered in Indian politics last year. One of them was me, too !!!!

His series of misdemeanors brought into limelight by media and net which are really despicable are….
1. He and his senior cabinet minister were carrying out their official work from five star hotel suits as if they were descendents of king Tutumkhanam .When pointed out and requested to move to available accommodations in Hyderabad house, they gave arrogant statements shamelessly displaying their opulent monetary status. Such a behavior is regrettable in the backdrop of rising cost of common man’s “THALI”, failing monsoon with looming draught and debt-ridden farmers committing suicides in our country.
2. When a symbolic austerity drive was started by his senior congress leaders, he ridiculed them by comparing their efforts with ‘cattle class’ travel. Here again, his opulent arrogance and insensitivity is evidentL If people traveling in economy class are like cattle for him, what about 98% of Indians who never travel by air in their lifetime?????????
3. When lot of hue and cry is there condemning his loathsome twittering and lack of common socio-political sense, he displayed another glaring insensitivity by finding faults with the people who failed to see inherent humor in his tweeter blogging…

What can be said about this person who is not accepting his series of faults and now trying to cover it up by questioning the sense of humor of majority of those who read and disagreed with himL Mr. Tharoor must be made to understand that their political representatives and ministers should not be allowed to make fun of poverty and pathos of common man at all. Some visible steps must be taken in this case and such persons should not be let Scot-free.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Khajoori Khas???---Distorted Values & Shameless Governance

The tragic incident, which took place on Thursday in a Delhi government school at Kahjoori Khas, reflects a deep-rooted malaise in our social–political fabric. Laying down priorities in development and administration work is so much distorted by the market-driven decision-making that the basic functions of governance like law and order, education and health are nowhere on the radar of our socio-economic administrative set up and political leadership. Such terrible incidents keep on occurring every year, leading to some momentary hullabaloo in media, an inquiry committee and large-hearted announcements of monetary compensations by our politicians. After some time, the whole system and society returns to its cozy corner and wakes up from its slumber only when another incident happens again somewhere else. When it comes to erecting large monuments, parks, statues, posh housing colonies and expressways, it’s accomplished in mission mode within target time but providing basic amenities to schools and hospitals seems a huge task for them, not yet accomplished even after so many years of our Independence.Kumbakonam, Dabwali and khajoori khas keeps on happening year after year putting a question mark on our whole social, economic, administrative and political set up.

In my view, such incidents are always a result of cumulative acts of commissions and omissions. Khajoori khas episode can be attributed to many such factors. First and foremost, it was as a result of casual, irresponsible and lackadaisical approach of School administration in handling a situation which they aggravated themselves by ordering movement of such a huge number of students at the same time through narrow stairs and no body was there to monitor and control them. There seems to be complete lack of order, system and discipline in the school.

Second reason is the arrogant and animal-like behavior shown by the male students, which spurred the stampede. The values and morals, which our family and social milieu is inculcating in them, are pushing kids towards such despicable acts. From dawn to dusk, sensually titillating ads ,images and programs in audio-visual and print media and on roadside banners and posters are negating their reasoning faculties pushing them to the edge leading to such behaviour.We all are responsible for promoting and allowing such milieu to pervade their mental space.

Third reason is the total apathy demonstrated by our government and its machinery in making efforts to improve the basic environment and infrastructure of schools and other such institutions. Our social watchdogs and NGOs have also failed miserably here.Even Public and Private schools are not doing better on this front. Recent death of a student with asthma in a well-known public school of our national capital is a glaring example.

And another factor is the galloping economic pressure on nuclear families leading to a situation where both parents are busy in their jobs most of the time, leaving the kids to vagaries of social ills and distorted imageries during their growth and development phase, leading to a confused and arrogant adolescence।


Saturday, August 8, 2009

*Human Psyche and"The Salman Khan Syndrome"*

Its not a Salman khan specific issue. what I am trying to point out is the contradictory irrational behaviour of human beings,even the educated and well-informed ones.We tend to ignore the obvious glaring fallacies and are happy comforting ourselves in a cozy dreamy corner with illusionary extrapolations!!!!Such behavioural tendency in us is age-old,may be from the very beginning of human existence.Man has always been mesmerized and blinded with glittering wealth and its pompous glamour. But with the advent of Market dominance in Socio-cultural space,good virtues are fading into oblivion; being cornered aside by market-certified TRP-rated truth and virtues of life.

Efforts of Aruna Roy, Irom Chanu Sharmila , Mahashweta Devi ,Rajendra Singh and Deep Joshi do not enthuse people to emulate them so much as is the case with persona of Sanjay Dutt, Bipasa Basu and Mahendra s. dhoni !!! The basic edifice of our moral social character is getting distorted and a sad example is this bitter truth--Any aspiring youth will to go for career in teaching as a last option !!!!

Fake 'Swayambar' of Rakhi Sawant attracts so much public and media attention but death of Gangubai Hangal, a legendary classical singer, creates only transient whimper in our audio-viual and print kingdom!!!!!! Sachin Tendulkar and Akshay Kumar is blessed with fame, wealth, respect and fan-following more as compared to sharad joshi and Binayak Sen.All of them are from same generations but people like Joshi , sen ,or chanu do not fit in the right frame of market-determined social virtues.We need to pause and give a thought to the modernising shift in our priorities, values and virtues before its too late !!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

"salman khan syndrome"..Contd....

This phenomenon is not limited to the female fans of Salman Khan only.This contradictory "Fan-Behaviour" is all pervasive, surpassing gender,clan,national and international boundaries.Recent example is the hype and hysteria created after the death of Popstar Michael Jackson.Public turnout for his funeral is said to be largest ever ,seen only for Kennedy till today !!!!Audio-visual and print media is still galore with stories of people going ga-ga about his greatness and nobility .
How can a person with traumatised childhood,disgusting paedophilic adulthood and drug-addicted regrettable end of life ,turns out to be "ideal and idol" for the Hip-Hop Generation?????? Similarly, an aspiring young Nihita Biswas was seen declaring on TV last year that "Bikni-killer" Charles Shobhraj is innocent and she is so much in love wth him that she is going to marry him !!!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"The Salman Khan Syndrome"

This one contradiction has always puzzled me a lot and i haven't been able to find out any plausible reasoning for this "salman khan syndrome".....

All over India ,people ,especially females are well aware of Salman Khan's erratic,aggressive and irresponsible behavioural escapades.He kills black-buck just for fun; crushes people sleeping on pavement with speeding car in drunken state;harasses, abuses and even slaps his girlfriends for disobeying and picks up egoistic fights with fellow actors on trivial issues.His all such actions were duly covered in local,national as well as international media.

So,there is no question of such female fans being unaware of his such objectionable acts.Still,many well-informed and educated females are seen on Tv shows and other media forums proclaiming loudly that they are mad for Salman Khan and can go to any extent for him!!!!!

Salman khan might be a very nice and caring person for his near & dear ones, about which genaral public is not aware of . But these female fans are not privy to his such personal persona. Still,what drives them behave in such a way ???????

Sunday, August 2, 2009

"Ambanis Vs Bagmati"

The enormity of largescale savage destruction and hardships caused by last year Koshi Barrage breach is still afresh in the memories of people of India,especially Bihar. That state is still grappling with the after-effects of long foolish and arrogant rule of LALU ,THE GREAT. Again ,Bagmati River has started playing havoc with the inhabitants of Champaran and adjoining area, the launchpad of Mahatma Gandhi's Satyagraha Saga. But our RESPECTED political leaders and parties are more interested in taking sides and fight for the AMBANI BANDHU's family-cum-corporate tug-of-war ! We all are glowing with our bloated shining glory on our ability to make largest Bridge-on-sea so as to shorten the time of Metropolitan Mubaikars.BUT WE FAILED TO PREVENT A BREACH IN OLD RIVER BARRAGES AGAIN AND AGAIN !!!!!!India's politico-economic vision has grown to be errant, distorted and pathetic now . It generates despair and fear in common man's psyche.