UPA government: Digging Deep

The Anna Hooplah doesn’t seem to die down much to the displeasure of the UPA government. The act of putting Anna behind the bars seem to have created more controversy and seems to have established the government’s reputation as a high-handed government which would do whatever it wishes like even distorting laws to their own convenience.

The government seems to be questioning the methodology used by Anna in order to get his own terms and conditions accepted regarding the Lokpal Bill. Well, certainly the methodology is creating a stir in our nation and its hard to predict whether such a stir would remain peaceful. But instead of focusing at the issue at hand, which is to create a Lokpal Bill which is most appropriate, the government seems to be deviating from the crux of the matter.

The government seems to be losing their support amongst the citizens and the day is not so far when whole of India will witness a throwaway of this UPA government, if it doesn’t resort to some emergency face-saving measures.

Source for Image: http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/08/16/idINIndia-58802720110816

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Racism: Tamilians in the Line of Fire

No matter how much we talk about equity, equal rights, incidents such as the comments given by the US Vice-Consul while delivering a lecture in SRM University makes us think whether racism can ever be eliminated from our minds and thought process.

May be the US Vice-Consul didn’t mean to ridicule the Tamilians, but being a diplomat herself, it was not at all good diplomacy to throw casual racist remarks at the audience, which has the potential of annoying a community and create a controversy. Firstly, it doesn’t reflect well on US with whom India is all set to improve her relations and secondly on the mentality of the individual who’s thoughts still belong to the Black-White controversial era.

It is true that the US consul has expressed regret for the remarks, but the issue that needs to be thought over is whether and if racism will ever be eliminated from the minds of people in our society.

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Lucky to be born an Indian

Today in the morning, I felt that there is surely something about India that we all need to be proud of. While I was endeavoring to find out exactly how many things we should be proud of I came across some quotes from few great men to have ever lived on this Planet Earth. So, I take this liberty of mentioning their quotes which will make us Indians really proud about our country:

Albert Einstein: We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.

Sir William Jones: The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity is of wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either.

Mark Twain: India is the cradle of human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition.

Max Mueller: If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India.

I feel great reading the above, at the same time, I feel a sense of guilt when I see the inequality prevailing in today’s India. Are we really worthy of the lines said by the great men in today’s India? If not, can we at least try to be?

So, on this independence day, let us make a promise to ourselves, that instead of finding the great quotes we would endeavor to making India a proud nation so that when we read these quotes again, we can held our heads high.

Wishing All of You a Happy Independence Day.

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Suresh Kalmadi Theatrical Drama

We all know who he is. We all know what he did, thanks to some sound resporting sone by media in our country. One thing is of sure, he is a really famous man, for not only doing things under the pretext of organizing the Commonwealth Games for which the whole country is ashamed of, but also blatantly denying all allegations in spite of the start realities and proofs.

And if this was not enough, he comes again with a strategy to redeem himself of the horrendous acts that he has commited. This time around, he is trying to portray himself as a victim of a degenerative disease called Cerebral Atrophy, a disease where a person loses his/her memory and ability to remember things with time.

He has been recommended to AIIMS, where he is due to undergo a MRI, which will not be able to reveal anything conclusively about the disease and if we are to go by the legal advice, he might well be able to redeem himself of all charges, if it’s proved that he is indeed suffering from the disease.

Surprisingly enough, certain questions do hit me when I see this whole drama. Firstly, why at all, action wasn’t taken for so long against the man in spite of the proofs that were available to the agencies from the beginning itself? Secondly, in spite of knowing that MRI/brain scan wouldn’t be able to tell anything conclusively, why was he recommended to AIIMS? And thirdly and most importantly, will he manage to get away from the hook so easily, based on a pretext that he tends to forget things?

Surely, he has played his cards well this time around. The only thing that perturbs me is: if the law of the country is not able to bring this man to justice then don’t we need amendments to the law of the country which ensures that justice is done and people like Suresh Kalmadi are not allowed to escape the same.

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