August 24, 2009

What an idea sir ji?

Recently a subject close to my heart was opened up. The partition of India in 1947.
Unlikely of unlikely Mr. Jaswant Singh wrote a book on it. Two days later before the weekend came up so that I can check out the book price the party BJP fired him from party membership and then was reasoned that it was against the idealogies of the party!

I beg your pardon, what? Idealogy?
A great man called Issac Newton designed certain theory that said light was nothing but wave. There is nothing in it. An idealogy sure and definitive truth perhaps not said another man. Holy hell, how do you disagree to Newton? He should be either nuts or he should have been Albert Einstein to say light has something in it. It carries its weight with it!

Oh! yes! Add another factor to it. India! Look at these compilation.

In 17th century an idealogy was followed where a women might have to be burned alive with her husband! Individual birth place was a more relevent bench mark for his future livelihood. Wearning shirts and blouses were an idealogical issue and some vetoed against foreign products being sold in the country as opposed to the home made product!

Werent these idealogies debated and removed and deemed irrelevent in the greater context with time?

Now the Issue of Mr. Jaswant Singh. It doesnt bother me a dime whether he stays or quits BJP. What matters more to me is Indian context to it. 62 years after it was all over, today a first alternate political view of the partition of the country is being putforth and it is seen as anti-something.

I dont know what thing but surely it isnt anti-national as Mr. Singh would have now been behind bars if it was so. There might be other anti-s to it that are political and thats not our terittory!
Lets discuss that idealogical question raised!

Its 2009 and the decision makers of 1947 have definitely left a lot to be desired in today's context. Yes! It does in hindsight doesnt it?
This is more about whether the centralized governance for the nation (the current setup of India) or a federal republic system (as in the US and other nations)was required at that time or not? That was the idealogical difference that led to partition.

The debate was concluded by the wise men, however rather controversially and painfully the argument lingers on! Therefore the decision taken based on the idealogy wasn't so correct. As we can see it. Or else how could you justify a partition when over 1 million people were killed. Talk of holocaust which happened for about 15 years; the partition riots happened over just 60 days!!

I can see the cries and protests of the farmers in this country for building industries over their agricultural land. Thinking of 1947.

On the other hand, the federal system might have been a big failure . It would have lead to internal wars and greater chaos; Just like the Soviet Union. Or may be, you know, just may be, India could have succeeded as a Federal republic rather a democratic nation. The centralized system could have created a peaceful province of the islamist population and there wouldnt have been fightings and bomb blasts every few months in the country.

Ideas make up a society. Accepted ideas and alternate ideas make up the crux of the society! Ideas emerge, merge and change. They contradict, contest and culminate. It reappear, reinvent or totally reverse based on parameters. It drives a society and gets driven by it. Sticking to an idea? ignores reasoning, belittles intelligence stamps out necessity to reinvent.
If a progressive nation like ours, have a political agenda of NOT to reinvent and not letting to challenge the unchallengable, then the question is not
"Where are we going" it is " Why did we stay back?"

P.S : Oh well, concluding on idealogies, the RSS's idea of the Akand Bharat is one that should have been eradicated with Sati. Wonder why it is still getting mentioned every full moon day?

P.P.S: These ideas of mine got posted in the Hindu newspaper!!!

P.P.P.S: I am reading the book by Mr. Jaswant Singh whose review will be posted very very shortly!


August 13, 2009

Taught me to care
Taught me to dare

Without you I would have been no where!

Made me happy
Made me Sad

Without you I am a nomad!

You are old
You are young

Is it why you are always there?

You are rich
You are a slumdog

But why didnt I ever feel like an underdog?

You are straight! You are Might!
You never succumb to any ROYAL plight!

You are Pride
You kindle Passion
You are the one that matter!

We salute we pray..
Humbled to wish you Independence day!

July 15, 2009

A subject, subjected to subjective subject!

Eons ago, I blogged in this very blog that writing and coming up with writeups that qualify itself as a post qualified to a post is the most daunting and challenging task I face every now and again!

It can be painfully boring to think of a subject which interests and eventually gets posted. The number of drafted but to be posted blog entries in my Dashboard certifies that!

But, I have to admit the blogging has to the single biggest thing in my life that kept me bonded for about 4 years! My college, err, comes closer, but a lot of other things (compulsion, to name one) kept me going at that!

Facebook, Orkut, Twitter, LinkedIn, uff, has indeed solved a lot of blogging needs, with the holy one liners pretty much summing up what am upto! Buttt, somehow, I feel they are unidimensional and there are some thoughts, war cry and heart cries, posts like this, that may go unnoticed!

I hang on to blogs, with the tip of my finger nail, nevertheless, hanging on.

Smiles from,

June 30, 2009


A blog post, post MJ!

MJ...For all we have done! Just RIP!
We always love you!!

May 17, 2009

The most intelligent Indian..."the common man!"

Hey the election games are over! It finally ascertained the claims by a lot scientific researches that given a particular situation, humans react in a particular way!

I couldnt rationalise and reason the fact that 1 billion people think alike or in similar lines?
How do people vote? Is there a pattern to it? What is that they do?
  • Do they listen to the poll campaign?
  • Do they look at their problems vis-a-vis the expectation from the government?
  • Or do they vote based on which of the candidate is most probably going to favor him/her? (caste/money/religion/ name it)
  • Do they just follow the gut feel?
This is not a simple equation, as to me everything had it share of influence! But still coming up with one verdict fascinates! When you see the right thing being done, you feel happy. When you know, you did it, your neighbour did it, your family did it, your city did it, you feel proud. I am that proud!

Apart from being non-partisanic, one has to be political. I am political and I wish for an India where there is clarity of thought, purpose and action in people and our chosen leaders.
Some of our leaders lack thought, some purpose and many action. Last evening a host of "leaders" that India was ashamed to have, were embarassed! Yes! I was happy to see these "leaders" humbled.

With this India has not only demonstrated that the excuses such as being a complex country, democratic agenda, secular vision etc are dispelled off hand. But also by simply not giving the world to have a laugh over the auction of Indian democracy. I am happy that the voter has kept some of the forces of jingoism and hoonglism where they deserved to be.

I am not a victorious party man before you guys fire me. In my opinion te opposition camp lacked clarity in thought(their core issues) and action( supporting the acts of Jingoism, to a major extent). Congratulate anyone for whom you can still see the black dot in the middle finger/pointing finger for he, the great Indian common man, had emerged as the real hero over the last two days!
Elections continue to fascinate me!

இனியேனும் வருமா விடிவு?

அமைதி கேட்கிறோம்!
என் தமிழ் சகோதரர்கள் வாழ!
சுதந்திரம் கேட்கிறோம்!
அவர்கள் தலைநிமிர்ந்து நடக்க!
பேச வார்த்தைகள் எங்களிடமும் இல்லை!
கேட்க செவிகள் உங்களுக்கும் இல்லை!
தலைவர்கள் வந்தார்கள்; தலைவர்கள் சென்றார்கள்.
தெளியவில்லை சித்தம்! தெரித்ததோ ரத்தம்!
மீண்டும் இதோ ஒரு பாதை! ரத்தம் உறைந்த தேசத்தில் பூக்கள் உதிக்க!
சித்தம் தெளிந்து உலகில் சாந்தி தழைக்க
அமைதி கேட்கிறோம்!
என் தமிழ் சகோதரர்கள் வாழ!
உலகம் கண்டெடுத்த பேரழிவு ஆயுதங்கள் அனைத்தும்
சோதிக்க பட்டுவிட்ட நிலையில்!
அமைதி கேட்கிறோம்!
என் தமிழ் சகோதரர்கள் வாழ!

April 8, 2009

Political? Read this!

Elections? Whatz that bro?
In this maddening world, there cant be many more mad things as elections in India. Sure there are the guiness books, but that restrict itself to individual madness and you cant think of a collective madness as the elections in India.

For any sane person of this country, leaving these bunch of nonsense makers who self proclaim themselves as leaders of the nation and to believe that they are the future is not only depressing but horribly frightening!
These are days of political actions where the already out-of-the-mind media yell so loud that you can hear them with TV switched off!!
So my bits on the politics that I understood or I failed to understand!!!

Why Fight elections dear?
Some strong ones first. I have been taught that India is a country of many religions and all living in harmony and enjoy harmony. But, a minimal understanding on politics would tell you that well you have not been given a fact in schools but you have been merely thrown someones's wish!
Unity in diversity is a hogwash statement, that is atbest used where even diplomacy fails!

People of this country want good food, clean water, proper shelter, neater roads, electricity, transportation for which mostly they are dependent on the government, or we were made to believe, it looks like even your jumping the traffic lights are even synonymous to who is in power during that day!

With this premise, an election looks big and a fate decider for an average Indian.Thankfully thats not to be. An average Indian, willing to shell some bucks when in trouble isnt in any kind of issues. 

Whos fightin?
BJP, a party from the days my memories goes back, been a party which kindled the emotions of lots of hindus,p when not warranted that has led to polarization of the country. Frankly speaking other than countering islamist terrorism and tackling congress, they dont have anything fancy. 

Then there, you have Congress, except for Manmohan Singh and AK Anthony you dont have uncorrupt ministers and except Soniya Gandhi who is a decent leader and just that. They were responsible for anti sikh riots is a legend in whole of Delhi! Well being non communal is their claim but dalit, muslims, moderate hindus are their vote banks(????). Talk of anomoly!!!

Its fair to conclude this big blog with stating India is indeed hopeless given the facts.
But wait in a puppet race that Indian democracy is, we have another fictious group called the third front! These are strange set of individuals who could neither accept of the two and nor have an agenda for themselves. 
Simply put, if the BJP are the republicans, the Congress are the democrats in the Indian elections. But,let alone having an OBAMA, I dont even find a George W Bush Jr here.!!
Elections time and again serves as another testimony for an inefficiency to deliver what it taught you, even the basic ones. I just wonder how much it actually worth, even worrying about?

Just my 2 cents guys!!
Happy voting...doesnt matter if u aint votin! wont make a freakin difference!

Wry Smiles, 

March 18, 2009

New life @ New Delhi

I am back in India and that means the Internet restriction policy by the companies start. You dont check your personal mail, you dont access social networking sites and the word download is already out of your dictionary. 
Adding to these woes is the traffic and timings of office you seldom get time to visit the blogosphere and no wonder all my heavy traffic months were when I was outside the country.

Its been a pretty hectic one month after I came back and some might know that. I was moved or rather dumped into a train to New Delhi from Chennai and was asked to work here for a period of anywhere between 4>5 months. 

Unfortunately, a week after I came here, my father had to undergo urgent hospitalisation and subsequent medical procedure before getting discharged and adviced rest and recuperating well.

I am back in Delhi again, now that I have to finish the call of duty that moved me to Noida in the first place. 

Its election time and I have to look at ways now to register myself and vote. But travelling twice from Delhi to Chennai and spending so much money, might not be worth it. Afterall, a parlimentary election vote is not that costly!

Kind regards,

January 28, 2009

Harvard Blog!

I hit a Harvard university blog

My humble opinion here. (Cant post in Harvard blogs for obvious reasons :))

Issues for students in India in choosing their career, these are not in the order of their mention, but in the order that I feel is impacts!

  • Lack of financial returns
  • Lack of funds
  • Lack of governmental support
  • Lack of guidance
  • Lack of proper training
  • Lack of Infrastructure
  • Lack of communication channels
  • Lack of vision
  • Lack of nurturing of vision
  • Lack of resources
  • Lack of confidence
  • Lack of motivation to pursue the dream
  • Lack of corporate/professional exposure
  • Lack of exposure
  • Rigid bureacracy
  • Corruption
  • Lack of proper labour force
  • Lack of honesty/ cheat involved in start ups
  • Sustainability
  • Lack of committed partnership

There are some initiatives on in the country to address some of the specifics here. But the broader look at the list demands for the idea of India itself to change. . There is a greater need to revamp the Q & A columns in the newspapers.