August 24, 2009
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 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
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.
June 30, 2009
May 17, 2009
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/region..you name it)
- Do they just follow the gut feel?
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!
என் தமிழ் சகோதரர்கள் வாழ!
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
என் தமிழ் சகோதரர்கள் வாழ!
உலகம் கண்டெடுத்த பேரழிவு ஆயுதங்கள் அனைத்தும்
சோதிக்க பட்டுவிட்ட நிலையில்!
என் தமிழ் சகோதரர்கள் வாழ!
April 8, 2009
March 18, 2009
January 28, 2009
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
- Lack of proper labour force
- Lack of honesty/ cheat involved in start ups
- 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.