Friday, November 20, 2009

Spirit of MumBAI ~ itz juss isn’t der.

With 26 / 11 nearing, we hear all sorta news channels coming out with slogan “MumBAI is Back ~ Spirit of Mumbai Never dies”. I say what the heck, what was done post 26 / 11, was just a survival necessity and nothing do with the spirit.
If one is slapped and still keeps his face smiling is not what we call spirit. The need is to give it back or at the least avoid further slap. But what we have done, we were been attacked, we are attacked and with this attitude we will be continually attacked, For we just forget the episode and move on rather than taking lessons from it.
I just experienced the BAD spirit of MumBAI and to be honest I unwantedly became part of this looser spirit.
A victim of rash driving was left there to die not only by the driver but even by the by-standers. Not being pompous or bragging, but I wanted to help and I even tried to. I asked my cabbie driver to turn the vehicle and take the victim to hospital on my guarantee and I was willing to face police procedures, the driver just speeded the vehicle and I was pushed out of the site also the people around the site started walking fast. Well I could have stopped and get down the cab to help; but as said I was also grouped in those impotent spirited individuals. Some where down in me the fear of facing problem alone took high grade on my willing to help. Point remains even I didn’t do anything and remained stupidly heartless and worthless Mumbaikar. Only take away , after 30 minutes when i mustered courage to revisit the site, in another cab, the victim was not there, I m in hope he was taken to hospital and is alive. but point remains, I was useless then
If to vote only 43% after 26 / 11 is the spirit of Mumbai then I don’t want to b part of this spirit. To turn away from the dying person and then behaving as nothing has happened, if this is the spirit of Mumbai, then I am ashamed not only of being MumbaiKAR but I am ashamed of myself as well as given the opportunity I joined the crowd of impotents and shouting the slogan “Spirit of Mumbai Never dies even if a Mumbaikar dies”

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I want to b a Terrorist

I so want to b a terrorist especially in country like India;

Just cam across a job Advt in Bharat Daily ATANK newspaper


Safe and more secured job then government JOB ….

Pension but No RetiremNent
JOB Classified

Company – Dynamic Terrorist group with ever changing name

Position – Terrorist Trainee (Only fresher’s can apply; experienced from other field also welcome; only laterals from terrorist field kindly ignore this)

Qualifications: MBBS / MBA / MCA / M-Tech / B-Tech / Any Graduate / Illiterate ~ Any Human Beings are welcomed; qualification no bar

Job profile:
  • To conduct a bomb blast
  • To kill or injure innocent citizens / army personnel / criminals
  • To send threat mails
  • To wage a war against a country
  • Importantly after conducting any one or more of above, should get caught or at best get surrendered in front of government
  • Multiple passports
  • Traveling round the world
  • No Tax to be paid even on very high income
  • Instant publicity and coverage by media
  • Easy way to politics and then official power to earn illegally
  • Work once and then can have VRS and lavish life in Indian jail with all VIP facilities
  • Family gets pension by government of India; even if army personnel family dies of hunger
  • HUMAN RIGHTS are at disposal to protect us; for them only human in this world are terrorists
  • Free of cost security at times even from committing suicide
  • Complete risk free job; even after punishment announced by Apex court for gruesome crime government makes all effort not to deliver the punishment for vote bank sake
  • In the name of legality and humanitarian view Indian judiciary system can be mocked at; Terrorists have all the rights to turn back on confession and even demand for luxury items in jail

Payment / Salary:
  • Income at par with other industry level
  • Performance related variance pay which is above any industry standard
  • No Tax to be paid / No pan card required

I gave a lot of thought and I feel being terrorist in India is much better than normal law abiding citizen. Indian media, Politician and Human Rights are all meant for terrorists ONLY. Human Right wing should change its name to CRIMINAL RIGHTS PROTECTOR. In name of legality and human rights, Indians are been mocked at.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Why should we VOTE?

Once again a hullabaloo that makes me go at end of my wits, here comes the election again; crooks are on sale, criminal’s are in race to become representatives of state and country. The great election drama, where apart from development and well being of society everything is discussed, right from giving hugs and kisses to fellow female contestant, to abusing particular community to propagate against English language, to call upon bollywood celebrity, who even lacks common general knowledge and all sort of antiques to get votes are in trend. Why can’t these so called highly intelligent politicians don’t understand we are not interested in this, what we want is development, security and sustained freedom for country. And, this is the reason many of my fellow voters are moving away from polling booth to Bollywood movie theatre or mini vacations. The essence of voting and importance of voting is just missing the bus by these politicians. In their illusion that politics is won by playing vote bank politics, development is thrown into the throes of anonymity, which, in fact is of prime importance for country’s youth. And hence “NO VOTING” is new mantra of young generation.

“NO VOTING”, is this new mantra, a solution to hard and serious question “Why should we vote?” along with “To whom to vote and for what?” these are real serious question asked by young voters to political fraternity across the board. Why should I vote for some who possessed ammunitions in disguise of protecting family, and that to sourcing guns from India’s top most wanted hardcore criminal. Should we vote for him only because of his two hit Hindi masala movies OR should we vote for some one who is against computers and English as a language OR those candidates who spread lies and distributes money to poor voters OR to a government who in disguise of secularism is winning elections and alliance on vote bank politics and dividing society OR some one who is so myopic in his vision to separate the community in process of branding oneself as protector of a particular community.
We have politicians disclosing their assets which run in crore, but their constituency or state is lagging behind development. We also have our railway minister, in role of a new Management guru who is said to have changed Indian railway system in matter of five years, but shouldn’t we go back and ask him that why in spite of his rule in his state for over one and half decade, the state is one of the worst progressed state, why state has not progressed despite having such a charismatic leader, that is if he is, or is it like he is not interested in development of his own state. Nearly 20% of candidates willing to represent us have criminal records and again all parties are equal in hiring criminals for elections.
What is seen today in politics is only mud slinging on each other, trying to prove that one party is less corrupt and inefficient than other, in a nutshell what is coming straight on face is, that every one is corrupt just that ratings are varying. So why should we vote for these politicians, when they are not concerned with my state / country’s development, they are not fit to represent me and also it is easier said than done to participate in political system and importantly what difference will 1 vote make when the system in itself is corrupt. Its like Hindi quote “mein is paapi ko saath nahi dena chahta, kyuki mein is paap ka bhagidaar nahi banna chahta”.

But even than my question still remains that despite all the above accusations and explanations, is the solution devised of “NO VOTING” a suitable and progressive one. Well to me “Avoiding is never a solution to any problem” and again by deciding not to vote we are actually voting for the same corrupt politician to get re-elected, whom we hate for his crimes and selfish and narrow attitude. Well I would just like to say, “VOTE”, and vote not just for the change but also to initiate the process of change. When the voting percentage will increase, it will also increase the vigil and so the accountability of the politician. To make the matter simple, lets take a scenario of one hypothetical constituency, where voting percentage is very low, the candidates conducts a political arithmetic, and he finds that educated people are not going to vote, so why to flatter this class with development or any positives, as nothing matters to them and on the other hand he can buy out few percentage of vote by distributing money, liquor and sarees. Hence the politician is only interested in making money by hook or crook to distribute among poor to collect votes and will not look after development at all, as development may drive away his vote bank and also create hurdle in his money making business.
When every one gives vote the vigil increases and politician is accountable to more people and also he cannot purchase all the votes hence he has to give back to society by way of development work to get re-elected.
It is completely agreed that by voting this time it is difficult to change the system or get the development in process, but to initiate the development, just vote even if it means to select a lesser criminal of the options but choose one and vote. Yes, we should vote the best and honest person but if there are no honest candidates as an option, then we should go for politician with lesser criminal record as only by increased voting we can fit the fear of incumbency in politician for future election and he will have to start working or else another politician will get chance.
It’s only in our hand to clean our present mess for beautiful future. As said “Always fight for yourself, as no one will fight for you” and that includes even your so called political representative. We have to stop being afraid and also refrain from passing the responsibility of choosing future for ourselves and our future generations. It looks so very easy to comment on a stupid politician’s speech or act, it becomes a talk over tea and debate session in office, but then what are WE doing apart from debate, are we putting these debates in practice by stopping that particular candidate to get re-elected? We plan out time to buy beers and sports lounge tickets in advance as voting day is dry day and holiday so that we can enjoy this holiday, however important day it is. We plan out vacations and watch cricket matches instead of selecting some one to govern us. Also because it is difficult for every one of us to get into system of politics, So VOTE TO INITIATE THE CHANGE, IF CHANGE is not seen right away.
What we are voting is not just for a candidate of constituency but we are voting for “HOPE”, a hope that if not today our tomorrow will be better and with more satisfying feeling that I had a part / role to play in deciding what is right for my country. GUESS WHAT, THIS SATISFACTORY FEELING OF AN ATTEMPT TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY CAN BE AVAILED EVEN BY YOU AT A SMALL PRICE OF JUST ONE VOTE IN EVERY ELECTION WITH NO ADDITIONAL OR HIDDEN COST.

I can recollect a simple nursery story, which tells that a mouse ran over the body of sleeping lion. Well to me the moral of the story is “EVEN a mouse can harass and run over an unaware and sleeping lion”. So even if voters are the most important in democracy but if they are sleeping, these crooks can take us for a big ride.

Lastly want to mention the importance of one vote
In 1645, One Vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England
In 1648, One Vote decided the execution of Charles I
In 1776, One Vote gave America English instead of German as a language
In 1868, One Vote saved Andrew Jackson form Impeachment
In 1923, One Vote made Hitler the leader of Nazi Party
In 1998, Vajpayee Govt. was defeated by One Vote

Moral...every vote counts. Go out and Vote