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2019 Results: Introspection for Lutyens and Opposition

Opposition-less democracy is not a democracy. In the hindsight of the growing threat to democracy, because there seems to be no opposition, it is  comme il faut , to analyse the results with open mind, which the Lutyens and cheer leaders of opposition are not doing. India is a diverse country. Not only in terms of religions, but in terms of culture, knowledge and financial statuses. There needs to be a common force, which bind them together. India and Indian heritage does that.  The 2019 elections has been successfully completed. The government, labelled as communal, has also completed its full term, without any involvement in divisive policies. The Lutyens and the opposition is yet to digest the 2014 mandate, not yet sure if they will be able to swallow the 2019 verdict. There are strong reasons to believe. This article will try to present the other side of view and what is wrong with the Lutyens and the opposition. The Intellectual Terrorism A section of media

२०१९ चुनवोपरांत कुबुद्घिजिवायों का अनर्गल प्रलाप (HINDI)

लुटियंस मोदी के जीत को कमतर करने के लिए तमाम प्रपंच कर रहे हैं। कभी किसी बेवकूफ समर्थक को पकड़ कर वन्दे मातरम गीत पूछना, कभी  अनपढ़ और बूढ़ी औरतों को ले के आना और उनकी अनपढ़ सोच दिखाना, कभी किसी बड़बोले समर्थक को पकड़ना, कुल मिलाकर ये जताना की मोदी समर्थक या तो बेवकूफ है, या बड़बोला है, या अनपढ़ है। वो प्रोफेसरों, अध्यापकों, पूर्व सैनिकों, वैज्ञानिकों और बुद्धिमान लोगों को, जो मोदी का समर्थन करते हैं, नहीं दिखाते। खैर, उनकी अपनी समस्याएं हैं। मगर अब ये समस्या गहरी हो रही है, क्यूंकि अब ये दुष्प्रचार हमारे लोकतंत्र को ही समस्या की जड़ में खड़ा कर रहा है। अब वो अपमानित कर रहे हैं मतदाताओं को अपने अनर्गल प्रलाप से।  वो मतदाताओं के मत को राष्ट्रवादी या धार्मिक उन्माद के अन्तर्गत लिया गया फैसला बता रहे हैं। वो उड़िसा के मतदाताओं के राजनीतिक परिपक्वता को बौना दिखा रहे हैं, जिन्होंने एक ही साथ कराए चुनाव में, राज्य और केंद्र के लिए अलग दल को चुना। क्या राजस्थान, मध्य प्रदेश और छत्तीसगढ़ के मतदाताओं को ६ महीनों में ही उन्मादी  हो गए? मोदी संत नहीं है, और ना भाजपा संतों की टोली

India, Gandhi and Dissent

India is the land of seekers, the land of debates, the land of truth. In India, even the Gods and their acts are allowed to be questioned. Indian heritage teaches us to appreciate the fiercest of enemies, find good in the most evil souls and punish our very own, if needed. Nothing, literally nothing is too sacred in Indian philosophy, which cannot be questioned or debated. Ironically, India has stopped questioning, if not questioning, then perhaps questioning the right people and with right perspective. We have started following the mediaeval foreign practices, of making people and things related to them sacred and unquestionable. We made them so sacred, that the sacredness suffocates the very essence and existence of theirs. Gandhi is probably the greatest son, respected more than anyone in the modern history of India. Gandhi is inspiration, Gandhi is sacred. But what makes Gandhi, a Mahatma? Gandhi in his several writings has mentioned about the weaknesses he had, the

T. N. Seshan - Most Glamorized CEC of India

T. N. Seshan is probably the most prominent and glamorized Chief Election Commissioners of India. But are we crediting him too much? Seshan's tenure was from 12 December 1990 – 11 December 1996. General elections happened in 1990, 1991 and 1996 under him, over which he raised his prominence. During all these elections barring 1991, there were more than one CEC. The decision making is easy, when you are sole decision maker. Even easier when the government in power is weak and broken. Third front coalition government was weakest in the history of India, which gave added advantage. (From Wikipedia) From 1989 to 1 January 1990, there were two commissioners. In 1990 of January, two chief commissioners were abolished and election commission acted as a single-member body. Again by The Election Commissioner Amendment Act, 1993 made the Election Commission a multi-member body. On 1 October 1993, a further two commissioners were appointed. Decisions are made by majority vote.

The Richest Poor Lady - Goitha Wali

Life is beautiful. We don't need a raison d'etre to live. We live and life finds a reason for it. You may touch many lives, without being wealthy or educated or social. The story is about a wealthy lady, whose wealth cannot be determined by just monetary parameters. My mother is a kind hearted person, one of the reasons, our home used to be a shelter for a lot of old aged women at different times. Some of them were annoying to us, but we, the family, respectfully accepted my mother's concordat with herself, to have her kind of social duty. One such old lady, became part of our daily lives for few years, when we used to live in a rented accommodation. This old lady was a domestic help for our home owners. She was respected and loved in that family. The kind act of my mother, slowly made her part of our lives too. In her early days, the lady used to sell "Goitha", the cow dung cakes, which earned her the nickname "Goitha Wali", meaning, the one wh