Showing posts from March, 2020

Has Indian Media Repeated 26/11?

Has the Indian media repeated the mistake done during 26/11? By letting enthusiasm take over sense, yes. They were unapologetic about 26/11 reporting, endangering several lives, eventually responsible for many deaths. The over enthusiasm of low quality Indian media, were enthusiastic to show some migrants worker, basically unaware of the situation, just to score some brownie points. Instead of educating them and making them aware, they used them as a bait to attract more and more such people. The media was kept outside lockdown for a reason.  It failed to understand it.  Being an idiot cannot be an excuse for putting several lives in danger. They have created a situation, where the number of patients may overrun isolation beds. Because of the patients created by this harakiri, many genuine patients, then will have to suffer. In over enthusiasm to fail the government or show the loopholes in the preparedness, they have crossed all the limits of humani

Chronology, COVID-19 and Racism Debate

We are living in the world of media age. Media, which is no more incident, fact or news driven, but a tool to propagate narratives.  Left is still the most prominent ideology and owns the largest media houses across the world. Left ideology also deny national borders. Theoretically, ideologies denying national borders are great, but it comes with the price of national interests. With very few left leaned regimes left, the chances of interests of majority of the population overlooked is more. Also, most of the left regimes have imposed checks on free media. China being no exception. The brotherhood of left ideology help each other in every way in every part of the world. The left hegemony debunk any other narratives or counter views, labelling them as negative. Now look at the below chronology, the narrative twists from anti regime to pro racism, giving almost clean chit to the country, which killed the whistle blower, hid the details about world pandemic and blocking the

Fundamental Rights and the Posters of Hooligans

High court has asked the UP state government to take down the posters of hooligans, declaring it undemocratic. Mind it, they have referred them as anti-CAA protestors and not hooligans involved in vandalism. The court has declared that the law of laws cannot take away their rights to protest. The idea of court is very noble and idealistic. However, the same court often fail to protect the commoner's fundamental rights. And also the safety and security of masses. In this case also, the vandalism has caused inconvenience to masses, instilled fear in them, put extra burden on tax payers. What about the fundamental rights of those, civilized citizens? Coming to the naming and shaming of the hooligans. The orders were given to put posters after initial investigation and by orders of magistrates. This is normal process, if the crime accused won't surrender.  Guilty or not guilty are proven in the courts later. The posters can defame the person locally. What about ne

Economic Issues - Are we barking up the wrong tree?

We have the habit of barking up the wrong tree.We are habituated of blaming molested and not the molester.We blame police to not control the riots, but hardly the rioters.We blame the lawyers for delaying the justice, but not the judiciary. So that's in our blood. Yes, we do bark up the wrong tree. Consider this, If economic policies were bad for the banks, how come ICICI, HDFC Axis, or SBI flourished? How the customer loan rates went down? Home and Car loans between 8 to 9 percent and personal loan between 10 to 12 percent? Why the fiscal deficit is low and how is the depreciation of INR in check? Why the food inflation the lowest post independence? Secondly, Why should a government be blamed for the financial stunts carried over by the ambitious business owners? I believe, by reducing the number of months for being a loan turning NPA from 24 to 18 and then to just 3, RBI is regulating the banks. This step will definitely make the NPA figures rise, but weren

Pathak Chacha

Born with a natural smile, a God's gift, Pathak Chacha was one of the beautiful human being, I came across. The cleft lip, a disorder since his birth, always attracted people, definitely for wrong reasons. I must confess, I too noticed it first and found it weird, but I was a kid then. But that weirdness went away as we came to know him more. Pathak Chacha, often visited our place during morning tea, to the discomfort of the people living around us, the neighbors, who considered him a bad omen, if sighted during morning. Weird, as he was also the creation of the same God, they believed in. Anyway, we enjoyed his light hearted interactions of 15 or 20 minutes of short stays during his morning walk break at our place. For others, he may was a bad start of the day, for us, his visit used to bring morning joy. Pathak Chacha, was a colleague of my father. Born in a family with humble financial background, he achieved a lot he could. He joined the Education Department Engin

The Kashmiris I met

Kashmir, the name referred to the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, is heaven on the earth. It indeed is. One of my dream destinations, these days it is in news due to political reasons. Last few decades it has been in news for terrorism, exodus, army camps, wars, tough life and all negatives. Once a destination for film makers is now destination for news makers. This story is about my Interaction with two Kashmiris. Mukhtar and Reyaz, who used to come every season, used to bring Kashmiri shawls and used to stay entire winter. It was late 1990s. I had approvals from my father to play cricket in local clubs. I was playing in a club which largely stayed in a ghetto. And the Kashmiris coming to my town find it more comfortable to stay there. In one of those seasons, two Kashmiris joined our team. They used to come to practice after end of their business hours. They added spark to our team, we acknowledge by sacrificing our places in playing eleven whenever they accompan

India is not just about Taj Mahal

India is the only country where bashing Indian tradition and culture can earn you appreciation from the fellow Indians. That's the beauty of our democracy. However, people sometimes go overboard and say something against India which is not appropriate and even non Indians, who know India, won't like. Opposing a government, a political leader or a political party often turn into opposing the country itself. Kanhaiya Kumar's rally in one of the backward states, his state and mine too, had one young speaker, who pointed out that if India won't have Taj Mahal, what would we show to the world? Cow or Cow Dung? Ironically, the mass gathered applauded and cheered. It was like applauding to the shortcomings of your parents. The problem is not the young speaker, neither the crowd applauding nor the beautiful monument called Taj Mahal. The problem is the mindset. The problem is that we are so ignorant about our own identity. We need to