Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Political Reforms

Political Reforms
Since past few days mercury level of political arena is on the way of touching a new height with the on going political war of leaders of North India especially of the Bihar with the young Maharshtrian leader Raj Thakre. If we look at the root cause for all these unpleasant happening we are bound to end with political desire of proving the regional supremacy of self over the others.
In fact this regionalism is seeded with our constitution though I am not a constitution expert but surely an Indian with a little bit of wisdom to take the measures of the situations. At the time of independence country was divided into state on the bases of language and unfortunately during these over 60 years of post independence we fail to develop attitude of being Indian still we are Punjabi, Gujarati, Bihari, Rajathani, Maharashtrian or North Indians and south Indians. As we are living in the democratic setup and it is most suited for the political parties to have small but very strong supportive vote banks hence political leadership of the country has preferred to work for keeping the regional identity intact instead of developing attitude and affection for the national identity among the generations of post independence era.
This is always said that there is a silver lining in the dark clouds. In fact this ongoing political dispute is that silver line which must be utilised for initiating the script writing for the much needed political reforms. On my experiences as the common citizen I am putting up some reforms.
There will be no states in the country, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari whole land will be a nation. This is sure that an opposing argument will be based on difficulties at administrative levels but this can be solved with making provision of increasing the powers of local bodies at the city / village levels and increasing the number of members of Lok Sabha there must be a representative of every five Lakh voters in the dense population areas and for three Lakh voters in the areas of dispersed population.
As there is provision of development funds for every Member of Parliament so this can be made compulsory for all the political parties to face the elections with their proposed development plan for every constituency by utilizing this fund. Winning party which fails to complete less than 80% of proposed development will not be entitled for fighting election from that constituency in the next election.
People often complains and there is truth in it to considerable extant, that MP or MLA of the area has not worked for the all round and equal development in the constituency and has utilized most of the funds for providing facilities to specific area of the constituency. To avoid this I am suggesting change in method of declaring winner of election, instead of present total number of popularity votes, candidate who stood first on the list of popularity votes at 70% of total pooling booths will be declared winner. This might rarely happens that a candidate might get higher votes but as that candidate fails to gets first position at 70% of total pooling booths so this candidate will not be the winner.
There is another way also in which every pooling booth will be converted into single vote and candidate standing first and second will get it. For illustration suppose in a constituency there are 500 pooling booths so a candidate will be entitled for getting maximum 1000 votes and any candidate getting 700 votes should be declared winner. For getting pooling both vote this will essential for the candidate to get at least 20% of total votes. [If 1000 people have voted at least 200 must have voted for that candidate]
Any member of Parliament changing party six months prior to election will not be entitled for fighting the forth coming election on the ticket of newly joined party and will have to wait till next election for being a candidate from the same constituency.
Political parties failing to win 10% of total seats will loose their registration with election commission and their candidates who had won that election will have to join any other party within 30 days of such action.
Political leaders will not be entitled for accepting any gift / donation either from common citizen or from any commercial establishment for self or for party.
Political parties will get election fund equivalent to 5% of aggregate of development fund received by their Members of Parliament.
Candidate are allowed to make maximum election expanses at the rate of Rs. 5/- [Five] per voter and has to submit details of proposed expanses while filling the election forms. Election commission will give Rs. 1 Lakh to every candidate who keeps total election expenses within Rs. 10 Lakh and gets Rs. 1 Lakh from the party election fund.
For registering a party with election commission, which can be done one year prior of next scheduled elections, this will be mandatory to have endorsement from at least 15 present or past members of Parliament who are entitled for fighting election and give written commitment of fighting next election as party candidate of this new political party. Election commission will charge Rs. 30,000/- for registering a political party.
In the case of death / disqualification of a member, instead of holding fresh elections, candidate stood second in the previous election will become member for rest of the term. This rule is applicable only if the time for the next scheduled election is higher than six months, other wise party president will look after the developmental works of the constituency without having voting rights or right of participation in the parliament functioning.
No politician will be entitled for fighting more than five elections irrespective of wining or loosing the election and this will be inclusive of the elections at the city / Village level.
Independent candidates will not be allowed to fight elections for the Lok Sabha, however their participation will be allowed in the city / Village level elections. Here also provision should be made for providing development fund and pre election announcement of development plan by the candidates at the city / village levels.
Rajya Shabha will not exist. President of India will have right of appointing 20 members for Lok sabha but these appointment member will not be entitled for becoming a minister in the government and eventually function as independent candidate.
There will be no reservation in any field on any bases and there will be only one set of laws for all the Indians, irrespective of their caste, religion or region of living. Using a word indicating caste or religion of any citizen will be a punishable crime.
This is common observation that these days working of Parliament House gets hurdles or withheld for this or that reasons hence to avoid this, provision should be made that members must get allowance on the bases of working hours of the house instead of present one which is based on the number of days.
This is also observed that certain politicians are enjoying same portfolio in the ministry for several terms which often leads creation of non satisfaction and irregular [region wise] development works by that ministry. Provision should be made that no politicians should be allowed same ministry for more than three years in the entire political career. However post of Prime Minister & Finance Minister will be free from this restriction.
In the case of ruling party don’t have any member matching with eligibility criteria for the Finance Minister, can appoint any suitable candidate. In that case one member of the party will have to resign from the membership of Parliament and person appointed as finance minister will be treated as representative for the constituency of resigning member.
Baring the Prime Minister, all the ministers and Members of Parliaments will be entitled for 3BHK flat in multistoried building for their residential purpose in Delhi on rental basis. The rent will not be in excess of 20% of salary and allowances and will be deducted at source. All the members have to vacant this flat one month prior of the elections and have to submit such certificate to election officials if fighting elections.
As in the present era politics is no more act of social service and being member of Parliament involves more than adequate economic gains hence if any member needs a security will have to pay for this.
Eligibility Criteria
This is most strange and truly fascinating fact about our country that for being selected to post of forth grade employee say peon one needs to have a minimum educational qualification equivalent of 10 years of school education but for being a politician, representative of millions and nation’s police maker you are free from such obligations. We are often complaining about lowering of moral behavior by the politicians but never put stress for combining the educational qualification with the essentials of political leadership. As at the time of independence educational levels in our country were lower in the true sense but during these 60 years we had marched miles and miles ahead on the road of increasing educational levels hence this is most appropriate time to make certain essential educational levels for fighting elections. My proposed educational eligibility criteria is
For Village Level Elections: Minimum 8 years of school educationFor City Level Elections: Minimum 12 years of school education For Being Member of Parliament: A degree or professional diploma For Being Minister: Post GraduationFor Finance Minister: Economics Post Graduate or CEO of a corporate house with five years experience. For Defense Minister: Retired armed force personal of rank of Major and above or IPS personal of equivalent post. For Prime Minister: Minimum one year’s experience of being a minister is desirable but not essential.
The most and all important eligibility criteria for being entitled as a candidate in any election, person must not have any past criminal record and at any time of election process should not be in prison even due to political reasons.
To Young Indians
I know my most of proposals will be out rightly rejected by majority of the present political leadership of the country, but frankly speaking I had not written a single word for them, all this is about a hard to achieve challenge for younger Indian generation and written for the purpose of awakening them. Once I had read a meaningful and inspiring thought “Be the change you want to see”. I wish to further ahead of this that this is always the younger generations which are willing for change and have the energy sources essential for bringing the change. I wish to say identify your energy potential and instead of using this for destructive works by playing at the hands of politicians, be politicians, utilize these huge energy channels you have for making self and every citizen of country, an Indian in true sense. Do remember old aged persons can only suggest directions for the action but can’t initiate an action this is the reasonability of youth to act and bring a desirable change.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Indian Idol 4 - Will a Sindhi this time

Young talented singing sensation Mohit Lalwani of Delhi has made final 30 for Indian Idol 4 and needs supporting SMS from viewers to move further in competition. Watch him performing on Sony Television Friday - Saturday and support him by sending a minimum of 5-6 SMS everytime & maximum no limit. (Please note that the SMS lines open from Saturday 9p.m. to Sunday 9a.m.)


To read more about Mohit Lalwani

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Scripted Protest

Scripted Protest
Surly many of you will agree with me, that during past few days a few Hindi News television channels have dedicated significant time slot for discussing live in relations this happen because congress party lead Maharashtra government recommended this, otherwise in our country still a discussion on a sex related topic is treated as social taboo by a considerable large population. The question is that why it become essential for government to make legal provision for the Live in relation? Will this law be capable of solving the problem or this going to be proved yet another weapon to use as tool for harassment? First of all let us look at situations which are underlining the need of recognition for Live in relations especially when we are living in a country, which since the ancient times has historic tradition for Gandharva Vivah a marriage without celebrations and rituals and even the Niyog [Woman seeking temporary sex relations for the pregnancy with the consent of her husband who being physically handicap to perform his part in the process of birth of children] was not looked as the action to be reason for hate and social isolation. The most significant and very distinctly known characteristic of time is its changing nature and forcing surroundings to cope with these changes. In the most parts of globes among the human population this is universal understanding and accepted fact that for becoming successful one need to be master in coping with and able to sustain changes generated by the time. Since the time of independence, in these sixty odd years our country has successfully tackled the changes posed by the time. In the time of sixty years of post independence, Indian women’s journey has covered miles and miles and presently she is marching shoulder to shoulder with her opposite sex partner on every walk of life. Today in the Indian cities and even in villages, baring some remote area of the country, women are coming out from the boundary walls of the home for the education and for the jobs, hence the interaction between the two human sexes is increasing at very vigorous rate, here by interaction I don’t mean necessarily about the lustful behavior, but surely also don’t deny the increased chances for the existence of physical relations between duo. In these situations Live in relations start to appear on the social platform because in our country bigamy is taken as breach of law. In most of the cases woman is on the side suffering most because still our society is male dominating one and all the blames become the share of woman. People opposing this recognition of Live in relations are taking this as bypass for the bigamy law and an effort to destroy several centuries old Indian tradition of marriage and family. On the other side supporters are arguing this as woman protecting law and essential for keeping the social environment having certain moral norms. I have started this with television channels and concluding with one more news of the television channels and this is related with one of reality show Bigg Boss. News reports lodging of F.I.R. against the show for spreading vulgarity. The amazing facts about this complain is that it is lodged by the President of Youth branch of the political party, which is supporting recognition to live in relations. Frankly speaking I am unable to write the script properly, on the moral ground which is more harmful for our social life, telecasting swim suit scenes and leg massage of girl by a boy or giving by law recognition to live in relations.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Say No to Smoking

Say No to Smoking
Water flow under the bridges is speeding up and news world is regularly updates with some real interesting rumors and facts. This is a real fact that since last 2nd October India is among the select group of country where smoking at public places is punishable activity by the law of land.
Before I am come to express my views about, I feel it my moral duty to interact with my regular blog readers, you all know last about 50 days were of the hectic work schedule for me as I was over busy with renovation of community portal of global Sindhis and launching of a website related with tourism of Incredible India. This is truly an encouraging happening for us that within 10 days of official launching our site started to find place in Google search for the keywords like Bhodhgaya. Many of my e-friends know, this is my professional commitment to compile all the information available on our site in readable format and this work is among the most time consuming jobs hence I was unable to find time for my blog writing. This tedious work is over though 100 descriptive pages related with Famous forts and monuments of country are still to be added to site but this work will start towards mid of November and over next project will become functional towards the year end so for next about 3 months I am with leisure time and promise to update my blog at least 12 to 15 times in a month.
Coming back to topic of this blog post “Smoking”, various health reports of our country are indicative of about 2,800 deaths daily due to tobacco generated diseases including cancer of various vital body organs. Probably this might be the encouraging reason for the central government for coming up with this law. People protesting this law are of the opinion that this is yet another blind following of developed countries like France, Germany and many other European countries. These people are arguing on the basis of known and accepted facts that in our country more that 80% of tobacco is consumed in the form of “Khaini”, “Gutaka” and “Bidis” where as in the rest of world more than 90% of total tobacco consumption is in the form of “Cigarettes” hence the situations in our country are completely different from rest of world, beside that higher villege population, lower education levels and less health awareness among common citizens will prove a huge hurdle for the practical implementation of this law and there are more chance for this law to providing yet another platform for corruption. Whatever the arguments may be given in favor or against of this law but this is a welcomed step as whatever may be the chances of successful implementation of this law, one thing is sure this law is going to discourage youth for going for smoking.
As our news channels have tendency of over acting on any happening so this was not different. Some news channels have shown how the common people and even the employees from the Indian Police are violating this law, but no news channel registered complain against them, even though the channels were with the decisive evidence in the form of video footage. I wish to ask just one and simple question to all these news channels, Is this responsible journalism? Implementation of law of land doesn’t rests only with hands of administrative machinery of the country but this moral duty of every citizen to extend helping hands for the implementation of laws. Sorry to say but this attitude was completely non visible in the actions of country’s television news channels.
Some other television news channels covered this issue with reactions of celebrities and among this most meaningful reaction came from Sharukh Khan, a known smoker film star and Youth Icon of country “It was better to ban cigarette production or hang the smokers but we know we can’t do this because we are living in a democratic country”.
Surly this is hard to implement this law in a country where just for fun of evocating fumes from the mouth youth is getting attracted towards smoking. Baning of smoking on public place can be taken as interim step because presently government is not in mood of sustaining huge [about 40 thousand carore of rupees] revenue loss for the sack of public health. Political dilemma of country is also not favoring such harsh steps but surely this is within the reach of government to raise the duties on tobacco products to such levels that these products go beyond the reach of purchasing powers of common people. This additional generated revenue can be utilized for educating people about the health hazards of tobacco consumption.
Even the chronicle smokers will not deny “Smoking is injurious for the health” so please next time say no to smoking, whether it is ban by law or not.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Expiry Date

Expiry Date

One might take this as the vacuum of professional creative thoughts of my mind as over the last three months, is the time period since I was working with two simultaneously ongoing projects renovation and redesigning of a community portal dedicated to global sindhi community and developing a concept related with India tourism as the . Surely the second one was more challenging one just because there are so many website with a lot of information. I will be writing about this as separate article and will share with you either here or at India Travel World - Blogs related with India Tourism, Cricket & Sports.

Everything available in the market has a specific time line for the best use or for giving the best possible satisfaction to buyer up to a certain pre fixed time; we often call this time line as the expiry date. Our Hindu vision of life goes even beyond this with believe of every thing which is created is bound to destroy. We have Trio of Gods Brahma – creator of universe, Vishnu – one who looks after the universe and Mahesh – the destroyer or the terminator of universe. This is the Hindu world where expiry dated life- in the forms of spirits, souls and life without body- exists more strongly than any other religious stream of human world.

Anyway as we are native of presently, very strong and dominating marketing world so we know and strongly supports discarding use of things after specific time line from date of manufacturing or day of existing. Market movers are so strongly and deeply in rooted in our life that in the modern times even the human relations are having expiry date and supposed to be either discarded from use or to be renovated for further use. This might be the most adverse effect of market dominating forces on our life vision as we the Indians are known to be as the believer of existence of relation beyond the death and extended for several births but we can’t do anything as we have to move with changing time and avoid the label of “expiry dated “for the self.

One thing which I surely like to quote here for the market movers and our techno savvy youth who often use word “out dated “ expiry dated for the thoughts of elders are forgetting one thing while considering the expiry date of products and human relations, renovation might be the essential difference of expiry date for products and human relations. Use of products beyond the expiry date might prove dangerous for the life but as for as relations are concerned they are the constant source of life liquid all we have to do is renovated them with time for the best constructive effect on our life.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Kolhapur Ganesh Idols

Kolhapur Ganesh Idols are famous world wide and even exported to various countries. Here are some of the idols of Lord Ganesha for homes.
Along with the people of Maharashtra and other Hindus, Sindhi community is also celebrating this festival and at many Sindhi homes idols of Shree Ganesh are established.

For more news about Kolhapur Ganesh Festival

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Sindhi Surnames or Family Names

Sindhi Surnames or Family Names

If we consider contribution of Sindhis for the human world population surely this will not be more than 1% of entire but this is also fact that it is almost next to impossible to locate a geographical region or nation without Sindhi population this is a distinct indication for most dispersed status of Sindhi community.

Besides being the front runner for the business wisdom, talent and hard working nature Sindhis have yet another significant thing related with their surname or family names, as almost all of them ends with “ani”. This “ani” is in fact an ancient tradition of showing respect to elders as “ani” means belongs to and Sindhi surnames / family names are generated from suffixing “ani” to name of few generations ago elder family head, for instant my surname “Manghirmalani “ is originated by adding “ani” to Manghirmal.

Here is the list of Sindhi surnames/ family names known to me, the list is arranged in alphabetical order. If you are a Sindhi and your surname is not in the list, please click the link below to add to list.

Sindhi Surnames Family Names
Achhara - Adnani - Advani - Adwani - Ahuja - Ailani - Amarani - Ambwani - Amlani - Arjnani - Asnani - Assudani - Aswani - Awatani - Awataney
Babani - Bachani - Bahrani - Bakthani - Bhatia - Bajaj - Balani - Balchandani - Balwani - Basantani - Bhagchandani - Bhagtani - Bharwani - Bherwani - Bhojwani - Bodwani - Budhwani - Bulchandani - Butani
Chadha - Chainanni - Chanchlani - Chandnani - Chandwani - Chandani - Chatwani - Chawala - Chetwani - Chhabada - Chhabdiya - Chhabria - Chhoda - Chugh - Chughani
Dadlani - Dalwani - Dandwani - Daryanani - Daryani - Daswani - Daultani - Dayani - Devnani - Dhameja - Dhanjani - Dialani - Dingreja - Dudhani - Dulhani - Duseja - Fundwani
Galani - Gangtani - Gangwani - Gellani - Gulabani - Gulwani - Gurbani - Gurbaxani - Gurnani - Gursahaney - Guwalani - Guwlani - Harchandani - Hemnani - Hingorani - Hirani - Idnani - Israni
Jagyasi - Jagwani - Jaisinghani - Jawhrani - Jeswani - Jethanandani - Jhamnani - Jivani - Jodhwani - Jumnani
Kalwani - Kanal - Kanjani - Karamchandani - Karia - Katara - Kataria - Katari - Katariya - Khemtiyani - Keswani - Kewalramani - Kewlani - Khantani - Khatari - Khotwani - Khubchandani - Kriplani - Krishnani - Kukreja
Lakhani - Lakhmani - Lakhwani - Lal - Lalchandani - Lalwani - Lilani
Madhwani - Madnani - Makhija - Makhijani - Mamtani - Manchandani - Manglani - Manghirmalani - Mankani - Mansharamani - Mansukhani - Manwani - Matta - Menghani - Melwani - Mirchandani - Mohnani - Moolchandani - Moorjani - Motwani - Mulchandani
Nagdev - Nagpal - Nandwani - Nankany - Narang - Narsinghani - Narvani - Narwani - Nathani - Nebhani - Nihalani - Notani
Pahuja - Pamnani - Panjabi - Panjwani - Parmanandani - Parwani - Phulwani - Poptani - Premani - Punjabi - Punshi - Purswani
Raghani - Raheja - Raisinghani - Rajani - Rajdev - Rakhyni - Ramani - Ramchandani - Ramrakhyani - Ravlani - Rijhwani - Rochlani - Rohera - Rohida - Rohira -
Sachdev - Sadarangani - Sadhwani - Sakhrani - Samtani - Satnani - Santwani - Sata - Satwani - Savlani - Sharma - Shivani - Shivdasani - Somani - Sulkhwani - Sundrani
Tahalramani - Tahilani - Talreja - Tanwani - Tarachandani - Tehlyani - Tejwani - Tekwani - Thadani - Thavani - Thawani - Tirthani - Totwani - Tourani - Tulsiani
Udasi - Uttamchandani - Valecha - Vabgani - Vanjani - Varandani - Varjani - Varliani - Varyani - Vasnani - Vaswani - Vasyani - Vatnani - Vatwani - Vishwani
Wadhwa - Wadhwani

Even, if you don’t belong to Sindhi community but know a Sindhi with a surname / family name other than listed above. Please inform me.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Sindhis after the partition of India

Sindhis after the partition of India

After getting independence from the British rule nation divided into two countries namely Bharat [India] and Pakistan, as this division was rooted with the concentration of religious population, hence several lakh of Hindu population, living since centuries and many generation on the land, become part of Pakistan, was forced to migrate India because this was clear even before the partition that new country is going to be land of Islamic dominance. This partition proved very crucial, painful and suffering for the Hindus especially those were living in Sindh and Punjab area.
As for as the Sindhis are concerned this partition has worked as deadly killer factor for the rich cultural and social heritage of the community and Sindhi language, as in these changes scenario, being a part of large geographical region and in the status of migrant Sindhis were forced to get a dispersed status in India.
Migrant Sindhis were pursing hard for getting back to economic roots and also factor of low concentration of population was proving and working as gradual venomous for the Sindhi customs, traditions, culture, celebrations and language, as a natural result, today, after the 60 years of independence, a considerable chunk of young sindhi population is not able to speak and or write sindhi language, As at the time of partitions, though majority of sindhi population migrated to India but a few families had opted other countries also. Modern young Sindhi population can't be blamed for not knowing the Sindhi language because this is not their fault as they are born and brought up in the linguistic atmosphere other than Sindhi.
Sindhis are among the strongest business minded communities of human world and have a very high success ratio. Hard working nature, proper and timely use of available knowledge and resources along with presence of mind are helping Sindhis in maintaining their world leadership status in global business world. To express business mind of Sindhis, I am quoting an imaginary incident. Once in India, one Sindhi and Chinese were traveling in same rail comportment. All of sudden train passed through a mosquito rich area, many mosquitoes entered into compartment, Chinese person killed a mosquito flying around his head and have eaten it. In next few seconds another mosquito started flying around the Sindhi head; fellow Chinese become curious for the reaction of Sindhi. Nothing happen abnormal Sindhi also succeeded in killing the mosquito like the Chinese. Placed the killed mosquito on hand palm, and to surprise of Chinese, forwarded palm to him with the words "Hello Sir would you like to buy this". is providing a communication platform among the members of globally scattered Sindhi Community in the form of “World Sindhi Directory” .

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sindhi True Indian Minority

Sindhi True Indian Minority

In the democratic setup numbers are playing most important and vital role. In the India, many communities are trying to have the minority status either on the basis of language or on population in a particular region. If we look at national scenario sindhu community emerges as the true minority and following seven points are the supporting evidence for this fact.

Sindhi speaking population of the country is only between 2% to 3% of total population of the country. [Estimated Sindhi population is between 2.5 carore and 3 carore].
Sindhi population is scattered through out the country, from Kashmir to Kanniyakumari, hence the density of Sindhi population is such diluted that even at some places not taken in consideration.
If we leave apart a few cities like Ulhasnagar in Thane district of Maharashtra and Adipur in Kutch area of Gujrat, in most of cities Sindhi population is about something from 5% to 20%, of total population of the city. There is long list of Indian cities where Sindhi population is even less than 5% of total city population.
Sindhi Language is not a state language for any Indian state; Sindhi language is not in use as the regional language or holds such status.
There are no reserved seats either for state assembly or Parliament for Sindhis, like backward classes have.
Even like the Anglo Indian community, no Sindhi is nominated for the Parliament.
Sindhi population in the country is so dispersed in the country that like other communities [even the recoginse minorities], no sindhi is able to won state assembly / Parliament elections only on the support of own community, probably this is the reason for presence of very few Sindhis in the arena of Indian Politics.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ye India Ka Politics Hai [This is Indian politics]

Ye India Ka Politics Hai [This is Indian politics]

So the much waited decision of withdrawing the support to central government by left parties was initiated a few days back though this doesn’t prove tsunami creator as was expected but still Indian Ocean of politics went under the influence of ways of political instability with very high tides and Prime Minister was forced to move the confidence motion in the Parliament house. A special season was called for two days on 21st and 22nd July 2008 and members decided on 22nd with 275 members voted in favor of motion, 256 opposed it and 10 members preferred either to remain absent in Parliament or did not take part in voting. Any how as this was expected Government succeeded in getting confidence of house. I was wondering and thinking about this strange political development of Indian politics. My thought process was broken with the calling tune of my mobile, which was transmitting musical lyrics of old Hindi Film song “Janewaloon Jara Mudkar Dekho Mujhe”. This was clear indication for the presence of wrestler turned politician Kishor Lal Singh Pahalwan, at the other end.

I was a bit surprised because this was not matching with the probable present mood of Netaji, as yesterday only his party won the vote of confidence at center hence there was no space for being in unhappy or sad mood. Anyway I picked the call.

“Hello Sirji, have you liked my, this tune, which I am dedicating to opposition and all other political parties Left us to face this unwanted situation”. Kishori asked.

“But this lyrics and music of this song……….”
Kisori started answering before I could complete question, “For a change this time I decided to reflect the mood of politicians opposing us. As soon as we finish our talk, you will get a miss call from with song matching with my mood.”

“But don’t you think handling Mulayam Singh, is not going to prove a bit harder?” I asked.
“No Sirji, Not at all, his position in his home state is so crucial that he is in very bad need of political shelter, hence he will not dare to even put his head up. You know no wise person wish to trap in street with fire on both ends. Surely Mulayam Singh is among the selective and rare wise politicians present on the political sky of country.” Kishori explained.

This looked quite satisfactory analysis but as my mind was full of question so I put another one. “What about Guru Ji? After all in past some allegations are made against him for meaningful support of government?”

Sir Ji, how you are forgetting the sarcastic article “Post office” of Hindi writer “sharad Josh” which you had mentioned as reference during our talk on corruption in the country?”

“Yes Kishori Ji, I remembered but that has to do with this situation? I asked.

“Not the article” Kishori replied “But lending sentences of that article “Khair! Jiska Jo bhi banata tha mein diya aur apani pahchan karvakar aaya hua parcel lekar ghar vapas aa gaya.” [I paid which was due customary for every one, they were satisfied with identification proof and I came back to home with parcel send to me.]. We had used this, so don’t worry about this”.
“By the way what about, the news of market price ranging between Rs. 25 carore to 100 carore? This was my next question to him.

“Kiya Sir Ji, Aap Bhi! Nayee bhi kabhi dusare nayee se paise leta hai kiya? [is a barber is charging another barber for hair cutting?]”

Once again Kishori’s explanation was satisfactory but still I preferred to look the matter more deeply “But Kishori Ji, this time these allegations are framed by a senior and seasoned politician?”

“All is bull shit Sir Ji. I am sorry but forced to say, even remaining in my touch for so many years; you fail to understand human community known as the politicians. Through out the world we the politicians are the only human beings who are true opportunist; we always react according to need and situation. We are born only and only for getting so paying is never part of life of politicians.” Kishori stooped for a while “anyway, at present I got some visitors, so we will have talk on this at some other time.” With these words Kishori disconnected phone.

My mind was still filled with thoughts about the behavior of politicians in the light of this talk, the first words which came to mind where “Ye India Ka Politics Hai”. Before I go deep in my though process, my mobile started singing yet another Hindi Film song “Hari Bazi Ko Jitana Hume Aata Hai”. I recalled words of Kishori Ji about the miss call and decided to enjoy the song, leaving all the political thoughts behind because you all know this will go on happening like this after all “Ye India Ka Politics Hai”.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Indian Cinema & Cricket 2008

Indian Cinema & Cricket 2008

Indian are said to be people with passion and for the youth and modern Indians cinema and cricket are not mere a passion but the basic style of living and interacting with each other.

More than half of the year 2008 has been deposited with history though the country is undergoing a political instability due to much awaited withdrawal of support for UPA government by the left front but still majority of population is worried about the loss of title at Asia Cup and Tri series of ODI cricket recently concluded in Pakistan and box office of many of big budget Hindi films released in the first half of the year.

On the fronts of both the passions of Indians, first half of year is some what a mix bag as for as success is concerned. IPL has created a record of new success and opened the doors of unlimited earnings for the players but towards the end fatigue of Dhoni, in bits and patches success of Yuvraj, Non justifying treatment of selectors for the Asian top batsman and Bengal Tiger Sourav Ganguli [he is not among the 30 probable Indians for the Champion’s trophy to held in September in Pakistan?] are giving space for the worries of the game lovers. The satisfactory side of the coin is the amazing success run of openers Shewag and Gambhir.

When we turn to another Indian passion cinema, Hindi movies are having a fusion of a lot of failure with some quantity of success. It seems that since last 4-5 years this trend of majority of releases not performing well at box office and first half of 2008 can’t be said different from that. Trade experts of Indian cinema are listing
[1] Race [Abas Mastan] [2] Jannat [Mahesh Bhat [3] Sarkar Raj [ Ramgopal Verma] [4] Bhutnath [Ravi Chopara] [5] Jodha Akbar [Ashutosh Govarikar] as the most successful five released and [1] Hall Bol [Rajkumar Santoshi] [2] Black & white [Subash Ghai] [3] Tashan [Yashraj] [4] Mare Bap Pahle Aap [Priyadarshan] [5] Thoda Piyar Thoda Music [Kunal Kohali] as the biggest flop movies of first half of 2008.

First half 2008 has once again underlined the importance of Amitabh [Big B] for the Indian silver screen out of the five most business oriented Hindi movies are credited with him. Mahesh Bhat’s Janat is based on cricket and proved once again that Indians are more than crazy for the cricket. Ajay Devgan’s first directional attempt “You Me and Hum “, Rakesh Roshan’s “Crazy Four” failed to meet with the expectations of cinegoers, where as success of “Aamir” [Rajiv Khandelwal] and “Mithya” [Ranbir Shouri] has proved that there is still ample space for the off beat cinema and Indian are no more made for the star, they had started to give importance to another aspects of movies also.

There are some waves of blaming IPL for not much successful first half of 2008 and even people are thinking in terms of meeting with the challenge posed by IPL in terms of withholding release of movies during the next session of IPL. Any how the remaining six months are going to be prove acid test for many star performers. The first on the list is our own “Bole to munna bhai Sanjay Datta as with ready to release films like “EMI”, “Kidnap” and “Allauddin” are going to decide his worth for the Indian film industry. Much talked “Gajani” for whom Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan has started to present self without much hairs on head, Akashay Kumar’s “Singh is King” will also released in next few months. Towards the end of December King Khan, after the failure of “Panchavi Pass” on small screen, will try to come back with a movie. These six months are said to be not as bad for Salu Miyan as he is showing a good amount of power holding with “Dus Ka Dam” on television screen.

Most successful event IPL is undergoing phase of drug addiction, shadows of match fixing and cinema is running with flops from the some of the established names and big budget movies. Let us hope in the second half of the year both the passions cinema and cricket bring the glory and enjoyment for the Indians.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Indian Family budget and education

Indian Family budget and education

Just consider the most promising and progressive world economies surely you will end with India, emerging as the world leader in this arena. With the speedy progress on economic fronts country is not legging for behind on the fronts of price hike of day to day commodities and life supporting products.

Have a look on following description: A computer lab with high speed internet connectivity & equipped with most modern computer systems, Air conditioned meeting hall, Long, spacious, green tree loaded and shadowed premises, state-of-art indoor game hall, finely architected and well decorate receptionist desk, Olympic sized shaded swimming pool and well dressed staff. Surely you had started thinking about the corporate office and work place of a multinational company. Will you please allow me correcting you, all the above description has nothing to do with a business setup or commercial enterprise. This is all about the modern and high classed boarding school in India. In fact education of children is the most worrying factor for most of Indian parents.

In the Indian economy, middle class, to whom even the American President blamed for the recent price hike in world markets, is working as the back bone of the system. These regular price hikes often disturb the domestic budget of this class but the most destroying thing for the budget of middle class Indian families is the unbelievable increase in expenses related with the education of children. Look at expenses under this head they are showing a huge growth of over 100% during last five years.

In the year 2002 most of recognizing schools in most of metro cities of the country were charging a monthly fee between Rs. 100 and Rs. 300 only but today this monthly fess is raised to minimum of around Rs. 300. Now think of other important expenses head of education of Indian children and this is private tuition, for which parents have to pay almost equal amount of school fee. On the one hand government expenses on primary education are increasing and on the other hand numbers of government schools are showing a constant decline with simultaneously number growth of private school is keeping on increasing and as the natural result of all these is visible in the form of high priced schooling.

Before I conclude this, I would like to ask a very simple question to huge Indian middle class families. I was a secondary school teacher for more than 25 years and still wondering on wisdom of teaching computers to kids who are not still perfect in their mother tongue? Before blaming government just think of our attitude of measuring standard of education only basis of amount paid by us for importing this to our children. Don’t you think until and unless we are not going to change our this attitude we will remain not only deprived of benefits of national economic boost but also will have to face the problem of disturbed domestic budgets due to these increased educational expenses.

Thursday, July 03, 2008



In the life of Indians this is one of the most dominating word at least since last two decade no other word is able to challenge influence that this word holds for the life of Indians from all aspects of life.

Before I go for elaborating influence of this word on life of common people let us see one hilarious side of Finance. Two politicians, one in the government and other in the opposition were engaged in a conversation about the financial progress of the country. Opposition politician was criticizing government for increase the debt circle around the country. Ruling politician was not agreeing with this as in his view these increased foreign loans have increased the safety of the country without any increase on front of expenditures of armed forces. Opposition politician was surprised to listen this as you are to read this. Look at explanation given by the ruling politicians. “Look dear! In presence of these loans no country of world will dare to make an assault on India just because every country knows in that condition these powerful countries will run for protecting India as this is the only way for the safe recovery of their loans.”

Market always moves with the principle of “Demand and Supply” and this word finance has changed this lot as this helped the market to generate a real huge demand and subsequently forced for more intense supply. In fact this is base from where boost of industrial growth has been originated. A few days back American President while addressing the world price hike of commodities held responsible the purchasing powers of Indian Middle class for this. If we put a serious look over the increase in buying powers of Indians this is not hard to find “Finance” responsible for this tremendous growth of purchasing powers.

Luxurious life styles and commodities were the unfilled desires of human beings especially of middle class of the society. What magic this word finance has done that it provided ways for the expression and fulfillment of these non satisfied desires. Facility of paying in part has prompted Indians to go for even buying the things of no or minimum use and as the result country is emerging as the place with hopes of biggest boost for market on global levels. It was amazing experience of CEO of Samsung to learn that Indians are interested and ready to put expenditure even higher that US citizens for the high definition and multi utility telecommunication instrument.

Finally I would like to conclude with curse of finance and like to quote one person was crying out side his house and when asked about the reason, he replied “I have taken honeymoon loan from a finance company as I fail to pay just three EMI in time so just know the officials of finance company have taken my wife with them”.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

India 60 years 60 words Green Revolution

India 60 years 60 words Green Revolution

Among the basic needs of human beings surely food is the most essential one. Historically India was among the world lands with the higher rate of starvation deaths till 1967 even after having fertile land and favorable climatic conditions country was unable to attain self sufficiency in the production of food grains. According to Nobel Prize [1998] winner Indian economist Amartya Sen, this was not just the urge for self sufficiency in food grain yielding but also the higher rate of population growth was also stressing the implementation of adoptive measure to meet with the vigorously growing need of food stuffs.

From the independence in 1947 to 1967 two decades were utlised for coming out with a definite plan to tackle the problems population growth and food grain production. This plan was the “Green Revolution”.

In this plan the efforts of increasing the land under cultivation in force since 1947 were more intensified and the traditional monsoons based agricultural annual activities were shifted to “Double cropping” system with the irrigation facilities, being made available to farmers with the help of numerous dames constructed during these two decade and various rivers of the country. Dr. M.P. Singh, the name written with golden ink in the history of Green Revolution of India, was the instrumental behind the introduction of High Yielding Seeds [HYS] to agricultural world of the country. The use of HYS provided the success platform for the Green Revolution.

Effects of Green Revolution

1. India is not only the self sufficient but also one among the countries with the highest agricultural production.
2. Country is among the food grains exporter countries.
3. With Green Revolution concept of cash crops, Stress on production of fruits and flowers are become essential part of farming.
4. Production of Unit farmland is increased by 30% in compare to 1947.
5. Green Revolution provided scope for Industrial boost also as HYS needs more water, more fertilizer, more pesticides, fungicides and certain other chemicals.
6. For the irrigation more dams were constructed, which prompted for constructing hydro electric power production and resulted in industrial growth.
7. Green Revolution proved reason for the higher economic status of farmers, the middle class economic sector of country.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Yet another circle of seasons completed and once again we are celebrating just one day for the personality which means most in our life, Yes friends I am talking about the sweetest name of the universe, whose love affection and care has force even to God for taking several births as various incarnations that all important word is “Mother”. I know my words will never be able to touch even the feet of her greatness but still I am trying to put some words in praise of her.

M Most marvelous gift of human life
O World’s supreme Orthopedics experts who start working for removal of your disease even before you came to know about disease.
T works as the “tachometer” for keeping every rotation of your life under your control.
H always proves handy for getting shelter.
E everlasting remains with you even in the absence of her physical body.
R in most of cases we realize her importance only after loosing her.

Monday, May 05, 2008

India 60 years 60 words FASHION Industry

India 60 years 60 words FASHION Industry
Ever since the human existence on earth desire of “different Look” has traveled a lot with the socialization and civilisation of human beings on this planet and still is in pursuit of its constantly changing ultimate destination. Fashion in nothing else but is expression and presentation of self with unique, isolated and different looks in innovative, attractive and impressive style.
In the Vedic era this desire was intended to find its destination with leather skin of wilds, feathers of flying and shells from the marine life. There was a time for this desire to get expressed in artistically designed gold ornaments with the glitter of pearls and diamonds. Finely crafted crowns, designed to prove temptation and unique texture has given a specific identification and royal status to many ornaments which not only proved previous and beyond time but still are the foundation stones for the faculty of fashion which in the modern times has shaped into an industry of billions and billions turnover. This desire of different look was also with time of finding expression with the footwear; history is still recalling footwear of Cinderella, Hair styles were also the area where this desire has found space to get expressed and it was a time when every Indian girls was looking for Sadhana cut or the recent interest in long hairs of young Indian wicketkeeper M S Dhoni shown by a large section of young boys. Dhoni’s hair style was such unique that even Pakistani President Parvez Mushrif was forced to spoke words of praise. One aspect which always provided the hottest, central and most elegant space for the expression of this desire is the clothing of human beings.
Traditionally fashion industry was limited to textile, Jewelry and footwear but in last one century or so cosmetics have also become an important constituent of this business of multi billions turnover. The most recent addition to this industry of “different look” deals with the totality which not only includes the above four but also stress for the behavioral postures. Physiques of human beings are homeland of emotions hence surely expressing the same situation with different body postures be called the fashion style.
Cloths are neither just meant to protect body from the adverse climatic conditions nor just the homeland of fashion style but in fact the way in which cloths are used by different races, castes and creeds of human world have become identification mark also for caste, region and nation. “Burka” a long cloth covering body completely is identification mark for the Muslim women. “Gandhi Topi” a specific head wear, is the identification of India, though in the modern times very rare in use by common Indians. If we consider the last sixty years in fact India has lost identity with cloths only because urban population is eager to cope with the international fashion trends hence Dhoti, Kurta Paijama, Ghaghra choli, traditional Rajasthani Pagadi or Kolhapuri Pheta have become restricted to remote villages and in the cities are the ceremonial wearing for some specific occasions and few days of the year.
Textile sector is the second largest employment generating sector, after the agriculture and generated employment for about 35 million people directly and creates employment opportunity for another 50 millions by the ways of activities related with the textile industry. The most recent trend seen in the clothing world of India is the increasing attraction for the readymade garments and stylish undergarments or the inner wears. Indian night wears, silk sarees, bathing towels, bed covering and other bedroom related textile products have not only shown an increase in demand at domestic levels but also become major share in the textile export of the country. In the past one decade the size of fashion industry has grown four times.
It is now not abnormal to locate a fashion designer even in the small Indian cities. Tarun Tahiliani, Ritukumar, Rohit Bal and Manish Malhotra are few names from the long listing of Indian fashion designers.

Monday, April 07, 2008

The Sindhu World

The Sindhu World
Virtual home Land of Sindhis

First of all, a happy prosperous and memorable, “Gudi Padava” and Chet chand- Sindhi new year to all.

Friends let me allow introducing a web site , though the site is primarily concerned with world wide scattered sindhi community but still it holds a good value and importance for others also just because here on web pages of this website you will find a detailed information about the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the living Guru of Sikhs, 108 Names with meaning of Lord Ganesha and Mata Rani, you can also have information on the Ashtavinayak Tour in Maharashtra, A separate web page is dedicated to Shirdi Sai Baba. You can also have a different taste of food as a few Sindhi recipes can also be founded on these web pages. is composed of almost 150 web pages with about 50 biographies of Saints, Political leaders, sports persons, professionals. The contents of the site are divided in to three major sections, information on Sidhyat, Biographies and various religious faiths. The most significant feature of the site is that at every page link to these major sections is given hence for the visitor it is time saving as navigation within the site become more user friendly. Yet another interesting thing is that there is no site map for the site and this might force you to think about the difficulty of visitor but if we look at the special web page “Direct Links” which contains links almost for every page of the site, surely we will forget about the site map.

Friends my this site is now almost 2 year old and I thought to utilize the auspicious occasion of Cheti chand sindhi for renovating, adding new content and giving a better user friendly look to the site and since last 5 – 6 days working round the clock for it, surely you will realize how might it was hectic job of renovating a such a content rich and informative site in this short period. This is only the blessing of Adi Guru Guru Nanak Dev Ji that I have finished the job and succeeded in uploading the renovated version of the site.

I am inviting you all to visit primarily for knowing your expert views about the site, feel free to be in best of your critic mood, you can also write me at or and now after finishing this hectic job I am in the mood of relaxation and going for an outing in the vicinity of roaring see and lap of nature. In all probabilities I will be back by Sunday till that Satnam Waheguru to all. Enjoy visiting and please don’t forget to update me with your views about the site.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Third Generation of the third screen: Mobile revolution

Third Generation of the third screen: Mobile revolution

You can play back your favorite music tracks, watch the videos, play the games, hang out at the virtual world of internet, and shoot a video of happening around you beside that this instrument can also be used for the normal telephonic conversation. Yes friends this is all about the mobile hand set which has become so slim and compact even after so many features that even your pocket space is more than sufficient to accommodate this trendy instrument.

When on the 3rd April 1973 Mr. Martin Koopar of Motorola Company had first invented this instrument it was even beyond to use it for so many tasks. At that time it was termed as the third screen after the television and computer screens. We can say that this was the first step in the direction of restricting and bringing the use to technology within the surface area of human hand.

I still can recall the days of year 2000, when opted for the mobile connection these were the days when one has to pay not just for making the call but receiving call was also a paid service for the mobile users. The hand sets were bulky weighing almost 300-400 grams but the changes occurred at enormous speedy rate, handsets have shaped even into models with touch screen and the mobile users will be going to be paid for receiving calls in very short near future.

Journey of SMS, the present most trusted way of youth for communication and get information, was started in the 1993 with the sending of first SMS in Finland. Look at business growth of SMS it is now a business with turnover of over 10,000 billion dollars. This is not the only business aspect generated from the mobile telephony but few others like Ring tones, Music, Picture download, Video games, hello tunes and even online gambling are also proving with business of turnover in the billions and billions.

If we look at India, this is now possible for a village farmer to sit at home and start or stop the water pump at the distant crop field just using the mobile phone. The days of hours and hours long waiting for the arrival of postman are the history even in the Indian villages as mobile is proving more effective way of communication and surely this revolution is possible because of active involvement of Government undertaking BSNL, but the true mobile revolution in the country was brought by the induction of Reliance in the mobile service provider sector. The company entered into arena with the slogan of “KAR LO DUNIYA MUTHI MEIN” [Have the world within the reach of your hand] and for the first time made the inter calling free and brought the tariff rates to the limits of affordability of common Indian. This proved the true revolutionary step for the mobiles as other service providers were also forced to lower their rates and in the true sense world become within the hand reach for the common Indians.

Presently the number of mobile users in the country is something between 15 carore to 20 carore but estimates indicates that by the year 2010 this number is going to touch 50 carore. Surely this is indication about the concept of use of mobile by the Indians. This is not just freedom of speaking from any place but today mobiles have become essential and most effective tool of social and business life.

In the third generation of mobiles besides having the communication facility [first generation] SMS, Ring tones, speaker phone, FM Radio, Camera etc. [second generation] we are going to have the Universal Mobile Telephony System [UMTS], broad band internet browsing and wireless technologies with GPS and all this will prove a reason to increase the mobile use at least 40 times more than the present one.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

India: 60 Years: 60 Words: [17] Family Car

India: 60 Years: 60 Words: [17] Family Car

For the Indians, since the decade car was is in the commodity list of elites only and treated as the status symbol for the social life. Every body was dreaming about owning a car but for most it was the unrealized dream.

Things have started to change since the late years of 80’s and this dream started to move on the grounds of reality with the induction of “Maruti – suziki” in the automobile sector of the country with the small and dream car of Late Shri. Sanjay Gandhi “Maruti 800”. In the recent years our country went under the economic reforms and these reforms have open the doors of easiness and affordable availability of finance for the middle class for buying a car and realize their dream. As a result Indian roads started to move with the four wheels of these small family cars.

During these years earning powers of middle class Indians have shown a sounding growth especially in the serving sector, as the reports are filtering in, it is possible that government employees might get a very sounding about 52% hike in their salaries after the implementation of recommendations of sixth pay commission. These increased purchasing powers and natural human attitude of having physical comforts is resulting in the increased number of cars on the Indian roads.

In the recent years of almost last two decade traveling scene of country has changed to a great extent, tours are not just limited to business purpose and visiting relatives at specific family functions but now in the country tourism is not just become the status symbol but the most needed change as during these days the struggle for earning the money is become loaded with pressures to such extent that common people are in the more need of relaxation. Weekend tourism is growing with enormous growth rate and for this purpose also the middle class families are more willing to own a car. Automobile sector is also coming with many comforts like the air conditioner, sound play back system etc. to meet with and generate demands for the small cars. We can say in these days, at least for the urban population car is no more a luxurious commodity but is the essential one for supporting the modern life style.

The construction of speedy and safe highways and suitable link roads are also proving a temptation of owning the car and meet with the newly developed interest for the family tourism. It is estimated that before the end of this financial year, much awaited Lakhtakiya “Naino” car of Tata is going to add option for the buyers and surely the Indian roads will be fully loaded with these small car. It will realize the dream of middle class Indian families but no body seems to be concerned about the problems created from this increased number of cars.

· The first and prime problem will be finding the space for the parking of these cars as Indian cities are already started to run with shortage of land even for the commercial and residential purpose.
· Roads will go under immense pressure of traffic and maintenance of the existing roads and constructing alternate roads to meet with this heavy traffic will become hard to fill need for many cities.
· Full consumption will go on the higher side and basic commerce principle of demand and supply will provide space for the price hike, even for the life essential goods. Already polluted city atmosphere will become more and more, richer and number of people with respiratory disorders will grow at vigorous rate.
· It will become more time consuming to travel a short distance within the city limits. Recently while going to Delhi from Kolhapur for the participation in the television reality show “Public Ka Vittmantri” I have experienced this time consuming traveling in the cities like Pune, Mumbai and Delhi.

Owning a car is realization of dream but it also needs a second thought just because of the various problems which are bound to occur and needs to be addressed for a healthy and smooth city life.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Death of wisdom

Death of wisdom
[A blog post from Luck]

It was not a chilly morning of December nor it was the hot rising sun of the June, in fact it was the little bit cool and pleasant morning air flow of March, when I heard the news about the sad demise of wisdom.

Though it was an on going, untold cold war between me [Luck] and wisdom for proving one’s supremacy in the human world ever since the dawn of human existence on the earth. Let me confess wisdom has defeated me at couple of occasions and forced me to favor many of human beings who were floating on the waves of wisdom but at this juncture this was not a death of rival for me and honestly with the news I started to feel a kind of lacking emotion began to raise its head within me. If the wisdom is no more, over whom I will establish my supremacy? Was the question bubbling within me and seems to be more eager to find an answer.

Anyway as the traditional curtsey of human world, which I decided to follow this time, I started to move towards the residential block of wisdom. All the way of my journey, I was engaged with thoughts about the wisdom he was gem of personality and even at this age looks more attractive even in comparison of his son talent; he was living a very disciplined life and nothing adverse news about his health was there in the air since past so many years, I was wondering what happen to him? How can the wisdom die of this untimely death when the human world is in the indeed need of his help? Are the few questions dominating my mind but before I reach to satisfactory answer for any of them, my legs indicated my reaching to the residential block of wisdom.

It seems that living with human beings for so many centuries had developed human curtsey among us, as I found, Hard work, Dedication, Persistence, and even the Jealousy were present at the residential block of wisdom even before my arrival there. Talent was eagerly waiting at door step for the arrival of Mahesh Ji [the destroyer from the trio of Birhama, Vishnu and Mahesh] a few servants were seemed over busy to collect the material which was needed and can be demanded by Mahesh Ji for the funerals of the wisdom. I expressed my sympathy with talent and went on to join others who were gathered at for corner and were looked much worried about the future of human beings after the elopement of wisdom from their life.

I started to be part of discussion and tried to find out the reasons for the untimely death of wisdom, if known to anyone present there. It was real shocking for me to know that wisdom didn’t die of natural death but was forced to commit suicide. As per the Dedication, who was close relative of wisdom as her younger sister Honesty was married with wisdom, it was the suggestive powers of “Akarma” which forced wisdom to commit suicide.

Dedication went on further explaining to all of us that in the countries like the India, where democratic set up of ruling is in force, there is ample space for the enormous growth of “Akarma, Ignorance and careless”. The most destructive thing about the human beings from these parts is that living in democracy for a considerable period they all become habituate and eager to use their right of freedom of expression without bothering or realizing any kind of responsibility. Everything in these countries was slave and was decided only on the bases of numbers only. Wisdom was observing this almost half of century old development very closely and has expressed his non satisfaction over this at couple of times during family discussions. His wife Honesty was also going through the moments of being not happy as slowly and gradually human beings of these parts of earth have started to throw away from the life and started to live on the principles where her need was reduced to almost nil extent.

During these years population of human beings in these parts of earth had shown very vigorous growth and on this day of suicide by the wisdom has reached to one fifth of total human population of the earth. As per our divine rule book one has to die if one losses utility and importance in the life of one fifth of total human population of earth.

I thought should I blame the Indians for this untimely death of wisdom, because to me this was not a suicide but was a planned murder and Indians are responsible to a great extent for increasing human population in this area of earth, but before I can express my thought and get others to comment on it, we all saw Rumor rushing in and narrated us what we heard was not the truth, wisdom is quite well and will be coming shortly with Birhma Ji, to welcome all for his birthday celebrations.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

India: 60 Years: 60 Words: [16] Electronic Voting Machines

India: 60 Years: 60 Words: [16] Electronic Voting Machines

[India has competed 60 years of independence and to mark this, I am presenting this series of Articles, about the words, that are meaning a lot for the progress of the country. If you feel I missed some thing [For listing of words see the first article “India: 60 Years: 60 Words”] do inform me at I will try to include that at the end of series]

After the independence we have opted for the democratic setup of ruling and in this elections are bound to reappear at regular intervals. Traditionally ballot papers were used by the people to indicate their choice of candidate. This was a time consuming process especially when it comes to counting of the votes, I can recall still the days when after the general election, Doordarshan [official television channel of the country] was telecasting Hindi movies back to back for more than 48 hours during the process of counting of votes for these elections, so that people can know the results as and when they are available.

Considering the time consumed in counting of votes, election commission of India thought of electronic alternative for the ballot papers to speed up the counting process and with the help of Bharat Electronics Ltd., Bangalore and Electronic Corporation of India Ltd., Hyderabad [both are from public sector undertakings] succeeded in designing a voting machines called “EVM” in the year 1989-1990.

Electronic Voting Machine [EVM] is composed of two units namely controlling unit and balloting unit. The polling officer at polling booth activates the machine with the help of controlling unit, which is connected with balloting unit through a cable and voter press the button given in balloting unit for their choice of candidate. An EVM can record vote’s maximum to 3840 votes and in our country polling booths are designed in such manner that at most of the booths number of voters remains around 1500 hence for a single polling booth, single EVM prove sufficient.

EVM’s were used first time during the election of Legislative Assemblies held in November, 1998, in 16 Assembly Constituencies in the States of Madhya Pradesh (5), Rajasthan (5) and NCT of Delhi (6) on the experimental basis. The results have prompted the election commission to go for the use of EVM’s in all elections and traditional ballot papers just because
1. It saves time.
2. There is considerable ease for the counting of votes as by pressing a single button votes for every candidate are displayed.
3. A single EVM can accommodate votes for 16 candidates and to a single controlling unit four balloting units can be connected making the number of candidate equal to 64, which is much higher than normal maximum number of candidates for a constituency.
4. As the EVM can record only 5 Votes in a minute and the facility of “Close” button in the controlling unit are working against the booth capturing.
5. An EVM is priced higher than Rs. 5,000 but when we consider the printing, transportation of ballot papers and ballot boxes along with the requirement of more staff during counting and remuneration paid to them, EVM’s falls in the circle of affordability.
6. EVM can insure one man one vote, beside that there are no individual votes as there is no provision to know which voter has pressed button for which candidate.
7. EVM is computerized programmed machine which runs on the battery provided with hence there is no need of supply of external electric power and being sealed it is not possible to change the code and use for behavior in a specific way.
8. It is so easy to use that even large illiterate population of the country is able to use it.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

India: 60 Years: 60 Words: [15] Economic Reforms

India: 60 Years: 60 Words: [15] Economic Reforms

[India has competed 60 years of independence and to mark this, I am presenting this series of Articles, about the words, that are meaning a lot for the progress of the country. If you feel I missed some thing [For listing of words see the first article “India: 60 Years: 60 Words”] do inform me at I will try to include that at the end of series]

When I thought of writing on this, I was forced to go down in the memory lane of my childhood memories, where I was asking father about reason of hiding the income by common Indians and getting the reason of high rate of income tax. My memories are supportive for the income tax rate as higher as 60% though people say at same times it was as high as 97%.

Though the chronology dares 1991 as the year of start for the economic reforms by the India but in fact the economic reforms were started with the independence of the country. If you consider all the land and social reforms implemented all the years, nationalization of banking system, stopping the compensation packages to various Kings and Royal family members of pre independence era and almost demolishing the licensing policies etc. Surely one will suggest that year 1991 can be taken as the year for the beginning of second phase of economic reforms in the country. A few years prior to this India were under going not only phase of political instability but also facing sever problems on the fronts of economy and was under the fear of collapsing. All these reforms were aimed at consisting of stabilisation-cum-structural adjustment measures, view to attain macroeconomic stability and higher rates of economic growth. At the political fronts country entered into new phase of coalition governments and might this be the reason for the speeding of the economic reforms as every political party was eager to reflect their concern about the nation and build an imagine of being caring towards the welfare of people in general.

In fact the infra structure of these reforms was discussed during the Prime ministerial term of Late Rajiv Gandhi and Present Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Sing, Finance Minister shri P Chidambaram, Shri Montek Singh Ahuwalia and few others were the part of this core discussion. Though the credit of implementation of policies can be given to BJP led coalition government in the year 1991 but that doesn’t minimize the effort and vision of the dream team.

High going GDP and economic growth which was below 5% of annual rate, reach to as high as almost 7 % were the indication of success for the reforms in the first decade. In the year 2003-2004 the annual rate of economic growth was at 7.5% according to finance minister by the end of this fiscal year country will attain a rate of almost 9% and a double digit one in next 2-3 years.

The economic reforms opened the door of investment and in flow has resulted in strengthening the infra structural sector which subsequently started to reflect in the form of vigorous industrial growth of the country. Fortunately India is equipped with rich natural resources backed with immense man power with skills and talent, hence in the present era, after only a short period of reforms, country is among the huge economies of human world and stands third on fronts of GDP behind America and China.

Economic reforms are working for changing the image of Indians in the world human communities. Multi story buildings, Air conditioned and elegant looking offices, express high ways, flyovers and alternate roads within the city limits, availability of technical excellence, time bound work, ample inland travel facilities, comfortable hotel stay etc. are few images of new India.

Surely after the 60 years of independence India is marching ahead at the constant speed towards the desired goal of regaining the leadership of human world.

Monday, March 03, 2008

India: 60 Years: 60 Words: [14] Drinking Water

India: 60 Years: 60 Words: [14] Drinking Water

India has competed 60 years of independence and to mark this, I am presenting this series of Articles, about the words, that are meaning a lot for the progress of the country. If you feel I missed some thing [For listing of words see the first article “India: 60 Years: 60 Words”] do inform me at I will try to include that at the end of series]

If you are interested in astronomical literature, you are bound to have read NASA reporting there is no evidence of water existence hence there are no possibility of life on certain planet. It is fact that oxygen is life supporting element but the water, an important chemical formed from oxygen, is the one from which life is originated.

The geographical situations and human population in the India are such that people are bound to live even in very remote areas in adverse life supporting conditions. Even in the pre independence era Indians were facing problem with the availability of drinking water and bound to travel daily a lot for it. The places and houses of Rajasthan with water storage facilities are the illustration for the scarcity of this life liquid.

The natural resources of drinking water are the rivers etc. with flowing water on the surface and Wells for the underground water. If you ever had cover the distance between the Indira Gandhi International air port and Delhi city, you surely noted an almost deserted forest land of about 4 km length and in this belt one or other woman handling the hand pump to fill her bucket with the water.

India is with large geographical part with sandy, stony and mountain based surface [almost 70% of earth surface in India land is hard in nature and non suitable for digging the traditional wells to use the under ground water for the purpose of drinking] and making the sufficient and adequate availability of drinking water in these areas was a unsolved problem.

In the early years of decade of 50’s it was estimated that more than 1,50,000 Indian village are facing the problem of ample availability of drinking water but as the nation was in the process of rebuilding and facing the problems create from the migration of considerable large population hence much efforts were not taken at the government levels. It was only in the mid of 70’s [as I recall some time from 1974 to 1976] that government become active for this problem and with the help of UNISEF and World Health Organization implemented plan of Hand Pumps [India mark -2 water pumps] at the village level.

These Hand pump tube wells proved a great success and drinking water problem seems to get uprooted but huge number and long period use of these have started to reflect in the adverse format, after almost 25 years. The under ground level started to go on decline, the water, which was available at 30 feet below the surface become unable even at the depth of 70 feet, beside that fertility of surrounding soil got affected adversely and crop productions were reduced in these area.

How worst this problem of drinking water is for the Indians is, to measure this we have to look at the market of packed drinking water, the recent trend of Indian cities and elite population. In the present times I am not surprise to know that during a marriage celebration or business meet expense bill of drinking water goes higher than bill of cocktails.

Entire world is facing the problem related to shortage of drinking water but tough geographical conditions and huge population of India are making this problem more sounding. Surely beside the educating the people about the importance of drinking water, introduction of new technologies for the use of flowing water of rivers is the need of hour for the country.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

India: 60 Years: 60 Words: [13] Divide and Rule

India: 60 Years: 60 Words: [13] Divide and Rule

[India has competed 60 years of independence and to mark this, I am presenting this series of Articles, about the words, that are meaning a lot for the progress of the country. If you feel I missed some thing [For listing of words see the first article “India: 60 Years: 60 Words”] do inform me at I will try to include that at the end of series]

A primary school children is taught “United we stand, divide we fall” this is in total contrast of the primary policy and main administrative tool of “Divide and Rule” of governing during the days of British rule in the lands of India. It is unfortunate that still the political leadership is finding it hard to escape from falling pray of temptation of using this trusted and time proved policy, which is proving all important hurdles on the progress path of vigorously developing country on the roads of technological excellence and modernization.

India is the country of bunches of people with diversified religious faiths, life style and belonging to numerous casts and creeds. It is fact that over the years, from time to time at the various occasions of national calamity, either natural or originated from behavioral attitude of human beings from other parts of the globe, Indians have developed an attitude of using this diversity as the tool of adhesive instead of dividing and shown the entire human world that diversification is the strength of Indians instead of being a weakness as the majority of world population thought. This is also a fact, when it comes to using the natural resources and think of developmental plans, this narrow thought process, emotion of proving one’s supremacy over the other either on the grounds of region or cast has always worked as the obstacle for the growth speeds.

Most unfortunate thing is that political wisdom of the country, instead of coming with remedial measures finding more interest in keeping clashes alive on the basis of either regionalism, religious grounds or even on the economic status of a particular bunch of people belonging to certain casts. All the southern states were united to oppose the national language status of Hindi. Communal harmony of the country is constant under the fire just a slightest sparks has proved sufficient for the broke of communal riots. A distinguish war is visible in the employment sector for getting a secured place on the basis cast and creed. It is not uncommon to see that wisdom and talents are being defeated by cast factor in the various important sectors like the education and administration.

India had opted democratic set up of ruling and in the democracy numbers are bound to play all important role but when this number game start pushing the progress and development of the country and works against the interest and welfare of larger sector of population, it surely needs to be addressed very sincerely and a strong political will and stiff remedial measures emerge as the need of hour. After the 60 years of living under the governess of self this is most appropriate time to look in to about the problem and come forward with some rigid, stiff and time bound decisions.

The problem of division among the Indians is mainly by two reasons of region and religion or cast. Our constitution says that India will remain as non secular country. If we look back the majority of division on the religious fronts is generated from the and at the times of religious social celebrations, an ordinance can be passed for making the religious worship limited within the personal levels of citizens. Collective prayers, celebrations of religious days and coming to certain places for the purpose by masses should be banned. All the religious monuments should be decaled as the national property and a board should be constituted for taking care of these monuments. There should be only two language schooling one national language Hindi and other language regional one with medium of instruction being Hindi, however for the mother tongue permission should be granted but not at social levels, limited to personal levels. As for as, the regional developments are concerned, these should be related with the revenue sharing of the region towards the national revenue. Every state will get developmental funds in ratio of revenue, however to bring uniform development of the country, the high revenue yielding regions [say top five] will gets funds matching to 80% of their ratio and remaining 20% will be diverted towards the funds of lowest revenue yielding areas [again lowest five].

Two majority sectors Education and Jobs causing division among the Indians, both are presently running under the influence of reservation. It has passed 60 years in the same status and almost third or forth generation is in the budding phase since the implementation of this, hence this time to come forward either to withdraw it or make it time bound limited to next 5 – 10 years, however a monetary support for education of deprived classes can be introduced but that should be also a time bound program with the provisions of non extension.

All the majority of divisions among the Indians can be root caused to single reason. We all living in a country in which you need certain education level even for the job of peon but for being the ultimate boss of these appointing authority no such educational limitations are there. The need of hour is establish a relation between the education and political leadership, we can’t allow growing the division reasons for ever and only political will, can work as the remedial measure. We are in the process of increasing the women participation in the political arena but without relating it with education surely this will work as the back door reason of strengthening the male dominance in our society.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

India: 60 Years: 60 Words: [12] Digital Revolution

India: 60 Years: 60 Words: [12] Digital Revolution

[India has competed 60 years of independence and to mark this, I am presenting this series of Articles, about the words, that are meaning a lot for the progress of the country. If you feel I missed some thing [For listing of words see the first article “India: 60 Years: 60 Words”] do inform me at I will try to include that at the end of series]

Chronological experts often consider human civilization as the progress of present over the past but to me the progress of human beings on the earth can only narrated with the development of technologies and their effect on the day to day life of human beings. You are free to call it boost of civilization; to me all this is nothing more than adding the comforts to life by using the technological excellence. Keeping apart this disputed and argument orienting area aside we can concentrate how the life is changed in the human world with especial attention on India during these 60 years under the influence of digital technologies.

In the India the entrance of use of technology in the life of common people can be traced with the introduction of electronic watches. This proved the base revolution for the future industrial growth of the country. It was the time when Gulshan Kumar of T –series started to make the audio cassettes cheap and Television started functioning in the country. Use of digital sound technology in the movies was on the move of gaining popularity and various new appliances backed with digital background started to appear in the Indian markets.

The digital technology use has made possible the compact sized appliances with high storage capacities especially in the appliances related with sound. Imaging and photography were the fields where the digital technology use prove most revolutionary step. This has not only changed the life style of Indians but prove a reason for changing the tourism attitude of people to a great extant. Compact digital cameras and cam coders are more frequently become visible at the tourist Indians.

All important effect of digital technology can be seen the printing industry especially for the advertisements. The hanging boards and huge hoardings which were consuming greater time by the painting them become a job of few minutes to few hours. Easiness of printing, variations in print size, easy affordability in terms of economy has made this a thing of daily life. Visiting cards which were commodity of business, executive and elite class become a need of every city living citizen.

If we look at changes like, video shooting of a family function, boost in photography sector, enhancement of market of consumer electronic goods, making the homes with more physical comforts, the root cause for this, at which we are bound to reach, is the use of digital technologies.

Considering the huge population we have use of digital technology in the printing sector is starting to prove a danger for the balance of environment. As the base product used in these technologies is the plastic which is not decomposable by the natural decomposers hence the eco system started to be affected very adversely. It has already crossed the alarming limits and especially for this sector new technology is the need of hour for the Indians.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

India: 60 Years: 60 Words: [11] D T H

India: 60 Years: 60 Words: [11] D T H

[India has competed 60 years of independence and to mark this, I am presenting this series of Articles, about the words, that are meaning a lot for the progress of the country. If you feel I missed some thing [For listing of words see the first article “India: 60 Years: 60 Words”] do inform me at I will try to include that at the end of series]

I was over busy with reality show “Public Ka Vittmantri”. Now all that has been over and I am back to my normal blogging. Sorry for not posting any thing new during last 15-20 days. If you wish you can read my proposals for “Public Ka Vittmantri” at ]

Ever since the first day of existence, food, clothing and shelter are treated as the primary basic needs of human beings, with the progress and improvement in norms and situations of social and individual life style human beings went on adding to listing of life essential needs. In the modern times the triangle of basic needs has become a polygonal with the induction of education and entertainment or recreation into listing of basic human needs.

Exhibition of artistic excellence in the fields of singing, dancing and acting were not only the tools of satisfying one’s creative desires but also proved means of entertainment for the masses over the years of human social development. The faculty started with drama theaters went on traveling through the developmental and peak phases of cinema and television etc. has reached to revolutionary stage of DTH for exhibition of these artistic excellence and coverage of day to day life in the form of News and live events especially from the sporting arena.

In India televisions started working around 80’s, it was a limited time telecast with just one channel “Door Darshan” owned by the government of India. The live coverage of funerals of assassinated Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi, Asian Games held at Delhi and 1983’s victory in ODI cricket world cup etc. are among the few, proving high points for the boosting and creating a need of expansion in the quality of television industry. India was going through the phase of liberalization of economic policies hence not only the color television sets become cheaper but also the private sector was allowed in the field of telecasting programs on the small screen which has extended its reach to the drawing rooms of common Indian families by this time. All this was adding to the change in life style of Indians besides serving the purpose of being the means of entertainment. The Hindi movies the trusted way of entertainment of Indians become available for watching at home and new channels like the “Zee” started to gain immense popularity by telecasting movies and film based programs.

The number of channels kept on growing and concept of cable telecasting was introduced to Indians. In the initial period Indians were watching 30 odd television channels with a local movie channel at monthly subscription of less than Rs. 100/-. A new horizon of entertainment and earning was opened in the format of cable industry as in no time cable become essential part of Indian homes especially in the cities. Global commercializing forces kept of growing and a few channels turned into pay channels, which forced a hike in the monthly subscription of cable. If the television proved a new advertising media for the MNC, cable was doing the same for the local business and Indian telecasting sky started to bombarding of new channels, telecast from limited time went on to become of 24 hours. The growth was so vigorous that at present there are more than 15 channels telecasting news in Hindi. The revolution also provided Indians the chance of watching the news and other events in own regional language at home at affordable price.

Cable network was limited to cities and small cities only and a huge area of village population was uncovered, having within the reach of terrestrial transmit ion of Doordarshan only. The diversified watching interest of city population, Monopoly in cable network, increased monthly subscriptions, and presence of too many channels are the reasons, which forced introduction of new technology in the field. All this is resulting in the format of D T H [Direct to home trasmition], a choice aggregated viewing. This is economically affordable even for the huge village population because here the monthly subscription is based on the number of viewed channels as par the choice and preference of the viewers. If one can avoid the temptation of pay channels and opt for viewing only free to air channels, only the initial investment around Rs. 1500/- will prove sufficient with life time expanses of watching over 30 television channels.

D T H is proving new life icon for Indians as for the village population this is opening new doors of entertainment, news world, sporting and other events covered live and for the city population is working as the mark of status symbol.