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.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

India: 60 Years: 60 Words: [10] Cricket and other sports

India: 60 Years: 60 Words: [10] Cricket and other sports

[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]

Sporting arena is the only faculty where even after becoming the economic and commercial super power Indians will be legging behind the rest of the world. Individual Gold Medals is the unrealized dream of Indians since so many years. It was a time when India was the undisputed king of hockey and created many team and individual records, some of which are still a challenging achievement for others. As more and more bureaucrats and politicians started to change the hands in the administration of this national game so the playing standards started to decline. “Failure is born orphan” saying seems to be practices and today we are in the huge country have only a few astro trough a basic facility of modern hockey. Playing rules at international levels also proved for making the decline more and deeper as the concept of power hockey was not matching with the skills and talents of the Indians. Thanks God even all the unfavorable conditions not resulted in youth getting diversified from the game. A considerable good and fairly large chunk is of talented Indian youth still keeping the betel on and hopefully in near future India will regain the position of world champions in the hockey. Who can say it was not possible, if in the 80’s when Astro concept was introduced, might India opted for investing 100 carores in the hockey for preparing 100 such grounds, India might have the same status in hockey also which the Indians are having in the present cricketing world.

Unexpectedly India, under the inspiring and illustrating captaincy of Kapil Dev Nikhanj went on to win the 1983 ODI championship of the cricket beating the mighty West Indians. It is fact that this victory brought the glory for the nation and is the strongest reason of the present cricketing passion we Indians have but surely is also among the probable reasons of decline in the national game of hockey. Glamorous atmosphere and huge economic gains succeeded attracting the Indian youth for cricket, most than any other sporting faculty. The natural result of all this is though India emerges as the strongest cricketing nation but went on to become poor competitor in most of other sports. The fact can be reflected from the India’s world raking [above 100] in the less expensive game of football.

Fortunately India has huge population and diversified cultural atmosphere and habits hence the hope lamp is kept on the burning and few talents like Amritraj brothers, Pace, Bhupati, Sania Mirza [Tennis], P.T. Usha, Anju Bobby george, Milkha Singh [Athletics], Karna Maleshwari [Power weight lifting], Captain Rathord, Abhinav Bindra, Jaspal Rana [shooting], Get Sethi, Pankaj Advani [Billiards and Snooker], Vishawnathan Anand [Chess] and Bachendari Paul [Mountaineering], Prakash Padukone, Aparna Popat, Phullela Gopichand [Badminton], Dingko Sing [Boxing], Arjun Atwal [Golf], Bula Chowdhury [Swimming], Chetan Babur [Table Tennis], chuni Goswami, Baichung Bhutia [Football], Dola Banjree, Limba Ram [Archery], Kartiyekan [Motor Racing] etc. [the list includes many many more names] has not only shown the diversified sporting talent present in the country but also proved to be the oil for this hope lamp of Indians. The good thing of these 60 years that Indians started to realize that supremacy in the sporting faculties is most important aspect of world leaders in the modern times and the progress in the direction is the indicative of India emerging as the strong sporting nation in near future.

Infra structural and other sporting facilities are developing in the country at vigorous rate and hopefully in near short future India might go for becoming the host for the Olympic games, which surely will prove the most needed inspiration and will lead the country to turn into strongest sporting nation and lead the rest of world. Changed attitude of Indians is also reflecting from the recently released Hindi movies like the Iqbal and Chak De India based on the sports.