Monday, December 28, 2009

Day 163

I know that it’s been a week now since I last posted two songs on my blog. Well, I was not well. Even I haven’t recovered fully. But I thought to write something today. I can’t stay away from writing for a long time. Yesterday one of my friends called me just to enquire about my health. Well, she is a nice friend of mine. Her name is Miss Snehi. She is very sweet. And we were talking after a long time. You might think that if she is a nice friend then why did we talk after long time? Actually I didn’t talk to her when I was down with fever. Anyway, today I’m not in mood to talk about my illness. I was talking about my friend, Snehi. She is very sweet, innocent, frank and very openly. That’s why everyone likes her. She bowls others with her cuteness. And she likes to make good friends. That’s why she has made me her friend. A bit of self praising. Isn’t it? Well, it happens sometimes. Well, Snehi is a girl who really makes her friends comfortable. The main attraction is her smile and the dimples which she gets on her cheeks while smiling. She really cares about her friends. And she has a nice voice. She sings quite well. You can say that she is a perfect example of a good friend. I’m delighted to have Senhi as my friend. I wish that we have a long lasting friendship.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day 161

World leaders are having meeting at Copenhagen to curb the world pollution. But the rich countries led by America are telling developing countries and under developed countries to curb their pollution emissions. But rich countries aren’t ready to curb its own pollution emission. Western countries are saying that emerging economies like India and China aren’t doing enough for the climate. They are taking double standards. They don’t want to curb the pollution emission from their industries but are forcing India and China to curb their pollution emissions. This is nothing but an attitude that we will be the law maker but we are above the law. We will do whatever we like. I think you people are getting confused. You people might think that I have gone nuts and am talking nothing but something scrap. So, lets have a look at few statistics. Lets have example of number of vehicles per 1000 population. America has 765 motor vehicles in 1000 population. India has 12 motor vehicles per 1000 population. Now think about the difference in the pollution level due to cars in India and America. But still America isn’t doing to curb the pollution from its motor vehicles. Lets have another example of electricity consumption. We will have it per capita/day consumption. In America its 1,460 watts per capita per day, while in India this consumption ratio is 50.5 watts per capita per day. Now all of us know that for more consumption of power or using more motor vehicles emits more pollution. This is nothing more than double stand. America is polluting the environment more than India but still America is forcing India to emit less pollution. If a rich country like America is not serious about the global warming then how can it expect others to do that? In Kyoto Protocol, rich countries are also expected to reduce their emissions but that’s not happening. They are dictating the rest of world to reduce their emission so that there industries shouldn’t hamper. They become more rich and rich. I think that this Copenhagen Summit is nothing but the wastage of money and time. I think rich countries have decided it well off long before the starting of this Summit that they will force others to cut down their emissions so that they should put their industries on roll and become more and more rich. They are not seeing this that they are also in this world like others. They also have the same responsibilities like others. But being the rich countries they are thinking that they can do any thing on the basis of money.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Day 160

Now the directors of two IIMs – Calcutta and Bangalore – have mooted a proposal of the online exam. They want to have a pen-paper based exam at least for this year. This is an attempt to save the reputation of the IIMs. The CAT 2009 fiasco has lead to the anger amongst the CAT aspirants. It has really put the CAT’s credibility at stake. The Prometric romance has cost CAT Committee more than just the money. Its reputation, its credibility and the dignity of conduction quality CAT exam has been damaged this year. Now the aspirants of CAT 2010 are having dilemma in their minds that whether they will get a fair exam or not? Whether there will be online exam or will be pen-paper based exam? If again online exam will be conducted next year, then will be a fiasco like CAT 2009? There are many more questions like this. Aspirants are favouring the pen-paper based exam. They don’t want to be at the risk level. After all, CAT exam is not like another exam where you are sure that okay after couple of months, we will reappear in this exam. CAT exam is having some dignity attached to it.

And the major setback is that online exam contract was given to Prometric. People are saying that foreign companies are coming to Indian IT Professionals for all their software works. And IIMs went to a foreign company to conduct such a prestigious exam. Mismanagement was already there. But the technical hitches which popped up become another instrument of insult. People are even saying that IIMs teaches management to others but when it came to take vital decisions then it forget all its management lessons. BITSAT is conducting online exams every year successfully for over 1.25 lakhs students. And that without any hassle. People are even saying that when the CAT exam was paper based then the question paper was having a good standard and when the matter came to set 20 different question papers then CAT Committee couldn’t maintain its standards.

It’s true that CAT Committee gave the assignment to Prometric Company but the general mass thinks that CAT Committee is the sole responsible authority of conducting CAT exams. And they gave the assignment to Prometric without any mock test or without any other tests to check whether the exam will run smooth or not.

So not the CAT Committee has to take some concrete steps for the quality of CAT exam and for regaining the lost stake. I hope that CAT 2010 will be conducted without any hassle. Only time has the answer to this anxiety. And of course, CAT Committee knows it very well.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Day 159

I know that for the past few days, I’m not writing any post on my blog. Actually, I was monitoring the recent turmoil in the Indian political scenario. Yes, I’m talking about the division of Andhra Pradesh and carving out of Telangana from that. It will be the 29th state of India. The Central Government agreed on the division due to the hunger strike by the Telangana Rashtra Saniti’s chief K Chnadrasekhara Rao. He was on fast unto death and his fast ended in eleven days due to sink in his health. This forced the Central Government to kneel down before his demand. But in this time period 17 people committed suicide in the support of the demand. It really hurts to see these types of madness. Going on hunger strike unto death and committing suicide for a state doesn’t make any sense. What is the use of having a separate state? Just to have power. Is having power more important than the national integrity? I don’t appreciate this and strongly condemn the separation of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh and they ways been used for it.

If Sardar Vallahab Bhai Patel would have been alive today, then he would be in very painful condition. He worked tirelessly in merging more than 600 Princely states in Indian Union. He merged Hydrabad in India after having high tension dialogues with the Nizam of Hydrabad. At last in 1948, Nizam’s rule ended and Hydrabad state was formed. Till 1953 it was Hydrabad state. It was after the death of Potti Sreeramulu in 1983 that Andhra Pradesh was carved out of Madras Principality. Then in 1956, Telangana region was merged in Andhra Pradesh. Rest of the Nizam’s kingdom was merged with Karnataka and Maharashtra. And now again, the processes are on to carve out Telangana from Andhra Pradesh.

That’s the history of Andhra Pradesh. Now come to the present situation. Out of 23 districts in Andhra Pradesh, 10 will go in Telangana. And there are anti-Telangana protests also happening in Andhra Pradesh. Out of 294 MLAs, till now 134 MLAs have forwarded their resignations to the Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Out of 134 MLAs, 80 are from Congress, 40 from TDP and 14 from PRP, a party formed by Telgu film superstar Chiranjeevi. Now the anti- Telangana movement is gaining momentum. 3 anti-Telangana activists committed suicide. This chaos in not leading to any positive output.

Again there is division on the basis of language. It’s something very harmful. Let’s see the scenario after the division. After division catchments area (69%), cultivable area in river basin (71%), geographical area and population (42%) will go in Telangana. I just want to ask those who want the division that what’s the need of this division? Is it just to have power or is it just to have a region of one language?

All these are nothing but the game of politicians. These politicians know how to play with people’s sentiments to gain their political aims. At the end of the day, it’s the common man who suffers. And if the Union government goes on granting permission for the division of states then the demand will arise from all the parts of the country for carving new states either on the basis of language, or on the basis of caste or religion. Until when we will be dividing India on this basis?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Day 158

Again no comments are coming. It means no one is reading it seriously except one of my friends. Well, I’m taking about my friend Miss Archana. She is very good friend of mine and she is a nice girl. The thing which I like most about her is her sweet nature and the cute smile she has. That’s the main positive point she has. Her cute smile. And she is very friendly to all. She always has a smile on her face which radiates positive energy from her. And all her friends miss her a lot. And she knows how to crack jokes in the class. She is a perfect example of a good friend. Another thing which I like a lot about her is that she is really helpful to others. Give her a task and she does it with ease. Sometimes she panics but that’s rare. In short, she is a gem which needs to be preserved. That’s all I can say about her.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Day 157

Well, I wrote my last post on 4th December. I took a break of one day to watch the test match between India and Sri Lanka. I would like to say that I enjoyed this test series a lot. In Kanpur test and in Mumbai test, the Indian team batted well and bowled well. It was a completely perfectly balanced team. Virendar Shewag used his bat in both the tests match in an effective manner. The way in which he played was truly classical. And the middle order batsmen also supported well. It’s another thing that they didn’t performed as per the expectation after having a splendid performance by Virendar Shewag. Now with this win, Indian team has become the number 1 team in ICC test ranking. Now this is one thing of which we are proud of. Every time, the Indian cricket team has been considered as an underperformed team. But now, it’s not like that. Indian cricketers also put their full effort in the game but due to lack of the coordination and due to ill balanced team they loose the match. Now the Indian team has to retain this number 1 slot for at least couple of years.

Friday, December 4, 2009

DAY 156

Today I was discussing with my friends on a topic. The topic was “Should the online exams be scrapped?” In my view, it shouldn’t be scrapped. It’s very convenient. It helps in declaring the result very faster. Now a day, we are using new technology in every thing. We are using mobile phones with latest features; we are using ATM cards and online banking. We are reading e-books; we are in touch with far away friends through internet. In short, we are depending on technology for everything. Then why can’t we have online exams? What’s wrong in that? I know that many people will say that the CAT 2009 has become a failure. But there are various reasons for this fiasco. There was no mock test been conducted either by the Prometric or the CAT committee? Then it would have become more easier to find the drawbacks or the technical difficulties, would have come to light. But it doesn’t happen. Anyway, I think I’m been deviated from the topic. Well, my point is about the total competitive exams. It should be online. It shaves a large amount of paper. If we take example of CAT then more then 2.5 lakhs students appears in the CAT exams every year. Now just imaging the amount of paper required in preparing the answer sheets and question papers fro so many students. And there are so many management entrance exams in India. So, just imagine the total consumption of the papers. Its going to be very huge. Making exams online we are definitely going to save that much paper. And its less expensive in the long run also. Initially online exams are going to cost a lot. For example, CAT 2009 which is been held online has cost Rs 150 crores to the CAT committee. But in the coming years it will become marginal. So, in my view, online exams shouldn’t be scrapped.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Day 155

Couple of days back, I received comment for Miss Anuja. Actually she asked me about the preparation for CAT. Well, I don’t think myself to be such a high profile person who can give the exact answer. Miss Anuja, I would just give you advice to stick to the old proverb which says ‘there is no shortcut to success’, and ‘hard work brings successes. That’s the only mantra in this competitive age. Concentrate on your studies and be focused on your aim. Don’t get derailed from your tracks like Indian trains. Okay, just kidding. There is not much havoc about the Dos and Don’ts about preparation for the CAT exam. The CAT exam is just an examination which sees your basic skills in communication and solving problems. That’s why only English and Math are the important sections in CAT exam apart from Data Interpretation which checks an aspirant’s knowledge of understanding. These things are necessary for those who want to be in the prestigious B Schools. Because B Schools makes a student more efficient as a business manager. So to do well in the CAT exam I would suggest to be focused and determined. And of course, through your hard work, you will ripe the fruit of being selected in the top 7 B Schools of India. So, Miss Anuja, I hope that your problem is solved. If not, then you are always welcomed to ask questions and write comments at my blog.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Day 154

Second day also the Mouse menace worked during the ongoing CAT exams. Result of this… Students suffered. So it seems that the Mouse is wining the war over CAT but at the cost of student’s harassments and anger. Prometric, the company organising the CAT 2009, has put the blame on the virus attack for the malfunction. Prometric officials are saying that the virus were not detected by the anti virus software at the exam centres. Whatever may be the case, but it’s not exactly the thing which is making the CAT exam to be a smoother one just like it was last year. Whatever may be the reasons for the failure or the catastrophe, which is creating harassment for the students, is creating embarrassment for the CAT committee. The most important thing is that whether the exams are going as per schedule or there will be afresh exams? This question is very much important now. Because it’s now the reputation of the CAT committee involved now. So, the sooner they came up with the answer the better it is for the students. I hope that the CAT committee takes the decision in couple of days. This will stop the harassment of the students.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Day 153

So the game of CAT and Mouse began yesterday. But in this game the students were at the losing end. Majority of the students faced the problem of system rebooting and sudden shut down of the computers. It lead to the increase of pressure and anxiety amongst students. The CAT committee is silent over this. How can they answer for the question when the things were out of their hands? It was the concern of the centre people where the exams were conducted. They didn’t checked their computers to eliminate the problem of rebooting and automatic shut downs. In my view, it was anticipated that this type of problem will arise. But no measures were taken to eradicate this. Why? Why wasn’t there any back up plans? Why should the students suffer due to the fault of the people at the examination centres? And there are many more questions. Is the CAT committee going to take another exam for those students who faced this type of problems? I don’t think that it’s not right if they are barred from the examination. So, I hope that the CAT committee is going to do in this direction. They aren’t answering any questions at the moment. I think they are finding the cause of the entire malfunction which happened on the opening day of the CAT exam. In fact, their reputation is also at the stake. The sooner it is solved, the better it is for the students coming up for the CAT days in coming days. And I hope that this type of errors and malfunction will not occur next year.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Day 152

The CAT fever begins from today. For the first time, 2,41,000 aspirants will try to tame the CAT with the help of a Mouse. Yes, I’m talking about the online CAT exams. The changed trend is a matter of worry for many students. They are still finding it very tough to crack the exam to go to prestigious B-Schools in India. Well, in my view, it’s a good change. Because after getting in B-Schools, one has to get familiar with computers and laptops. So, why can’t there be online CAT exam? What’s wrong in that? I understand that many students are in dilemma that how they will perform in this exam when it’s online. They are right to an extend. The physiological pressure of some prestigious exams like CAT is really high on the aspirants. And making that online has added one more reason to get feared. But in my view, this fear will go away with time. This is the first year of online CAT exam that’s why the aspirants are having so much fear of that. If they are reading my blog then I can only advise them not to panic. There is no need of panicking. Just take it as the normal CAT exam. Do your best. Rest will be fine.

There are many institutes which provide coaching for the management entrance exams, all over India. But I have found that Career Launcher has an advantage above others. The faculty at Career Launcher are a bit better than others. And the people at Career Launcher are giving coaching on the computers at their labs. I think this is the added feature in their coaching technique. They are training the aspirants to work on the computers so that the aspirants don’t have any problem in the CAT exams. Very soon others will also mutate this but I have found that the labs at the Career Launcher are backed by an expert team. They provide all type of materials and online support to the students that the aspirants really feel full of confidence. And I think that confidence with right coaching and right direction can equip an aspirant to crack down the CAT exam.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Day 151

Today is the first anniversary of the Mumbai attack. A sad day which has marked its impression long in our memories. 166 people were killed by the 10 militants who came in Mumbai through sea route. Only Ajmal Kasab was arrested alive out of those 10 militants. People in Mumbai are out on streets and at various places in prayers in the memory of those who were killed by the terrorists. The Mumbai Police is parading in various parts of the city. But we need to think on various things also. I agree that no country is free from the terror attack. But we have to take necessary steps to save our country. Last year, during the attack, there were many drawbacks which came in front of us. First one was the movement of NSG commandos from New Delhi to Mumbai. It took very long hours for the commandos to reach Mumbai, where every passing moment was very important. Then there was lack of coordination between police and commandos. But at last, the commandos gunned down nine militants. But after a year of that attack, we are still facing many problems. Still our police force is ill equipped. Today’s terrorists carry an automatic AK-47 but our policemen still carry the antique bolt action rifle. When the terrorists came to Mumbai by sea route they were equipped with sat-phones and GPRS navigational systems, but our policemen were using VHF radio sets that can’t function in cities like Mumbai where we have many high-rise buildings. And still many police officers have joined police force to earn money only. Majority of them are doing corrupt practises. We have to remodel our police force, have to make them well equipped and have to make them of high moraled. Then only we will be fight with the terrorists in a better way. Because what happened in Mumbai is not a pleasant one to remember. We have to be ready that nothing like that happens again.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Day 150

Today I’m writing 150th post of my blog. But instead of feeling happy, I’m sad. On Thursday, we will be remembering the martyrs of the Mumbai attack. Thursday will be the first anniversary of that tragic attack. Couple of days back I read an interview of the father of Late Major Unni Krishnan. He told that every one in India wants a Bhagat Singh and Chandra Sekhar Azad in the country but not in their house. I was moved by his statement. Why we people of India have become so mean? We want someone to fight against the enemies of our country. We want some one to fight against corruption. If someone else do that then we applaud for that person very much. But don’t want our son or daughter to do the same. Why? We have just become coward. We don’t want anything to happen to our family. We give long speeches on the patriotism but when it comes to send son or daughter in the armed force then we just don’t want to do that and just closed our doors that we won’t send our children there. We want our children to have a career or job where he or she can earn handsome money. But don’t want them to see serving the country in the armed forces or to fight against corruption. We are concerned about the bread and butter only. Nothing more than that. This is mean cowardness. And this is the weakness which our enemies are taking advantage of. I do remember that when the commandos operation to eradicate terrorists was over in Mumbai, the public of Mumbai came on streets in protests against politicians and they demanded that we should strike against the enemy. But I want to ask them that how many of them are interested in sending their children to the armed forces? How many of them are ready to fight against the corrupt leaders. All of them were silent when Raj Thackeray spread his linguistic hatred. Why they didn’t protest at that time? Their silence is of a mean coward’s silence. Now we have to change our thinking. Its time to unite always as the people of Mumbai did after the attack. We have to show to the linguistic psycho leaders that no state, city or language is greater that the country. We all are Indians having same rights. India is made of all the states and all languages are equal. It’s not right to divide the country like this. We have to fight the internal enemies also.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Day 149

It’s almost a week that I wrote my post on the blog. Actually it was a sort of waiting time for me. I was expecting you people to give some comments but it seems that all my waiting has gone in vein. I think my expectation was wrong. Sometimes, I think that this expectation plays a vital role in our life. We expect something in return for certain things do or from certain people around us. We feel very sad or depressed when our expectation is not fulfilled. Today I’m not in mood to write. Memories of past time are coming back Again and again. The things which happened last year were so sad that still its memory is fresh in our memories. From tomorrow I’ll write a series on the Mumbai terror attack.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 148

Now it seems that Bal Thackeray is adopting the same way that of his nephew, Raj Thackeray. He has attacked Sachin Tendulkar for making statements and commenting on Raj Thackeray. Couple of days back, Sachin Tendulkar has said that Mumbai doesn’t belong to Maharashtra only. Mumbai is a part of India. Now Bal Thackeray is angry on him. The Shiv Sena supreme has written in his editorial in Samna, the magazine of Shiv Sena that Sachin should avoid the political pitch. It’s not like the cricket pitch which he rules. Bal Thackeray has written that the comments coming from Sachin’s side is attack on the Marathi pride. He has clearly advised Sachin to stay away from making political comments like this. He was warned Sachin that Sachin will get run out if he dares to make such comments again about the Marathi pride. Now I think the uncle-nephew dew have gone crazy. They are playing with the sentiments of the people to increase their vote bank only. In the recently concluded Maharashtra assembly election, the Shiv Sena has performed very badly. Have Bal Thackeray and his party done some constructive work in Maharashtra then they would have performed well in the election. So instead of making linguistic issue larger than other issues, Bal Thackeray and Raj Thackeray should do some constructive work for the Marathi people. the Marathi people need better chance of employment and other facilities rather than long speeches from uncle and nephew. Bal Thackeray has clearly told Sachin that it might be the case that Mumbai is commercial capital of India but it belongs to Maharashtra first then it belongs to India. Now this is clear hatred speech. People from other parts of India has also worked with Marathi people to make Mumbai progress. But Bal Thackeray and Raj Thackeray have forgotten that.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Day 147

Well, I thought that I’ll write something new today. But again the topic is been diverted to Raj Thackeray and his linguistic mania. Now he is telling the State Bank of India, India’s second largest bank to fill its 1100 vacant post in different part of Maharashtra by recruiting the Marathi people. Now who the hell he thinks about himself? Does he think that his diktat can work everywhere? And who is he to tell a national bank what to do or what not to do? If he is so worried about only Marathi people then why isn’t he creating job for them? I agree with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat that Raj Thackeray is playing with the sentiments of the people to increase his vote bank. And the sad incidence which happened in Maharashtra state assembly has encouraged him a lot. That’s why he is thinking that he can diktat any one. But this is not going to happen. All the people and languages are equal. All have been given equal rights. If Raj Thackeray is really worried about the Marathi people, then why isn’t he doing any good thing for them? Raising language issue again and again and threatening people from other parts of India is not going to help Marathi people.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Day 146

Kudos to master blaster. He has done some thing really tremendous off the field. He showed his true face of a real Indian. He told it to media persons that he plays for the entire nation. Not just for Mumbai. Sachin Tendulkar not only did wonder with his bat but when it comes to talk then he really he makes impact there also. Tendulkar was talking to media persons on the occasion of completing 20 years of playing International Cricket. Sachin clearly send his message to Raj Thackeray that Sachin is proud to be a Marathi but he plays for team India as an Indian, not as a Marathi. At least, now the linguistic psycho will get some lesson. If he has some brain or have good councillors around him to guide him, then Raj Thackeray will be enlightened. There is no need to increase the linguistic hatred amongst ourselves. Language is never above the nation. The spirit and proud of being united in spite of speaking so many different languages is above than any particular language. Now Raj Thackeray has to understand this. The sooner he understands the better it is for all.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Day 145

Yesterday, I wrote about the decline in the number of applicants for CAT this year. I cited economic slowdown and lay offs as one the reasons for the downfall. But today, there is a good news. This year, Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore (IIM-B) has got the maximum number of offer for internees. The whole batch of 348 students of the first year of IIM was selected for the 2010 summer internship. Royal Bank of Scotland, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan were amongst the leading companies visited the IIM campus. There were total 150companies including 74 new companies. This is showing that the trend is now changing. The fear of the pay off, about which I wrote yesterday, is changing now. IIM-B has become the trend setter now. This selection process which took place there at IIM, is going to take place in other top B schools also. The placement scenario is going to change now. The placement scenario has always been a driving force to join any top B school. It’s a proven fact that the institute having maximum number of placements is considered as the top B school. So now the phase of worrying about the placement is going to change now. There are few positive things happening now. It’s always good to see the positive change in every field.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Day 144

This year the decrease in the number of the applicants for Common Admission Test (CAT) is the lowest in the last 10 years. Last year the number of applicants was 2.70 lakhs. But this year the number of applicants is 2.41 lakhs. Straight down fall of 29,000 applicants. If we talk in percentage then its downfall of 10.74%. The blame is given to the global slowdown, which affected the salaries and the employment. And the placement scenario wasn’t good in the B-schools. So, this may be the one of influential reasons. This time CAT Committee was prepared for some 3 lakhs applicants. It was having a buffer system for the extra applicants. But still, that didn’t work out. The number is less than the expectation of the committee. I think, in addition to the placement scenario, the computer based test of CAT has played an influential role in the downfall. Many aspirants aren’t familiar with the computer. So that may have created some kind of scare in the mind of applicants. They might have thought that how can the cope with the computer based exam. They don’t have much experience and knowledge in handling the computer. Might be they have thought to prepare for the next year or might have looked to other entrance exams of B-schools.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Day 143

For the last two days, I’m writing about Raj Thackeray and his linguistic issues. Still everywhere everyone is talking about the sad incidence which happened in Maharashtra assembly. Everyone is saying that whatever happened was against constitution and democracy. Who is Raj Thackeray to issue diktats to others? Why his party men disrupted the proceedings of the assembly? Is Raj Thackeray above the constitution of India? I don’t think so. He is just a party president. Nothing more than that. I have already written in my previous posts that he is spreading hatred among other Indians and Marathi people. He is just following the footsteps of his uncle, Bal Thackeray. He is pretending that he is raising his voice for the Marathi people and their interest. But in reality he is playing with their emotions to gain his political goals. Nothing more than that. And I am surprised that why the Maharashtra government isn’t taking any step against him? Raj Thackeray needs to be stopped now. He is just dividing the people on the basis of language. If he isn’t stopped at this stage then he will become a more intense in his hatred speech which in turn will affect the harmony of the Maharashtra. People will avoid going to Maharashtra. Any industrialist will not put his factory there. Then for whose interest will Raj Thackeray fight? So its time to wake up and to take action against Raj Thackeray.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Day 142

Whatever happened in Maharashtra’s assembly is direct attack on the democracy. The MLAs of MNS has taken Raj Thackeray’s diktat above the constitution of India. Four MLAs have been suspended for four years. I think that it’s a mixed order. Mixed in the sense that it’s good to punish those MLAs and it’s bad because still they would be elected representative from their constituencies. Those constituencies would be now unrepresented. The electorate are also been punished in this way. In my view, the MLAs should have been expelled from the assembly and then by-election would be held. Then it’s going to work. Raj Thackeray is always provoking people on the basis of languages. His men attacked the students of different states when they went to Mumbai for the Railway Recruitment Board’s written exam. I don’t understand what he is trying to do? What message he wants to give to people of other places? I think he is trying to follow the footsteps of his uncle, Bal Thackeray. Bal Thackeray also achieved popularity in the same way by attacking south Indian population in Mumbai. Then he shifted his attention towards Muslims. Now Raj Thackeray is using linguistic chauvinism to gain popularity. If he is so much concerned about the Marathi people then why isn’t he pressuring Maharashtra government to give more employment to Marathi people? why always he is diving people on the basis of language? He is thinking that he is saving the honour of Marathi people. but in reality he is developing anger and hatred for Marathi people in other parts of India. He is forgetting that the people from different parts of India are living in Mumbai. And sorrow of Mumbai becomes their sorrow. They were equally hurted by the attack on Mumbai as he was. When it was time for him to show his love for Mumbai in uniting with people, he was sitting in his home. And now he is doing crap things for popularity. He should be put behind the bars. That’s the best thing which can be done.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Day 141

Raj Thackeray and his party men are crossing every limit of civilised world. Raj Thackeray issued a diktat for the newly elected MLAs in the recently concluded Maharashtra state assembly that all of them will take oath in Marathi. What the hell is this? Who is he to issue diktat like this? In the Republic of India all the elected members are free to take oath in their language. No one can issue diktat like this. I think that Raj Thackeray is doing all these nonsense things to be in lime light. But something has to be done with him. There should be some restriction on him. It was Raj Thackeray who spread the hatred between Marathi and Bihari. Again he has started spreading hatred between Marathi speaking people and Non-Marathi speaking people. It seems that he has got some memory loss problems. He has forgotten the terrorist attack in Mumbai November last year. The NSG commandos who went to fight the terrorists in Mumbai, were from North and South India. There was not a single Marathi Manoos amongst those brave commandos. Why didn’t he raise his voice for that? He is a psycho who wants to get spotlight for nothing. That’s why he is doing these things. In my view, he should be arrested as soon as possible. There should be a trial for him for spreading hatred based on language. The government should do something to stop him.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Day 140

On Thursday, India lost the match to Australia by 3 runs. In that match, Sachin Tendulkar scored 175 runs. He completed his 17,000 runs. But Indian team lost that match. In spite of all the efforts put by Sachin Tendulkar with his bat, other batsmen didn’t come up to the mark. India needed 351 runs to win. But other batsmen failed to add 126 runs to Sachin’s 175 to win the match. What a tragedy? If other batsmen would have supported Sachin then India would have won the match. Losing the match has overshadowed the achievement of Sachin Tendulkar. He is the only batsman in the International Cricket to have scored 17000+ runs in One Day International matches. I was wondering that in spite of having talent, why the young cricketers in Indian cricket team not performing well. They are more busy in shooting of commercial advertisement these days. They should pay attention to improve their form rather than improving their bank balances. Every time they come to the field, then they have hopes and expectations of the whole nation with them that they will perform well and will win the match. But in the on going series, we are getting more and more disappointments. When will this disappointment come to an end? Cricket is a game that has become unofficial game of India. People are just crazy about this game. So now the cricketers should pay more attention to the practices than commercial advertisements.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Day 139

Getting comments on the posts always makes me think again. Recently I got two comments on the posts titled Day 135 and Day 138. Some anonymous person is writing comments on the blogs. First of all, I would like to say thanks to Mr Anonymous for his comments. He wrote in his comment on Day 135 that problems cannot be tackle by taking harsh steps only. But he is forgetting or he might have missed that the Maoists have been given enough chance to talk with the government. But instead of coming for the peace talk, they are damaging the government properties like blowing up of railway tracks, attacking on police stations. There is not much option left for us. We have to tackle this situation with the force only. Maoists are terrorists inside the Indian border. We have to fight them. The government is doing peace talks only. But in response to that what we are getting in return from the Maoists? Blasts, massacres, hijack of trains. And as Mr Anonymous stated in his comment that poverty is the reason for the Maoists to spread. Actually that’s main weakness which Maoists are taking advantage of. So to stop them its important or rather say it’s necessary to take harsh steps.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Day 138

Today morning, I read very sad news. It’s very sad to know that the common man was ignored so badly even he was dying in the name of security to the Prime Minister. This is the first incidence that a man has died at the gate of a hospital when his car was stopped by the police for the security of Prime Minister. I agree that total security should be provided to VVIPs like Prime Minister. But is it right to bar a person to get treatment and allow him to die? I’m talking about the incidence that happened in Chandigarh. Prime Minister went to Chandigarh for the convocation ceremony at PGI hospital. Sumit Verma went for treatment for kidney. His car was blocked at the main gain of PGI. He was having tears in his eyes due to pain. But it didn’t created any sympathy corner in the hearts of policemen standing there for the security of Prime Minister. After the ceremony was over then only the car was allowed to go inside. Doctors declared Sumit Verma ‘brought dead’, after diagnosing him. Now who is to be held for this unfortunate mishap? I strongly condemn whatever happened in the name of security. It’s totally unacceptable in any civilized society. A city’s important hospital becomes off bound for patients urgently needing life saving attention. I see the fault of the entire system in this unfortunate mishap.

If the college management has invited Prime Minister for the convocation ceremony then it should had made the venue somewhere else. The college management knew it very well that the hospital is very crucial. Patients come from other cities also for the treatment. Then also it kept the convocation ceremony in the hospital campus. Second thing which really astonished me is the inhuman nature of the policemen at the gate of the hospital. Seeing the situation of Sumit Verma they should have called any senior doctor to get some medical aid. If the policemen would reacted at the proper time then life a man could have been saved.

We need to change the system like this. So that there is no more sad tragedies like this. No innocent patient looses his or her life in the negligence by the system. Whatever happened at PGI in Chandigarh is really condemnable act.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Day 137

It’s very sad to see no comments coming from your side. It might be wastage of time to write a couple of lines after reading the blog. But it’s important for me. Anyway, I can write another post based on this. I don’t want to write it today because it will be repetition of whatever I wrote yesterday. Well today I read the news about the blast in Pakistan. These days Taliban is targeting what has been save haven for itself. Last month, there was blasts in different parts of Pakistan and attacks on the head quarters of Pakistani army. It seems that Taliban is now feed up being getting orders from the Pakistani high command. Or it can be said that Taliban is revolting against its protector. Or it can be said that there is some secret agreement between Taliban and Pakistani government or army. The whole world knows that Pakistan is the safe shelter for all terrorist organisations. And the Pakistani government love to blame India for anything wrong happens in Pakistan. So it might be the plan of the Pakistani army to have blasts done by Taliban to show that Pakistan itself is the target of terrorism. Its nothing but a drama to kill its own innocent people to gain sympathy. That’s why there was a blast when Hillary Clinton reached Islamabad. God knows what the truth is. I can only say that its some conspiracy of the Pakistani army. Pakistan has the history of having army ruling it. Might be all these blasts are to provoke people against Asif Ali Zardari, so that the army can come forward to take control of the entire county. Who knows? Might be this will happen in near future. Or army will tell Asif Ali Zardari to be in power but the army will dictate him. Nothing can be said.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Day 136

Writing everyday is not a tough job. But getting ideas daily is a tough job. Sometimes it becomes repetition of old topics. It has happened to me. I wrote about corruption, political leaders and many other things. All the time, I have written the same thing. I need your feedbacks to improve my writing style. I have requested you people many times. May be your feedbacks can give me some new topics to research and write again with some more added stuff. Actually a feedback always energizes me to write in a better way. So read my blogs and start writing.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Day 135

Maoist. A word which has become menace for the central and state governments in India. But in reality it’s not a word. People think that it’s a banned outfit which uses violence to say its point. But in reality a Maoist is an advocate of Maoism. Next thing which comes in mind is what is Maoism? Actually it’s the political and military ideology derived from the teachings of Chinese leader Mao Zedong. It originated in the period of 1950-55. This outfit is using violent incidences to gets its leaders free from prison or they kill people in the name of justice. Their main operational area is West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. The Maoist show their presence in other parts with killings. Recently they beheaded Francis Induvar, a Jharkhand police officer. And of course, all of us certainly remember the hostage of Rajdhani Express by People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA), an organisation backed by Maoist.

One thing which I ask myself is that why isn’t the government using harsh steps to stop all these things. It’s clear that these Maoists can’t be handled by the state police. There is always misunderstanding and lack of coordination between the police of two states. And Maoists are taking advantage of this weakness. As far as I have observed then I have found and observed that these Maoists people are using innocent people as their backup. They are getting mass support by hook or crook. And then these Maoists use the mass as their protection shield. So instead of state police running after them, the central government should press army or Para military forces in action. There have been enough peace talks with the Maoists. They always demand for the separate area for them. The top Maoist leaders always provoke people to go against the government and the police. And when the police arrest their leaders then the comrades uses violent means to pressurise government and police for the release of their leaders.

So in my view, instead of having peace talks, its time for action. When Special Task Force (STF) can be formed by the state governments of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh to nab Verrappan, why can’t the central government form a separate task force with the central command in one of the Maoist affected states to eliminate Maoists? These people understand the language of bullets. So its time to talk with them in the language they understand very well.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Day 134

Relationship. This word has different meanings according to the need of human being. But why is it necessary to make relationship? What’s the importance of relationship in our life? After thinking a lot, I have got few answers to these questions. Well, you can say that I took so much time in searching and thinking about these two questions. You might think that I’m a bit crazy. But you ask the same question to yourself also. I think you will get some answer. Well, I’m going to discuss the answers which I got with you people.

Well any type of relationship is necessary for a human being. A human being can’t stay alone. A human needs company to share his emotions with other human being. According to me, relationship makes life beautiful, comfortable, peaceful and happy. It might sound something abstract to you. But this is the fact which I have observed. We get comfort, peace and happiness when we are with friends, family members and with someone who is dear to us. And if someone is getting all these things then his or her life automatically becomes beautiful. Just test it for few days like I did. You will feel the same as I did.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Day 133

Today is Deepawali. I would like to wish a Prosperous and Happy Deepawali to all my readers.
May this Deepawali brings peace, harmony and prosperity in everyone's life. Once again HAPPY DEEPAWALI to all of you.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Day 132

Sometimes, it really hurts to see the happening around you. I know that for the last fortnight, I was silent. But I was preparing myself. Actually, I was in dilema that whether should I write it or not? Finally, I decided to share this with you people. Well, I'm talking about the corrupt practice of the government employees. Well, I was reeading newspaper couple of weeks back. I was shocked to read an article in which the corrupt practice was reported by the government officials. Those government officials were attached were attached to NREGS. They took the money of the labourers into their own pocket. This is something which is really disgusting. This is the level of honesty in the government employees. They are getting handsome salary from the government. They are well off to take care of their needs and the needs of their families. But still they are taking money of those who are below the poverty line. The people who hardly manage to get two square meals in a day, are been cheated by these corrupt people. There is another case of corruption in another public sector unit. An officer at the post of Engineer in a public sector unit. That person is doing corrupt practice in spite of drawing handsoe salary from the government. Some labourers were called to do some work in an office of a public sector unit. The minimum fixed wage per day for that work is Rs 300. But at the time of payment, that officer gave only Rs 250 to those illiterate labourers. It really provokes the anger that these corrupt practices by those people who are financially strong.
And to some extend, they are been guarded by the departmental proceedings also. They can only be suspended if they are caught. If they are caught. Otherwise they are free to do their corrupt practices. And if they are suspended, then also they are eligible to withdraw half of their salaries. And once they are inducted again then they will get the half salary of their suspension tenure as arrears. What the hell is this? The ministers and leaders only give long speeches to eradicate corruption form our country. But they are not taking any action to eradicate it. Now its time to change the law also. Instead of suspending the corrupt officers when they are caught, they should be terminated from the service and should be put behind the bars. There should be no bail granted to them on any condition. Time has come to take some harsh steps and decisions. Otherwise, the system is not going to change by mere speeches and assurances. It's the time for some action.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Day 131

Well in my last blog I wrote about the corruption. I know that I'll not get any comments from your side. And I doubt that how many of you are ready to change the system. Well, never mind. This time, I'm not having sad feelings for not getting comments as feedbacks. Today, I'm going to write about a scheme been implemented by the Central Government. It's about to uplift the economic condition of those families who are living below the poverty line. Well, I'm talking about National Rural Employment Gurantee Scheme (NREGS). It's a scheme to eradicate poverty from India. A nice move by the Central Government. Well, let's see the every aspect of this scheme. This scheme is implemented to take care of the people, who are under priviledged. But the economic growth of India is going in the tremendous way. Well, if we go by the government figures, then there were 46 per cent of the total population was living below poverty line in 1983. Indeed a very bad figure even after 36 years of independence. Well, the percentage of the people living under poverty line went down to 28 per cent in 2004-05. Personally, I don't consider this figure encouraging. In my personal view, this should be below 5 per cent or even less than that. Hope so, we will achieve that. I think that this was the thought in the minds of the planners while drafting NREGS.
But there are many drawbacks in this plan. On the surface, it looks like a nice scheme where the government is really taking pains for the upliftment of the poor. Under this scheme, 100 days of employment is been guranteed at the wage of Rs 100 per day. This scheme is to benefit those who are unemployed for the major part of the year. Taking one adult from each household in the village, this scheme is engaging them in construction work. Till now 2.6 crore households has been registered in this scheme. But not so much surprisingly only 53 lakh household received the full payment of 100 working days at the rate of Rs 100 per day. I mean to say that only 53 lakh household out of 2.6 crore households have received the full payment of Rs 10,000. What about other people? Where is their money? Then I found that there is no direct transfer of money from the Central Government to the bank account of the labourer who has worked. There are five layers between the Central Government and the labourer though which the money flows. Those five layers are: Central Employment Gurantee Council at Centre, then State Employment Gurantee Council in every State, then District Panchayat at District level, then there is an Intermediate Panchayat at the block level followed by the Gram Panchayat at the village to which the labourer belongs to. Indeed a very long chain of people in between and hence the long chain for money to change hands. Isn't it?
Now lets have a look to the construction work been done. Several ponds were constructed in those areas which have scarcity of rain. What a great planning? Instead of digging wells to solve the water problem, ponds are been constructed. Then the roads were constructed to connect villages or the remote areas to the rest of the country. Nice planning. But the quality of the construction of those roads is so bad that it will be washed away in the first rain itself. Again a nice planning. I find this to be simple wastage of time, money and the human labour. Is there anyone in the Union Cabinet who can rectify these drawbacks? Is Union Finance Minister looking at this? This is simply misutilization of the public money. I remeber that he recommended the Union Council Ministers to travel by economy class in all the airlines to save the public money. Is the misutilization of public money in schemes like NREGS valid? Won't he do anything to stop this? I'm not against the schemes like NREGS. But I advocate for some positive type of construction and proper utilization of public money. I hope that the Planning Commission will look after the drawbacks of NREGS and will sort it out soon before it turns into a fiasco.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Day 130

For the last few days, I wanted to write about something. Actually, I'm reffering to the TV commercial of TATA Tea. Kudos to the people who were behind the conceptualisation and production of that commercial. The new commercial points towards the corruption of government officials and the politicians. And it's true that we, the common people, who are giving bribes to the government officials to get our work done. So, we are the source of the corruption. And ironically, it's we, the common people, who cries that the government officials are corrupt. If we blame the officials then we are also eqaully respnosible. And now the situation is completely out of our hands. Every government officer thinks that it's his birth right to have bribe. Without bribe he can't work. They have created such a scenario that for every small work they need to get their hands greased. And it's not only money. It can be some gift or some other favour for their personal use. I consider them to be an educated beggars. Yes, beggars, who begs for the money everytime a person goes to him for some work. Now we have to change this system. We have to change the system of giving bribe to the government officers. If we pledge that we will not give any bribe then only this disease is going to be cured. I know that you people will think that I'm talkin something abstract. But it can be implemented. Why do we hesitate in refusing to give bribe to the government officials? Just because of the fear that our work will not be done. Corruption is like cancer which is affecting us also. We have to stop it. And why should we give bribe to those people who are drawing good and comfortable salaries from the government. There is no use of giving bribe. We really have to change this system. Instead of giving bribes to the well off people working in the government departments, we can give donations to some charitable tust or any social welfare organisations. We will be helping someone more poor or someone really needs our help. Giving donations to the charitable trust will attract some rebate to us while giving the income tax. So is it not better to help someone who really deserves your help than giving bribe to someone who is well capable of taking care of his family? So stop giving bribe. Let's change this system and really make our country a developed nation.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Day 129

Today the nine day long puja of Goddess Durga begins. I would like to wish all my readers HAPPY NAVRATRI. Every year, Navratri energies me a lot. I'm talking about my personal feelings. In these nine days, we worship nine different forms of Goddess Durga. All the different forms of Goddess Durga is related to one form or another form of energy, wealth, prosperity and knowledge. We worship Goddess Durga to have her blessings for the things which we desire. But in the changing time, we have to think about the changing aspect of the society also. Still in modern age, there are few places in India where female child is been killed. It's ver sad to know those things. There are few states in our country where this inhuman practise is been done. Now its time to change those thoughts. It's necessary now because it's a woman, who gives birth to a new life from her. Without her there will be no life in this world. And we are killing the creator of the world when it's in the mother's womb only. This is really shameful for us. At one hand, we are worshipping a woman to give us strength and prosperity and on the other hand we are killing female infants. These things should be stopped. We can't expect government do all the things and we sit ideally. We also have some duties and responsibilities. We can't run away from them. It's very easy to point out the shortcomings of others but it's very tough to point the fingers towards our self. So we need to change ourselves and to change the society. Now its turn to get ready to fight the social evils. Even Goddess Durga fought the evils and saved the world and gave us a message that we should also fight the evils which are harmful and dangerous for our society. Then only we will be able to say proudly that we are following the path shown to us by Goddess Durga. May Goddess Durga bless the entire world with prosperity, love and peace.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Day 128

In my last post, I wrote about the worry of the Union Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, to curb the expenses of ministers. I think he is not only worried about the expenses of the ministers only but also with the expenses of all departments. This is a nice and appreciable effort been initiated by him. Kudos to him. Even Mrs Sonia Gandhi is travelling by the economy class in the airlines. But as I wrote in my last post, the need to give more emphasis to curb the misuse of the government resources and funds by the government employees. There are many public sector companies where is the misuse is been done because they are not ready to chang according the changing time. There are many companies which affect our daily life like BSNL, Indian Oil etc. These are the profit making units of the central government. But are they making profit in real? Well, let's take example of BSNL. Previously it was under the Department of Post and Telecommunication. But later on it was reformed and was named Bharat Sanchar Nigal Limited. But still today, BSNL is not ready to change itself according to the changing time. And this is due to the officers sitting at top managerial positions. They are on the verge of retirement but still they want to enjoy all the privileges to the full extent. When the BSNL was formed, all the telephone exchanges and telegraph offices were merged together. Now in this technological era, no one goes to the telegraph office to send messages to their near and dear ones, when they have mobiles in their hands. But still BSNL is paying the salaries to the staff who are there in the telegraph section. What is the need of giving salaries to the employees when their resource is not been utilised at all? The pays and pensions giving to the employees of the telegraph section are definitily costing crores of ruppes to the exchequer. But who cares? No one is bothered to utilise such a big work force in some action. The government wants to give them salary and pension but don't want to utilise their human resources. Mr Mukherjee should look into this aspect also. He should think about what to do when the money of the taxpayers is been misutlise like this. And there are many more to come in the coming days from my side. So, please keep reading and commenting on my blog.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Day 127

Recently, I read a news article in which the Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, told Foreign Minister, Mr S M Krishna and his deputy Mr Shashi Tharoor, to vacant the suites of five star hotels to move to their places. Foreign Minister and his deputy told Finance Minister that they are paying the bills of their respective hotels from their private pocket. This indicates two things. First, the Finance Minister is worried about the extra expenditure of the exchequer. Second thing is that Foreign Minister and his deputy are not misusing the taxpayer's money for their personal use. I would like to say that if Finance Minister is really worried about the extra expenses then steps should be done to curb the expenditure of the bureaucrates. They are misusing the public funds. It's the bureaucrat class which is responsible for the extra expenses. The bureaucrat class is always misusing the government properties for their personal uses. Recently, Mr Mukherjee took an economy class to fly from New Delhi to Kolkata. He is entitled to a charted plane to fly at the expense of government exchequer. But still he took economy class flight to travel. He is setting nice examples. But I really wonder that how many bureaucrats are going to take lessons from this example. Hardly ten percent of the total bureaucrats in the whole country. Or even less than that. Bureaucrats think that they are not accountable for their actions. Or in the worst case, they think that they deserve all the things which they are getting. I think strong measures should be taken to make them accountable for using public funds. It needs strong laws and strong will power of the ministers to execute them to curb the menance of these bureaucrats. So instead of making plans on paper or saying it verbally, stress should be given to the execution of the plan. The Finance Minister should ask for monthly expenditures from every department especially from the bureaucrats. Then only the extra expenses will be curbed and then the money will be utilise for the public welfare. Whenever funds are allotted for some public welfare, then around three fourth of those funds goes in to the pockets of these bureaucrats. Finance Minister should stop these things. Then only the public participation will increase in the construction of the whole society. Because of the corrupt practices of the bureaucrat class, people blame the government for not implementing or not doing any development work. Many times the needy is deprived for getting the things which are really meant for them.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Day 126

There is an issue which is disturbing me a lot. I'm talking about the decision taken by Mr Kapil Sibal about the grading system. Few days back, I have already written about it. Well, I'm not convinced with the decision. Mr Sibal gave the theory that grading system will take the tension from students. It will make them free from exam fever or exam phobia. I want to remind him that students are not scared of the exams. There is a phsiological fear of not doing well in the competition. The excess pressure given the parents to do well in exam, to obtain from the student living next door are the main reasons of the exam phobia. This grading system is going to hamper the education system. In the percentage system, topper is determined by the exact numbers. Let us take an example. Suppose a student gets 96.87% and another student gets 97% the obviously the student having 97% is the topper. But in the proposed grading system both the students will get A1 grade. Now can Mr Sibal tell that who amongst the 10 students who got A1 grade is the highest scorer? No, he can't. No body can. Because the numerical parameter is gone. It's hard to know the highest scorer. The whole grading system is the generalise form of the result. It's not accurate like the percentage system. In my view, this grading system is barring student of knowing the exact result of his or her effort put in. So, I strongly oppose the grading system and I favour the percentage system which is currently used.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Day 125

I know every time I make a promise to write continuously and then I keep silence for days and weeks. But this time I was silent because I was observing the recent turmoil in the Indian political scenario. Still after 62 years of Independence, the memories of Pre-Independence is hauting many Indian political leaders. Yes, I'm talking about the recent turmoil created by Mr Jaswant Singh and his book. It's really very sad to see that the big political leaders in India are still looking at the past when it's the time to see towards the future. I read an article in a leading newspaper about the recent political imbalance created by Mr Singh in his book by commenting on Jinnah, Nehru and Sardar Patel. The article was written by a well known author, Mr Chetan Bhagat. I agree with him that it's very unfair to sack Mr Jaswant Singh in such a fashion from BJP, where he has spent 30 years. I really wonder that why BJP is making so much fuss about this issue? Mr Bhagat is right that the younger generation doesn't bother about Jinnah. No one in youth really cares about Jinnah. What was Jinnah in the late 1920's and early 1930's and his changed form in 1940's is a matter of yore now. In the present time, no one from the youth cares about him. No one can change the past now. So, why so much fuss is there about the things which are totally irrelevent now? We, the people of India, need obloquy for this type of things which are making our elected leaders engaged in something which is nebulous and is going to yield nothing. We need to create a future and a new hisory without bothering much about the past history. It's time to give Jinnah a rest in his grave. No need to dig it again and again.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Day 124

It’s approximately a month since I wrote my last post in the blog. But I can see that still there are no comments coming from the reader’s side. I think that I have lost my readers or they are looking for some other things. I think I’m boring them a lot. There are few readers who have appreciated the posts but now it’s a matter of around six or seven months back. Always I try to write something constructive but that doesn’t happen daily. I need some ideas or some topics to write upon. And a single mind can’t do any thing alone. It needs support and help from other minds. That’s why I always give stress on giving the comments. I don’t understand that why my readers are so lazy in writing a few lines about the topics I write? Why they are so lazy to say a few words about my writing style? Indeed few readers are there who have really appreciated the topics I chose but they haven’t recommended how to say more or how to change the writing style. That’s important thing. Actually, a writer always tries to give the best to his readers. And for this he need to have some feed back from the readers about the topic he wrote or the way in which he wrote. This encourages the writer to improve the writing. And sometimes, it really helps a writer to overcome his drawbacks. I also have few drawbacks. I’m not a perfect writer. There are few lacking areas in my writing also. So, I want my writers to point towards whose weak areas so that I can improve my writing. I know that I have said about this thing many times in my earlier posts also. This is a repetition of that. But what to do? No response from the reader side is indicating that something fruitful is not happening. Sometimes, I also want to read the thoughts of my readers. So, for a change why don’t my readers becomes writer in commenting me. I’ll like to know your views. So for a change make me a reader.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Day 123

Science and Religion. Two different worlds which are at logger heads with each other since the beginning of time. Both of them are searching the answers for some basic questions. But their paths are totally different. They always intersect each other’s paths and that too very often. But who gives the correct and universally accepted answers to the basic questions like Who created this universe? What was before it began to expand? When did it begin to expand? What was there before the expansion? What force is there that makes the Earth makes more favourable for humans to live here? There are endless questions like this. Many scientists are not religious. Science is their sole religion. Many religious leaders are not inclined towards science. Whatever is written in their religious books is the guiding force for their souls. They seek enlightenment through them. Approximately all the religion of the world believed that God has make the humans and the earth as the centre of the universe. Humans are the best creation of the God. But science has proved them wrong. Science has proved that the earth is nothing more than a tiny particle in the entire universe. And the earth revolves round the sun. this was just opposite to the believe of many religions. They believed that the sun revolves round the earth. In Europe, many scientists were killed or were convinced by the Catholic church to say this that they have worked against God. Still there are many questions that science hasn’t got any answer and religion proves it supremacy over science on those questions. Those questions are like When did the Big Ban happen? What was before the Big Ban? If two bodies attract each other towards them then why is this universe expanding? Still science is struggling with these questions. It seems that this war between science and religion will continue till this world is there. Can’t it happen that these two comes together? But this seems to be a far fetched idea. These two fields can’t come together. They were enemy of each other since the beginning of time and will continue to be the same till eternity.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Day 122

Still, no comments on my last blog. It’s really sad to see that no comments are coming. Actually it really helps me to write more enthuastically. But it seems that I have to write for just sake of writing. Right now, I don’t have any idea in my mind. But who knows that while writing I might pick one. Actually even I don’t know that which topic will come in my mind. Because very few topics comes in my mind and that too very rarely. To avoid the confusion, I ask you people to send me comments. Confusion about the topics. Your comments are important feedback for me. And it’s a means of communication between you and me. Frankly speaking, I’m feed up of the monologue. I want to have conversation with people. You and I are not face to face. I even don’t know that how many people are reading my blocks. So your comments will help me to decide that how good or how bad am I as a writer.
See the question is not that how regular or how much can I write. But the question is here that I must know that whether I’m writing qualitatively or not? That’s the important factor. Because I’m here for quality writing not for quantity writing. So to improve my writing standard or writing style I need your support and feedbacks. If you have negative feedbacks also then also let me know the drawbacks of my writings. Now I am waiting for your comments.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Day 121

It has been really long time that I have posted anything in the blog. Last month, I posted only two posts in the blog. Sometimes, it happens that when you are not in mood in spite of having topics to write, you ignore writing. Same thing had happened with me. Well, by not taking much of your time, I would like directly to the topic. Today, I’m going to discuss something which is still in the news and the topic is really debatable. Well, I’m talking about the decision taken by Mr Kapil Sibbal to remove the examination of Class X from schools. Now this is something which is totally unacceptable. He is talking about something which is not effective in the long run.
Mr Sibbal is defending his decision that this will take off the pressure from the students who appears for these exams. But in reality, it’s going to make the matter more worse than its now. This is not going to help the students. And he was talking about the grading system instead of the present percentage system. Now this will totally destroy the merit of the students. Now if we get a look into this then the picture will be something like this.
Generally, Grade A is given to all those students who get more than 70%. Now compare two students who have got 75% and 95%. Now both of them will be in the same grade. Now who will then decide that which student is more intelligent and meritorious in between two students? You can’t differentiate them as both of them are having Grade A. It will kill the motive of studying and hence the spirit of competition will die out.
Now let’s come back to the main point. Mr Sibbal wants to make the Class X board exam an optional exam. Means those students who want to continue in the same school then they will not give the exams. The exams will be for them who want to discontinue from the school. Now this proposal is, also, having disadvantages in it. More and more students will avoid the Class X exams now. They will say that they want to continue in the same school. Then the burden will be there on the school administration to provide the option of other subjects which these students. Not all of them will go to a particular stream. And in the Class XII, again the situation will be worse. Those students who have skipped their Class X exams will not have the exposer to the pattern of exams of CBSE. They won’t be able to cope up and their marks will go down.
So instead of helping the students, Mr Sibbal is playing with the future of all the students of the country who are studying in the schools under CBSE Board. So now, its we, who have to decide that whether we allow this ridiculous pattern or just remain silent and support it and let our coming generation suffer due to this.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Day 120

Today morning, I read a news article. Actually it was an interview of an Indian student who is studying in Australia. Again he was beaten up for money. What is this? The Australian Prime Minister has assured the Indian Government that there will be no more attacks on Indian students. But still the attacks are going on. The recent attack was on Sunny. He was brutally beaten up and his finger was smashed at the door of his car and he was constantly punched at his face and stomach. Now this is something which is really unthinkable in a civilised society. In my view, its better that students from India don’t go to Australia. There is no need to get a foreign degree after putting your life in danger. It’s not only the students, who are in danger, but it’s their parents also living in fear. So what is the use of going to any foreign country where you are living constantly in fear? And instead of protecting the Indian students, the Australian police are protecting the Australian people. The use of power to suppress the protest march on Indian students has proved this. Its quiet clear that the Australian police are not helping and protecting the Indian students. So, I would like to request to all those Indian students in Australia to come back to India. It’s really sad to see the news of brutal beatings of Indian students in Australia. I think it’s really foolishness to go there to study. And what’s the use of getting the foreign degree when you can study the same subject in India also? Is there someone who can tell me this?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Day 119

The attacks on the Indians in Australia are increasing daily. All the newspaper and news channels are showing the photos and footages of the victim Indians. On Sunday, when the Indian students were having protest march in Australia then the Australian police has brutally beaten them. One Indian student was continuously punched on his head by an Australian police officer. That student felt unconscious due to the beating. Capsicum sprays were used on the Indian students. And this was not enough then they have arrested 18 demonstrators in charge of “breach of peace”. Now what kind of double standard is this? The Australian Prime Minister is assuring that the security will be provided to the Indian students and the Australian police are doing the inhuman act to the Indian students. More and more people of Indian origins are now been attacked these days. Whether it’s a taxi driver or a student. There is a sense of insecurity amongst those who are staying there. And the parents of all those students are now restless in India. Now I don’t think that any student from India will think to go to Australia for studies. And those who have come back from Australia are telling their stories like how they have been treated there. Many of the students avoided to go to the police station to lodge any complaint after they were abused. And those who went the Australian police have asked for the evidences of abuses? Now this is something unthinkable. A foreigner in a country is been abused or sometime is been beaten up and instead of giving safety to them the police is asking for the evidences for the things which have taken place verbally. How can a person bring evidence for the abuses he or she has suffered? And when the Australian Prime Minister gave assurance to the Indian Prime Minister that there will be no more attacks on Indians and they will get police protection then why the Australian police used force so brutally? And the increasing attacks are telling something else to the entire world. In my view, all the Indians settled in Australia should come back to their home.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Day 118

It’s very sad to see the Indian students been beaten up in Australia. This is racial discrimination happening there. Few Australian people are using violence for those who are not of their colour. One student is still in critical condition in hospital. Another student of Indian origin was attacked by petrol bomb. He sustained 30 per cent burns. Why is this all happening? And this is clear indication that now the students will think about to go to Australia for higher studies. Around there are about 4 lacs students of foreign origin in Australia. The Australian police are saying that this is not racial discrimination but an opportunist activity. I think they are trying to cover up the matter. They arrested four teenagers who have attacked the Indian students but later on they were realised by the police. Is this the protection given by the Australian police? Did the attackers left the Indian students? No, they didn’t. They were attacked by screwdrivers and were brutally beaten them. Who is responsible for that? Is the law in Australia so lenient that it releases the culprits after they attack innocent people? What if these types of crimes would have been done with Australian citizens? Then also, the Australian police would have left the attackers after questioning? If the attackers will be released after interrogation then it will have wrong effect on the foreigner. No one would like to go to Australia. And this is not the first time that Indian students have been assaulted. There are many incidences that Indian students have been attacked several times. They are constant target of racial abuses and some times they are beaten up for no fault of them. And the students who have gone there are narrating horrible stories about the things that are happening in Australia with them. By their incidences, it’s clear that Indian students are the constant target of this racial discrimination. Nothing happens to other Asian students. Many Indian students are not complaining against all these things and they are suffering quietly. And if the Indian student does something violent to stop the attack on him then he is either killed or is beaten up more brutally. And then the police will harsh him more. So in the end of the day, it’s the Indian student or the Indian community who is at the receiving end of the racial hatred. Now, its time to wake up and do something for those who are stucked there in Australia. The Indian government should call all the Indians staying in Australia back to India.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Day 117

I know that I have not been writing very frequently. I have promised also to write frequently. But I didn’t turn up according to my promise also. But the main thing is that I am not getting any idea to write. The election was a good issue to write. But it seems that no one actually read my posts at that time. That’s why I didn’t get any comments on my posts. Really, this is very bad. Sometimes, it really disheartens me that what is the use of writing when there is no one to read. This really disappoints me. But some how I want to continue writing. This is now become a way to express my views. And frankly speaking, this really keeps me engaged for some time. And my concept about writing a post is that I should put my views in front of you people. The people who are really reading my posts. And in return, I should get your opinions as feed back. This will indicate towards my weakness. But that dream is still a dream. I think that whoever reads my post really doesn’t bother to write few lines my blog has become a one sided affair now. Only I’m writing continuously. I really don’t know that how many people read my posts during the election time and how many of them were influenced by that. At least, I should know that how many people think like me and how many differ from my thoughts. But one thing I have observed that many of us doesn’t want to discuss about the politics. They think that its waste of time and energy to discuss politics. But they are forgetting that its politics only which affects us in our everyday life.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Day 116

In the recently concluded election, Indian voters have done two good things. One it has given clear majority to Congress and its allies. This means that now the Congress don’t have to make coalition with many small parties to have the majority. All of us are now tired of the coalition governments. Personally, I don’t like coalition governments. In the coalition government, the smaller parties are the real decision makers. If there is any differences, then the major party has to bow down in front of the smaller parties. And frankly speaking, this hampers the progress of the country.
The second good thing which the voters did was to turn the thumbs down to those people who were having criminal records. Just like in Bihar, Sahabbudin lost from Siwan constituency. So now, it’s very easy to prosecute the criminals. It wasn’t easy as they were enjoying certain privileges as been the elected representatives of the people.
So in the election, people have voted very intelligently. No one knew that in which direction the wind will flow. And the result was like a silent storm. The result was totally unpredictable. Any way, it’s good that this time, we are having more or less a stable government.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Day 115

I forget to write about one topic when it was voting period. It just slipped from my mind. But it’s never late for good things. Well, in the recently concluded the total turn out of voters was approximately 55%. I don’t know the exact figure so I have used the word approximately. So this low turnout is due to the politicians only. They remember the people of their constituency only during the elections. They made a long list of promises during their election rallies and blame the opposition parties. But once they are elected then they forget everything. The people of their constituencies, the promises made by the politicians and the problems from which the people are suffering daily. I want to ask a question to the politicians. When you don’t remember your promises then how do you expect the voters to vote for you? Do you expect the voters of your constituency to get cheated by you again? If you really wanted to get elected then just do some progressive work. Don’t you feel the tough life of the people in your constituency without basic amenities like road, electricity and water when you are in power? Still there are many places in our country where people are suffering from these things. Still there are many places which don’t have a primary health centres. People are still suffering from many things. But the leaders are not worried about them. Only God knows when these leaders will wake up? I’m just praying that soon the leaders will think about these things. One day, the leaders will think beyond the vote politics.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Day 114

The recently concluded election has showed that the voters are now very much aware of the current things. In this election, many heavy weight ministers and leaders have lost from few places. For example, if we take the case of Lalu Yadav, Ram Vilas Paswan in Bihar and Jayalalitha in Tamil Nadu. Lalu Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan thought that they are the king maker. Whether it is in Bihar or at centre, no one can make government without their support. But their over confidence was broken by the voters in Bihar. Now they are shown the right way and their correct position. Ram Vilas Paswan has lost his seat. Lalu Yadav contested from two seats but retained only one. Same thing happened with Jayalalitha. She thought that she will sweep the majority of seats in Tamil Nadu but the scene was different from her expectations. There are few leaders like that who think that they are the supreme authority. They think that whatever they will say will be the verdict for the people of some particular region. But they are forgetting that this doesn’t happen in democracy. Actually they are thinking that they can do whatever they want. But the thing is different from what they think. When these leaders got the power and authority then began to think that they are above all. There is no one who can say anything against them. And they think that the people of their constituency will choose them again. But all those leaders who think like this are now having examples of Ram Vilas Paswan and Lalu Yadav. So its time for them to think now.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Day 113

Its clear now that Congress led UPA is again forming the government at the centre. Dr Manmohan Singh is going to be sworn in as the Prime Minister for the consecutive second time. But there are many ministers in the last government who have revolted against the leadership of Congress. Its time for them to pay back. Only time will tell that how they are going to get it. This time it was expectation that BJP led NDA will come to the power but it’s not the case. Still UPA needs 20+ MPs to prove its majority to form the government. Now, the small regional parties and independents MPs will play the crucial role in the formation of next government. It’s too early to predict that which party will go to which side, which parties will go out of UPA and which parties will come in it. In the next couple of days, the picture will be clearer. And then the tug of war will go on the division of the ministries. And one surprising thing happened in this election, the Left parties got restricted to just 25 seats. And that’s a good thing. These Left parties have always exploited the governments to whom it had supported. They were thinking themselves to be the king makers. Now they have been shown their correct position by the voters. Anyway, it’s clear now that Congress is going to make the government now. As I said, in couple of days, the picture will be clearer. Let’s wait and watch now.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Day 112

Now all the five phases of the voting are over. All of us are waiting for the 16th May. The final result day. All the political parties are now preparing themselves to make coalition with other regional parties so that they can form the government. The two major political parties are trying to attract the maximum number of parties toward itself. I am talking about the Congress and the BJP. All the news channels are now showing the exit polls results. But all these are just predictions. Actually some of the respondents of these exit polls don’t tell the exact party which they have voted. So there is some twist in the exit polls. We can’t anything clearly till the results are out. And as I have said that the parties are now busy in making some post poll alliances with regional parties so that they can make the government. So we have still to see the post election scenario in the coming days. But the low turnouts of voters in few states like Bihar, is a matter of concern. None of the political parties is ready to accept this that this low turnout of voters is due to the negligence of the politicians who got elected and then forget the promises they made. So its time for the politicians to change now, otherwise it could be their turn that they will not get the vote next time.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Day 111

It’s very sad to know about the decreasing percentage of voters. There was just 37 per cent voting turnout in Patna. This is really shameful. Voting is not just your fundamental duty but it’s your right. I have been saying this repeatedly that no casting your vote is not the proper way to show your anger towards the past government. And being absent from voting you have committed a blunder. I can prove my point. For example take the case of voter turnout in Patna. Just 37 per cent people went to vote. 63 per cent people didn’t come to vote. Now whoever gets elected by this 37 per cent will be the representative of the whole constituency. And those 63 per cent people will affected by the every decision taken by that representative in the Lok Sabha. This might not suit them but still then have to accept it. And they don’t have any right to blame also because they didn’t go for the voting. And the people of India are always lazy in doing their duty. They expect so many things but still don’t want to do their own duty. Whenever a person turns 18, he or she applies for driving license and many other things which are given by the Indian constitution to them. But those people forget about the right to vote. A duty given to them by the same Indian constitution. So for the next, just vote in the election. Whether it’s your city municipal election, your state assembly election or the Lok Sabha election. Because no one else than you, thinks better for the betterment of your self. So, to have better things and infrastructure, just go and vote next time. Your absence from voting will make the things more intolerable for you.

Day 415

Well, it has been a long time since I wrote my last post. At that point of time, I was full of negativeness and unknown fear was gripp...