Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Why people love to hate Kejriwal?

A lot has been changed since 2012. At least for Arvind Kejriwal.

He was termed as a wave, even before I knew about 'wave' from my 66 year old father to which he told me back then; it is something like when Indira Gandhi Juggernaut stormed parliament with 352 Lok Sabha seats in year 1971; a wave that swept almost everything. 

Fast forward 2011, like my many friends I also, headed to Aazad Maidan Mumbai on 09 Aug, to express my solidarity with Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal, in a hope of getting rid of rusting and smearing gutter of Indian political system. What a charismatic Arvind Kejriwal appeared to us back then!!

His tiny stature, oversized and offcoloured shirt and profusely sweating forehead were enough to convince me. I immediately found myself connected with 'this man'. He won us hands down. I found my hero perhaps and naive I was that I thought; finally India will be liberated from corruption. Period. The idea has arrived; only the implementation was the leftover part.

Alas..had that been so easy! Alas had he been so!

I quote above Arvind Kejriwal 'this man' because that is where my answer lies beneath why Arvind Kejriwal failed.

The appeal of Kejriwal was so immense; it was so huge and so overpowering.  The aura appeared never lasting. Who could have thought back then; the guy will rigorously tested by mind blowing slaps, zooming past shoes and indelible ink? The journey doesn't end here, still. He keeps on getting one or two meanwhile.

He is now one of the most hated individual entity in Indian political scenario and his journey from summit to nadir has been swift and in a relatively very short period of time. Even, Tiger Woods would be astonished on his fall.

To me, the reason why people love to hate Kejriwal is not because most of the people are Modi followers as on date. Narendra Modi is an extraordinary leader and politician. He is the movers and shakers of the real politics from his student days. He is a fox, kind of super grand master of squared game of power, always one step ahead from rest of the pack, deceptive, accurate and precise.

A office goer, a daily wager, a mother or a shopkeeper doesn't understand the complex and boring political equations of the mix of Indian casteism, nationalism or religious alignment. They want to find the immediate connectivity with; be a man or an issue. We have seen that; people going to ‘Jantar Mantar’ on corruption with Anna, seen millions of people on roads across the cities and towns post 26/11 carnage, witnessed ‘Gherao’ on ‘Nirbhaya’. People are basically emotional and  Modi understands the nerve of the people like a seasoned doctor.

Kejriwal has never been a match to the acumenship of  Narendra Modi. Rather; he was just a manifestation of the anger of the masses against the rampant corruption of Congress raj which was storming whole country with progressive massive buildups on one corruption on daily basis.

May be he didn’t understand the subject much  but his approach at that point of time against a very sensitive issue to the core of the heart of ‘Aam Aadmi’ was  extremely well timed. He was relatively smarter in manipulating the emotions of the people and some socially well accepted names. His crusade against corruption was so impeccable that his aura appeared something out of the standard political and social norms in contemporary politicians and even well-established czars of politics found  themselves in hot water. Suddenly, he became the echo of the voice of almost every heart of the country, something which Narendra Modi will also taste 2 years later sweeping the general elections through a complete one man show.

 What an opportunity this man Arvind Kejariwal had then to turn himself into a real messiah!  But it wasn't there. Perhaps it hadn't to be there.

Then Delhi elections happened and from here is when Kejriwal started to commit blunders after mistakes.

In the past he had told people that he was an ordinary guy amongst us, like us. People did not believe him because an ordinary man never crusades against the system. We believe he has to be above us like a Mahatma Gandhi or a Martin Luther King or a Nelson Mandela.  Ironically, he actually was a common guy. Like all of us, impulsive, greedy, foul mouthed, scrounger with no vision and accusing 0like a child everything, everyone but other than he, himself.

It takes a lot of endurance and efforts to carry forward on your image and sometimes it takes years and it becomes even more difficult when you discover; you are a celebrity overnight. You have to look carefully for what you say and how you say so. That is why you see no authority speak in a haste. That is understood, they chew every sentence, word by word.

Unfortunately, Arvind Kejriwal turned out to be a hoax call. A big zero and a megalomaniac. His modus operandi turned into plain 'his way or high way' and it was happening in broad day light for everyone to see. He is corrupt, he is opportunist and he is cunning. At least that was something a message gone well deep to the very people who believed in him, including mine. The cracks started to appear in the spotless image of the crusader and irritation started to build up.

But this was not new in our political system. It happened previously also. Indira Gandhi was example; equally corrupt and megalomaniac. Even some of his contemporaries are like him even today. Jayalalithaa, Mamta Banerjee, Vasundhara Raje Sindhiya, Nitish Kumar, Akhilesh Yadav to name a few. So why witch-hunting only against him? Why people bully Kejriwal so much, so often than any corrupt or unpopular leader?

Answer is the frustration of the people with themselves for making a wrong choice back then. They expected every damn thing from every politician but Kejriwal. Their hate to Kejriwal is the outcome of their failed desire of a corruption-free India where the bride ran away even before marriage could be culminated. They considered him pure and clean.

Kejriwal disappointed them with his senseless decisions. He turned himself in these years as a joke even though he was given the benefit of doubt for being him a new comer; incident after incidents. He did not mend the way and even today, it is an anger within self how this fool could fooled us in the name of a 'change' and reached to the Chief ministership of Delhi. In a sense, the anger and hate is the reflection of defeat that Kejriwal could 'con' public at large and it really vents out in his abhorrence.

Alas he could have sensed what the artifacts were stored for him along the journey had he taken right steps and of course; in right direction. He could have done the real 'Modi' even before Narendra Modi actually arrived in Delhi. He could have had a mass followings had he carried himself carefully and judicially.

Once Modi was in the helm of affairs in the power corridors of Lutyens zone, Kejriwal lost the cause and zeal entirely and became true to himself; a complaint box and like any other politician. He got disoriented damaging further to himself only; by a futile battle against an ever enlarging Narendra Modi. He has become a butt of joke where people will find it amusing if Kejriwal missed any day cursing Modi and Modi staying a well calculated; completely ignorant.

People did not wait for him. Most of them have found a new hero in Modi. This further turned out to be a supplementary cause to hate him to the core by the people who are known as 'Bhakts'; last I knew.

What a lost opportunity Mr. Arvind Kejriwal...!!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Aam Aadmi Party: What went wrong Mr. Kejriwal?

Modi..Modi ..Modi..Modi..

The fanatic chorus of this word is hardly willing to die; at least temporarily. For someone it is magic, for someone it is irritation but this word always creates a furor always; God know why Modi has become larger than life entity! Come what may, the man has been rightly awarded for the collective efforts of RSS cadre, BJP workers and his own efforts and salute we must.

Sulking are the Congress, BSP, SP, NCP, AGP, JDU and the line grows bigger. But I will talk here just about the man Arvind kejriwal and his mission AAP! Why? Read below.

Before these elections, there were few people who believed that Mr. Kejriwal was the best alternative option for both Congress and BJP. Angry against the massive corruption of UPA; and BJP not in good book; they argued that should both the parties turn rogue, Arvind kejriwal was a ray of hope for the people of this country.

And today when the elections are over and for last few months have been passed with heated discussion on social sites where I vigorously defended why Narendra Modi led NDA should come to the power; I am more than happy. Not just that the anointed is going to be appointed as PM but for two other reasons as well:

1.   The Congress has been shown the mirror for what has it done to the country.
2.    The dissemination of much hyped Aam Aadmi Party which has somehow lost the actual plot it was initially created for and in true sense; misguiding the people.

However despite this, deep in my thoughts, I have a feeling like millions out there; that AAP has always good intentions for country and they must be continued to be live on for some more trial despite their crushing defeat in the Modi wave. The scope of  my intentions is here to analyse why once a meteoric rised party is grounded so soon and can they bounce back in near future?

Any organisation largely depends upon who is leading it from the front. Who is the face the organisation can cash on? Further, the numbers of these types of people in it is equally important. It reflects the capability of the organisation to face the tough challenges in coming times. Secondly, it is equally important what the organisational structure of the party is. It shows how much the party or the organisation has the regards for the hierarchical values to run successfully the party. Thirdly, what are the policies of the party in respect to national and international issues depending upon the party’s ambitions to be a regional player or a party like BJP or Congress.

I remember the month of Dec 2013 when there was an euphoria all around Mr. Arvind Kejriwal. The sound was so deafening that even the AAP could not  perhaps listen to the people who, as well wishers; tried to warn Kejriwal and party to keep their heads firmly over the shoulders and unheard rightly so, the same euphoria soon turned into nightmare when the expectations of people Delhi rocketed so sky-high that once Kejriwal was forced to abandon the ‘Janta Darbar’ midway to save his life. What a piece of poor planning it was? The leaders of AAP were at the verge of being mobbed as the media reported later in the evening. It was really a narrow escape. Still hopeful  the people were from AAP, though in backdrop, there was a little buried sense that why Anna, Ramdev, Kiranbedi, Gen VK Singh, Justice hegde and other people started to quit the movement and later Aam Aadmi party one by one.

Post elections in Delhi assembly, the way other leader of AAP created the ruckus on roads day and night,  and Kejriwal himself as a CM, it was realised/appeared that Arvind Kejriwal is the kind of guy who will tell me what is the problem but who is the one who would like to remain confined to the problematic side of problems not with the solution. Watching a chief minister on ‘dharna’ on the roads of Delhi was painful and it was a symbolic gesture of his values he had for the constitutional bodies of India. What was scored, Kejiwal and AAP know better but the writing has suddenly started to be visible on the wall.

Later it appeared, they did not learn from the mistake, I will use ‘he’ for ‘they’ because the image of party reflected that party was Arvind Kejriwal and Arvind Kejriwal was the party.  Mostly, he appeared like a college going student who goes for the annual college secretary election overzealously with big dreams in eyes. But this is not how the result are achieved because your tend to pedal your accelerator for quick rich scheme in achieving the results and unfortunately, this type of politics ends nowhere and impresses only few. AAP was behaving strange.

Qutting the CM on the concern of his failure to provide an effective ‘Janlokpal’ for the people of Delhi was something on which, he horribly went wrong. He tried his best wit to portraying  himself as a political martyred from that window waving his resignation and going on the record to say that ‘Aisee 100 CM kursiyan Kurbaan hain’. What an approach!! Had he said with modesty that he does not find himself suitable for the honourable chair of CM of Delhi for his failure in bringing ‘Janlokpal’; the message would have been altogether different. It is not just in politics; it is in every wake of life, that you should learn how to say what and when, at least in politics! Anyway by that time, the aam aadmi of country had become smart if not the ‘Aam Aadmi Party’, courtesy the mischiefs of Mr. Keriwal and party. The previous day’s darling media suddenly appeared ‘Bikaaoo’for him and later paid the price!

As an income tax department officer, his credentials were found below expectations. Had there been good record of his service in IT department, the story might have taken different turn. The collective message from the press statement of income tax department, interviews of his colleagues, being paid for the period he did not work, went viral and Arvind Kejriwal seemed scrounger to the core and the one who will go haywire when under pressure.
The biggest mistake of his life was that he took on Narendra Modi at personal level. It was one sided bad blood vendetta by Kejiwal. He did not bother what the mandate of even the people of Delhi was for him; when they would shout in his well packed gatherings with slogans ‘Kejriwal for CM..Modi for PM’. It was a crystal clear message for him back then that he should continue to build up in Delhi because the country fully knew, he was neither matured for the post of PM not well equipped to run a large country or organisation; leave aside to take on BJP or Congress.  He again went wrong when he appeared in very hurry to prove that nothing was right in Gujarat. It was hard to believe him that why, all of sudden for Mr. kejriwal, Gujarat became so important. More than focusing on the problems in Gujarat, he focused on the media to rely the news of Gujarat not doing well, round the clock. Remember his political stint when he on a broad daylight, out of nowhere, without any appointment, decided to meet the CM of Gujarat? God; where did his public consensus concept go then, which he used to repeat in his every second line in Delhi assembly elections?  Then, in Bangalore where on the first day, he found saying to ‘ask people of Varanasi for his candidature in Loksabha elections from Varanasi’ and the very next day in same Bangalore he said that he will contest elections from Varanasi and the consensus of people of Varanasi was no more required.

His approach for elections in Varanasi was pathetically negative. He was never there for his win rather he was there to ensure that the man, whom the mandate of people was for prime minister of this country, should loose. Wearing a cap of something written in Urdu for muslim appeasement, was the same old political gimmick other parties do. But this was never expected from the party which emphasised on the comman man who mostly stays neutralized from religion in day to day life and AAP was supposed to be above these cheap tricks. What a decision it was Mr. kejriwal, just to make someone loose? Playing poor pranks that ‘he was just a fakir’ was just not a good strategy considering that few days back you had submitted your affidavit of properties worth in crores. People do have short memories agreed, but not this shorter.

Honestly, in nutshell of all these build ups during entire campaign, Kejriwal appeared an individual confused and an immature person. He reflected an impulsive character. Such people are not very much suitable for the post of even an officer; PM or CM are from entirely a different league. Stability of mind is the key for decision making and Mr. Kejriwal so far went wrong in most of the decisions.

If I talk about the number of visionary people of the party, AAP seemed loaded with the individuals who might have excelled in any specific chosen field. Most of them appeared ‘social workers’ and ‘managers’; rather than ‘politicians’ who can take on the might of galaxies of leaders in BJP or veteran of Congress or any other political establishment. They may have ideas but implementation is altogether a different ball game; AAP leaders seemed untried and untested and more than anything else; unconvincing. You are tested to the limits and these gentlemen and ladies from AAP found giving impression of crumbling under tactics and challenges in their utopian dreams of changing the future course of India. The logic behind everything against AAP politically; was that they were not here for ‘Politics’ but to change the politics but funny part was that they were in this very politics as a naive.

The question for them will always be there: if they were not here for politics than what AAP stood for? And if they were here for politics which they definitely are in, when is their plan to learn politics?

They fielded more than 400 candidates India wide who were left for their fates because there was no such organisational structure in the party and thus no support from party. Just for the goodwill did you expect people to vote for you? AAP remained a bunch of few individuals with a boss at head with no regards for organisational structure and apathy for the women in power. At least that was the message people received when women leaders left the party one after another and people returning the ticket of party in a spree from various constituencies.

And with these achievements at hand, AAP believe to change this country and system; how intriguing!

Lastly, AAP seemed a headless chicken when it came on its national agenda. Each of the leaders of this party had his own agenda. When you have national ambitions, you have to project your views for each issue touching the core of the country. No foreign policy, no agricultural policy and with nil experience AAP was going national. What was your stand on infrastructure, jobs, poverty etc and what are your plans? It was never discussed by any of AAP leaders in any public forum; to say the least, it was never conveyed to us. Further to the nuisance of the party, your stand for free Kashmir was well known to every Indian and you expected the same Indian to vote for you for a separate Kashmir! What a hope sirjee!

The meteoric rise of AAP was a phenomenon one of its own kind. One election was sufficient to put this party in limelight but another election has brought it back to the knees. It will take years for AAP to restore the faith of the common man.  It was a missed opportunity and for some extend I am also angry with them for igniting the false hopes. However, I don’t see any immediate future of party because I don’t find any common point of interest among its leader.  They are already shaken to the core and there shouldn’t be any surprise if the exodus from the party initiates one more time. The party is new, and the morale is low. With scare resources what they had, was the faith of people in them which they have lost for good. It was a grand opening of AAP but it is equally a painful end with dark long night ahead.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mr. Cameron say sorry to India for Jallianwala Bagh

For a moment please take a pause and visualise what you saw at Jantan Mantar Delhi in Anna’s movement against corruption. Think of that sea of people and think of this…
 Imagine today that without intimation, without warning a police party comes to the place like this, in a rally or a demonstration where there are women ,children, elderly people…unarmed…peacefully demanding what they come for and suddenly
The police start firing indiscriminately…
Just within 15 minute all 1650 rounds are exhausted and the echoing ground is silenced with 1500 dead bodies…
It happened on same Sunday, 13 Apr 1919. Today but 95 years back in Jallianwala bagh, Amritsar Punjab. On that day, our forefathers were slayed and mutilated by a sadist general Dyer.
They were shot and they were not given a fair chance to defend themselves. They were deprived from the basic right to live the life which the God has given them.
They weren’t allowed to leave the place and they were not allowed to live even. They were killed just because all they wanted to have the independence from the British Raj on our own lands. Our children, women and elders were murdered from a man in uniform and from a country which considered its society as the most cultured and sophisticated one in the world.
On this day not one, not ten or not even 100, the satan stopped only when the live rounds exhausted and brutally murdered people numbered to 1500 in just 15 minutes. The criminal even had two canons with his platoon for maximum impact which could not be taken inside the ground because of the narrow gate. May be he wanted to uproot all the natural organics of that garden on that day within two minutes.
The today’s prime minster of Britain Mr. David Cameron musters the courage to visit the place after that fateful day in Feb 2013. In the visitor’s book all he writes was that it was shameful and that it should have not happened but never at a single time and place has he shown slightest of the remorse we the Indians truly deserve.
Dear Mr. PM, my 1500 forefathers were wiped out from earth within 15 minutes by 75 Baloch and Gorkhas under the command of your one monstrous ancestral and you haven’t guts to have a single sigh on this rarest mankind slaughter.
This day, I want from you, the prime minister and the queen of the British Empire, to officially express apology to us because I cannot stop crying when I listen this story of how my people were massacred.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Have we burnt our hands over Devyani Khobragade?

India behaved stupid on foreign matters as always. The problem with us is that we consider ourselves at par to China just because we have a IT SKILLS and ridden over a false wave in 2007 that India is next superpower of the world; which we believed or made to believe so. But we tend to forget that we are still dependent if not entirely on foreign supplies for most of the things.

Unfortunately we are dependent on US too; to a large extend for engines,equipments, spares, high end electronics and other cutting edge technologies; not just for our businesses but even for DRDO, ISRO and HAL also. Barring ISRO, these organisations are the symbols of indian lethargy and red tapism. An example of that whatever we have in our hands in the name of self sufficiency, innovation, growth, progress whatsoever you call it; is this!! And what they produce is mostly junk and even we, ourself would not like to use it for our own systems.We know we will be making fool of our self if we use the equipments developed by these organisations.

India's fighting capability is becoming dependent on US where we have an entire technology imported from US; not just the spares, even the whole set of system are installed on indian soil. In case when we are without the supplies from US how we are going to fill the gap?

The required IT Skilled (which is loosing sheen) is easily importable for US from Philippines and other south eastern countries; in fact, they are waiting to have a pie from Indian share in IT industry.

In the race of comparison with China, we have unfortunately lost the tag of even a worthy competitor. China looks into the eyes because unlike India, China has become self sustained on almost all sector of industry. Rampant corruption in our veins and with a devalued currency ,to make it worse; our sole dependence on US, mishandling the situation just for a suspicious lady...I think we have burnt our hands!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Anna Hazare: How long?

Not first time in my generation, I saw people moving and not that first time I saw so many people united for a cause. Not far back, just remember the 26/11 terrorist attacks? We saw so many people angry and we saw what happened later.
But first time I saw people from all wake of life in India not only angry but I saw them on streets and roads as well. Whereas, in the case of 26/11, people were angry but they did not come on road compromising their jobs and routine tasks.  It was a pure government failure that those Pakistan sponsored terrorists barged into the financial capital of India, did the damage and we, the common Indians thought; may be this is the destiny of this country and preferred not to do anything spectacular. There were few demonstrations and frustration on the system. Few of the people marched with candles and debates ran in news channels but it did not touch the core of the heart of a common Indian and within a week the life returned to status quo.
 Then the series of corruption scandals errupted on the horizon. Right from commonwealth games to 2G spectrum and a new scam often with each passing day, the list got bigger and bigger appearing never to end. People moaned again and again, complaining the agony in different forums but unfortunately the government already neck deep in those scams, by then already gone dump and blind, had not courage and will to fix the problems and as usual we were left to our fate which never seemed to change the course and the country India ….alas…Gandhi could see it.
               Dear Bapu, perhaps nothing has changed in these 65 years! The dream you saw about this nation is dying slowly. The entrepreneurs who took the center stage in 1947-48 have their advanced DNA in present generation of politicians and bureaucrats who have forgotten what they were supposed to do. You were lucky Bapu, you preferred to close your eyes because you could have died otherwise with shame; how your few of fellow Indians are looting the country you fought for your whole life.
               These are not the thoughts I am writing here something  different. Every Indian silently think of this and mourns. But when you are crying in heart, when you are bleeding onto the system and agonized because the life has become more difficult due to someone else and angry because you cannot do anything alone, you tend to surrender yourself to the God because that is the only entity where you find the true solace. And when this surrender occurs at a larger scale, it is meant to be answered, may be that is the reason why we pray in large groups, in mosques, Churches, pujas and in gurudwaras.
               May be the silent prayers of millions of Indians were answered when a 74 year old and hardly known Kisan Bapat Baburao Hazare decided to rise against the goliath corruption. And people realized that he was the man they were waiting for. It was his one call, to rise up against the impossible and I see a phenomenon never happened before. The sea of people all around me could have not been moved on a fake cause. It seems that finally we have a Gandhi here who is truly for us and who can fight a war for us which just few days back, seemed a day dream.
               It has already 11 days he is on fast and each passing day the movement is growing bigger and bigger. The BJP, left and few other parties seem to sit up and take the note of the mood of one and all but that is politics, not sure they are genuine, but the government has gone well beyond shamelessness whose prince appeared today after months only to doubt and criticise the demand of the same people who elected his party in power.
              What a pity? Government does not sense that if the Janlokpal is the demand of the democracy what is wrong to put it on table? When 9 out of 10 people go with Janlokpal why it cannot be implemented if democracy means majority?
For last 11 days a 74 year old man is on fast and the policymakers who are in his age bracket have gone numb to realize how fragile an old body may be at this age? For most of his life, Anna has fought for someone else and been on fast regularly. Even if he has remained winner there, the fasts have taken their toll. He is not equipped with some supernatural powers. He is simply an ordinary human with extraordinary vision and determination but yes his body also demands same calories.
But as I said, already on 11 day on fast how long his body can push? He is already minus 7 kilogram and still counting.  Only determination alone cannot sustain the pressure on his starved organs.
I feel strange these days when I have my food on the table.  Every bite seems asking some uncomfortable questions? How it feels to be hungry for 11 continuous days whereas I started to crack in just one day that too at the age of 33!
            Did government give a thought on it? Yes. It appears that they have taken Anna for granted. Perhaps they want to believe that Anna is used tosuch things. But have they considered for god sake; what if something goes wrong with Anna?  Do they realize what will be the consequences? Do they know it is a 74 year old body; a seasoned but more prone to organ failures? Will they take blame collectively? And how can you forget that at the same age when people respect each other more than anything else, an old man deserves more care and attention? Have Dr. Manmohan Singh, Kapil Sibbal, PranabMukherjee gone insane? How can they eat and sleep in such enormous situations?
For now, I want Anna to break his fast. It is making my life difficult with each new day. The primary objective has been achieved and let the fight be continued with a new strength.  It is not he should remain on fast for the corrupt politicians and bureaucrats, but have food for a common Indian who see a great crusader in him, a source of strength and want to see him healthy and smiling.
It was touching to see an arrested man this day shouting in parliament gate for Anna’s fast “ A man is on fast for last 11 days and nobody cares”: I felt my hair rising!!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Arnab Goswami brilliant so far!

Last decade has been a path breaking process for visual media and those 'Breaking news" have increased the interest level of people into the news and events. After Doordarshan era was over when NDTV was picking the pace to monopolise the English media; Timesnow TV arrived and along with people; NDTV   too found it out of race when a single man from timesnow changed whole the equations of journalism. His style of anchoring the shows and news has made him a popular figure among masses but same time few of the people are there who think his style is absurd and he must remain in his limits. At least that is what Congress people complaint of.
This is in respect of recently concluded TV show on Timesnow TV when a veteran Congress leader perspired in front of him and refused to answer his questions which so far did not happened in Indian journalism I suppose.
He replied that government is not answerable to Arnab Goswami but to Supreme Court of India ; but isn't it that before that, the government is answerable to the same people whose government it is and the same people whom Arnab is a part of.
A people's elected government is obliged to answer the questions of those voices who ask government on behalf of people, after all every individual is not in such position to ask such questions which are bound to baffle Mani Shankar Ayyer or Manu Shighavi because when people choose the government, they expect from such people to run the country neat and tight.
And look what Congress did to us? Inflation and scam after scams.......was that the people voted Congress for? And now if Arnab ask those questions which Mr. Ayyer has no answers (I am sure he hasn't; for the prime minister himself of this country has run out of answers) is it Arnab's or a commoner's fault to ask the questions?
Mind it you don't answer the questions it does not mean that the questions will vanish. They will continue to exit.
Bureaucracy wants a journalist to ask only questions which they had a thumping answer. If some question is tossed to them out of league which I call tough question, as  Arnab asks them; there are lot many people who will shout foul in the name of journalism on this issue.
If we go through the data of Arnab community on facebook as well as other social sites, you will find him miles ahead in terms of popularity which is because he represents and asks the questions of millions of common Indians whose voice often goes unheard and unattended.
Now this is something you can understand, I can understand and Arnab followers understand but the shameless government does not understand that they are more answerable to the people than SC.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Enogh is enough Mr. Prime Minister!

Brought to the knees by opposition on JPC issue, there were so many intellectuals in the society and in general discussion here on facebook as well, who questioned over the motive of opposition; specifically BJP; why they are at dead end for formation of a JPC which will look into the 2G scam. Time proved that scam happened and Raja is rightly in the jail.

Congress defended itself and I thought may be this PM was an honest man if not Congress.Frankly speaking I love to hate Congress but as I am told this PM is a good one, I thought of giving him due respect as an individual. What else an average Indian, who is busy in his day to day fight against inflation, 9 to 5 job, a family and social responsibilities and commitments has to do with the power politics in Delhi? Who did think of those crores of rupees piled in those Swiss bank? After all I am happy if I am getting few weeks of leave a god payment and relatively good life!

Well people say that Manmohan Singh is an honest man and I naively believed on it. We make opinion as per the news and people around us talk. Don't we?

Anyway, than one fine day the man agrees to form the much demanded JPC.

Than comes the appointment of Thomas, as a Chief Vigilance Commissioner who fought till date tooth and nail to prove him right till proven wrong; on which right from the beginning, Congress including PM maintained that his appointment was a legalised one and opposition is making unnecessary hue and cry.

Last day The Honourable Supreme Court of India tore apart this argument of Congress and unable to save (Hide) his face, the Prime minister bravely takes whole blame on him. Height of bravery and innocence; few people called it.

Than this day Honourable Supreme Court again blasts away the policy of government on Hasan Ali Tax issue and wanted to know why the government has been delaying the issue?
 Enough is enough.

Has this government gone insane and the PM wild? Don't they see how many time they have been charged for intentional delay on sensitive issues and corruption? And don't they feel how shameful it is to be taken to the task by the courts and committees?

Is there any limil for shame for this government and prime minister?

With all my senses I want to convey : This has been the most unproductive, timid, stupid,cunning prime minister in the history of India. As an individual when very often I go through the frequent failure of this government; my blood boils. I feel let down and I want that; like so many other occasions; the Prime Minister should hereby take the responsibility for my health for not performing what was expected from him.

Sorry to say Mr. Manmohan Singh, you lost your respect in the eye of a very ordinary Indian who by misfortune can't harm you in anyway. Don't worry!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The winner takes the trophy..........

As expected, lastday, England drew the first blood in the most prestigious cricket series 'Ashes' between Australia and England. At the end of day four, England were in strong position as their opponent were behind for more than 150 runs after England's first innings score and had only 5 wickets were in hand after previous day game. In the fifth day, England bowlers dominated and took the remaining wickets very quickly. This win is significant for England as they have created a history by beating Australians in Australia in tests which did not happened in recent, at least I don’t remember, and also winning this match was important for England for they were whitewashed by 5-0 in their previous visit to down under.

Alas, where the hype gone? England is strong favourite here whereas Australia has been virtually brought down to be seen an ordinary team like any other cricket playing country; beaten by the teams like India and south Africa, relatively weaker teams in comparison to the standards which cricket Australia sets for itself. Defeat after defeats, Ricky Ponting might be looking for some magic wand which could fetch Australians the lost glory.
Down but not out yet, Australia has still lot of faith in their experienced sailor in Ricky Pointing who once made the mockery of the cricketing skills of the other cricket playing nations crushing them beneath the hammers of Mathew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, Andrew Symonds and piercing the opponents castles with lethal accuracy of Glenn McGrath and the menacing pace of Brett Lee where the most seasoned batsmen will fall into the swirling web of the magician, Shane Warne. Only fighting spirits in England in recent past were either Andrew Flintoff or Kevin Pietersen, the same man who was judged man of the match in this match after his valiant double century. Flintoff was such a talent but could not continue his career, blame to his groin injuries. He would always be missed.

Anyway, in this tour England confirmed that they won't let that trend continue as they beat Australia by an innings and 71 runs. It is a very huge win because not many teams beat Australia at their home by an innings and more.
Now with this win England has much needed 1-0 advantage and it seems that they will make full use of it because they seems to the strongest team by far when compare to the current Australia team. One more win will confirm the fact that England won't loss the series and that seems very much possible. Australians seem the most struggling team in recent times.
The topic went slight off-track because this was not something I wanted to write by the way. It was about the trophies we see the with the winners often …The heroes of real life with their hard fought rewards. We see them on TV, kissing the trophy, cuddling, creasing it with tender hand and the proud in those eyes ……..those moments are frozen and we remember the face and trophy. But I am always amused whenever I see this trophy which is the mother of this battle of cricket between Australia and England. Have you noticed how big it is…….. Just watch it you can not stop smiling I hope.
Now this is something like a trophy

And here is the mother of cricket tussel.

Monday, December 6, 2010

A sport minnows called India

Joy of winning
 How familiar these words sound to a sport enthusiast; Novak Djokovic, Nenad Zimonjic, Janko Tipsarevic, Ana Ivsanovic , Jelena Jankovic, Victor Troicki, Monika sales, and Jelena Dokic? And one more question what is the common thing among these players? Well, any tennis player or who follow tennis can easily make it out that these are the names from a country named Serbia; a small country located at the crossroads between Central and Southern Europe.
This must be a very special day in the history of the one of the least known countries to Indians, Serbia, for an extra ordinary feat they achieved this day by winning prestigious Davis cup tennis tournament which has a glorious 110 years history behind it. They are the new champions and truly deserving after beating France in a sea-saw battle of tennis in which Serbia made the history first time for it, when Victor Troicki crushed Michael Llorda in the final rubber in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.
I am amazed with the success of the Serbia as a tennis playing nation.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Indian Army has blown the fuse

When I wrote in my previous posts about the corruption in Indian Army I have so many reasons to write that. I respect the feelings of the millions of Indian people who still regard Indian Army as an institution which emphasizes the value of honesty and a sense of duty. Despite the scams in Indian army in recent times, many of us continued to believe that the number of corrupt people in Army are numbered, contrary to which I do believe that since the organization system of Army is such that only few can corrupt, the anybody at that position has proved that Army has equally corrupt organisation of India. Just go through the post below which I happen to see this morning in the tehalka website and you will have another sigh ‘Oh no….Not again!’.