Democracy is the best form of Govt, where leaders get position and their livelihood , and by extension many other things, from the votes given by citizens. If voters are unhappy with the leaders, they wont be there anymore. Raj had done many unfair and illegal thing to the north Indians, trampled their rights what constitution guaranteed them. Votes have made him to amend what various institutions of the society, could not…….. Now, 2019 election is knocking at the door, Raj require vote, he has come to appease Chhath puja devotees. It looks democracy–however deficient in quality, has its uses to cure many ills. In this respect TOI report reproduced here, which may come up for use as references in future. Its educative also.
———————-After Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray announced that he would be visiting Ayodhya on November 25, his cousin and has accepted an invitation from the Uttar Bharatiya Maha Panchayat , a social outfit of the north Indian community, for an interactive session with representatives of the community in Kandivli on December 2. Raj’s acceptance of the invite was made public by MNS general secretary Sandeep Deshpande in a tweet on Monday.
Vinay Dube, national president of the Maha Panchyat in his letter to Raj Thackeray stated that a few leaders were trying to fuel clashes between the Marathi ‘manoos’ and the north Indian community in order to draw political mileage. The aim of the interactive session was to clear the air among both communities in order to maintain social harmony and understand the views of the MNS chief on north Indians, Dube stated in the letter.
The move is being seen as MNS’s bid to shed its antinorth Indian image and woo non-Marathi voters ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha and assembly polls, especially after the rival Sena’s chief Uddhav decided to press for the Ram temple in Ayodhya by visiting the temple town.
Mumbai Regional Congress Committee president Sanjay Nirupam demanded that Raj Thackeray first apologise to the north Indian community for attacks on its youths in the recent past. Raj Thackeray’s supporters had beaten up north Indian youths in Kalyan when they had come to attend railway board exams in November 2003. At that time Raj was in the Shiv Sena. Later, as MNS chief, he strongly opposed the ‘chhat puja’ organised in the city. In another incident, MNS cadres had beaten up taxi drivers from the north Indian community in Dadar in 2008.
The MNS’s latest move was just an attempt to gain political traction ahead of elections, claimed Uttar Bharatiya Sangh, another social outfit of north Indians. “The event is nothing but an attempt at fulfilling political ambitions. Interacting with a few people would not help to change the MNS’s image from the minds of members of the north Indian community. The Maha Panchyat does not represent the entire north Indian community. People will not accept the MNS,” said Sanjay Singh, president of the Uttar Bharatiya Sangh’s Yuva Morcha.
It is sad that so many people are dead in the rail accident in Punjab, on the day of dussera. In such cases , my mind runs to the wife, children, and other dependent, whether bread earner dies at LOC or on the rail track due to their negligence. I have my sympathy for the dead people.
But I do not forget to become rational also, because emotion cannot help you to be in any responsible position. My heart breaks to say that those died did not follow the safety rules those Railway cry hoarse day and night 24 hours. Railway tracks are protected area, its Rail’s own area, there rail may run train any train at any part of the day at any speed, and if in that course trains run over any body, rail is no way to blame. I do not understand how some people may blame the railways as ‘to ‘ why train was running at such high speed?’, ‘ why they did not repeatedly and loudly whistle?’, and many other questions like this. Actually, as a nation we are not taught safety rules. This sort of happening is just because of this negligence. I fear–GREAT GOD FORGIVE, will keep on happening.
Don’t condemn the railways, point out the fault of unfortunate people who paid with their life. Let the nation learn, what ignoring safety rules, means ultimately. FINALLY, PRAY DONT BLAME THE RAILWAYS FOR THIS DUSSERA RAIL ACCIDENT. ALSO , SHOW THE PEOPLE IN GENERAL WHAT IT MEANS TO BREAK THE SAFETY RULES. THEN NO MORE SUCH UNFORTUNATE DEATH WILL EVER OCCUR AFTERWARDS.
It is a common knowledge that non-branded Milk that we consume, is adulterated, with detergent and other adulterants. Only a few days back, in Mumbai, a truck load of milk was seized, and found to be containing undesired elements. This milk was destroyed. It was reported that the said milk , on consumption, may damage your heart, kidney.
Periodically, we hear this news of severe milk adulteration. Every time I become scared, worry that the Amul milk, I consume daily–what about this??–is this also contaminated ??? not wholly impossible in our corruption ridden society. I love to believe chances are less in the case of Amul, or such High class brand, which under the leadership V. Kurien, brought the white revolution in India.
Once Before when I confronted a news of milk adulteration, I connected the PRO of Amul Milk dairy in Gujrat, to know whether there milk was OK. They denied, but I told them they should in the face of such reports of adulteration, should periodically, inform the public about their maintenance of right quality, which will remove fear from the mind of crores of people like me who are consuming Amul milk, daily, believing that it is really nutritious and safe. They did not care. Have you ever seen Amul-milk, ever done such program?? In the midst of spate of reports of widespread milk adulteration, Amul keeps mum. Does this mean Amul has nothing to say ?……. if so, there is room for doubt.
I shall send my article to the mail ID of Amul milk manufacturers in Gujrat. If you–the reader, are convinced by my argument, I request you also to ask Amul to periodically, make TV programs to assure us that their milk is safe.
Thanking you for reading my blog.
Yesterday, read a news that some Maoists are caught in Puna, who were planning to harm the life of Modiji, our Prime Minister. Another news item that followed, that Hafeez Saeed saying that Modi will be harmed, and India will be disintegrated. Clearly, there is an international conspiracy against the security of Modiji and India. Our security forces should not take it lightly, they need to boost the security for PM, by 1000%.
Clearly at home , there is sharp political differences. Nothing is bad about it in a democracy; sharper the differences, better will be the emerging product of democracy. Also, I understand, religious card may be played to win elections– in a democracy this is also accepted, waiting for the voters to finally reject/accept it. BUT I HAVE A FEAR. Religious polarization has gone too far already, requires immediate healing. WE CAN’T WAIT ANY MORE.
It is true that our expectation is high on our demands, and it is often not met, but we have to admit that India is progressing fast ahead to the envy of our enemy, Pakistan. Intellectual debates between economists, educationists, writers, in Pak TV and press , praises India’s progress and PM, Modi, and on comparison, fiercely condemns their own Govt, Pakistan and Nawaj. Further there is China-Pakistan nexus, hostile forces getting stronger. Russia is not also in our favor. American president Trump is eccentric, almost similar to North Korean President. Taken everything together is an ideal explosive mix. In this background, we at home cannot take much risk on strategies to win elections. We have to become far more religiously tolerant true to our Indian culture. OTHERWISE, I HAVE A FEAR. I cannot forget the scenes I saw in Tv where thousands of Syrians running away from their homes, getting drowned in Mediterranean sea; those saved ended up in European jails, only a few got western citizenship and saved their life. Misery upon misery upon misery, why to start at all!!!
REALLY, I HAVE A FEAR, who will assuage my fear????.
Today, I am panicked. I unexpectedly stumbled upon a news item that Facebook/ twitter accounts ( read for yourself– http://tech4entire.com/fb-twitter-accounts-can-be-hacked-sold-for-1/) are being hacked. Then they change the username and password, thus take those away from the owners—may be you, may be me. Motivated stories are being sent to their contacts. This is nightmarish to me , you and anybody. In such a situation, correcting the damage done is beyond our control, and sometimes beyond our knowledge it may happen. Those username and passwords are sold to unscrupulous also. The buyers may be fraudsters, terrorists and God knows what!! Many misdeeds will be carried in our name.
Compared to number of people use the social media, very few are expert in information technology, and also not very careful, and naive to maintain secrecy as to their username /password . Many of us use the same password for all the accounts so that those could be remembered later. Those passwords are also often too simple to remember, and hence may be guessed by the others. By extension, imagine the embarrassment of people like me who often mix up digits of his own mobile number, forget about remembering other details. I cannot remember the name of my friends, I can talk to people on serious matter for hours together, yet don’t remember and know their name, and for fear of being discovered I do not dare to ask their name. God only knows how many times a day I lose my spectacle !!!!!!!!!!! Such is my forgetfulness, how I remember an uncommon passwords??? i have handed over the responsibility of remembering those to my grand daughter who assists me always, she is great in this respect. I tried a lot of Brenolia and nux-vomica but did not work……
Now, my mind goes to an incident a few years back. Once suddenly I got a mail from one of my email contacts who was a wealthy doctor from Delhi, that he was stuck in a remote place in Italy, that he was in dire needs of money, and if I could send him money….. I got surprised that doctor of his wealth, could ask money from an ordinary man like me. On my making query, a common friend told me it had to be a fake mail, and I had better ignored, and finally I ignored and relived myself. It is clear that it was an embarrassing situation for the doctor , that too, beyond his knowledge. What happens to whom and when, no one knows, should it happen at all to any, give a call to the affected and confirm. I am really scared.
My Granddaughter thought that now it is time for relax, and preparing to leave for Kolkata, to enjoy summer vacation with her friends, near and dear ones there. Within hours of finishing the exam, she learnt that her Maths question paper had leaked, and she has to reappear for the examination. Imagine her dismay, she is highly demoralized. Maths is her dreaded subject, and through joining coaching classes and working hard, she did well. She did ninety percent correct, and we along with her, were hoping that at last everything good in abundance was going to follow. She is demoralized. CBSE board is squarely responsible for this, there failure to do their duty properly, brought this harassment to innocent candidates.
She is reluctant to reappear, she along with others written to the board to cancel proposed re-examination, already signatories reached more than 30,000. As news suggests, CBSE and GOI, has ordered investigation to find out the guilty. This is a step in the right direction. Authority may expedite the measure, and fix guilty students and locate their centres, and compel them, only them, and nothing but them, to reappear in the exam, and those unconnected, and not took advantage of question leak, may be spared this harassment from re-examining. HOPE, AUTHORITY IS LISTENING.