Does Sachin Tendulkar deserve a Rajya Sabha seat?

Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer. 4 Test ser...

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Has a seat of Rajya Sabha member been wasted because of its allocation to Sachin Tendulkar? If the nation would hear when Sachin will talk, does he really need the platform of Rajya Sabha to talk? And, if Sachin Tendulkar will be actively pursuing cricket, wouldn’t it be great injustice to the Rajya Sabha seat that has been given to him?

India’s deepest humiliation

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I am a proud Indian. From the very first day the world realized that I could listen and speak, the word’s of ‘Vande Mataram’, ‘Jana Gana Mana…’ were fed into my ears with religious delight. My parents, teachers, gurus, friends and everyone sang those words of praise for the country and its rich heritage as if they were nurturing their own child. Like a good son, good student and a good friend, I followed the social norms of patriotism. I grew older to learn about partition, corruption, Gandhis, communal riots, swiss banks accounts, black money, indifference towards terrorism, communism, naxalites, bofors, nandigram and a lot more. The same joyous chant over years became a chant of apathy at my own state, and despite the economic progress shown in the last two decades, my feelings towards my country don’t become any stronger. Although optimists may say, I can do my bit towards the country (which I am doing), the leadership, the entire bureaucracy seems hopeless. More than 100 crore were wasted in common wealth games, more than 50,000 crore was the loss in the 2G scam, more than 1500 crore was the loss due to Mayawati’s statue building spree. Can’t this money bloody feed the hungry? Can’t this be used for creating more jobs? Can’t this be used to settle the Maoists? Can’t this be used to provide more security to women? Can’t this be used in giving the goddamn bloody Indian some respect?

We as Indians have been humiliated by the impotence of leadership and the lust of politicians. They have brought to this country nothing more than shame and suffering. Like an average person looking to lead a respectable life, all I have got is tokenism. They show me progress by showing me IPL, they show me progress by showing me more TV channels, they show me progress by building roads. What they don’t realize is that the money of IPL does not come to me, it still revolves with the politicians, the money on TV Channels is still with politicians (Kalaignar TV, 2G scam), and building roads in 2 years that should not take more than 6 months is not helping me in any way. All I get is inconvenience when a politician’s car passes by, manholes in the road and a toll tax to pay (So that’s again from my pocket). Does an impotent politician deserve all that security, when his or her life is adding to shame. India’s deepest hour of humiliation was not when terrorists attacked Mumbai, but it is now when our leaders do nothing about it. Its humiliating because I know god is also blinded and will do nothing to the bad karma they have brought upon this great nation. Their bad karma will have to faced by us in the form of humiliation and disgust till the time an uproar takes place. The impotence of our democracy is right in our faces, the voice of our prime minister is still a rare sound bite, and corruption has seeped in to our blood through the lustful swords of the torchbearers of democracy. Ha! Our Democracy.

This independence day has to be a day of thinking and planning. We need to plant the seed of independence from this humiliation that has been brought upon us like the misfortune resulting from the bad karma of our leadership. They have filled the pure land of India with poisons of corruption, hatred, impotence and greed. Its time to take the path of reverting this karma. The nature of path (peaceful or violent) depends on you vision and karma. Each path will lead to a different outcome, but if the intended outcome is purity of this holy land, you need to work with a noble and selfless intent.

Egypt’s Revolution, Gandhi and Facebook

Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), political and ...

Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

The Egypt’s revolution shows how a non-violent protest fueled by virtual online communities such as twitter and Facebook can empower the powerless to unite and become a formidable force against a powerful dictatorial regime. Mahatma Gandhi over six decades back used the same non-violence  to unite what is today’s world’s biggest and most successful democracy to freedom. Sunil Khilani on mint writes

An American named Gene Sharp—a guru among non-violent activists, and a lifelong scholar of Gandhi and the Indian freedom movement— was a major source of tactical instruction to Egyptian protesters on how unarmed citizens can take on repressive dictatorships.

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Raja stands in queue, attends roll call in Tihar Jail

Raja is facing the wrath of Tihar Jail. He is attending the roll call at 6 AM in Tihar Prison, one of the largest prison complexes in South Asia.

According to Tihar authorities, Raja is not being given any VIP treatment and is treated like a normal inmate.

He woke up at 6am and attended the roll call with other inmates. He was given tea at 7am and he asked for a newspaper,” Sunil Gupta, Tihar spokesperson, told IANS.

He had his home-cooked breakfast in the morning and lunch in the afternoon.

Raja has been put in the VIP ward of Jail Number 1 for security reasons.

The former communications minister was Thursday sent to 14 days’ judicial custody by a Delhi court.

Read More about 2G Scam:Complete information on A Raja being sent to Tihar Jail and what exactly happened in the 2G scam

 

Raja stands in queue, attends roll call in Tihar Jail – Hindustan Times.

Sri Ram Sena and Mangalore pub attack

Ram, lord Vishnu’s avatar was a protector not the destroyer, for he protected the interests of those sadhus who were troubled by Rakshasas. Looking at the recent Mangalore incident, it wouldn’t be hard for any sane individual to distinguish between Rakhshas and lord Ram. Read Full story>>

The White Tiger

The book is about a boy who was named munna by his parents. Later his teacher gave him a name, Balram Halwai. He comes from a small town in Laxman Garh and he somehow manages to get out of the town and come to delhi as hos master’s driver. In Delhi he encounters the golden haired prostitutes and witnesses his master’s divorce. He observes his master taking bags loaded with money to give it to the politicians in favour of reduced tax liabilities. One day while on such a trip, his master is carrying Rs 700,000. He murders him and runs away with that money to Bangalore. All this at the cost of his family in Laxmangarh, his village, where his master’s father might have gotten(and he did) all of them killed. Thats about 80% of the story.

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Market heat on Diwali

The maddest and the craziest time of the year, Diwali has arrived, but something is different, not as usual. The madness is not the same as it was last year, and the celebrations are less. The answer is written all over the 21 inch sets beaming stripes of fast moving lines with numbers along side green and red indicators and a serious female painted with more than required material speaking in a rather fast way, repeating the words “Market” and “Down” frequently.

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