Saturday, November 29, 2008

Political blunders and Innocent lives

This can happen only in our country. Every mistake of the political leadership is heavily paid by the common people. Till 80s, we were paying it in the form poverty, poor economical growth, and discriminative living conditions but now by lives and blood. It is sickening to see the carnage of Mumbai for the past three days and shamefully all the leading politicians, irrespective of parties, were absent from public view. Where are they? Why are all hiding in safe heavens under Z category when the poor soldiers and brilliant officers are killed by terrorists? Until now, Raj Thakery, a politician from Mumbai was thundering around with his Goondas shouting ‘Mumbai for Marathas only’, but where is he when the icon of Mumbai, Taj Mahal Hotel was destroyed by terrorists? This can happen only in India.

It is heartening to see the valiant fights by NSG, Army and Police personnel but saddening to see the death of innocent people and the fighting security personnel. The leadership is mostly uninspiring and plays with the emotional issues of ordinary common citizens. The leadership is least bothered of sane voices from intellectual quarters, because the intellectuals are not vote banks. A distinct example is the press interview of Maharashtra deputy CM R. R. Patil and in the end he shouted Bharath Mata Ki Jai. This can happen only in India. We don’t want slogans and we want the protection and security to our Bharath ka Citizens.

I have very serious doubt about our neighbours’ control over their political establishments and administrative machinery. The Pakistan PM’s statement of ‘we are with you’ does not sound enough to pacify our anger and anxiety, rather questioning his control and ability. If he is really genuine and be ‘with us’ he should visit with his foreign minister and intelligence chiefs to find the ways and means to eradicate such destructive camps in his own country.

Our PMs uninspiring speech and inability to stands firm at this juncture is so pathetic. He is even unable to call for all party meet and send an all party delegation to Mumbai. Can they not united for a moment and forget their differences? These are the people governing us or waiting to govern our nation! This can happen only in India.

Let us accept that our intelligence apparatus failed to come together and shed their egoistic functionalities. Perhaps, the national security adviser is busy somewhere else or unable to put things together. We need to have one single head or commanding officer to bring all intelligence agencies under one umbrella. Can it happen?

The communal politics is the single most destructive fountain from where the blood flows since 1990s. It breeds extremism and terrorism. The corruption along and communal politics are the fertile grounds for such tragedies. The PM waiting Mr. L.K. Advani cannot shred his responsibility of spearheading the communal politics for power, and if he is genuine leader, he alone can fight and clean his home at first. I wonder these politicians can fight on issues that are relevant to our nation and place themselves above petty differences? We want to choose them based on better options rather than choosing one bad among the worst. Is this possible?

Saturday, November 08, 2008

The Voice of India


‘Being an Indian is not as easy as saying ‘I am an Indian’

The above statement is fairly enough to summarize the nation India. India is country of physically united but mentally divided. The mental division of Indian is the obvious truth but conveniently ignored often at all level. The process of confusion after confusion evolved for the past thousands of years, 'in the name of everything', is still in progress, and absolutely progressing without any disturbances, to the dismay of ignored opportunities to terminate this very ‘process of confusion’. I wonder how long this subcontinent needs to live with this turmoil of problems affected by the process of confusion? When are we going to terminate or cease the 'process and progress of confusion'? Yes 'we need change'. I am ready to borrow this slogan from Mr. President elect Barak Obama. I also strongly believe that 'yes we can'. We need to have a better India that has every beautiful elements of life, however, to re-discover and put into the practical life mechanism of its citizens.

‘Indians are so complex – neither superior nor inferior - and they are so innate’ – an opinion from other than Indians. Yes Indians are so reserved because they are complex in nature and appearance. Complex of what? This is an interesting question that cannot be answered easily. Because of the fact that every Indian in born in the 'process and progress of confusion'. Is our natural journey can get the right answer or do we need the right answer to start the new journey? Nevertheless, the journey of every Indian is very important, in fact, more than any others in the 'collective journey of this world'. Obviously, the right answer will pave the way for the right label of Indian to begin the right journey that is very important in the 'collective progress of our world'.

Every Indian is proud of his long existence as unique race in this world despite of continued devastating spell of assaults on all physical and mental aspects of life, precisely by religious in addition to social, political, cultural, economical and geographical altercations. India as a civilized land withstands all those storms and will continue to do so. But, are we destined to resist or withstand only? In other words will continue to live a defensive life that has nothing to offer to the world? Especially when the world is misled to the destruction path by the lone, so called superpower!

Unless we shed the despair and depression of our confused existence we could never perform as united India and equally the time is right for us with plenty of opportunities to reform our mind and soul, often it is so loud and clear in recent happenings.

An Indian cannot be a complete Indian, if he or she can’t come out of this monistic thinking of own self existence by whatever means of material or spiritual satisfaction alone. A complete Indian is none other than the one who practice and display the quality of spiritual and material life for the 'collective progress'. Only a complete Indian can transform his personal ethics into the collective progress of the nation as the prime duty towards the nation we belong. This is the core issue of our nation and evidently the much needed phenomenon for the success of our nation as united India. But how do we achieve that?

Indians are second to none in any workmanship and well talented to tackle any contemporary problems by both mentally and physically. Economically we may be inadequate but that is not the criteria for disqualification. Eventually economical superiority alone cannot bring glory to any nation. No nation in this earth has shown her long standing capability with the stability of economy alone. The purified knowledge is superior to any material wealth and such knowledge alone can lead to the success and salvation in both aspects of life. We Indians have got the fountain of purified knowledge, but unable to tap them to the benefit of general mankind, particularly to India. Virtually, we use the knowledge for self purification only and unable to convert the individual strength or success as collective victory. We Indians need to master in both form of life in order to make our country strong in economy and military.

To answer the question of how to be a complete Indian, as basic requirement, our country needs to find a common platform. A country of countless races and faces; culture and tradition; religion and social; caste and languages earnestly looking for a common platform for a very long time since independence - an ideal and only opportunity to terminate the ‘process & progress of confusion’. Finding a common platform is the only significant way to close the gaps and differences among the multi racial community to transform it as a 'multi dimensional & functional nation' for a common objective.

Is it easy to find a common platform?

(To be continued)