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Friday, July 24, 2009


The history of our race,and each individual's experience,are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and a lie told well is immortal. Remember Raja Harish Chandra?? He chose to be a truth-teller throughout his life and got in return an eternal dose of sufferings & sacrifices.

The time has again turned its face to the history and truth-telling has emerged as a reality T.V show-'SACH KA SAMNA'. Participants, speak the truth and get lucrative prize money in return.Simple? Well,the story isn't that straight-forward. People are persistently coming forward and placing their opinion on whether this show should be aired on T.V or not? So much so that this issue was raised in the parliament, asking the govenment to ban the show. With so much opposition, there are less chances for this show to survive. But,I am in a dilemma here and let me share it with you...

Agnes Repplier once said,"There are few nudities as objectionable as the naked truth." May be this is turning out to be evident with the fate of this show. If I suppose that I support this show,then I must point out that the people participating are willing to tell the truth about their own life. If they don't have any problems accepting it,why the hell are others poking their noses?Also,no one is forcing any viewer. If you don't feel like watching it, just change the channel,as the participant is busy coining lucre and hardly pays heed to your opinion. Nextly, the participants get a chance to face the truth and their family, in the flow of the game and the money factor acts as a sort of encouragement. Take it the other way round, perhaps many family matters may get sorted,who knows!! I think the idea of this show surely rocks!! But...

On the other hand, if you have a glance at its negativity,then it is found that this show raises some discomfort among viewers as it raises very personal and sensitive questions quite often. This makes it objectionable and difficult to view with family members as children aren't mature enough to intake adult content and Indian culture doesn't permit it. As it is said, "All the truth is good, but not all truth is good to say." Also, it is observed that till now all the participants have been celebrity guests, who have an inherent talent of earning negative publicity without any shame. They are apt at washing their dirty linen in public with grace. So,does the common man accepts this show and would come to participate is still a query. Moreover, the polygraph test is not fool proof.

But,what irritates me most is the fact that our politicians are objecting it. Those politicians who ardently follow Lenin's words-"A lie spoken quite often is accepted as truth." Perhaps,they should be tied down to that chair and made to go through the polygraph test and then the stories of endless scams and corruption will emerge. Perhaps, they are apprehensive about it and that's why protesting so hard.

After blogging so much on truth, I must admit one truth, that it's difficult for me to decide that whether this show should be banned or not!! What's your truth??? Please share...

" All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed,
then it is violently opposed
and lastly accepted being self-evident"

-Aurthur Schopenhauer

Thursday, July 23, 2009


There was a time when strikes,rallies and bandh where used as means to protest against the brutalities committed by the British on the Indians. Time has travelled a long way and India is a democracy now,allowing people to lead a comfortable life.So,hopefully a low rate of strikes to encounter???

Unfortunately,no!! Strikes still occur and could have been considered normal if were raised against some major injustice. But, today there's a booming fashion of calling strike for any damn small cause and bringing the city to a halt. Yes! today strike has become a daily-basis course. All this is hampering the functioning of various IT companies, daily-wage earners, hospitals etc. and eventually causing major loss to the city.

If strikes had a strong motive and a noble cause behind it,then a single day's loss would have been compensated and accepted. But,how to expect that when political parties are supporting it just for the sake of cooking-up their vote-bank and abusing their rival parties. And who becomes the escsape-goat? We the common man.

Ironically,our politicians have devised an indigenous solution to enhance the employment exchange scheme. It goes like-" collect all the poor,illiterates and unemployed ,bribe them with some money,foodings and we are all set for party time!!! Oh! sorry,I mean a serious strike (hopefully)." Who cares whether the participants are even aware of the cause behind it!

All this drama causes a lot of suffering to school-kids, IT sectors,patients going to hospital, daily travellers and many others. These 'bandhs' have turned out to be nothing more than another holiday for the city,hardly serving the real purpose. May God give these strike holders enough conscience to protest for appropriate causes only and not make a mockery of the strength of this non-violent method - 'Strike' or 'Bandh'.


It is well understood that nation's security is much vital than obliging a VIP's social status. But this notion faced a challenge when Kalam's security check at the airport was termed as 'Frisking'.

Our ex-president, Mr. Kalam was at the Indira Gandhi airport to board a flight of a US continental service.The security personnel performed their usual drill of checking every passenger thoroughly, which included Kalam also. This action raised a furore in the parliament with the aviation minister promising to take action against that airline service and the reason- Why Kalam had to go through such security checks. Now,I ask why not??? why so much hue and cry???

The Indian law states prohibition of security checks of ex-prime ministers, presidents, & other VVIPs. But the US policy goes for total security check irrespective of the VIP status. Now,that's why perhaps US didn't face a single terrorist attack since 9/11-keeping peoples' security above a single VIP's dignity.VIPs,being the role model of many, are suppose to set examples by happily accepting such security checks without any fuss, so that others follow. It would in fact,raise thier dignity,showing their concern for nation.

So VIPs,at least for the sake of your so-called 'Izzat', stop blaming security personnel and behave like a responsible citizen. It's not about a single Kalam,rather everyone,starting from a beggar to the president,must adhere to the security norms. Otherwise,next time a terror attack takes place, don't even dare to blame the security services. It was we and our vague 'Dignity saving laws' which caused that security breach.

Talking about the politicians,who are raising great protest and terming the security check as frisking, well they have an inborn talent to jibber-jabber on every irrelevant matter. They are good at providing 'masala tadka' news for T.V channels and themselves passing time shouting at each other in the parliament. Perhaps,they have assumed God to handle matters of poverty,food and literacy, while, they dance to the VIP frisking music.Am I right politicians??

To compile in a nut shell, do we want ourselves safe or satisfy the whims and fancies of these VIPs? This has to be realized by us. Hats off!!! to that security which checked Kalam. Next time if a VIP comes again, check him thoroughly and make him realize that,"Boss!!! your VIP status is a dwarf compared to my giant,great nation, so kindly take off your...(aahmm, you know what!!!)."

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


As always even today our judicial system proved their mettle in taking ridiculously vague decisions.Friends! I am talking about the case of KASAB, who is allegedly involved in the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai.
Today in the afternoon ,kasab reached the court and suddenly out of the blues confessed his crime.He admitted his involvement in the rampage at cst station.But the real surprise comes after this!!! The judge after hearing the confession declared that he is still not convinced about its authenticity,so the confession was not taken on records.

I mean,wake up guys!!! The convict is himself confessing,the photographs(of kasab holding gun at cst station) helplessly scream out the truth. But still our kind law is showing mercy,God only knows why!!Two of his partners are dead and he being the only left, who else is responsible??
Our so called
'just' judges have blindly announced sentence to thousands of innocent indian citizens without thinking twice.But when it comes to kasab(a pakistani citizen) they perhaps wait for a 'muhurat' to sentence him.

Kasab made a mockery of our judicial system by first not admitting the crime few months back and then a sudden u-turn today.He simply used the hollowness of our law to live a few more months.Sometimes he asked for interpreters,sometimes medical treatment and so on.This is a matter of pity and shame as a person responsible for rampaging innocent lives is still alive hail and hearty,courtsey to our tame and dead slow judicial system.

The tag
'andha kanoon' hardly signifies justice anymore and now truly means our obsolete blind law.