Wednesday, December 2, 2009

बोईसर की बौद्ध गुम्फायें!

हाँ दोस्तों!
हाल ही में बोईसर के नजदीक दो गुम्फायें मिली। यह गाँव महाराष्ट्र के ठाणे जिले में पालघर तालुका में है। यहाँ से हाय वे को जाते वक्त महागाव के पास एक पहाड़ी आती है। उस पर ये गुम्फाये हैं। रविवार दिनांक २० दिसंबर को मै वहाँ एक आदिवासी शख्स के साथ गया था। बहुत उंचा पहाड़ है।
पुराने जमाने में यहाँ अजन्ता, वेरुल, कान्हेरी जैसी गुम्फायें तैयार कराने का काम शुरू हुआ था। लेकिन ऐसा लगता है की शायद पत्थर का दर्जा कुछ कम होने से उन लोगों ने काम छोड़ दिया।
यहाँ की कुछ तस्वीरें...
यहाँ के इकट्ठा कराने पर एक मूर्ति तैयार हुई । यह अधूरी मूर्ति ... बुद्ध मूर्ति जैसी लगाती है। उस का सर देखिये...

वही मूर्ति... दूसररी और से...

पहाड़ की चोटी पर पानी की ताकि॥

पत्थर पर कमल-पुष्प॥

पत्थर पर कुछ चिन्ह ...

पहाड़ी पर गुम्फा॥ इसे गाय का गोठा कहा जाता है... बाजु में दूसरी गुम्फा जिसे बाघ की खोली कहा जाता है।

सॉरी । तस्वीरें बाद में दूंगा। अब फोटो ऑरकुट के मेरे अल्बम में है। अप देख सकते है...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Seed (Story)

A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business..Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together.

He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you. "The young executives were Shocked, but the boss continued. "I am going to give each one of you a SEED today - one very special SEED. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO

One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed. Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.

Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing. By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn't have a plant and he felt like a failure

Six months went by -- still nothing in Jim's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however. He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil - He so wanted the seed to grow

A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection. Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. .But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot to the board room. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful -- in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him! When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives

Jim just tried to hide in the back. "My, what great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown," said the CEO. "Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!"

All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified. He thought, "The CEO knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!"

When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed - Jim told him the story.
The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, "Behold your next Chief Executive Officer!

His name is Jim!" Jim couldn't believe it. Jim couldn't even grow his seed.
"How could he be the new CEO?" the others said.

Then the CEO said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead - it was not possible for them to grow. All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive Officer!"

* If you plant honesty, you will reap trust
* If you plant goodness, you will reap friends
* If you plant humility, you will reap greatness
* If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment
* If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective
* If you plant hard work, you will reap success
* If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation
* If you plant faith in Truth , you will reap a harvest
So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later.
"Whatever You Give To Life, Life Gives You Back"

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Astrology is false.....

Predict Lok Sabha results and win Rs 25 lakh!
From rediff.

May 14, 2009 13:05 IST

Putting astrologers to test, a Kolkata-based non-governmental organisation has promised a reward of Rs 25 lakh to any soothsayer who predicts the result of Lok Sabha polls before counting begins on Saturday.

"We have put two questions before them. First, they have to foretell exactly how many seats will be acquired by major political parties. Secondly, they have to predict the margin of victory or loss of big leaders like Sonia Gandhi [Images], L K Advani [Images], Mamata Banerjee [Images], Lalu Yadav [Images], Ram Vilas Paswan," said Prabir Ghosh, chief of the Science and Rationalists Association of India.

However, no astrologer has come forward to accept his challenge so far, he said while sounding confident that none would ever approach him.

"It is because they knew they are not going to win as their predictions are always wrong," Ghosh claimed, while asserting that astrology was 'unscientific' and "can never predict anything correctly".

SRAI was established in 1985 to fight superstition, godmen and astrologers.

He claimed that even in the past, more than a thousand astrologers had publicly lost the challenge after being invited by him to predict the future.

"At least in Kolkata, I don't think there is an astrologer, whose effectiveness I have not proved to be zero," the 64-year-old crusader against soothsayers and godmen told PTI.

"We would close down our NGO and stop all our activities against them, if they prove us wrong this time," he said, while admitting that his NGO does not have Rs 25 lakh it has announced as prize money.

"If ever we need that much money, our well-wishers and supporters have promised to help us out," he added.

1) Such challanges were given frequently. But no astrologer accepted it! Why?
2)In astrology moon and sun are planet. 3rd, 4th std child will not believe; but well educated fools accept such false info.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sinners are afraid of Light

Here sinners means antisocial, harmful, corrupt ... people; while there is no religious references. Light means knowledge, openness, truth ...
I read a news in The Nation. It is---

Burma's Govt afraid of Mobiles & Internet!

The Paris-based media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) published a report entitled "Enemies of the Internet", which named Burma as one of 12 countries that actively practices censorship and restricts freedom of speech on the Internet.

"The 12 enemies of the Internet … have all transformed their internet into an intranet in order to prevent their populations from accessing 'undesirable' online information," the RSF report said.

Last September, which was the anniversary of the revolution led by Buddhist monks, the Oslo-based Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) website and two others leading websites (of the Chiang Mai-based Irrawaddy magazine and Delhi-based Mizzima) were attacked by unknown hackers. Most possibly by Burmese Govt from Burma's West Point cyber city. There is full-scale electricity supply and hi-speed Internet connections at Napyidaw (the country's official capital city) and the West Point cyber city. Whereas in all parts of the country faces severe scarcity of it.

A number of the students and activists were sentenced to 65 years in prison for violations of the electronic law, meaning that they had used cellphones, cameras, e-mail and the internet without permission from the authorities.

A recent UN report says that 6 out of every 10 people in the world use a mobile phone. But Burmese is the only political party in the world that has no telephone, no Internet or website in the 21st century! They have no permission to buy a cellphone, and are not permitted to own or even use an Internet line or aJustify Full laptop computer in Burma. If you live in Burma, you need permission from the authorities to buy a cell or land phone, a fax machine, an Internet line, computer, camera, satellite TV, or short-wave radio.

We must think why these people afraid of openness? We are having many examples of such people around us. Schools are afraid of making their account public! Why? Many Non Goverment Organisations, Local Self Govts will deny you their financial details! Why? Shopkeepers will not disclose real buying price of the goods! Manufacturers will keep production cost a big secret! Why?

But we are in new age. Flood of information will blast all such devil secrets & bring reality on the public platform. (Let's use Right to Information Act. & see the potato faces of concerned officers!) But in short what I want to say--- Let us bring light forward --- & darkness will disappear. Try to digg or fight with darkness... it will remain forever... & you will be finished. Openness is the cure of many ailments in the society.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Plz Join my Party!

Dear All,
Plz don't get shocked. I am starting my political party. I request you to join me and campaign for my party. Name & many things are yet to be decided. But one thing has been decided. That the symbol of my party will be ASHOK-STAMBHA or TRI-COLOR-INDIAN-FLAG or I may choose image of the famous God or religious symbol! Yes. It is firmly decided. If there will be any obstacle I'll fight in & beyond Supreme Court.
I am not going crazy, dear. I'm perfectly down to earth. There is firm logical foundation to my decision.
When BJP has been alloted Lotus ...which is regarded as National Symbol or emblem, ... which is a seat of Lord Brahma (father & Husband of Saraswati) , .... which is related with various deities, which is regarded as religious symbol .... then why I shall not get abovesaid National Symbol or Emblem or Religious Image as my election symbol?
... Am I correct no?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Senseless Utterance of PM

During Id time on 10 th March some Muslim girls students met Prime Minister of India. He told them "Nobody has given license to criticize others' religion." It was unwanted preaching, even on wrong time. Those girls niether criticized any religion nor they complaint against such matter. Media gave more publicity to this senseless utterance of PM.
Mr Manmohan Singh had forgotten that he is PM of secular country, as well as the right of freedom of thoughts given by the constitution. There are many rubbish, inhuman things going on in the name of religions. Even there are many contradictions in the religious scriptures. Many things are outdated. PM will never give explanation -- why those things should not be criticized?
What PM will say about various social reformers? ... who rose their voice against religious madness? Or Mr PM will dare to labble them as MAD!
PM's statement direct another strange meaning --- one should criticize his/her own religion .... at any level ... right or wrong .... senseless of sensefull ... If you belong to that rreligion ... that criteris is sufficient!
Will PM rectify his mistake in abovementioned comment?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Electric Meter: Reading Problem!

Our monthly average bill of electric usages is always and nearly same or uniform. But many of us might have been received fluctuated bills. As I am a Secretary of our Housing Society, I kept log of 2 meters of the society & 2 meters of mine. I found the reading by MSEDCL & me having considerable difference. ...I have pin-pointed the problem.
On 18th a person came to take meter reading, I verified his camera by which he was taking reading by capturing photos of the meters. N to my surprise... camera was set on 22nd Feb. It was nothing but a cheating with the customers. Even there can be a difference in billing due to the slabs of rate and you can be taxed more. I forced him to re-adust his camera properly.
We are busy in our work, so it is not possible to catch hold of the meter-reader on his arrival. So, the simple thing we can do--- we can keep a log of our meter. Even a small child can do it. Then we can complain to appropriate authority for justice. ( Even the media also ... like this one.) Every time plz take received sign-n-seal on the 2nd copy for further reference and action.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Mobile in SChools: Why to ban?

Today there is a News in many News-Papers about Mobile in the Schools in Maharashtra as per order by Minister for Education Mr Patangrao Kadam.. I have not read the original resolution. But I have various versions of the news--- as follows---
1) Mobile phones will be baned for teachers in schools.
2) Mobile is banned for teachers in classrooms only.
3) Mobile is banned for students in schools.
We must count that we are in 21st century & not in 19th or 20th. While banning mobile for students easy communication facility like coin-box phones should be provided. Communication from parents also should be reached to the students promptly.
Banning Mobile for teachers in schools or in class-rooms is nothing but madness. Mobile is the dire need of the age. I am giving some example from my experiences...
1) Many time my students approached me to contact their parents urgently thru my mobile phone.
2) From Exam hall --- I had to contact to the Principal and Exam Incharge for urgent requirements.
3) In exhibition hall --- a student wanted some info about restriction on nuclear chain reaction and absorption of emissions. She could get info from GPRS on my Mobile.
I think all the teachers must have Mobiles with them in Schools and class-rooms compulsorily. It will facilitate better and prompt internal communication. Alongwith it Mobile Phone Code of Conduct can be forced ... like Mobile will be on silence mode, teachers should not use it while teaching, there should be proper & special reason for using it emergency etc. So that misuse at workplace can be avoided. We should not blame knife but the misusers only.
Finally let me ask one simple question --- whether the Ministers and officers are not using Mobile at their workplace?
There are many ways people misuse their workplace & worktime... like ... praying god, satyanarayan etc pujas, chatting, grooming, weaving, privet business etc... Why work culture is laking? How to bring it?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Solution for Pakistan!

I can not dare to say that I am an expert in International Politics. But I am seriously thinking about Pakistan. It is really BECHAARI country! In that RELIGIOUS country religion is nothing but the fanaticism. India will be mostly affected country by Pakistan's ill andabnormal condition. Therefore it is our duty to help & save Pakistan.
Pakistan is also totally faded up with Talibans, Lashkar like terrorism. So helpless rulers of Pakistan asked for HELP!
In such situation one solution came in my mind...
Pakistan may get emerged in India and its states as autonomous & secular ones.
(Indian Constitution is a Great Document, provides article 370 which has provision for it.) Then Taliban & other terrorism in Pak should be handled by USA & India together.
It is like day-dreaming, but terrorist may not leave other way for Pakistani leaders & people. Let us see!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Unlawful changes in women's name...

Sanjay Datta publicly took objection on surname of Priya Datta and opined that women doesn't have right to continue with maternal surname. As per him- married women must take surname of her husband. He is seems to be slave of patriarchal traditions and not ready to accept humanism.
This shows his orthodox and outdated mind. There is no law enforcing compulsion to women to change her surname & to take husbands surname. Automatic changing also not possible. One has to follow certain legal formalities to change name or surname. But there are many women changing their surnames without following those methods and thus Govt. being deprived for lot of revenue.
One simple question can be asked -- why men are not changing their surnames while forcing women to do such changes.
--- It is sure and certain --- work is too much... to do...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Obama will sworn in as a President of America. Its really historic event. He is Leader of the World: in reality and symbolically as well. Let us see how he fulfills Hope of the World! In India he is known as American Dalit! But he didn't win for being a black or hasn't impact of his Muslim origin. He won for being good n clean person with challenging leadership.

Obama is a born Muslim. 4th August 1961 in Honolulu. His father was a Muslim from Kenya. He died in road accident in Kenya in 1982.

After divorce his mother remarried in 1967 & stayed in Indonesia. Barack came to Hawaii to his grandparents in 1971. He said his Kenyan father was born Muslim but lived as an atheist & his Indonesian stepfather as a religious one. Barack became a Christian in Chicago in 1980. Atheists in America tried thru apex court to make him delete the words-- " help me god" from his swearing and avoid presence of Christian Priest in that program; but failed.

In reality he is a citizen of the World. Let us hope he will justify it.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Poverty Tourism in India

Rahul told purpose of his Night Camp in Dalit Basti : “A lot of people come to India and they have a particular perspective based very much on the big cities. I thought it would be quite interesting for the foreign secretary to come to rural India.” What message such events & comments spreads? Whether he wants to promote new concept: POVERTY TOURISM IN INDIA!! In Dalit Basti they visited to a milk collection centre, a school, a hospital and a women’s self-help group—all bearing the name of the Gandhi family. But they couldn't find anything related to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar! How funny it looks?
After the POVERTY TOURISM Miliband (on 17th Jan) said to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, the Mumbai terror attacks were the result of the Kashmir issue remaining unresolved. Thereafter, he wrote in a British newspaper that resolution of the Kashmir issue would deny extremists in the region one of the main reasons for taking up arms. See how he SLAPPED Indians after his POVERTY tourism or DALIT BASTI tourism!! (Photo of David Miliband)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Mental Slavery---

On 14th Jan--- Women & Child Minister of Orissa State Ms Pramila Mallick entered in Shiva temple at Aradi in Bhadrak Dist in Orissa. As she is Dalit priests of the temple purified temple soon after her departure.
Some Aftermath to think over--
14th Jan. --Pramila Mallick later told The Telegraph: “I have visited several temples across the state. But this was the first time priests raised objections to my entry. Had they told me that I was not supposed to enter there, I would not have done it.”
15th Jan -- District Sub-Collector Ordered inquiry & found some priests guilty. As well as action against the priests assured.
16th Jan -- Additional District Magistrate (ADM), announced that nothing was happened & Ms Pramila Mallick got fare treatment.
See how the things are being managed?
This Incident was so INSULTING but Pramila said "Some religious rules are there in specific temples and I don’t see any harm if these are followed.” This is nothing but MENTAL SLAVERY. What dalit or women emancipation can be expected from such WOMEN WELFARE MINISTER?
Some more incidents from Orissa---
Sabestean, a person from Chile entered in Puri's Jagannath Temple on 16th Jan 2009. So priests closed it for 6 hours for purification.
In 2006, the Keredagarh temple in neighbouring Kendrapara district also raised objection to the entry of Harijans, but the high court ordered special enclosures to be built for them. However, the enclosures were pulled down after some months.
In November 2004, villagers beat up four Dalit women for entering an 18th century Jagannath temple at Keradagarh village in the coastal district of Kendrapada.
In November 2004, villagers had beaten up four Dalit women & fined Rs 1001/- for entering the Jagannath temple at Keradagarh village, 45 km from Kendrapada, Villagers had to get High Court order to enter in it.
An American engineer, Paul F Roediger, entered in Puri's Jagannath Temple on 03-03-2007. He was detained for 3 hours& released after fined Rs 209/- as well as meal worth Lakhs of Rs thrown away.
The late former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had also been denied entry into the temple as she had married a Parsi.
An American Pamela K. Fleig, who is married to an Indian Hindu, even though she has embraced Hinduism was denied entry in Lingaraj temple in Orissa.
Thailand's Crown Princess Sirindhorn was denied entry to Sri Jagannath Temple because she is a foreigner and a Buddhist.
Are these the Temples or the butcher houses of Humanism?
Instead Let simply boycott these temples.
(Photo with thanx from The Telegraph)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rahul Gandhi's Drama

Now a days Rahul Gandhi indulged in a fad of visiting dalit Bastis. What society benefits from it is big questionable matter; but it is sure that Rahul is getting big fame and publicity. Now he made climax of his stunt by spending a night in Dalit Basti with David Miliband. Reportedly he told Miliband that it was the real India.
Let us ask Rahul -- if it is so then why he is living in false India rather than real India? Why the condition is so pitiable after so many days? Who is responsible? What he is doing against those people? ---
And why Rahul didn't introduced Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (who wrked a lot for this Real India) to the foreigner?
It is time for real India to speak out FOR RAHUL'S REALISATION that his stunt is nothing but USELESS.