Saturday, January 31, 2009

26 Jan: Innovative Celebration

The State of Tamil Nadu celebrated 26 January- Republic day of India by innovative way. I really like it and I request to all of you to take inspiration of this for next year. Please follow it & convert it in a good tradition so as it will be continued for years and years; as well as at all the places, cities, towns in India and abroad.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's great contribution is undebatable behind the Republic Day of India. So, the due credit must be given to Him. But it is not being done.
What TN people did? On 26 Jan they gathered in thousands near Dr. Babasaheb's statues and took oath of unity, humanity and scarification, devotion to Nation; as well as to work for the progress of our country and matured democracy.
Isn't it good idea? Patriotism and due credit to Dr. Ambedkar- architect of Indian Constitution. We may add public reading of Preamble also.
Then what? Let us decide for next Republican day... Let's plan from today ...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Let us WRITE, right now ...

Today I visited one library & went thru some books. First was "World Famous Speeches" by Dr B R Kishore, New Light Publishers, New Delhi. It included speeches of Adolf Hitler, Atal Bihari Vajpeyi, Mahatma Gandhi, Neharu, Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan etc. But there is nothing about Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, Architect of a Great Constitution!
Other Books were "100 Great Lives" by John Canning, Publisher- Rupa & Co. ,"1000 Great Events" by Lynne Sabel; "Great Lives " by Plantagenet Somerset Fry ... which were on the same tune excluding Dr Babasaheb & our leaders.
I went thru number of Essay Books for students, which excluded Babasaheb & tunned mere traditional & slanted information and thinking. Even the text books are on the same road. Think the impact of such matter on young minds and people at large.
Why we are not coming forward to write such books. Some books are just compilation of edited texts. Secondly, writing essay books, guides, notes, articles, jokes, openion in press, remarks in media, comments on net... etc. ... not beyond our ability. Language problems can be solved. Even texts can be get checked and edited by experts or copy editors. We may form writers' guilds, groups... Anyway we must write ... as we can ... in any language we can ... ! Let us promote people to write!
It will be ... a help, a contribution to Dr Babasaheb's dream of Prabuddha Bharat!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Greatest Indian Festival

26 January--- Republic Day of India! Today being celebrated at government or official level. ---And as mere extension of Independent day!! Late Prime Minister Mr Rajeev Gandhi also mistaken this day as Independence Day only! Still many are ignorant of importance of this Great Day!
I think this is the Greatest Festival in India. Without this --- 15th Aug would have no meaning. Whatever we got on this day is revolutionary gifts. Major credit goes to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar for Architecturing our Constitution. Still many don't know what is meant by Power! & so, when Power bestowed, they didn't recognize its value.
Also--- we can say---
on this day ----
Manu-Smriti Gayee!
Bhim-Smriti Aayee!!
Manu-smriti no-where!
Bhim-Smriti every-where!!
Now --- Let the Constitution percolate in our actual life --- for ideal India --- Humanist India --- Prabuddha Bharat!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Castless Society & Brahmins

Huge Multilingual Brahmin Sammelan started at Bhugaon, Pune. According to me it is one more attempt to keep inhumanist Caste System alive. Ironically, it is crucial issue to find out that How many Brahmins are following their traditional profession and all other acts mandatory to them? If answer would go against majority of Brahmins, why should they be called Brahmin --- is another unsolved question!!
We can easily recollect that --- many Brahmins were opposing reservation based on castes. The popular reason was being told that it was harmful to united India and it boosts castism.
As "castes by birth" in India is brainchild of Brahmanism & they reaped its fruits for centuries; it is their turn to destroy castes.
If Brahmins really want to bring up castless society, first of all they should proclaim in this Sammelan that --- Brahmin Caste is no more and hereafter nobody will call themselves Brahmin. They may pass resolution also. It will be great contribution to our nation.

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.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Why Makar Sankranti is Holiday?

Today is Makar Sankranti. I'm at home. Today is Holiday. Why? --- Just to eat Till-Laddu? Except it what other things students do -related to Sankranti- on this day? Probably nothing. I don't understand why Holiday is required just to eat Laddu?
Here in Maharashtra some are arranging for Haldi-Kunkum celebration. I never liked this celebration. It is just for So Called Saubhagyawatis. Widows not allowed. Kumkum is symbol of slavery. Women with Mangalsutra and Kumkum seems to me typical slaves, gulaam. In 9th std Lower Marathi Bok Ms Chhaya Mahajan also said the same.
TOI reported filthy ghats of Kanpur and Varanasi for Holy dips on the eves of Sankranti. I don't understand what holiness is in Polluting Ganga Water? Why "refraining people from such harmful activities" is not included in Ganga Purification Project?
When I was in Goa - women were preparing Khir-like something named dodol. Where women with manstruation were not allowed, as she is considered ASHUBHA- inauspicious! See the superstition.
In some books asked to give DAAN to Brahmins on this day. Why? Many festivals made it mandatory.
Recent news is --- 5 pilgrims & 2 children died at Gangasagar during Holy Bath. Meanwhile New number will also come. Now people will say --- they went in Heaven!! We may ask such people -- why the are not going to Heaven by this short cut?
Lastly again--- Is holiday require for such --- activities?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Farewell to Suma Teacher.

Today there was farewell party given to Suma Shridharan Teacher of TVM. She gave her resignation yesterday. She is MA(Eng), BEd and was very active in various activities. But, I have never seen such FAREWELL. Nobody wished her during program, except Principal, Vice Principal & Registrar! Many --- ate snack --- made ha ha hee hee --- and dispersed away. Program ended with not more than the FORMALITY! Felt very BAD!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sopara Stupa

We visited Sopara Stupa on 08-01-2009. It is oldest Stupa in the world. Even World Famous Sanchi Stupa had built from its design. It was inaugurated by Bhagwan Gautam Buddha. But today its condition is toooo pitiable. For security purpose I can not write the horrible fact we found. I really sorrowfully surprised -- why Govt. and/or related persons don't take it seriously.