Swacch Bharat

I was reading a kids book today where it was talking about many stories starting with Once upon a time....'but now is a time to rethink India with the line There would be a time......

Well that's what our Honorable Prime Minister wants in his Swacch Bharat Campaign. He have made all of us  envision India as a land where Cleanliness is next to Godliness. The photo where we saw our PM cleaning the road was really inspiring- a perfect example of Leading by Example. Till now I have heard of this term in my workplaces only and mostly it has stayed as a philosophy. But our PM has proved the mettle of the phrase.

Thanks to INDIATV
This one photo inspired many. This followed many corporate wizards brooming their way to cleanliness.
Our PMs vision of a clean India by 2019. the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation.If we all avoid actions of injustice against cleanliness then of course we can create a Clean India.

It is not only the responsibility of our PM to clean India or keep our country clean...but it is the responsibility of every citizen to make sue that our country is kept clean to the too. 

We all citizens should have to make sure that we should not throw any litter on the road , use dustbins effectively. Garbage should be put in garbage bins only. Like wise it should be the responsibility of every MLAs, Corporators, Municipalities to ensure that there are enough garbage disposal systems every where and garbage recycling is done effectively. 

Clean India requires every citizen to maintain effective garbage disposal habits, also bring in and I would say "Teach" every young kid effective garbage and litter disposal system. The new ones or the kids should be taught right from keeping their home clean and thereby keep their motherland clean. Common faults of us being littering, spitting anywhere on the roads makes the roads dirty. Plastics are a big menace. They are also responsible for multiple blockages of the drainage system which causes water clogging during rainy season. This inadvertently takes a toll on the roads too. The roads are full of potholes already and this increases day by day. Just think one small practice of cleanliness can bring in so many changes in the country too. 

This is a utmost request to all citizens of India to practice an effective Swacch Bharat.


Murderers Turned Artisans of Lord Ganesh

Its festival time in India again, time for the Ganesha Puja in a couple of days then followed by the Durga Puja or Navratri for many, Dussehra, and then Diwali and finally we have the Christmas and the New Year.

Day before yesterday a small news caught my attention and I felt very happy. I felt it is a new festive year with a new beginning, with something good happening, cause of these Pujas. I have an opinion that religion brings people together but it also tears apart many too. The numerous riots are caused mainly on the basis of religion and caste.

What caught my attention was a few murderers have turned artisans and is making Ganesha Idols which is selling out too. This has happened in a jail in Gujarat where a few inmates took training in making clay models and are making so nice models of the Lord Ganesha that the Jail authorities are finding tough to take orders, its like Demand is more for these idols compared to the supplying capacity. Whats best is the people who are making are inmates on life terms and they are from all religions specially mix of HINDUS and MUSLIMS. These inmates have forgotten their religious barriers if any and have come together in the making of these Ganesha idols.

This is great example of secularism in our country. Might be its time that out religious leaders and ministers and certain groups who blacklisted secularism in the country takes a learning from these people. These inmates are of the feeling  that they have got a new beginning in their life.

It is highly commendable on the part of the SABARMATI JAIL AUTHORITIES to have come up with such a noble idea and more noble on the part these inmates who showed enthusiasm in learning making clay models and proving themselves to be more than fit for the purpose.

Will our religious leaders call these Blasphemy? or would they appreciate the efforts.I feel many people are actually appreciating and that's why orders are pouring in for more. More over these people are making clay models which is environmentally friendly compared to the normal POP(Plaster of Paris) models.

I feel the government should take in measures to improve the psyche of such people who have turned worshipers of humanity from being a bane to humanity. This would improve the morale of other criminals too thereby making the country better with less crime. These instances should be cited as an example to many. These could be an example to those youths in India who take cudgels in small issues and refuse to mentally accept the truth beyond being a true humanitarian.

I remember a year back there was series in one of the famous TV channels where it portrayed about many criminals who turned themselves to a respectable citizen of the country. There were examples enough which showed us the fact : Criminals are not born they are made. Such instances are there in other countries too I am sure and these are the ones which should be more highlighted instead of only notifying people through media about the ongoing crimes in the society.


Should Barack Obama get a second tenure as President of USA?

America is seeing a lot of political running around now with 2 main presidential candidates running for the post of president: The president himself and Republican Candidate Mitt Romney. News channels are running reports and analysis and trillions are supposed to be spent in this campaign alone.

Now the question arises : Should OBAMA be elected for the second time? When such a question arises there is a lot of backgrounds checks which needs to be done. What has the man done till now for the country, what reforms he has brought in, how many jobs have been regained, etc etc.

On the other hand the other contestant is also placed on the other side of the beam balance and thought given as to what he can do for the country if he is elected.Should Americans take the risk of electing someone else this time or they will think of going on with OBAMA only as he has been there already and given a few more years can bring in more reforms to the country.

Barack Obama is facing a fierce battle on grounds of Outsourcing now. Still now many companies are outsourcing jobs to countries like India, Philippines etc which has created job loss for Americans leading to an increase in unemployment. But those who are pitching this topic that after Obama came in there were reforms brought in and the country as well as the world avoided a second Great Depression.

Here are a few more reasons which might help OBAMA get a second tenure:

  1. He ended Don't Ask Don't Tell.
  2. He signed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act,  a bill designed to break down wage discrimination barriers for women which aims at reducing inequality to women in places of work and OBAMA have since then tried to reduce inequality in all sectors of the country which is really awesome.
  3. Of the 8.7 million jobs lost since September 2008 including the 4.3 million lost ,virtually all those lost since his time in office have been regained.
  4. He was instrumental in the removal of the DON'T ASK DON'T TELL policy in USA. This was a US military policy for homosexuals where the military was of the opinion that their presence "would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability."
  5. Last but not the least he was instrumental in eliminating one of the biggest threats of USA but also the whole world: Osama bin Laden.

These in short are some of the positives of Obama administration but of course there are detractors. There is no political hero in the world how do not have detractors and who have kept his/her word what was promised before getting elected. No one will ever be able to do so as when someone becomes a leader he also needs to keep many other people happy in his own party too who might as well oppose some of his ideas. Well that's what democracy is all about.

He who wins should be the right person for UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, What Say folks !!.......................feel free to pen down your comments....


Talibanisation of Afganishtan

Few years back I wrote "Blasphemy in the name of religion", I wondered how a person is termed blaspheme if the person don't agree to any religion or rules of a religion. History has shown as many examples where people have been alleged to have blasphemed against religion. Would we forget Galileo or Socrates? But years down the line their words, their research have proved to be beneficial to all. There had been a lot of Galileo s and Socrates who have done good for us but we turned deaf ears to them initially and later accepted the change.

Nowadays blasphemy have taken a new route, where people are beheaded and killed as they entertained themselves by playing music and dancing to it. Can you imagine where we have changed too. The people who beheads others are also humans but they consider themselves to be the protectors of a particular religion. They are of the opinion that they are correct and they know the respective religion unlike anyone. These are people who can cause bloodshed without a chill in the spine. I remember when I was young I saw a goat being killed during the Bengali Kali Puja and I felt a chill. Of course its not that I am a vegetarian but seeing a big goat getting beheaded is something different. Its good that many households in the Bengali community have abolished the ritual.

I am talking of the Talibans in Afghanistan who recently beheaded around 17 people including a couple of women too as they were dancing to music. Talibans have done this before too a few years back, they have killed several innocent Afghanistan in the name of religion and power. They started many rules in the name of religion where they have chained the freedom of women under various laws of Islam, many of them created by them and nowhere is depicted in the Holy Quran too.

Talibans have proved to be in humans who were responsible for the loss of hundreds of lives in Afghanistan a few years back before they were thrown out of power but it seems they are trying to hit back again slowly by showing their deeds if inhumanity in the name of religion. Talibans have destroyed many historical sculptures dating back to centuries as those sculptures were not of Islam. They were of Lord Buddha. The famous bamiyan Buddhas were destroyed even after repeated requests from all quarters across the world, but all requests went to deaf ears. Normally we preserve these structures as these ones are heritage sites. So question arises people who don't know the meaning of heritage , how do they expect to maintain the heritage of a religion which they claim to be theirs.

Is there a way Talibans can be turned to normal humans so that they have some normal human instincts instead of the animal instinct they have. Is it really possible only by gun shots or there are some other ways. I think the famous Divide and Rule policy might work in this. The Afghanistan government need to find out loopholes in Talibans so that they can be brought to a human court to turn into humans. A lot of psychologists need to work days and nights might be to turn these people. 

Hoping for a sunny day for Afghanistan.


Should India wait any more for AJMAL KASAB to be hanged ?

Ajmal Kasab is doing the headlines today as he was gifted with the death sentence today. Well, this man have made headlines many a times though He made himself famous with his pics in the CST in mumbai when he attacked the civilians with a AK47 in hand.

He was also accompanied by another militant Ismail khan who died in cross firing and Kasab was captured alive by a constable who took 5 bullets still held on to Kasabs gun so that he can be captured alive. I still remember that day, every news channel was showing LIVE the CST, Tajmahal hotel and other places hit in the attack, police, firemen were here and there trying to douse the fire. So many people lost their lives including police officers and security personnel.

The next few days the headlines had only details of the Mumbai attacks, news of people who lost their lives, news of security personnel who braved all odds. It was a black day in our country. Every body mourned the deaths of the ones who braved their lives for the safety of others.

Kasab if that's his actual name as there were many confusions on his name too initially because of language difference. India have spend close to 50 crores for the safety of the man who according to the courts of India waged war against the country. He was responsible for multiple innocent deaths and loss of millions of money.It was told that the government had to construct a special cell for him which cannot be destroyed by RDX too.

So why are we waiting to hang him to death. The government have got enough time to take out information from him. Initially Pakistan denied his existence as a Pakistani but later even Pakistan agreed that he is from Pakistan when many reporters traced him to his village faridkot in Pakistan.

We spend a lot of money in petting these dreaded terrorists who take our country as a place where they can do anything. Our judiciary system being slow indirectly makes the country loose more money in keeping these people alive. Moreover the almost abolishment of capital punishment have made things more worse. The judiciary should have a special system for people like KASAB. No further choices should be given for appealing to a higher court. There should be a fast pace system of coming to a judgement for these people.

AS the present uproar in the country says that KASAB should be hanged soon, I completely agree to this as no further taxpayers money should be wasted for people like this. Of course chances can be given to live and improve but to those who feels guilty about their deeds but people like KASAB don't. There were instances where he went on record saying that what he has done is for the good. He agreed to the ideas of the militants who derived the plan of bombing mumbai.

People like Kasab should never be given a chance to live , only then it might bring in changes to the ones who still idol worship him. Exceptions should be given to those who understands their guilt and seeks forgiveness.