Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Lady From The South

The Lady From The South

Jayalalithaa Jayaraman, J Jayalalithaa or Amma for her fans and followers died after 75 days illness in Apollo Hospital of Chennai. She was the stalwart woman politician of the southern India who elected as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu five times in the span of around 30 years. As a leader of AIADMK the party which she got from the death of her political mentor MGR in 1989 she took the party to the apex of being the kingmaker in the central government. As an observer of Indian politics from years I have not seen the threads of tension on her forehead even in the difficult of times. One can always remember her always smiling ways with soothing expressions.
Her rise to the top spot of the party and to the post of Chief Minister is marked with controversies of being linked romantically to M.G.Ramachandran (MGR) or to her authoritarian behavior in disrespecting members of party and the opposition but no one can deny her hard word and reach to every single person of her state. Her schemes of mass appeal like that of Amma Canteen which serves food starting at Rs 1 along with other programs has made her darling of the masses. This is the reason for people thronging to Apollo hospital, Chennai from all parts of the state and were praying for her speedy recovery since 75 days. Many have lost their balances after hearing the news of her death. I fear people committing suicide or damaging themselves in other ways in 'Hero Worship' after her death as is the trend in southern India at the time of death of big leaders and movie stars. I hope people will act intelligently this time.
Jayalalithaa has also played an important role in national politics from many years. She was among the leader of the parties which stopped Modi wave in 2014 general elections when her party won 37 out of 39 seats in Tamil Nadu. She was the woman of courage and determination. Even after her removal as the Chief Minister for being convicted in disproportionate assets case she remained strong and came out powerful after her acquittal from Karnataka High Court to regain her position. 
In this time of grief I can only pray for her and request her followers to maintain calm in the state of Tamil Nadu. May Her Soul Rest In Peace. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Chor Chor Mausere Bhai

Chor Chor Mausere Bhai

If you think that one political party has done 'Banta Dhaar' and other is doing 'Sudhaar' than you are totally mistaken. They are the birds of a feather flocking together. Ab Kya Ho Gaya? You all must be thinking. The two big political parties of India namely Congress (I) and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) become one cleverly to dilute the Foreign Contribution (regulation) Act , 2010 which restrict and regulate foreign contributions to any political party. In May 2014, the Delhi HC directed the government and the EC to take action against the BJP and Congress based on a PIL filed by the Association of Democratic Rights for accepting the donation from London based Vedanta Group. Both the parties moved to the Supreme Court to challenge this order and before Supreme Court could issue any statement regarding this the FCRA was tweaked down in the Parliament to favor both of parties. Gaye Bhains Paani Mein.

The amendment made to the FCRA act changed the definition of foreign company to make these donations legal in the law. Neither the ruling party nor the largest opposition party have no objection on the issue ; it is not even discussed by them in Parliament and on public platforms. They are 'Ek Thali Ke Chatte-Batte' on such issues. Now they have removed their appeals from the Supreme Court because they knew that law has become favorable to them. Moreover the amendment made in 2015-16 is applicable from the date of passing of law in the year 2010 gazab. Allowing foreign donations will result in making and enacting laws which will be beneficial to these corporate firms. I want to ask why these parties need such huge contributions when there is a limit set to spending on elections by the Election Commission. Hathi Ke Daant Khane Ke Aur Dikhane Ke Aur they all are sitting on similar sides as far as corruption is concerned. 

The people today are standing in queues patiently only in the hope that Achche Din will come but the intention of political parties and the impact of their policies talking in different directions. Neither the terrorism, nor the fake currency or black money has stopped from demonetization which I considered as the failure of this scheme and government should think to roll back it soon. Kahan Se Kahan Chala Gaya it is not the deviation from the topic but the part of the topic since these parties specially the ruling party under Narender Modi is speaking frequently about the corruption in the country and that every Indian should come clean out of it but when ball falls in their own court they become silent. We common people are fighting with each other on the pros and cons of demonetization to prove our alliance to the honesty and betterment of the country while our politicians are busy in washing away their sins together. Ram Teri Ganga Maili Ho Gaye Papiyon Ke Paap Dhote Dhote. 

Ye To Aise Hi Chalega unless we started question the people in authority. We have to realize the power of the questions and avoid flowing with the tide. Hum Sab Ek Hain should be our motto not only against other nations but also against the evils of our own society. Khayenge Aur Khane Denge we have to stop them from doing so. God Bless India. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Government Approved Money Laundering Scheme.

Government Approved Money Laundering Scheme.

Modi government believes in ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ since it has come in power ☺. Moving ahead on this mission the government has introduced amendment to the Income Tax Act in Lok Sabha on Monday for our dear black money hoarders who are experiencing sleepless nights after demonetization. Black Marketers who were facing difficulties in finding the way to convert their black money in legal money can now do this with government's help. Earlier they were either depositing this money in accounts of poor people with recovery period after March 2017 or were exchanging from some mediators or bank officials at the commission of up to 60% which means they are getting only 40% of their hard earned black money ☹. 

Modi ji is known for his deep thinking before any of his quick actions. This idea also proving the same where the government is offering only 50% tax on converting black money into white and no punishment.Not only that 25% of that converted amount can be withdrawn at once and the rest 25% will be used for welfare of the poor. Government has promised that this welfare scheme for black money hoarders will also ensure confidentiality so that their names remain secret and they remain nationalist in eyes of the people. Those who feared for arrest or scrutiny for their black money are now feeling proud of being part of the development work of the government. 

Sources among the black money hoarders said that this will boost their morale to accumulate more black money by tax evasion in the future endeavors which will further come handy for Modi ji in using it for the welfare of the people. Income Tax officers are also happy because they are hoping to get some incentives from black money hoarders while examining their balance sheets. The people standing in bank queues are yet to hear that news for busyness in depositing and withdrawing money. Source close to the government are sure for the success of this scheme after seeing the enthusiasm of their ardent followers on social media sites. Now people with ‘Illegal Properties’ are hoping for some similar measures so that they could contribute to the nation building. 

For more information on this government approved money laundering you can download Namo App or visit government or Income tax website. The anti-nationals and traitors who were opposing Demonetization without seeing that it has halted the fast paced lives of people so that they can think about themselves while standing in bank queues or arrange their marriages through Facebook live are now criticizing this welfare of poor dear black money hoarders. These Modi haters will go to hell. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Naive Traveler : Delhi Darshan - Mehrauli

Naive Traveler : Delhi Darshan - Mehrauli

View of Qutub Minar from Aazim Khan's Tomb

Delhi is mini India in itself having experienced thousands years of history it stores marks of multiple culture and dynasty. You need about a month to explore Delhi completely. This was my fourth trip to Delhi Darshan (Delhi Sight-seeing) in first leg I visited Rajghat and other leaders' memorial, India Gate, Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar. Then I have a wonderful experience of visiting Rashtrapati Bhavan in December last year. The third leg happened on Eid holiday this year when I visited Humayun's Tomb, Purana Qila (Old Fort), Red Fort and Jama Masjid. This time on Diwali Holiday I decided to explore less famous places of Delhi in Mehrauli area.

Today's Mehrauli which is in its South West part is ruled by many dynasties including Slave and Khilji dynasties and houses many monuments of that era. It was like discovery of that part of Delhi for us because three of us who visited there were new to the area having visited only Qutub Minar there. Somehow with names of some places searched in Google we first reached Hauz Khas Fort in Hazu Khas Village.

The old rock monument is near the deer park. Its entry is free and thus is a famous place for love birds. Almost under every arc window facing the deer park a couple was sitting and in the insides where some rooms are made they are getting little cozy. I will not recommend this place for family outings. The area around this place is so much encroached that it becomes difficult to spot it which should be taken care to attract more tourists.

We were clueless about where to go next when we come out of it because the places we searched on Google were not known to locals there. We saw a sign board of Rose Garden and walked to that direction. It was a garden without any roses but only couples of different age groups sitting under trees or on benches or on ground. Frustrated for not finding the desired places we decided to visit Qutub Minar to spend rest of our time. Qutub Minar was crowded and it was difficult to get tickets easily. We were hungry so we ate something and then started walking around that area. It was then I noticed a domed structure. We decided to discover that place.

It was Aazim Khan's tomb of seventeenth century build on top of a hill. It was neglected by the authorities and the people. No proper place to enter, staircase was broken and even the wild plants growing around was not trimmed properly. The view of the city from that height is beautiful. If governments maintain it properly then it could become a famous tourist spot. Adjacent to it was Ahimsa Sthal.

Ahimsa Sthal is a Jain temple having big sculpture of Bhagwan Mahavir situated on a similar kind of hill as Aazim Khan's tomb. It is peaceful and beautifully maintained by the staff and administrators of Ahimsa Sthal. 

When we came out of Ahimsa Sthal, again we have no idea where to go. It was already 5 pm so we decided to go back home. It was then we found the dirty pillar stone with Mehrauli Archaeological Park written over it. I asked a flower seller for its direction and we went to that place. Actually the places we were searching from morning like Jamali-Kamali Masjid and tomb, Jahaz Mahal, Rajaon Ki Baoli, Quli Khan Tomb, etc were situated inside that park along with many more structures some of which are ruined with time.

Before sunset we saw only Jamali Kamali Masjid and Tomb which was closed for the visitors at that time and Quli Khan Tomb. There were no lights in that park which forced us to move outside. We saw some pre-wedding photo shoots happening there I think because its entry is free and you required no permission to do so. The Qutub Minar in the back ground makes it a wonderful destination.

Overall it was a nice experience and it felt that we have discovered Delhi again that day. These places should also be promoted by the Tourism Ministry and not just Qutub Minar, Humanyun's Tomb, Red Fort, Rajghat, etc. And before promoting these places government must ensure proper lighting and cleanliness of these monuments. Appoint care takers and other supporting staff in places like Aazim Khan Tomb and Mehrauli Archaeological Park.

For more pictures of these places and other interesting pictures you can visit my Instagram Page

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Trump Triumph

Trump Triumph

Donald John Trump is the President-elect of the United States who will serve as the 45th President of America. He was also a businessman and a television personality. His acting skills were visible in his year-long campaign. The way he talked, the way he expressed himself animatedly and dramatically caught attention of not only American media and people but also of the people all around the globe. The winning of a man who is charged with rapes, misbehavior with women, financial irregularities and other such charges including spreading hatred for immigrants/minorities is not going well with a part of the media and large number American people.

Before going further let’s check these facts that only 50% people who are eligible for voting cast their votes and Donald Trump won 49.6% votes against 49.5% for Hillary Clinton of these total votes. It is also possible that those who haven’t cast their votes are against Trump that means even after winning more than half of American population is opposing him which is also visible in #NotMyPresident protest in all over America. Something similar also happened after 2014 general elections in India where Narender Modi became Prime Minister with only 30% of the total votes that means 70% didn’t like him as a Prime Minister. But imagine if we have such protests against Mr Modi then in our country 70% people would have termed as anti-national and demands to send them to Pakistan would have voiced from the BJP supporters.

This feature makes American democracy great where they have the power to criticize and oppose their President without fear of going to any other country or to label as anti-national.  The trolls there are not abusing and threatening them for life. The Media criticism of Trump is also taken as sportively. Considering his campaign speeches world is worrying about stability, peace and brotherhood but nothing could be changed for next four years there we can only hope he would understand the responsibility of his post and the repercussions of his actions on America and the world. Till next post God Bless The World. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Keep The Change

Keep The Change

The decision to demonetize Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes came as a surprise to the nation on the night of 8th November 2016. PM Narender Modi who was addressing the nation for the same also appeared surprised during announcement. Although he was not in his usual energy while delivering this speech his announcement energized the nation. I applauded it as a great decision which in a single stroke get rid the nation from counterfeit notes, black money and terrorist funding until the other side of it came in front of me. 

Grocery stores, departmental stores, dairies, chemists and other such stores started shutting doors for people with Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. Chaos was also created in the ATM's where large number of people gathered to withdraw Rs 100 notes. The machines were empty with Rs 100 notes quickly. Delhi Metro is also accepting lower denomination notes troubling the travelers even those with cards are having problem since recharges for them is not available in Rs 500 or Rs 1000. Banks are closed on 9th which troubled many people who thought to withdraw some money for daily uses. Daily wage laborers, rickshaw pullers, small businesses like mine, vegetable vendors and even wholesale dealers who mainly have cash transactions, salaried people and housewives started feeling pain of this decision in the morning when everyone discontinued to accept them. Those holding debit cards,credit cards or electronic wallets are able to transact up to a limit. 

The new currency notes were also displayed by RBI governor. They are much beautiful than the one discontinued but now we have Rs 2000 note instead of Rs 1000. Will it not in the future become the reason of hoarding black money? Why like USA and Europe we can use only note up to Rs 100? Moreover for the common people who find it difficult to get change for Rs 500, Rs 100 or Rs 1000 getting change for Rs 2000 would be a daunting task. 

Government should have introduced the new notes before discontinuing the old ones or prior information should be given to the common people or Rs 100 notes should be in plenty in the market. According to RBI from total cash circulated in the country 85% notes are in denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 so the chaos created from their absence can be easily judged. I am sure long queues are waiting when the bank opens and new notes started coming out from them. News coming from all over the country is showing only confused people. The one without bank accounts are tenser to think how will they exchange few notes with them. It is still to see how much black money this move will unearth because I am sure those with millions and billions of such unaccounted notes must have the ways to regulate them also. Till anything new happens in this matter keep the change.  

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Love You Zindagi

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Love You Zindagi

Dear Zindagi,

It has been a long time we two are together but it’s never come to me to thank you for everything you did for me. Today I have got this opportunity to frankly talk to you and express my love and gratitude. Right from the beginning you challenged me continuously, even when I was unaware of what is happening around me I knew about the financial difficulties in the family due to restricted spending. I blamed you hardships faced by my family but I now know such are your ways to prepare us for the better days. As a family this period connected us strongly to each other inseparable in the toughest of times when nobody supported us.

I also want to share with you a secret that it is you who made me the poet/writer. I am an introvert who developed this way to express myself in poems and stories.

Cheden Hain Dil Ke Taar Tere Hi Sang Akele Mein,
Bas Tu Hi Bana Hai Sachcha Yaar Is Duniya Ke Mele Main.

I considered it the biggest gift from you. It helped me to overcome the loneliness, betrayal in friendship, the shock of the accident which almost took me near the death, losing father at the time when we are becoming stronger financially, there are numerous occasions including the frustration on the system and the society which I wrote in my poem. Perhaps I would be lost in the depression if you haven’t gifted words to me in my childhood. The power of imagination and the world of magical words changed my life at every step to an extent that I became the published author of two anthology along with the praises I receives from my blogs.

You know what you are hard at times and crushed emotions, endurance and all capabilities. Once with you I have faced a time where my self respect was shattered. I felt I am useless. Dear Zindagi your loving and caring side disappears at such crucial instances for which I hated you and will hate you in the future also. Sorry for being harsh but today I want no curtains between we two so saying what emotions I experienced. On second thought about tough times I have realized that you played a different role of a motivator during my struggles like a sports coach who when you falls kicks you to stand up and run again. You made me understand the laws of nature to repair recreate and recycle.

Giro Utho Chahe Phir Gir Jao,
Tham Ke Mera Aanchal Sada Muskurao.

As I said earlier I am an introvert who feels difficulty in expressing my emotions personally (I can express them in my poems and stories.) I just want to say ‘Love You Zindagi’ for building me stronger emotionally and for letting me enjoy this world fully. I know you cares about me but I didn’t care that much about you, so today I am giving it in written that I would love and care for you attentively in the coming time. You will never be disappointed with me again. Whatever be the conditions I will cherish you, thank you always. Bear me, be with me, Love You Zindagi.

Tune Manga, Tune Choda, Giraya Aur Sambhala Hai,
Pakadkar Haath Mera Har Kadam Chalna Sikhaya Hai.

Always Yours


“I am writing a letter to life for the #DearZindagi activity at BlogAdda”.

Below is the teaser of the film.