Monday, March 30, 2009

திருக்கடையூரில் திராவிட கழகங்கள்

While it’s improper to judge a man when he is down, the same rule can’t be applied for Karunanidhi and his party men. A yellow shawl, a quick visit by Sai baba to bless him and his family were all shushed as irrelevant; now with his smart ass attitude Karunanidhi will again deem his wife’s visit to Thirukadaiyur as irrelevant. All his life he portrayed himself as a savior of Dravidians and synchronized the word Dravidians with someone who is an atheist, now his wife spends her time at temples to bless her husband with long life and prosperity. May be Karunanidhi will come up with a smart ass comment that it was his second wife and that, technically (since she is illegal) it doesn’t count…. I would like to quote something from Douglas MacArthur which describes this scoundrel better,

“Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair”

Being an atheist is not something I am against, in some cases it might show how strong of a human being you are. After all God is not someone who is going sit by and help you and your family in your every day life. In my view visiting a Temple might not help you to solve your crisis but it might help you soothe your pain, it is like taking a fever suppressant, it might not cure the fever but make your life little bit more comfortable. So in essence, if you argue that the world should not take fever suppressant, well I see your point; then prove to the world by following the path.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Debacle under Democracy –

Is Democracy working? It’s definitely not in Asian and South American countries where the ruling elite have successfully hijacked the idea and rule the state by corruption and terror. The west is not better either, in here Democracy is held up by economic prosperity and I do agree that educated masses do play a role. With just under a year of recession, America already organizes itself into major groups with each going after the government for its own benefit. This is exactly what happens in India, doesn’t it? In countries like India, where people have to work with limited resources, they go at it through flawed methods. Each form a group for his or her own liking, may it be the caste, state, language or what ever it is that could be grouped together. If you have your strength in number then you will get what you want. Once you have the power now it becomes necessary to suppress other groups from propping up. If you have achieved your power through corruption, what else will you use to crush others?

It’s interesting to see that just couple of month ago, Indians were part of “Obama Mania”. Now when they are face to face with Obama’s socialistic agenda, they don’t know where to go. Almost every day his government is lending huge amounts for private sectors with a clause that states no outsourcing and no H1B. Nevertheless, this is what Democracy does right, instead of working for the benefit of the people it works for the benefit of a (or some) group which is powerful. When the oil czar ruled during the Bush era, gas at the pump was 4 dollars. The moment he went everything magically came back. Couple of years ago, airline industries was complaining how they could not survive in the current state and lobbied for change. Now there is a bigger issue then airline industry and everything is good for now in their world. They are still running, no one has filled for bankruptcy, so what changed? It’s just their lobbyist are busy with something bigger now, they can always come back to airlines when everything is back to normal, when they got nothing else to do.

A democracy aficionado might argue that the benefits far outlay the drawbacks. Maybe in west, particularly French revolution might have brought in political equalities between the ruling elite and commoners but that’s an Oddity. Even though Marxism is aimed at the same, it didn’t achieve it through Democracy. For a political newbie, growth within a democratic party can happen by couple of ways, either by money or by using thugs. You and I can only sit and hope things turn up for good, but it will never be. Look at the third front in India, expect the communist (My relationship with communism is as that with Gandhi, I respect what it stands for but it will never work) everyone else in there is for his or her own political gain. They don’t give a damn about anything else. In Pakistan it’s even worse, when highest court in the country orders you to step down, what does Nawaz Sharif do? Tries to play with the already fragile democracy. So tell me what does democracy achieve through all this? Nothing.

A new world order is the need of the hour but the sad state of it is that it will only happen after a catastrophe.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Gandhi -

Even when we use the bath tissue we have a reason and purpose. The way Indians are treating Gandhi is a complete disgrace. See, I don’t agree with many things Gandhi said and followed but still I respect him more than anyone else. Indians are such a selfish breed that nothing matters when it comes to their personal need. The way this auction of Gandhi’s belonging was handled is a complete disaster. Gandhi lived his life for his principles; one such principle is “Satya”. Quoting Gandhi’s own words “Without truth nothing”. With that our beloved Indian Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni comes out and says that she and her government helped Mallya to get Gandhi’s belonging. Now Mallya bluntly rejected her statement and said that he bought it on his own. When you lie to get cheap publicity on the very man who lived for truth shows you how sad the state of India is.

Not one person in India stood up and questioned Ambika Soni, because it doesn’t matter does it? Who cares about Gandhi? After all, give it a couple of month and you wouldn’t be surprised to find these items in the dumpster behind Indian parliament.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Bharat Matha Ki Jay –

Liquor man fights for Gandhi’s India and buys his personal belonging. Great. Gandhi would have loved it.