Sunday, December 21, 2008
But what next?
Should not Indian Cricketing organizations - IPL as Well as ICL , be banning the Pakistani Cricketers from featuring in both the versions of Twenty20?
I strongly opine that Indian Cricket fraternity should come forward and ask for such a ban / sanction so that till the Pakistani Government takes positive steps to curb terrorism and hands over the culprits to India, NO Pakistani cricket player should be allowed to feature in either IPL or ICL tournaments.
Who knows after some Javed one of the ex Pakistani Cricketer related to Dawood Inbrahim, how many more could be in the pipeline there to be supporting the extremist organizations and donating money to them. And mind it, the money earned from ICL and IPL is hell lot of mullah....
Friday, December 19, 2008
I have the due regards for those who lost their life and I honor those who achieved martyrdom during Mumbai Attack. I have the highest regards and I pay my homage to them.
But then does the life stop their?? The wheel of life goes on. I myself have had a setback where I lost my friends on the front and out of the 14 Police / defense personnel who martyred, I knew at least few of personally. I too have pain , but should I use that pain and agony as my strength or weakness??? Certainly Strength.
Most of you there would think - "Why and How can Pain be used as Strength?". And to do that, one has to come to the terms of life. The terms of life can be identified as -
- Life is like a beautiful journey or a skit where you are an actor (enjoy your stint)
- Uncertainty is the basic nature of life and the journey of Life goes through uneven terrain. In case you take it as an skit, then understand that there is no script, each scene unfolds as you proceed
- Just like there are co-passenger in any journey or there are co-actors in a play, you have colleagues, friends, acquaintances, relatives etc in your life.
- Once the role / journey is completed by the co-actor/co-passenger, they make an Exit and we call that as DEATH. The destination towards which we march in our journey of life.
- Now just like at the Exit of a co-passenger we applaud the support and the way audience applauds the role of character played by the one who made exit, we need to salute and applaud the word done by the departed soul on death, and we need to ensure that it does not affect the marching ahead.
Understand all of us are certain to be dead, just that we do not know when would we die, that is the uncertainty about life that it lets you know something would happen, but when would that happen would not be know
Friday, December 12, 2008
Its good to see that at least at the point of National Security, the Political Foes are joining hands. At this juncture what is required is a joint effort by people from all walks of life. This can be possible only when the Political parties stand united and support each other....today if NDA supports UPA on this, then post elections (due in second quarter of 2009), I am sure that UPA would also extend the same behavior.
One thing that all the political parties need to take into account and that is whatever is started and organized at this juncture MUST NOT BE ridiculed when another party comes to power......it must not be thrown to Dust and Ashes......and efforts must be continued to strengthen the overall security cover
Either ways a really poor thinking.....as My take on this is -
When you know the pain area and when the medicine of the pain area is also known, then what is the harm in taking the medicine. Today Pakistan's economy is based mostly on the grants and aids from US and IMF and if that link can be severed with or can be tapped to achieve our objective, then i don't see any issue as such. As is Chanakya Neeti says that to tackle any situation there are four ways - साम (Cure), दाम (Money), दंड (Power) and भेद (Polity)....so Running to US is certainly part of the fourth way - Policty...what in Hindi would be referred as कूटनीति
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Well I was aghast that how ridiculous thoughts can be. The worst that I read / seen was from the Pakistan, a media clipping where it was stated that the Mumbai Terror attacks were insider (read Hindu Radical) job and that Governement machinery was involved. That went up to the limits of saying that US was successful in camouflaing 9/11, but India failed miserably. Whatever, but later another news read - Pakistan admimts to US that rogue elments based in Pakistan might have been behind the attack, that too when Indian Government put the facts across the table to Pakistan counterparts. mind it Indian Investigation agency is being supported by US, UK and Israeli counterparts and there is a join probe (investigation) being carried out.
Now with all that, I made a turn around to find out about what all leaders have to say about these attacks, and to the best of them came from -
1. RR Patil - "बड़े बड़े शहरों में ऐसी छोटी छोटी वारदातें होती रहती हैं|" This too in front og the Camera.
2. Kerala CM - "If it were not Martry's house, even dog wouldn't have gone to them"
Both the most attrocious remarks from many politician I ever heard that too when its been declared as the attack on India (War situation) and when case of a Martyr is being dealt with. The first one then resigns siting morale etc and the second one is not ready to apologize too...Shameless creatures
On the other hand, yet once again the SMS round plays with MNS Chief's wife sending across SMSes claiming that those who lost life during combing operations were "मराठी माणूस". I was thinking what about other scores of whom died, what about scores of NSG/MARCOS/Army personnel most of whom were Non Marathi....and BTW where was this MNS Chief hiding till the final bullet was shot and NSG declared end of Operation to comb the seiged buildings?
Then yet another promise that we have heard N number of times that there would be a National level Intellignece unit consituted with a specialist force developed to tackle such situations in future with its base in the metroes.
But my question is when will all these promises be fulfiled?? when will Indians see a coordinated intelligence information taken into considerastions and then thwarting such attacks much before they materialize?? This is inadvertently a BIG time lapse in the timely action on the information received from US and other Intelligence units within India that the perpetrators succeeded in creating such a mayhem.
Moreover we are at a juncture where the regime of current government is towrads its fag end and we are almost close to the elections early next year. I am not sure whether we would be able to see the dawn in this regime, or whatever steps that the current government takes toards creation of the National level Security Agency, the new government would support them and would not overturn them.
The fellow countrymen need to raise up and join hands so as to ensure that the following steps are taken at the minimum and also that once steps are taken forward on these sides, change in government does not overturn them as well they do not get stuck in the RED TAPE BEAUROCRACY as it prevails in the Government offices and the departments. Like Home Department, Foreign Department, Security etc etc etc....
Suggestive Steps -
1. Issue National Identity Cards / Social Security Number to all the LEGAL National Citizens of the country with work assigned to a central agency. Control of this agency could be in Supervision of NSG/CBI
2. Central Intelligence and Security Operations Team to beConstituted, with direct reporting to the Chief of Army or NSG with trained Commondo Force provided with the Latest Ammunition training and provided with the latest ammunitions (incidentally most of the Police Force personnel in Mumbai Police didn't have the practice of operating their guns for more than 10 years)
3. Central Security Agency to be given Autonomous Power to act immediately on receipt of any Intelligence input with input provided to National Security Advisor (to be appointed from the vast pool of ex Army/Navy/Airforce Command). The NSA then should coordinate between Government and Central Security Agency rather than Home Minister.
4. NSA to have power to approach President in case of Contention with the Primi Minister or anyother minister over various issuesin sight then and President to be empowered to take the final decision in consultation with NSA, Chief of Army, Navy and Airforce.
5. Dedicated Shooting Range for Police Officers to be created at district levels with mandatory practice hours defined for each Police Officer right from Constable to IG
6. Police Officers of Sub-Inspector and Inspector rank be trained for Commando Operations mandatorily and that all the trained officers be made to rotate between state Police services and Central Security Agency. (Incientally Patrol Commandos that were inducted in Mumbai Police post 2003 are not to be seen anywhere these days).
7. Waterfronts to be made more secure by deployment of additional forces specifically around the major cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata etc.
8. In Case of Emergency number to be assigned ot Central Security Agency and this number to be available irrespective of carrier be it Fixed line, WLL or GSM mobile.
9. Central repository of Citizens along with their National Security number to be created and attached with their banking transactions, telephone lines (fixed or mobile), travel pattern and any other vital information as may be perceived.
10. Though Anti-Terror Act like TADA/MCOCA to be enacted and enforced nation-wide. Separate trial courts for such cases be consituted and operated under joint supervision of Chief Justice of India and the National Security Advisor.
11. Elected Mayor to be enforced for all the Metros and minimum qualification and Experience criteria to be enforced for them.
12. All the Mayors be aligned to the Central Security Agency and National Security advisors for dotted line reporting to ensure their responsibility does include Security of the city they represent.
Now these are my thoughts based on whatever I have read through various articles and evaluation of the lapses. I would rquest all there to pour i your thoughts alongside mine to be able to put a strong message to the Government.
And well once the points as suggested above are addressed, a regular update be provided across to the lawful citizens about the progress made.
Please join hands with me and the other like minded citizens of India for a safer and peaceful future.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Imagine the plight of Mumbai. Terror attack on the night of November 26, 2008 is the worst that ever hit any city and how?? Why??? and simple because we are soft, we do not have synchronization between the intelligence sources and there is lack of coordination for information exchange. We had already seen and witnessed these lapses during Gujarat and Delhi blasts, but what did we learn from them?? Absolute Zero....
In Mumbai attacks, we lost the brave son of soil in ACP, ATS Chief Karkare and the Sharp Shooter Vijay Salaskar along with 8 other police men. And what we get to hear from the Top Cops - "We are trying to catch them alive" For what?? why you want to waste nations financial resources and keep the cowards alive at nations expense???? When they can fire indiscriminately, why are we trying to withhold actions of our forces??? Don't we just have enough criminals enjoyin VIP treatment in various jails at the expense of Tax payers' money???
At this juncture my opinion is pretty simple - Shoot the Bloodie Terrorists right on Cameras for the other to get the lesson for not trying to play with the sovereignty of our Mother Land.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Going through the various developments or rather showdowns by MNS activists after the arrest of Raj Thackeray, I was more dumb-folded than getting angry or surprised. Certainly one can’t be surprised for the way they reacted as it was well expected of them and at the same time one couldn’t actually be angry at them because they themselves don’t know what to do. Their behavior was more that of an orphaned child than anything for that matter.
I was actually dumb-folded to the way they reacted against the arrest and then disturbed the peace and harmony in various places across
Agitations by MNS are doing nothing but creating a dent in the pocket of
I am unable to understand the Non-Maharashtrian concept of MNS as in case the Non-Maharashtrian if are driven out of Mumbai, then I don not see most of the businesses around in Mumbai. I mean if we take the who’s who like – Tata, Birla, Godrej, Ambani, Hiranandani, Shapoorji Pallonji, Wadias and I mean most of the big business and corporate houses, then I do not see many Maharashtrians in that circle. Actually there are very few names that might surface in this case. Even most of the Food Joints that I know are mostly owned by Kannadigas. Certainly these are not Maharashtrians but indeed they are Mumbaiites or Mumbaikers and they all love Mumbai as well as Maharashtra as good as any Maharashtrian.
MNS needs to clearly understand that their negative tactics would neither lead to make the Non-Maharashtrian leave Maharashtra not would it lead to progressive and prosperous
I don’t know how many of you would agree, but I poured in the words that I felt and I opine as…!!!!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Well yet another topic that crept up after almost 6.5 years of the carnage and the riots. And what a sad incident and turn of events that the report of one judge establishes another as non-creditable. Incidentally it boiled down to ask ourselves and our conscious to believe which ever we may. The article can be found here
My two cents on the turn of events and the issue –
Two reports and two different results. One appointed by the opposition and one by the ruling party of that state, now specifically it gets interestingly interesting. Which report to believe and which to set out as rubbish??
If I read that one relied heavily on the SIT report and no other consequential or circumstantial evidence then well I have nothing to say about the report. Certainly Godhra Carnage was preplanned, but then what followed that left a the entire state burning reminds me of the scene in the movie Nayak where the chief minister for his vote bank let the stray incident ignite and burn the entire state.
In the movie vigil Reporter even recorded the voice and statement of the Chief Minister but ah that was a movie and in movie ideologies do happen, not in real. Certainly even in the movie if it were not have been the Anil Kapoor the hero, then certainly the truth would have been well somewhere in the grave.
Now with the two sets of reports, we would never be able to know the truth unless we decide to find it. But most of us would just sit back in our lounge chair, read the newspaper while having hot tea or coffee and talk about it for few days to forget it for the rest of Life.
It indeed is a shame not on the political parties or the politicians or the system, but us the citizens that we close our eyes and just hear what the words say to believe in them and accept as we hear them.
Godhra Carnage and Gujarat Riots will always be a thorn in the heart of true Indians, irrespective of which sect, caste, creed or religion they belong. We lost good number of our fellow citizens, but who cares, we need to support politicians and the political parties, as if for their absence our existence would jeopardize....
My deepest regards for the truth and I pray for the departed souls though so many years have passed by, but what I remember from my visit to the burning state and what I had witnessed there and how I had saved my own life along with a colleague of mine just for being a little proactive, would always be there in my mind and I would never be able to forget what I had witnessed and well had been able to avoid. When Yes the so called law enforcers were also mere spectators to let it happen…….
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Well yet again, as a habit to follow the news about terrorist activities and the various arrests, just read another article - Five Indian Mujahedeen men arrested by Mumbai Police, on http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Mumbai_cops_nab_key_Indian_Mujahideen_man/articleshow/3522691.cms
After reading the article and the comments by the various readers, my thoughts and analysis of the issue are –
Going by the turn of events that have unfolded in recent past after the various blasts, its indeed an achievement in itself that cops have claimed to have made the arrests. But after reading the story, having a look at the pictures and having read the comments, I tend to agree more with the readers who are raising the question on why the faces of arrested suspects covered? and should not Police uncover the faces for the Public? But when one sits down to think about the other face of the facts, well one would get the idea that they have been termed as Suspects and Suspects at times may not be the real catch. They might be guilty or they might not be, so may be for that reason the faces might have been covered. Only the cops would know the real story. We need to understand that the cops have to first establish that the Suspects are the real culprits before they are exposed to the Media and the Larger public. I am with the cops for this reason, if this is the reason to keep their faces covered.
On the contrary, if this is the case similar to the case of Fake Encounters and just to earn the laurels of media and public, then this would just not turn out to be the case of breaching the trust of public but cops would also lose face and creditability....
Whatever is the truth would prevail and only time would tell
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Was just reading the reader’s opinions on “Nation Mourns Gallant Cop MC Sharma” as published on - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/opinions/3504200.cms?in_commented
I was really shocked and aggrieved and felt highly ashamed to have read the comments as posted there. It indeed is a shame and a pain.
It’s really atrocious to read the fanatic comments on a page that is dedicated for paying tribute to the Brave Son of Soil.
It’s really awful and out of taste to spark of a communal fury and ridiculous to say that its a Hindu or Muslim matter.
I have no two doubts about the sacrifice and bravery of Inspector Sharma, but don't we think this is one of the case that has come to the limelight when the nation is trying to gather its act against the coward act of mass bombing on the name of revenge??
Mind this, these bombings are causing death of the fellow country men and women irrespective of their caste, creed and religion.
The way comments are being published and that carry words of communal distaste and words of Political favors makes me feel pity at poor sense of thoughts that prevail....
The page is not meant for spreading hatred, it intends to pass on the message and comments on the main story....
I would request one and all to stop commenting on communal bases. There is no connection between Inspector Sharma's martyrdom and the lack of unity among Hindu community.Moreover please do not associate Vande Mataram with a specific Community, no that was not the intent when the national Song was written and also, if you know the true meaning of Vande Mataram, it denotes - Hail Mother and stands synonym for Hail India...... deepest Regards and Salute to the Departed Soul of Inspector Sharma may god support the courage and means to his immediate family and relatives to face the truth of life and make them believe that he indeed was the true son of soil, whose martyrdom would influence more and more to work towards Communal Harmony and fight against Terrorism.
Just logged on to the Gtalk messenger and well saw the status message of one of my friend that read – “Is the fear of Death gr8r or the fear of face yet another Day ...!!!” My instant thoughts were –
- Fear of Death is not a fear, its just the fear to grace the feeling of ultimate truth.........
- Fear of facing tomorrow is also not a fear, it is the fear of uncertainty and unforeseen change that are constant things in our lives
But then these thoughts started going round in my brain and kept on raising further thoughts. The thoughts that made me think more and ultimately raised the question – “What is Fear?” Is the fear a feeling or something that is a reality?
Thinking on the grounds I decided to sit down and write this stuff, as when I write, my brain works better than just when I am thinking, as when I am just thinking the thoughts that prevail in the mind keep mingling with each other, whereas when I write I can see my thoughts as words and evaluate them accordingly. So while thinking and writing about What is Fear, I got my answer and identified that Fear is nothing but only a state of mind. Just like all other emotions – Happiness, Sadness, Love, Hate etc.
Fear rises in our mind and most of the times this can be attributed to –
- Uncertainty of situations and circumstances
- Knowledge about unwelcomed changes
- Non acceptance of truth
- Imagination of non-existent as reality
- Non acceptance of reality
- Non performance
- Going against the conscience
- Going against the norms
- Disobeying the principles of life
Many more may be added to the list above or many might differ with my view point of stating the above. But Certainly one thing that Fear is nothing but a state of mind that could be changed and this could certain be worked away if we definitely work towards believing is fear is nothing but just our belief that may be right or wrong……
If the fear is related to uncertainty or change, then we can definitely shrug it off because Uncertainty and Change are the only two things that are always constant in our lives…..Fear itself is uncertain and is definitely not constant for change in circumstances and situations changes out state of mind and the level of fear.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
The death of Daredevil Inspector Shri Mohan Chandra Sharma, from Special Cell –
It’s a situation to grieve and stand for the aggrieved family and specifically when Late Mohan Chandra Sharma had to choose between his commitments to the country and tend to his ailing child in the ICU, He Chose to report on Duty. Certainly this proves his Loyalty and his Commitment to his Duty.
I heard the news of his martyrdom on the News Channel and still when I was writing this the news channels were airing the news of his martyrdom and him as a person out of his job.
I was really astonished that the media ultimately has moved a step positive towards highlighting the Bravado of the Cops and they had words of Praise for the Brave Son though posthumously.
I would salute to the Great Soul of Late Mohan Chandra Sharma for achieving his in hand task of tackling the Terrorists, Saving grace of the Police Department by successfully executing the task and though post his death, the media now is standing on the side of the Security Teams and airing about their brave acts rather than airing the protests against them and portraying the negative image of the policemen in general.
Khudos to Late Mohan Chandra Sharma…..
श्री मोहन चन्द्र शर्मा को शत शत नमन....
उनकी कर्तव्यपरायन्ता को शत शत नमन........
उनकी वीरता, त्याग एवं बलिदान को शत शत नमन
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Relations often get us tangled
Tangled in the web of to do or not
Tangled in the web of dilemma
Tangled in the web of good or bad
Relations often die for load of expectations
Expectations of families
Expectations of friends and peers
Expectations of the parties involved
Now when we are tangled in the Dead relations
What should we do
As we can’t carry the load on our back
We can’t move ahead with the load on
Though its better said then done
But, we got to do it more often
Bury the mummies of dead relations
Torch the remains of them
And Move forward
Thoughts and memories are something
Those are hard to forget
But then memories get buried on their own
And hurt less than a dead relation
So it’s better to bury the dead relation
And move on with life to life
Good or Bad they may be
Monday, August 25, 2008
और अभी तुम जाते हो
कि अभी तो नासूर-ऐ-दिल को छेड़ा है
और तुम जाते हो
कि अभी तो खून-ऐ-जिगर बाकी है
और तुम जाते हो
ऐ दोस्त जुल्म यूँ न कर
न हो गर हिम्मत-ऐ-नज़र
छेड के दास्ताँ-ऐ-जिगर
हमें यूँ बेजार न कर
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
वंदे मातरम - संस्कृत रूप में
सुजलाम सुफलाम, मलयज शीतलं
शाश्यश्यामालम मातरम, वंदे मातरम्
शुभ्रजोत्स्यनाम पुलकित यामिनीम,
फुलकुसुमित द्रुमदल शोभिनिम्
सुहासीनीम सुमधुर भाषिनिम
सुखदाम वरदाम मातरम
वंदे मातरम - हिन्दी रूपांतरण
हे माँ तुझे प्रणाम
तेरा जल स्वच्छ, स्वच्छ तेरा फल और शीतल तेरी पवन है
हे माँ तेरा निर्मल स्वच्छ मस्तक है
माँ तुझे प्रणाम
स्वच्छ प्रकाश सा तेरा ललाट चमकता है
खिले हुए फुल और हरे वृक्ष तुझे शोभएमान करते हैं
मंद मुसकान संग तेरी वाणी मधुर है
ऐ माँ तू सुखदायक है वरदायक है
माँ मैं तुझे प्रणाम करता हूँ तेरे सामने मैं नतमस्तक हूँ
Vande Maataram as transliterated by Shri Arbindo in English -
Mother, I bow to thee!
Rich with thy hurrying streams,
bright with orchard gleams,
Cool with thy winds of delight,
Dark fields waving Mother of might,
Glory of moonlight dreams,
Over thy branches and lordly streams,
Clad in thy blossoming trees,
Mother, giver of ease
Laughing low and sweet!
Mother I kiss thy feet,
Speaker sweet and low!
Mother, to thee I bow.
Friday, August 8, 2008
कि तेरे हाथों से में बहुत मदिरा पी चुका
गर तू अपने लबों से पिलाए तो मैं पी लूँ
कि तेरी आखों से मैं बहुत पी चुका
गर भर अधर का प्याला पिलाए तो मैं पी लूँ
कि तेरे केसुओं की लटों से मैं बहुत पी चुका
ऐ साकी गर पिला सके तो अपने आगोश में भर पिला
कि बैठ मदिरालय मैं बहुत पी चुका
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The day had come when she had to meet his family, though he knew that it is neither the right day nor is it the right time for her to meet his family. Yeah the decision was taken half heartedly as she was adamant. But as usual she was at her best to live her negative rapport of not being there when needed and when ultimately she arrived she goofed up….Nothing new, it was as usual…..
He was pissed off and more so cause the family turned her down as she was someone to them who seemed to not value time and not respect others’ space. He though was sure that still there is something he can do, but she on knowing his family’s view was turbulent and as usual doubted his capability and hit his confidence. Still that night though there was a storm min their relationship, things went calm and slowly things went steady…or as it seemed.
The next day as it started was calm, but as the day went her turbulence sprang up again and she started hitting hard on his head to the point that he went ahead and said if this be the case he would walk off…..she stopped calling…creating a lull but this silence was the silence before the storm that came that night…she visited him and then there they had heated verbal volley on the circumstances, situation and the outcome, she hitting hard on his family and then walking out in the night, he followed, but to no avail and then he called on her phone to plea and get her back…she did come back and the silence was restored….he was hurt and was agonized…..
The next day started where she again tried to hit his head with her verbal volley, but he ducked and they left to respective work places…the whole day he maintained a distance from her and her calls, avoiding any conflict that might harm his work place balance…..but towards the evening when he was to go for a dinner meeting with quite an important person, she calls and accuses him to be a coward and ditcher, he listens to her….all the time she does not give him any chance to say anything and tells him to either meet her or she is gonna do something harsh and bad to herself…..almost threatens him….he calls off the meeting to meet her and there she again creates that scene…thankfully he didn’t step out of his car and they spoke in the car away from anyone’s attention….there when she hurt him again and hit at his Self Respect, he hit her back with two simple but most rude words – “GET LOST” she was in tears and she left…..
While driving back home he again receives a call from her when she claims to have hurt herself with all blood on her wrist and so on…he doesn’t say anything and hangs up the phone….next day she again tries to contact him, but by then he had decided – Enough is Enough and that he is going to walk out of the relation….She starts sending him messages for apology for her behavior and for causing a blockage in his all crucial meeting……and when next she calls, he tells her his decision that he is calling it quits and that he is walking out of relation….
He is one determined person…once decided never to retreat….but she still is trying to get him back in her life…But he is determined not to go back as he walked out of relation after well thought decisions….after giving her ample opportunities and after trying to salvage situations of conflicts for atleast 6 or 7 times when every time she had walked out and he got her back….to which she always said, she came back as she wanted to not cause he wanted her back…..
So what you have to say??? Should he go back or not??? My take is No as when she walked out and he persuaded her back she claims to have come back by her wish and here I guess he is not willing……