Saturday, February 20, 2016

Indian Media - Another Successful Campaign

Indian Media is known to highlight certain news and let it run through a preset time period to ensure that the Mass attention is diverted from certain successful events to certain unpleasant event. In the whole game they brutalize the success to the level that positive news gets suppressed and the masses don't even come to know about it.

In the present context, the JNU row is highlighted to such an extreme level and the way it is covered across the news channels, we the people of India have lost out the positive news about the Success of Make in India week organized in Mumbai.  Interesting part, the same Media was at the forefront when the make shift stage at Girgaum Chaupati location caught fire and then the same Media Vanished from the scene.

I am seriously concerned with the role of Politicians and the Media nexus to not let the good things make news.  Have they crossed that level of low moral that they only like to MAKE negative news?  To be it does seem to be the only possibility as I have not read or heard any positive news about the initiatives of the present government.

Starting from Swachha Bharat Abhiyaan that was treated more like a Photo Op and publicity stunt by the Celebrities as well as the Politicians to the Make In India program, every move is to be lauded and supported with more concrete actions, but the Media is hand in glove with the Negative / Destructive Politics.  For instance, Media person would only highlight the plight of garbage in a locality and show it time and again on the news channels highlighting the failure of Swachha Bharat Abhiyaan, I am certainly shocked that they have time for their TRP, then why not use the same to ensure that the locality they are highlighting is cleaned as well.  Shouldn't they be the ones who should become the torch/flag bearers to lead by example? I guess not as it would be too low and too filthy a work for them, probably they wouldn't even clean their own house as they hire someone else to do it and it that someone goes on leave, they rue of uncleaned house in social gathering!!! Wake up and clean yourself!!!

Coming on to Startup India program, media published and covered the program only the day it was declared by Hon. Prime Minister and after that I didn't hear much of news or talk shows or Political / Social debate on that topic. May I know why?? as I feel cheated if such a news is not covered well and if such a case is downplayed to restrict the reach to masses.  It seems that it is a coordinated effort once again from Media and destructive politicians to ensure that the positive news doesn't reach the levels it should.

Talking about the Make in India program and the recent event conducted in Mumbai, I am not sure why Media was shy of covering the outcome. I understand it was not as successful as it should have been and we didn't see the level of foreign investor's participation as would have helped the cause, but again signing MoUs worth $222 billion or Rs. 15 trillion is not a smaller news.  Even if going by the history of such trade shows and the various success factors, it would ensure that in next 2 or 3 years we would see at least 20% of those MoUs actioned. That 20% would mean a fund flow of at least $44 billion and it should only be simple math to calculate the jobs created and the economic boom for the country. But media wouldn't talk about this as this would not get them TRP!!!

This time once again the Media successfully suppressed the news well under the vile of JNU Row and now added to that is the JAT Row. The well devised strategy by the Dirty Political Motives supported by Sold out Media with vested interests has successfully diminished the Positive effects of "Make in India".

भारत वंदना

हमारे देश का दुर्भाग्य है की "वन्दे मातरम" कहने वालों को कट्टरवादी कहा जाता है। भारतीयता की पहचान तिरंगे को अस्वीकार किया जाता है, एवं भारत के प्रतिष्ठित विश्वविद्यालय में भारत विरोधी नारे लगाने वालों का समर्थन किया जाता है।

हे भारत के वासियों, किस बात का तुम बदला ले रहे हो अपनी ही मात्रभूमि से? यही कि इस राष्ट्र ने तुम्हें हर प्रकार की स्वतंत्रता दी है? यही कि इस राष्ट्र में तुम सर्वाधिक सुरक्षित हो? यही कि तुम अलगाववादी विचारधारा एवं नीति का पक्ष लेकर भी इस राष्ट्र में स्वतंत्र विचरण कर सकते हो?

ज़रा सोचो यदि तुमने संयुक्त राष्ट्र अमरीका, चीन, इस्राएल जापान, कोरिया, रूस, जर्मनी, फ़्रान्स अथवा पाकिस्तान में जान लिया होता तो क्या तुम राष्ट्र विरोधी नारे लगा कर जीवित बच पाते?  अगर सोचते हो कि हाँ, तो चीन के थियानमन चौक के बारे में पढ़ लेना, अमरीका के FBI के बारे में पढ़ लेना और भारत को छोड़ हर उस राष्ट्र में इस प्रकार की गतिविधियों के सच के बारे में और वहाँ की राष्ट्रीयता के बारे में पढ़ लेना। ख़ुद समझ जाओगे कि भारत में कितनी स्वतंत्रता है।

यदि भारत में विश्वविद्यालयों में तिरंगा लहराने का आदेश आया है तो इसमें आपत्ति क्यों? क्या विश्वविद्यालय भारत का अंश नहीं है? क्या उनमें पढ़ने वाले विद्यार्थी भारतीय नहीं हैं? है कोई ऐसा जो मुझे इस आपत्ति के मूल कारण से अवगत करा सके? मेरे अनुसार इस प्रकार की आपत्ति अत्यंत क्षोभनिया है।  आज वर्षों बाद मुझे इस बात पर गर्व होता है कि मेरे कॉलेज में वर्ष में २ बार (१५ अगस्त एवं २६ जनवरी) को जब झंडा वंदन होता था, तब उस झंडे को बाँधने का कार्य मैं करता था।  आज दिल्ली में हुए राष्ट्र विरोधी प्रदर्शन के बाद वन्दे मातरम एवं झंडावंदन का विरोध करने वालों की मानसिकता पर ग्लानि होती है कि हम उन सर्पों को दुग्धपान करवा रहें हैं जो बाद में हमें ही डँस लेंगे। हमारी आमदनी से जो कर हम देते हैं, उस कर से चलने वाले विश्वविद्यालय के छात्र कुछ इस प्रकार का निंदनीय कृत्य कर रहे हैं!!

भारत में रहने वाले प्रत्येक भरतीय से मेरी एक ही विनती है कि राष्ट्रवाद को राजनीति से परे रख कर अपनी विचारधारा का गठन करे। भारत माता की जय एवं वन्दे मातरम कहने में ना तो कोई धर्म बीच में आता है ना ही इसपर कोई आपत्ति होनी चाहिए।  तिरंगे को फहराने में यदि किसी को आपत्ति है तो वह भारत छोड़ कर जहाँ चाहे जा सकता है, ऐसे लोगों का इस राष्ट्र में कोई  स्थान नहीं है।

मेरे अनुसार राष्ट्र वंदना में राष्ट्रीय गान, झंडा वंदन एवं वन्दे मातरम का महत्वपूर्ण योगदान है एवं इन तीनो में से एक भी यदि छूट जाता है तो राष्ट्र वंदना अपूर्ण है।

Freedom of Speech - The Myth

Freedom of Speech is the most abused Constitutional Right conferred on the Citizens of India. Now that is a very bold statement to be made on an open platform like this blog, but I have my own reasons to that effect. Consider following cases - 

  1. Arundhati Roy - Creative writer of sorts has today become a self made "Kashmir Expert" with her anti-Indian statements on Kashmir, but then she covers up her statement under the vile of "Freedom of Speech"
  2. Barsha Dutt - A prominent Media person and with who I have had couple of interaction when I was on her Show "We the people" makes such absurd comments on the Government and on the Country, but covers it under the vile of being a Media person with "Freedom of Speech"
  3. Rajdeep Sardesai - I am not sure why is he still in business when he can't make one positive comment on the Government as well as the Country. Always heard him making statements that should label him traitor, but goes Scott Free with Freedom of Speech
  4. Owaisi Brothers - Man am not sure why they have not been pressed with Sedition Charges
  5. PDP as a Party - Always up making controversial statements on the fringe of "Freedom of Speech"
  6. Many other Trolls on Social Media - Get Scott free as they think they exercise "Freedom of Speech"
Now, lets' talk about the most recent case of JNU in Delhi, a group of students purportedly supported by some Extremists and some Political parties went on to shout Anti India slogans and then try to cover it up under "Freedom of Speech".  What are we thinking and what are we trying to prove there?  You can't be threatening someone or for that matter the Nation and hide behind your right to Speech. Interestingly these young turks were not taught the right meaning of Freedom of Speech that comes with "Riders"

If I simplify the language for Freedom of Speech as defined under the Constitution of India, in simple terms it would mean - Your Freedom of Speech is limited by the Concerns of National and Individual Security. That is if your Freedom of Speech is in conflict with the National Security, the freedom is no more the privilege; similarly if your Freedom of speech is in conflict with peace & social balance, then again that freedom is no more a privilege.

The important aspect that needs to be read here is Right to Speech or Freedom of Speech is a privilege conferred on to you under the constitution of India and the Law Enforcement Agencies have the right to withdraw that privilege should they or anyone perceive that your Freedom of Speech is in conflict with Freedom to Live and Exist. 

Those who are supporting the Student Leaders of JNU for that matter now consider their support under the light of above two paragraphs.  They need to open their eyes to read the facts, open their ears to hear the reality and then take a conscious decision to either support or not support the case.  It is highly disheartening to see the way they are getting played and misused by the Politicians as well as Media.  If you ask me about the March in support or against it being conducted, my first question would be - "Who is the Organizer?" and second would be - "How much Money has been making the rounds?"

It needs to be the collective conscious that needs to decide the exercise of "Freedom of Speech" rather than what we are taught by the set of so called Leaders and Politicians.  Please understand that by (mis)using your support these leaders and Politicians run the money machines for themselves and what you get is the same old life till they exploit your Freedom of Speech for their Benefits.  Please wake up and understand the true nuances and stop harboring Parasites on yourself and stop them from implanting their views on your Tongue!!