So many occupants of the Indian Parliament have serious criminal charges against them.
The spirit of the Indian Parliament has long been killed by the goons occupying it. A few good men & women but sit sentinels; to whom, the majority of masses do still listen.
This instance of the most revolting brutalisation of an innocent, hapless and defenceless animal by an elected representative of people in full public view in the presence of policemen in such shocking and savage manner is absolutely without any defence, mitigation or lessening and has to be treated so in damning and condemning it to the utmost extent possible.
The slogans raised at JNU recently trivialise the worth and value of the Indian soldier putting his life at risk in keeping the country together.
But is there anything else coming out of the ugly slogans in question in connection with the worth, value and well-being of the Indian soldier?
All this talk about nationalism, patriotism et cetera. Wonder how many of them, so talking, genuinely care about the country. For if all these talking genuinely cared; the Tiger – a matter of pride and glory for India – would not have been as vulnerable to poaching and loss of habitat as they increasingly are.
The present write-up attempts to capture the increasing trauma and agony that loss of habitat and deadly poaching is fetching for our national animal; the most majestic of them all, the King, the Tiger.
The present manner of organisation of the Indian Army is owed to the British, who formed different regiments of Indian Army. These regiments, then, by the British were drilled into discipline and equipped with modern weapons and strategies. The fighting quality of the Indian Army jawan has been recognised to be amongst the best in the world.
Owing to such manner of creation of the present Indian Army by way of different regiments and integral conventions attached therewith; the Indian Army jawan, in ordinary practice, finds inspiration more by way of his regiment name and regimental colours, besides leadership of his officers, rather than abstract notions of nationalism et cetera.
While being one of the finest soldiers in the world; the Indian Army jawan too is a human. He too is a brother, a son, a husband and a father. He too would not like to be killed or get critically injured. In the interests of our jawans, our government should explore and stress on initiatives aimed at earning greater goodwill of the inhabitants of Jammu & Kashmir and north-east border states; so that the massive deployment of Indian Army jawans in these areas, particularly Jammu & Kashmir is enabled to be lessened; easing off the current pressure & exposure on our army jawans and making their lives more liveable.
Our army jawans are commonly from rural areas and their mindset is often endearingly simple and straightforward. The Indian Army jawan would be taken aback at the “patriotic pastimes” that quite a few of our countrymen indulge in, in his name. This composition, dedicated to our army jawans, seeks to bring out the same.
Poverty has to be eliminated. Whether it be through the government or through charity. If one really cares about the nation, the society; one has to contribute, first of all, to elimination of poverty.
This composition, based on a real life tragedy, gravitates on laying bare the untold misery that being poor means.
Now, the comments or views posted on social media when Team India plays are so much lesser. Only here and there, you find someone – as you walk along the roads – listening to the radio commentary and whereas; earlier, just about every house, shop or eating place resounded with cheers or groans to the TV commentary on the game; it is only again here and there that one finds the game being followed on TV today and the interest definitely not as passionate as it used to be.
While cricket continues to be quite popular in India; its popularity definitely has declined; – and declined significantly. Why so?
Witch hunting arising out of the recent JNU incident is capable of opening up a pandora’s box; entangling the present central government in unnecessary controversy and wasting its energy. India is big enough and with roots deep enough to take such incidents in its stride and to focus on the most pressing goals of all round peace, prosperity and development.
Do ghosts exist? Is there a world of the supernatural?
Well, I haven’t till date seen any ghost. But I have had some honest to god experiences which makes me certain that the supernatural does exist!
The subject matter of reservation is a contentious one, near always in news and – not infrequently – the cause of considerable conflict and disturbance. Jargon and cliche generally abound in discussions relating to the subject matter; which rather than helping, often confound the perspective.
The present write up seeks to put across the issues lying at the heart of the subject matter in a manner as to help lessen the debate and agression on the subject.
Phantom is a Super-Hero.
Phantom has saved the lives of thousands of other dogs, mules and horses. With time, the number of dogs, mules and horses he would have saved would climb into millions and more.
This is the real-life story of how he achieved this grandest of feats.
On one side there is a very sorry state in much of the Indian countryside and there are ever increasing problems, on the other side, in urban centres on account of the rural immigration taking place on account of the rural deprivation. It does not take any genius to see that rural development PRIORITIZATION is an absolute must to bring the lines of development in India on a rational scale and measure.
Then why such appropriate prioritization by successive central governments is not happening?
Nationalists are persons who by virtue of the sincerity of the feeling they have for humanity at large are able to turn their activities to the betterment of their more familiar and near surroundings that their nation represents, including its defence against any destructive or harmful threat; but, in the same breath, are also able to connect with a warm heart with the global humanity at large.
Nationalism & internationalism – far from having any mutual contradictions – strongly merge and flow into each other.
Both as a matter of working and thinking of principles of natural justice as also the reading of human history – both not removed from each other; the concept of secularism seems eminently justified and worthy of entire support.
And secularism is not a concept borrowed from the west. The propaganda that secularism is a concept borrowed from the west has to be shred apart. Secularism, very much to the contrary, is rooted in Indian thought from the very ancient times and has been poised and reflected in the most prestigious repositories of such thought, belief, culture and practice.
Interference with matters of religious practice forming arguably the subject matter of a civil code by the State has to be SELECTIVE AND NOT UNIFORM; to be couched and shaped by the degree of objection that any such particular religious practice may invite having regard to secular concepts of justice or propriety.
This inequality needs to be combated and it is possible to do so in a practical and reasonable manner.
On one side is extreme privatisation promoted by capitalists and on the other side lay extreme state monopoly advocated by communists. In between, however, there is space for public and private sector participation which would still place money in the hands of the government instead of all of it going to top business houses, which money would be possible to be put to the betterment of the deprived sections.
Maruti India had started out as a government-suzuki participation and did well. Why can’t such examples be increased ?
The minister’s towel was nowhere to be seen. It was absolutely urgent that it was found. Or heads were going to roll. After an earth-shaking hunt, it was finally unearthed. But from where and how ?
The question now – occupying considerable public debate and discussion in the aftermath of the Pathankot terrorist attack – is what should be India’s reaction and policy towards Pakistan now?
Quite a few from the Indian citizenry seem to be in favour of undertaking military action against Pakistan; while another quarter would like the peace initiative to grow.
The war is not just on the frontiers or that involving terrorists.
In fact, a far, far greater, uglier, much more reprehensible and heinous war – a largely uncontested war where the aggressors rule the roost – is taking place in the streets and roads, villages, houses, public places and slums of India. This is where girls – even babies – and women are so numerously and repeatedly molested, raped and harassed to an unimaginable extent.
National Security Guards (NSG) is supposedly the outfit with particular specialisation for counter-terrorist operations. How does NSG keep itself abreast of the latest techniques, strategies, trainings, weaponry and devices at global level?
NSG is headed by the director-general, who comes from the IPS. The average tenure of all the director-generals of NSG has been just over a year. None of these director-generals heading the NSG & coming from the IPS have ever been a part of any action group of the NSG. Are such heads of the NSG the right persons to lead premier counter-terrorist outfits then?
Criminal defamation proceedings, in the last few years, seem to have become much more numerous. Recently the Supreme Court has asked the central government whether it is possible to dilute the criminal defamation provisions in the IPC. Actually it’s just not the dilution, but also the safeguards that are required in the criminal defamation provisions. Here are the suggested manner of dilution and safeguards that need to be undertaken to the current criminal defamation provisions.
KNOWLEDGE IN ALL ITS FORMS AND ITS CONSTRUCTIVE USE IS WHAT DRIVES PROGRESS OF ECONOMIES. THE ALL VITAL QUESTION, THEREFORE, HOW TO SHAPE THE EDUCATION POLICY AS TO BEST FURTHER THE PROGRESS OF ECONOMY AND NATION.
When Nehru commenced the Space research program for India; the situation was not that dissimilar. Amongst others, it was touted as “needless expenditure”. But today, thanks to Nehru; India has a say and a sound place in space research & is putting satellites of a number of developed countries in orbit !!
THE BACKLOG OF CASES IN OUR COURTS IS THUNDEROUS. AND THE BACKLOGS ARE GOING TO INCREASE EVEN IF THE NUMBER OF COURTS ETC ARE INCREASED. A SOCIETY WITHOUT A PROPERLY WORKING JUSTICE-DELIVERY SYSTEM SPELLS DIRE PERIL FOR ITS INNOCENTS & COMMONS. THE JURY SYSTEM – A BASTION OF JUSTICE DELIVERY SYSTEM IN DEVELOPED JURISDICTIONS – HAS TO BE INTRODUCED.
WE INDIANS LACK INDIVIDUALITY, BUT ARE BURSTING WITH POTENTIALITY ! WITH A POTENTIALITY-FRIENDLY EDUCATION SYSTEM, MIRACLES CAN HAPPEN OVERNIGHT !!
THIS DEFINITION REQUIRES CAREFUL READING. IT COVERS CASES SUCH AS ASSASSINATION OF GANDHI & ACTS OF VIOLENCE ON THE ISSUE WHETHER THEY WERE TERRORIST ACTS OR NOT, APART FROM ACTS OF AGGRESSION AT NATION-SCALE.
The Indian democracy is young, very young. But it seems to have been kicked started ino adulthood as the recent return of awards seems to indicate.
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