India can not look at top of Maslow’s hierarchy for “haves”, when a large section of “have nots” are not even touching base of Maslow’s hierarchy.
On a warm Saturday as I drove towards vehicle repair station which is located next to a labour colony of an industrial zone, I came across the other side of India. Not the first time in my life though, every time it happens I understand what highest priority India has as a nation. This is a side of India no Indian can be proud of after more than 60 years of Independence. A poverty ridden dirt box where people in thousands lack Basic qualities of Life. It is not imperative here to describe the scenery of the poverty zones of an Asian country for readers to have right imagination of dirt box – The slums. However it useful to describe as it would provides right platform for the main argument presented in the article.
The slums of Mumbai are a living place with pathetic quality of life. Pathetic is a very soft description. Inhuman would be the most apt word. An idea of house here is worse than an Western Public Toilet. Kids play around where gutter water overflows on roads and on water pipes. The eatables are sold next to public dustbins. Here personal space is negative as single room houses are cramped with medium to large size families. A huge population of India lives but not with respectable living conditions.
This leads me to wonder what is India’s highest priority in 2015 ? How would ever a child in slums get as much access to resources as a child born in West or even in prosperous sections of India. A child born with access to world’s best resources is likely to be 50 years ahead in time to the child who lacks basics like access to clean water, hygienic food , a school with decent facilities and finally a park to play. This means we all have one date as mankind. But a generation of kids in 2015 are growing up in 1960 s. Their birth dates do not actually represent the living conditions they have.
In India state governments and central government see announcement of billion dollar investments as a sign of working governments. News papers are filled with pictures of government officials signing of trade agreements. Question that remains unanswered is — Does it give a poor child a quality food in the evening ? Does it give poor child a glass of clean drinking water ? Does it provide a poor child enough level playing field so that he is in a position to compete with a child who is 50 years ahead by birth ?
What India needs right now is not fulfilment of aspirations of tho se who have gone beyond Maslow’s hierarchy of – Physiological needs, Safety Needs, Love and Belonging, Esteem and Self Actualisation. India does need a bullet train but not now. All it needs is trains where people are not cramped like animals to be taken on a slaughter day. India needs ambulances which reach you in less than 10 minutes irrespective of your economic status. India needs housing which is cheap and yet complete with basics facilities of life. Indian public spaces require assurances that no bomb would go off killing people in hoards. India needs air which is pollution free. India needs farmers who don’t commit suicide. India needs food with as much high quality as it is sold under the tag of export quality. India needs food distribution system where producer of food makes more money than seller of the food. List is big. The point is India can not look at top of Maslow’s hierarchy for “haves ” unless large section of “have nots” are not even part of Maslow’s hierarchy. Any rise in growth rate and GDP is not worth unless it results in availability of basic of life to one and all. Any trade agreement is not a success unless it redistributes wealth among the citizens.
Poverty is not just a curse. It is the biggest form of violence. It is the biggest form of terrorism. It is the crime of highest order by any state in not giving basics of life to its citizens – to all of its citizens
A nation where youth jumps red signal at will is unlikely to have strong future.
Red signal Countdown….. 7, 6 ,5, 4, 3, 2,…..This is not green signal. It is still Red.
“An extremist is not just the enemy of the other religions he tries to decimate but it is in fact a bigger enemy of the religion he believes he represents”.
“India can also witness forced mass conversions, genocide and another 1947, if ideologies of ISIS, Boko Haram or Al Shabaab touch the Indian Soil”.
What thought drives a religious extremist has been the question I have always been trying to find answers for. Although on the face of it the reasons appear to be religious, I have never been able to find conclusive answers as I am always distracted because of a suspicion in my mind that somewhere behind presence of religious extremism in Middle East & Africa, there possibly exist a western crony capitalist system which thrives on turbulence in these areas. For the proposed frame of this article I keep this point to be written over on some other day.
Coming to the thought that might drive an extremist, it is widely believed that an extremist is driven by the following ideology –———– Only my God is God & hence if you do not follow my God you are not actually following any God. And those who don’t follow god (Non Believers) are either have to be killed or converted. And while bringing this thought into reality among the non believers if any believer gets death, he gets Heaven.
If this thought is to be believed to be true and accepted as the only reason behind birth of the organizations like ISIS, Boko Haram & Al Shabaab, we the citizens of this world have a serious problem on our hand which if unaddressed can wipe civilizations off this earth and bring great disrepute to the religion the extremists represent.
India’s first and foremost concern should be to find out if such ideologies are finding roots in India.
Having said that the ghost of religious extremism is not new to India. The extremism has been there since known and documented history of India. Be it multiple attempts of destruction of somnath temple, be it systematic humiliation of Kashmiri Pundits, be it war of panipat – religious extremism has been very much a threat.
My worst fear is that there exists a certain class of pseudo secularists – political people and media who will look the other way when such demon might be coming up in India. Vote is important than justice after all.
India’s concern is not the presence of an extremist within its territories. Because the extremist can easily be located & handled as he prefers to be visible in order to inspire many others. He does not befriend the non believers to make them believe in his god. The real trouble is to deal with those people who refuse to comprehend threat of extremism as real. It is not as much difficult to deal with extremist as much it is to deal with people who overlook the presence of extremist or undermines the threat an extremist poses to the civilizations.
History of Extremism in India is rarely studied, scrutinized and addressed in modern India. The bitter truth of extremism is typically avoided with an idea – Extremism has no colour. To me this would be the biggest lie ever told on earth.
History is more important than any school teacher that has ever told you. It is much more than remembering dates and saluting Heros. Purpose of history is to be able to take steps in right direction so as to avoid the darker side of history repeating itself. There is no shame in learning from mistakes that may have happened in handling extremism in the past.
To stop the Ideology of extremism from proliferating in India it is important and urgent that we act ruthlessly against the extremist with strict laws and their ruthless implementation. The vigilance teams, investigation teams and the Judiciary is kept completely untouched from political bias and interference.
We also must remember that we are acting against the ideology of the extremist and not the religion he represents. If we are mistaken about the fight against the ideologies of an extremist as fight against the religion he represents then unknowingly we are creating another extremist in ourselves.
And most importantly we need to act now before extremism becomes too big to be handled
through a political solution.
(This article is no way intended to support Mr Modi as a PM candidate. However it tries to uncover the dual yardstick of justice which writer URA carries.)
Why it is important to write on U R Ananthamurthy (URA)? And that too on kapilnaik.com which is a political blog and URA belongs to the world of literature.
Well for readers of this blog who have not followed Kannada literature, let me give very brief introduction of URA. He is the winner of Jnanpith Award – India’s highest award in literature. He is also a recipient of Padma Bhushan. He is by no means an ordinary Indian. Certainly to many in India he is an intellectual of very high standards.
But then it is the hypocrisy in his political opinions and actions which make me write this article on him.
Recently at a literary function in Bangalore, Mr URA said – “I don’t want to live in a world where Modi is Prime Minister.” ……… Oh really Mr URA?
Let me get some of the historical facts about URA out of bag for the readers. He holds a PHD from England – a country which ruled India for 150 years. A country which destroyed India’s wealth, self respect and honour rendering us to have mentalities that of a slave. Good Enough. Nothing wrong in this. But is not a hypocrisy that getting a PHD from England (which ruled India) is acceptable to URA but not staying in India with Modi as PM. Further why Mr URA did not give his PHD back to Burmingham University after England attacked Iraq for supposedly having WMD. They have still not found WMD. May be URA can help them to find one.
This is just one piece of his hypocrisy. Let me strip his burqa of hypocrisy apart further.
According to news published in ‘THE HINDU’ on 16th March 2004, he was ready to contest Loksabha Election from South Banglore with support from congress. Surprised I am, he was ready to fight the election with support from a party directly linked with – 1984 anti Sikh riot and emergency of 1975. But he cannot stay in a country where Mr Modi is PM. Can URA plz care to explain these double yardsticks of justice?
He can stay in a country where Kashmiri Pundits are mass slaughtered and driven out of valley destroying secular fabric of India. He can stay in a country where emergency is imposed. He can stay in a country where the migrants from Bangladesh have ID cards of Indian Establishments. He can stay in a country where people cross the border and take training from ISI to destabilize India. He can seek support from a party whose president was allegedly linked with Bofors scam. But he cannot stay in a country where Modi is PM.
What I find is URA is not consistent in his thinking. He is not impartial as a writer. As a writer he is expected to think logically for establishment of Justice. His idea of justice is influenced by his ideology which makes him no different from BJP or Sangh Pariwar. If one has to distance himself, one should distance from 1984 riots , Godhra Train Burning and 2002 riots as all the events are really equally unfortunate to have taken place in history of India.
I don’t wish at that the intellectual like him should leave this country which is already depleted with intellectuals. He can really be a driver for change in India provided he does what he can do best – Create finest literature. But I don’t think he has proved himself to be a balanced opinion maker in politics of India.
But if he insists on leaving this country, I have a request to him. Let us know where he wants to go. Western countries where capitalist war mongers rule. Europe which made colonies all over the world or how about Middle East where you would need a microscope to find the democracy. I guess for him the best country to be in is Pakistan. Because only staying in Pakistan will make him realize that Hindu is the most tolerant religion closest to humanity and Savarkar was not a divisive figure but an icon of nationalism.
And he will also realize if anywhere in the world, the interests of the minorities are best safe guarded, it is in Hindu India – even with Modi as PM. And I am proud of this fact.
How about this selection for Mr URA? As I write this article I have just come across news of an Indian getting shot in Kenya in a mall for failing to answer question on Islam. I am hearing an announcement – This is final boarding call to Mr URA for a flight to Kenya. Plz proceed for boarding.
(This article is no way intended to support Modi as PM candidate. However it tries to uncover the dual yardstick of justice which URA carries.)
Note: Any correction to distortion of the facts is most welcome.
Category: Non Fiction
Rating: Must Read
Book is published in 2009. It is written by veteran journalist and writer Imtiaz Gul.
A fascinating book which one would want to read in one single sitting. Imtiaz Gul has written a gem.
Book takes readers inside FATA region where militancy is thriving for last 30 years now. Reading this book is a journey, a journey which ends into destination of thorough understanding of FATA regions, its sharply divided non progressive intolerant tribes and multi dimensional religious radicalism associated with FATA region. Readers of this book will be able to connect dots of drug lords, religious radicalism, and intelligence agencies operating in FATA region.
Apart from providing historical details of war going on in FATA region, book successfully helps reader to guess what is stored ahead for people of Pakistan.
This book unfolds how Pakistan’s strategic depth in Afghanistan has gone wrong and how snakes once they nurtured to fight against Russians in Afghanistan and against India in Kashmir have made Pakistan an epicenter of world terrorism. And irony is those terrorist are doing damage more to Pakistan than they were supposed to do to Hindu India.
A book kapilnaik.com rates as Must Read.
Ajmal Kasab’s fate is sealed by Mr Presidnet – Pranab Mukherjee. Mr Mukherjee, kapilnaik.com congratulates you for rejecting kasab’s mercy petition. We hail you as real son of Bengal. We are proud of you. Kapilnaik.com will only say with love – Omar Dada , Pranav dada.
The original royal Bengal tiger, mahanayak -Subhash Chandra Bose from where ever he is watching will be happy to know a true son of Bengal did it.
We also congratulate home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for executing the operation X with top secrecy. It is not for media to know in advance the plans of home ministry. Profit driven media houses did not deserve this ‘breaking news’ to know before it happened.
Is Pakistan a friend or an enemy. This question can be answered with reflex action. It need not go to brain as answer does not require an Indian any sort of analysis to do. Answer is it is an enemy.
Now when I say enemy I mean an enemy at state level and not on individual level. I am not writing in context of friendship between gavaskar and zaheer abbas – ex cricketers from India and Pakistan. I am writing in context of nations.
A nation which is (Pakistan) formed upon idea of separatism based on religion can never be friendly with nation (India) they parted ways with. If they had to live with us peacefully they would have done it any way by staying with Hindus. Fact is they (Pakistan) dislike Hindus because Hindus believe in god which is not what god they believe in. If two persons cannot live together, can they live next to each other? May be on personal level yes. But in case of India and Pakistan the answer is no.
And it is no because Pakistan is not content on deal they got in 1947. A separate land for Islam. A pak land. Pak means pure. Pure because it ideally does have anyone who believes in god apart from Allah. With people believing in god apart from Allah it becomes impure. Away from impure people (as they do not believe in Islam). They want more damage to be done to the impure land. One more. One more. Untill it is bled out completely.
Ajmal Kasab is product of such anti Hindu system. Death would fetch you Jannat for your heroic attack on India is how fundamentalist are brainwashed. Now that Ajmal Kasab was ready to go to Jannat in many pieces India can help him do so, that too without any detriment. India can hang him and Kasab will go to Jannat in one piece. Much better deal that what he was ready for – going to Jannat in multiple pieces.
In a land of predominant Hindu Population dussehra festival is of immense importance. It refers to Lord Rama’s victory over the ten-headed demon king Ravana. The day also marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the demons Mahishasur.
It is the day of victory of good over evil.
India has missed out on dussehra of 2012 but there is 2013. Hang Kasab on dussehra day as it would symbolize victory of good over evil.
But this will not be done by Indian government. ……… shhhhuuuuuuuuuuuu. Silence Plz , we are secular.
His bowling was lethal. His looks were charming to fine young girls. His leadership skills on cricket field were widely appreciated. He was a man from across the border and yet popular in India. Name is Imran Khan. The handsome khan.
On 20th of October 2011 in a political rally Khan bowled a no ball. Imran compared presence of Indian Army in J & K to presence of US Army in some part of the world.
“Did the Americans succeed in Afghanistan? Is the Indian Army more powerful than the US Army? When the Americans couldn’t succeed, how can you succeed with 700,000 troops that are involved in excesses?”. – Imran Khan
First Mr. Khan, let me share a piece of history with you. What you called Pakistan today it never existed before 1947. So before you question existence of Indian Army in J & K, we can very well question existence of your own country itself as such.
Inida would have appreciated if you asked snakes in your own backyard to leave your country or speak of India’s most wanted person or MBA institutes in POK where passed out get masters in religious fanatism. That would have been more fitting to your image of Oxford pass out. You are continuing the legacy of your predecessors – You cannot be acknowledged as leader of Pakistan unless you spread hatred for people across the border. We do feel sorry for fate of your nation. It can never have agents of change who will speak for their own country rather than speaking against some other country. Pakistan has to hate country which gave them birth with belief as if India is occupying Pakistan’s land. Let me tell you it is the other way round. Your whole country is placed on what was once Hindustan.
So stop interfering on India’s internal matters to make political gains. If you question existence of Indian Army, we question existence of Pakistan itself.
And coming to army occupation what a country can do when radicals aim to do ethnic cleansing of other religions taking moral, financial & infrastructural support from across the border. If Indian army cannot be in J & K, then where it should be? Should it come out of J & K and guard Imran Khan when he visits south Mumbai to stay with one elite business house.
Handsome khan need not have to turn so ugly while he is glutton for highest post in his country. Worst is he is following same dirty path of his predecessor – Hate India.
It seems Arundhati is confounded about idea of nationalism. Anti establishment sentiments appeal to her wisdom more than constructive criticism of establishment from within.
I would have chosen to become a disciple of Arundhati Roy, had she shared the dais with Abdul Kalam and urged Muslims of India to have him as role model instead of a Separatist who is enemy of the nation and a financial puppet of our neighbours. I would have chosen to become her devotee if she had conveyed that India is a state where a Muslim can become – A president of the Nation, A giant IT company owner with 1.37 weightage on BSE Sensex, Bollywood’s King Khan, Bharat Ratna for his service to musical instrument Shehnai and Captain of Indian cricket side without having being converted to Hindu religion.
Yes freedom of expression does matter in a democracy along with right of self determination. But what Arundhati Roy seems to have forgotten is all those freedoms and rights she openly advocates should necessarily be within the framework of constitution along with a sense of national pride and supreme interest of the nation embedded into them.
Anything outside this framework without loyalty to the national flag is not only undemocratic but also antinational – treason of highest class. Her continuous soft support for Anti Establishment Sentiments give her image of frustrated citizen who sees no hope in fighting the system from within.
Probably Roy needs to visit schools again where one is taught – Ask what I can do for my country instead of what my country can do for me.
By taking side of Separatist leader in the valley, Roy has lost respect of millions of Indians whose heart pumps with excitement every time they listen to national anthem. May be as a consolation prize, she might get support of people who choose not to salute the Indian national flag.
Coming to right of self determination – Right of self determination on choosing nationality for any state today in modern India does not solely lie with the state itself. Behind every 1 Separatist in the valley there are thousands in other states of India who want to protect national territories. Their right matters too.
Sad part is some idiots in the valley do not foresee that their future is best secured with rising economic power that India is instead of following a country in complete disarray. Greater sad part is Arundhati Roy does not realize it either.
If Kashmir has to established as a separate country on the grounds of hate India (as it is predominantly a Hindu nation) then there is another chaotic 21st century Pakistan in the making.
Right of self determination as described by Roy can never be compared with Independence struggle of India. Firstly Delhi is not as much a foreign rule to Kashmir as much as British were to Indians (scope of present article does not go deep into this). Secondly India got independence from British not out of Hate Christianity school of thought (although Hindus suffered from the conversions the most). Churches have been protected in India post 1947. Can it be said about the temples in barbaric north western part of our neighbour’s post 1947 – A country which laid its foundations on hatred for other religions rather than self respect for their own and eventually crucified their own fate.
I would like to share here a wonderful memory here – A Muslim Tabala maestro once happily accepted a small idol of Lord Vitthal from the organizers before the concert. Such majestic and outstanding was the display of his skills in playing Tabala that a Hindu Audience gave him standing ovation for complete 3 minutes. I Hope Arundhati Roy shares such experiences with her friends from the valley.
Arundhati Roy is certainly out of book shelves of many Indians– Forever.
(Coming Soon – In the next article, kapilnaik.com would give a fitting reply to Arundhati’s arguments which she made in her speech in Delhi)
In a country where so many people are below poverty line, someone hitting headlines for misappropriation of funds is a real champion. Let me share here news from IBN live – giving some of India’s statistics which are not so favourite numbers Indians remember.
N C Saxena report gives a shocking figure of % of people below poverty line. Report says 50 % of Indians live below poverty line. It was no surprise report was rejected. And it would be matter of great irony if the Saxena panel was asked to revise the Planning Commission’s 28 per cent figure.
If you are shocked with these figures, hold your breath as I share with you Arjun Sengupta Committee report. It says 79 % of Indians live on less than Rs 20 a day and 836 million Indians remain marginalized and need assistance.
Government of India was smart enough to accept tendulkar report which gave a poverty figure of 37 %. Something easy to digest I guess.
And the critical point here is in a country where there so many of them are poor; winning elections has an open secret. Pump the money in. No wonder after many disgraceful headlines kalmadi’s party has not sacked him. And irony is, it is a party of which mahatma Gandhi was a part of.
Kalmadi can be hailed as a hero where there are so many are poor. He is doing something which people below poverty line cannot do.
I recommend Bharat Ratna for Kalmadi.
And Mr kalmadi need not have to worry about his political future. I assure him it is sound and safe.
Have a look at most prominent Indians here who have made this country proud.
Sanjay Dutt was caught with modern automatic guns allegedly received from anti-national elements. But such is his charisma that, still he successfully finds a place in news papers on his 51st birthday. Probably this country does not want to read how Prakash Amte and his organization celebrates Baba Amte’s Birth anniversary.
Laloo Prasad yadav went to jail in fodder scam. Today he walks free with his head held high in pride. Ask him to deliver speech on ethics, he would mesmerize you.
Sunanda pushkar and Shashi Tharror are now hitting romantic headlines for their proposed marriage after disgraceful days of the past. The whole controversy behind Sweat Equity has turned really Sweet now.
R R Patil made not just an irresponsible statement but insensible as well after Mumbai was under attack in 2008 which arguably costed him his job. Today 2 years down the line he is heading the same department – This is no less than a promotion.
I guess Kalmadi’s party requires kalmadi more than any poor in India. Come elections, it is people like kalmadi who are going to bail the party out.
Probably Mr. Kalmadi is on right track in a democratic India. Let us not denounce our real hero. A Bharat Ratna Kalmadi.
Stunned I was some years back as I read Mr Manmohan Singh’s CV. High in qualification and rich in experience is what one could describe. I thought finally we have a man who can deliver and make changes with iron hand. Some years down the lane I have found I was quick to hope. And not just quick but foolishly quick. It made me realise that CVs can truly be very deceptive and can give false impression of a candidate’s abilities to take up the assignment he has applied for.
Mr Singh was nothing but a spot less face hired by congress to carry out the dirty business behind him. Sadly Mr Manmohan Singh now can easily claim to be one of India’s most successfully failed Prime Minister. A dark spot on a wonderful career. A spot big enough to be recognised as a separate career itself.
We all know and believe that the turban is still clean. But we do not simply want a clean prime minister. We want a performing one also. My appeal to Mr Prime Minister is – Sack Pawar Now. He is not only allegedly involved in murky deals of IPL but also has completely failed to control food prices as an Agricultural Minister. I know it is difficult to sack supreme leader of a party especially when one of your state government banks upon his support. (NCP has 62 seats in Maharashtra Assembly out of 144 jointly held by ruling coalition.)
Let us have a look at Mr Pawar’s statements as Agriculture Minister in last few months. A classic case of how one can contradict his own previously made statements.
7 Nov 2009 : Food prices will decline after the rabi crop
20 Dec 2009 : Says Controlling food prices is responsibility of the states.
11 Jan 2010 : “I am not a fortune Teller.” – To a question when food prices would come down.
13 Jan 2010 : High food price inflation may start moderating in seven to 10 days, following the measures unveiled by the government, said Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday.
25 Jan 2010 : Pawar says 312 districts in the country ie around 55% of the total districts faced drought during kharif season affecting the agriculture produce. But the situation improved after the monsoon revived. The production of wheat will be very good this year due to cold weather condition.
8 Feb 2010 : Mr Pawar ascribed the phenomenon of inflation to the increasing purchasing power of the Indians.
25 Feb 2010 : “Prices of essential commodities have shown declining trend,” Pawar said in the Indian Parliament replying to a discussion on price rise.
Now coming to what are the facts —Latest government data shows that India’s food price index rose 17.58% in the last 12 months.
It is no magic that Mr Pawar still holds the portfolio as his Boss Mr Prime Minister continues giving goody goody speeches against eradication of poverty and corruption, both either directly and indirectly linked with Mr Pawar. Calculation is simple. The fate of ruling coalition in Maharashtra State Assembly would depend upon support from NCP of which Mr Pawar is the Big Boss. We need action Mr Prime Minister that matches thoughts and follows intention.
The whole nation is asking one simple question for which they are not getting answer for a quite a long long time now. How Mr Pawar is doing justice to his role as Agriculture Minister if he is spending too much of his time on cricket related matters?
And the best thing about Mr Pawar is that he is no selfless cricket lover also. The world is surely not so naive not to understand link between politics and cricket especially in an era where money attracts cricket and not the other way round.
Mr prime Minister buck stops at your desk now. Act now or stop acting as if you are acting. Sack the Man. Make him go because he completely deserves to. Quite a few people might argue – “sacking him does not solve problem.” But the fact is keeping him does not solve either.
And Mr Prime Minister, this time for a change you can come out of role of a Italian Puppet and show the country that even Prime Minister can take his own decision.
As I quietly entered pantry with a cheerful morning behind on 6th of April, my attention was captured by flash news on NDTV – Naxalites kill 70 CRPF jawans. A tsunami of shock clubbed with anger hit me. 70 was a big number of jawans for India to lose but not for a 20:20 CRICKET Game which the entire crowd of intellectuals were discussing in the pantry regardless of what was going on the news channel.
A rapid round of questions surfaced in my mind as I sat there feeling disgusted about how not just enemies outside but inside also can kill us – whenever they want and where ever they want. And all we with the massive army at our resort can do is – condemn
Is a Jawan’s compensation less than what a cheer leader is getting to shake their bums for 3 hours? Is the widow of the brave man going to get a job? How much pension she would get? Is it matching with the rising inflation and sky rocketing food prices? Do widows get petrol pumps, they are promised to receive in massive political rallies prior to elections? And if they get any (I doubt completely) are they going to be trained effectively to manage it professionally?
Promises are plenty.
1) Rs 15 Lakh as Ex-gracia from the centre.
2) Rs 10 Lakh from CRPF risk fund
3) Rs 3 lakh as Ex-Gratia from State Government
4) Rs 10 Lakh from state government as part of scheme of anti-naxal operation.
5) Rs 60,000 from CRPF central welfare fund.
I expect the best talent in investigative journalism to work on to see if all the compensation reaches the people who deserve most and not on finding the truth behind an ordinary tennis player’s love for a disgraced cricketer who is from a country which is most definitely supreme enemy of the great nation that India is.
TOI is covering sania marriage issue giving a lot of space on the front page in past few days as if the marriage of Sania is the most critical SOCIO-POLITICAL issue in India and its success or failure determines the fate of Kashmir problem.
I see the whole coverage as no less than ordinary society gossip of how most stunning girl in the society eloped with the ugly looking boy in Flat No XXX.
Coming back to Naxal Attack- P Chidambaram probably made a box office statement in his visit to west Bengal before Naxal attack in his advice to CM of West Bengal about the growing Law and Order problem in west Bengal – The Buck stops at CM’S desk. It should not go beyond that.
Congress leaders were beaten and no wonder home minister was probably for a change doing a postman’s job for high command conveying its message to the CM.
See the link below
Probably home minister was following his fellow minister of Agriculture who after many random and contradictory statements, one fine morning said- Controlling food prices is the responsibility of the state government. I think PC is just a master in subject called “Holding Position without Performance”. Pawar holds a PHD.
And before the dust could settle down from the controversial use of language by the home minister, naxalites landed a deadly blow to operation green hunt killing 70 CRPF Jawans. As the media kept chasing the home minister P Chidambaram post naxal attack to know where does the buck stop now? P Chidambaram this time showed good sense of responsibility and accepted- Buck stops at my desk.
I hope honourable minister it really does. And compensation for slain jawans reaches where it ideally should as media moves in search of breaking news proving it is not just the public memory which is short but the media memory as well.