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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Nationalism portrayed as Patriotism, IRONY?

Nationalism vs Patriotism

Today, If we search for news(newspaper, news channels or in social media), mostly what we get is about Indo Pak war, Hindu Muslim conflicts & boiling hatred between us. Today the most common thought everyone tries to drive through is either you are Nationalist or Anti-national. Nationalism is portrayed in Canvas as Patriotism irony is most of us are accepting both of them as the same thing.

Nationalism vs Patriotism

"The basic rule of Patriotism is when love for your country & your people come first, Nationalism is when the hate for people other than yours come first"

We all are mature enough to understand this, then why so much fuss & rift? Fact: When about country, everyone tries to drive it through emotions. We all want to serve our country in some way & that is why we are very much get fascinated by the term "Patriotism".  This is the advantage which politicians are always looking for either it is JP Moment, Anna Moment, demonetization, Indo-Pak ties all were/are successful because we believe we are serving for the Nation cause, do we? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
The problem we all have, before supporting such things we never check the actual package but the wrapper & believe whatever it is, I am doing it for Nation cause. While doing so we fall into the trap of being a Nationalist rather that a Patriotic one.

"Patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does"

Somehow, whatever I have written above is covering one face of the betrayed audience, some of us are also opportunist people, having our own agendas, nothing to do with nation cause, our own motives & our own greeds always comes first. Hindu-Muslin hatred, Caste reservations, Quota system & much more blah blah blah, do you think all of this has anything to do with nation cause? No.
These are the people who try to use political parties as tools to support their hidden agendas, either in a frame of communist, nationalist or socialist.

"Democracy get killed that very day when we stop questioning our leaders about their work & start praising them for fooling all of us to fulfil our own greed’s"

Hindu-Muslim hatred is serving in such a way that anyone who supports this is considered as patriotic & who oppose this is termed as "anti-national". Politicians are trying to inject this into our veins & I found them very much successful in doing so.
This thing is such poisonous, that if you speak up the truth, it is creating a rift between friends, family & loved ones. Most of the people who echo that mentality are aggressive as well, they try to bully you, troll you, harass you, defame you. Sometimes you even get the thought "yaar sab mil ke yehi bol rahe hain, kahin ye nafrat he to theek nahi hum sab ke liye, fir baat dhyaan aati hai, ye desh ke liye theek nahi hai".

"Nationalism is an infantile diseaseIt is the measles of mankind."

Now even the crimes are seen through spects of Hindu Muslim hatred
Rape/murder/homicide/genocide to anyone needs to be condemned & we all need to echo our voice in support of the victim to get the justice irrespective of its religion. I have seen people advocating the fact that it was done earlier with people of our religion & now it’s our turn to give them back (Hindu or Muslims), they call themselves "Nationalist". They are feeling even proud of doing so. This mentality is sick & deserve mental treatment "kyonki ye aaj nahi ruka to kal meri kaum ke andar mere he log meri he behan betiyon ke sath ye karenge".

"A criminal is a criminal, a rapist is a rapist, a murderer is a murderer, he doesn't see your surname before committing a crime"

Nationalism kills democracy; they kill each & every voice opposing them.

"Ab kyon bol rahe ho, tab kyon nahi bole. Iss ab tab ke beech be kai wajeef sawaal dafn hain".

Nationalism has nothing to do with nation, they are in fact poison for the developing country because they divide & they rule by creating hatred between all of us. We have witnessed Naziwad of Germany, Faasiwad of Italy in past, That was "Rastravad i.e. Nationalism", what happened? Broken dreams, a disgrace to the country, at last, written apology to the whole world for their thinking & wrongdoing.

"Nationalism is a coalition of pythons, which do nothing for their society but whenever get a chance will take even the last bit of free air from the body of every creature of same society they live"

At last, I was in no mood of writing all this, as it is a very controversial topic & many of you might get offended while reading this blog. It might come as a disappointment, as I am taking a calculative risk of losing my audience. For me, a blog is all about speaking real me & there is no point in hiding, what I feel.

"Mazhab Nahin Sikhata apas Men Bair Rakhna Hindi Hain ham, watan hai Hindustan Hamara, Sare Jahaan se accha Hindustan hamara...."

Nationalism vs Patriotism

Caste Reservation a Boon or a Curse?

Caste Reservation a Boon or a Curse?

I have given my absolute best during my research on caste system & reservation but whenever I tried to write anything about it, I always find myself too mediocre to portray it in the right direction.

"Casteism is a poison which is yet to get an antidote"

The class system was inducted into our culture from the Rig-Vedic period, Intension was to create a healthy society where grades were divided into a framework. The class system was originally segregated in four Varna’s Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas & Shudras. It was originally formed & inducted by keeping karma as the baseline but due to complexity with time "Caste System" took its place & birth was taken as the baseline as it was convenient for a socially stronger section of society to follow.

"My karma will decide my caste, being a Savarna by birth is not a boon but a responsibility"

In the caste system, I describe the magnitude of untouchability taboo for weaker section prior to independence as follows:

If we don't allow other people of the same religion to build their livelihood in the same village we live, don’t allow them to take water from the same well we drink, don't allow them to visit temples, don't allow them to sit with us & don't allow their children’s to even get education, don't allow them to do any respective work/job to earn living & treating them less a human & more as taboo or untouchable.  Then we have no right to complain, how Britishers were treating us & why that socially weaker section (Shudras) were changing their religion from Hindu to Muslim or to Christian.

"Caste is not in the blood through which we can relate with but a sick state of mind which leads to a weak & intolerant society"

In Mahabharata, Karna & Ekalavya were the prime examples of how society treats the lower caste section in the past. Nobody was ready to give them respect, knowledge & treatment they deserve. Whatever they were able to achieve was on the basis of their sheer talent & determination. Keeping karma into account they were true Savarna’s, In addition to it "Karna was even a great donor & often regarded as Danveer Karna".

ऊँच-नीच का भेद  मानेवही श्रेष्ठ ज्ञानी है,
दया-धर्म जिसमें होसबसे वही पूज्य प्राणी है।
क्षत्रिय वहीभरी हो जिसमें निर्भयता की आग,
सबसे श्रेष्ठ वही ब्राह्मण हैहो जिसमें तप-त्याग।

To give representation to socially & educationally weaker section along with SC & ST in public sector, reservation comes into picture during the initial draft of our Constitution. A total of 22.5%(15% to SC & 7.5% to ST) of all central government employment were reserved for them(Jobs, promotions & seniority). It was also mentioned that it needs to be get reviewed after 10years & then parliament will take a call on its progression or suspension.

"Reservation is a dangerous game which government plays to dis-root society to fulfil his hidden greed’s in the name of empowerment"

Years go by, but not does the reservation from Nehru to Indra, Indra to VP/Mandal, Mandal to ABB/kamandal, kamandal to Manmohan, Manmohan to Modi. Review in parliament never happened, all thanks to great caste & vote bank politics. Strangely reservation exceeded from 22.5 to 49.5% now (27% OBC) & it was even granted for all public educations institutions as well.

"Caste system is like a Chameleon having many shades each one is more poisonous than the other one"

The intention behind the induction of cast reservation was government will bring social & educational reforms so that socially weaker section will get the opportunity to educate themselves (academic & socially) & further get the representation with the help of reservation in society. It was expected that with time, the socially weaker section will get its representation in society & we will reach a stage that reservation will be no longer required. Contrary, social reforms never came & only beneficiaries of reservation were the non-deserving creamy layer of the socially weaker section.

"A nation/society will lose its shine & talent when undeserving people will start getting praise & opportunity from politicians in the name of caste reservation"

You will find it hard to digest that we have 27% of reservation for OBC but only 12% seats are actually filled in public sector & it is not allowed to fill the backlog with deserving candidates (Non-reservation). The question arises, why it is like such? The reason is even harder to understand, the dropout rate for the socially weaker section till secondary education is still more than 83% which was 97% at the time of independence, strange? Let me make you even more familiar with statistics out of rest 17% only 9% will reach up-to higher education & more than 50% of that 9% is from the creamy layer of the socially weaker section.

"The section which is socially & educationally weaker & actually need this reservation, never stand a chance"

What is the creamy layer? Son of an SC/ST/OBC government employee or an MLA/MP called as the creamy layer as they are no longer socially & educationally weaker & do not need any reservation. Contrary, That section is getting that quota reservation(most of them are non-deserving) & deserving candidate will lose the opportunity due to this flawed system. An amendment came to restrict the creamy layer to get the reservation but as expected its implementation is far from reality.

"Harijan to wahin hain aur ab sath me Savarn ke halat bhe kharab hai, fayada to har baar ke tarah unn avasar vadiyon ne he uthaya hai"

History has shown us, politicians & rulers always divide us to rule. Mugals, Britishers & our own black/brown Indians are no different, they are all from the same breed called as politics. Lalu, Nitish, Mulayam are OBC & Mayawati, Ramvilas & Ram Nath Kovind are Dalits. Though most of them are not using reserved seats to contest the election but every single political party is guilty of using caste card during the election & thereafter. They just want all of us to see ourselves as the victim of other Varna’s/Caste & in-turn help them to fulfil their hidden greed’s via vote bank & caste politics.

"Sarkar parda numayish ke hunar se khoob wakif hai, ye har uthne wale wajib sawal par Shavarno aur Daliton ka parda daal deti hai...........

Caste reservation is all about representation of socially & educationally weaker section (both criteria need to be fulfilled) in public sector/society, which also faced caste discrimination over a period of time, it is not a reform to empower the poor’s. One such PIL from a poor Brahmin boy was rejected by giving the same explanation "though this Savarna boy is poor but never faced such discrimination or representation crisis in society".

"Don't allow caste to dictate your fate, It is just a state of mind a notion, life is much more beyond this"

I deliberately portray this subject as a story rather than keeping it straight on data & statistics as it is a blog & my intention is to find the right direction rather than cursing our past as a documentary. In my opinion, caste reservation was inducted as a boon in the constitution for weaker section & with time our politics have turned it into a curse for everyone & for generations to come.

"As per Bhagwat Geeta everyone is Shudra by birth & I am no different; I will not use my caste to defend myself, let my karma speak about me"

Caste Reservation

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Degradation of Humanism: Breaking Stereotype


      The journey from home to workplace & vice versa is not only about physical exhaustion but more about the dissolution of personality. We can’t describe it as the struggle, a struggle is more to do with temporary obstacles. We all are living/performing in two Trans in a single frame. Contrary to perceptions life outside is a bit easy in comparison to life within, it takes more than the assurance to please ourselves & only final effort counts.

“Inner core is the courage who keeps you relevant irrespective of how difficult will be the time”

     My intention is not to go hard on circumstances but more to do with degrading lifestyles. People don’t have much time for themselves & they still talking about conquering the world. These days it’s rare to have a healthy discussion within & so reflects on the personality as well. Glossy smile, people struggling with keeping patience, we rarely see off others, resistance to failures not by improving but through ignorance & of course imaginary social media life.

     I am not saying we were perfect in the past & we faltered now. In fact, it’s no exaggeration, If I say we are as stupid in past as we are now but with time we have lost humanism a bit, we have lost the art of self-realization & to share to express it with others. It was common in the past that we all have some story to tell irrespective of how mediocre we were. The success, the failures, the struggle, the regrets, the proud moments, the pinch & all of these laced together with emotions to form a meaningful life & we were no short of ideas to had a healthy discussion.

“Every life irrespective of how ordinary it is having many unfolds tales to tell…..


       I am not sure when we started thinking this way that unfolding ourselves with our close buddies would present ourselves weak. When we turn so diluted, that now the discussion is only limited to exaggerating self-epithet, politics & back-bitching of others, its plain negativity. Not sure how spreading negativity will help us to present ourselves in a stronger frame?

      On the contrary in process of proving ourselves superior to others, we are ignorant to inner voice & in the absence of soul's voice, we start believing that what negative illusion we are spreading outside is actually our inner voice. This is called “degradation of humanism”. Ironically we lost ourselves & turned into a feed data robotic machine which believes what we said, what we heard & what we interpreted are all true & in the interest of our family & our nation. We are celebrating this as festival & our soul is crying as we have lost our “strength of dissent”.



     I am having no shame in accepting that my two-year-old son is far more human than me. If you compare the behavioural aspects towards those poor’s to which even after sharing a penny or so & that’s too with some distance, I felt good about myself. My son is bit different, he even doesn’t care about protocols, the standards the hierarchy,  if someone shows his love irrespective of how poor it is my son don’t shy to show it back, he sits on his lap & pampers him i.e. unconditional love. He is filled with Ideas & never be shy about sharing/expressing them with us & don’t get mistaken it is not only about good things, but he also shares his stupidity, his failures, his struggles & most of all his naughty point of view.  It gives him a space to improve himself by getting feedback from our experiences.

     At this point, you all may think that how stupid I am to compare the adulthood with infant life as with time & age his behaviour & attitude to deal with different situations will change & I agree to it. That’s my point, why it happens?

    I have given two example first demonstrate our failure to understand humanity, most of the times giving money to beggars are not actually helping them but pulling them further towards deep dark reality of poverty & human trafficking, on the contrary side my son gestures show them the respect/love they deserve & it’s more about breaking stereotypes, it gives everyone a message that we all are on the same page begging is not an option & we all need to work hard to earn every penny.

        The second example shows us about our reality, most of us are all weak to acknowledge our struggle, failures, mistakes & only admits success & that creates an illusion of a perfection which we never were/are

“In process of achieving a single objective in outside world by ignoring our inner voice, we are unconsciously losing much more important battles within….

       It is not that hard to correct lifestyles, the only hard part is to take initiative. Talk to yourself more often & search for the solutions, doesn’t shy to express yourself with close buddies, admit your failures & work on them, rest your inner voice will keep you on the ground & more human.

“Living life is only for those who understand & conquer the conflicts within, whom able to see themselves in the mirror, otherwise we all know how it feels to take the breath & live like a machine…..


Demonetization: Struggle for Existence | Hard Reality


Demonetization in terms of India

When government revoke the legal tender written on the Indian currency i.e. Oath ('मैं धारक को “xx” रुपए अदा करने का वचन देता हूंor “I PROMISE TO PAY THE BEARER THE SUM OF xxxxx RUPEES”) signed by Indian Reserve Bank Governor Would be no longer valid.

Personal Experience with Demonetization

I still remember the date 8th Nov 2016, I was travelling from my office back home, It was late around 9:00 PM, I was bit tired & and also thinking about my sister wedding arrangements as we were already on the countdown as it was scheduled for 17th of Nov.

I received a phone call from my wife & I was used to start/hear phone discussion with my wife with magic words “ILU”.  It was a bit different as her voice was a bit shaky, I said what happened & she replied where are you? I said on my way back home. She inquired again: On your way back, is it possible for you to visit an ATM? It was a bit awkward & I again asked what happened & this time she replied: Demonetization post-midnight & I said what?? She again said firmly “1000 & 500” currency notes are no longer valid, I again said what? She replied you heard it right, I said OK & dropped the call. I was shell-shocked as we were already less on cash& all the arranged wedding vendors’ were dealing in cash only. I visited multiple ATMs but all in vain as almost all the ATMs were having old currency notes & others are having panic/long queues but no money. I came back home dejected & slept.

Next day early morning, I again visited many ATM’s to get some money & what I had seen was never-ending queues outside the bank & ATMs, total chaos, panic, hue & cry. The only thing missing was the money in banks & ATMs. I never left hope, with my father I visited every Bank/ATMs/relative/ bureaucrat/political leader in order to get new currency notes, most of the efforts went In vain. I still remembered that whenever I said that Idea is idiotically implemented, most of the so-called pseudo-economists within family/relations/neighborhood tried to interrupt me & justifying the fact it is all for our good, during that daunting time I heard the best punchline of my life i.e. "You are in pain but the Nation will Gain" another one is "Indian customs are flawed do marriage in court, save un-necessary wastage of money". With luck & with the help of few good people/relatives/family/vendors we were able to arrange some money & marriage was done in the whatever mere/silent way possible.

As I lived that pain & dejection, after my sister marriage I felt bit relieved & immediately decided to dig deeper into the implementation of demonetization as what I saw/observe on the ground (I was a bit more on the ground simply because I have to arrange a lot more money for the wedding) i.e. Panic/chaos/pain in Banks & their ATMS was completely different from what was shown in newspaper & news channels. Things were fishy, everyone is suffering but still, there were only two kinds of people one pro & the other were anti demonetizations.

Government version in favour of abrupt induction of Demonetization

There was no absolute version of government for abrupt induction of demonetization, the government keeps on changing their primary goalposts/version on the basis of outcome from day 1 to this day. The way the government keeps on changing the objectives it seems even they were unsure of the outcome/results of the demonetization.

Pilot Version (8th Nov 2016) # Demonetization was inducted primarily to target black money & to counter fake notes/currency which was in circulation during that period.

Goalpost shifted to (27th Nov2016) liquidation of currency & step towards a cashless/digital economy, It was not even mentioned during the pilot version of government & to target the corruption of the privileged. Then again Goalpost shift to (7th Dec 2016) force Indians to put “domestic savings lying idle at home” into the banking system, so that banks can use that money to “give loans at lower interest rates”, further shift to version (27th Dec 2016) demonetization had neutralized the money held by Maoists, terrorists and human traffickers, thereby cutting off their business. Again a shift (11th Jan 2017) “It is to target verification of suspect substantial deposits is likely to widen and deepen the tax base" after demonetization.

Final Version/Goalpost (30th August 2018) # After the RBI released its data on 99.3% of demonetized, Government said that people had not understood what demonetization was. The goal of demonetization was redefined once again. "Object of demonetization was that India is predominantly high cash economy therefore that scenario requires to be significantly altered."


Flawed Implementation

I said it earlier & I am repeating it again that the way government abruptly inducted demonetization was way off target. There were flaws in planning & implementation, what economist observed that government had not assessed risk factor well & whatever we had seen was a mere reactive action rather than proactive to deal with complications post demonetization, which was eventually never enough.

1). India simply doesn't have the infrastructure for a cashless economy.
2). Introducing higher denominations (Rs. 2000 note) facilitates black cash.
3). The government was completely underprepared new ₹2000 notes were smaller than old notes and ATMs have not been modified to dispense them. Thus, ATMs were storing less cash and thus running out faster.
4). Sensationalized the move and announced with great drama caused chaos with Many myths were spun around it, which made people panic. ATMs reporting long lines and establishments refusing to offer change.
5). In the absence of cash & POS device in hospitals, some hospitals were even denying treatment.
6). Cash is a tiny portion of black assets only 6%, the Major portion is gold &properties.
7). A study shows it is worthless in India case to go demonetization as printing cost of new currency (12000 crores) will be more than the fake currency (400 crores) in circulation.

Demonetization Aftermath

After effects of demonetization are a mixed bag, we gained some & we lost some. At last when we are summarizing the facts that what we actually gained & what we eventually lost. The resultant is disastrous we have no point defending & we have to admit that we lost much more than what we eventually gained.

 99.3% of old currency back in system, Fake currency claim backfires as printing cost of new currency (12000 crores) was way more than fake currency (400 crores) in circulation, Government claim on attack on terrorism also prove fishy as fatal incidents after demonetization increase to 93 leading to deaths in Kashmir, including security forces, militants, and civilians. The sensationalization of demonetization created chaos & panic everywhere Bank & their ATMs reporting long lines and around 150 citizens lost their lives. GDP received a severe beating & India also lost the status of the fastest growing economy, Country lost 2.25 lakh crores rupees to develop demonetization background infrastructure. India lost 15-20 lakhs jobs & more than 50% of the micro, small& medium scale industries due to unavailability of cash in the system, Number of tax filer increase by 11 lacks but all of them file income of 2.7 lakh i.e. beginning of tax slab that means a very small taxable amount. Housing/property sector seen constant price tags after a long time, that kept on spiking in the past.

Opinion on Demonetization

The way demonetization was bulldozed with flawed planning & implementation due to which government left with only option to keep on changing its versions/objectives but at the same time never come short while sensationalized it & advertising/portraying it as a great success. The opposition may doubt that the immediate objective was just to weaken other parties for UP elections & get immediate attention from the voters as they initially projected it as the biggest attack against black money.

“We must understand that Implementation is important but it is equally important to understand the intention. In my view, if the intention was holy/evil, the outcome will only be the mere reflection of what was planned/drafted behind the curtain”

 After the RBI released its data on 99.3% of the demonetized currency was came back to system & attack on black money proved out to be a mere myth & Outcome of demonetization also reflected that we lost much more than what we eventually gained.

It seems the government is now trying to divert attention from the real deal & at the same time shifting its goalposts/objectives further. While seeing all this happening, I want to quote two lines written by a known Shayar”

“Tu idhar udhar ki na baat kar, ye bata ki kaafila kyun luta..
mujhe rahzano se gila nahin, teri rehbari ka sawaal hai…..

I have lived that pain when people were in the dilemma to either celebrate the national interest or cry against their own misery. Every time I think about it the oath will go by my eyes & it seems it remains always be in my subconscious mind for then, now & forever.

'मैं धारक को “500/1000” रुपए अदा करने का वचन देता हूं

I have seen some people advocating the implementation of demonetization with their non-existent logics & trying to bully others with their pseudo-national aggression. The truth is out & as expected demonetization had not done well but so as our democracy.  No-one can take that out from me that I was not criticizing the demonetization but its implementation from that day to this day & I felt my version was/is right.

 "When I criticized the implementation of Demonetizations, people called me sick & ask me to think in the national interest, which I was eventually doing. I have learned with all my experience that a "sick person" is 1000 times less dangerous than a "bunch of blind followers" for their own motherland"

Disclaimer # All the information provided in this blog are from various sources & the interpretation above is only as per my understanding, it is just a blog & not an article. Please do your own research before reaching any conclusion. I am leaving rest to you & your fine sense of judgement.


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