Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Virtual Power

In the movie Raanjhanaa (2013) there is a scene where the party workers of All India Citizen Party (AICP) are setting up tents for their rally and suddenly police arrives and starts removing the tents with help of their force. Suddenly, Zoya starts a fight with the police and the following dialogues happen.

Kundan: रिकॉर्ड तो नहीं किया ? (did you record?)
Kundan's Friend: हाँ! हो गया। अपलोड करना है क्या ? (Yes! It's done. You want it uploaded?)   
Kundan to police guy: कोई बात नहीं। मैं देख लूंगा। और सर , अगर ये इलेक्शन में हम दो सीट भी जीत गए न तो ट्रांसफर नहीं  करवाएंगे आपका। पक्का ! (Don't worry, I will handle it. And sir, if we manage to win even 2 seats in the next election, then we will not transfer you for sure.)
Police Guy : अरे सर। हमें भी तो ऊपर से आर्डर आते हैं न ! वैसे हमारी आपसे कोई ज्यादती दुश्मनी तो है नहीं।(Oh Sir! We also get orders from above. Isn't it? Otherwise we dont have any personal animosity towards you) Sorry!

This above scene is one such example of showing what I call as a "Virtual Power". It means that you don't have any real power/position/authority over something but you still control it with a probability that you soon will have. So, mathematically it depends on a certain probability say "P", whose value always ranges from 0 to 1. It is very difficult to define it formally so I will try to give some understanding of it using various examples by this post. One of a definitive example is the recent US Presidential Elections in which Donald Trump swept through. Now, after the win, he is called the "president elect", because the term of the old president Obama is still there. At the present time the real power is still held (temporarily) by Obama but Trump has virtual power. So, any police department etc. will think twice before taking any action against Trump. Now, since Trump has won the elections, the probability P = 1 here. It is one of the trivial example of virtual power which lasts for months.
In the Indian political context, the use of virtual power is in abundance throught the history. The trivial examples are obviously after every election results which lasts for some days just between the election results and the oath-taking ceremony which what last for months in USA. However, majority of the times we Indians thrive on the use of non trivial virtual power. In one of my previous post, the addressing of JP was a display of virtual power by JP to Indira Gandhi after which using the real power she declared emergency in India. The impact of this virtual power can be seen in the jails were the leaders were kept. The policemen were often very nice to them as compared to other inmates. The value of P here was very close to 1 which can be concluded by the 1977 election results. Another of these incidents was displayed by L. K. Advani during his famous rath yatra when Lalu Prasad Yadav arrested him in bihar and the coalition government in the center fell down. In 2013-14, this virtual power was exploited a lot by the current prime minister and the then chief minister of the Gujarat state Narendra Modi. That is the primary reason that most of the news media succumbed into him and he was covering more than 90% of the advertisements in the news and most of the media did not raise any questions on him.

In the present time this strategy of showing virtual power is very smartly used by two politicians in two entirely different ways. I am talking about Arvind Kejriwal and Nitish Kumar. Currently Kejriwal has real power in Delhi but is being obstructed on a daily basis by the BJP in center using the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. So, he is campaigning in Punjab and showing his virtual power to his opponents in form of the huge crowds that he is receiving in Punjab. In most of the unbiased surveys AAP is getting 95+ seats out of 117 so it is highly probable that they are crossing the three figure mark.
So, In punjab the value of P tends to 1 so the virtual power is highly effective here. The similar thing he is doing in Goa where most of the unbiased surveys give 15+/40 seats to AAP as the largest party in the place at the present time which is bound to increase in the next two months. Two questions come to mind.
1. What will happen when they will form the two governments?

2. But how will a small delhi based party get recognition nationally?
Look at the image on the right. They will start to get more and more acceptance in the country. The next election after that will be in Gujrat which will happen in December 2017. Effectively that gives them a time period of about 9 months to move their organisational skills in the Gujarat elections. Adding to the anti-incumbency of about 15 years will give them high chance there.

And continuing it to Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh just by using this virtual power play they can win these places one by one because of the time gap between the elections. Finally, the Aam Aadmi Party will be going to the national elections in 2019 with having the state governments in at least 8 states. The value of P as per my understanding here is about 0.9. The big task is to 'unhide' the hidden support base of AAP to gain the virtual power that is required by them.

The way Nitish is using the virtual is more of like an intelligent bluff in a poker game. While Kejriwal is relying on the people for his virtual power, Nitish on the other hand is relying on the politicians. The plan of Nitish Kumar seems to be making tactical political alliances as he is always known for throught his political career. Currently he has the real power in Bihar with RJD as his allaince partner who was his opponent earlier on. But since BJP also has enough seats for him to have a majority required for the government, he is silently flirting with BJP. This was very much visible in the recent demonetization exercise. When he supported the idea but opposed its implementation. He has also rooted for his liquor ban program in UP not for any direct electoral benefits but indirect ones gaining allies. Currently he is trying to get allied with either Akhilesh Yadav or Mayawati using the virtual power that he can show by going soft on BJP policies who will very happily accept him as allies. So, here in reality he is allied to none of the three but he is using the virtual power on each of them for an alliance and they will bring the electoral votes for him in 2019 if any such allaince happens. Quantitatively, I am guessing the value of P here will be very close to 0.8.
After the Demonetization/Currency Exchange move the BJP will be completely defeated by this political strategy. The forces of politicians and public that Nitish and Arvind respectively are trying to create here can may be tackled by the BJP individually using their propagandas like they used during 2013-14 when these forces were not strong and were separate. But here Using Nitish's virtual power on Arvind Kejriwal we can have a possibility of another allaince as one united opposition which will be impossible to counter. Now, How can BJP tackle this? There are various ways.

  1. Create Hindu-Muslim Riots using the sangh parivar (RSS/VHP/Shiv Sena/Hindu Vahini etc.) as usual and claim that hinduism is in danger etc. gain a communal virtual power of their own.
  2. Create a binaries by playing the nationalist's game, where whoever opposes BJP/Modi becomes anti-national.
  3. Declare Early elections in their states like Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh.
  4. Create Propoganda of Modi's greatness which is supposed to be admired by the world.
The points 1,2 and 4 have failed miserably in the Delhi/Bihar/Kerala elections. But it may work again as Muzaffarnagar Riots in 2013 benefited them in the 2014 general elections where they won 72 out of 80 seats in UP. Point 3 however is very significant especially to Kejriwal's strategy. The biggest resource Kejriwal has is the time gap between the elections which he is planning to use as gaining the virtual power thereby controlling the resources of the states. BJP cannot win Punjab and Goa now so they can dissolve their governments in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh as early as possible and go for polling simultaneously to Punjab and Goa. In this manner Arvind's strategy will fail because currently there are only hidden huge support of AAP in these states which are controlled by the Myth of small regional party as I mentioned above. This myth can only break if they see further victories of AAP. As of now most of my points that I raised are logical speculations based on the current political scenario in India. Only time will tell how it unfolds in reality.
Thanks for reading.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Propaganda of India and Pakistan

In the last few days, the propaganda machine for creating an India Pakistan war is very active on the social media and even mainstream media. An unfortunate incident happened in Uri where four heavily armed terrorists killed our 18 soldiers in a cowardly attack. This incident came as an opportunity for these TV channels like Times Now, India News, Zee News, News X. It is as if they were just waiting for something like this to happen. The person that benefited the most from this attacks are neither Pakistan nor it's "non-state" actors nor the separatists. The TRP of these news channels in the last few days increased in a huge manner. These "journalists" appear in prime time television showing how "nationalist" they are but in reality they must be celebrating with the death of soldiers because it allowed them to fool the public into the rhetoric of destroying Pakistan. 

Then yesterday our beloved honorable prime minister gave a speech in which he asked the Pakistani counterparts to declare war against poverty, hunger etc. instead of each other. I literally burst with laughter. I felt pity for the BJP bhakts who were going gaga over PM's rhetoric before elections how they have to pathetically change their position now. But in a way it was good at least he got educated from a JNU student that the real fight should be against poverty instead of soldiers. 

I also watched another silly and meaningless speech of Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistani prime minister in the UN, where he was constantly speaking about "Kashmir" as an "Occupation". While I agree than there have been atrocities in Kashmir by the Indian state in Kashmir. A lot of atrocities which I discussed at length in one of my previous post. But I doubt the intentions of the Pakistani prime minister as anything but "humanitarian" when the nature of the entire Islamic Republic of Pakistan is that of one of the biggest exporter of terrorism. 

Let me ask you a question now. Suppose you are working in the department of foreign affairs in USA and your job is to take visa-interviews of the students applying to study in the USA. You got two applications for visa, one from India and the other from Pakistan. Now, both of them are waiting in the reception for you to call them for the interview. Now, can you recognize their nationalities  just by looking through the window easily (assuming they are not carrying anything which blows away their nationality) ? You CANNOT!! I see no difference between an Indian and a Pakistani. We both speak the same language, we both eat similar food, we both even love cricket. So, What is Pakistan? Is it really a country? I consider it as a FAKE entity whose only existence is based on a stupid religion Islam and hatred of India. It was created by the bogus "two nation theory" proposed by that British agent Jinnah. It was created on a FAKE Hindu Muslim animosity which I discussed in the post on the Independence Day. 

It is not in the interest of the European countries (or their businessmen with vested interests) or the USA or Russians for that matter that India (which includes Pakistan and Bangladesh too) should develop and emerge as a superpower or at least emerge as a significant Economic Power in the world. It is because they have always been insecure of us and throught the course of history, we were better than them. So, they always play the divide and rule game with us. Sometime the US will supply weapons to Pakistan and Russia will supply weapons to us and the arms industry in both the countries enjoy the fight with a popcorn while their business flourishes exponentially. I suspect that now the prime ministers of both India and Pakistan has also entered the market. They use their political rhetoric to get their vote banks. In India, Modi will blame Pakistan for everything whenever anyone will question his incompetence of governance and in Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif does the same. 

Now, these warmongers who show immense desire for a war between India and Pakistan have really no IDEA what will cost India to go on war even if Pakistan was not a nuclear state. It will bring India back at least a decade. Even a 14 day short war will cost India 2.5 Lakh Crore INR. Really? Can we even afford that? So, WAR is STUPID. When you blend education and hatred in a society, you give birth to creative violence. To all the political parties in India and Pakistan, please understand what you are doing. If you create an atmosphere of fear and hatred, then that is what they will learn.

Let me introduce you to GurMehar Kaur. She is the daughter of an Army Man who was killed in the kargil war. Here is what she said in April much before the attacks. Little did she knew that she will be declared as traitors by her own countrymen who she loves. Who takes the responsibilities of the Army-men who get killed in this war. Who are they really dying for? They are just dying for the government or the political parties in the governments certainly not for the people. 


So, What should we do with Pakistan? How do we deal with it? The biggest problem with our current regime is that most of the people in the regime including the PM ,the home minister and the defense minister talk in the air and have NO coherent policy on Pakistan. Perhaps that may be the reason that we had sadly a hat-trick of terror attacks in the current regime and no one is taking accountability over it. It's NOT EASY! I get it! and even at many levels it is damn difficult. First fundamental question which many people in India face dilemma are 
  • How on earth you know who you are talking to? 
  • are they true representatives of the state? 
  • Whether the people you are talking to have the authority that you have in your own government.?
  • If there is a military standing behind the civilian government pulling the strings of the civilian government 
We have seen the Americans cutting through and directly talk to the generals. We can not do that. It is in our interest that we shower the democratic voices up however weak it is. Another big complication is that, "you can't make peace when a gun is pointed at you". Every time whenever a gesture of peace has been shown from India an attack happens or a bomb goes off. Obviously, these are not the things that we can indefinitely put up with. But at the same time we can't neglect Pakistan!  They are a PRESENT REALITY. We must do what we can on the person to person front. People to People contact must INCREASE among the two parts of the same country. We SHOULD be more generous towards the visas than the Pakistanis are. We must open up the space for person to person contact. I am not ready to accept an argument that it will encourage the terrorists. NONE of the terrorist who come to us applied for a visa. They came through other routes including those who came in 26/11. Raj Thackeray is a fraud who is just cashing  on the opportunity that came to him after the attacks because he had lost every election that he fought. The one's who apply for visas are the people who by and large have interests in India. Any mostly they go with enhanced good-will. Both Indians and Pakistanis are amazing hosts at the common people level. We should also open up trade but not for the crony capitalists but for the greater good of humanity. My point is, Let us open up the space in peace and create more vested interest in peace itself in order to make it more and more difficult for that space to be narrowed down and destroyed by the enemies of peace who are very much present in the armed establishment and the "non-state" actors as they call it which Pakistan seems to generate in such large number. The speech of the Indian PM was fine. The only question is when will it come into actions instead of vote bank speeches. Only a filthy minded individual will see a terrorist in Wasim Akram or Fawad Khan or Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and see Abhijit as a patriot who is nothing more than a hatemonger having ideology of a terrorist.  

Monday, September 12, 2016

The Curious Case of Bakrid

The ideology behind the festival Eid-ul-Adha famously known as Bakrid in India is a stupid one but the way it is celebrated (by slaughtering animals and eating) is not! Let me explain!
It began with a dream in which an imaginary character "GOD" {Which Does Not Exist (full form of WDNE) in real} demanded the sacrifice of the child as a proof of allegiance to itself. And that fool even agreed to it even the child agreed to it! When he was about to do it apparently out of nowhere, the voice said that instead you sacrifice one of your pet animal. So, basically the sequence of Event could have been unfolded as I quote something which I saw from on a facebook page,

*God roams around the universe managing billions of galaxies*
*Gets bored*
*Visits middle East on planet Earth, solar system, Milky way galaxy in a remote cluster (old number 13, new number 4327)*
God: "Hey Abraham!"
Abraham: "Yes God?"
God: "Kill your son and prove your loyalty to me"
Abraham: "Okay God."
God: "Lol. Jk. Just kill a goat or something."
Abraham: "Okay God. I will celebrate this every year by killing a goat"
God: "Cool. Am now happy. This pleases me"
*gets back to his job of managing the universe*

And thus this tradition began, "A festival of sacrifice". In reality it is a "Festival of feast" of which I have no objection. Let's hit some microeconomics here. The meat of a bakra is a tasty one and in India it is really costly (more than 400 INR/Kg as compared to chicken 120 INR/Kg or beef Rs. 90/Kg) so eating in bulk saves you money. By bulk I mean one male goat which is "sacrificed" in bakrid costs about 4000 INR (in areas of Bihar) and it contains roughly about 25 Kgs of raw meat so obviously it is way cheaper rather than when you buy in just to consume 1 Kg in market.  Apart from that, as per the rules the total meat that is collected after the slaughter of the animal has to be distributed into three parts. The first part should be donated to the poor/helpless people. Second part should be distributed to the neighbours in the locality who could not do the "sacrifice" due to various reasons like affordability etc. The third and final part can be consumed by the family and the extended family. So, when just for a day if a poor/helpless person gets a taste of something which is a food of elite (mutton), I will be happy if that happens. Similar cases are for beef or camel meat or other animals. I am sure same kind of calculations undergo there. So, it's like cheap thrills for the poor people :) .

Now my objections to this festival comes when islamic people claim that it "teaches" you something like values and sacrifice. Yes, in life we have to sacrifice a lot when we deal with our day to day stuffs. I dont think u need any more "teachings" of sacrifices by a simple slaughter of an animal. It does not teach you sacrifice in any manner. Even if I go by the complete deeper islamic understanding which says that you should slaughter that animal which you have reared for at least an year. Even though I agree that a compassion may be created in an year by rearing the animal but doing it every year will remove it and then it will only become an act of formality. I am an ex-muslim so I have experienced it first hand. Even the family members who do this as a ritual of some sorts say that it's a bad ritual because sensitive people can't afford to do that. And these comments come from hardcore muslim theists. 
On social media as usual other religions which are equally fake as islam start doing whataboutery on the occasion of  Bakrid because many environmentalists protest their religious customs of wastage of water in holi or pollution by diwali crackers etc. So, they come up with a bad illogical stand on "innocence of animals". Humans by nature are omnivorous and not carnivores or vegetarians. Our digestive systems as well as our teeth structure is designed for consuming both the veg as well as non-veg foods. There should never be a restriction on anybody on the type of food they choose to eat unless they are eating an endangered species. Now please dont put silly question like what about eating human? There is a big difference between over-brutality and consumption of animals for the purpose of eating. An animal life can never be compared with the humans. Thats how food chain works. Otherwise all humans will become mass murderers for murdering millions of bacteria every second while breathing. So, those kind of religious whatabouteries are just an example of "Oh! my religion is better than yours"! These slaughter of animals are not harming environment in any manner and it's just maintaining the ecological food chain balance.
So basically my objection is more oriented towards the principles of the festival rather than the ritual. There is nothing wrong with the ritual only thing, it should not be forced upon anyone (the slaughtering part). What if the "almighty"(WDNE) changed his/her/its mind today and say, wait wait kill your son. So then the person would say, "Sure, every year I will have a new kid and will kill him for you" 😂 . That's why religion is such a stupid thing. All the religions are so much susceptible to fanaticism. Today, when a person goes to kill his son claiming that in his dreams god came and ordered him, the person will be behind bars. This is the basis of the entire festival. I question that basis. The entire basis of this is extremely stupid!
My suggestion is to celebrate is as "A festival of feasts" in which people from all categories like vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians can come and celebrate it. Buy a good quality fleshed animal and some 10 Kgs of Vegetarian fruits and vegetables  then distribute it into three categories as is followed culturally for fleshes only. So, this will give you about 25 Kgs of flesh and 10 Kgs of vegetables. I think in the world when we compare the vegetarians and non-veg people they are in the same proportions (2:5). Isnt it?  This can be done by both the vegetarians and  nonvegetarians. The vegetarians may not eat the flesh themselves but they certainly can help a poor family consume this elite meat. Also, there should not be discrimination on chicken/mutton/beef/sheep/camel etc. It should be based on choice of a person. If you are a chicken freak like me, you have to buy about 20 Cocks/Roosters and it will be a bit tedious as well as costly to do the slaughtering so many times. So, I will buy one of them for consuming and a male goat for distribution of flesh.
Have an enjoyable "feast". Eat and help others to eat.

Sunday, August 14, 2016


Yes, so we indians are going to celebrate our Independence day for the 70th time. There can be many views both pessimistic and optimistic about the nation on where it stands today. When we look at the social media we can see that many people (including me sometimes) behave like children on various issues concerned. I am still on the optimist's side. No, for me there is no "neutral" opinion regarding this issue. The britishers were the worst kind of looters that indians have experienced in the past. Many of my friends believe that india was better with the britishers than they are with the present kind of politicians. Such kind of thoughts are not only regressive but factually wrong. Let me present some of the facts here. 
Before the british arrived in Indian shores, the share of Indian economy GDP worldwide was 23%. By the time the british left it was below 4%. Why? Simply because India was being governed for the benefit of the britishers. The rise of the "great" british empire was financed by its oppression that was done on India. In fact the british industrial revolution was premised upon the de-industrialisation of India. For instance, the handloom weavers of India who were famed across the world at that time and their goods exported around the world, the british came riding, smashed their thumbs, broke their looms, imposed tariffs and duties on their cloth and products and starved them out of their profession. The british took the raw materials and shifted back manufactured cloths flooding the world's markets with the dark and satanic mills of the victorian England. The weavers in India thus became beggars and the country became an importer of the cloths which was a leading exporter of the clothes earlier. The exports of the nation fell from 27% to 2% of the world trade during this course. By the end of 19th century India was britain's biggest cash cow, the world's biggest purchaser of british goods and exports and the source of highly paid employment of british civil servants. Yes, we literally paid for our own oppression as Mr. Shashi Tharoor said last year in the oxford debate

"No wonder, the sun never sat in the british empire because even gods couldn't trust the british in the dark." - Shashi Tharoor 

Whenever we think of a mass killing the first name that pops up in our mind is hitler who killed about six million jews in germany. What we ignore is churchill whose conduct in india resulted in more million people dying of the artificial famines of bengal. When asked, his reply was, "Why hasn't gandhi died yet? ". Violence and racism were the reality of the colonial experience. So even an Indian beggar could proudly say to any british that they are really living with her/his money.
There is another argument of railways that many people give. First of all these were really meant to serve british interests and not Indian local people. Having said that, many countries have built railways without having to colonize to do so. The purpose of railways was to carry raw materials to be shipped to britain and need of the public was incidental. In fact the railways were built by heavy incentives offered by british investors which was in fact the indian tax payer's money guaranteed out of Indians. All these came at private enterprise (british) at public risk (indian). That was the railways as an accomplishment.
Many say that democracy and rule of law was given by britishers to India. Well, this is also factually incorrect. Also it's really hilarious to say this when you can oppress, enslave, kill, torture people for 200 years and then celebrate the fact that they are democratic at the end of it. We were denied democracy. We had to snatch it, seize it away from britishers. The british democracy just like the athenian democracy was only functioning BECAUSE of the slave society on which it was built. This is how the evil the british raj was.
Much of what the problems that we even see today in India were given by the britishers. What are the two biggest problems in present day India? I say, corruption and communalism. Before the british came the scale of the corruption was really low which was the primary reason of the flourishing economy of the Indian Subcontinent. The britishers rose to power in India by planting the corruption in the ranks of Mughal and other generals who betrayed their own kings and sided with the britishers in the battles. There were no communal riots before the british arrived here. The two biggest groups, the hindus and muslims were living harmoniously before them. The Britishers sought meetings with the religious leaders and planted conspiracies of throwing some cow meat in temples or pork in some mosques thus allowing the Indians to fight other Indians while they fill their pockets. 
So, the Independence is a big thing for us. Many had predicted in the past that Indians were bonded together because of nehru and after Nehru, India will break into pieces. While Nehru was really a reason and a true statesman who laid the foundation of a modern secular india, the Indians were never dependent on a single person. India still survives with all its problems. Many were very depressed after we appointed a stupid person as the prime minister of the country two years back. To them I must say, yes, they are right but even that stupid guy had to control his communal statements to reach there and even though for the sake of power had to pretend to be secular and is pretending to do so. He is forced to recognize the diversity of the country which is against his party's opinions. That is because he sits on the Prime Minister's chair and he somehow understands (to some parts) the repercussions of it. 
Finally, yes we are still struggling, we are in a pathetic condition and we dont treat women, dalits, religious and ethnic minorities properly as we should be. We jail students, kill writers, bloggers who speak opposite to us, kill our own civilians using our army. But there are a lot of good people in this country are protesting and winning against all these oppressions without any whataboutery at this very moment that I am writing all these. All they need is to Unite and move in the Scientific Rational way!

Jai Hind
Happy Independence Day :) 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Nationalist Game - Traitors and PatRIOTs

This post of mine is going to offend a lot of people and might even put me in jail if it goes even a little bit viral but I am going to write it anyways. I will explain today why it is so dangerous to play the nationalist game which the current political party who is in power is playing. Over the last six months, it is a topic of great interest whether one is a country loving person or country hating person. It all started with the JNU incident which exposed the childishness of the present central government of tackling the students who are unhappy with the regimes on the issue of education policies. The result being a huge embarrassment for the government nationally and internationally. We have been taught that the national interest is supreme above any individual and its right. I always thought myself as a strong nationalist. The funny thing is no one really knows what a nationalist means. I will do an attempt to define it today.

So, Let's ask ourselves who is a Nationalist? A person who stands on hearing the national anthem, a person who sings and says "Vande Mataram". A person who chants "Bharat Mata ki Jai" on every small achievements of India. Lets make it a definition for a nationalist because majority if not all stick to this definition of nationalism in our country at the present specially in the present regime. Apart from that if the person commits any crime such as Rape, murder etc but follows the above criteria, the person becomes a nationalist.

I on the other hand have always thought a nationalist as someone who loves country and its people. A very simple definition. When I am talking about the people it involves all the people of the country who do not go around disturbing anyone else's fundamental rights. The fundamental rights involves the right to live a life of dignity. It does not involve people who are shouting some silly slogans against the establishment or even the country. I dont care if anyone stands on the national anthem or shouts the slogan "Bharat Mata ki Jai". I love this slogan but I wont force anyone to say it.

But who is a traitor?? The popular definition at the moment after the JNU incident has become whoever violates the article 51A of the fundamental duties of the Indian constitution become a traitor. So, obviously more than 90% of the political parties are traitors in my definition. Even the current prime minister is a traitor by this definition. All these present parties have no genuine love for the country and are crooked, cunning people who just want to be in power and loot the people as much as possible.  Make them fight among each other by inciting riots on the caste and communal lines. Laaloo Prasad Yadav, Sonia Gandhi etc. will also become traitors by this definition. All those abusive trolls on social media become a traitor. Even I will become a traitor by this definition.

My definition - All those people who for the sake of their personal benefits compromise the interest of the masses are traitors to the nation to me. That is my simple definition. Some of the people I named above will still become a traitor but a lot of the people will be excluded. My point is, it is high time that we stop playing this game and categorize people to be traitors and patriots. We should look at the masses to be "people" who are living things and who have nothing to do with this game. A person living in a slum who cant even manage to have two meals a day and sleeps in hunger and shouts "India Murdabad" does not become a traitor.

Now, yesterday i posted some views regarding the Kashmir issue based on this game and people accused me of being provocative. See, that is the danger you pose when you start evaluating and giving certificates of patriotism from some Shakha in Nagpur.  I would like the reader to first see the video below from the movie Haider.

Here this guy is telling about AFSPA which has at least half the blame for the current situation of unrest in Kashmir. The problem is, Kashmir has not been given a proper democracy to function. Majority of the Non-Kashmiri Indians have not read the history of the region but are spoon fed with childish thoughts of "Dhoodh Maangoge kheer denge and Kashmir Maangoge to Cheer Denge" (If you ask for Milk, I will give you Kheer(Indian Rice-milk pudding), If you ask for kashmir, I will tear you apart.) I have always been taught upon from the people that Kashmir is an Integral part of India. What does Integral means? Even the thoughts of a referendum in that area boils the blood of many indians (who may be patriots by aadilian definition above). Many people have accused me of just pointing out the wrongs and not provide a solution to the problem. Many people suggests some solution in a sarcastic manner and then go on to prove how dumb that solution is. I have a message to them.

You want to solve the problem of Kashmir? Well the first step towards solving it will be to treat the Kashmiris with respect and dignity. Treat them like "people", living fellow homosapeans, fellow human beings and not some piece on a chessboard to be used for your convenience. Then you need to relook at the preamble of our constitution.

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:
JUSTICE, social, economic and political;

LIBERTY of thought , expression, belief, faith and worship;

EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation.

Secular?? The Prime Minister and his good men have no time to give lip service or attend an Iftaar thrown by the President . A man is lynched because the mob thinks there is beef in his fridge. Democratic?? what a laugh ...ask this to a Hardik Patel,Kanhaiya or an Umar.
Justice?? -30 young kids shot in last two days in the madness of killing a FaceBook Terroriser (not a terrorist)...the guy was yet to fire a bullet ! Think about it logically , Every Young Angry man with a Radical Idea and a fan following does not need to be eliminated ! Liberty? After the censorship of internet and curfews.
Equality?? - Anybody but a right wing Hindu ,in today's India is a child of a lesser God.
Fraternity?? -My fellow Indians you do not even acknowledge let alone protest against the carnage and terror that has been unleashed on the state and people of Kashmir.

Because These people choose to voice their dissent on this treatment they cease to become Indian in our eyes. Because they refuse to die ,we by turning our face away from them try to obliterate our existence. Because they mourn a Burhan Wani and other 2 lakh young ones disappeared or slaughtered, they automatically become terrorists. They mourn the idea of an India lost, a promise from none other than the first Prime Minister of the country yet to be fulfilled , they become anti nationals. Because they demand a retribution for a Kunan Poshpora or a Tufail Mattoo 2010 they become ''Pakistani". Because they ask for revocation of AFSPA they become in our eyes an enemy of the state . Because they refuse to be the present day Indians like us,they become Kashmiris.

My purpose here is not to separate Kashmir from India. I always want Kashmir to be a part of India but with the will of it's people not against it. I want to ask a basic fundamental question now. Suppose Bihar asks for a referendum on whether it should be a part of India or not in the present scheme of Scenarios. Are any of us Indians afraid to do that? We all know the result of such kind of things. more than 95% of people will vote for India than a separate Bihar Nation. Similarly with any other state apart from Kashmir. Many people have given arguments that Since the Kashmiri Pandits have left the valley, such plebiscite is not fair. Now even if we settle all the pandits there which are about 6 lakhs not even even a million still no one will risk the referendum even after the resettlement of  "pure kashmiris". Because its also a case of communal mistrust. Many of very well educated indians believe that the islamic people are a problem of India and there is some special problem in the religion itself and other religions are "reformed" which is a complete gross generalization on a particular community. I want to state to them that there are 1.3 Billion Islamic people in the world and more than 99% of them dont give a damn about suicide bombings etc.

There basic problems are same as ours like food, shelter, clothes, education etc. Anyways, now i have done enough of rhetorics step by step here is my solution.

  1. First and foremost, the AFSPA need to be immediately revoked and the licence to kill anyone whom a human being deems fit should be removed
  2. Demilitarize the area within a year and pump the army where they belong, i.e Borders. Enpower them to control the infiltrators in a better way. 
  3. Open Schools, Library, Industries etc. ASAP in a much larger scales instead of giving packages which we dont know how it is utilized and divert their attention from communalism etc. Follow lady  Olenna Tyrell of  Game of Thrones where she says, "The people are hungry for more than just food, they crave distractions and if we dont provide them, they will create their own and their distraction will likely to end with us being torn to pieces". The article 370 forbids people from holding a private property. It does not stop anyone to make a public school etc. 
  4. Article 370 should remain intact until they will experience at least two generation of real democracy that the rest of India has enjoyed for 5 generations now, whereas their 5th generation has joined armed struggle of freedom.
  5. A massive counter propaganda is needed to let them understand the silliness of the demand of "azaadi" as mere sovereignty but they should demand "Azaadi from poverty" etc. as Kanhaiya the JNUSU president says and demands. It doesn't matter if morality is at stake here just on this point. If a silly religious propaganda can be set up causing unrest then a logical counter propaganda will be much more effective and fast and will cradle the "DUMB" demands
  6. After these steps being implemented properly I am quite sure that even if a plebiscite be held they will choose to be with India rather than alone.
To implement this, we need a leader who is really gutsy and smart. At present none of the three viz a viz Modi, Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi has this much capability. Modi and Rahul Gandhi are cowards who just have to grab power does not matter how many people die and suffer for that. Kejriwal on the other hand is honest but not that smart to implement the counter-propaganda that I have in mind. Indira Gandhi, Sardar Patel or Gandhi Himself had these much capability to solve the present crisis in my opinion but during their times, the crisis was not to such a big scale as it is today. It would have been great if Modi flied down to Kashmir with doctors and aid the way he did in Kerala with specialists when there was a temple explosion considering the number of people dying using pellet guns but as I said Kashmiri lives does not matter to the present regime or may be can't because the ones suffered in Kerala were Hindus and elections were approaching at that time.

Friday, June 17, 2016

A letter to MHRD, India

Dear Smriti Zubin Irani,
Oh! So, you have taken offence to the "Aunty-National" remark given by telegraph. It is laughable that you talk of these issues when your almost all your supporters address women-critics as "RANDI". 
Did you object Narendra Modi for calling Sunanda Pushkar a 50 crore ki girlfriend, or saying in Bihar election rally in front of lakhs(paid) who attended it, that Lalu ji ko apni beti ki setting karni hai!
The fact that you felt humiliated with the "dear" remark proves your LACK of awareness about formalism! You raised 21 new points in your post. First of all out of that more than 10 of those works does not deserve credit to the present regime. Specially the toilet building programs. You have carried forward the work (rightly so) but you cleverly hidden the data of the work regarding this matter by previous regimes due to your political compulsion. So, you think you are doing correct justice to the post once headed by maulana azad by launching these portals and beating students up?? You cleverly hidden how much funding your ministry has cut on Science Education in India and how much money you are WASTING on superstitious stupid "research" on "healing powers of ganga water". You could not answer about the NEP that was rightly asked in that tweet but you just like a typical BJP person carved out for attention by diverting the issue. Madam ji, I have seen your shows with ashok singhal and barkha dutt where you have tried to incite RIOT like situation and provoked people to lynch them. So, please come out of this doglapan and stop behaving like Aunties (those relative judgmental aunties who think they know everything about your career plans etc. THATs why you were branded Aunty National because you behave like that anu aunty from Varun's book How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-founded a Million Dollar Company not coz of your age or for intention of any personal attack).
What you have written has no connection to the wrong you did by your Tweet. I really don't know why you are so guilty about yourself. We are in a age of information and we know what you have done and not done. You should have stick to the Tweet issue if you have any and be done with it.
Please get out of this personal ego issues. There is a hell of a lot to be done on Education right from Kindergarten to Higher Education. Please get down to that business. Work like as if there is no tomorrow on these issues. History will remember you for that.
Have you ever objected this address while receiving a phD offer from any reputed university in USA or receiving a job Offer after completing the graduation?. You haven't because you couldn't as you never went to study graduation. Nobody is "Dear" to anyone but their work is! Stop playing the victim card!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

The 5th june

5th June 1974,
JP addressing a massive crowd in Patna most of them students,

"You will have to make sacrifices, undergo sufferings, face lathis and bullets, fill up jails. Properties will be attached. Yet in the end, the struggle will be worth it. I speak today of real people's government in one year. In one year, the right form of education will emerge. Give one year to build a new country, a new bihar. This is a revolution, friends! We are not here merely to see the Vidhan Sabha dissolved. That is only one milestone on our journey. But we have a long way to go... After 27 years of freedom, people of this country are wracked by hunger, rising prices, corruption... oppressed by every kind of injustice... it is a Total Revolution we want, nothing less!"

After the speech, Students in the entire state left their colleges for a year and went on to villages to teach underprivileged people at least make them schoolable (to be able to take admission in schools). and many from outside the state too mainly because of two reasons. First being, most educational institutes were highly corrupt with the machinery being controlled by Indira Gandhi. Second being the aura of JP, and the appeal set into motion the JP movement and it was believed to shake the machinery (which it did and later she replied it with the imposition of emergency).
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The result was not that remarkable but still quite good. The literacy rate for the next census was recorded as 32.32% in 1981 as compared to 23.17% in 1971 and 21.95% in 1961. The female literacy rate went to 16.61% as compared to 9.86% in 1971 and 8.86% in 1961. And it should be noted that at that time facilities were not like today so keeping in view, this was a huge change in a positive sense.
This speech was a historic moment in the whole emergency episode and many people tend to not give it that much importance as it deserves.

There is also world Environment Day today that everyone knows and I celebrate it every year by planting a tree. This year I planted a guava tree in my home. Also today is the silver jubilee (25th anniversary) of my parent's wedding.

Today I promise a blog post on every Saturday and Sunday from now on so that I will remove my inconsistencies in the posts. 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Indian Nazis!

Before you proceed further, let me warn you that if you get offended by the criticism/troll of your god or hero, leave this post peacefully kid. These are all my personal opinions mixed with a contrast of history.

It was a normal day. I was happy with the news of hearing the detection of Gravitational Waves. I opened my facebook and twitter as usual and I saw the news flash about some JNU students shouting anti national slogans. All the Twitter and Facebook exploded with the hashtag #shutdownjnu . Lots of opinions of people. Mostly raged opinions which had no basis. In the mainstream, two news channels got excited hearing all this, first one was the usual Zee news and second one was the self proclaimed nationalist Arnab Goswami! Both of them just lurked this opportunity to lash out at entire community of JNU. On Social Media there were the hate-mongering troll pages like "The Frustrated Indian" who just used this opportunity in what they do best, propagate hatred! So, they want to shut down the institution because it is run by tax payer's money. Here I will analyse and decode those so called nationalists here.

First of all, those maniacs who  said crazy things like "India will be destroyed and all" are still roaming free. Those people are complete losers and have no worth to live for themselves. They take the benefits of the country and bitch about the same which is completely immature to do. I STRONGLY DENOUNCE ANY DESTRUCTIVE SLOGANS/SPEECH AGAINST THE UNION of INDIA BY ANY INDIVIDUAL or PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVE.

Now, let us look into ABVP and AISF. Both the students organizations have been there from decades and had given India a lot of big politicians. Normal tug of political war was there from the beginning and nobody had any problem with that. Now, what did the police do? They raided the hostels of JNU and arrested  the president of the JNU student union.

I will contrast the present situation from the history to justify the title of this post. After the first world war, Hitler rose up in power by first masking himself as a democrat. He used to shout slogans about making Germany a "pure nation". He used to criticize the Weimar Republic and unleash his gangsters to defame the republic in the eyes of the public. The public used to say, "Hail Hitler!, Hail Hitler". People were just impressed by Hitler's oratory skills and he rose to fame among the whole of Germany mainly due to his oratory skills. After coming to power he just changed the whole system and converted it into a totalitarian dictatorship. He had a dual faced character right from the beginning but it took too late to get it exposed resulting a mass murder of millions of people.

Today right from the union election of 2014, we can see drastic similarities of the  present situation and the pre-second world war era! A brilliant orator is worshipped in the nation as a messiah. He comes to power. Nothing wrong till now. Now, what are the intentions of this government? One can see that Hitler was working with a certain ideology of "pure race","Anti-Semitism" etc. The BJP/RSS ideology is anti-minority right from the beginning. The whole organization was built up on this principle of fringing a majority religion in the nation and thus by simpler calculations get to power. I have no problem with that also. And yeah the people here also shout! "Modi!!, Modi!!."Exactly!

Now, During Hitler's time how did he managed to convert a republic into a dictatorship? The answer is simple. Using the people! The people of the country supported him in that because Germany after first world war was completely broken and when people saw a charismatic oratory person, they saw hope for the betterment of themselves. Very cunningly and gradually over the course of some years he sold the dream of German domination to the masses and people cheered. "Hail Hitler! Hail Hitler!" People thought he had answers to everything. Apparently he set up a 1000 year Reich and could solve all the problems of Germany. What did he used to do with the voices of descent? He used to crush them but in the initial years he used to project the opposite voices as anti-national and people supported him to punish the "anti-nationals". Today, In the world largest democracy the voice of dissent is being suppressed in a similar manner. First they came to power to fill up the crysis that congress left with its miserable rule for 10 years. It all started with exaggerations about the previous regimes and open blatant lies which as a political party they are taught to do so. India has a uni-federal scheme of power that is a federal structure with a strong centre. These people are trying to make it unitary by unleashing their CBIs to some states (whose rulers are also usually corrupt apart from 1 or 2 exceptions), imposing president rule by making silly excuses. These people have a dual faced working style. when they address people belonging to illiterate majorities, they talk about Hindu rashtra, or about one country one religion. But when they address the intellectual class they shift the gear to "development".


These people are very much obsessed with Nehru in particular. Right from day one by using different dirty tricks they are trying to defame him by using old school tricks like "declassifying netaji files" etc. They will not declassify the whole of the files but they will do that in parts so that hatred among people can be spread. It is a universal fact that in our freedom struggle these people had absolutely no role. Their ideals and masters were British apologists and always distanced from the freedom struggle and these people have starting teaching a new brand of nationalism. They came to power to WORK for the people of this country. But they came and they started the old school British policy of divide and rule as they already have done in the past. They have started appointing their puppets to every institutional positions like FTII, censor board etc. They even started disturbing the autonomy of the institutions by imposing their value system to them.

Earlier, before the arrival of Britishers, there used to be no communal riots and British used to incite communal flame using their agents who used to throw cow meat in front of a temple and pork in front of a mosque to make Indians fight with each others. These people have adopted this British ideology of hate whole heartedly and are carrying forward the legacy. Now having said all these which is a public knowledge I will now list out what has happened and how cunningly they have played here in the JNU issue.

On tuesday the group of students in JNU held an event on the campus attended by representatives from most of the political outfits. The event titled "The country without a post office" to stand solidarity with the Kashmiri people for their democratic right of self determination" and among other things to protest "Judicial Killing" of afzal guru who was hanged in 2013 after being convicted in the attack on the parliament in 2001. As per the president of the JNU student union and his speech hours before his arrest, he condemned all those people who shouted anti-national slogans there. He openly challenged the political opponents to have a debate with him on the concept of violence. He never said he is justifying Afzal guru. His question was, why are these Afzal guru type terrorists coming from India??

Many people are saying the students come in the universities to study and not do politics. I want to reply to them by just saying them the sentence he said in his speech. These universities are there to make a critical analysis of "Social Conscience". Does this amount to glorifying terrorists? Is this sedition? They should remember that it is the students politics only because of whom another Nazism in the form of emergency (1975) that India faced was lifted. I firmly believe that Student politics should be encouraged. It is this old brigade that has ruled so many years of this country with their myopic viewpoint of India and has basically degraded the concept of "Politics" not the students.

Now I am asking some very basic questions that they have also raised. Where was the terrorist afzal guru from? Was he from outside India? The question was why are Anti-India emotions developing in INDIA? Isn't it our collective failure? Arnab Goswami was bashing a person in his news-hour for his views on Kashmir. You are using the police machinery against students who have "views" but police is incompetent in controlling crimes etc. Is it any different from the Nazi treatment?
Yes! Those who shouted Anti-India slogans MUST be arrested and prosecuted in the court of LAW. But all you are doing is showing some pictures/videos of MOB without any faces shouting some slogans. Yesterday I uploaded a video on facebook which is released by students of JNU claiming that ABVP students were involved in this actually. Many people started countering me that it does not prove anything. Exactly dear friend! Similarly those videos which is shown by Times now or Zee media group does not prove that The JNU student union was involved in it. Those videos are an opinion similar to this video that I uploaded and not facts. Those videos does not give the male police the RIGHT to raid girl's hostels of the JNU. Some people commented that they were glorifying terrorists and you cannot question judiciary. First of all everyone has a right to question judiciary in a democracy. IT IS NOT A CRIME. The crime will be when you are violating a judicial order. For example if they would have kidnapped Guru and helped him to flee from the country then it will be disrespecting the judiciary and a crime. All these people the terrorists are already DEAD! You are attempting to silence those opinions instead of debating with them and thus bringing back dead people from the grave. Look inside, it is YOU who really is glorifying those terrorists. We are questioning judiciary on the stands on #377. Does that make us seditious? Few days back this is how they treated a peaceful protest of students. They said that the students "provoked" them. Are the police so insensitive that they get provoked by students and resort to behave like goons?

I think this is the plot that the right-wingers executed in JNU.
  1. Unleash your agents in the event.
  2. Tell them to shout anti-national slogans.
  3. Remove your agents afterwards.
  4. Record the events showing the audio but not their faces.
  5. Blame it on entire JNU and start trending #ShutdownJNU.
  6. Put Sedition charges on the president of the student union. 
  7. Pay the media channels to show some rage on news and create sensationalism.
  8. Make a ministry statement that no anti-national will be spared and get the attention of every patriotic Indian because obviously they will support you at first glance
I have no proof to claim that these steps were followed. Similarly till now NO PRIMAFACY EVIDENCE was shown against those people arrested in public domain on the basis of which the arrests are made. Many people are asking me why I am asking for proofs. Well if it is a democracy then one must ask for proofs otherwise what difference will be there against this and the NAZI treatment to silence opponents. When you are using your para-military to capture a department in a state assembly (ACB of Delhi assembly) in the same country, isnt it similar to Nazism? Have we stooped down to that level that we are slapping sedition charges on students based on the random videos of Mobs?

Now let me reply in the same logic that they have used. Okay BJP people are saying they should be arrested because they are question judicial killing of guru, so they are terrorist sympathiser. Well, what is the view of your alliance partner PDP in Kashmir about the guru hanging? It is the same! Doesn't that make YOU seditious? Wont you become terrorist sympathiser? You are saying JNU looks like a Pakistani university in India. By this logic does your party looks like a Pakistani party in India?
The logic doesn't work for me when people uninstall app in protest of the brand ambassador, or shutting down a university because one person/a group of persons supported the anti-national slogans on India in their personal capacity. We don’t blame an entire ministry if the minister was caught in corruption charges, do we? I have received many comments on facebook telling me that people from "my community" do this and do that. I am NOT a Muslim! I am an atheist! and people from Hindu community brand me a terrorist, Muslim community brand me as kaafir! but I dont generalize entire community based on actions of a few individuals! It’s like every act of an individual leaves a greater collateral damage in the society (or someone wanted to inflict that damage), just because he belonged to a wider social system or was a unit of a class of a larger entity. Many people link this to intolerance debate and even link them with bihar elections. I want to say one thing, I have more than 2000 blog followers, and more than 1500 friends on Facebook. All of them are pretty fine when I post some cute cat pictures but the moment I post something against their ideology, I am hurled with abuses, death threats etc. from the people who were my friends in school, forget random trolls on facebook and twitter which is a routine anyways. I dont care about them but I feel sad that people have become so insensitive in the culture of worshipping something that they stop their capacity of reasoning. Still I dont believe that India as a whole is intolerant because I dont think that these bunch of Sanghis and Junooni Mullas are representatives of the nation. RSS people are no one to distribute the certificate of nationalism to everyone.
Excise Duty was raised three times after the New Year. Dollar rates are at all-time high and still exports have gone down. Sensex plunges down. Yeah, that seems like a regular day
Have a nice day.