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.