Thursday, February 13, 2014

Shamefull, Disgusting, Black spot on Democratic setup-These words are not enough.

Today Indian Parliament is in pitiable insane condition.

The Indian democracy has seen many many days where any or all parties have been guilty of not letting the Parliament function. The abusive language, snatching mikes, throwing chairs and all sorts of disgusting things  have happened in the temple of democracy and over the years most of us if not all have started to take it as normal. All the political parties over the years have maintained that this is one of the ways to show your disagreement with whatever is happening in the house. Specially when the governing parties or the governing coalitions try to introduce new bills or amendments without consulting the house. Though There is the obvious political side to this.

Politicians and political parties have time and again used these sort of non democratic and ill-will methods to gain advantages or harm the political opponents. I am sure that non of the parties that are there can claim to be clean with respect to adjourning the house as and when they like or they require to. The Indian National Congress has done this to shield its Members of parliament whenever they were caught in some sort of scam or corruption or crime. The opposition has also been interrupting house for years. In fact the current government may have seen most number of hours to have been ruined due to the chaos in house.

All said and done there had not been a worst day in the functioning of the house than today. The Respected Members of Parliament today did it all. From spraying pepper, kick-boxing each other, attacking each other with mikes (some saw them as knife), braking tables and snatching day's schedule from speaker's table. The most unbelievable fact is that the chaos was not created by any opposition party member but the ones who belong to the ruling party. 


The script had already been prepared by the governing coalition yesterday when they introduced the interim railway budget in a house full of chaos. The political critics had not yet finished criticizing the unusual incident and today all this occurs. The management skills of the UPA had already been under the scanner for days and they had been blamed to have staged this drama where nothing seems to be under control. One should not forget that these people belong to same party that supposedly has the most strict central command in the hands of Gandhi Family.

I have intentionally avoided touching upon the so called central or main issue "Telangana" as it has no significance with respect to the standards we have reached in terms of functioning of the Democratic setup.
The honorable speaker has already suspended the 17 members of parliament who were involved in this shameful act. Meanwhile the parties have started to give it a political color of their liking.

It remains to be seen if country still has to suffer more until the next election or weather all this is actually because of the upcoming elections. I as one of the Indian citizens can only pray that nothing of this sort is ever ever ever repeated again it the future.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thanks For 24 years of such an entertainment - Sachin Entertainment.

Sachin Tendulkar walks away with millions longing for more.

Sachin is playing his 200th international test match and he is the only one to do so. He creates this unbreakable record of playing 200 test matches. All his fans are happy for his yet another record. But the fact that this is his last match makes them all sad. We probably watched his last international innings in whites as the West Indies team does not look good enough to offer Indian cricket team another chance to bat. Sachin scored 74 runs before giving a catch in the slips. Dev Narine was the lucky bowler who got Sachin Tendulkar's wicket in his final test match.
  Sachin, as usual for last 24 years, did not disappoint any of his fans and looked in great touch during his stay at the crease. The match was also the rare and only occasion when Sachin's mother watched him play while sitting in the VIP-box. At this moment every Indian has this feeling of departure. We all feel as if we are losing something really big and something very close to our hearts. Yes we know its him, but may be its time to respect his decision and stand by the one who stood for us each time we wanted him to.

BCCI did it again. They chose money over feelings and VVIPs over common man.

The cricket board in India is famous for its pro-business strategies. This was the reason why such an important test match ( Sachin's 200th) was snatched away from South African cricket board and arranged within India. Yes the top management were successful in making this event commercially a hit but Sachin Tendulkar's fans will never forget how almost all the tickets went to the rich and VVIPs and even the broadcast rights were limited to a particular section. The board never seemed concerned about the people who lost opportunity of watching Sachin one last time. In present era where every single One day international is being shown on National television the fact that no one tried to show this match on DD1 was heart breaking. The poor in this country would have never complained about zig-zag picture quality but may be the BCCI wanted to protect us from any such experience.
 Well one can always complain about one or the other thing and therefore I am holding my thoughts back for some time. Its time to celebrate the huge event. We all congratulate Sachin Tendulkar for the successful carrier that he has just completed with yet another success and also wish him best of luck for the upcoming challenges. I want to modify the lines written on the score board that were shown while Sachin was present on the ground like this-
Thanks for 24 years of such an entertainment - Sachin Entertainment. 

For all the Sachin fans who are a bit nostalgic about all the great memories related to the Master Blaster, here is a light moment from the pages of history in the form of following funny picture-
sachin tendulkar image-sachin tendulkar with team mates on the beach

I am not sure about the place or country that these guys were in during this beach party. If any one knows something about the occasion, he or she can always drop a comment below and share it with everyone here.

Tomorrow I will post another interesting pictures related to 2003 world cup final that features Sachin in a different mood.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Indian politics- Rahul gets aggressive, is it for General Elections?

India is getting into real clear politics for next general elections and Rahul Gandhi prepares himself for next power transaction.

Government loses it to 1.2 billion-  

Finally after the immense pressure from all sides the government had to step back on its decision to fight for culprits and allow them easy access to elections and other democratic processes. The government was hell-bent on providing the politicians an escape root so that they could participate in the elections despite having being proven criminals and corrupts.

Government tried to support crime and culprits-

The event took place because Indian Supreme court gave an arrangement ( directive) in which it prohibited the politicians from participating in any elections provided they have been proven guilty by a court. The honorable court also made the arrangement that all those who have been sentenced for more than or equal to two years of imprisonment would automatically stand disqualified from the house of elected representatives. 

But knowing the political parties in India, we knew that they will all get together to negate the decision. The party in power began its efforts to facilitate the inclusion of corrupt into the parliament and the rest followed the procession. There was not even a single political party that stood against the (in-haste) ordinance that was brought about by the UPA government. Despite the fact that there was a bill pending in house on the same subject the government decided to go ahead with the ordinance and if fact was successful in passing it without even putting it for a in-house discussion.

 Indian President proves he not a mere RUBBER STAMP-

The Ordinance reached the president for his signatures so that it can be formally adopted as a legal framework. Fortunately our President somehow came to understand the illegalities associated with the ordinance and he summoned some top ministers from the government and explained to them the difficulties and also advised them for a reconsideration.
Meanwhile the common man also began to express its concerns about an ordinance that stood between him and a fair and cleaner system. The media also came into its own and protested against the awful manner in which the government tried to function. All these incidents made it difficult for the government to justify its stand on corruption.

Rahul wanted to prove that he is a opt-able leadership option for voters-

And them came the much unexpected intervention from party prince Rahul Gandhi. The often deaf and dumb congressman suddenly appeared in a press conference and called the ordinance passed by his own men a complete nonsense. He wanted the ordinance to be torn up and thrown into a dustbin. Some said he insulted his own seniors and others said he should have echoed his views before it was sent to President office.

Whatever was the reason for his intervention, the result was worth being welcomed. The government in a tea ceremony meeting decided within half hour to withdraw the ordinance along with pending bill. The bill that required great great Mr. Kapil Sibbal and Mr. Chidambram days to be layed down was worth only half hour discussion? Well it was not even worth that but the people who were behind this did not resist the party supreme leaders to any extent whatsoever.

Its individuals and dynasties that run the country, not political parties and public representatives- 

This incident shows that provided the top leadership of our political system take a firm stance on issues related to any field we can expect welcome-able outcomes. The unfortunate (irony) has been that non of the top leaders ever seemed to be in control of things and country went into a leadership crises. I am not bailing out Rahul Gandhi as very good leader but pointing out towards the years he has lost as a party kid who is still under training and observation of the so called great party members who were good for nothing for last five years. Had Rahul or Manmohan or Soniya taken such stance on issues in past the country and its economy would not have suffered the way it did.

The hardcore truth is that its Election times once again-

But wait, isn't it the time for next General elections? So does it mean Rahul Gandhi is playing for the gallery? He must be aware of his party's poor situation and may have even understood the currents. And now he wants to project himself as a leader with some leadership qualities. It is getting very clear with every passing day as he becomes more and more outspoken and aggressive with every second press conference and political rally. In this succession he recently decided to take on the BSP supremo Mayavati and blamed her for hijacking the minorities and their movement. Not only that he even wanted to underplay or negate the corruption that his government has been a part of by saying that it was his party and the government that gave common man biggest tool against corruption - RTI.
One needs to remind him of entire process of this legal framework formulation. Also he needs to explain why his party wants to dilute the RTI by keeping political parties out of its reach. He needs to be reminded of how his party lead government overturned the Supreme court judgment which said that all political parties should come under the RTI. They passed the ordinance and handpicked themselves as some one who won't be questionable under RTI. Is there a big really big bank account that exists in Swiss banks by the account holder name written as - Indian National Congress? Or is it named after the Dynasty surname Gandhi?