From my Tweets:
From my Tweets:
A Great Nation, announcing packages worth 20 Lakh Crores, supposedly worth 10% of the GDP, (While NONE of earlier ones have been honoured), cannot and will not Care about, Reaching its Labour Force Home.
Shared by my Friend, Mr. Indur Chhugani, on Twitter:
This article, refers to:
In India, Corona has highlighted the plight of the ‘Migrants,’ who constitute part of the Whopping (about) 93% of the population of India, being the ‘Daily Wage Earners.’
Despite Lip service on the part of the centre, not being paid, or taken care of, by way of place to stay and food, etc, the Migrants have preferred to Walk, for the Most part, distances as great as 1,100 Kms, about 675 Miles, with almost No provisions, carrying Infants in Arms.
The Toll, visible on faces.
Not allowed to go further, camping under a Bridge.
Migrant who died of Starvation, on the road;
Migrant Dead of starvation, upon being brought to hospital too late.
Tragically, a 12 yo Girl, having walked about a 100 Kms, died of Exhaustion and Hunger 50 Km from her destination. https://www.shethepeople.tv/news/12-year-old-migrant-girl-dies-walking-reach-chhattisgarh
Collecting Spilled grains.
As opposed to all this, instead of helping such poor people, #modi and his gorement have chosen to write off Wilful Defaulter’s loans, to the tune of 68, 607 Crores (roughly 883 x 1,32,788 = 11,52,71,804 Dollars).
And then I read in Wiangga’s post:
‘The Jakarta Post reported on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, that more farmers from villages help cities ensure food supply during the pandemic. The farmer association in Kulon Progo sent pickup trucks full of vegetables and rice to Yogjakarta to help the poor and those who had lost their income during the pandemic.’
Why didn’t Indian Farmers do that?
Bec too many of them are Busy Committing Suicide.
All hail to chief #modi, and his able assistant, #amitshaw.
Our Young Friend (from the photo he has posted on his profile!) who calls himself ‘Sandomina,’ has written this very well written article, which I am sharing in what must be known to You all by now — my copy and paste method, for the usual reasons.
A VERY GOOD READ. Even the comments make good reading. Do peruse.
My friend Wendy had written this post: https://picnicwithants.com/2020/03/25/losing-a-loved-one-during-a-pandemic/
I wanted to say to her, and to Each one of You, that losing a loved one is terrible indeed.
But, to experience our Oneness with a loved one, or loved ones, proximity is not needed.
Vibrations work, and Very Well.
People, and even Nature, come to Know!
Here’s a wonderful toon to help us realise this:
Have had to share Wendy’s post via copy and paste of web id, as could not find a reblog button.
Keep well and safe, my Dear Wendy; and You too, my Dear Folks.
This is the level of Poverty in India, and the Administration is Busy trying to put whole sections of the People of India into Detention Camps.
Considering that ‘Chemical Toilets’ in Indian Railways running at the Usual, Indian Effective way, …Between the Tracks is where the Poop Usually ends in India. 😦
This is a PS. …China is Really Busy denying this. Maybe the post below is not true. But I would not put it beyond them; given their Tienanmen Square, and the fact that I had personally seen a Train crushing protesters, shown by BBC, no less.
[ Original post below ]:
NOVEMBER 8, 2019 AT 8:33 PM
Difficult message. Have often wondered what it takes to motivate a person to go and get himself killed.
And my reply might just have some weight, as below:
Now that is a Beautiful thought, my Dear Ankur.
…In genuine situations, where and when Freedom and Welfare were at risk, as in the movie ‘300,’ fiery speeches and good leadership were needed for that.
…In many other instances, it is taking advantage of the circumstances of a person, who had merely joined for economic reasons, or maybe even out of a love for Country, and turn this around for personal gain. Much of this is happening today.
And to motivate (though this might be a wrong word, more like ‘force,’) a person to go and get himself killed, all it needs is a …Heart of Stone. 😦
Had been taking a 3 month long rest, and have decided to Start Again, and Happy to do so.
Having decided to do so, nearly had a Crash (of the mental kind), an Absolute Crash, of the type which had made me give a letter of resignation from the Priesthood in 1987 to my Bishop, (from which I came back Real Quick, Thank God, in a couple of months).
This is what had taken me to the Brink:
Things are Not going Well in India. Unemployment is having its Deadly Dance, People are Struggling to Live, and the #politicos, true to the old principles of ‘Raj tantra,’ the ‘art’ of (remaining) kings, politics of today, have taken the Country to the edges of Secession, by things called #CAA and #NRC. More on these later.
Those who had been protesting against it, have been made to have a Real Taste of Democracy. See videos (Violent).
What I found Worse than these was that a Small Child of 15 months was separated from her Parents because they had gone out protesting, and were jailed by the #police. As I had written in Facebook:
The parents of the Baby of 15 months have been arrested by the #police. Her relatives are taking care of her.
The Child is repeatedly saying ‘Aao,’ which means ‘Come,’ calling her Mother.
This made me (Violently) Mad at God, again. …I remember having prayed that I wanted this Baby united with her parents.
It has happened. (It does not happen in every case).
God’s Not Dead.
I feel like Living Again.
Happy New Years, Folks. Much Love to All. More later.
My Own Country; and it pains me to call it that. But Needs Must.
All this does not Bother Too many people.
As in pointing out Where We Have to Change, In all this I blame Ourselves, The Citizens, First. Lewd Pictures, Posters, Advertisements, Songs and Movies, are Accepted by Us; We do not Protest against them… Not at Home, Nor in Our Conversations and Writings. Not Enough. Let Not The Crusaders get hot over this.
It falls upon Religious Leaders to Inculcate Right Values; and tell me the last time You found them doing that; Powerfully, Incessantly, as Christ would have done. The Precise Reason I Keep Castigating Our Dear, Good Pope.
As things Stand, where We expect Sense, Decency and Direction in the ‘leaders’ of the Civil world, We find a Lot of Blah, Empty Words, which I find a Mockery.
Some Ten days ago, a Young Woman was Gang-Raped, Set on Fire and Killed. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/all-4-accused-in-hyderabad-gang-rape-murder-shot-dead/articleshow/72393178.cms
As the link shows, All four Accused were Apprehended, and after a Furore from the Public, killed by the the police in what they called an ‘Encounter,’ in India coming to mean ‘Allowing’ Accused to Run, and then Shoot and Kill them. Here is what I had written about that:
1. Have No sympathy for the Accused. Suggest they should have been burnt.
2. But Sentence Should have come from #courts. There are Too many Loopholes in the #encounter.
3. Physically, to say All Four were killed is Brainlessness. At 3 o’clock at night, All Four are Shot, no one in the Arms or the Shoulders, but Mortal wounds, …and None of them had Surrendered?
4. #police had #KILLED at orders of #politicos, pure and simple.
5. #encounter Further proves Absolute Uselessness of Indian #courts, who just examine papers, and are NOT delivering #justice in any way.
6. #police totally happy to carry out orders of #politicalmasters.
7. End Result: NO Morals.
Accused Needed MOST severe punishment. But #police story HUMBUG. And police are #KILLERS.
Many Spoke up Against this ‘encounter.’
The Chief judge of India bleated that ‘Instant’ justice is Revenge. …I have Issues on his use of the word ‘instant.’ And this is what I wrote:
1. Chief JUDGE of India, the #cji, ( let’s STOP calling these fellows ‘justice,’ ) said Instance justice is Revenge.
Going on a Side note, he is merely playing with Words. What We want is SPEEDY JUSTICE. When they cannot provide that, let the #judiciary resign and Sell Pakoras.
[ On Pakoras, the prime minister of India, I think, had said at one time that it is Impossible to provide jobs for Everyone, – which is Very True, of course, but the statement carried a Levity about it, going on further to say that people can sell Pakoras, a kind of Indian Street food, mostly made of Gram flour over Onions, fried. ]
Politicians, generally the Most Blase of the lot, have been speaking up; again generally ‘merely’ criticising the ‘ruling’ party.
One Akhilesh Yadav was quite vociferous. On him:
2. #akhilesh is raising his own Drama. It was in ‘his’ time that Two Minor Girls were Burnt and Hung on a tree at Badauni UP, in May 2014, pic attached. …And it was ‘his’ father who had said: #BoysWillBeBoys.
And concluding, the #police are Really working Hard to Prove themselves the Dogs to the Pigs of Animal Farm.
3. #police [ Small case as a mark of Disrespect ], who have been called ‘gorement’ – my own spelling for that, – Gundas, are proving that name Right. #police are Proving they are the #Dogs of the #AnimalFarm. …All this on #Unnao.