Category Archives: India

Limping Children, Bleeding Hearts

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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:

Indur Chhugani @IndurChhugani
My heart bleeds looking at these videos of our country.
This one in particular.
Remember for every one video that makes it to Twitter, there will be hundreds more such cases, that do not reach the media.
😢😢🇮🇳😢😢
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3 Would be Accidents

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Due to Corona, people have been without jobs, and, as such, without much cash. We shall not discuss here that people have not bothered to Save. I estimate that about 40% of Tamilians have the philosophy of: Earn it, Spend it. It burns holes in their pockets to Save.

The ‘gorement’ of India had very kindly ‘ordered’ that employers should pay their employees their salaries in advance, as advance. Too many employers claim that they have done so.

Now, to get businesses going, the owners have to get workers to come, announcing in advance that the workers will not receive salaries for an unspecified amount of time. We can understand this as the products they have generated have not been sold off.

They expect the ‘gorement’ to bail out cash to get them going. Which same,  on the one hand having given out some help ‘packages,’ – and eaten up fat commissions for same, no doubt,

– says, (without saying it aloud), that it too is short of money. Above: People waiting for a gorement prepared meal, which it calls: Over-prepared.

That the central gorement of India has collected unspecified Millions in an account called the ‘pm cares fund,’ has already helped out its cronies, who had showed it the thumb and had even given up Indian citizenship in the process, to the tune of 68,000 Crores. Rupees, of course, and one crore is ten million.

The miserable workers, who are cheated left and right with regard to their salaries, and have to pay their rents in advance, as I suppose is common the world over, decided to go back home, thus the infamous Migrants of India. …Very kindly, all of 0 rupees of the ‘pm cares fund’ have been spent in getting these Migrants home by the gorement.

Above, a young woman with a babe in arms decides to walk more than 1200 kms.

https://www.google.com/search?q=woman+walks+surat+to+allahabad&oq=woman+walks+surat+to+all&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j33.29103j1j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

A close up.

 

The central gorement has not seen fit to give the state their share of the taxes. To allay their baying, it has allowed the states to reopen the liquor shops, which bring in no mean money.

And herein starts the tale of Accidents.

I have been taking Walks in the evening. Since the liquor shops opened, Three, not one, not two, but Three bikers nearly dashed onto me.

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Long walk to freedom (Hong Kong, 2019)

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Yes, as my Friend reminds us, the Walk to Freedom is Always Long, and Always the Colour of Blood.

It is for those who Dare.

For their Children.

And so called Democracies like India and the US need it, This Walk, Very much.

Salutations to All Martyrs on this Road.

via Long walk to freedom (Hong Kong, 2019)

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Food Scarcity and… During Corona times

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This article, refers to:

https://wiangga0409.wordpress.com/2020/04/29/the-peril-of-food-scarcity/ …of Wiangga.

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.

Above: Resting.

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.

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India’s CAA, NRC, etc, …Anti Muslim?

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My friend Phil, pjwmia.wordpress.com, in response to my post, had written:

“As you know our idiot in charge is apparently currently being “sucked up to” by your yours. We have gotten reports of protests and injuries due to Mr. Modi and his policy that effects Muslim citizenship. Not much is explained but claims of huge crowds greeting the two. Is there a source I can go to on line that might provide more facts and details on the situation both the treatment of Muslims and the great love displayed for Mr. Trump? Any help would be appreciated.”

My belated reply became quite longish. And here it is, for the interested:

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My Dear Phil, Thank You Very much for that, and DO, DO forgive me for being so late in getting back to You. (A bundle of very real reasons including poor health, my left hand not typing like of old, etc, contribute to this). …Yes, the two Idi*ts, Yours And mine, have become close to each other, and for many reasons. One is ideological; both being followers of Fascism. The second is the Following that they get in this, from their Brainless supporters. Heady wine stuff.

As for the Anti Muslim agenda, it has been in preparation for at least 60 years, I would say, as I recall my Youth. And Absolutely Needless, as India’s Muslims, though they keep very much (too much) to themselves, and are even a loving and helpful lot. …And the agenda is prepared by the likes of Amit Shah, our home minister, and the think tank of the RSS, an organization that represents India’s Far Right. modi is just a willing instrument in their hands.

The above group knows that it would not receive support from Europe, or Most of the world, for that matter. Hence these two ‘friends’ fawn on each other.

I do not know about the States; but in India, Most of (political) crowds are gathered for the price of a few hundred rupees, in many cases as low as Rs. 150 (2 dollars!), a meal, and oftentimes a small bottle of alcohol. So let us not think that all those people lined up out of love for good ole tRump, though watching celebrities is one of India’s favourite pastimes.

The Anti Muslim agenda is Very real, but Not easily Perceptible. ( Thus the Very Large, numbering in Hundreds of Thousands, – totally Unprecedented in India – of mainly Women gathering at nearly 30 cities in India, being called the Shaheen Bagh protests, after the place where this had originated ).

…The idea might be, must be, to take over Muslim properties, though this is not going to happen in a day.

They would also be Dis-Enfranchising the Muslims, (and later the Christians, who are happily slumbering away).

And end up with a Hindu Rashtra (Nation). But mind You, they do not want to make this So Simple! …After all, we have Many nations that are Hindu, (as a nation, Nepal was one), More as Moslem, as Iran, the Middle East, and in Southeast Asia.

BUT THEY DO NOT HAVE DETENTION (CONCENTRATION) CAMPS, BUILT FOR THE MINORITIES.

India’s central administration brought in two, hasty, ‘mid-night’ acts in the parliament. One is called the CAA, (Citizenship Amendment Act) an innocuous one that says India will give citizenship to refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. …Do they even need a law to do that? But the fun part is that it will not give said citizenship to …Muslims.

Then We have a thing called the NRC, the National Register of Citizens, which, it is said, will affect NO Indian citizen. …But YOU will have to prove that You are really an ‘Original’ citizen of India. The administration shamelessly concedes that citizenship papers might have been ‘bought,’ aka Bribery. So How do You prove You are an Original citizen? We shall have to show ‘Land Ownership Papers’ dating at least 60-70 years. (India’s biometric Adhar card, the Voter Id, Your Passport, would not be considered valid documents for that!)

And therein lies the crux of the matter.

If a Non-Muslim is lacking the requisite documents: “Sorry for the trouble; You can go.” Muslim: “To the Detention centre You go!”

amit shaw brazenly does double and triple talk, falling back on: ‘It will affect NO Indian citizen.’ But the minions have got the idea, have scented blood, and We have Lynching, Destruction of houses and property,

…All denied by the administration, and taking NO action on culprits; actually they are lauded.

Indian media is a Highly controlled one. Either they would lose their licence, have (false) cases slapped on them, or… I would not put Violent threats against family members beyond the ken of things here.

Thus I Highly doubt You will get a report of this sort anywhere! …And I would Highly doubt that it was love for tRump, (most Indians would not know who he is!) – that brought all those crowds to see him that day. It would have been Money, and Threats.

Much Regards. Yesudas.

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Learning, at the age of 72; Edited.

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[ NOTE: This is a PS, correcting my former word ‘Immigrant’ to Migrant, please. ]

Hello, my Dear Friends,

Had been concentrating on Facebook and Twitter, as they take lesser time to write.

Feel inspired to start working on my good old Blog again.

About this ‘learning…’

Had been showing what I found wrong, and had thought that people would simply and automatically understand that Doing the Opposite was the Solution.

But Bill Gates, one of whose posts I was reading of late, suggests that we, (in my case particularly ‘I’), say it out, in black and white as it were, what could be the solutions.

With India’s Corona lock down, it has meant that thousands of Immigrant Migrant workers want to return home, deciding to Walk(!), Hundreds of kilometres, as Trains are cancelled; – along with small children.

Youth and others are being harassed by the police, when these are trying to return.

And this is what I wrote to the Indian Prime Minister’s Office:

@PMOIndia

1. Pl arrange for FOOD along the way, for those trying to return home.

2. Army trucks could help them for at least for part of journey.

3. Army shd be under STRICT instructions not to Molest, particularly the women and girls.

[ Army men have been known to use ‘Rape’ as a tool, for what they would say bringing out the truth, as well as… ]

Response of Women of the North East of India, for Younger women being raped:

Do You think I am improving? 🙂

Love and Regards, and Stay Safe.

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This is the level of Poverty, and…

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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. 😦

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As on 20th Jan, 2020

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I seem to be getting Famous [ thanks to the #BJP! ]. …Shameless of me to say that, of course. But here’s what’s happening. Please read on. This shows The Depravity of India’s Current political structure.

Had been getting 1 or 2 ‘Friend Requests,’ which had brought my ‘fan’s’ numbers to some 500 uptil some time ago. Yesterday, on the 19th of Jan, got nearly a 100 of them. This morning, as I start working, Facebook is showing that I have more than 200 notifications. That is becoming famous! Heehee.

And the left corner expands to:

And when I go to Facebook:

Expanded, again:

Now to a little commentary.

I seem to have hit the ‘Nerves’ of the #modi, and the #bjp (currently the ruling party in India).

We can be Sure that All political parties would have their IT cells, but here is #bjp’s own functions.

  1. A Deluge of messages.
  2. Soft porn, and then,
  3. Hard porn.

I got it all, I tell You! The word ‘dear,’ Nowhere meaning it, as can be seen in figure 4 clearly, signifying ‘the personalised porn,’ as promised by this ‘Malviya,’ who is reputed to be the head of the #bjp IT cell.

Starting from ‘dears,’ it went on to barechested men, bikini clad girls, and developed to erect male members. Yeck.

have to go through the many messages and deal with them individually; or else cannot use that section for the few that I need.

All this to show how my time is getting wasted, And to show what a Useless, Uncouth, Uncultured party We have at India’s centre today.

More later. 🙂

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Starting Again!

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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.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1212316865311068160

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.

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On Rape culture of India

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My Own Country; and it pains me to call it that. But Needs Must.

  • Sadly, Girls (for it is Mostly Girls) – getting Raped, even Gang-raped,
  • Even Brutalised in the process, – as in inserting Heated Iron Rods into their Private parts,
  • – Even getting Killed after all that, ( Showing these modern Rapists Also have Blood Lust ),
  • And the girls Dying by being Set on Fire…

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. ]

pakoras

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.

minors-gangraped-n-killed-in-up-0514

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.

Let US get Cracking now; Incessantly trying to Inculcate Values.

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