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Endru Thaniyum…

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During our (political) meetings, they have asked me to sing, and have liked it! So, have started downloading songs of the Patriotic kind, in Tamil. And came across this one, ‘Endru Thaniyum,’ sung by the famed ‘Yesudas of Kerala,’ and It is the Second line of the Chorus that Impresses Us. As You will see:

என்று தணியும் இந்த சுதந்திர தாகம்?
என்று மடியும் எங்கள் அடிமையின் மோகம்!

( I am giving You the translation ):

WHEN will this Thirst for Freedom be Quenched?

WHEN will Our YEARNING FOR SLAVERY Die?

Singer Yesudas of Kerala

Pictured above, the famed Yesudas, a Singer from Kerala, India. Image from the Internet.

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It is a Beautiful Song. Even if You don’t understand it, You can Enjoy it. Here’s the link:

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju-_zmzrhjo&index=2&list=PL43B1BA457F9CCB18&gt;

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Yesudas, the singer from Kerala, usually sings Devotional songs and for the movies. Perhaps this is the first time I have come across one of his in the Social field.

And, in the second line, it IS said: OUR Yearning for Slavery. The use of the pronoun means something, after all.

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Poland won back its Freedom from as despotic a regime as the ussr.

The People of Egypt rose.

The Young and Old of China faced Tanks, and Died.

And Indians are satisfied with living within their Shells.

Alas.

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I Love my India!

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See in हिंदी, and in English.

यह एक गहरा लेख है. शेर इसे पढ़ें; लोमड़ी कहीं और चले जाएं. स्वतंत्रता दिवस के इस दिन मैं आपको सिद्ध कर दिखाऊंगा कि हमारी स्वतंत्रता हमसे लूट ली गयी है.

Only for Lions. Herein I show that Our Freedom has been taken away from Us.

I Love my India

Love from the Heart, …அன்பு இதயத்திலிருந்து, …प्यार दिल से, …but ALL Images from the Internet!

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Point 1:

FN kanhaiya-other hand

Kanhaiya being ‘Dragged,’ literally.

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Point 2:

 

NINE ATOMIC REACTORS are being set up at KUDANKULAM, Tamil Nadu. NOWHERE ELSE ON EARTH do We have SO many at One spot!

तमिलनाडू के कूदंकुलम में नौ, मेरे मित्र, नौ परमाणु रिएक्टर स्थापित किये जायेंगे. एक ही स्थान में इतने अधिक रिएक्टर विश्व में और कहीं नहीं.

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उपरोक्त के विषय में:

कन्हैया, एक अकेला निहत्था युवक को चार दढ़ियल पुलिसवाले खींचे लिए जा रहे हैं. जो समझदार हैं, वे देखेंगे कि कन्हैया का बायाँ हाथ किस प्रकार मरोड़ा जा रहा है. पर उस पुलिसवाले के माथे पर शिखन नहीं! …पुलिसवाले बिना घाव उत्पन्न किये मारते हैं, यह तो बहुतों को पता है. पर पुलिसवालों की पकड़ नसें, मांसपेशियां एवं हड्डियां मरोड़ देने वाली होती हैं. …क्या यह सब एक निहत्थे युवक के लिए आवश्यक था?

आज कन्हैया को दोषी ठहराने वाले १०० खड़े हो जायेंगे. पर पुलिस, राजनीतिज्ञ और यहाँ तक कि कोर्ट, भारत के आज के नागरिक पर झूठे आरोप लगाने में झिझकते नहीं.

आप सड़क की मांग कर के देखिये. पियूष मानुष ने यही किया था. उस पर राष्ट्रीय ध्वज जलाने का झूठा आरोप लगाया जा रहा था! आज पियूष को छोड़ दिया गया है, जो सिद्ध करता है कि उस पर लगाया गया ‘राष्ट्रीय ध्वज जलाने का आरोप’ झूठा था.  …मेरे गाँव में, मेरे एक परिचित पर पुलिस ने ‘गंजा केस’ ठोंकने की धमकी दी! …स्वयं मुझसे कहा गया कि मेरे रास्ते सम्बंधित विषयों को मैं स्वयं सुलझा लूं; पुलिस ने कहा कि वह नहीं आईगी. क्योंकि मुझे परेशां करने वाला ‘रूलिंग पार्टी’ का है!

७ वर्षीय बालक पर बलात्कार के आरोप! ३ वर्षीय बच्चे को जेल की सजा! …पूछो कि एक व्यक्ति के मरने पर मुंबई जैसा महानगर क्यों बंद हो, तो जेल. …हमारे जज लोगों को इतनी बुद्धि नहीं, कि इन्हें पकड़ कर लाने वाले बुद्धिहीन, चमचे पुलिस से पूछे, ‘इसके सवाल में गलती क्या है?’

परमाणु रिएक्टर जैसी भयानक स्थापनाएं खोलने के पहले स्थानीयों से यही कहते हैं: ‘आप लोगों को नौकरी मिलेगी.’ परमाणु के होने वाले खतरों की कोई बात ही नहीं उठती. जब सोलार, वायुमिल (Windmill) आदि से विद्युत् ऊर्जा प्राप्त की जा सकती है, वहीं जान लेवा, विश्व-त्यक्त परमाणु ऊर्जा, महा व्यापारीगण तथा राजनीतिज्ञों के लाभ के लिए, उनके चमचे  जज्मार और पुलिस की सहायता से हम भारतीयों पर ठोंक दी जाती है.

उद्योगीकरण आवश्यक है, जरूर करो. पर खेती अत्यावश्यक है, इसे क्यों भूल गए? गिन के दिखाएं, खेती के लिए क्या क्या किया गया. ऊंट के मुह में जीरा.

किसान आत्महत्या कर रहे हैं, खेती छोड़ रहे हैं…

अंतत, आज भारत में वही हो रहा है जो भारत के महा व्यापारीगण, जिन्होंने राजनीतिज्ञों को चुनाव के लिए पैसे दिए थे, इन्ही राजनीतिज्ञों, जज्मार और पुलिस से करवा लेते हैं. ‘वे’ जो चाहते हैं, उसे हम भारतीयों पर ‘ठोंक’ देते हैं.

इसमें, महाव्यापारी, राजनीतिज्ञ, कोर्ट एवं पुलिस की सांठ-गाँठ ने यह चापलूसी कर रखी है, कि चिड़िये के पिंजरे को बड़ा कर दिया! जंजीर से गठा कुत्ता हो या पिंजरे की पंछी, दोनों ही स्वतन्त्र नहीं हैं. चिड़ियाघर का शेर भी स्वतन्त्र नहीं है.

और जो स्वतन्त्र नहीं, वह गुलाम है!

Large bird cage

यदि कोई इन परिस्तिथियों को स्वतंत्रता कहना चाहे, तो मुझे कोई आपत्ति नहीं. …वन्दे मातरम.

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Regarding the picture of Kanhaiya… It seems the Orders are to take him ‘By Pieces.’ And Our Dear Brainless, Worthless police are doing it with Great Fervour, with ‘Calm Faces.’ FOUR Fat policemen to ‘take’ One Un-Armed Civilian Youth. And then the politicos will say Our Youth are turning Militant.

People know that the Indian police beat Cruelly ‘Without leaving Marks.’ Those who know police methods will see that the Police ‘Holds’ are being employed here, …Twist Fingers, Wrists, Elbows, Shoulders, Put Pressure on Nerve Points. And the policemen present are doing it all With Very Calm Faces.

Kanhaiya is just another example. The police has ‘learnt’ from Kanhaiya’s arrest methods. In the more recent incident of Piyush Manush, all the Beatings up were carried out inside the Jail. No Cameras, No photographs.

It started with Piyush asking the Authorities to arrange for a Double alternative path where a bridge is being built. But that would have cost the Contractor a few Lakh rupees extra. He seems to have found it cheaper to ‘grease’ the palms of a few ‘Pet police’ who Not Only Beat Piyush mercilessly, They even tried to hoist the FALSE CHARGE of ‘Burning the National Flag’ on him! That he is out and moving about PROVES that that charge was False.

LESSON: Mega business, and their tools and servants the politicos, and their tools and servants the courts, Can, and Will, hoist False Charges on You if You stand up to them. Proving thereby that We are Not Free.

A 7 year old boy has been accused of Sexual charges and had been produced in court in Tamil Nadu. In the same TN, A 3 year old has been Jailed, I hear. Are Our judges Brainless? …It is possible that somebody intervened and things were corrected, because, these ‘headlines’ have disappeared. But, to become headlines, On Print, Is it possible that they Did Not happen?

A person I know in my village, a highly respectable man, was threatened by the police with a ‘Ganja case,’ as they call it, a False charge of Harbouring dangerous drugs. …I myself was told that I would have to see to my Path problem by myself, and that the police would not come for these things. Because the person creating these problems for me belongs to the Ruling party.

If, in spite of my showing, nay Proving such things, somebody wants to say that India is a Free Country today, can I stop him?

When such Dangerous things as Nuclear Reactors are to be set up, All the Administration tells the Locals is that a Factory is going to come up, which will provide them with Jobs. NO mention is made of the Dangers involved.

When People become aware of the Problems and raise their voices, by which time it is already too late in the form of a Large number of cases of Cancer, even to Two year olds, the locals are asked: ‘Why didn’t You object before? So much money has already been invested!’

Now, this time, when People are Objecting to New reactors, for which work is just beginning, Objections are Not even Heard.

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Industry is Fine, and Needed. But What about Farming? HOW MUCH ATTENTION has the Indian Administration (government) paid to Farming? Farmer’s Suicide is Rampant, and Many, Many Farmers are Abandoning farming.

Finally, What is Happening is that politicos are fulfilling the wishes of Mega Business, which had contributed to their election campaigns. This is being done because the courts and the police are Ready and Willing Partners to the set up of Mega-business and politico combine.

For the profit of the few, such Harmful things as Umpteen Nuclear Reactors are Thrust Down Our Throats. And Farming getting Destroyed!

Thrust Down Our Throats are the Key words here.

The Mega business, politico, courts and police combine has been Clever enough to put the Citizenry on a Long leash. The Dog is given its Meal, – And It is Dog-Food, remember that! – The Dog is taken for its Walk, and all that. And the Dog Forgets that he is on a Leash.

Dog on a leash

In Our case, Most of Us have Our Food, Homes, TVs, Computers, Smart phones, the Movies and Restaurants. But We Do Not Have an Idea of Freedom. What Else to say When An Idiot calls a 4G connection as Life Changing?

A Dog on a Leash is Not Free. ONLY THOSE who would Desire Freedom and Work for it are Free. The Rest are SLAVES. …Vande Mataram.

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Hoover Damn: Unmasking America

Normally, I would have avoided a 2,600+ worded article like the plague. But went into the site, and FOUND THIS FASCINATING.

HIGH-LY Recommended. Do read this Highly readable article.

After reading this, one thing would still remain to be done: At least a Week of Hard Thinking.

Only thing: If We think that things like these happen only in America, We would be MOST mistaken. They are Only ‘Discovered’ in America. In other places, they REMAIN hidden.

Kudos to my Brother T.

04 Religion – Our Relationship with Other Humans

Most of Our Time is spent in Relationship with Other Human Beings! This is True whether We take the Family or the Work-Space. And this Accord follows certain Lines. Even Our ‘Recreation’ is governed by Our Mindset on this Interconnection with Others.

For instance, I know an Oldish gentleman who used to play Football (Soccer). Below his knee he has quite a number of Scars. He says he got them during his ‘Football days!’ Opposition players would not ‘mind’ Trampling down on the legs of their competitors. …There’s a Relationship for You!

Women, Almost a Total Half of the Human race, are said to have No Souls, No Rights, and are seen as ‘Playthings;’ and as ‘Support’ for heroes in movies. Worse, Woman has Acid thrown at her, is Raped, and is made to ‘Answer’ for these attacks, as if She is Responsible for them. As per its definition,  All this makes for Very Bad Religion!

IMP Acid attack victims

Slavery, Forced Labour, Child Labour, Not Paying Equitable Wages, Unjust Working Hours and Conditions, All spring from the Mindset which believes that Some Humans are worth Less.

Those who have come to Power by the use of Money or Numbers, as in the case of the ‘mafia,’ choose to think ‘Nothing’ of Others. politicians, judges and the police, who often misuse the Authority bestowed on them by the Citizenry, seem to think that People are there to ‘serve’ them.

The List can be Very Long. All Established Religions state what is Right and what is Not. The Sad part of it is that in some cases, it is held that some things are Ok if done to Others, but which should not be done to one’s own!

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In Practice, We see People practicing Love, the Most Harmonious kinship possible. We would find that MOST People are Ready to Help, Ready to Reach out a Helping Hand, whatever their Doctrine. 

Religion is Not what pastor W says, nor what bishop X does; not even what guru Y or mullah Z Suddenly announces one day, even if it becomes a trend.

The pharisee at right in the picture below was saying to God: “I Fast Two days a week, and I give You a Tenth of All my income.” (Luke 18:12). Evidently he thought God did not Know that! Haha! He must have ‘prayed’ too, and a lot, I am sure. But Jesus was Not Impressed by the pharisee.

Christ gives the pharisee’s example to show just How this man had Failed. The pharisee had completed All the Rituals, but, like Most of his kind of his age, had been Lacking in his Concern for his Fellow Man.

The Pharisee and the Publican

Image from: http://www.lookandlearn.com

In Conclusion, True Religion is that which Holds, and Teaches Us, among other things, to Have a Healthy and Positive Relationship with Our Fellow Human Beings.

[This article is part of a series on ‘Religion.’ To go to the Next one, please click here. …To go to the First of this series, please click here.]

Americana!

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When I was Young, I remember that my Father used to like things British, and I was sort of in love with the States! My father had a good number of books, among them Old Magazines! They were the Reader’s Digest, the Catholic Digest, Popular Mechanics and things like that. They might have been part of some Help programme, arriving with things like Bulgur, Oil, and what not arriving in India in the 1960’s.

I liked the shape of the US aircraft, compared to the Spitfires, etc! And the American Cars in the RD’s! Thus had started a very boyish love affair, which was strengthened by observing the Peace Corps, and what I still consider as US jumping in to Help Weaker nations like South Vietnam and all that. (India is in the forefront in sending its personnel for UN Peace Keeping Missions).

Directly and Personally I know Very few in the States. But Suzy Karasik IS a very good friend. She is a Brilliant and Very Loving person. I have met her personally. Then there are those whom I met over the Net, whom I appreciate, from what I see from their Sharings. And they all chose Obama!

But it cannot be all rosy, can it? That happens only in places like russia, where even Chernobyl or the Gutting of a Nuclear Submarine gets known only through the ‘foreign’ press.

Just recently we had the incident of Devyani Khobragade, one of India’s diplomats in the US, who had been strip searched, etc. Two things in that. It had been said that the search of that sort had been necessary ‘for the protection of other prisoners.’ Means she could have concealed some Deadly Weapons inside her body! Lol! It had been reported that she was picked up just after she had dropped off her children to school. So this means that she had foreseen her arrest, and had been prepared to the extent of being ready for that with Weapons and all! Thus the search of this kind, for a person of her standing and rank, was entirely meaningless.

Some Indian born American prosecutor seems to be responsible for much of this. Cannot understand what brownie points he is trying to gain, but what he needs is a few well aimed ones on his backside.

It was said that that is the law there. Let me share what may not be exactly law, nor even a rule, but what worked out as such. In one smallish railway station, I had seen a little notice, which proclaimed that the ticket window would open only just before the arrival of a train. For all its size, there always used to be a goodly crowd, which resulted in people literally climbing over others (this happens in India) to buy tickets. So let us be ready to drop our rules and laws and see to JUSTICE!

Maybe I am straying a little here, having intended to write on DIGNITY. I am one of those who advocate the Breaking of Legs of Repeat Gang Rapists. There are those who call for the death sentence for the same. In India of old, they used to seat the guilty on donkeys, backwards, tar and feather them, and take them round the village, making the person the laughing stock. Insult, yes, but Indignity, no. Denuding a person would be Indignity. Did You know that just recently some Indian village council had ordered that a Girl be Gang Raped in Public, on a stage sort of thing! The height of Indignity. In these cases, You will find Yesudas turning into a Raging Tiger. So, when some Indian and US friends seemed to take the Shame effected on Devyani a little too casually, I was flabbergasted.

Continuing with Devyani, it was said that she was, in effect, perpetrating ‘SLAVERY.’ Which, they said, was a very big Issue in the US. That this diplomat was paying her staff pittance, and thus guilty in this regard. From what I understand, the maid was getting a Hundred Thousand Indian Rupees a month, which MANY in India would fall over backwards to get. That maid wanted more. She was Greedy.

There were more things mentioned with regard to this slavery issue, but if paying less is that, then… Let me give a jist of a news report:

‘GENERAL MOTORS picked MARY BARRA to replace DAN AKERSON as its new CEO. But Barra will be paid $4.4 million in total compensation, which includes a base salary of $1.6 million. Akerson, the outgoing man, on the other hand, made an estimated $9 million, with a $1.7 million base salary and $7.3 million in stock. That means Barra will make less than half of what he made. In fact, Akerson will continue to make more as her, as GM will pay him $4.68 million as an outside senior adviser.’ (Ref: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/02/04/3243951/mary-barra-pay-gap/)

The Lady who replaces this man cannot be a rank beginner. Such a person cannot become CEO. Nor would GM have taken her had others been better.

YET, MARY GETS MUCH LESS THAN DAN, MERELY BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN! What Else?

India and the US should actually be quite close, both being Large Democracies. Right from my Youth I noticed that the US had helped pakistan, maybe because that country posed India as a threat, and asked for help. That, I believe, made India turn to russia. (Observe all the military ware of the two countries!).

Two Great Countries with similar Ideologies (Democracy). Need to pull up our Socks and Work Harder for a Better World.

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