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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Majority -Minority debate

Majority -Minority debate 

Socially and politically naming, labeling, branding and creating a clear cut classification and identity are inevitable in many domains of life, but to adamantly insist that a particular way of labeling and specific identities are superior and that all the rest must fall in line with it is a clandestine and catastrophic method to homogenize the variety in nature. This has been the problem of or the creation of not Abrahamic religions, why blame them, but the very thought process, philosophical approach and political manipulation used by the West to hegemonize the rest. They have applied this methodology in almost all spheres and it has only been either destructive or counter- productive but they have failed to address this faulty ideology because they seem to be caught between two urges one as a social group the comfort that an affinity to particular identity offers and the other an impulse to dominate through homogenization and hegemonization which has proved to be a successful political tool.

“Human race, unlike other species, because of its sixth sense and enhanced faculties and its inherent urge to perform things beyond just the physical alone, tend to perceive, act and react at different levels with varying degrees of intensities based on the multiple influences that it has been and is being constantly subjected to. So manifestation of variety in each individual not only in physical form but also in psychological perceptions and ensuing actions and reactions is inevitable.

At the same time human beings will have to live inevitably as interdependent social beings. Society is an organization formed and functions to carry on collective living of individual human beings. I am not getting into the merits and demerits of different forms of social set ups. I am approaching the basic fabric of what a society is. So this social set up has to frame certain rules and regulations for the collective smooth functioning that can help the activities of the various individual psyches and souls. Very often interdependent human psyche also becomes gregarious and willingly accepts certain set codes of conduct and helps formation of specific social set ups in certain geographical areas with specific socio-cultural commonalities and common religious beliefs. In such situations the specific social set up helps the life and enhances the life aspirations of many individuals. So far, so good.

The problem crops when the promoters and proponents of a specific successful social set up with its tested brand of socio- cultural characters, geographical suitability and religious activities try to replicate and enforce it in other locations. They carry too far and presume that their brand of homogenization that has worked in a particular area should be the best option for the rest of humanity.

History bears witness to this obsession with homogenization. The obsession is because homogenization also offers opportunity to hegemonize. It has time and again disturbed peace and harmony and delayed the progress of 
western civilization and destroyed global development. It has been carried out in various ways through indoctrination, by force, through cultural invasion, through war etc and throughout history it has failed miserably, be it the Roman Empire’s greed to spread its tentacles, be it the attempt at religious homogenization which failed with the Spanish Inquisition, be it Nazism, be it Colonialism, Communism etc. Now that these same proponents of homogenization perceive economic power to be the panacea for all human ills have got hold of GATT and making trips into the global economic activities through TRIPS.

Now all types of homogenization are carried out very easily through the mass opinion molders, the ubiquitous Media. The 
negative effectsof media are like the negative effects of nuclear technology.”-from
And on religious front more and more thinking and intellectually advanced individuals have shunned traditional religions and dumped them along with their rituals to seek greener pastures elsewhere to satisfy their spiritual seeking and that has created  NRMs which I have written about almost 20 years back you can find that article in this  link
All these are more in the realms of society, politics, religion etc but human race is actually beyond the confines of all these confining concepts of all isms and ideologies because all of us are inter-dependent, inter –related and interact with one another either obviously or otherwise.
As R.W. Emerson used to say “ Nature expresses unity through variety” and he writes in his Essay on-I on The Poet “We stand before the secret of the world, there where Being passes into Appearance, and Unity into Variety”.

This whole write up is in response to the following article

Monday, May 26, 2014


My comments:-

People who suffer from pseudo intellect, permanent inferiority complex coupled with a mighty inflated ego and constantly subjected to some parochial indoctrination by the sick left leaning presumed victim hood promoting sociological ideology etc push these puerile creatures to portray such putrefying features that depict anti Brahmin literature or for that matter any negative and sectarian analysis of any segment.

All communities have contributed many positive traits and thoughts for the progress of humanity and are part of the overall scheme of human life, if that is not the case then that class or community would have become extinct by now. There is tribe/breed of people who live by maligning and magnifying classification and categorization, meant for easy identification of nature’s variety  based on certain characteristics, into grand differences to ignite sensationalism and by doing that get a notorious recognition for their own petty egos.

Having said all these, I also feel, every community must evolve and get engaged to emancipate and to enhance its relevance more virulent through activities which will show its strength of adaptability and ability to excel in the present context or age also, either with or without giving up its traditional life styles [either inherently meaningful or not which is purely relative aspect and a highly debatable one].

Doing this is the hall mark of intelligent survival and in this aspect like the Jews the Brahmins have excelled much to the consternation of everyone else through expanding their tentacles in every corner of the world showing that inherently greater life based on certain value systems, intelligent perception of reality etc cannot be curtailed by barriers or boundaries of culture, tradition, nation etc; they are able to transcend beyond taboos and traditions; they travel amid any and many trends and travails by using  their own positive value systems to enhance and excel even in environs  which are totally contrary to its past , traditional and more accustomed life styles. So no wonder the Brahmins have always excelled anywhere in any field or many fields, in any country and many countries, doing many things or anything that would be a taboo to all classical definitions of Brahminism.
Most importantly they have achieved all these without being beneficiaries of entitlements, quotas, reservations or any other special benefits. If Marwaris, Chettiayars, Nnadars and Jains  predominantly do it with their contribution in business; if  Sardars do it predominantly by hard work in any field, Brahmins have done it predominantly by their intellect. These are general observations and do not mean all Marwaris, all Jains and all Brahmins fall within this classification without exception and this also does not imply that people belonging to other communities do not do these things.

Observations are made based on certain predominant features rather than prejudiced opinions or  pushing aside facts.

Monday, May 19, 2014

leftist ideologies and intentions

My take on TMK's article in the Hindu 'The Big paradox' and Gopala krishna Gandhi 

Actually more than naxals or terrorists it is people like Arvind kejeriwal, TMK, kamal hassan, charu hassan , N.Ram of Hindu etc who are more harmful because of the damage they do to Indian culture misusing their positional advantage and create a sense of inferiority complex among average normal human beings who move with pride in their nation and its culture. I love healthy criticism of anything and everything under the sky and I too do it but filthy half baked misplaced irrelevantly compared and evaluated judgmental nonsense always negatively portraying everything Indian and Hindu with an intention to seek cheap popularity in the name of observation is something which must be opposed by all. Tolerance also has its limits .passive indifference to such nonsense is not tolerance but a sign of cowardice and lack of pride in our nation and culture. This is a malady that the drifting Leftist ideologies create in all places, in all ages leaving people culture less, pride less, identity less living a life in vacuous inanity and nurtured inferiority complex and a sense of victim hood when there is none. It was initially used as a political brainwashing technique as a ploy to play by magnifying the societal disparities to dislodge the Empires in many parts of the world but then gradually these self appointed leaders of socialist movements and leftist ideologies gradually replaced the kings and carried on the same atrocities and enjoyed the same privileges as the kings knowing well that they could easily intoxicate the masses with catchy slogans, brainwashing ideological sign posts, selective presentation of victim hood etc

“The beauty and mystery of this world only emerges through affection, attention, interest and compassion . . . open your eyes wide and actually see this world by attending to its colors, details and irony.” 
― Orhan Pamuk.

Sunday, May 11, 2014



​These contradictions must form the fiber and fabric of life depending on the situation i.e ​Firmness and Flexibility, Egotism and Humility, Intolerance and Compassion, Independence and Loyalty, Fortitude and Pragmatism, Absolute Fearlessness and Reasonable Caution, and Finally Irrepressible Energy and Suave Calmness. He is a Rare Combination of Steel and Velvet, One must be  as Hard as Rock and as Soft as Drifting Fog, one must Hold in his Heart and Mind the Paradox of Raging Storm and Tranquil Calm
​So when we deal with certain people ​we are forced to come out of our skin of nice and noble qualities and behave nastily to get our rightful due.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Indian TV serials

Unless and until TV programs go besides and beyond the sick Indian film world, its themes and its sick personalities it can never become better or different from the same rotten stuff. Can we ever expect healthy and humorous content in our TV shows. We are a nation of narrow minded hypocrites without any sense of humour and utter lack of willingness to even experiment different ideas leave alone original ideas. There are very few minutes of sane good program or discussions in our television programs on the whole, in fact if we make a survey statistically it would be less than 1% of total TV time of all programs of all channels put together. Why can't we ever produce a single serial, in any of the Indian languages or in English, of the standard of 1. Yes Minister 2. Yes prime minister 3. Lie to Me 4. Friends 5.Gray's anatomy 6. House 7. Big bang theory etc While our censor board has no objection to showing any form or intensity of violence or criminal activities on screen both small and big it becomes highly hypocritical when it comes to portrayal of normal sexual attractions and activities. So the entire team of producers, players, viewers, censor boards all are a bunch of perverted and parochial brained petty fellows with putrefied tastes and tendencies.

Indian elections

Why can't we think of categorizing the nation geographically into 8 or 10 zones?

EC may be a team like a supreme court bench [such special teams can be created just three or six months prior to assembly election with special budget allocated for their remuneration] made up of eminent bureaucrats with integrity [though a rare commodity], top officials from RAW, retired judges, police commissioners of specific areas with known good track record, college principals etc.

Each zone can have such a team with also representatives from major political parties.

Sir your observations are very correct and true.

Having said that this exercise of conducting elections in India is indeed too big a task, too unwieldy and too complicated in a country with such huge geographical area with multiple regional differences, location based disadvantages, linguistic complications, growing number of trouble creators
[unfortunately  sponsored/supported by political parties themselves in some cases] too much of violence, pathetic illiteracy, general anarchy, lack of adherence to any systematic approaches to any aspect of social life , indifference to rules and discipline [evident even in our temples] and many other issues.

In this scenario no single individual however great, efficient and good he or she may be, cannot be expected to exercise total control, nor supervision nor can be expected to be an impartial judge/umpire for all sorts of legitimate, silly and pathetically puerile and petty complaints from each and everyone all these coupled with multiple and irresponsible media publicity.

Probably the following aspects can be worked out and in fact EC may be a team like a supreme court bench [such special teams can be created just three or six months prior to assembly election with special budget allocated for their remuneration and training] made up of eminent bureaucrats with integrity [though a rare commodity], top officials from RAW, retired judges, police commissioners of specific areas with known good track record, college principals etc. This team could also include governors [who could be moved from the otherwise the meaningless titular gubernatorial hibernation] 

Anyway when we can accept for whatever reason an election which extends much longer than IPL season, why can't we think of categorizing the nation geographically into 8 or 10 zones? Each zone can have such a team with also representatives from major political parties [for this some criteria must be fixed, not like the present trend of considering even the Left parties as a national party when its total seats or percentage of votes is less than many regional parties] from those zones.

With this team, we can even revert to safer old ballot paper voting and conduct elections within a span of maximum 5 days all over the nation.

There are many more such possible reforms [if it sounds too big or a controversial term] or reorganization or different models of management as aspects of social inventions.

Unfortunately, we as a nation do not promote serious creativity and ideas to float in the arena of social inventions which is a sign of healthy civilization and growth strategy for governance oriented government model. Since we fail to do it this space is filled by meaningless know all self sponsored debaters, multiple NGOs with hidden agendas and opinions churning factories of journalists and TV anchors all working with  different or various ideological  prejudices.

We all must come out of our national weakness/trait of being uncritical lovers or unloving critics and involve and/or invite ideas to improve systems and put them in place then they will take care of the functioning which is what MODI has done in Gujarat and since this creates a win-win situation for all, expect certain vested interest groups, mafias, lobbies, arm chair critics, it has delivered results.

Hope I have not transgressed my limits and expect serious replies and follow up of these suggestions in appropriate forums through your contacts.