Thursday, April 7, 2011
An entire month of Cricket World cup Action and a Happy India immediately pans to this movement held in over 400 cities across the country. Anna Hazare, a Gandhian has started Sathyagraha with a Primary objective to root out corruption in the country. There was one more Sathyagraha that was done by Mr. Gandhi for Freedom, a Successful one indeed. But then, the one at the receiving end were the British. But today, we Indian's(Who claim to be Battle Hardened against movements) are at the receiving end. What do we do now? Nothing!! Nothing and Nothing!! Just get on with the world i.e. pay bribes, make merry, follow news related to corruption, blog about it, talk about it and then... Nothing. Middle class Indians have no time for Sathyagraha, the poor have to earn before they die of involuntary Sathyagraha and the rich have to earn money for their children. So who is supporting Anna Hazare? Film actors, Cricketers, Politicians(From the opposition obviously) and some NGO's. In a country with 1.2 billion people i would expect at least a million to stand up.
For a second, lets imagine that Lokpal Bill gets accepted, Anna hazare would stop fasting, people of india will start dreaming of a day when they don't have to see corruption and the LS and RS will sit on it and the Indian constitution has so many loop holes that they can push this for at least 50 more years. I don't wanna protest again at the age of 75.For now i am imagining world doesn't end, if it does, then we have found a permanent solution to corruption.!!!!! I have no reason to be optimistic.
If you are optimistic then
Friday, January 21, 2011
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Thursday, December 9, 2010
Starting from J&K stone pelting to Kerala IPL team, Land scams and Horse trading in Karnataka to Vedanta in Orrisa, From Raja's to Adarsh's, From Lalit Modi to Assange, From IPL and CWG to FIFA bid everything seems to be wrong. Each and every state in India is suffering scams today. TN land scams, Andhra's political retaliation, Bengal's election mood, Terror and Naxal rise in the east, UP's Varanasi Blast, HP's glacier gate, Delhi's CWG, Gujarats Riot judgement, Ayodhya Verdict, Goa's Rane.India surely is in no mood to forgive the people responsible for this.
The silver lining being Economic revival, Modi's Gujarat, Nitesh's Bihar,Obama's visit, Sarkozy's visit and of course India's sportsmen were the only source of light in a rather dark environment this year
We still have 20 days more remaining to see what will be china's reaction for India's Nobel price ceremony visit, Wen Jiabao's visit, Cases, Judgements, Parliaments log jam, Yedyurappa's gods and dogs!!!
I wish 2010 never existed.
First it was the turn of Indian vultures,sparrows,tigers and now it is the tribal people of Niyamgiri hills who are facing the heat. Vedanta a big name in corporate exclusive growth today tried to Inhabitate the land of Dongria Kondh Tribe in the eastern state of Orrisa. Thanks to the environment ministry, the project is now stayed. Corporates cash in so much using the terms "LEGALLY", "ON PAPER" but never understand simple terms like "Humanity", "Nature Balance" and "COMMON SENSE".
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, was a Catholic nun of Albanian ethnicity and Indian citizenship, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India in 1950. For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. Following her death she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.
She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1980 for her humanitarian work. Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity continued to expand, and at the time of her death it was operating 610 missions in 123 countries, including hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis, soup kitchens, children's and family counseling programs, orphanages, and schools.
She has been praised by many individuals, governments and organizations; however, she has also faced a diverse range of criticism. These include objections by various individuals and groups, including Christopher Hitchens, Michael Parenti, Aroup Chatterjee, Vishva Hindu Parishad, against the proselytizing focus of her work including a strong stance against contraception and abortion, a belief in the spiritual goodness of poverty and alleged baptisms of the dying. Medical journals also criticized the standard of medical care in her hospices and concerns were raised about the opaque nature in which donated money was spent.
Although Teresa enjoyed teaching at the school, she was increasingly disturbed by the poverty surrounding her in Calcutta. The Bengal famine of 1943 brought misery and death to the city; and the outbreak of Hindu/Muslim violence in August 1946 plunged the city into despair and horror.
Missionaries of Charity
On 10 September 1946, Teresa experienced what she later described as "the call within the call" while traveling to the Loreto convent in Darjeeling from Calcutta for her annual retreat. "I was to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them. It was an order. To fail would have been to break the faith." She began her missionary work with the poor in 1948, replacing her traditional Loreto habit with a simple white cotton sari decorated with a blue border, adopted Indian citizenship, and ventured out into the slums. Initially she started a school in Motijhil; soon she started tending to the needs of the destitute and starving. Her efforts quickly caught the attention of Indian officials, including the prime minister, who expressed his appreciation.
Teresa wrote in her diary that her first year was fraught with difficulties. She had no income and had to resort to begging for food and supplies. Teresa experienced doubt, loneliness and the temptation to return to the comfort of convent life during these early months. She wrote in her diary:
Our Lord wants me to be a free nun covered with the poverty of the cross. Today I learned a good lesson. The poverty of the poor must be so hard for them. While looking for a home I walked and walked till my arms and legs ached. I thought how much they must ache in body and soul, looking for a home, food and health. Then the comfort of Loreto her former order came to tempt me. 'You have only to say the word and all that will be yours again,' the Tempter kept on saying ... Of free choice, my God, and out of love for you, I desire to remain and do whatever be your Holy will in my regard. I did not let a single tear come.
Teresa received Vatican permission on 7 October 1950 to start the diocesan congregation that would become the Missionaries of Charity. Its mission was to care for, in her own words, "the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone." It began as a small order with 13 members in Calcutta; today it has more than 4,000 nuns running orphanages, AIDS hospices and charity centers worldwide, and caring for refugees, the blind, disabled, aged, alcoholics, the poor and homeless, and victims of floods, epidemics, and famine.
In 1952 Mother Teresa opened the first Home for the Dying in space made available by the city of Calcutta. With the help of Indian officials she converted an abandoned Hindu temple into the Kalighat Home for the Dying, a free hospice for the poor. She renamed it Kalighat, the Home of the Pure Heart (Nirmal Hriday). Those brought to the home received medical attention and were afforded the opportunity to die with dignity, according to the rituals of their faith; Muslims were read the Quran, Hindus received water from the Ganges, and Catholics received the Last Rites. "A beautiful death," she said, "is for people who lived like animals to die like angels—loved and wanted." Mother Teresa soon opened a home for those suffering from Hansen's disease, commonly known as leprosy, and called the hospice Shanti Nagar (City of Peace). The Missionaries of Charity also established several leprosy outreach clinics throughout Calcutta, providing medication, bandages and food.
As the Missionaries of Charity took in increasing numbers of lost children, Mother Teresa felt the need to create a home for them. In 1955 she opened the Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, the Children's Home of the Immaculate Heart, as a haven for orphans and homeless youth.
The order soon began to attract both recruits and charitable donations, and by the 1960s had opened hospices, orphanages and leper houses all over India. Mother Teresa then expanded the order throughout the globe. Its first house outside India opened in Venezuela in 1965 with five sisters. Others followed in Rome, Tanzania, and Austria in 1968; during the 1970s the order opened houses and foundations in dozens of countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States.
The Missionaries of Charity Brothers was founded in 1963, and a contemplative branch of the Sisters followed in 1976. Lay Catholics and non-Catholics were enrolled in the Co-Workers of Mother Teresa, the Sick and Suffering Co-Workers, and the Lay Missionaries of Charity. In answer to the requests of many priests, in 1981 Mother Teresa also began the Corpus Christi Movement for Priests, and in 1984 founded with Fr. Joseph Langford the Missionaries of Charity Fathers to combine the vocational aims of the Missionaries of Charity with the resources of the ministerial priesthood. By 2007 the Missionaries of Charity numbered approximately 450 brothers and 5,000 nuns worldwide, operating 600 missions, schools and shelters in 120 countries.
By 1996, she was operating 517 missions in more than 100 countries. Over the years, Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity grew from twelve to thousands serving the "poorest of the poor" in 450 centers around the world. The first Missionaries of Charity home in the United States was established in the South Bronx, New York; by 1984 the order operated 19 establishments throughout the country.
Mother Teresa suffered a heart attack in Rome in 1983, while visiting Pope John Paul II. After a second attack in 1989, she received an artificial pacemaker. In 1991, after a battle with pneumonia while in Mexico, she suffered further heart problems. She offered to resign her position as head of the Missionaries of Charity. But the nuns of the order, in a secret ballot, voted for her to stay. Mother Teresa agreed to continue her work as head of the order.
On 13 March 1997, she stepped down from the head of Missionaries of Charity. She died on 5 September 1997.
At the time of her death, Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity had over 4,000 sisters, and an associated brotherhood of 300 members, operating 610 missions in 123 countries. These included hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis, soup kitchens, children's and family counseling programs, personal helpers, orphanages, and schools. The Missionaries of Charity were also aided by Co-Workers, who numbered over 1 million by the 1990s.
Mother Teresa lay in state in St Thomas, Kolkata for one week prior to her funeral, in September 1997. She was granted a state funeral by the Indian Government in gratitude for her services to the poor of all religions in India.
Friday, August 15, 2008
The 62nd Independence Day has arrived for the so called independent
What does independent
For me basically it means a Nation that has a common goal. For u? No?
With the great political system, terror trial, corruption and of course various crimes one really has to search for an independent
I don’t think an Indian needs to be told about the country’s state. Even today country is suffering from Poverty, corruption and many such evil things and we have chosen to live in between these because we have chosen the easiest things for us and to be frank we have no choice.
Some may even tell it is the same all over the world. If so then why are we called
Just like unique culture and patriotism each nation has, even we are unique in many things including bad things. Then why don’t we put the right step forward and say we are unique in making our nation a zero corruption nature.
Though there are a few things coming in the nation’s way there are evil obstructions just like the shameful day in the parliament where bundles of notes were put to display as if it was an achievement.
The recent blasts in the country show how badly prepared we are in crisis situations. The amaranth land has sparked of a series of controversies and things are certainly not going positively for
Every time elections happen, at least a few hope for a change in Nations state but every time the state of the nation is same except that we are changing for bad in one direction and good in the other direction which just nullifies the rate of change in the country’s state.
When there is a lot of confusion within the country how can we expect others not to criticize our country? Either stop the confusion or accept the criticism with pride. we have no choice left.
Let this Independence Day bring some change and let us help ourselves n changing the future face of
Let us extend our support towards:
1. Prevention of Global warming.
2. Maintain discipline (cleanliness in limits included).
3. War against terror.
4. Improving the nation’s state in terms of revenue.
5. Earn for yourself and for the nation.
6. remove caste barriers and improving relationships
7. Etc…… (The list seams endless)
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
The After math of Global Warming will be soon felt across the World when
As I have already posted on the Blog. Please let us take a step to save resources such as Electricity, oil and control unwanted use of Such Resources which Directly Brings down the Rate of pollution. The Next generation has to Live and we have No right to stop them from getting a Healthy Environment.
As a reply to all the Media Exit Polls, The Saffron has started its journey towards the South. After a 7 day stint as Chief Minister. Mr.Yeddurappa is Back as CM carrying the Expectations of the urban and Non-Urban class of People.
The people of Karnataka have vested some confidence in BJP and have elected them as a Close single Party Majority. Its up to the Government to fulfill their Mandate and to fulfill peoples Expectations to Move Forward or else they have to be ready for a Hung Assembly from the Next time.
The Infrastructure and Inflation were one of the weak points for the Opposition on which the Leading Party capitalized for its first Government in the South. But people are looking for Answers and let us Hope BJP gives it.
The Recent Arushi Talwar and Hemaraj's Dual Murder has still been a shock for the People around the Sub Continent and away. The City is still recovering from the Children Killing and the Kidney Racket and here comes another Incident to make its mark in Unwanted History. Though Police claim Dr.Rajesh Responsible for the Murder, There has not been a single Report of Exact Evidence. As the Children across UP and India Pray for Arushi, It is just not acceptable to Blame a Father without Concrete Evidence. How ever we have to agree with the Fact that Honour Killing has become a Recent Trend in India.The Police and the Government should be Responsible for the Damage done for the Mind of children around the Country.Recent Reports show that many Children are afraid to go to their father. Let us pray for Aarushis Soul to rest in Pease and hope at least the CBI cracks down this case and the Government does a Job other than Transferring police officers.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
The election tamasha in Karnataka has its own effect on people of Karnataka, but unlike other times this is turning out to be one of the most peaceful elections in the state with no cut outs and speakers on the roads.
The election has brought a tinge of happiness in the eyes of the people because of the Rapid development works in the state .With the shuffle of ministers and one shifting parties and constituencies due to various reasons, Ministers seem to be doing a bit of good for the state.
I just hope at least one single party gets a majority to develop the state. Opinion polls suggest the return of S.M. Krishna back to state politics may give an edge for congress over BJP, JDS and SP but they are not far behind the CM Seat. We will have to wait for less than a month to know the fate of Karnataka’s cabinet.
With the down fall of Hockey due to a miserable performance in the Olympic qualifiers and sacking of senior board members from Indian Hockey association Cricket-ainment seems to be the word all over
With the Harbhajan(Mumbai Indians)-Sreesanth(Kings XI Punjab) controversy and the cheer leaders controversy IPL has lead to the Destruction of Test and one day cricket in
While the ICL created a bit of hoop la around the country, the fantastic money Making BCCI has done its bit to overshadow ICL.
With still half the tournament to go around there seems to be a shift in winning to loss ratio for teams as the Australians will be leaving for the
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Friday, December 28, 2007
Who is to be blamed? government,herself,opposition?no one actually!The system has to be blamed and quite rightly she deserved a great welcome in her country.
Such a great leader and she is no more.
I on behalf of the fellow Indians pray for her soul to rest in peace and wish many such leaders rule the world
Thursday, December 27, 2007
The saffron activists torched a police station at Phiringia, one of the violence-hit areas in Kandhamal.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
No way did other party people come closer to win, it was one sided as expected.But why did Satta Bazaar turn the other way round one day before the results were out.Maybe it was fate that made people to lose money.Anyway ALLs well that ends well..# cheers to Modi one for each win.Keep going MODI.
Now after a comfortable victory against the stronger opposition congress and first time contenders BSP,Congress is now blaming BSP had an agreement with BJP.
Give us a break guys,it was a one sided victory.u guys never were in the competition,Its a tragedy that u guys are a part of coalition government running the whole country.Accept defeat and better luck next time.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Kumble and Dhoni will lead the High confident,injured team to an unforgettable victory.But wen we are silent why is the opposition blabbering.
We may directly not influence the society but here's a place where we can vent out all our opinions good or bad about any country.
How does the lead India Factor come into existence in today's youth is the question?
So lets start our journey towards deciding who,what,where,how and when we budge to the corrupt practices.
and in first place,do we have to!!!!!!!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
It's a shame on any party's part to fight in public.Just because some one has a 20 lakh watch, it is highlighted and the Improvement done in Karnataka which was definitely significant was never shown.
One wants a days party to fool around with peoples vote...today congress tomorrow BJP and day after back to where he started and the result ,no development in the state.
Just because they have thousand parties where they are having fun in changing parties after winning elections from the old party.People sometimes vote for the individuals and some times for the party.Taking advantage of the weak is a Habit.
The election speech they give is just "Verbal diarrhoea".Promises are made to break and these people themselves don keep promises.
ha ha..Is this wats called Democracy and Goverment?
wake up and vote for the just ,don just vote!
You know "they" refers to whom right?
I think he was making clear about the Godhra Carnage and Sohrabbudin's death.I cant understand if Modi had done it also,why is the Parliament and Presidents office holding Afzals petition pending.
Ex-President A.P.J.Abdul Kalam says they never even got the petition to him and shiv sena gave the reason because he dint clear the petition,he was not supported for a second term.
where is politics headed to these days?
Lets unite in saving our planet Earth for future generations.Reports tell that one bulb releases so much Co2 to the environment that to neutralize it we need to plant 30 saplings .
Lets join our hands in using Public Transport or Bio-Fuel vehicles and using less current and energy to save the earth from excessive heat or cold.