Vande Mataram

Monday, December 24, 2012

'MODI'fication of Gujarat - Bharath next?

It is Modi again in Gujarat. He has done it, despite the curses, opinion building, friends and foes, internal meandering etc. Modi has proved his mettle and marches ahead with victory. It was not a cake walk of course. He toiled for this victory and he deserves it. It is a hat trick for Modi and BJP in Gujarat. His leadership qualities and his communication skills are commendable. Some call it marketing gimmick. But they forget the fact that gimmickry cannot get you going for the third consecutive time with a thumping victory.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

What is under the hood of this Sainthood?

It was another Sunday (2/2/12) with the usual laziness syncing in and day was moving at a snail's pace. While watching TV, I saw some Christian  function with some big wigs of the church present. It was Jaya Plus channel and they said that martyrdom was being accorded to one Devasahayam Pillai. I googled and wiki'd to figure out what role has he played in the freedom struggle. Later it turned out to be a Christian religious martyrdom. So, what does this mean to us? Pillai will be a Christian saint sooner or later. This martyrdom is the first step towards that.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The fable of ‘Martyr’ Devasahayam Pillai: Church’s lies stand exposed – B.R. Gauthaman

This is an article, a well researched one, of my learned friend B.R.Gauthaman. The incisive questions asked by him based on the facts and recorded history, puts the claim of the church under a cloud of suspicion. The color quote by the church may wane when it rains. I have my thoughts and questions on the sainthood offer. I'll put them through shortly.

Now, here goes Gauthaman.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holocaust of Cattle - Are we living amongst Schultz Staffel?

Sunday normally starts with a lazy morning, my mom prodding about prayers and breakfast, dad enjoying his time with me speaking from politics to Vedanta to old time memories. One of the past Sundayas (7/10/12) was different. None was at home in the morning as parents left to home town for Navarathri. Bloody lazy day with loads of outstanding works is really a hell. But as there was no other go, started the day through that hell and was sailing through.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Politics of Love and Loyalty

Contemporary politics is an idiosyncratic trade. People stay mum for allegations which would attract a tight slap in normal situations and even an attempted kill in flared up moods. An example of one such (chronic) behaviour is that of the Gandhi family, not of the Barrister from Gujarat, but of the heirs of the person to whom he lent his surname. Feroze Gandhi. There were some retorts and repartees during the times of Feroze's wife Indira and his son Rajiv. But right after Rajiv's wife Sonia Gandhi took over the family organisation i.e the Congress Party, a lot of allegations were levelled, some even make the listener think as if hurling vitriol at will were the order of the day. But not even a murmur heard against such allegations, leave alone law suits being filed.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Goebbelsian tactics of Dravidian politics!

Anti Brahmin ramblings are not new to TamilNadu. The cowards of Dravidian political parties have been resorting to attacks on Brahmins as the community is known for its tolerance of even ruthless violence. There is still a controversy going on in Srirangam, the constituency of TamilNadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha. A small hotel named Krishna Iyyer Cafe has been targeted by a  group still clinging to the idiotic ramblings of EV Ramasamy Naicker the founder of  Dravidar Kazhagam, a group propagating atheism. EVR Naicker is a man of controversial lifestyle.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Reforms - Do we really need them this way?

The meaning of Reform is to put an end to (an evil) by enforcing or introducing a better method or course of action. When we talk about economic reforms it is about the course correction of an already dilapidated socialist economy of our nation till 1991. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Coal gate - Nothing to forget about

Aping the west especially USA is  the way of most of the walks of life nowadays. Even in naming a corruption charge. The Union Government's latest in the list of it's corruptions is the loss of Rs.1,86,000 crore to the exchequer, in allocating the coal mines in our nation. The CAG has come up with a clear and methodical approach is exposing the loss, which is termed as presumptive, to the exchequer. But given to understand that this loss to the exchequer has been a gain for someone, makes one sit up and ask a list of questions, which the Government feels uneasy to answer.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Applaud PM's honesty - His silence is honourable!

"Hazaron jawabo se achchi hai khamoshi meri, na jaane kitne sawalo ki aabru rakhe. (My silence is better than a thousand answers, it keeps intact the honour of innumerable questions)," The PM prefers silence when questions are asked.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Asom - Must mitigate the migrant menace

I live in my town. Someone comes from a distant place as there is no possibility for decent living there. He slowly tries to dictate my terms of life and finally attempts to control me in total. If I retaliate, some say he needs to be given a humanitarian consideration. Some threaten me that my stern stand against him will turn him violent and harm me.

Some blame me as intolerant because his way of life is different from mine. He has come to my town to make a living and I don't have anything against him unless my existence is threatened. When threatened I'm not negotiating with the trespasser as it is my home and he has to mind his behaviour.

You call me terrorist? I don't care. You call me intolerant? I'm not bothered. You call me fascist? I have gross indifference towards your attitude. You blame my attitude? I don't give it a damn!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

TESO - A cliff to cling on for the falling DMK

Off late we've been hearing a lot about TESO. Some of us might have TESO in dim distant past memories. A quick catch up about it. TESO stands for Tamil Eelam Supporters Organization, formed in 1983 with M. Karunanidhi (DMK), K.Veeramani (Dravidar Kazhagam) and Pazha. Nedumaran of Tamil Nationalist Party. This was formed to garner support for separate Eelam nation in the Sri Lankan island.

On 4 th May 1986, DMK organized the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organization Conference in Madurai. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, N.T.Rama Rao and Dr.Subramanian Swamy participated in that conference. They indeed were seemed to be bent on getting Eelam. All participants promised help to the sufferers.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Welcome to Organiser

DIAL plot to raze thousand year old temple complex near Delhi Airport

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mahasannidhanam of Sringeri arrives at Chennai

It has been a long wait for the Sringeri devotees of TamilNadu especially the ones of Chennai. We have had the Holy presence of Sri Mahasannidhanam during his earlier visit in 1995. It has been 17 years since, and we have been praying for his visit and have been anticipating. His Holiness has given his consent to visit Chennai during his tour of Southern States. Southerners were ecstatic.We've been following His Vijaya Yatra right from 26-Feb-12 mentally and through media. The Chennai visit was confirmed with Kumbabhishekam of Sharadha temple at Kodambakkam, but the duration of His visit was still a matter of discussion.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Moral Education - More pressure on Students?

Everyone is lamenting about lack of moral education in schools and lack of care by parents when news broke out that a teenager school student stabbed his teacher to death, because she complained about his poor performance to his parents. Moral Instruction was included in the timetable when I was in school, but our teachers proudly said that moral stories won't fetch marks in exams and concentrated on Mathematics and Science during those hours.  I was an average student in those subjects, so hated the pressure put by the teachers who wanted me to understand what they taught instead of teaching me in a way I understood. (Thank fully one of our family friends was a maths teacher and he taught me in private in a way I understood and I got decent marks in mathematics.) Science? If everybody becomes a scientist who will manage the world? So, I studied commerce and management.