Vande Mataram

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A point of odour. May it please you, Justice Katju!

We've been hearing a lot of lament about delayed and denied justice to the affected parties, particularly with regards to the violence happened after the Godhra train massacre in 2002, from Mr. Justice (Retd) Markandey Katju. He has earlier raised this point with a suggestion that all the scents of Arabia will not be sufficient to get rid of the bad odour of the violence. When Justice Katju faced opposition for the tenor of his essay, he was pretty determined not to listen to the other side. He has now gone over to Pakistan through it's newspapers and spoken against the Gujarat Chief Minister, probably for the convenience of a like minded audience without an iota of opposition to his views.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Scent of a retired Judge

Mr.Justice Markandey Katju, the Chariman of the Press Council of India, is known for his legal acumen and out spoken nature. He is famous for his open mouth comment in the open court aimed at senior counsel P.P. Rao. He has been writing many articles some of those make good sense and many of those go otherwise. Of late, Justice Katju seems to have a gross contempt for his fellow countrymen and is very much open mouthed in his criticism.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Felons are a result of bad parenting

Of late we've been hearing the media hullabaloo over the Delhi gang rape and other such incidents in the society. We've been wondering what has gone wrong with some of our folks? Why there is a sudden spike in such violence? Why do we have an increase in this untenable behaviour?  Are we doing anything for that apart from commenting on Facebook and participating in candle light processions? Many people blame the society and the trend of the lifestyle for this and ask for a change. That is perfect. But I have a question for those folks. The panic is justifiable, since we have sisters, cousins, daughters and friends in the women folk whom we wish to be safe in the world and cannot tolerate the agony of them getting violated.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The cyclonic monk who saved a fainting nation

Twelfth of January every year is observed as Youth Day, since it is Swami Vivekananda's  Birth day. The nation celebrates the 150th Birthday of the Swami with a situation comparably similar to that of the days of the Swamiji. In those days people were accepting that the culture of the land was inferior and the way of life needed refinement to reflect that of the European which was considered civil enough and anything that didn't have a semblance to it was termed barbaric. Macaulay, taking a mammoth step towards asserting British supremacy, summarily brushed aside the ancient scriptures of our culture with a sweep of left hand as unworthy. Did he read those and have any reason to conclude? Hardly is the answer to the first part and arrogance is the answer to the second part of the question.