Childrens Days – India

Posted: November 6, 2011 in Am I wrong, Angry, Answer, Children, Gandhi
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Disclaimer :- Political Article.. No offence meant to anyone, These are my thoughts and What I as a person Believe and think.  Indian politics ..

Why do we celebrate the children’s day on the Birthday of First prime minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru.. Have we ever sat down to see what this man was and how he behaved during his rule India .. and HOW he became the prime minister…

Children’s Day is to celebrate “childhood”. On Children’s Day tribute is payed to all children in the world. Children are loved by one and all. They win over our hearts with their ways and innocent smiles. It makes one realise that that’s the way God wanted us to be.

I am sure a lot of people will have a lot to say on this but here are some of the truths that not many know and those who know have not bothered to tell anyone else ..

First of all can anyone tell me How and where did the surname NEHRU came to being .. I will post about it next time if anyone wants to know .. meanwhile some of the reasons why children’s days should not be celebrated TO celebrate the birthday of Jawahar lal Nehru.

He had so many affairs while in office of which a lot of people know..

We all know about his affair with Lady mountbatten I hope no one is denying that ..

It is also knows that This man had an affair with sarojini naidu’s daughter Padmaja Naidu, Her pictures would be laying in his bedroom and the young Indira would often get into arguments over this issue.

This was one of the reason why Padmaja was made the governor of West bengal.

Then there is also a Story of a Lady on Benaras by the name of Shardha Ma.. With whom he had relations and when in 1949 she got pregnant , Nehru took her to and left in bangalore. She later gave birth to a baby boy.

There is also a Conspiracy story doing rounds that Nehru was very much concerned about Netaji Shubhash Chander bose and Doctor Shayama Parsad trying to be a sore thorn in him becoming the first prime minister of Independant India.. And as they say History still is guessing how these two died.

Also according the book The great divide: Muslim Separatism and Partition.. the Sister of Nehru Vijay laxmi ran away with her lover who was a muslim Sayeeda hussein (who was a servant in their father’s house).. Later Moti lal Nehru forcefully married her to a Ranjit Pandit..

There are so many stories that have come out .. yet we celebrate the childrens day and Call Jawahar Lal Nehru as the CHACHA of the nation ..

Can I please ask all the intelligent people, That if this was in our own family will we leave our kids with such a person , Whose affairs we all know of , and who had not one but a few extra marital affairs ..

Yet we as a nation have been so brainwashed, We just don’t see anything wrong in this whole family .. there are question marks on our prime minister Indira Gandhi too.. she has her own catalogue of such stories .. Which I will talk maybe next time ..

So many questions are left to be answered ..

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  1. sneha says:

    loaded post bikram..defenitely something to think over this 14th

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  2. saru singhal says:

    With due respect to him, I always feel he is responsible for the Kashmir issue as well. He knew Jinnah wouldn’t live longer as he was suffering from a fatal disease. Just because he wanted to be the first PM, he divided the country. His sacrifice would have saved millions lives…However, I was not aware that he abandoned his kids…Nicely written dear…Thanks for enlighting us about our great leader…

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    • Bikram says:

      Well he is responsible, and he was selfish for his own political career he did all that , when the time was to come true of what he preached and said he backed out .. how can someone look after a country when their own house was in turmoil..

      All politcians are ONLY politicians they all have something to hide and keep a secret

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  3. Jyothi says:

    My God! I didn’t know all of these. I knew about Mountbatten and that itself is quite enough to put suspicion on him. Come to think of it, in many ways, politicians of today are not very different from those initial years of our Independence. All thought only about themselves first, the country always comes second!

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    • Bikram says:

      Yes .. Well so was I when i read and knew about it .. these are what is in open a lot more probably which we still dont know …

      Country came way back.. not even second …

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  4. renu says:

    Since this family ruled they made all these rules..and we keep celebrating blindly..and may be after some more years, new generations will not even know other people who sacrificed more and fought for freedom, already many have been sidlined into anonymity

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    • Bikram says:

      YEssssssssssss thats what it is .. and how many NEHRU’s do you know .. or have heard of .. thats another story how he became a nehru and indira became Gandhi 🙂

      It is true we have forgotten the real heroes who faught for freedom by the time next generation grows up no one will know anything …

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  5. Not sure how these two issues relate to each other…

    Destination Infinity

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    • Bikram says:

      D.I. the reason these issues are related is .. we celebrate his birthday as childrens day.. He is supposed ot be a icon not someone who had such issues .. and who cared nothing for his own children…

      WHat sort of message are we sending …
      thats the issue its his birthday fine Celebrate it But dont make a children’s day and call him a Chacha of the nation.. SORRY I got better Chacha’s then him dont need him as mine ..

      Why thrust upon the nation

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  6. Urmi says:

    Still 6 days left for Children’s Day so yet to think about it. Very beautifully written.
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  7. Who decided his birthday was going to be Children’s Day anyway? Never understood that…
    I didn’t know a lot of what you have mentioned but you raise a good point. Unfortunately, people blinded by the Nehru/Gandhi family will not see your point…

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  8. He was a hypocrite for sure and extremely ambitious for PMship and these things have led to many mistakes …

    His romances are none of our business.

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    • Bikram says:

      Yes none of our business . but then he is the PM and his is not a personal life.. Lot of people look upto him .. I have no problem with what he does or not But the problem is with the association of childrens day to his birthday… and the idea of a Nation’s CHacha thrust upon us ..

      I am sorry but if I have a chacha like that in my family I would disown him tooo …

      The question is children’s day as a homage or whatever to him , the person who made so many blunders what does that teach the kids that its good or OK to do all the wrong things and Get away with it and still win accolades …

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  9. asha says:

    except the mountbatten affari i did’nt know the others. btw you’ve become our history teacher, you seem to be knowing so many things about indian history, first bhagat singh and now nehru…
    good. thanks for the info.

    and yessssss i know why the pandit family were called nehru;s bcos their family lived closeby a nehar(canal) and so they were called nehru.

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    • Bikram says:

      They were not a pandit family mam. They became a pandit family due to some reasons. I have a post ready but there Grandfather was a mughal who changed his surname to NEHRU as you said they lived near a river.. to save themself from british.. and became a pandit from then ..

      I jsut like reading about history and see how it was manipulated by the people in power and how we as citizens still beleive in all that we read or was told to us … whereas if we sit and read a different picture emerges …

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  10. b k chowla says:

    Yes, I know.So much is known of him and so much is hidden in history files.
    Nehru–originally Kaul–shifted to Allahabad and were staying next to the Nehar(canal).That is how the family came to be known as Nehrus.

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    • Bikram says:

      I am not sure if they were originally kaul’s … they had to change to being pandits .. thats what i have read maybe i am wrong ..

      yeah so much is still hidden hopefully slowly all these will come out in the open

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  11. Meera says:

    Bikarm, even leaders are human! Nehru was married to Kamla as was the custom those days – I am sure neither’s consent was taken. But you know I often think about the men and women of those days who were involved in the freedom struggle. They were married but had extra marital relations- why? Probably because they could relate to the men/women with whom they shsared the cause and not to their spouses. Even today we have people who hae affairs with colleagues because they spend more time with them than with their s pouses. Nehru given all his faults was probably the best person at that time to have become our PM. Let us forgive him his human faults! About him bein called ” chacha Nehru” and loving children- my father has a joke. He says that Nehru would hold the child and cuddle him until the kid yelled or peed on him- then the chacha mask would slip 🙂 Nice post though!

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    • Bikram says:

      YEs totally agree with you that he was human .. but he was a person at whom people looked at so he shud have known. moreover all that we read in the history is not true.. how and why he became the PM is also a theory.. that brought more chaos ..

      I am not saying what he did was wrong or right that is not my business.. I am just concerned that a day in his name and that too on the ones who will be the future of our nation .. now thats not a good idea …

      Nehru did a lot just for the sake of keeping his prime-ministership .. lot of issues But then that is not what i am discussing .. i gues anyone will do anything to keep their CHAIR.. all is fair in Politics i guess ..

      But the idea of having childrens day on his birthday that is what i am questioning …

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  12. I have heard about these affairs of Nehru. But he became the PM because of his charisma. He was mentally and Englishman than an Indian. So, the British were comfortable with him and influenced in making him the PM. But Indira had the leadership quality than her father apart from all the flaws. Yes, as one commenter has said, they are also humans! Shastriji was a flawless person according to me!

    Who will change the childrens’ day? The Nehrus are ruling!

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    • Bikram says:

      🙂 Well that again is debatable about indira. But yeah i do not have anything against the way she worked .. that is politcis of which i have no clue. She was good and bad both as we all are ..

      YEs Shastri was flwless so maybe we should hae childrens day on his birthday .. rather then on someone who has a tarnished image. i dont have any thing against the ways of Nehru but looking at childresn perspective it isnot the right way to go by

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  13. nrigirl says:

    An eye-opening post indeed Bikram! Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Ashwathy says:

    Interesting thought process.
    Why we celebrate Children’s day on his bday – because he loved kids. Fine. But then your post is certainly food for thought. I did not know so many details about him…..

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  15. suruchi says:

    koi baat nahi na Biky-kuch cheezen jaise hain waise he rehne dene chahiye-imagine having to explain to our kids why Nehru’s bday is NOT celebrated now as Children’s Day! kabhi kabhi ignorance mein bliss hote hain-n then politics has always been a dirty game and power a corrupting influence-he was born with a sense of charm and he used it-who wouldn’t?

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  16. Punam J R says:

    Well, Bikram, truthfully, I am living in a pseudo world completely parallel to where we are, right now, at this moment and I conveniently stay away from these questions…

    But come to think of it, yes, if Nehru has been on the adultery path and if he has been morally incorrect, then, associating his birthday with children is not really a great idea.

    The question is, who validates history? Our history as it is written – what is the basis behind that?

    A lesser-known fact is also that Padmavathi was sent in the form of SIta to Ravana’s lair, and NOT Sita herself.. how many of us know the story of Srinivasa and Padmavathi? And we revere Lord Ram as maryada purushottam.. the one who accused Sita of cheating upon him and asked of her, an agni pariksha in front of the whole kingdom.

    Yes, I kind of brought a religious twist to your political write-up. Basically, my question is very simple: What is history and how true is it? All the detailed accounts of how some people (Nehru, Gandhis) fought for the country tend to overshadow the sacrifices of all those lesser mortals, the unknown faces who shed their blood.. for the very same reason.

    If we ever speak of history, then we have to take into account all those empty pages that were left unwritten.. all those heart wrenching stories of martyrs whose tales are left unsaid.. all those ‘x’es that never came into picture because ‘y’s were occupying the limelight.

    Instead, we glorify the Nehrus of the gang by celebrating their birthdays as Childrens’ Day.

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    • Bikram says:

      Wowowowwoow .. blimey i did not expect this ..

      Dont you think that is the problem staying away from the problem not tackling , thats what the whole nation is doing no wonder we dont get to do anything.

      I cna understand there is not foolproof way of validating history , the ones in power wrote there own history as they wanted .. but there are always other things we can look , I have taken examples from a few books which have been written genuinly. You see truth does not lay buried it comes out .. pity is that it is coming out now thats all ..

      WHat you say is correct but then religion is more based on Mythology.

      we shud look at the unwritten pages for sure but then majority of the time the unwritten pages are usually of the BAD deeds done . because Good deeds are put on paper immediately 🙂

      totally agree with you hence now is the time to bring all those who are left out , out in open .. let talk about the real heros the ones who actually did something for the country …

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  17. Yuvika says:

    exactly! and what is really done for children on children’s day apart from school events and some parties of the elite?

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  18. jennygoth says:

    i dont believe in special days for children everyday should be a childrens day they are very precious and should be brought up to be as best an adult as possible sometimes hard in this harsh world of meaness and greed of those leading us but we can only do our best bikram do not know much about your blog but im sure your feelings are strong on this subject have a lovely week xxjen

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    • Bikram says:

      YESSSSSSSSSSss totally agree with you.. we as adults have brought the kids so its our responsibility to treat kids as kids and make sure each day is a children’s day for them.

      Thank you so much .. you have a great week tooo 🙂

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  19. a says:

    Interesting perspective. Winners write the history. Nehru’s legacy wrote the history and wrote what they thought is right

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    • Bikram says:

      Yes but we are not dummy’s anymore that we should follow it all the time.. there are other laegacy’s too maybe time has come to look at them too now … and make a change .. each one eveyr one if makes a change what a beautiful nation we will have

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  20. Shobha says:

    Point to ponder….

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  21. Rachna says:

    Good post! Well, it is no surprise that something is not named after a dog of their family. You have put some valid questions there. And, this sycophancy surrounding the Nehru-Gandhi family, I hope I live to see it die a natural death.

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    • Bikram says:

      That will happen to, its probably written the next generation will read it 🙂 I hope so to i live ot see it all finished or at least the citizens finding all about it and not following them all like goats

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  22. Harsha says:

    Well! Few of what you have written has actually surprised me. I just knew about his relationship with a foreigner. And as you said, these are not the values we want children to adopt. Whatever his personal life was, I find it ridiculous to celebrate children’s day on the birthday of a mere politician.

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    • Bikram says:

      Hmm exactly these are not the values , at least i dont want my kids to look up to that .. Same thought here , there are a plenty more people who have done so much good , selfless good , it shoud be in honour of them .. not for the ones who have looted this country

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  23. Makes Chacha quite a colourful person! 😀

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  24. AlkaGurha says:

    Bikram, it is thought provoking today but two decades ago Indian media never discussed the private lives of politicians as they do today…So what Nehru did as a romantic was kept under warps….and only Nehru the nation builder was in the spotlight. Times have changes and so your point becomes relevant today.

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    • Bikram says:

      SO true , I can understand . but the books i have mentioned were written then, but as you say media played a role in brain washing us all.. I hope now something is done …

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  25. Sakshi says:

    You know Bikram, this is a very strong post.
    See the Universal Children’s day is celebrated world over on 20th November! But different countries have different days earmarked to celebrate the Children’s Day. In India, the problem is, that everything has to have a political affiliation.. maybe that is the reason why it is celebrated on JLN’s birthday.

    Now about the various controversies that have been making rounds about the entire Gandhi family and lineage.. here is something-
    The reason why all of them get so much of importance is, because we have given them that kind of importance. The media has nothing better to do, than to fling dirt at various politicians. And ultimately create a bias in the mind of the people.
    It is like advertisement.
    What really is the truth, no one knows.
    Yes, JLN may have had affairs.
    But so do many other people, all around the world. He was human too, and so are Gandhi’s.
    We are the ones giving them the ‘god’ like stature.
    You don’t like them, don’t vote for them.
    Don’t put them in power.
    Times have changed today. We see the rationale. But just because we see the rationale does not mean that the rest of the country sees it too.

    And I always say that, the more graves you dig, more skeletons you get.
    Everything really is a sham mostly.

    But in times like now, all your points become relevant!

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    • Bikram says:

      Yes thats a big problem all has to be politically affiliated .. even opening a school or a road .. Totally agree we the common people have followed these leaders and they have taken full advantage of it.

      YEs so many have affairs but he is a public figure someone whom we all looked upto ..

      Totally agree again that if i dont like then i should not vote .. but he is not here anymore and the childrens day will still be celebrated , the question is I think it should be changed to someone whose values ideals we can follow and be good citizens .. good humans …

      yes all is a sham 🙂

      thank you.

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  26. Nirvana says:

    wow! this was definitley a loaded post. And I didn’t know any of these – only knew about the Lady Mountbatten one!

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  27. the US politics is different from our own. they put a premium on leaders being clean,virtuous,upright & role-models while the public leads their lives as vibrantly as they can
    but in India the general public is more morality driven but are strangely ok with the colorful lives of their leaders. we’ve always accepted naajayaz rishteys/bacches as part of the life of a politician
    no questions asked

    curious about the post on Indira now

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    • Bikram says:

      YEs here also leaders have good clean image and if something comes out they are asked to step down, in india its a Star on the shoulder if more things coome out , the more criminal cases in ur name, the more GHaplas in your name the bigger the leader you are.

      YEah will post on indira too .. soon jsut getting some book references 🙂

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  28. Cheers to your comments and reads on my blog 🙂 I did visit your blog sometime back when you shared your grand parents photographs. Then I saw some fiction stories, where, I do not recall and then I forgot 😀

    Alright, am all for killing the Indian Politicians and I would like to know how he became Nehru, or I will google or will read comments when am done here!

    Hmmm, the Benaras lady is news to me. We ride really high on emotions in our country when it comes to politics and the bapus and gandhis. I would look forward to the next post and though, I am all for someone having affairs with as many women as he likes, but getting someone pregnant and not respecting her is not something that I appreciate at all.

    More than what he did to women, unattended children, when I die and see him in hell, may ask about Bose though!

    And, why disclaimer? As far as I could read you from your comments, you are the last person who cares about what someone may think?

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    • Bikram says:

      HEy there .. wlecome 🙂

      yes lets get rid of each one of them, its the best way to clean the mess. How he became a nehru well the family was a mughal family and after 1857 revolution to save skin as britishers were killing a lot of muslims , they changed the surname to NEHRU as they lived near a river .. and started calling themselves Pandits. Thats how Nehru clan started.

      YEs apparantly the son is or was alive somewhere and since the lady was put in a convent it was all hushed up … and yes please ask about BOSE and also ask him Why he did not force Gandhi to talk about Bhagat singh’s hanging .. they could have stopped it but then Bhagat singh was more popular then gandhi in those days so it was convinient for them to not talk about it.

      The discalimer as some of my friends still beleive in this legacy its for them .. thats all .. I do write what i want and what i see ..

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  29. Ria says:

    Didnt know any of this except the Mountbatten one! Good post, and glad u wrote it. 🙂

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  30. Chhavi says:

    Well, I am aware of all these stories but I don’t think I’ll stop celebrating Children’s day because of that. That’s my personal opinion though 🙂 🙂

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    • Bikram says:

      Hi Chavvi I am not saying to stop celebrating the childrens day .. I have said it shud be on some other day or as a honour to someone worthy of it .. it is celbrated on 14th Because it’s Nehru’s B’day not because it is childrens day.

      Childrens days worldwide is on 20th november by the united nations .. Each country has their own day mostly its 1st june in a lot of places ..

      The article was in context to that Why have it on His b’day , is he a role model for that ..

      Thank you.

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  31. Androgoth says:

    Yes a very interesting posting this one Bikram and with many
    thought provoking parts to it, I can see that your well established
    reader base are already enjoying this post, and it is highly charged
    with varying snippets of information, which offers a finer line of
    debate I think? Of course I do not know much about this subject
    but I have enjoyed reading some of the previous comments and
    I have certainly learned a few things too in the reading of this
    most excellent offering. I will be calling back to see how this all
    pans out, and of course to read your next piece on…

    “How and where did the surname NEHRU came in to being?”

    Have a most wonderful wednesday Bikram and
    thank you for sharing your thoughts on this one 🙂

    Androgoth

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    • Bikram says:

      thank you so much for the wishes.
      Glad you liked reading .. the post is basically on politcians trying to hog the limelight somehow ,, otherwise why shud a childrens day be celebreated on a politcians birthday .. thats all the rant is about

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  32. Pixie says:

    So many theories like this exist – most of them are probably facts.. since no one is going to speak up on how much of truth is actually present in these “rumours” and theories…
    So many such stories are present abt Gandhiji as well.. A book abt him was recently banned in India as well.. cant remember the name now.

    An interesting post.. 😀

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    • Bikram says:

      The thing is at that time it was congress ruling so they did not let the truth be registered in history and always had to portray congress as the only party that did anything for the independance and its leaders were the best. But as usual as other parties win and take control they let the secrets out .. and now the PIL stuff where anyone can ask for information .. so all those secret papers are coming out .. which is good .. for reading them the true picture is coming out of our so called leaders, end of the day they are all the SAME.

      Yes the book was banned cause it had some manuscripts of the conversations Gandhi had with others …

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  33. Thanks for the informative Post Bikram..gives us a lot to think about !!

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  34. Megha says:

    awesome post bikram…..even i have read a lot about his acts…..dnt know y people celebrate this great day in his name.

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  35. It seems Bikram expects everybody to be all clean…First of all Bikram learn that no one is 100 per cent perfect and we should respect the good qualities of a person. Nehru has done a lot for nation and specially on Kashmir issue…How a person is in his personal life, how is it affecting you? Why are you concern about his personal life….

    Indeed he was a lover of Children…
    Don’t take the charge of solving conspiracy…

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    • Bikram says:

      🙂 Yes i do think that way .. but then who cares what i think.

      I think you got it all wrong he is the reason for the mess in kashmir , if only he had allowed Jinnah to be the first PM things would have been different , maybe there would have been No partition who knows ..
      Nehru has madea lot of mistakes and anyway this post is not to show off his bad points or Discuss him..
      It is to ask why is childrens day celbrated on his b’day when there are so many things wrong with this person. .. personal life well he is a public man and is the PM how can he afford to be personal .. That would mean that anyone who does this otherwise too should be ok as its their personal life , no one should have a problem with it 🙂

      and Regarding conspiracy I am not taking any charge to solve them .. These are theory’s and as such the congress is not denying it also..

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  36. To be frank, there is no relationship between a PM’s birthday and Children’s Day. This special day should only be celebrated for children and not being political, whatsoever.

    I’ve had enough of politicians ruining our lives, and now they want to take away our basic rights of celebrating children? They aren’t getting my vote for sure.

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    • Bikram says:

      YESSS, you said the right thing. the children’s day should be away from politics. I totally agree with you.. same here politcians have not done a single things to be proud of they have taken our nation to the gutters ..

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  37. Deepa says:

    hey !

    okkkkkkkkkkk … i finally recognised the wood/stick insect … whew !

    now, on this post …. I dont hav much admiration for Nehru … he put unwanted ideas in Jinnah’s head .. IT was in a way coz of him that Pakistan and India were separated.

    I had to study his book “Discovery Of India” not bad.

    Maybe “Children’s day” is associated with Nehru coz of the many children he could have begot, thanks to the numerous affairs (errr … the was a sidey and poor joke)

    maybe he did genuinely love children .. and hence Children’s day .. who knows ?

    either way, i used to be glad of this day coz it gave me a holiday in school 🙂

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    • Bikram says:

      Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy .. Excellent

      you are not the only one who doesnot have admiration for him. yes you are so right on the pakistan issue he was or shud be partly blamed for it .

      and the holiday imagine if it was not on his b’day it would mean TWO holdiyas then 🙂

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  38. R-A-J says:

    Hey Bikram, very interesting post… actually, I think every great man usually has some dirt associated with him.. check up on Mahatma Gandhi n the morality quotient of any average Indian could take an alarm.. similar with even Einstein.. n there’s a lot of stuff doing the rounds on Sonia and her kin.. guess we wudnt hv much of an option to nt follow.. again, i read som place tht Friendship’s Day ws somethin created by the Americans to take the focus away fr the Hiroshima bomb.. today it seems to be workin as the day is rememebered more fr the former than the latter 🙂
    very interesting read, Bikram 🙂

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    • Bikram says:

      TOtally understand But in einstiens case we have all the info.. whereas in Nehru’s case we only have what the Congress says and some are secrets not share and other stuff is banned etc ..
      Thank you

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  39. 🙂
    thanks for the enlightenment …Such a colorful background ??and then PM of the country and not only that his family has been ruling over years!
    all major stadiums and public places named after them…why??
    shame!

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  40. Novroz says:

    a very interesting post, Bik. I have heard Nehru in history book…couldnt remember why he was in it tho. I didnt he had so many affairs, I agree with you…children day shouldnt be at the same day as any politician birthday, especially one with a lot of affairs

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  41. jyotimishra says:

    This post deserves a publication…
    its straight going to my FB wall 🙂

    Awesome n informative read !!

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  42. Ameena says:

    As a mother this post hit me hard…great writing Bikram! So cohesive and yet so expressive. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Rama Ananth says:

    Even I have heard about these things, and as you say, I also don’t like the idea of children’s day being celebrated on his birthday.

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  44. Tanishka says:

    This was honestly an eye opener for me… I had never heard about any of this before….. This is a proff how weak my GK and awareness is…. Duhh me….

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  45. Smitha says:

    The sad thing is that so many people cannot think beyond the Nehru-Gandhi name. To them, the dynasty is divine 😦

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  46. PeeVee™ says:

    I did not know of all these stories, all I have heard is how much he has done for our country-_-
    Something to think about, indeed.

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  47. atul says:

    He is no role model for anyone , least of all kids !

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  48. Deboshree says:

    Well, overlooking all the murky waters for the time being, I just want to say Happy Children’s Day to you. I hope you are never too old to forget the child in you. Today, I am going shopping. Err. 😀

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    • Bikram says:

      A happy childrens day to you too.. You know me I dont forget those days .. I beleive what sort of a man forgets his roots .. 🙂 and childhood days were where the rooots are 🙂
      Thank.

      So what did you buy then 🙂

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  49. As far as I know, his birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day because he was one who loved children. As for his ‘colorful’ past, which big name doesn’t have one? Aren’t revelations by Mahatma Gandhi shocking enough? Aren’t emergency excesses shocking stories too? What we believe to be the truth, is in the end, someone’s account of things as they saw- or rather perceived. So we can never really get to know The Truth.

    I am back here after a long gap. Glad to see your passionate post. 🙂

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    • Bikram says:

      Well children’s day should be IF it has to be in the name of a politician the one who can be a rold model , the types of politcians we have , it shud never be on the day of a politcial leader.
      As you said now that the truth is coming out maybe its time ot change a few things .. and why call him the Chacha of the nation and mahatama the father SOrry I dont beleive it and I dont accept them as either .. they did not do as much as the other freedom fighters did for the nation.

      We people well what can i say about that

      Anyway Its good to see you back .. How are you doing … 🙂

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  50. Jane Doe says:

    I completely agree with your thoughts. I have asked these same questions many times to many people. I think many people actually detest the idea of celebrating Nehru’s bday as children’s day. As the saying goes ‘history is written by winners’, we are merely following it. most of the history is manipulated and anyone with radical thinking can point out the flaws. hope this young generation will bring some change.

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    • Bikram says:

      We have been fed and brainwashed to think about nehru and all how good they were blah blah.. you are write the hisotrians have been biased and we have lost so much info.. sad …

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  51. Ruprekha says:

    Yes, well aware and agree with you, yet go on celebrating Children’s Day on Nehru’s birth anniversary. I think it was his love and concern for children that we celebrate. More over, it is rather late to change what we have been doing for years now, or may be we wouldn’t stir a hornet’s nest.
    But loved your post, bold and a positive one.

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    • Bikram says:

      We all love kids even criminals might love kids but they are not role models …
      it is a hornets nest because a few in our country dont understand logic 🙂

      Thank you so much.

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  52. subroto says:

    I can understand where you are coming from – that we should not celebrate Children’s birthday because he was a womanizer. True the relationship between Nehru and Lady Mountbatten was well known, whether it was more spiritual than physical who is to say. The rest of your post, pardon me for saying this because you have such a fine blog, is repetition of rumors floating on the internet. You see them on conspiracy sites and though they have been repeated a thousand times they are still unsubstantiated. Unlike the experiments in self control by our beloved bapu which we ignore. Despite his many faults, Nehru did something that has lasted longer than his political legacy. He laid the foundation of learning in form of the many institutions of higher learning – the IITs and IIMs, the science. And the collection of 30 letters written to his daughter – Letters from a Father to His Daughter – which shows him in a different light.

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    • Bikram says:

      See this is what i have my doubts about, We have read one side of the history.. We only know what congress says about NEhru .. I have nothing agains the man.. and Regarding Gandhi well inspite of what ever , thee is a huge population that thinks othewise about him but lets not go there..
      The relationship with other women no they are not conspiracies they are thought to be one as , our historians have been very biased .. they as i mentiond have written only one side of the story.

      end of the day these guys were politcians .. Yes nehru did but then he got the prime ministership on a plate , had it been any other PM the same would have happened .. all these things India was a free nation and had to be built , but as usual he takes all the glory.

      There is more to history then one side..
      BUT the reason for this post was not to discuss the good or the bad it was why childrens days Should not be on 14th november .. due to the reasons i gave.. Thats all
      Thank you so much for taking time Reading the whole article and then commenting such a nice comment 🙂 THANK YOU.

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