Intolerance – New thing in town

Posted: November 30, 2015 in Am I wrong, Angry, Bikramism, Headlines, indians, Mankind, Media, pain
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Right well I was going to start this post with a disclaimer but .. what the hell ..  I am going write what I think, SO what do I say to this NEW fashion statements that are coming left right and centre in our “SHINING and DEVELOPING ” nation , India off course I mean. Every day there is some celebrity or some tom dick and harry who is either getting targeted for saying something the Public DO NOT WANT TO HEAR or for NOT SAYING what the public wants to hear.

End of the day this debate is basically what we want or NOT want to hear, and our hypocrisy has no boundaries , anything to make sure the public attention goes to STUPID or IDIOTIC issues rather than the ones that every INDIAN individual should pay attention to.

Recent melodrama or the fashion statement that is going around is brick bashing of Amir Khan, my view on the whole episode is that the people who are shouting hoarse and asking him to leave the country, making statements how he earns money in India and how his movie PK makes fun of “HINDU” gods and yet was a super hit movie.. right WELL to those people shouting obscenities at  Amir Khan, well they are just proving his point, SAD BUT TRUE.  Going on about one film what about films like RANG DE BASANTI, What about shows like Satayamev Jayate..  or the Movie Sarfarosh , or is it because Amir in Sarfarosh is bashing a Muslim and making those PRO HINDU patriotic dialogues it is ok ..  just because PK is thought to be making fun of HINDU god it suddenly is talked about. – Can anyone see the Pattern of pick and choose ..

All those people where were you when a man was Killed because it was “THOUGHT” he had beef, Many of the people in the mob who killed this man belonged to ONE religion , also I can vouch many of them also EAT MEAT, if not all then at least a handful, they eat MEAT. So HOW is it OK to eat one animal and NOT The other one.

All those people where were you when a young girl was molested on the road of GUWAHATI. ( now I hope the reason for not helping the girl was NOT because she was of one religion)

All those people where were you when a young girl got raped in DELHI.

So what is wrong in saying that Intolerance is growing up  IT DEFINITELY IS.

Moreover he says that his wife feels that way, whats wrong JUST BECAUSE HE IS A MUSLIM he is being targeted like that , The statement is actually a STRONG voice because If I have read it correctly ..

Mr. Khan told an audience that his wife, Kiran Rao, had suggested moving from the country.

“That’s a disastrous and very big statement for Kiran to make to me,” Mr. Khan said. “She fears for her child, she fears what this atmosphere around us will be, she feels scared to open the newspapers everyday.”

KIRAN RAO is a HINDU.. so a hindu is not feeling safe in the country , that is much more shameful than a Muslim saying and YET all the people who have gone on bashing Amir khan , have they even considered for ONE SECOND what that statement means. It puts me at SHAME, that a hindu is saying she is not safe , our country is HINDU DOMINATED..  instead like it always happens we are good at deviating from a core point and go on tangents, because we can target a MUSLIM now, yet this whole drama is on the question of  TOLERANCE.

HECK I don’t feel SAFE when I come to visit my country, does that mean I am a traitor. I feel scared opening the on-line news papers I read every day to know about my country.

There are Millions of issues that need to be looked at , people don’t have DRINKING WATER in rural india, some have to walk hours to get fresh water (This they have to do EVERYDAY), so the people who are WASTING time and energy on harping over what AMIR KHAN said , PLEASE do something else , pick a WATER BOTTLE to give a drink to person who has to walk every day for WATER.

There are Millions who do not have a ROOF over their head, THINK about them and NOT WHAT AMIR KHAN SAID or DID, spend this rage , time  on doing for those who are needy.

There are Millions who are dieing of HUNGER Go and FEED that many people as many tweets or statements you have made over one person’s statement, Imagine the Time that has been wasted over ONE PERSON’s STATEMENT,  if only that much time was spent in the good of people maybe JUST MAYBE we will become a bit more TOLERANT.

I had a smile when I was reading a statement by SHIV SENA that the actor is speaking the language of Treachery, 🙂 and what language do you speak sir when you say Maharashtra is for Maharashtrians, a few years back were you not the same who wanted the people migrating to Mumbai from other STATES OF INDIA, to leave the CITY.  That I beleive is the Language of SOLIDARITY.  TOUCHE’

I think the common man is too busy to make two ends meet, to make sure that there is roof over the head, that there is a bread on the table for his kids, I doubt if he has time for such idiocy, its only the so called EDUCATED, PATRIOTS etc etc who have all the free time for wasting time over a NON consequential statement. Do you think any-one of these characters would have made so much uproar if it was Not AMIR KHAN who made the statement.

Has anyone ever gone and seen the QUEUES outside foreign embassies in India, People QUEUE up to get that visa as early as 4am in morning,  Millions if given a chance to leave WILL LEAVE, majority of those who are shouting Hoarse themselves would love to leave India and settle abroad,  There are millions who probably say the same statement, who probably go through hell each day trying to make a living, yet NO ONE is interested in those poor.

A senior Leader in Indian Govt. (Giriraj Singh)  openly said that “Those opposing Narendra Modi are looking at Pakistan, and such people will have place in Pakistan and not in India,” at a  poll meeting at Mohanpur Haat Maidan near the temple town Deogarh, I guess the recent election in Bihar  showed him what a common man thinks, hopefully he will learn.   So those who take to TWITTER and go on a Rally at every statement WHERE ARE YOU PEOPLE.  how come no outrage on the above statement.

What does that point to me it only shows that Not only are we getting more intolerant we ARE BECOMING CHOOSY INTOLERANT, we do so when it SUITS US.

Here is a Prayer that our literary master wrote , Rabindranath Tagore,  BUT hey before you read it , please let me make myself CLEAR , this was written by a person of a DIFFERENT RELIGION than MINE..

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high, Where knowledge is free, Where the world has not been broken up into fragments, by narrow domestic walls, Where words come out from the depth of truth, Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection, Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way, Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit, Where the mind is led forward by thee, Into ever-widening thought and action, Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake.

 

Indeed for the sake of GOD , which ever one it is you believe in  WAKE UP.

On one of my posts I got the following comment

“Bikram, I sometimes wonder if I’ve punished my kid by bringing him into such a cruel world. I want him to have a beautiful life, but one can only be horrified imagining what kind of future this world is going to have. Whatever happened to ‘live and let live’!”..

HOW TRUE the statement is what sort of world are we leaving , or bringing them into..  Although I also feel that the above statement is what I have to SAY and what KIRAN RAO said above, but that she is married to AMIR KHAN 🙂

I think the time is to UNITE not further divide the nation , especially after what we have seen happen in PARIS, we should get together irrespective of color-caste-creed-religion Anything, and Stop going on and on .. on such silly issues.. 

 

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  1. AdiC says:

    Brilliant post! I was ranting the same way all of last week but then I finally gave up. Because people here are so hell bent on proving that they’re tolerant by doing the most intolerant of acts.

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  2. Bang on, Bikramjit. The hypocrisy we show never cease to amaze me. Pakistan must be very for the sudden boost in ther tourism prospect. Btw, where were the fundamentalists during terror attack or when someone is raped.
    Love the Tagore quote.

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  3. Bikram, I feel that Aamir Khan could have avoided making that statement in the media (or public forum), because such statements can be interpreted and used in different ways. At the same time all different groups need not have hounded him like this and shown more tolerance.

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    • Bikramjit says:

      Hmmmmm well he could have avoided But he was only saying what many people are saying , moreover he said its his WIFE. the groups who hounded him did so because AAmir is a MUSLIM, and that is not right.. politicians say so much wrong and much worse , they actually say it Directly why dont the same groups hound these politicians who we know are making our country go dwon the drain.

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      • True Bikramjit..it is that being a public figure/ celebrity, one has that added responsibility of the impact that his/her speech might have. The statement made by a celebrity in the media has the potential of being misused by certain groups to brainwash people into believing that a particular sect is unsafe in the country.
        Groups don’t hound the politicians because the politicians sustain them. It is simple economics at work.

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  4. pixie says:

    The hypocrisy of it all is quite disgusting!

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  5. There is such an uproar with Aamir’s words, but these people don’t have time to discuss thousand other issues which are much more relevant and important for the well-being of the country as a whole.
    Hypocrisy has reached its crescendo!

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    • Bikramjit says:

      True.. it is because if they discuss those points it will show how hypocrite they are .. so they take the easy way out and make an uproar over non issues … works ok for them especially for our politicians.

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  6. Padmaja says:

    Each point , very well made Bikram, hope some of them atleast will go in to those heads that act as if they are the best patriots.

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  7. isn’t it ironical that those who are busy proving the world that they are ‘tolerant’ by actually indulging in intolerant activities….I just pray that this nation and its people gets back its good sense soon!

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  8. I read somewhere that the Aamir Khan issue was staged to divert people’s attention from something else…

    Destination Infinity

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  9. jennyshetty says:

    I posted a huge comment. Not sure what happened

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  10. It’s sad how we are distracted from important issues and speak and create ruckus over a celebrity statement. Social media has created million experts in our nation. We’ve raised some valid points here which need more attention.

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  11. Greenboochi says:

    Awesome post Bikram. I was thinking along the same lines. Sigh. Media feeds into people’s absurdities and they do the same – soon it becomes a vicious circle.

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  12. Ajay Tiwari says:

    Very well said bikram , we also pained to see so many irresponsible statements coming from all kind of people but bikram these guys does not represent the whole nation, i strongly feel that it is deliberate attempt to divert attention of common people , to keep their vote bank together weather BJP or cong or regional parties , these politicians do not care about the common man or economic development, they are only concerned about next elections, these debates and all the noises will increase in coming time because they feel polarisation of voters will benefit them , india is tolerant and will remain tolerant but the definition will keep on changes time to time to the suitability of these politicians, till the time people will stop voting according to their caste creed religion or region, till then we as common people will keep suffering

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  13. Cherry says:

    Bik… 👍🍒

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  14. GaganDeep Bawa says:

    B just awesome. No words for such a gud work. 200% agree with your views. Likhari ban gaya sada yaar.👏👏👏👏👍👍👍👍👍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  15. Rajesh sharma says:

    Maan paaji. Tusi great ho. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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  16. indihealthin says:

    मैं आपसे सहमत हूँ

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  17. Alok Singhal says:

    Most of us are hypocrites and extremely emotional at times. I don’t get into politics, nor overthink on what celebrities say – they also have a right to express what they feel, just like we do here!

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  18. sm says:

    well written and Aamir Khan has not done any mistake he just said what he thought and he proved his point also

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  19. Brilliant post …..

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  20. Bikramjit its a voice of one’s who care… I love this post…
    Classic and Awesome

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  21. anila says:

    I haven’t read a much truer post on intolerance. Sometimes we all feel let down by the things around us.. and how we would like things to be.. But a certain set of ppl voice them out so they can bring the change we name them traitors.. Sad plight !!!

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  22. Raj says:

    It is wonderful to read your writing after a while Bikram. As strong and as emotionally intense and to the point as ever. Yeah.. there are many more important issues that never get the attention they deserve from people. I think a lot of people are just looking for excuses to go after somebody without even knowing or bothering to know what actually happened or was said. And I don’t understand why people are so angry in Facebook and Twitter.

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    • Bikramjit says:

      Helllooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo How are you Long time no seeeeeeeeeeeeee…

      me either i cant understand why they are angry and if you ask them have they even done anything for the good of the nation they get MORE ANGRY… 🙂 I wonder why

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  23. My Era says:

    The blaring hypocrisy and like you aptly mentioned reacting as per our suitability are two most disturbing facts of the nation we are citizens of.

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  24. Prajakta says:

    They just proved Aamir’s point, didn’t they? You captured that incense burning inside us perfectly here. I can’t believe that our country is turning into such a strange place.

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  25. Prajakta says:

    Accidentally posted before finishing…
    Looking at Chennai and the incredible response of people I feel hope again. There is still a lot of potential for good in people. It is a few that has somehow managed to blindside the otherwise sane and understanding people.

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  26. I’m glad you remember the comment I made on another post.
    “Bikram, I sometimes wonder if I’ve punished my kid by bringing him into such a cruel world. I want him to have a beautiful life, but one can only be horrified imagining what kind of future this world is going to have. Whatever happened to ‘live and let live’!”..
    It had come straight from my heart, and with every passing day, the fear only gets bigger.

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    • Bikramjit says:

      Oh yes definitely, your comment was the one that made me write this post after reading all that is going on in media and what poeople have to say about Amir.

      it is TRUE what you say . SO THANK YOU for the comment , i probably would not have written the post ..

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  27. Seema says:

    Bang on Bikram!!! My say, population is increasing I mean population of hypocrites!!! I still wonder in what kind of world are we living …I’m posted in rural area ..I travel from a nearby town to my place of work everyday…40 kms…I bet, find the road in mid of potholes…India has to SHINE rather than commenting on what Amir Khan said or not…

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    • Bikramjit says:

      Welcome here to this post , thank you so much .. do keep visiting.

      that is the biggest issue we have , we the people tend to spend more time on silly stuff rather than the point which is most important …

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  28. Ashwini says:

    I see a lot of hypocrites here. They are ok as long as people agree with their ideals, once they are found to have a different opinion on things, they are most definitely wrong. Only people who are secure and confident about themselves will respect others’ opinion even if they do not necessarily agree with it.

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  29. Ananya Kiran says:

    Nice read..Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  30. pins & ashes says:

    Public as it were has a very short memory.. let’s say most of the public! so as you rightly said, they just go with whatever is in motion at that time and forget what the same folks did a while ago, ten years ago, two decades ago.. like, say for instance a blog post.. rarely do people read beyond a particular post, go through the links or sit to read all the posts, and make connections.. !

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    • Bikramjit says:

      You are right.. another issue is that we tend to pick up statements out of context and our media mostly always tells half a story which is not right .. it also depends what Govt is in power for example currently in Punjab the Govt in power is GOD.. 🙂

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      • pins & ashes says:

        quoting somebody out of context and just relaying one side of an argument, both are very dangerous and far reaching acts that creates devastating effects. People who listen to it lose out on the real deal.. ! Even the listeners should take everything they read or hear with a pinch of salt, be responsible enough to go in search of the fuller picture

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  31. ruchira says:

    haha…well said B

    Intolerance and mankind…oh jolly! Even Santa might think twice coming from the North Pole 😉

    Happy Holidays!

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    • Bikramjit says:

      he he he I bet , he is probably in deep discussion with himself now that christmas is near …

      Hope you having good holidays Mine dont start till the 24th 🙂 so just another week to go

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  32. Brilliant post with some silent words!! a complete post/article…

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  33. amira says:

    wow. what a worthy rant. I’m not Indian. but from the tidbits of news i came across the topic made me wonder abt it a lot. that the outcry again Amir proved his point.

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  34. ahhhh… thats what we are hypocrites!!… we praise we love when an Indian is sworn as a mayor in US but when it came to sonia gandhi… or any other nationality… we organize dharanas…. and what not!!

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    • Bikramjit says:

      Welcome here to this Blog, thank you so much for visiting …

      you are right .. and what is worse is that it is becoming more and more .. I wish we change because it will help make our nation a great one once again …

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  35. inquisitivegeet says:

    You nailed it Bikram.. Exactly what my heart feels.. Why are we then called a free country if not allowed to speak our minds, regardless of the religion we belong?!
    Very well written..

    Cheers

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  36. I think basic survival should be prime issue for society and its upholders. Instead, everyone wastes time and energy getting waylaid by religion & intolerance issues.
    Like you said correctly, every Indian first needs to feel safe, secure and encouraged by Indian environment. Rest is a faraway dream.

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  37. Sunny says:

    Amazing post, sir. Well-written and well-argued! Kudos to you. Of course, there’s a slant to all these articles and all the posts, both pro and against. I don’t read the newspaper or follow any news. I am actually resentful that still some news filters in indirectly via Facebook. And the reason is the shame, it makes me shudder to read those news items and realize what kind of a world we are living in. I have thought about unfollowing all my Indian friends and family on FB so as to avoid these news items and news commentaries. The same happens from other sources but understandably, news from home disturbs me the most. Anyway, very nice article and very sensible. I am going to share it on my Facebook if you don’t mind. Cheers.

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  38. surindernath says:

    “वो बात सारे फ़साने में जिसका ज़िक्र न था,
    वो…. बात उनको…. बड़ी नागवार गुजरी है !!”

    I neither support congress nor BJP.
    In fact, not able to support any Indian political party.

    But this entire media generated debate about “tolerance”
    ( or for that matter “intolerance” ) looks like a comedy of
    errors. On top of that we have a section of our
    intelligentsia returning awards.

    Agreed that it is their democratic right ( to return) but how
    many of them exercised their democratic rights when
    thousands ( not one or two ) of innocent sikh youths, women,
    children, were massacred in broad day light ( not late night )
    and that too in the capital city of Delhi ( not in any remote area ) ?

    Not hundreds, not thousands but many lakhs ( YES LAKHS !! ) of
    hindhu and sikhs have been physically thrown out of J &K forever.

    How many awards were returned ?

    Or may be massacre, brutal murders and physically dispossessing
    a person ( in this case lakhs ) of his/her birthplace are not covered
    in our media generated “intolerance”.

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  39. Amit Agarwal says:

    Brilliant! Wonderfully done, Bikram sir!

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