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Mahatma Gandhi as we know was the best politician the world has ever had. Politics is the art of gaining what you want even when you are weak… But why call Gandhi as Mahatma I have not understood that, Because as far as I know or as history tells us neither his actions nor his character were impeccable. He did have a few skeletons in his cupboard too.

With each change in political scenario in the country the facts and slogans and Tamasha changes.. according to the will and wimp of the political parties ideology.

Some feel offended that Gandhi is blamed,  but Gandhi was not perfect, so what’s the harm in blaming Gandhi, he did make quiet a few mistakes, who doesn’t, So what’s wrong in blaming him, after all don’t we hear it that we Should be responsible for our actions.

Gandhi no doubt was a very good manipulator, a Politician par excellence.. I don’t deny that, But what I am against is giving a man so much importance when there are others who are equally deserving or MORE. So if they don’t get what they deserve then why is one man singled out for all this respect, If he said that youth like Sardar Bhagat Singh are damaging the image of the nation, then So did he.

March 23 came and went it was the 75th anniversary of the martyrdom of Shaheed Sardar Bhagat Singh. The reason I am mentioning him is that in those turbulent times.. It was HE who was as popular as Gandhi, I will say More than him, that is why the conspiracy theory that Gandhi did not do his best to save him from the gallows.

I myself feel that it has become a mockery with the way history has been changed, manipulated on what Bhagat Singh and many others did , How it helped the bringing of Independence. It is not correct to compare the paths of Bhagat Singh and Gandhi, even when the goal was same..

It is so very wrong to think that it was the Non-cooperative movement which made British  Leave India, the movement started by Gandhi. I think it was both the Revolt to take arms, the anger plus the movements of Gandhi that made the British understand that the time was ripe to vacate the Asian subcontinent for good

The likes of Sardar Bhagat Singh, Chandrasekhar Azad, Rajguru ,SukhDev,Udham Singh and Plenty more whom history has forgotten, who embraced death in their early age, they were all Jewels of OUR country conveniently forgotten by History Manipulators.

Because of political changes history has been so badly manipulated that we still think it was only the indiscipline or non-cooperation movements started by Gandhi that helped in Independence, this is religiously followed in all walks of life in India even to this day.

WE forget that Today the same Congress , and the KHADI wearing people , The so-called people who are following Gandhi principles are the worst enemies we have… and These are the very people the young fire brand freedom fighters cautioned us about..  

But we the people have not learned anything, I doubt if we will Learn too. I am sure EVEN GANDHI himself will be ashamed of the ways our politicians are behaving today, but then Gandhi himself was a Politician par excellence. 
PS:- The spelling in the title are wrong I know .. WHAT Independence!!!!

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I am sure those who regularly visit me know that I become very nostalgic when it comes to friendship, by the grace of god I have made some very good friends all over. I am very proud of that. The following are my views on what I think about friendship, Let me take this opportunity Just want to say I love you all my friends and thanks for always being there .. and to all the new friends I have made here Online , Blogosphere. God bless you all

Internet has been a great tool, I have met so many people over it all over the world and I must say some of them have become very good friends, a few closer than family too. Blogging has helped too in meeting or knowing new people some have been good, some OK, I wont say bad because I think , No one is bad they are good for someone if not you.

I am proud and can honestly say I got friends almost all over the world now , which is GOOD cause I don’t have to stay in Hotels anymore and Spend the money THAT I HAVE NOT EARNED YET or should I say Saved yet. I have been to Chicago, vancouver, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, California , Virginia, Mumbai loads and loads of place and guess what yeah FREE ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD (and psssttt Drink tooo yayyyy)

In this modern world we have become very unforgiving people. It may be an ethnic problem, or a community’s problem or a country’s, or in your relationships, with your wife, children, parents,Girl Friend, Friends, Acquaintances we get very very unforgiving and we hold that against them and sometimes hold that Grudge for a long long time, We wear it as a badge which says‘main tujhe kabhi maaf nahi karoonga’ (I will never forgive you)

Everyone has a hidden agenda behind everything, It was not like this always people use to be so good, caring. The words they said meant something , people stood by there words.

Nowadays people are quick to make a relation, even quicker to spoil or break one. What they say is not what they mean. What would it take to go back to the good old days. I mean how can someone say oh we are friends then at next instant go behind your back , I mean what is friendship…

Dosti karo to Jam ke karo
Dushmani karo to woh bhi Jum ke karo
magar khyal itna rahe , ki fir agar Dosti ho
to Sharamindgi na ho….

We have gotten so busy in our life that we have forgotten or forget what the effects of our actions will have on others, We have become so selfish, I ask god one thing always Please don’t make me so selfish, or careless, uncaring, heartless, Because I don’t know which action of mine might hurt someone, and to those who i have hurt , I am not sure how I will every be able to apologize to. I do hope that some day they can pardon me.

So

1. What is FRIENDSHIP/ FRIENDS ?.

2. Do we respect our FRIENDSHIP/ FRIENDS ?.

3. How do you show respect towards your friend, Or see if they respect you ?

Is SAYING That I RESPECT you same as SHOWING respect ?

To me a friend is who would stand by you, no matter what, right or wrong is something to think about after the need has got over.. A friend in need is a friend indeed that’s how we respect our friendship, Good friends stand by you Right or wrong.. That is not the criteria here at the moment.. The moment is that your friend needs you and You are there..THAT TO ME IS FRIENDSHIP

I feel that you respect it when you can Tell them how you feel and ask them how they feel directly, rather than assuming… Respect is shown when you See the whole world walk out and a few Walk IN FOR YOU.

Do people actually mean they are friends when they say they are, or are just making fun of you. If they are then why do they do it. Would they feel the same if this happened with them, or have they become so heartless that it does not bother them anymore. How can they go to sleep soundly, well now I am being a fool because they don’t even know what hurt they have caused.

People are impulsive and say things that hurt other people, they walk over others especially people whom they say are friends. And in all this process they loose friends, I am a bit of a dumbo it takes a bit of time for me to understand people are trying to ignore me , so it gets difficult to loose me:).

 

Sometimes I wish I had the Ego or Impulse to severe my contact with people. I do pray to god to make me like them as that is the way of the world it seems Now-a-days.

Also how easy it is to Forget these days but more on that maybe some other day:), All I would say is Please god take care of all my friends, foes, anyone I know .. God bless all and everyone

Here is a little poem i wrote some time back, it is dedicated to everyone all who visit this blog , All who Think of me, All who Thought of me and All who at some stage were my friends:) God bless you all..

PS. – Something for a smile , It is Important to have friends and that too at Important Places.

The Word Charity has the following meaning according to the Oxford dictionary

  1.  An organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need
  2. The body of organizations viewed collectively as the object of fundraising or of donations
  3.  The voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need.

No where it mentions that it is to become a business and that too a Multi Billion pound business, The executives or the board members earning a 6 figure salary.  These well-paid bosses of some good causes are nothing but ‘incompetent or wilfully blind’.

Some of the charities use tactics that are so brutal , an undercover report recently showed how the staff were ordered to be ‘brutal’ and ‘ferocious’ when asking for cash and told even the old and poor ‘have no excuse’ not to give.

The reason for this post is what happened last week although it probably shows how weak a person I am, but still I do blame the pressure tactics used.

Last week I was watching a Tv show and in the break there was a ad on how the children are suffering in Africa because of need for safe Water facilities.   It was a normal ad that they show for various other charities, asking us to Txt a particular number with the word Water.  So they can deduct 3 pounds from the account when the phone bill comes.

I did that and forgot about it , only to be reminded two days later by a txt that how thankful they are for the support blahdy blah..  T0 my surprise I also got a Phone call from some call centre but this time it was a tad bit different, The gentleman first wanted to explain to me what the charity #WATERAID did, how it was helping thanks to the people who were donating, Slowly the conversation changed to how good it would be if people could donate more often.

The person asked me if I would volunteer to pay some money every month Via direct Debit, I said I have donated what I could afford and wanted to since charity is a Voluntary thing, when I had more money I will do that again, But that did not stop the person on the other end to give up, He carried on with the sales pitch, playing on all the emotions that one could .. What if it was My kids or what if it was kids that I know of etc et, How water is so important, How since it is not safe water diseases are coming up.

He started from 12 or 15 pounds a month to start with, I made an excuse that I will think about it after march when I have had my Pay review , to which he was quick to say no issues we can set the direct debit that will start from March and Not January.

From 15 we went to 12 then to 10 and then in the end he came to 6 pounds a month, by this time I was completely made to realise what a SICK HEARTLESS person I am who can’t even pay that much to help in easing the suffering of the little children.

I ended up giving my bank details and setting a Direct debit.. NOW the reason for the post is that IS THIS RIGHT.  I am sort of forced to dish out money, Should these charities be calling like that, The whole Idea of the AD was to txt. a word and voluntarily pay a charity that was working for the good of the people.

This did not end here Since last Monday I have had at least 4 to 5 calls from various charities that are trying to help asking me if I could help, Have had Txt messages asking to reply to them if I wanted to donate 3 pounds or 5 pounds for various needs. How have they got hold of my number is a mystery.

Charity-donation etc is a personal issue why should we be getting cold calls from call centres trying to sell CHARITY.  This has left a bad taste, I have just only managed to get rid of another charity that has been hounding me in-spite of a direct debit set up for some money, now they want me to increase the amount.  I get at least half a dozen brochures, Letters everyday, With pictures of sick children who are suffering.

I mean is that right to have the tragedy that these kids are going through to be used like this to make money. The worst thing is that the whole of the amount that is generated is not used for the good of the people, Why does a CHARITY head or executive have a SIX FIGURE salary, I work 10 to 12 hours a Day, and then on Rest days I work overtime to make more money, My salary still does not add up to QUARTER of what these executives get.

I can also bet my life that these executives don’t even have a direct debit set up for a few pounds to go to charity.  Recently some of the leading charities have been exposed with these WRONG methods, it does put to shame the word CHARITY.  I have a few direct debits set up and Now I am thinking of cancelling all of them, Am I really doing any Good or am I just helping in paying the Salaries of these Executives and other office bearers. 

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.. 

 

Terrorist have struck again, Killing so many innocent people.  Again this day freedom and everything else along with it came under attack from fanatic people. I am still wondering what religion teaches all this hatred and killing of people. Who is that person who is spreading these teachings.  The people of Paris once again had to face an atrocity after the January attack.

Paris is known to be a Romantic city , a name that brings a feeling of Romance , But today they had to see the brunt of fanaticism. I do wish human beings where-ever they are get together and Join hands to get rid of this all and do a favour to mankind.  I think time has come when ALL governments need to forget their petty issues and work on a bigger factor.

Everyone needs to be very clear who they support and not sounding arrogant but They need to pick up sides are they with the Terrorists or are they against them, if they are against them then they need to speak up , otherwise HOW is it possible that no one knows about the detailed planning that goes on for these acts.  Someone somewhere knows and if they are quiet then they are with those who are killing innocent people.

What a cowardly act, shooting those who are unarmed and without any intimation. These are the same type of people who attacked humanity in Mumbai a few years back.  I am not sure where will humanity get together to face these people and maybe stop them once and for all, It seems no one is safe anymore.

My heart goes out for those who have suffered,  and those who have lost their loved ones to this madness, nothing ever can justify the murders. No doubt this act has been religiously motivated I can’t see any other reason behind it ,

Which GOD has ever preached that killing of innocent is right.

Which God has ever preached that shooting of people who are minding their own business , have a good time , sitting with friends and family at a restaurant having Food , is justifiable.  Even for a minute if we consider these fanatics are fighting or retaliating because of the way foreign governments have treated them, STILL killing the innocent is not right, If they have an issue then target those who are making the decisions , those who are actually doing the damage.

 

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The Gurudwara sahib at Smethwick In Birmingham put the lights on in Solidarity with FRANCE and people of Paris.

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A terrible day for free world .. I hope and wish all bloggers speak against this evil that has happened. In today’s day and age one can die if they criticise one religion but killing of innocent people, hijacking , murdering innocent  is STILL RIGHT… Such a barbaric attack which is a threat to the values and freedom of human beings.

Reminds me and brings memories of 26/11 in mumbai, the 7/7 attacks in London and the 9/11 in usa, this is nothing but ANTIHUMAN terrorism

I have a few requests that i want to make and ask  first is kindly do let me know why are you people hell-bent on killing innocent humans, people whom you don’t know, people who you have never seen in your life , what in the world have they done to be treated by you like that, that you don’t give two hoots about them ..

I am sure you have your own reasons or whatever Evil thrill you guys get in killing an innocent human..

 

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The recent events in Punjab (India) have been shocking and heart breaking. It is really sad to hear all the news that is going on. Why in their sane brains will Someone do what they are doing. There seems to be a very deep and meticulously planned conspiracy behind the sordid acts of blasphemy. Torn pages of Guru Granth Sahib ji, The holy book and Guru of Sikhs are being found daily.

It is Such a Shame for Each citizen of the country especially those who go around talking of equality and India rising that such incidents are still part and parcel of our country, How can any sane person say that India is shining.

I don’t care who is doing all this or which political party is behind this atrocity, All Separatists agencies have an agenda, The Government especially the one in Power has its own agenda, I guess they Both want Citizens to stay focus on everything other than economics, rights and prosperity. What is more painful is that the police is a mere spectator and does not seem to have a CLUE what is going on. I can understand that the BADAL government is probably not interested in sorting this because it helps them tremendously blaming all the events on to the opposition party, But then the Badal govt has never ever done anything for the good of the state or religion. They have always been interested in their own.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal party is not only a political party but is also a religious party, So can a leader stay a leader on just MORAL grounds.

How can another religious faction desecrated the Sikh scripture and that too in Public, without the knowledge of Government, either the intelligence agencies in the state are a waste of space of the Govt itself is Highly Stupid. I dont see any other reason.

To make matters worse when a peaceful protests was organised they got marred with police opening fire on them, which left a couple dead and many injured and then to top it the Govt. Calls in the Indian Army and orders a media blackout, We are still in a Democratic Country HELLO.

This all brings back the memory of the dark days of terrorism, 1984. It seems to be history repeating itself and that too in a mere 30 year turnaround, exactly same scenarios took place then, the desecration and sacrilege of the Holy book.  We all know what happened then and how NOT A SINGLE person has ever been sentenced for the atrocities committed inspite of knowing who they are, Which in itself is so SHAMEFUL and a Blot on Indian history.

The little media coverage that is out there further is more appalling and difficult to know what the true situation is , rumours are flying around like a bushfire, yet all the GOVT and OPPOSITION can do is blame each other for political mileage.  I am sure IF the govt has nothing to hide then why a censorship on Media, Look what happened to minorities in the countries where censorship was imposed

I found the following lines so very true to my heart

Hasenge hasayenge Jag ko hasaane waale

Baat ka batangad banalete hain zamaane waale

Sharm ki baat kahoon Yaan Dharam Ki baat kahoon

EK hi Jaise hain mandir aur Masjid Ko girane waale

People will laugh At and With those who make you laugh

People make a mountain out of a molehill

If I talk of religion-culture-race anything

They are all the Same WHO bring down a Temple or a Mosque or a Gurudwara

Previous articles :-

  1. Punjab – India – Mera Bharat Mahaan 
  2. Farmers of our nation: Punjab mera punjab
  3. Punjab- Mera Punjab

Continuing from part one How to live and Die (1) – Sad post and part Two How to live and Die (2 and 3)- My Views on what I think are some of the points that one needs to keep in mind to have a good Life and Die a peaceful death, the first point as I said is health.. as Health is Wealth., Then comes MONEY, I would actually put MONEY on par with Health, as lets be truthful in todays day and age MONEY is very important, Then comes having a place of your own called HOME , especially if you own your own house.

So moving on I think that there is a particular trait in us human beings that we should try to get rid of and that is “ENVY“, we all have it, A BIG FAT LIAR is the person who says he/she does not Envy.

The biggest envy we have is of that particular person who has done better than us, OH YES we all do that sometimes consciously or sometimes sub-consciously. I don’t know why do we do that or how does it concern us But in all these thoughts and in all this time spent in envying them we usually do not see how much hard work they have put in to get where they are.

It is not easy to reach high, takes a lot of hard work, heartaches, we lose a lot of people in that race to reach the top, seldom do we stand still to think is it WORTH it, reaching that particular position, or in trying to earn more money is it worth losing a good friend. By the time we stand still to think it is already too late what is lost is gone, I have a few friends who are doing just that, to become a manager or to get that extra pay grade they forget that their 4 years kid does not see them all day long, by the time they reach home the kid is asleep. Just spending a SUNDAY with the kid is not good enough, the Sunday too is spent most of time on phone calls or getting to grips what was missed in the week, paying of bills, renewing of this or that.

I have seem some very rich people not being able to enjoy a full meal in peace, YES they are a managing director of a company but having their dinner with the phone glued to the ear is not what I see as ideal situation. Thankfully I am pleased that I have stopped getting into this rat race, I am happy with what every I have, its enough to feed me all my life and maybe half the life of my next generation to.

Due to work and all there is only one meal in a day that I get to eat at home and I enjoy having it because I make sure I switch off my phone or put it on silent once I come back home.

I think it is this ENVY that makes us do all that, because we are envious of someone making so much money or reaching a particular position it makes us think about ourself , which in turn then makes us more frustrated WHY Can I Not have that, WHY cant I get that.. WELL you can but do give a thought at all the hard work put in and what all have these rich people lost on the way, Are you willing to give up all that!!!

So if we can get rid of this ENVY, I am sure we can have a smooth life.

What do you think people.. ?????