Posts Tagged ‘Incredible India’

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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Incredible India : Tag

Posted: February 11, 2011 in Bharat, India, Tags
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Incredible India

I found this interesting  tag thought of taking it up!

We all know, how vast, rich and incredible our country is!  There is a lot to do in this vast country, I have loved being to every place i have been , Have so many lovely memories of every place

The rules are:
1. The list contains all the states of India and their capitals are in brackets.
2. Make bold the states you have visited, and mention your favourite memories of that state.
3. Include only states that you have really experienced, and have felt the culture of the place. The touch-and-go while travelling in a train does not count, because that way I believe I’d have seen a little more, but it does not give me a feel of the place and so they need to be actually visited.


Note: The format is State (Capital). The ones I have visited are in bold.


1. Jammu & Kashmir (Srinagar): Well 1985.. jammu and kashmir tour with school.. the beautiful places on way .. Kokernag where Jhelum starts .. Anantnag ,Srinagar Gulmarg, Pahalgam As they said if there is heaven on earth then its here.. The dal lake … , Stayed there for 20 days visiting all the places .. One of the places of which along with very very good memories , I have one very bad memory.. brought back memory of getting bullied .. The first place where My best friend Anupinder showed me how to stand againt the bullies, How to take it on even if it was 5-6-10 guys against me alone.. I can never forget the night where we were challenged to dare to come to there room and we did , we got beat up so bad , but we went there and Anup stood with me .. Thank you anup whereever you are , I know you are looking at me .. Thanks


2. Punjab (Chandigarh): My birth place. Muktsar, Lived in chandigarh, Studied in the princly city of patiala, started to Tie the turban the patiala style 🙂 All my schooling in in patiala.. our first family house was in patiala.. Muktsar where all my summer vacations were spent every year each year..  Chandigarh where I spent my youth my college Govt college for men… the day when I grew up to be a man .. Was in chandigarh .. Now i am here in uk and all i ever dream of is Punjab mera punjab…

Jara Dholiya Dhol ute daga lain oye
Hath rakh kan ute boli tun pain oye
Ful khidiya sab de man bhaunda
PUNJAB mere rahe wasda …

The rest of the lovely cities

Ludhiana where i did my FLying at sahnewal flying club..,
Amritsar :- The golden temple been there
Jullundhar:- where my bes buddy lives now , been there tooo
and so many other places



3. Haryana (Chandigarh): Since Chandigarh is the common capital, so I have been to Haryana too! Chandigarh is where i grew up to be a man … Then my second job as a computer instructor in panchkula and a city called Pehowa in a school ..

NCC days .. Visitied Hisar for some exam, was staying in a dharamshala me and a few friends from chandigarh, the NCC guys from hisar were looking after us , and one guy JOHAR walked in and for some odd reason,  we became friends and then spent the next week or so with him in hisar, roaming around have fun, and Now he is so close to us all.. Makes me wonder how things happen, He had just come to drop a guy who had got some food for us ..


 
4.  Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)  :- Wow what a state , have our second house in a place called Solan , where we spent some summer vacations to get away from the heat.. the uphill trips once or even twice a week on our scooters and bikes, the buying of the beer and the chicken from bedi chicken corner … the stupid dares of drivign all the way to shimla without a shirt in middle of the winters …
I also worked in scool as a teacher Pinegorve where we got the actor Iqbal khan my student …
The attending of youth festival in horitulture university solan, me for declamation.  and best was Ravjote was with us in evening participated in fancy dress and he went is as HE MAN.. and wont the first place funny ..

A very bad accident on way to shimla leading to a few people dieing , i cant forget …

Kullu-Manali .. Trips , walking the Rohtang pass.. and then The school I taught took the kids for a tour to a place called Rewalsar just above Mandi .. had such a great time with the little boys …

5. Uttaranchal (Dehradun):  A visit to that place just a few  years ago with someone special, the drive from chandigarh to dehradun.. where I met two more beautiful people …
The regulare drives to places like Paonta sahib, and the back road to, visiting the fossil park , and driving through the river beds .. then Sarangal my mate deciding we need to fish in the river .. wasting hours and finding nothing …

Also had my SSB interview for Air force, cleared the PABT test there , apprantely you only get one chance in ur life to do it , Pilot aptitude battery test .. The 5 days there visitng Sahastradhara and other places and also finding How the SSB works where out of 200+ people Two got selected one was the son of Admiral Pashrishia .. Obviously.. and the other was a sikh boy who refused to go to a hanuman mandir because he was anti Hindus and hated hindus .. How he got through dont know ..

6. Rajasthan (Jaipur):  ooooh the beautiful Rajasthan .. the trips we had to jaipur, how an i forget the Motorbike trip we had from chandigarh to Ahmedabad, spent so much time there and then having that fateful accident . the bike completely going kaput , us me and my cousin lying on the middle of the road almost dead … thankfully a good truck driver stopping by helping us and we were saved …
The views at mount abu.. and early morning at ajmer … Beautiful the hot channa masalaa  ceeee ceeeee ceeee with the mirchi… Rajasthan is beautifullll…

also had a school trip to Rajasthan in 7th class..

7. Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow): NCC vayu sainik camp , one of the best we were the KINGS .. because the year before we went some of the boys from chandigarh had given such a bashing to everyone , that everyone feared us.. This was the best camp I attended, mets some lifelong friends, Also met a sweet girl , my first love 🙂  but both did not have the courage to express it , now after many many years We found out..
Food in camp was so bad, but had plenty of booze.. 
Had some fun moments , selling water as kerosene to someone for a dozen bananas..

8. Bihar (Patna)

9. Jharkhand (Ranchi)


10. West Bengal (Kolkata): The trips to Kolkata for summer vacations.. the three days of travel in punjab mail, chandigarh to howrah.. beautiful memories .. pity did not have mobile phones or camera to click picture..  Various people there the ponds in each locality and us kids wanting to catch fish..
the loud shrieks of ladies for occasions.. Sandesh .. going site seeing.. visiting the victoria memorial,  a house built as a ship, Howrah bridge .. the boat trip down the hoogly…
11. Orissa  (Bhubaneswar) :- the worst city that could ever come in my life , completely ruined me and my worst nightmare.. one of the worst phases on my life which has completely changed me into what i am now .. maybe a very bad person … though spent a lot of time in hotels there mayfair was very good stayed there about 3 -4 times now , and visiting Puri .. staying in a hotel called toshali.. was goood …

12. Sikkim (Gangtok)   :- NCC I had airwing so went on a trekking trip there, Started from Kalimpong and ended in Gangtok , the beautiful forest and all the places that we saw Amazing, the monastary at rumket on way ..  So many places on way I seem to have forgotten most of the places.

13. Arunachal Pradesh (Itanagar)

14. Assam (Dispur)  :- Again Ncc took me there too.. Had some good times while camping there .. but sadly dont remeber any of the places
15. Tripura (Agartala)
16. Nagaland (Kohima)
17. Mizoram (Aizawl)
18. Manipur (Imphal)
19. Meghalaya (Shillong)

20. Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal): 7 days in bhopal to attend the SSB interview Twice once for army and once for air wing.. the idiots rejected me a both the times …

21. Chattisgarh (Raipur)


22. Gujarat (Gandhinagar) : Ahmedabad was another place where holidays got spent, My eldest maasi shifted from kolkata to ahmedabad and her two sons my best friends and my brothers , We had fun time , as mentioned earlier the trip on motorbike was to meet them up 🙂
A funny thing met a person there Milkha became very good friends, he had never been to punjab but had a Enfield , so taught him how to ride the bike, you know having the heel on the foot rest, with the foot down. legs a bit wide, back straight .. arms straight and then driving at 10 or 15 KMPH speed … dag dag dag dag The beauty of the BIKE…



23. Maharashtra (Mumbai): Mumbai again just for holidays , my dad brought us for a family holiday , Then i came twice for fun roamed around , Gateway of india, Taj , Leopolds , marine drive , water world had some good time there .. the beach eating all that Chat , gol gappe etc ..

Met a friend on interent who lives there and now is such a good friend stayed with him, met his family .. some good memories


24. Goa (Panjim):

25. Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad ): Hyderabad Spent almost a month there , remember the Tank bund, then there  was mandir all white marlbe i dont remember the name, Stayed in a hostel with some guys who had come to do a marine course..  My money finished they gave me money, to a unknow person .. strange.. The Char minar ..  and the biryani yummy


26. Tamil Nadu (Chennai) :School trip of south.. The beaches there were good, met actor Rajnikant there had food with actress Rati agnihotri .. they were doing some shooting of some movie ..


27. Karnataka (Bengaluru):
28. Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram) : Again school trip of south, at Kochi were invited on to this Ship, Dont remember much other than the bakc water how beautiful they were .. No idea where the places or what state they are in Madurai and Kodai kanal  Awesome places


29. Delhi – Delhi was Local for us, we would pick our bikes and come to the city do the work and return back the same day, yes once my darling cousin wanted to see his GF and we came all the way to see her and be with her for an hour i guess , then all the way back to chandigarh..

Now the landing in delhi airport to find my cousin Sukhi standing there with a bottle of daroo and chicken.. standing in the car park of the airport till 4 am in morning drinking and talking remembering old days..
Standing by the road side, a police man came for towing, my cousin gave him 100Rs and he said ok the moment he said ok my cousin say “AB yahin rukenge dubara tang nahin karna “.. the cop saying ji sahib and moving away

There’s still a lot to explore in our Incredible India and I still have a lot of places to visit…

Thanks for reading if you like the idea please do take up the Tag ..