Thursday, September 30, 2010

CWG: Chetan Bhagat said, don’t cheer the 2010 loot-fest

Chetan Bhagat, Aug 29, 2010, 12.58am IST

Read more: Please don’t cheer the 2010 loot-fest - The Times of India

I am not going to harp on about how messed up the Commonwealth Games are. Enough has been written. The CWG 2010 is, by far, the biggest and most blatant, exercise in corruption in independent India’s history. Not only have they stolen public money, they’ve made a mess of the job at hand. Delhi is dug up and the official anthem (and ringtone) of the Games should be the neverending sound of drilling. If you worry about whether or not the work will finish on time, imagine the plight of Delhi’s residents after the Games. The dug-up roads will never be repaired; the potholes will remain as souvenirs, symbolic of the great daylight robbery of 2010.

Posturing, something this government has a PhD in, is in full progress. Enquiry reports, vague statements, tossing responsibility from one person to the other will continue, until the Games are over. After that, fingers crossed, people will forget. Bollywood stars will do the closing ceremony and the entertainment provided will somewhat compensate for the loot-fest.

In the middle of all this, there will be propaganda campaigns to ‘save India’s image’ and get the Games done somehow. People will be expected to support the event - after all, the pride of India is at stake. The great Indian youth will be called upon to fill stadiums and add energy to the event.
However, if we, the Indian people, support these Games, it will be a big mistake. This is a golden chance for citizens to put this corrupt and insensitive government to shame. Usually corruption issues are local in nature and they never really get the national traction or resonance that these Games have offered.

The CWG is an amazing opportunity because all Indians have been robbed at the same time. Add to that the fact that the government is desperate to save face. Now is when we can get them. And the way to do it is simply what the father of our nation pioneered in his time — noncooperation. Yes, and i’ve deliberated long before saying this — do not watch these Games. Do not go to the venues. Do not watch them on TV. You cannot become a cheerleader to an exercise in cheating. The Indian people have been exploited enough, but to expect us to smile through it is a bit much. If they can walk out of Parliament, we can walk out of stadiums.

Some might say, shouldn’t we support the Games on account of our country’s pride? The word ‘pride’ reminds me of a little story. When i was a child, our neighbors were a violent man and his battered wife. The woman would cover her bruise marks with make-up, suffering silently. Whenever we visited them, the couple presented the perfect picture of a happy couple. She even praised her husband. I asked my mother why the woman behaved in that way and didn’t expose her husband to show him in his true colors. My mother told me it doesn’t look nice to portray an unhappy home. She has to save the family pride. Over time, the bruises turned to fractures, and the fractures became near-fatal injuries. Until one day, police cars and ambulances came in and took both husband and wife away respectively.

Yes, such is Indian culture. We are ready to cover up injustice on account of a fake sense of honor that needs to show everything is in order. In the case of the CWG, the organizers are the oppressive husband, the Indian people the battered wife. But modern Indian wives do not stay silent and suffering anymore.

College unions, schools and individuals should take a stand and make clear — we do not support these Games. Just as Gandhiji figured, the oppressor can oppress us; it cannot make us cooperate. Brand ambassadors lending their names to these Games should think twice before lending their image to cover up corruption. The foreign media could present the full picture, namely that it is not the Indian people’s fault, it is a bunch of losers who didn’t think twice before looting the coffers of a poor country. The foreign media could use the situation to explain why India doesn’t win Olympic medals — not because we don’t have the talent but because people who run sports would rather stuff their pockets with stolen gold than help their country win a gold medal.

This government came to power just a little more than a year ago. They had a clear majority and enjoyed stability. They could have, if they wanted, shown exemplary governance for the next five years. Instead, they’ve given the Indian people nothing but extreme inflation and extreme corruption. Way to go, leaders. You guys are really great role models for our youth.

The opposition parties have a big chance to capitalize on all this. But first they need to get along, not mix religion with politics and get aspirational leaders who are clean and work hard. They would be back before you know it.

And if the ruling party wants to get out of this mess, there is only one way. No, it isn’t to execute the Games well — nobody cares about the silly Commonwealth club anyway. The only way to get out of this is to punish the people who did it, irrespective of their stature, and punish them hard. Use this as an opportunity to kill corruption, not to put on a grand, fake show. Otherwise, those holes you are digging in Delhi will be nothing but your political graves. People in India tolerate a lot, but when they get upset, they cause upset. Fix the mess, or the Indian people will soon be telling you — game over.

Friends spread this message to put the irresponsible government to shame.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Do you have real 'Social Network'?

Social network...The word says it all, we all know what it means on net. Today everyone of us have Twitter, Facebook, Orkut etc... accounts used as Social network which connects to you more and more people, making a chain of friends of friends of friends .... and friends!

This is good, to connect to friends and new peoples online. Also it seem to be an easy way to communicate, so its widely used. But have you ever thought what a real Social Network means? It means to live in Social group, to be Social by nature, attitude and doings. It means to be in relations other than colleagues, family and friends and keep them live.

We all know that human is the best creation of nature, and they evolved day by day with new things in life. But as our life goes ahead, we forgot the main logic behind mankind. It is, mankind is always different than other animals in a way he behaves. We all forgot this truth which makes us special and different than others.

Since mankind created on earth, man had always been in groups and created the societies. From there the world social came right? And today, what we have done? We have just kept the word, not the meaning. The social networking technology today is good for use, but not to be addicted much that you forgot your originality.

I always say, "man has created technology for his ease, not the technology created us". It always be in our control. It's same like SkyNet from "Terminator" Movie. Technology is taking our minds and being our basic need, it should not be.

Remember the time before 1995-1990s, when people used to talk on phones, send letters, visit their loved ones, make real communities who have meetings in month etc...They lived without net friends, and better than us I think. Ask your parents Or grand-parents, how they have enjoyed their life before, and you will know what you are really missing.

Find your real friends... relatives... neighbors ... family members from your parents' natives... and meet them face to face... Build your own relationships with such a real society, and let Facebook shame on itself. It's just a idea for earning by your online time wasting. I don't say it's a bad idea. Use it, but don't get addicted.

Be real... Be Social... by the rules of mankind's nature... Understand the root element of human life...Relations...Isn't it?

Don't make yourself very comfortable ...

Life is very complex friends, It shows different roles and things as you go. We all are used to things we like either for need or for luxury. We always been dependent on things which mostly of are enjoyment or facilities. And far most is, we want life to be stable, like every horse of the stable does what you want.

But, have you ever thought that if one day any of the horse makes you surprise by not obeying you? Here I mean horse by incidents, work or any doable which you always want according to yourself. Human mind is very powerful and also very mad in the sense of thinking. We always think that, "this will work so that will also work". We always build bridges of dreams, but we don't know that they are all imaginary. It can break at any time.

We always been comfortable to thing we used to. I know this is nothing you I am telling you, but let me tell you this is the most dangerous thing. What happens when situations go wrong? It doesn't mean we should always think negative, but don't think every time positive. People mentally brakes when things go wrong. When someone loses job/business, gets frustrated and being very aggressive they choose wrong paths. This is not what life is for.

Life is full of surprises. People always want settled life, no one wants a job like Jacky Chan of "Shanghai Noon"! But people forget that facilities and luxuries are making us very comfortable, making the tolerance power and immunity of mind very low. Our mind and body is not able to bear hard conditions because it can't live without such things. It should not be so. I am not anti-luxury person, but what I feel is, "Use thing in manner and as needed". Just try to avoid things which are trying to make you feel fear of loss, which makes you so comfortable that you can't live without it.

"Everything must be in our control" is idle condition, but it's not always true. So always be prepared for unwanted and unexpected things. Just don't loosen your mind in hard conditions and be thoughtful, be simple, believe in life and love it. Love the world around you, except your daily schedules try to find something new around yourself.

Facilities and Luxuries are made by us and for us, before that also humans were always been living life and more joyful than now. Then why binding life to such physical things? Make sure, that you are using the things, not the things making you use them. 

Don't bind your life in barriers of physical assets/luxuries. This gives you fear and makes you coward. Such people always afraid of life and think ,"what will we do if we lose these things?"

Make yourself strong enough to live the life joyfully in any condition either it's in favor or not...After all, that is what life is all about. Isn't it? :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Problems are created by us...

Problem, a word which has something in itself, that shakes everybody. Everyone in the world has some problems, rather its an animal or a human being. And that is what we call life right? If everything is perfect in the world, everything is as what we want it to be then world will be like machine. Even machine have problems, so you cannot call it machine also :).Then it will be something very perfect for which i don't have words to explain.

Different person have different definition for problem. The thing what can be a problem for me it’s not always be for others. May be it seems very easy or usual thing to others...or may be harder to tolerate for some? But that's not what we are talking here what it is for people.

Thing is, problem is created by us for ourselves! Yes, you will not accept this and may call me mad but this is truth. Things are made complex by us even though they are very simple in reality.

Just think of situations where you have faced problems, the circumstances, the surroundings, the people, the place everything. And then think what happened because of which action (or reaction?). Sure you will find an answer for this and know that we can avoid some problems by our own understandings and nature. Some are issues which are not problems but we make them big thing.

First thing we must remember is, human is the best thing and the worst thing in the world. So being human is not the thing, but being a good human is the achievement.

Second is life goes as per our doings but we are not the drivers. We should keep living, rather than worrying for every small and the little thing in life. We make little things big and creating problems for ourselves. Avoid things which can be, be calm and be happy with what you have. Enjoy life as like its your birthday daily! Yeah, I know this sounds crazy but its the way.

The one who is fearless and without worries, enjoying life at every moment and calm is the happiest in the world. Let the problem come and we should face it. We will surely learn from it and next time you will be more confident about it. If you can sleep like hell without worries that is what life is about. Be happy, be real, be what you are for. And then you will see most of the things which seem to be a problem are really not! Voila, isn't it great? Yep it is... but for that you need to be calm and strong, need to tolerate things and keep mind in a natural state.

I hope I can also do the same :)...but let’s try my friends... such way... maybe we can change our life ... and thus... slowly... the world.... who knows....!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Last success in Life...

    Its not that people always want to change things in life, but sometimes life inspires or make  them impateince. Also its true that what people think is not always happens with them.

    Some times what you want is not actually your desire, but you just want it to show others and satisfy your egoism. And life always go as she wants, not as we want. Though we think that things are done by us, but its life's decision which intends us to do things.

    People sometimes think to do something and as a result if they fails, they blame others and destiny. But life already has decided the path for you. Thing is, we are accepting all what we have or not. If we accept what we are and what we have, life seems going easy.We should think as said by lord shri krishna in 'Geeta',
"Just do your work without thinking of the result because that will create a constant thoughtful state of mind which eventually becomes the reason of your problems. And while doing your work you will be distracted.".

    This will lead us to the ultimate destiny and will not have any regrets or confusions in mind. It let you be in a devine condition which is only possible to reach if we have no doubts, no negative-positive thoughts and no misconceptions regarding ourselves.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fourth stage of growth...

In life, when after getting best working experiences and knowledge he gets wealth, love, status and relationships, the raising of best qualities and humbleness will be the fourth stage of growth!

Mankind is better ...

In mythological history, the angles always seek help from super god for their problems. For them, super god is always the last time chain pulling in train! Whenever they got some problem they just ran away to super gods. That’s why mankind is better. Men got things which are not available to angles and daemons. That is… the strength of prayers… and saints company…

Path of success...

The path of success is always crowded of men who are always having a helping wife!

Fear of death...

Though life is interesting for everyone, the word death gives as much fear. There is rarely a person who has no fear of the death. The fact for this is not the death or its time but our own life style. We live in the world becoming its part and don’t think ahead of it. So that we always been feared of leaving the world. If we remove bonding and fear from world, then will not be any fear of death.