Monday, November 12, 2018

031 Former CBI Joint Director Shri V.V. Lakshmi Narayana may join TDP or BJP depending upon 5 State Assembly Election Results


Trigger for writing this particular Blog post is, Open Heart Interview given in Telugu Language, given by Shri V.V. Lakshmi Narayana,Former Joint Director, CBI, to Shri V. Radhakrishna, Chief Editor of Andhrajyothy. Link to the OpenHeart Interview, for those who wish to study it: Click here to go to http://www.andhrajyothy.com/pages/openheartarticle?SID=663243. I have already covered this subject matter elaborately in Musings posted by me at Click here if you wish to read it in depth. In my blogpost, I referred to the fondness of Shri Lakshminarayana to Swami Vivekananda, and RSS. I have also compared his fondness for Swami Vivekananda to a similar fondness shown by Shri Narendra Modi 2014-18 Prime Minister of India. I have also expressed my personal feeling (which I did/do not intend to impose on others) that both Shri Lakshmi Narayana and Shri Narendra Modi might not have read the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.

We shall see one or two Answers from the Interview:--
Shri Lakshmi Narayana's viewybrao-a-donkey's view
ఆర్కే: మీ లక్ష్యం ఏమిటి? లక్ష్మీనారాయణ: సావర్కర్‌ గురించి చెబుతుంటా.. మనం పుడతాం. ఈ దేహాన్ని సంతరించుకుంటాం. చనిపోయినప్పుడు దేవుడి దగ్గరికెళ్లామంటారు. ఈ దేహం దేవుడి దగ్గరకు వెళ్లిపోవడానికి మధ్య దేశం ఉంటుంది. కాబట్టి ఆ దేశాన్ని గురించి ఏమైనా ఆలోచించమనేది ఆయన మాటలు. దానికి చాలా ప్రభావితమయ్యాను. కలాం గారితో ఉన్న పరిచయం ప్రభావం కూడా ఉంది. మనం కూడా వెళ్లిపోయేముందు గుర్తుండేలా ఏమైనా చేయగలమా అన్నది ఒక సంకల్పం. Approx. English equivalent: RK (Editor): What is your aim/goal?
Shri Lakshmi Narayana: I tell about Savarkar. We get born. We acquire this body. When we die, people say that we have gone to God. Before this body goes to God, there is Country. His words ask to think about that Country. I am inspired by it, a lot. There is also the influence of my acquaintance with Shri Kalam. One intent is to do something which will be remember-able (after our death) before we pass away.
This particular quote of Shri V.D. Savarkar is very noble. But, a comparison of the views of Bhagat Singh and Savarkar indicate that Savarkar might not have lived as per his own words. The following excerpts from https://thewire.in/history/bhagat-singh-and-savarkar-a-tale-of-two-petitions

Sent to the notorious Cellular Jail in the Andamans in 1911 for his revolutionary activity, Savarkar first petitioned the British for early release within months of beginning his 50 year sentence. Then again in 1913 and several times till he was finally transferred to a mainland prison in 1921 before his final release in 1924. The burden of his petitions: let me go and I will give up the fight for independence and be loyal to the colonial government.

Savarkar’s defenders insist his promises were a tactical ploy; but his critics say they were not, and that he stayed true to his promise after leaving the Andamans by staying away from the freedom struggle and actually helping the British with his divisive theory of ‘Hindutva’, which was another form of the Muslim League’s Two Nation theory.
బీజేపీ నేత మాధవ్‌: పదవీ విరమణ చేసి మీరు సామాజిక, రాజకీయ రంగంలోకి రావాలని నిర్ణయించడం చాలా సంతోషం. మా పార్టీలోకి రావాలని ఆహ్వానిస్తున్నాం. మాధవ్‌గారు నాకు పరిచయం. గుడిలోవలోని స్కూల్‌లో వీళ్లంతా విద్యార్థులు. వీరంతా కలిసి వాళ్ల టీచర్లకు క్వార్టర్స్‌ కట్టించారు. వాటి ప్రారంభోత్సవానికి నేను వెళ్లాను. ఆ విధంగా నాకు మాధవ్‌గారు పరిచయం. Approx. English: BJP Leader Madhav: Very happy that you have chosen to retire, and decidedd to enter into social and political fields. We are inviting you into our party.

Shri Madhav is known to me. All these are students in Gudilova school. All these (students) built quarters for their teachers. I went for their inauguration. In that way, I know Shri Madhav.
Now, that the Invitation to join BJP is clear, and inasmuch as the ideological thinking of BJP and Shri Lakshmi Narayana tally, any logical person may expect Shri Lakshmi Narayana to join BJP. On 27th March 2018, in my above blog post, I anticipated it. In my earlier blog posts also at the problemsoftelugus.blogspot.com, I was predicting this.

But there seem to be some difficulties: 1. Shri Lakshmi Narayana wants to become an Agriculture/Rural Development Minister. If this expectation is to become a State Level Agriculture Minister, the prospects of BJP and Shri Lakshmi Narayana getting elected to State Assemblies are very bleak. For that he has to join TDP (ysrcp ruled out because while he was in CBI, he investigated cases against Shri Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, with missionary zeal.).

Alternatively, he has to become a Central Agricultural Minister. For that, Mr. Narendra Modi and BJP have to win 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, which may not be easy as per present Surveys. The position has to change by May 2019. Right now, Mr. Lakshmi Narayana can wait for the Results of Assembly Elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgadh which will decide the future of BJP and Shri Narendra Modi.
To continue adding / deleting / modifying to correct errors of all types.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

030 "SatyamEva jayatE" (Truth alone triumphs") thus proclaims India's Official Ensigns.


"SatyamEva jayatE" (Truth alone triumphs") thus proclaims India's Official Ensigns. Till 2014, Indians might have thought that BJP (Bhartiya Janata Party) was (is still?) a Party which believes in the MundakOpanishad Verse. In 2014, Voters of India might have thought that the Indians who ruled them from 1947 to 2014 were rapacious marauders, and anointed the BJP Leaders as their new Emperors, believing all that they said. Indian Voters might have thought that everything the BJP Leaders said were in 'right-earnest' with an intent to fulfil when they get the needed empowerment to fulfil. Hence they gave the BJP Leaders in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections not just an ordinary survival majority, but a nearly dictatorial majority. The same confidence continued in the subsequent Elections to State Assemblies such as Uttar Pradesh, Maharasthra, Himachal Pradesh, with the probable exceptions of Punjab and Bihar. Now, what happened? The Clouds looked promising, as they were making lot of thunderous noises.

Mr. Rahul Gandhi too has been making un-fulfill-able promises.


Mr. Rahul Gandhi may also be thinking that his Party will not come into Power, and there will be no need to fulfil the tall promises made by him, and his Associates.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2018

029 Will Mr. L.K. Advani condescend to open his mouth, or languish nursing his agony within himself?


We may have to congratulate DeccanChronicle.com for publishing cool articles and reports which have capabilities to forecast far-reaching implications, if anybody cares to study them with required keenness. Ms. Anita Katyal is one such deft columnist. Here is a link to a DeccanChronicle.com write up by Ms. Anita Katyal. Click here to study https://www.deccanchronicle.com/opinion/columnists/071018/tension-in-bjp-camp-as-elections-draw-near.html. A particular Excerpt from the Report requires sentence by sentence commentary, which I am trying to give below:--

Will Mr. L.K. Advani, BJP's patriach open his mouth before 2019 or prefer to languish, nursing his anguish within himself?

Quote from Articlecomments of ybrao a donkey, not intended to be imposed on others
As the next round of elections draws closer, there is palpable tension in the Bharatiya Janata Party. This tension is understandable because contesting Lok Sabha Elections in India, requires an investment of at least TEN million Dollars. It will be a matter of guess work to estimate how many BJP MPs got back their investments made in 2014 Elections, and how many are yet in the process of recovering.
Sitting Lok Sabha members are worried at losing their tickets following inside reports that the party plans to drop a large number of elected members and new faces will be fielded in their place to beat anti-incumbency. Today's India's bourgeoisie parties have no commitments to their Members, and vice versa. Anybody can come and go, at will. Tickets will be given to the largest Investor. This seems to be logically correct because every Prospective Candidate will have to arrange funds for the Central Party Pool, besides finding funds for his own Election Expenses.
Many apprehensive MPs have, predictably, started lobbying with their respective mentors and godfathers in the party to make sure that they are not dropped. This may be because most MPs have no grassroot working relationship with the voters. They may be maintaining Party Workers well-oiled. Expectant ticket-seekers have therefore to depend upon somebody in the hierarchy at Central level for tickets.
Many have made a beeline to veteran leader L.K. Advani’s residence to persuade him to break his silence and air his views on the state of affairs in the BJP. In 2019, it may not work because, Mr. Advani himself may be denied ticket, through indirect methods, creating an untenable situation for him.
They particularly want Advani to go public with the centralised style of functioning of the present BJP leadership. Mr. Advani himself may not go Public because he may have his own Sceletons in his Cup Board, built up when he was Dy. Prime Minister earlier. Mr. Advani was the Mentor for his disciple Mr. Narendra Modi, and Mr. Advani's weak points, Mr. Modi may be knowing.
However, Advani has not warmed to the proposal and is of the view that no purpose would be served even if he were to go public with these grievances. May be a strategy of waiting for a right opportunity, if at all it is going to rise.
Advani and other senior leaders like Murli Manohar Joshi and Yashwant Sinha have been effectively sidelined ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah took charge of the party. "To lie low or keep silent" may not be a group decision. When compared to Mr. Advani, both Mr. Yashwant Singh and Murali Manohar Joshi are more outspoken.
These senior leaders did issue a strongly-worded statement following the BJP’s humiliating defeat in the 2015 Bihar Assembly polls but nothing came of it. This type of problem existed even during the days of Late Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. Nobody will come forward to question who are firmly seated on thrones of power.


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Wednesday, October 03, 2018

028 Part2/10 of Anguish of Shri Sudhansu Ranjan, about the Ostentatious Styles of Indian Prime Ministers


Above image is courtesy: Andhrajyothy.com. Their Sunday Weekly Magazine Edition dated 30.9.2018. Link for those Readers who wish to go to that page and read its original: Click here to go to https://epaper.andhrajyothy.com/1836202/Sunday-Andhra-Pradesh/30.09.2018#dual/14/1. The title of the Article in the above Image is: "vADiki adI lEdurA" English: He does not have even that. This title shows the empathetic Nature of our Freedom Leaders. Full meaning of the sentence: He does not have even that means: He does not have even a torn shirt.

This is the second anecdote, I am reading about the generosity and magnanimity of Late Prakasam.


The first anecode, as far as I can recollect from my memory was from Prakasam's autobiography completed by Late Tenneti Viswanatham, titled as 'nA jIvita yAtra' (Journey of My Life). The anecdote might have been added by Late Tenneti viswanatham in the last annexed pages, after the demise of Late Prakasam.

On Rajahmundry Railway Station Platform

It was I believe, after Prakasam was deposed from the CM of newly formed Andhra State of AP or after Formation of United Andhra Pradesh (1957). Late Prakasam was sitting on Rajahmundry Railway Station Platform. He had no meals. He might not have had money. Some passer-by noticed Prakasam did not have his meal, and sent a meals carriage. On Indian Railway Platforms (at least in those days, if our Leaders will not allow it today) hungry people used to move. One hungry person asked Prakasam for food. Prakasam without hesitation, gave away his meals carrier. Prakasam never cared about himself.

Second episode in the above image is about Prakasam's torn shirt


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Friday, September 28, 2018

027 Part 1/10 of Anguish of Shri Sudhansu Ranjan Dedicated Professional Author, will be "AranNya ROdan" (Wailing in Forest). Nobody listens to it.


Shri Sudhansu Ranjan is an accomplished Journalist. But to my misfortune, I could not know about him till today. Today is a sudin for me, though it is a durdin as per Sanskrit Traditions (In Sanskrit, a durdin includes a overclouded , heavily drizzling day, preventing a person from doing anything), because I am luck enough to read an Article by Shri Sudhansu Ranjan, titled: "Will Indian VIPs ever learn to live simply, and for others?", in Print Edition of Deccan Chronicle, Vijayawada Edition. Here is a link, to those whose wish to read it: Click here to go https://www.deccanchronicle.com/opinion/op-ed/270918/will-indian-vips-ever-learn-to-live-simply-and-for-others.html. The Article is full of anecdotes, especially about Late Jawaharlal Nehru (First PM of India) and Late Babu Rajendra Prasad, (First President of India). Then, there was a reference to Late Ms. Sarojini Naidu's comment about the cost of keeping Gandhiji poor. There was a reference to simplicity of Late Abdul Kalam, Former President of India. Then, the Article carries a photograph of Mr. Jimmy Carter, Former President of U.S.A., with his wife, implying that the Retired Politicians in Euro-America live simpler unsung lives, while trying to contribute their might to the Society. There were also references to Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and Late Karunanithi who have passed away recently. So far so good. My cudos to him.

Glimpses of what Shri Sudhansu Ranjan wrote, with my supportive comments

Quote from Articlecomments of ybrao a donkey, not intended to be imposed on others
Excerpts from what Shri Sudhansu Ranjan wrote in Deccan Chronicle: Jayaprakash Narayan felt that people should get a hint of socialism even from the personal lives of highly placed persons. True. Actions of Leaders demonstrate their true intentions, than their Twitter and Facebook Messages.
When Nehru joined the interim government on September 2, 1946 as the vice-president of the Viceroy’s Executive Council, he started living in the sprawling bungalow on 17, York Road (Motilal Nehru Marg). At that time, India was not free. Difficult to say whether Nehru had freedom to choose his Residence.
After Gandhi’s assassination, he shifted, for security reasons, to Teen Murti building which was even more palatial. Only Late Nehru could explain, if there are reasons other than "security reasons" for moving to another larger luxurious Palace.
In December 1947, JP advised Nehru that the Prime Minister of a poor country should not put up in such a big house. Late Lok Nayak JP was right. Yet, we must consider JP lucky in the sense that there were no trolling teams employed by Leaders to chase critics.
He reminded Nehru of his own memoir written after his (Nehru’s) tour of Russia that Lenin, the great leader of a country like Russia, lived in a small flat of two rooms with his wife and sister. According to our Hon. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, the World should learn from India. How can Indian Leaders learn from World Leaders?
Nehru replied that the PM was required to live in a big bungalow in order to keep up the dignity of the country. It was a belief of False Prestige. This erroneous belief might have arisen from his being Son of Motilal Nehru a very Wealthy Lawyer.
He added that two days back the ambassador of Russia came to meet him in a beautiful expensive car. We can't imitate Rich countries.
Not only that, even the two cars escorting it equally expensive. JP countered that Russia had prospered much in the preceding years but India was yet to attain that stage. True.
Therefore, the leaders of this country should live simply. On this, Nehru referred to Sarojini Naidu’s comment on Gandhi that lakhs of rupees of Birla was spent to maintain his simplicity. True. Sarojini Naidu's comment on lakhs of Rupees of Birla spent to maintain Gandhiji's simplicity, needs greater analytical study. I hope that Shri Sudhansu Ranjan will take it up, because he is more Competent than me.
Several years hence in a public speech JP lamented: But what was the result of that initial mistake is evident from the lavish style and belligerence of our present rulers. Late Nehru, India's First PM had set a very very bad precedent.
Mocking the crores of huts of the country all this is adding to the ‘pride’ of the country and safeguarding the ‘nation’s dignity.True.


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Thursday, September 04, 2014

026 Lack of realisation of what is good and bad

026 Lack of realisation of what is good and bad
Topics for discussion: 026, Skyscrapers, Urban Development, Metropolitan Development, Industrial Development

Apparent existing impression: Western countries have a materialistic view of the world. Indians have a spiritualistic view of the world.
Hindi gist: पश्चिम देश दुनिया को भौतिकवादी दृष्टिकोण से देखते हैं। भारतीय दुनिया को आध्यात्मिक दृष्टिकोण से देखते हैँ।

This may only be partially true. Then a question arises, what %?
यह सिर्फ अर्ध सत्य हो सकता। फिर एक सवाल उठेगा: कितने प्रतिशत्?

Answer will end upto be subjective. There is no way to measure accurately.
जवाब व्यक्तिपरक हो जायॆगा। हेतु: नाण्यता या परिमाण नापने के लिये कुछ प्रमाण या सामग्री नहीँ है।

Some examples can be given. Here, I try to give. कुछ उदाहरण दे सकते हैँ। यहाँ मै कोशिश कर्ता हुँ।


VAlmIki rAmAyan वाल्मीकी रामायण



2-33-3, Sanskrit Verse Tataha praasaada harmyaan`i vimaana shikharaan`i ca adhiruhya janaha shriimaan udaasiinoo vyalookayat

ततः प्रासाद हर्म्यानि
विमान शिखरानिचा
अधीरुह्य जनाः श्रीमान
उदाशीनो व्याकुलात ।

Context and gist: Rama was proceeding to forest, at the behest of his father dasaratha and step mother-kaikEyi. People were watching from the high-rise buildings, with agitated and dis-spirited minds.

Hindi gist संदर्भ और संग्रहश्रीराम सीता लक्ष्मण के साथ, अपने पिता दशरथ और सौतेली माँ कैकेयी के आज्ञानुसार वन जा रहा था। उस विदारक दृश्य को आकाश हर्म्यो और विमान शिखरों से श्रीमान लोग व्याकुल और उदाशीन होकर देख रहे थे।


ybrao-a-donkey's observation: Skyscrapers are not new to pre-BC-CE Indians, unless they were the creations of the fantasy-seeking ballad-writers-singers. Hindi gist संदर्भ और संग्रहआकश हर्म्य क्रीस्त-पुर्व भारतीयों को नये नहीं हैँ, यदी न हो, ईस श्लोक पुराण प्रबोधक के सृष्टी।

21st Century २१ शताब्द


Example quoted here is from Deccan Chronicle Englis Daily 4th Sept. 2014. यहाँ दिया हुआ उदाहरण दक्कन क्रानिकल अंग्रेजी दिन पत्रिका, ४ सॆप्तंबर २०१४ से है।
Forty to fifty story high-rise buildings will come up along the Krishna River on both sides. --(Mr. Gadde Ramamohana Rao, M.L.A. from Vijayawada Constituency)

Hindi gist हिन्दी संग्रह: चालीस से पचास मंजिलवाले गगनचुंबी इमारतों कृष्णा नदी के दोनों कंधो पर उठ आयेंगे। --विजयवाडा ऎम. ऎल. ए श्री गद्दे राम मोहन राव.



Context संदर्भ: The newly formed State of Residual Andhra Pradesh has no Capital of its own. Arguments are going on for selection and construction of the State Capital. The dictator Chief Minister of the State Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu chose Vijayavada-Guntur-Mangalagiri Area for establishing the State Capital. टुटा हुआ, फटा हुआ आंध्र प्रदेश राज्य, नई शेषीभुत आंध्र प्रदेश राज्य को राजधानी नहीं है। इस राज्य के नियंतृत्व स्वभावी मुख्य मंत्री विजयवाड - गुंटूर - मंगळगिरि क्षेत्र को राजधानी के लिये चुन किया ।

Observation of ybrao-a-donkey वैबीराव गध के राय
1. On four sides of each high-rise building, there should be (in all certainity 'will be') slums and thatched huts. उन गगनचुंबी इमारतों के चारों ओर , मलिन बस्तियों और फूस की झोंपडियों रहना चाहिए (निश्चय रूप से रहते हैँ)।

2. Sewerage water discharging from the high-rise buildings should fed into the already dirty Krishna River without fail (it will definitely happen). उन गगनचुंबी इमारतों से धाराप्रवाह बहनेवाली मल भरित गंदे नाले को , उस से ज्यादा मलिन कृष्णा नदी में शामिल करना चाहिए (निश्चय रूप से होगा).

3. Later, we should seek foreign aid, collaboration, investment and technology from Japan, Germany, U.S.A. for cleansing the Krishna River. तदनंतर, हम जपान, जर्मनी, अमॆरिका से कृष्णा नदी को साफ करने के लिये विदेशी मदद, सहयोग, सहभागिता, पुंजी निवेश, और सांकेतिकता को मांगना चाहिए (निश्चय तरीके से होगा)।

Sunday, June 01, 2014

025 Indians are capable of prostrating and pulling down

025 Indians are capable of prostrating and pulling down
Topics for discussion: BJP, Political Culture, Venkaiah Naidu, Narendra Modi, L.K. Advani, M.M. Joshi, Politics of Prostration

Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs is reported to have said:

I do not like people prostrating before us.

I never used to prostrate in front of seniors like Advani and Vajpayee though they gave me political birth.

Many are prostrating in front of me after I became Union Minister. I will be careful with them. ... Many pretend to prostrate and suddenly pull a person as happened in case of then CM NTR. ,,,


Mr. Venkaiah Naidu is said to have recollected how four to five people mostly women prostrated to NTR and when he asked, NTR remarked it was their love and affection. Mr. Naidu is said to have proceeded to explain how Nadendla Bhaskara Rao pulled down NTR later.

ybrao a donkey's comments



It is not poor people who may pull down the persons before whom they prostrate.

It is politicians, who prostrate and also pull down. Pulling down is their nature, whether they prostrate or not.

Now see this picture, Like mythological Suyodhana Mr. Narendra Modi is prostrating before Mr. L.K. Advani, the Bhishmacharya of BJP.

In the right side photo Mr. Modi was prostrating before Advani. In the left side photo he was bending forward to seek blessing of Mr. Murali Manohar Joshi.

Now, what is happening to the Gurus and deliverers? How could Mr. Modi suddenly bring a bench mark of maximum age of 75 years for being taken into Cabinet? Mr. Modi has the audacity to take into his Cabinet Ms. Smriti Irani who has not completed her XII Standard or Part I of her Correspondence Course and entrust her the administration of Human Resource Development of 1200 million Indian Citizens, supervising IITs, IIMs, UGC, AICTE, Public and Private Sector Universities and what not!! Mr. Joshi was a Physics Professor and was a stalvart in many Educational Commissions and Committees, besides being a Senior HRD Minister in Vajpayee's Cabinet. Mr. Advani needed no introduction.

Actually, it seems to be the fault of Mr. Vajpayee, Mr. Advani and Mr. Murali Manohar Joshi to have encouraged Mr. Narendra Modi, by exporting him from Delhi to Ahmedabad as Chief Minister in 2002.

The trinity sowed the wind and reaped the whirlwind. They deserve their downfall.

Mr. Venkaiah Naidu might not have prostrated before Mr. Vajpayee or Mr. Advani. But one thing is definite. Mr. Venkaiah Naidu, Mr. Rajnath Singh, Mr. Arun Jaitley, Ms. Sushma Swaraj played their AshADha bhUti roles in letting down Mr. Advani and Mr. M.M. Joshi. Now, Mr. Advani and Joshi must have been repenting for encouraging flunkeys like Messrs. Naidu, Rajnath, Jaitley, and Swaraj.

What will happen to Indian Parliament after prostration?




This photo shows, Mr. Narendra Modi prostrating before the entrance of Indian Parliament.
We have to wait and see what he is going to do to the Indian Parliament, having prostrated before it.







Wednesday, April 16, 2014

24 Dr. Subrahmanian Swamy, and Priyanka drinking episode.

24 Dr. Subrahmanian Swamy, and Priyanka drinking episode.

Topics for awareness and discussion: Celebrities, Celebrity behaviors, Priyanka, Subrahmanian Swamy


"...(Ms. Priyanka) Gandhi would have been thrashed if she had done so (contested elections) as she drinks too much alcohol and has a bad name...."

Another version of what Dr. Swamy was reported to have said: "...she would have been thrashed if she had contested parliamentary elections from Varanasi against Narendra Modi, as she drinks too much alcohol and has a bad name. ..."






another version of what Dr. Swamy said:

"...They saved her. She would have got a thrashing. She is very unpopular, she drinks too much alcohol and she has a bad name, her husband has a bad name."

“...Gunde badmaasho ke tareeke istmaal karenge to lok tantra kaise chalaenge (If goons tactics will be used then how will they run democracy)?..."

“...All I said was Priyanka Gandhi should quit smoking and set an example. Why doesn’t she just say she doesn't drink?...”

“...There are courts to file defamation case at, what is this protest and all? More ppl showed up than Rahul Gandhi's meeting...”

"They saved her. She would have got a thrashing. She is very unpopular, she drinks too much alcohol and she has a bad name, her husband has a bad name,"







ybrao a donkey's observations

First-of-all, Dr. Subramnian Swamy appears to exceed limits of decency and dignity.

I am not sure whether this lack of decency and dignity is a representative trait of alumni of Harvard University, which seem to admit students not only on merit but also on donations.

Dr. Swamy can be seen from the above, challenging aggrieved persons to approach court and sue him for libel. This courage might have probably stemmed from his conviction that he has evidence and facts before him, and that disclosing truth can be a good defence against libels.

Apart from disclosing facts and truths, a defamer can also have a defence of compulsion to disclose facts and truths for public good.

In India and in most other countries, alcoholism has never been a disqualification for contesting to Parliament.
Alcoholism of Lok Sabha contestants was never a contentious issue of public debate in India. People have elected, are electing, and will probably continue electing alcoholics as MPs.

There are alcoholics in all parties, including Dr. Swamy's Party, BJP. Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee is reputed as an aficionado of spirits. Mr. P.N. Sangma, our former Lok Sabha Speaker is also believed to be a lover of spirits.

Can BJP place on its website, the names and addresses of connoisseurs of wine who are members of BJP, contesting as M.L.A.s/M.P.s?

Can it place on its website the names and addresses of liquor traders who are members of BJP? I am sure that BJP can't and won't. Of course, other parties also can't do.

Then why segregate Mrs. Priyanka Vadra and Mr. Vadra?

Dr. Swamy's misadventure will do one good. Indians have a tendency to believe that celebrities and leaders are paragons of virtue and models of excellence.

Thousands of Indians have named their children as Jawahar, Indira, Rajiv, Sanjay, Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka. Hearing this news, if at least some Indians start treating leaders as ordinary human beings, with average instincts, habits, iq, intellect, etc., it will do great good to Indian democracy.

In other words, we have to humanify, humanise our demy Gods, down to earth. This does not mean that we should look them down upon. It is, rather, we stop looking at them in the sky with awe, as if they were descending from some other planet, to imbue us with divinity.

Whatever I am writing here, also apply to other castes of celebrities like film stars, cricketers, judges, journalists, professors, corporate executives and industrialists.

About gUnDE, badmAshE adjectives used by Dr. Swamy for describing protesters, he may please realise that BJP workers also seem to indulge in similar gUnDE, badmAshE methods, occasionally. Can Dr. Swamy counsel (or at least request) the top leaders of BJP to discourage this type of tendencies in BJP, even if assuming that they are fewer in number than in Congress?

Monday, April 14, 2014

23 Modi wave or BJP wave or anti Congress wave?

23 Modi wave or BJP wave or anti Congress wave?
topics for discussion: BJP, Murali Manohar Joshi, Narendra Modi, Advani, Adani, Rahul Gandhi, Modism




"Modi is the representative of the party as the prime ministerial candidate. And whenever a dynamic person moves with the support of the party, he creates a very strong sympathy and support for him, because of his track record also. So its not a highly personalized thing, it is a representative wave. He gets support from different parts of the country, from different sections of society, and from all leaders of BJP. So, he represents the general mood and the desire for change. You may call it a Modi wave, there is no harm in it. But it is a sum total of what is happening inside the country, it represents that,"




It is now the developmental model of the country as presented by BJP. In a country like India, what developmental model is true for Jammu and Kashmir or Arunachal Pradesh, may not be true for Kerala.



"So to say that this model or that model -- no. So some good points may be there, some good points from the government of Tripura will also be there, it is not some straitjacket model,"

ybrao a donkey's feelings



We should, first, appreciate the courage shown by Mr. Murali Manohar Joshi, amidst all-pervasive Modimania. I hope he will persevere with it.

This type of courage Mr. Advani couldn't show.

But it will be better to call the waves roaring today, as 'anti-congress waves', rather than Modi waves or BJP waves.

There is no wonder or speciality in BJP winning in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgadh and Delhi, because they were and are BJP ruled states even before the advent of Modism on the BJP's horizon.

We can prove that there is a BJP wave or a Modi wave, only when BJP secures victories in Non-BJP ruled States like Andhra Pradesh or Tamil Nadu.

In the mean time we can compare the publicity, marketing blitzkriez, paid-news we see in print and electronic media, only to the market promotion campaigns of film distributors.

Reasons for widespread anti-congress wave, are well-known:

1. anti-incumbancy factor.

2. sky-rocketing prices

3. hardships suffered by people owing to unilateral enforcement of Adhar scheme.

4. great scams and corruption.

5. displacement of farmers from their ancestral lands for setting up SEZs and parks.

6. suicide of farmers, as farming turned into an unviable high-risk commercial venture, resulting in debt and harassment from money-lenders.

7. suicide of small traders as small-scale trading could not compete with malls and super markets, bolstered by foreign investments and Chinese goods.

8. Conversion of education and health care into Corporate businesses, turning them inaccessible to common people.

9. Widespread unemployment both of unskilled labor and educated youth, as agriculture, agro-based industries and manufacturing sectors turned sick.

10. Excess emphasis on speculation in gold, shares, bonds, real estate, resulting in creation of nouveau-riche in the midst of deprivation and squalor.


Common man's dilemma is, whom to vote, to reflect their anger towards Congress? Though Mr. Modi is projected as a solution, his economic agenda does not differ from the economic agenda of Congress.


Example: Mr. Narendra Modi patronised the Adani Group. Congress too wanted to patronise the same Adani Group. When Rahul Gandhi pointed out Modi's fetish for Adani saying 'Advani out and Adani in', photos showing Adani and Vadhra discussing something, went viral on internet.

As far as crony Capitalism is concerned, no party can be immune in India, including AAP and Communists.

Mr. L.K. Advani's about turns



“This is the first ever election where it can be felt that people have already made up their minds to throw out the present (UPA) government. There is no doubt that BJP will form government under the leadership of Narendra Modi. I will take up any role which will be offered to me after election,”







Feelings of ybrao a donkey


We should not forget that SrIvAru has retweated a tweat which compared Mr. Modi to a snake.

Now, how Mr. Advani takes an about-turn? Because Mr. Modi fell down on his feet?

What responsibilities does Shri Advani want to shoulder in Mr. Modi's regime? Does he want to be anointed as President of India? Then, he has to wait another four years. Will he be satisfied if Lok Sabha's speakership is offered?
Or does he wants restoration of his Dy. Prime Ministership, with charge of Home Ministry? This may not be possible, because it might have been reserved for Mr. Amit Shah.







The election canvassing work of Mr. Advani in his Gandhinagar constituency used to be, earlier entrusted to his daughter. This time, Shri Advani has entrusted it to his son. One question which occurs to my mind is, why didn't he entrust this work to a second string leader in Gandhinagar? Why always close relatives and family members? Probably, it involves handling of cash.

Probably, because Mr. Advani might have thought that time for him is going to be up by 2019 when he may not be given even a ticket at Gandhinagar, and that it would be better to pass on the mantle to son, as customary in Indian politics. Mr. Advani might have entrusted his son's future to the gloves of Mr. Modi. Second string leaders in India can never get a chance, unless they start manoeuvering for themselves a la Mr. Modi.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

22 Marital affairs and Illicit Relationships of Indian politicians



Topics for discussion, चर्चांश: Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley, Rahul Gandhi, Congress, BJP, Andhra Pradesh.
Mr. Arun Jaitley, BJP Vice President was reported to have said on 12th April 2014.

"I do not understand how disclosing a legal relationship is wrong in any way. Narendra Modi has done the right thing the right way. There are many people in illicit relationships in Rahul Gandhi's party. If people have the right to know this, then, they also have the right to know things which are not yet disclosed..."





ybrao a donkey's feelings

Disclosing a legal relationship is not wrong in any way. The question is why it was not disclosed in the previous elections. It is true, that as pointed out by Mr. Jaitley, Mr. Narendra Modi has now done it in the right thing. But, still, it is not fully in the right way. Truth should be disclosed in full in an honest manner, and not like Yudhishthira of Mahabharata who said 'aswaththama hataha kunjaraha' (AswaththAma was dead, the elephant).

The object of the Election procedure requiring candidates to disclose their spouses names and asking for the details of properties held in their names seems to be that corrupt politicians should not accumulate properties in spouse names.

In February 2014 Mr. Modi said at Sujanpur:

"Mere liye na koi aagey, na peechhey. Kiske liye bhrashtachaar karunga? (I've no familial ties. Who would I ever try to benefit through corruption?)."







May be he might have unofficially, unilaterally, in his mind, he broke his ties with Ms. Jashoda Ben, whereas Ms. Jashoda Ben still says that she is his dharma patni, like legendary Sita who was abandoned in the forest. He did not apply for his divorce through Indian courts, as per Hindu Marriage Act and customs under which he was married. According to Hindu traditions, and Indian laws, a husband has to bear his wife (bharta = one who bears. bhArya= one who is borne), unless and until he gets a legal divorce. Simply dropping wife at her parents' does not discharge his responsibilities.

By withholding essential, material facts, Mr. Modi has withheld information needed by the election process. The Returning Officers at that time acquiesced to the non-disclosure and blindly validated his nomination.

Even in the 2014 Vadodara affidavit, Mr. Modi, ought to have included an additional explanation for not providing the details of assets and liabilities of Ms. Jashoda Ben.
Example:
I and my spouse have been living separately for the last 45 years. She has her own sources of income. She has her own assets purchased from her income. I am unable to provide those details, because we live separately and do not have contacts.

What is missing here, is the required transparency. Once transparency is maintained, criticism from other parties and people may arise: How can a person who cannot look after his wife, can empower the women of the whole Nation? But this question is to be handled separately, outside the election nomination affidavit.

About illicit relationships of politicians

Unfortunately, the election procedures and the affidavits to be submitted are silent about persons in illicit relationships with the leaders, and the assets they own. Assets held by such illicit partners (we can't call them wives/husbands. Use of the word concubin will be harsh) can also be sizeable. Probably, election rules may have to be amended, seeking additional information on assets and liabilities of persons having illicit relationships with politicians.

Mr. Narendra Modi and some BJP leaders were vociferous about the assets of Ms. Sunanda Pushkar (Tharoor) before and after her marriage with Mr. Sashi Tharoor. Mr. Modi referred to her as "Rs. 50 crore girl friend". Mr. Narendra Modi himself did not hesitate to raise personal issues. Where did the political ethics pointed out by Mr. Jaitley go?

Discussion in Andhra Pradesh State Assembly

As far as I could remember, there was once a discussion in erstwhile United A.P. State Assembly about the extra marital relationships of M.L.A.s. It transpired that nearly 70-80% of A.P. M.L.A. had relationships of some type or other. I also recall that Mr. Suresh Reddy, the then appointed a House Committee to inquire into facts. The Committee went to dogs.

A.P., though we cannot generalise, still can be taken as a representative sample of India. At least 50% of M.L.A.s of other States, and Indian M.Ps may have this type of relationships. Four issues arise from these relationships:

1. Whether corrupt moneys are diverted to buy assets to illicit wives/husbands.

2. Whether the illicit wives/husbands interfere into the working of the M.L.A.s, M.Ps and Ministers? .

3. If the M.L.As, M.P.s and Ministers stay at the houses of their live-in illicit partners, how far the first wives are neglected?

4. Do prior wives remain silent out of fear, or out of hope to get property shares of the politicians from their corrupt wealth. If the prior wives take divorce, they will only get some maintenance. By remaining mum, they will get property shares, even if they lose husband's cohabitation and love.

Mr. Jaitley was reported to have commented:--
"There is the political ethics that women and personal life of people are never brought in politics. It has never been made an issue in our country. Because the Congress party is on the verge of defeat and it has no other topic to bring up, it has taken up the marital status of Narendra Modi as an issue."

ybrao a donkey's feelings

Ethics in this country requires rulers to set exemplary standards to the common people they rule.
Bhagavad Gita 03/21. Whatever elite and leaders in society do others will emulate. Whatever the elite take as standard, the world will copy. ——↠↠ yad yad Acharati SrEshThas tat tad dEvEtarO janah sa yat pramANam kurutE lOkas tad anuvartatE.
If a ruler neglects his wife, leaving her to fend for herself, howsoever noble may be his reason for doing that, what will the common people do?

Why political ethics in India ignores personal behaviors? It is very inconceivable to expect that a person who is unethical in his personal life, will be ethical in his political life. Personal life and political life go hand in hand, and are inseparable. However, politicians can have complete rights to justify their behaviors and even right to privacy, as long as they do not pontificate and harangue to common people on the same affairs and subjects.

There is a story about Gandhiji. A parent went to Gandhiji with his son and requested Gandhiji to counsel the boy suitably and persuade him not to eat laddus. Gandhiji went on postponing his advice, until one day he conceded and counselled the boy suitably. The surprised parent was said to have asked Gandhiji, why this couldn't have been done during the first visit itself. Gandhiji said that he too had a fetish for laddus, and that he could not advise the boy to restrain from eating laddus, until he himself stopped consuming them. The postponement was time needed for Gandhiji to resist his own temptations.

Mr. Jaitley was reported to have commented:
"He has stooped down low by bringing up the marital status of Modi. So, if Rahul Gandhi has stooped down so low, then he should tell about his own party leaders."

ybrao a donkey's comments

If Rahul Gandhi has anything to disclose about himself, he ought to disclose. He will then be setting a great example. He can also advise his followers to be transparent.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

21 Modi's self-confidence

21 Modi's self-confidence

Discussion Menu: Narendra Modi, Arun Kejriwal, Varanasi, Kasi, Vadodara, Baroda, Lok Sabha

Mr. Narendra Modi (namo) apparently lacks self-confidence.

Proof: Contesting from two Lok Sabha constituencies, VAraNAsi (kASi) and VadodAra (BarODa).


Mr. Modi has already driven out the octogenarian 1991 President, Physics Professor, Mr. Murali Manohar Joshi from VaraNasi. I pity Mr. Joshi. I compare him to Legendary Sage Agastya who was banished from Varanasi to southwards, beyond Vindhyas.


vArANasi is a great Hindu pilgrimage Centre and place of Hindu renaissance, full of sAdhus who have votes. Thus, Mr. Modi is assured of success in Varanasi. There should not have been any need for him to contest from any other Constituency, unless he is unsure of his victory. In political chronological seniority, Mr. Aravind Kejriwal is a bachcha before him. There, should not have, hence been no need for Mr. Modi to feel an uncertainity or risk, except in case of a 10% unforeseen change in the wicket and pitch.


Now, Mr. Modi contesting from Vadodara indicates that he is unsure of Varanasi. But, suppose if Mr. Narendra wins in both the Constituencies. He will have to choose one. Whom will he choose? Either way, it will be injustince to one Constituency. There will, unnecessarily be a bye-election adding avoidable costs to exchequer.

This also shows that Mr. Narendra Modi lacks a spirit of his commitment to his own party colleagues.

Proof: Suppose he contests only from one constituency. Pray not, but let us suppose that he loses it, but his BJP Party secures the magic number 272+. He can chose the Rajya Sabha route a la Mr. Manmohan Singh and become Prime Minister. Or he can allow his own colleagues like Mr. Rajnath Singh, Ms. Sushma Swaraj, Mr. Lal Krishna Advani, Mr. Murali Manohar Joshi or any other Senior BJP leader to become Prime Minister. But selfish Mr. Modi will not like allow it.


Arun Kejriwal seems more courageous. He is contesting from only one Constituency. He is taking a risk of facing a bull like Mr. Narendra Modi. Suppose he loses, and AAP wins sufficient seats to form a coalition Government, he can always take a Rajya Sabha route, or even he can allow his colleagues Mr. Sisodia, Mr. Prashant Bhushan, Mr. Yogendra Yadav or any other leader to become PM.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

20 Barbarous haircut to Seemandhra

20 Who will do greater barbarous haircut to Seemandhra?


topics for discussion: bifurcation, Andhra Pradesh, Congress, BJP, 2014 Elections, haircut

Mr. Arun Jaitley is one of the top leaders in BJP. He is also leader of BJP Parliamentary Party in Rajya Sabha. He has recently written in his blog that Congress could not efficiently handle the issue of bifurcation of the State of Andhra Pradesh. Here is a link to his blog: click to go to http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/arun-jaitleys-blog/entry/the-congress-and-telengana?sortBy=OLDEST&th=1

BJP ruled India from 1999 to 2004. Who stopped it from forming the State of Telangana amicably? Its lust for power stopped BJP from undertaking an amicable bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, because it was afraid of Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu who was Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at that time.

Ever since Congress came into power in 2004, BJP leaders, especially the BJP leaders of Andhra Pradesh went on instigating the violent TelangaNa movement. BJP leaders of A.P. joined the Telangana Joint Action Committee and they were too eager to fall at the feet of TRS bosses. Did they ever discourage TRS leaders from their abuses of Seemandhra People and stop extortions?

Did BJP top leadership, from 2004 to 2014, ever arrange for a joint sitting of leaders of Telangana and Seemandhra, for arriving at an amicable settlement? No.

BJP just went on prodding and pushing the Congress for the introduction of Telangana Bill in Lok Sabha.

Does BJP central leaders have any concrete action plan for an amicable separation of Andhra Pradesh? If they have any such plans, why don't they reveal?

They simply say that they will introduce some amendments to the Telangana bill in Lok Sabha. But they will not say, what they are going to do if Congress rejects them.

Their plan seems to be only one thing. Find fault with Congress, somehow or other. Get four or five seats by bargaining with TRS.

If BJP is serious and sincere


BJP top leadership should clearly announce what they are going to do if Congress rejects amendments if any moved by BJP in Lok Sabha. Will BJP vote in favor of passing the bill? Or will they allow the bill to lapse unaccepted? In that case they can go to the 2014 elections, publishing an action plan for bifurcation of A.P. if BJP comes into power.

A fair political party does not play hide and seek with people's sentiments. People are not stones. They have hearts and heads.

My gratitude to Mr. Arun Jaitley


It has been my decade old desire to draw a cartoon and publish it. I could not do it, because I did not have ideas, drawing skills and talent. I used to be jealous of my elder son, who is an accomplished painter of portraits and landscapes (not cartoons).

Utterances of Mr. Arun Jaitley, Ms. Sushma Swaraj, Mr. Digvijay Singh (Congress in-charge for A.P.) and Mr. Sushilkumar Shinde (Home Minister) have motivated me to make renewed efforts to draw my first cartoon. Thus, my first cartoon "Who will do greater barbarous haircut to Seemandhra" , I could visualise, draw and publish, spending nearly six hours.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

19 Janata darbars

19 Kejriwal need not have abandoned janata darbar
Discussion topics: Aam Admi party, Arvind Kejriwal


Mr. Arvind Kejriwal need not have abandoned the very idea of running janata darbars, simply because some overcrowding was there. He could have arranged for construction of a queue complex on the model of Sri Venkateswara Temple, Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh.

The queue complexes can have compartments with benches for sitting, facilities for toilets, drinking water, public address system, medical help, etc. Tiffins, coffee and tea, meals can be sold at Aam Admi prices. Groups of people will move from one compartment to another compartment till they reach the sanctum sanctorum where Kejriwal and his Team sits. Closed Circuit TVs can broadcast suggestions to citizens on availing of Government Schemes and Programmes.

Computerised tokens with biometrics can be issued in advance, at the entrance. The token can have the time at which the Aam Admi should present himself at the entrance to go through the queue complex. Grievance forms can also be made available at the entrance.

Where there is a will, there will be a way out.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

018 Difficult to understand our Bhishma pitAmaha- we can understand Nehru and Patel

Deccan Chronicle 6th Nov. 2013 published a first page headline news item, titled "LK stokes row on police action. Cites book says Nehru called Sardar communalist".

Link to open it: Click to go to deccanchronicle.com/131106/news-politics etc.

Readers may be aware that BJP and Congress both want to claim the legacy of Late Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. BJP's bhIshma pitAmaha Shri L.K. Advani might have thought that it would be worthwhile to quote something which showed that Nehruji called Sardar Patel, a communalist. He made a long search for a book which contained some references relating to Central Cabinet's discussions before Police Action on the erstwhile Hyderabad ruler, the Nizam. With the help of one of his friends, he could at last trace a MalayALam book, a memoir of a 1947 batch IPS Officer, one Mr. M.K.K. Nair. Its English translation is in a stage of further editing and publication. The title of the book is “The Story of an Era Told without Ill Will”.

bhIshmapitAmaha, in his blog, extensively, quoted from the blog.

Link to the particular blog post of bhIshma pitAmaha:

Click to go to http://blog.lkadvani.in/blog-in-english/when-vp-menon-cornered-a-british-general.

I am writing my comments on bhIshma pitAmaha's blog here, because Mr. L.K. Advani's blog does not allow length exceeding 1000 characters. Besides, they seem not to accept anything which criticises Shri aDvaNi or BJP. Their moderation system is totally intolerant. They do not disclose their Email address, nor contact us when we give our Email address. Hence, I have no alternative, except placing my comments here. Of course, I leave my comment at their post, requesting them to have a look at this post. They will remove my comment, probably because audi alterim partem is not their policy.

ybrao a donkey's analyses


A look at the part of the text quoted at the particular Mr. Advani's blog post, a narration of what might have happened on 30th April 1948, indicates that it reflected the title of the book being without 'ill will'. So far so good.

The text also clearly indicates that there was no gulf between Nehru and Patel. Only one sentence was attributed to Nehru, which I quote here.
...At a cabinet meeting, Patel had described these things and demanded that army be sent to end the terror-regime in Hyderabad. Nehru who usually spoke calmly, peacefully and with international etiquette, spoke losing his composure,...
You are a total communalist. I will never accept your recommendation.


OK, it might have been true that Nehru lost his composure and parted with international etiquette. This can happen in heat of discussions.

We must appreciate that Nehru allowed Patel to frankly speak out his arguments. We must also appreciate that Patel had the courage to speak out his mind. They had no ill will or secret agendas against one another.

This type of frank and open discussion may not take place in Central Cabinet Meetings of today, whether under NDA or under UPA. Our Cabinet Ministers are all pawns for the PMs de jurie, de facto (official and unofficial PMs). We should be sad that "Gone were the days of Nehru and Patel".

Mr. Nair's narration also clearly shows that Nehru changed his mind and supported the police action, after he saw the news that two 70 year old nuns were molested by raZAkars. It was only a question of how much time a chemical may take to ignite. One chemical may take 25 seconds to ignite. Another chemical may take 25 minutes to reach a combustible temperature. Even on the same person, same trigger may provoke different reactions on different days, or at different hours on the same day.

The key element of Mr. Nair's narration quoted at Mr. aDvANi's blog, refers to a treacherous act committed by the army Indian Army Chief Mr. Busher, who passed on the news of impending police action to his Pakisthani counterpart in French language. It was the tapping of Mr. Busher's phone, which revealed his heinous espionage. It was that alertness exercised during the days of Patel and Nehru which should give us great joy, and not the petty differences between Nehru and Patel.
The following link to The Telegraph Daily dated 5th June 2005, depicts the opportunism displayed by Mr. aDvANi during his visit to karAchi.

Click this Link to The Telegraph dt 5.6.2005 in a new window.

Shri Advani received a guard of honor, given by PakisthAnI Navy. He was given all the pompacities extended to Heads of State. Shri aDvANiji might have been inflated and hoisted by pAkisthan to cloud nine, like Salya who was lifted by duryOdhana before kurukshEtra war . Hence it will be apt to quote what he wrote in the Jinnah Mausoleum's visitors' book. (This quote, kind courtesy The Telegraph).
There are many people who leave an inerasable stamp on history.” ... “But there are very few who actually create history. Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah was one such rare individual."

“In his early years, Sarojini Naidu, a leading luminary of India’s freedom struggle, described Mr Jinnah as an ‘ambassador of Hindu- Muslim unity’. His address to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on August 11, 1947, is really a classic, a forceful espousal of a secular state in which, while every citizen would be free to practise his own religion, the state shall make no distinction between one citizen and another on grounds of faith. My respectful homage to this great man.”


Shri aDvANi, the previous day, during his first day's visit to Pakisthan, criticised in Pakisthan, the demolition of Babri Masjid, which he had never done in India, and which his and Mr. Vajpayee's speeches seem to have promoted and prompted.

Jinna's Mausoleum gave him a brochure, which said:
“The necessity of a separate homeland became all the more vital as the Hindu majority made it increasingly difficult for the Muslims in India to live a free and unfettered life according to the tenets of Islam.' So within the short span of a few years, the Quaid rallied the Indian Muslims under the green flag of the (Muslim) League and gave the Pakistani movement a momentum which neither the British government nor the Indian Congress could contain.”

Gist: It is not easy to understand our bhIshma pitAmaha. We can understand Nehru and Patel.




Added on 16.4.14:





Now, this Bhishma pitAmaha -aka- abhinav Sardar Patel has become a beggar at the door of Mr. Narendra Modi. He is prepared to accept any role which the new administration will entrust him.

Added on 1st June 2014



Mr. Modi has not so far come forward with any clear public transparent offer to Mr. Advani or Mr. Murali Manohar Joshi. Mr. Modi may not offer any thing to these Gurus until he accommodates Mr. Amit Shah into the Union Cabinet.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

#017 What is actually happening in Andhra Pradesh?

Government of India has totally let down the people of sImAndhra (13 districts of Andhra Pradesh).
Question: Prove how the Government of India has let down the 50 million people of sImAndhra.
Answer: Government of India and the Government of Andhra Pradesh, in their craze for "cities" went on investing funds belonging to 700 districts of "All India" and 23 districts of "All Andhra Pradesh", in Hyderabad City from 1957 to 2013. Consequently, Hyderabad City has:
Hyderabad Central University
Hindusthan Aeronautics Ltd. HAL
Hindusthan Machine Tools Ltd. HMT
Bharat Dynamics Ltd. BDL
Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. ECIL
Hindusthan Cables Ltd. HCL
National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd. NMDC
Defenece Electrnics Research Laboratory DLRL
Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory DMRL
Defence Research and Development Laboratory DRDL
Nuclear Fuel Complex NFC
South Central Railway, Zonal Head Quarters, Secunderabad, SCR.
Indian Institute of Technology, IIT.

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Consulate of USA.
International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics ICRISAT.

PRIVATE SECTOR INSTITUTIONS
Hytec City (Govt. allotted lands at throwaway prices)
Cinema Industry (Govt. allotted lands at throwaway prices)
Numerous Super Speciality Hospitals (Govt. allotted lands at thow away prices and permitted import of equipment without customs duty).

In 2006 Centre wanted Govt. of India asked Govt. of AP to send proposals for ITIRs. AP Government sent four proposals for Hyderabad City. Govt. of India cleared a proposal to invest Rs. 2.49 lac crore in Hyderabad, in spite of knowing that there is a serious turmoil about Hyderabad. Mr. Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Minister said that they were preparing a proposal for Visakhapatnam. He could not explain why they could not do it in seven years!
The above list is not exhaustive.

Neither the Government of India, nor the Government of A.P. foolishly ever thought of decentralising and spreading Central Projects or State Projects all over India or all over A.P. as the case may be.

As people of 23 Districts of Andhra Pradesh started visiting Hyderabad both for purchases and for migration, Hyderabad has become a very large distribution center for marketing a variety of goods and services ranging from computers to cars. This led to 52% of tax income for the state of Andhra Pradesh, started generation from Hyderabad City.

Question: Didn't the SImandhra landlords and industrialists capture all the lands of Hyderabad?

Ans: Landlords and rich persons of not only telangANA, sImAndhra, but also the landlords and rich persons of All-India, NRIs, Persons of Indian origin, Foreign Companies, everybody under the sky started purchasing and cornering land in Hyderabad. Consequently poor persons living in Hyderabad are unable get a 100 yards of land or a small apartment within their financial means. The Government of India and Government of Andhra Pradesh should accept responsibility for this because, they FAILED TO PREVENT landlords, business houses, industrialists, film stars, cricketers, NRIs, PIOs, foreign companies, from buying THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAND by cheating innocent villagers owning lands in the outskirts of Hyderabad. Poor of telangANa, poor of sImAndhra, poor of other States in India, have not participated in this looting.

Land mafias have started controlling Hyderabad. This led to conflicts among telangANA land mafias, rAyala sIma land mafias, Coastal Andhra land mafias. Politicians of all parties are also participants in these mafias.

Examples:
Andhra Jyothi telugu daily, published details of land settlement attempted to be made by KTR of T.R.S. (son of KCR, leader of telangANa movement), which led to the kidnap of a businessman in bhuvanEswar and attempted transport of him to Hyderabad via Visakhapatnam. As the Orissa Businessman was also a powerful person, he could get Orissa Police and A.P. police to his aid. But the A.P. Government seems to have abandoned the matter there.

Few days back (Oct. 2013) the DGP of AP Mr. Dinesh Reddy retired from service. He sought extension of service, but the Govt. of A.P. refused to concede. Reason attributed was that a CBI enquiry was pending against him for buying lands in benami names. Mr. Dinesh Reddy alleged that Chief Minister of A.P. Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy turned against him only because he did not accede to CM's demand for ignoring the land encroachment activities of Mr. Santosh Reddy, brother of CM. Followers of CM challenged the retired DGP to prove his allegations. AICC observer for A.P., Mr. Digvijay Singh also challenged the retired DGP to prove his allegations. Mr. Digvijay Singh could have taken up the matter with the AICC President Ms. Sonia Gandhi, or PM Mr. Manmohan Singh, or Central Home Ministry, or CBI itself, with a request to arrange a preliminary enquiry. What is the use of challenging a retired DGP, though he may be acting with a grouse? The DGP might have chosen to reveal the truth because his service was not extended. He could have concealed the truth, had his service been extended.

It is the duty of Central Government to dig out what really happened in case of benami land deals of Mr. Dinesh Reddy, land settlements of Mr. Santosh Reddy, and Mr. KTR.

Late Mr. Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, deceased CM of A.P., and Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu made wild allegations against one another. But, Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, though he was a CM, did not pursue his allegations further with judicial enquiries against Mr. Naidu because, Mr. Rajasekhar Reddy himself was amassing wealth for his son Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy. Thus, Mr. Chandrababu, now gives a clean posture, while the disproportionate size of assets raise suspicions about the mode of his acquisitions. Nobody knows the clear reasons for the annoyance of AICC President Ms. Sonia Gandhi with Mr. Jagan. CBI was very active for sometime in pursuing the cases against Mr. Jagan. Now it has become dormant. Everybody is getting easy bails.

But, now, according to Mr. Veerappa Moily, Union Petroleum Minister, Congress has not started electoral alliance negotiations with Mr. Jagan, but it is not averse to it. Mr. Digvijay Singh also says that Jagan was like his son.

Question: What is the present pitiable State of Telugu people?

Ans: Thus, we can clearly see that A.P. is caught in the grip of land mafias and corrupt politicians belonging to all the four main parties Congress, telugu dESam, TRS, YSR Congress. We can use a simile here. In mahAbhAgavatam we have gajEndra mOksham story. A mighty elephant was caught in its leg, by an equally mighty crocodile in a pond. The gajEndra (king of elephants) prayed Lord VishNu so pathetically and pitiably that VishNu intervened by sending his divine discus (cakra) and slaying the allegator. Both the people of telangANA and the people of sImAndhra can be compared to this elephant's condition.

Question: Is there is no justification in demand for TelangANa demand?

Ans: People of telangANa had some legitimate regional grievances, which they thought erroneously, would be solved by separation. People of Telangana would actually lose their development after separation, as pointed out by Mr. KiranKumar Reddy. Reason: Hyderabad will be a City for 10 Districts, a small area. Distribution Business will go down. Tax collections will go down. Hyderabad may not become backrupt like Detroit. But slowing down will become inevitable. Some Telangana politicians can buy lands cheaply by threatening SImAndhra industrialists. But it will not help poor of Telangana.

Question: Tleaders say that Nizam ruled like benevolent and loving father and that Hyderabad was a rich City before 1956?

Ans: Tleaders can always bring back the legal heirs of Nizam and coronate them on the throne of Hyderabad. If Nizam ruled TelangANa with so much great affection, why did TelangaNa lag behind in everything? Why the people of TelangANa were so poor? Why they were made to say "bAncanu dora kAl mokkuta" ?

Question: If separate TelangaNa is given, they can control water from dams, and farmers of TelangANa can become prosperous.

Ans: If that is really possible, SimAndhra people should welcome it. After karnATaka and MaharAshTra, complete all their projects upstream, no water will enter Telangana from above. Only when there are some floods, rivers will be used as drainage canals. Central Govt. cannot control KarnATaka or Maharashtra for political reasons. Besides, the Govts. of KarnATaka and Maharashtra have to satisfy their own farmers. Even if Central Government says that they will address to grievances, nothing will really happen. Real solution for this problem: We have to purify sea water at KakinAda and Masulipatnam and pump them upstream Godavari and Krishna Rivers to irrigate TelangaNa. By 2050 we have to learn how to do it. Kudankulam Nuclear Power Station will teach it.

Question: How about 60 years history of separate TelangaNa movement ?

Ans: 1969 Telangana agitation ended in a violent movement in 1969. Mrs. Indira Gandhi chose for her own political reasons, not to divide the State, and made Chenna Reddy, Governor of U.P. Had she divided A.P. in 1969, the states of telangaNa and sImAndhra would have developed independently and separately. People and leaders of TelangaNa erred by sleeping from 1969 to 2002.

People of sImAndhra did not like to live like second class citizens in Hyderabad, the State Capital, taunted by some fanatic telangANa activists. SimAdhra people, therefore, launched a jai Andhra movement in 1972. Indira Gandhi again chose the same technique of giving posts to disgruntled politicians. Had she divided the A.P. in 1972, telangANA and sImAndhra would have made some progress separately on their own.

Mr. K.C.R. who was Deputy Speaker of A.P. when Mr. Naidu was CM, reopened the telangANa movement, because Mr. Naidu didn't give him a cabinet berth.

When vAjpayee ruled India, he formed three new States in 2000, chattisgaDh, uttarakhand, and jhArkhand. That was a beautiful opportunity to divide A.P. and solve the problem permanently. But Mr. Vajpayee, Mr. Advani, Mr. Chandrababu Naidu colluded and decided not to divide A.P.

During 2000-2004, Andhra Pradesh was ruled by TDP and, India was ruled by NDA. Ms. Sonia Gandhi and Mr. Rajasekhar Reddy were desperate to capture power. Ms. Sonia started wearing pink scarf on her neck and entered into an alliance with TRS for capturing telangANa votes. She started promising separate telangANa. She forgot about the people of sImAndhra, who were also her staunch supporters. She took them for granted.

UPA-1 came to power. It received support from TRS. Mr. KCR joined Central Cabinet as Shipping Minister. He started pressing Centre for separate telangaNa, and finally quit because Ms. Sonia was fulfil her promise.

2009. UPA-2. Ms. Sonia and Mr. Reddy coolly promised telangAna and got their power. SimAndhra people should have objected to it demanding united A.P. or a justifiable division of A.P. on reasonable give and take after negotiations. They blindly voted for Sonia, mesmerised by YSR. This was a great blunder. But, there was no alternative also, because they could not fully believe Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu (He is unreliable. He ditched his own father-in-law, NTR. He supported Third front first. Then he shifted his loyalty to NDA and BJP. In 2009, again he left NDA). SimAndhra People could not fully believe Mr. Chiranjivi. People were right in not fully believing Chiru. He ditched his voters and merged his party with Congress, to become Union Minister of State for Tourism.

2002 to 2013. The family party TRS (KCR, son KTR, son-in-law Harish Rao, daughteer Kavita are all bosses of TRS) instigated common and poor people of telangANa against people of sImAndhra by abusive words. (rAhul gAndhi should have called these nonsense long back! But he did not call for reasons known only to him). TJac leaders like kOdanDa Ram had his own set of abusive words. Maoists leaders like Gaddar, Varavara Rao, CPI leader nArAyaNa joined the fray. BJP did not lag behind because it wanted to get a foothold in telangANA. TelangANa BJP leaders forgot that there was BJP in sImAndhra. Everybody wanted to blame Congress. AICC wanted to fight the blame game by surrendering to TRS and get it merged with Congress. AICC forgot that there were sImAndhra poor people. Sonia thought by giving ministerial berths to Chiranjivi, kAvuri Sambasiva Rao, Mr. Seelam, Ms. Panabaka Lakshmi, palLamrAju, kishOre Singdev, she could sing some lullabies.

Not that there was no case for creation of telangANa. But the demands of TRS are outrageous. KCR and Co, kOdanDaram and Co, TCongress leaders forget that India is a whole geographical entity and division of States is only for convenience of administration. In fact, Smaller States are very convenient for people to reach their Capital, return back to their places within one day. This is important because staying in lodges is very expensive. Plate Meals in A.P. cost Rs. 50 to Rs. 100. Distance between Srikakulam (NH5,NH 9) and Hyderabad is more than 700 km. Distance between taDA Gudur Nellore and Hyderabad (NH5, NH 9, train Gudur-Vijayavada,Vijayavada to Hyderabad) is also more than 700 km. Distance between Anantapur and Hyderabad is also about 500 km. Distance between Hyderabad and Adilabad is also substantial.

KCR and Co, kOdanDaram and Co, some TCongress-TDP MPs, foolishly think that they can become emperors of new telangANa and drive out all SImAndhra people from Hyderabad, and resell/re-allot all the lands to new batches of industrialists and collect ransom. They want to cheaply buy the houses left by sImAndhra People, by thretening them. (This happened in Pakisthan. During partition, when Hindus of Pak came back to India, the PAKi Govt. and people occupied them). KCR already promised easy copy exams to telangANA students who lose their education during strikes. He promised increments and promotions to telangANA agitationist Govt. employees. He promised freedom-fighter like pensions to T agitators.

What TRS, TJAC, TCongress, T-TDP, T-BJP should realise is that they cannot drive away people selectively. Migration from one place to another place seeking livelihood all over India is a constitutional right. Purchase of small pieces of property for genuine personal use, is also a Constitutional Right. Purchase of jobs by paying bribes and with fake certificates should be curbed by filing cases. These are crimes, immaterial whether it is done by telangANa natives or Andhra natives. (Recall the case of Railway Recruitment Boards selling Railway Jobs in Maharashtra to some Biharis when Lalu was Railway Minister). Purchase of dozens of house plots, apartments, acres of lands in outskirts of cities etc. need severe correction. They have nothing to do genuine migration.

Instigated by KCR and K-ram, hooligans destroyed several statues of poets, freedom-fighters and great telugu men on the Tankbunds in Hyderabad. By their excess instigations, lives of TCongress and T-TDP MLAs and MPs became threatened and everybody joined the bandwagon of telangANa. Now, if KCR, KTR, TCongress, T-TDP, T-BJP leaders slow down their tempo of abuse, Tagitators will kill them. Thus, there is no go back.

SimAndhra people would not have objected if the Working Committee of Congress, prepared 3 or 4 sets of alternative offers of amicable division and asked the people of A.P. to chose one among them. There were indications that people and leaders would have accepted it, if the offers were reasonable. For example, Mr. Kishore ChandradEv, Union Minister suggested creation of three States. Mr. Undavalli Arunkumar, MP from Rajahmundry suggested three States. Mr. TG Venkatesh, Minister from Rayala Sima suggested three States.

Sonia and her followers (Pranab, Manmohan Singh, Chidambaram, Shinde, Chacko, Digvijay Singh) are trying to impose unjust unilateral decisions on people of SimAndhra. When people of TelangANa and SimAndhra jointly developed Hyderabad, how can Sonia gift the entire Hyderabad to TRS, as a bribe for its merger with Congress? This is the only point which united the people of SimAndhra and prevented them from going for a legitimate division. Ms. Sonia, Mr. Manmohan Singh and Mr. Shinde say that the legitimate grievances of SImAndhra people will be addressed.

What they will they address? Why din't they intervene when KCR & Co, KodanDa Ram & Co went on abusing people of SImAndhra for ten years? Did they ever say a single word discouraging such abuses? What did the AICC leaders say when the statues on tank bund were ransacked?

Where is their concrete acton plan for redressing the grievances?

One simple example will do: Cabinet Note says that the residual State of Andhra Pradesh should mobilise its own funds for building a new Capital. Centre should have offered to bear the entire cost, because it is Centre which decided to divide.

Centre has not made any Multiple Choice offers for the Capital of SimAndhra, showing benefits and disadvantages for each choice. Does the Central Govt. want District Towns like Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Vijayavada, Guntur, Ongole, Kurnool, Kadapa, Tirupati, Anantapur (etc.) to fight among themselves.

Choosing Kurnool will cause great inconvenience to people of Srikakulam and Visakhapatnam, because they have to cross nallamala forest from Ongole to Kurnool. Vice versa. Choosing Visakhapatnam will cause great difficulties to people of Anantapur and Kurnool. Even choosing Vijayavada and Guntur also will not really help, because the ghat road between Vinukonda and Kurnool is full of culverts (no bridges), U curves, robbers, wild animals. It is just beside the Nagarjuna Sagar Srisailam Tiger reserve.

Central Leaders have no realised the serious problems arising out of development of Capital Cities and consequent migrations. Suppose if Kurnool gets back its Capital (It was Capital from 1953 to 1956), simAndhra people from SrikAkuLam to SriharikOTa will migrate to Kurnool for livelihood. This is a constitutional right. Then they may buy some homes. Land Mafias will intensify their rule in Kurnol. Then they will have to start a separate RAyala SIma movement, just as the people of telangANA are doing now. Same will be the case if the Capital is in Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Vijayavada, Eluru, Guntur, Ongole, Nellore, Tirupati or any other place. Land mafias will take over.

This temptation for land is very peculiar. Like sex, it will not leave anybody in peace. Otherwise, why should Mr. Robert Vadhra get land allotted in Rajasthan and Hariyana, get some Govt. schemes for the places and resell them, making hundreds of crore in the process?

We need to throw cities into dust bin. We should go for medium sized towns for development, with maximum length of 5 km. and width of 5 km. The average size of a State should not exceed 250 km. in length and 250 km. in width. If the Capital of such State is in its Centre, every place in the State will not be more than 125 km. from Capital.

Taking the above parameters into consideration, A.P. can go for 5 states.
1. North Andhra. 2. South Andhra. 3. RAyala sIma. 4. North telangANa. 5. South telangANa.

KCR & Co says that nobody can forcibly keep two areas united. According to him, it would be unnatural. According to them, if one brother says "I want to go away", other brother cannot say "No". Right. Will one brother take entire property developed with common pool of funds? Suppose, tomorrow, if people of Nalgonda, Mahaboobnagar and Khammam, want a separate South TelangANa, will KCR & Co, North TelangANa Congress and TDP MLAS and MPs allow? They can't say that it is a hypothetical or imaginary question. Unity is not an inherent characteristic of Telugu people or Indians. Divisions and Separations are our Indian natural characteristics. Otherwise how could Alexander, Mohd. Ghazni, Mohd. Ghori, Allauddin Khilji, Mohd. Bin Tuglak, Babar, Akbar, Jahangir, Shajahan, Aurangzeb, Clive, Warren Hastings, Wellesley, Dalhousie, loot India for 1000 years?

How could Juna Khan (commander of Tuglaks) could take kAkatIya pratApa Rudra 2 as prisoner? Ans: velama dora commanders (one caste in AP) and reddy commanders (another caste in AP) squabbled with one another and refused to support pratApa rudra, together. Consequently, junA khAn could easily take away pratApa rudra as prisoner. Poor pratApa Rudra jumped from the boat into narmada river while crossing it enroute to Delhi.

KCR and Co, and Kodanda Ram and Co should realise that they have no right to drive away people even if Ms. Sonia and Shinde turn a blind eye to such atrocities. They should not become another Shiva Sena or tAliban in India.

The case for smaller States, we cannot limit only to A.P. vidarbha needs a State. North karnATaka needs a State. Probably South Tamil NADu. Probably Gujarat, Rajasthan. Probably more rounds for UP, Bihar.

Congress is blaming TDP and YSRCP for giving consent letters and going back. At that time, every party was facing threats from KCR & Kram. In the All Party Meeting, the Home Minister should have asked for conditions. Their consent cannot be for blind selfish division, without elements of justice. Besides, they did not expect big movement in SimAndhra.

If Messrs. Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Chacko, Shinde, Digvijay Singh, Chidambaram, go on making vague promises (without telling specifically what they wlll do), SimAndhra People will not believe. They have already started believing that Congress has a secret alliance with TRS and YSRCP, in spite of knowing that TRS leaders were threatening everybody and Jagan amassed hundreds of thousands of crores of Rupees with quid pro quo. Such selfish adament decisions will affect National Integration, because people of other States in India will someday or other will know truths.

BJP leaders like Mr. Narendra Modi, Mr. Rajnath Singh, Ms. Sushma Swaraj, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu, Mr. Kishan Reddy, Mr. Vidyadhara Rao, Mr. BandAru DattAtrEya also cannot play with sentiments of Telugu people. The should talk to BJP SimAndhra leaders and come out with alternative plans, minimum three propsals.

CONCLUSION
Centre should keep pending the Cabinet Note. It must come forward with 2 or 3 alternate plans which will do justice to all the Districts of A.P. According to me, if North East can have seven States, why Andhra Pradesh should not get five States? But these States cannot be imposed. People of all the Districts will have to use their choices and options. They have to discuss among themselves. They have to voluntarily come out with ideas which can be implemented peacefully. Centre cannot impose.

(To continue. I reserve the right to modify the language used above or the ideas , if my readers find anything objectionable. I believe that I have not written anything sacrosanct or sinful.)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Objective Type Questions Test on India


1.National Institute of Nutrition is at:
Chennai Hyderabad Mumbai New Delhi

2.Ranatambore is a reserve for protection of
deer elephants lions tigers

3.Desabandhu was the title of
Bipin Chandra Pal C.R. Das Lala Lajpat Roy Motilal Nehru

4.The author of Sanskrit book Sringara Naishadham was
Bana Harsha Kalhana Sri Harsha

5.If passengers from Visakhapatnam disembark at a Sea-port in Myanmar and travel by Road towards India, the first State they enter is:
Manipur Mizoram Nagaland Tripura

6.The authors of which language have won the largest number of Gnan Pith Awards? :
Bengalee Kannada Marathi Malayalam

7.The most ancient major language in South India is:
Kannada Malayalam Tamil Telugu

8.Shivaji was a contemporary of
Aurangzeb Shajahan Jahangir Rana Pratap

9.Quicksilver is an epithet of:
aluminium barium mercury nickel

10.Bauxite is the mineral to extract
aluminium barium Thorium Uranium

11.Kathak is a dance popular in
Assam Kerala Manipur Uttar Pradesh

12.The first country to promote family planning was:
China India Pakisthan Sri Lanka

13.Sita ki rasoyi is at
Bhadrachalam Chitrakoot Nasik Ayodhya

14.Ikshvakus did not rule
Ayodhya Andhra Coast Bihar NOT

15.Indian Science Congress meets every
six months year two years three years

16.Central Railway Head Quarters is at
Bhopal Itarsi Jabalpur Mumbai

17.Lakshya is a
missile pilotless aircraft radar rocket

18.Non-cooperation movement was launched in
1906 1921 1930 1942

19.When we divide a number by 0, the result we get:
1 0 infinity 1/infinity

20.Pugilists are popularly known as
athlets archers lifters boxers

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Not reasonable to equate Late M.F. Hussain with Picasso or Ravi Varma

Media's hagiographic tendencies go on a prowl whenever a celebrity passes away. Not that celebrities do not have great merits and saintly qualities. But, they are also human beings with human qualities like greed, mis-perceptions, prejudices, love and hate emotions.


Context
Passing away of Mr. M.F. Hussain, a renowned painter of India. He was a great artist, no doubt, in his own right.

I made a Google search on the number of pages which compared Late Hussain to Picasso. There were 493,000 results.




My observationsIt may be true that Late Hussain was a special invitee to an International Conference in which Picasso was also a special invitee. Equating people is often an abstract affair. No two artists can be equal.



Some newspapers have compared him to Raja Ravi Varma, another great painter from India.


My Observations:Raja Ravi Varma had a great reputation of bringing alive the Hindu Gods to the picture frames, who were till then mostly confined to temple-idols or bronze or stone statues. A Hindu meditating on Hindu God often ends up getting a picture of Ravi Varma's painting on the mental screen. Post-Ravi Varma Indian Painters improved upon the forms presented by Varma and made them to appear as aesthetic objects representing 'sathyam (truth), 'sivam (auspicious)' and 'sundaram (beautiful)'.

Hussain, on the other hand, depicted Hindu Gods and Goddesses in nudes or in ugly postures. He had deliberately or unwittingly hurt the sentiments of Hindus.

Consequently Hindu zealots started chasing him and he had to retreat to Gulf and the ultimate asylum the United Kingdom. A brief explanation and a small apology would have been sufficient for him to avoid all the controversy, embarrassment and litigation.

He, instead, preferred the route of getting support- both monetary and otherwise- from the intolerant Islamic Gulf Regimes.

It is an irony that Government of India selected this Ravi Varma's un-doer Late M.F. Hussain to receive the award instituted to commemmorate Ravi Varma.


Hussain was essentially a painter of the commerce genre. He knew how to get exhibitions of his works organised. He knew how to sell his paintings at astronomical sums to crazy western and Islamic art collectors.

Appreciating or criticising modern paint works is an abstract and subjective activity. But I must say that, whenever I see Late Hussain's paintings, I do not get any aesthetic joy, a joy greater than that I get from looking at the paintings of late Devi Prasad Roy Chowdhury or Damerla Rama Rao or Vaddadi Papaiah or even Chitta Prasad. Their painting approaches, styles and techniques may vary. But they are as proficient as Hussain and there is nothing to justify placing somebody above and somebody below.

Every one of these should be equal to Picasso if a comparison with Picasso or Ravi Varma is unavoidable.

I beg you to differ with me. It is your right.

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