The most pious a river Ganges, Ganga as it is called in India since ages, has been facing several onslughts of different kinds for quite a long time and a look to its stream shows that the earlier ferouciously aggressive current is now much lagging behind in force and strength as against what it was say some years back. Ganga water in the past was pure, pious and fully free of pollution and now the position is just reverse. Several dranages full of filth and night soil, several channels of wastes from slaughter houses are diverted to it and all cries to save the Ganga from them are only the ones in wilderness. But for river Jamuna joining it at Sangam in Allahabad its flow might have been reduced to that of a nallah. Position is much worse in Kanpur where there are many who claim that they can just cross the river on certain points on foot without even knowing any swimming art. Good sign is that eminent reformist and yoga guru Swami Ramdeo has taken cudgels to fight against the elements who are instrumental in exploiting it and he is making all out efforts to rejuvenitate it to its earlier glory. Hopefully he succeeds.If not, a doom is in the offing for the holy river worshipped by millions of people as mother goddess for thousands of centuries.
Sunday, 15 June 2008
It was some thing uniquely novel for people in India to see an iron wheeled vehicle moving on steel tracks with its engine blowing up a thick cloud of smoke. Their initial reaction was that it was a bad omen for the country and it will sure bring disaster. They ofcourse did not gherao the administration nor they lay infront of the railway engine on the tracks to express their protest as nothing sort of such practice was then obtaining. Slowly they started reconciling and finally they started worshipping the move by garlanding the railway engine with customery rituals acknowledging that it was something so useful for the people. The train then used to be a small cluster of a limited number of bogies. As history has it there used to be some resistance in those days against any thing that was new to customs and practices of whatever kind prevalent in the society at the outset but it hardly took much time for them to reconcile to the novelties. The very nature of dogmatism and traditionalism is to resist any modification to it initially but soon the novelties are adopted.
Saturday, 14 June 2008
We are proud Indians, proud of our country, our culture, our history. We are infact selflessly proud of our nation as if we try to put material reasoning behind it it just fails. No safe drinking water, no roads, no sanitation, no electricity but it is our commitment and the very bond of attachment we have with our country that making us proud citizens. Committed patriots as we are we are not to hear any thing that undermines the prestige and image of our Bharat Mata and there is no dearth of professional politicians who are available in an abundant number to take advantage of this weakness of ours. We can't afford putting our bond of love for the country to test knowing as we do that there it is a flop for us. We believe in work as we have been hearing since our childhood that 'work is worship' but factually speaking such a worship is hardly practiceable. Only the other day I made a note of preparing certain writeups for my blogs going through different references which I had to peruse in several breaks as the electricity supply was there as a matter of only glimpses never lasting for more than a few minutes. My inverter already failed because there was no charging in the absence of electricity supply. Kept waiting for the light sitting in the dark in my office. Half an hour, an hour, 2 hours and then it appeared after 4 hours. Felt happy that I could now finish my work taking my laptop into confidence. No it was not to happen as immediately after a few minutes work my laptop stopped again for the reason that no supply of power was there. And like this it is now a matter of 4 days plus that I am struggling to complete my writeups dutifully as my hosts expect me to do but every time I try I miserably fail realising that we are living in a world where we can have any amount of talks on progress and development but are not situationally placed to make any contribution to it work wise, job wise.
Now that India's largest pharmaceutical company is sold to Japan's Daiichi Sankyo for $4.6 billion it is head for much bigger dimensions in pharmaceuticals business. Daiichi Sankyo is already third biggest drug maker and acquiring Ranbaxy to its fold is sure to develop much more a commanding position in the market of pharmaceuticals. There are already positive fluctuations in share market for Ranbaxy and after the deal gets fully settled there are quite chances that it will stablise to the advantage of the community. More importantly significant move on their part is that they are taking it as a mission to produce cheaper and moderately priced drugs for those who can't afford costly medicines. Hopefully they succeed in their mission.
Monday, 9 June 2008
As it stands today society is already divided into lot many segments, males and females, old and young, this caste and that case, this religion and that religion with no end to several barriers and demarcations. Suit as it does to the managers of politics, every now and then they come out with new theory of divisions or some old one is given a heightened intensity. Watching TV the other day I came a cross some dialogue going on between the interviewer and an invited guest being a political heavy weight who was suggesting his own theory of improving different alarming situations obtaining in our country telling that if some one from younger generation is there as Prime Minister of the country every problem can be solved. Funny. It is understandable that one who occupies as august an office as that of Prime Minister of India must be physically fit to discharge his/her duties but that such a person should be young or old doesn't sound reasonable nor logical. Is it that all the younger people are physically fit or are all the older persons physically incapable of doing their work. Such propositions are there to highlight some particular prejudice to suit the proposers hidden agenda to accommodate a specified person to meet their interest. Basically in our country it is not the question of young or old that determines the social order, it is infact dishonestly practiced prejudices on the part of vested interests that spoil the total scenario.
Sunday, 8 June 2008
Car without AC ? No pleasure. A car with AC without using it all the time is considered irrelevant. OK, it is better, if one can afford it, to go for a car with AC but what is needfully warranted is that it should be used in a reasoned manner. Erratic use of it without caring for as to when should it be used and when it should not only results into wastage of fuel and also causes hazards to health like there are people who travel in extremely hot weather with air condition of the car on and they will only stop it when the car reaches the destination with passengers coming out of it in the scorching sun. The clash between the two extremes of climate, inside the car and outside, instantly disturbs the body system and the travellers may fall sick, at times critically. The proper way is to stop the AC a few minutes before the destination is reached which moderates the intensity of the situation taking care that there is nothing untoward.
Money goes to money is the saying, a saying that virtually holds good in all instances. Monied people invest more and the results it yields are enormous. Poor people have nothing to invest and the results in their case are zero only. Some poor person took the saying innocently and somehow managed a one rupee coin. He went to a local branch of some bank showing that one rupee coin on the counter with the temptation that this action on his part was sure to elicit more money in return as per saying. The coin slipped from his hand and was lost obviously to be traced later by the staff crediting the same to cash in bank's strong room. The guy trying to fetch more money started crying on the loss telling how come his coin didn't attract cash in terms of the saying. Reply was given to him that the saying was quite true as his money was attracted by money only, the money in the bank. It is actually as per universal norms where more amount of money grabs smaller amounts of it.
Saturday, 7 June 2008
Train or Plane, bullock cart or a bicycle, tractor or a crane, horse or a donkey, an elephant or cattles, the riders are, and they have to be, conscious of their security to lead them to safe landing. Who is supposed to take more care, riders themselves or the channels providing the souce ? Factually it is both but there are carriers where passengers have no role like while travelling by air. What precautions a passenger by air has to apply when the concerned pilot(s) go drowsy in the cockpit. Infact there are no effective rules for the purpose nor there is any adherence to the point that flying hours for the pilots must be restricted to a number where they don't get tired and that there should be a provision that rules for necessary rest and relaxation must compulsorily be there. Directorate General of Civil Aviation introduced necessary rules for the purpose but no sooner they were ready they were postponed for the reasons best known to them only. Think of a situation when there are large number of passengers travelling in a plane and the concerned pilot goes sleepy rubbing his eyes to overcome it but fails, what a disaster it may bring, what a tragic mishap it may cause. Those managing airlines matters in India are giving the problem only a secondary rate importance and not the real seriousness it warrants. It amounts to callousness only.
Thursday, 5 June 2008
Wednesday, 4 June 2008
Yoga's popularity growing by leaps and bounds is a clear message that this vedic science is recognized by all and sundry as an effective measure to moniter one's health with a well difined system for the purpose. Like it happens with any thing getting popular that when its growth starts its misuse too comes into picture. People use it and also misuse it. You go to any yoga session, the very common scene is that of rich people with bulky bodies and body level bulging out disproportionately. Rich as they are they can well afford any mode of treatment irrespective of the cost involved and they feel that can purchase any thing they want from the market including health. It is not a desirable way of approach as yoga fails to give the required impact if necessary required discipline in living pattern is not strictly adhered to. Austerity measures on food intake time, physical movements and balanced diet are the essential ingrediants in yoga which, if followed strictly, prove capable of giving wonderful results.
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
Picasa Web Albums - neelkanth
Ajanta, Elora or even Elephanta or various other caves in the country are not mere the work of sculpture, they carry a tremendous amount of messege on society and culture might have been obtaining those days thousands of years backs. These sculptures covering Lord Budha in different parts of the world or opposite to that the other ones like Khajuraho temples or Sun temple directed to sex postures have their own significance. The only requirement is that the viewers have tobe positive in their outlook without any prejudice for a particular cult or sex.c
Picasa Web Albums - neelkanth
Cheer girls in plenty? Yeh, they are there for entertainment for cricketers as well as viewers whose number has grown in large proportions as bigger portion of theirs is there not so much for the crickerts playing on the ground but for the cheer girls. Their indescent postures many a times during their performance are not to be taken as such as public vote is in their favour. I was searching Picasa for some photograph of Nelson Mandela for my writeup, I failed to trace any out of a total of 3 pictures. In the same sequence I glanced over the most exciting photograph of cheer girls whose photographs exceeded around 900 in number. What did this difference mean ? Obviously it is not some Nelson Mandela or the other who is that much in demand, it is the cheer girls with baring gestures who are so much wanted and accordingly their photographs are there in supply to meet the demand.
Monday, 2 June 2008
Sunday, 1 June 2008
Not just a song, it gives lot of a message on life. Live life, live it with a conviction and courage is the message to inspire those who for some reason or the other suffer from despondency.