Definition of democracy as it stands accepted by all is a system of the people, by the people and for the people. It sounds good appearing to be most idealistic in terms of politics as this mode of governance is supposed to involve the people in general without confining it to a limited few like feudal lords, rajas and maharajas who, as is the history, always exploited the people for their own benefit and interest with hardly a few exceptions here and there. To procure this ideal system the people had to revolt at the cost of their life in many a countries throughout the world. Does the system really hold good for the interest of the people in general practically serving their cause is the question. True, dynasties of the earlier rulers are no more there in many a countries including India as they are since replaced by the elected set of persons, elected by the people in general themselves. The experience as per the very scenario obtaining as on date is just much different than what it might have been expected during the days of revolutions. A society quite in a disarray is the scene with lawlessness and corruption flagrantly rampant every where with common people suffering like more or less they did in the days of the then rulers. The difference is only that earlier the people used to suffer in the hands of the then rulers who brutally applied their own rules and laws to suit their whims, fancies and personal interest and the same thing is now done in the garb of democracy by a coterie of persons operating in different locations. The so called democratic system, the rules and the laws so evolved are more taken advantage of by the persons of shady character, criminals, rapists, gangsters, land grabbers and those who are neck deep involved in different modes of corruption.
Saturday, 28 April 2012
Sunday, 22 April 2012
Discoveries are there many but all of them may not be meaningfully oriented. In fact only those discoveries count that carry with them a manifestly clear message on the subject failing which they are bound to collapse, they may rather elicit negative results. Those harnessing themselves to the task of making some discovery or the other have to keep in mind that ‘The unbalanced discovery boosts the unseen blast’.
Thursday, 19 April 2012
My book named earlier as ‘Phoenix’ has since been changed to ‘Beyond the barriers’. The book is in publication stage by my publishers at Varanasi duly monitored by Gyanendra. Certain anxieties have been expressed from many quarters in respect of the material the book contains which of course can’t be elaborated at this stage. May be I am able to partly share the contents by way of a synopsis shortly in days to come. Features wise, however, the salient areas so covered in the book, which is some what of an autobiographical nature, are more or less like this –At the outset, At a glance, Evolution of Banking system in India, Emergence of Trade Union(s) in Banking Industry, Trade Unions: Concepts and convictions, Trade Unions and Politics, Relevance of Trade Unions in the context of modern age, Price of leadership, On a personal note, Last page. I respect the queries and the requisitions so made by different people not only in the banking sector but also others from various quarters and I make a note to ensure that they are not deluded in their expectations. I also make a note that the book ‘Beyond the barriers’ comes out of the press as soon as possible to reach those who have already subscribed to it in advance and also the ones who have otherwise been expressing their keen interest in it.
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
I am not that much conversant with the operation on face book, I am rather a novice in the area but whatever I could lay my hands on till now it is enough to convince me that it is most powerful a medium from inter communicational angle. Only the other day while strolling in the park I heard a person talking to another telling some thing like ‘…..as simple as face book’ and this inspired me to resort to operating such a tool without much of a strain on nerves. I quite realise that this tool is most useful a mechanism from the point of view of expressions. I know that there are people taking liberties vomiting their ill conceived fancies in a manner free styled and unbridled as if hankering for jumping to some thing pornographic in the guise of an aesthetic display. This is far from any decency and deserves to be discouraged. Setting aside exceptions of this sort rest of what emanates from the face book is just fascinating as it is full of utility orientation. It is in fact for the users of the face book to direct its usage in a positive manner avenues for which are there in plenty. I like it, I love it.
Sunday, 8 April 2012
Link:Evolution of Banking system in India
A cursory look on pension in State Bank
Friday, 6 April 2012
The holy city of Varanasi and the ghats on the bank of the sacred river Ganges (Ganga) are no more that holy a place as they used to be in the past traditionally since ages where people from all over the country, nay all over the world, used to congregate and take a dip in the waters of the river with the belief that this acted as a vital source to absolve themselves of whatever sins they might have committed in their life. They did so also with the conviction that the type of such a bath coupled with certain rituals in the form of a puja (worship) was a sure way of going to heaven when they die. Such a puja used to be and is still performed on their behalf by the local priests who practically behave more as gangsters than the real holy men. These priests have their own prescribed rates for each ritual and the worshippers are forced to pay them exorbitantly failing which the worshippers have to face their wrath and curse in most crude a form. The most surprising phenomenon is that even in the present day world of ultra modern culture at the level of the society there are people who can’t afford disregarding the dictates of the priests for the fear that this may annoy the so called god men to the detriment of their future births. Such a false belief on the part of the devotees is not only highly ironical it is in fact a grave tragedy which they suffer from for no logical a reason. Only the other day I saw some of the priests on the bank of the Ganga at Varanasi well clad in jeans and multi coloured shirt practicing the puja on behalf of their customers/ devotees as if they were enjoying some picture in a cinema hall and had nothing to do with their traditional dress of dhoti/ kurta with a vermilion mark on their forehead. It is difficult to comprehend as to why the people should pose their faith in the god men so blindly. What the priests practice and the way they do it in the name of rituals is an act criminal in nature and in fact the devotees themselves are a party to such a crime by voluntarily succumbing to pressure tactics of the god men. Wake up India, wake up.
Link:Entity of God(s)
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
These are the dry leaves of an old tree that once blossomed to sumptuous greenery forming a pleasant look in the past. Now that its days are over it has to feel contented with the new generation of plants and cluster of greener leaves blossoming in its bottom. Some day they too will grow old with their dry leaves fluttering in the air as a vain attempt to survive till they vanish completely. This very much applies to mankind also.
Sunday, 1 April 2012
Romance and sex have all along been most dominant a factor since ages, nay since day one after life started on the earth planet. Chanakya, the great sage and diplomat who was the chief advisor to king Chandragupt Maurya, held a view that women have eight times more anxiety for sex compared to men and this view fully holds good in the case of birds and animals, even creatures. One thing that differs in this context is as to who is a fore runner in the matters of initiatives for the purpose. There it is the male that stands first both in the case of humans and animals. If a man feels proud in offering several temptations like valour, money and wealth to the opposite sex, animals do the same thing and it is the meat that acts as a major incentive in their case as they have nothing like money or wealth to offer. A tiger, besides exhibiting his valour and strength in so many ways to a tigress, no sooner he kills his prey he offers it to her and she easily succumbs to temptation offering her sex to him readily. So does a dog. Blue bulls are known to be vegetarians in strict terms but they drag their female partners to green pastures offering them the leaves of grass, crop and the plants. They are known for keeping three partners at a time. It is a mystery only as to why initiative part is more dominantly played only by males and not that much by females.