Miscellanea [01 Jan. 2017 – 31 Mar. 2017] 9 January 2017
TIPS FOR THE YOUNG
HERE ARE SOME GUIDE-POSTS
– In the long run life is generally fair to those that are fair to others
– There is a lot of deception and betrayal. Yet trust and love reign
– True that the cunning succeed. But success is much smaller than satisfaction. So aim correctly and higher
– There is no free lunch. Therefore always strive to repay more than you receive. To friends, parents, govt and God
May you earn every joy you need. And may you enjoy without needing joys.
17 January -2017
BJP EXCLUDES MUSLIMS FROM UP TICKETS
And why not? If #MIM declares itself as the ONLY party for Muslims, we deserve no better.
To expect #secular polity we will have to practice secular politics.
20 January · 2017
HELPLESSNESS OF THE DUMB
When a large herd of wild #buffaloes confronts their enemies – like the hippos, the lions etc – if the alpha male loses his nerve and retreats the herd retreats rapidly, resulting into a gruesome stampede.
In the milieu, and the resultant dust-storm, several of them get crushed by their own ilk, suffer grievous injuries under their weight and are left to die.
Now the vultures, the hyenas and other scavengers and predators take over and start eating them live.
31 January · 2017
Parents of 2 of our recent employees, both IT graduates, are #housemaids & scrap collectors. Surely India is changing. If #Congress laid the infrastructure, #BJP is giving the self confidence. That is #nation building
10 February · 2017
AN ANATOMY OF #RAPE
[From a Friendly Timeline, with much gratitude]
This is one of the most profound and moving accounts of rape, its causes and consequences. In this miserable misadventure, when an otherwise genuine and decent man is involved, both become victims in different hues and degrees.
How may rape be prevented? Why should rape be treated as a Women’s Issue only? How can ‘victims’ be treated?
Men do read this one. At least to comprehend the anxieties and pains of your wife, sister, girl friend…in their everyday life.
At 16, Thordis Elva was raped by her boyfriend, Tom Stranger. After years of shame and silence, they found forgiveness and closure—through letters and a meeting.…
23 February · 2017
#KRS of #Telangana donated Rs. 5Cr plus to #Devasthanam. If it was the exchequer’s money this is outright anti-constitutional. If it was his, as ruling CM, he set a deplorable precedent. Most likely he will now pay ritualistic visits to an Ajmer, or a Gulberga..
Where are all the leftists, now?
23 March · 2017
MODI, THE MOST EFFECTIVE MUSLIM LEADER!
Yes. If a “Leader” is supposed to know the pulse of his people, then Modi surely feels the Muslim pulse so accurately: when they will protest, when they will meekly submit; what irks them uncontrollably, and what they will not bother too much about; what will unite them and what will divide them et al.
25 March · 2017
THE CHEAP MINISTER OF UTTAM PRADESH
[To my Hindu Friends]
Cheap is what cheap does. Defiling the dead, deriding an entire community – and then being rewarded for this with the top job – can only happen in a party that is hydra headed.
[Oh, yes, you will say ‘but “he” did not say this’. OK, he endorsed, patronized and permitted these sayings. Happy?]
“Give him some time – and he will ‘improve'”. Ah! If the last one week is a pointer he is living up to his image.
Btw, will you have an Owaisi as AP’s CM, or a Zakir Naik as Maha’s? Both decidedly less seditious and far less vulgar than this man. ?And would you be as forgiving, charitable and condescending to a Lakhvi or a Hafiz Sayeed as Pak PM?
Watch and if you are still not horrified – and perhaps ashamed – you are not a sanatana dharmi, nor a truth seeker, much less a secular nationalist.