Well, Swami’s have been known for meditation and deliverance of peace away from the market yard in some arid or freeze place. Take A Break!! Something different happens out here, a saffron- clad swami has just entered the BIG BOSS House.↓
Religion cum Business
Yes, religion is another color of an umbrella all directed towards monetary gains. Swami Agnivesh promoting this culture in it’s true essence making TRP market for Indian Television. What more to except? A Sadhu cum Swami is certainly being lost out somewhere midst of market culture leaving aside his mandal philosophies.
Let the Swami Say
Keeping the Indian Democracy prior, Swami embarks upon his reputation which got disturbed earlier this year during the Massive Anna-Hazare LokPal campaign. Swami was challenged by few to act as an informer to the government in the Anna Hazare camp. Hence Swami puts it clearly his intention to re-establish his ruined relationship with the public.↓
Where is the Mistake↑
Swami has kept on committing mistakes and they add on with just a few more. There is already a difference between him and the other contestant further the Hindu Sangs have already objected his idea’s of being in any reality show.
Hence, it’s all losses for Swami Agnivesh here.
Would love to write on you some more condition if it was only on bonded labour. These activities are only meant for Television and write-ups.
Sep 22, 2011 (Wednesday)
A two-member delegation Justice Nasir Aslam Jahid, a former judge of Pakistan’s Supreme Court, and Karamat Ali well-known peace activist from Pakistan on Wednesday met social activist Anna Hazare at his native village Ralegan Siddhi and extended an invitation to visit the neighbouring country.
“The success of Hazare’s anti-corruption movement had boosted the morale of the activists in Pakistan. The people of Pakistan wanted Hazare to visit the country,” said Karamat Ali.
Today, Anna’s words have immense power not only in India, but also throughout South Asia and the entire world,” said Justice Zahid.
Anna Hazare later said that like India, Pakistan too faced a serious problem of corruption and “I would like to go there if my visit is going to help” the anti-corruption movement there.
After “Gandhian” Anna Hazare undertook a fast against corruption last month, it is now Gujarat Chief Minister , Narendra Modi, who has announced a three-day fast of “SADBHAVNA MISSION” to mark “complete peace, unity and harmony” in the state.
Modi decided to undertake the fast after the Supreme Court (SC) recently directed the trial court to decide on Gujarat’s riots case, including his role, on the basis of the report of the Special Investigation Team (SIT). Modi has termed the SC decision a victory. However, the opposition is not impressed with it.
In an open letter to the people of Gujarat, Modi has announced that “the real strength of the country lies in its unity and harmony” and as a Chief Minister, “the pain of each and every citizen of the state was his pain as well“. He also adds that his fast is not against anyone instead it’s a part of “a good-will mission” and will put an end to “vote bank politics”.
Tamil Nadu’ s CM Jayalalithaa praises Modi, saying that “His fast is a good-will gesture and not about political dynamics”. Similar views are also shared by L.K. Advani, the senior BJP leader.
But on the other hand,
It has been argued that this fast of the Gujarat’s CM ,Narendra Modi, in an attempt to shrug off the “communal tag” and portray himself as a secular leader.
Opposition party leaders also termed this act as “gimmickry” , to get rid of the stigma on him.
If you have a bug for the cricket credentials who restrict you to watch your favorites play, it is the time to ask..!!
Respected BCCI ,
Kindly tell me why was he dropped?
Fan supporter club ,
It happened in 2005 when ‘DADA’ got dropped from the squad, it happened again on some issues with Laxman while on others with Dravid and Kumble. What made Greg Chappel the coach, Why Eden Gardens being ignored? Which broadcaster gets what to broadcast, on what basis? If the anger still penetrates in your mind, let’s question these culprits for now.
The echo is high up in the sky, the quest is for an answer for which the country waits in anticipation and eagerness. It is the time for the countrymen, countrymen for whom ‘DADA’ resides as the God and Cricket as a religion.
Although RTI has a different application which is not in consent with the squad selection, it strictly kills the devil inside the management. It kills the culprits who govern it as a business-driven profit model making players nothing worse than stock driven. It is the profit driven model that calls Dravid, Ganguly on the requisite, dumping their sportsmen spirit at large.
The bullet has already being triggered by Ajay Maken, the Honorable Sports Minister of India for the refusal made by BCCI to come under RTI. Maken has slapped BCCI for acquiring government funds indirectly by land facilities and tax-subsidies that they enjoy.
“Ajay Maken has lost the moral right to continue. He should resign”
– Senior BCCI Official
Well, it is the Board of Cricket Control in India that comprises all the moral rights, the morality that makes cricket culture fair at large. I often wonder whether I should contemplate BCCI as an argumentative bold body that can debate with courage or a typical man of black and white suit.
It is often said, the crony capitalist have no morality of their own.
Certainly, BCCI has nothing more than to fall in that function. But the issue involves around questioning to that of others. Has BCCI gained enough integrity to question the parliamentarians like Anna Hazare? Certainly, No they haven’t.
The Next Tax-Heaven
It’s no secret, they are financially the biggest cricket organization present around the globe and the fish gained more weight after the launch of its own league. Further, they account for tax holidays on account of cricket promotion. It honestly snoozes me when my ear drums penetrate of hearing “Cricket Promotion”
Though common salt has more importance, it is cricket in india that dominates.
It marks upon the prestigious tax benefits that the organization attains. They are nothing less than a heaven, days are not far off when people would contest to work at BCCI. Just as they do in banks these days.
Let’s Bring BCCI Under RTI!!!
Indiatoday is facing a widespread disease in its administrative government functioning known as CORRUPTION. The very prevalence of the disease is due to its nature and strength to influence the human mind. It poses a challenge to the moral, ethical and behavioural conduct of humans.
It has a fascination towards the human social needs and an ability to penetrate through the system quickly which lacks a strong mechanism to fight and curb it. This can threat a country’s dignity and reputation. In spite of all the efforts towards making the government administrative functions free from its spread, it has been receiving overwhelming figures in scams every year. The very question stands, that where is the loophole or if an appropriate antidote has been devised till date to fight the menace? The answer is “yes”, the antidote has been devised long back and it is the Lok Pal Bill. To understand the very functioning and nature of the Lok Pal, one definitely has to go through its base in the Constitution of India and its very nature. Let us have a look at the present and proposed Lok Pal bill of the Civil Society and its difference, also eventual effect upon the system.
• -No politician or senior officer ever goes to jail despite huge evidence because Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) and CBI directly come under the government.
• –Before starting investigation or initiating prosecution in any case, they have to take permission from the same bosses, against whom the case has to be investigated.
• -No corrupt officer is dismissed from the job because Central Vigilance Commission, which is supposed to dismiss corrupt officers, is only an advisory body. Whenever it advises government to dismiss any senior corrupt officer, its advice is never implemented.
• -No action is taken against corrupt judges because permission is required from the Chief Justice of India to even register an FIR against corrupt judges. Nowhere to go – People expose corruption but no action is taken on their complaints.
• -There is so much corruption within CBI and vigilance departments. Their functioning is so secret that it encourages corruption within these agencies.
• -Weak and corrupt people are appointed as heads of anti-corruption agencies. •-Citizens face harassment in government offices. Sometimes they are forced to pay bribes. One can only complaint to senior officers. No action is taken on complaints because senior officers also get their cut.
• –Nothing in law to recover ill gotten wealth. A corrupt person can come out of jail and enjoy that money.
• -Small punishment for corruption- Punishment for corruption is minimum 6 months and maximum 7 years.
SYSTEM PROPOSED BY CIVIL SOCIETY-
• –Lokpal at centre and Lokayukta at state level will be independent bodies. ACB and CBI will be merged into these bodies. They will have power to initiate investigations and prosecution against any officer or politician without needing anyone’s permission
• –Investigation should be completed within 1 year and trial to get over in next 1 year. Within two years, the corrupt should go to jail.
• –Lokpal and Lokayukta will have complete powers to order dismissal of a corrupt officer. CVC and all departmental vigilance will be merged into Lokpal and state vigilance will be merged into Lokayukta.
• –Lokpal & Lokayukta shall have powers to investigate and prosecute any judge without needing anyone’s permission.
• –Lokpal & Lokayukta will have to inquire into and hear every complaint.
• -All investigations in Lokpal & Lokayukta shall be transparent. After completion of investigation, all case records shall be open to public. Complaint against any staff of Lokpal & Lokayukta shall be inquired and punishment announced within two months.
• –Politicians will have absolutely no say in selections of Chairperson and members of Lokpal & Lokayukta. Selections will take place through a transparent and public participatory process.
• –Lokpal & Lokayukta will get public grievances resolved in time bound manner, impose a penalty of Rs 250 per day of delay to be deducted from the salary of guilty officer and award that amount as compensation to the aggrieved citizen.
• -Loss caused to the government due to corruption will be recovered from all accused.
• –Enhanced punishment – The punishment would be minimum 5 years and maximum of life imprisonment.
Now if we make an evaluation of the proposals of the civil society , a very effective bill has been proposed taking into consideration the very nature and aspects of the corruption in the Government administration , the point that has to be noted here are very clearly mentioned in the draft itself , that the bodies like CBI and ACB will be made independent of the government administrative control , hence making them more liberal and free in carrying out the investigation proceedings against the government officials and politicians. Moreover, Lok Pal has been made much more powerful in terms of taking any immediate action after the establishment of the facts against the officer concerned. He has been conferred the powers of their dismissal which is not present in the existing system .Lok Pal can initiate inquiry against judges accused of misconduct/misbehaviour without the consent of the Chief Justice. The investigative proceedings have been kept extremely transparent in nature. It is clearly stated that after the investigations transparency will be maintained and all the records will be made public (also through the website). The selection of the Lok Pal at the centre and the Lok Ayukt at the state level will be transparent and with public participation. With the whole process being transparent and in the public domain, there will be no room for any confidentiality of the matter under investigation and henceforth leaving no room for corruption to take place. Under the new draft proposed by the civil society , specific provisions have been kept for recovery of misappropriated money . The Punishment has also been increased to a minimum of 5 years and max life imprisonment. Therefore, it is pertinent that a strong draft has been prepared and the intentions of the draft makers have been very serious towards curbing corruption in all the areas, i.e. procedure, process and punishment.
I leave it for the readers now to pose questions and queries regarding this and initiate a room for discussion as to which system would be better or rather to say that which antidote will work much effectively.
AUTHOR : Ankur Mudgal
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
let’s Go Carbon Free, Go Sugar Free, Go Cholesterol Free and Let’s Go Anna Free for now.
It’s not about the first, second or even third page, but Anna has reached still the tenth page of the daily journals. Name it and he is there, from newspapers in different languages to the various magazines and blogs like the present one “ANNA ANNA AANA”.
Questions are many, solutions are few. For some, he has instilled the tablets of patriotism for the nation while for others he has recalled the lost Gandhian principles. I often wonder if Gandhi Ji would be sitting in the heaven reading journals comprising all about Anna, would wear a T-shirt with a funky quote on it “I Love Anna” like people do for Salman and Sharukh. The answer has been simple; no person could read better the psychology of a human mind than what these media-men do.
They have bought the Anna ink from the cheap Wholesale market and have further gone endless in printing journals out of it. There has been a stock market that has crashed, British office being attacked in Afghanistan, Dhoni & Co ready to make a 0-4 and a new version of Swift to be launched soon by Maruti Suzuki.
Even the guardian and the economist in London have started mentioning him. Anna has been a hot cup for daily bulletin, but certainly it’s not a fight for nation interest, but describing what is national interest.
Is the voice against the corruption prevalent a matter of national interest or the voice against the elected government?
Certainly, the present day Journalist has inflicted the minds of their reader. They are no more a thinker in the present day society; they have been hard on reading text which may infuse their thinking bulbs.
It’s not wise, to relate this old socialist activist having some affiliations with other political parties, but he has been hard on the present-day Congress from the state-level to the centre. The issue is not in relation with it a political party, but has Anna being trying to relate himself with ‘Anarchism’.
It’s no secret that one single person has shivered the Prime Minister’s Office, no secret he fights for a noble cause, no secret he is doing something which should have been done by someone amongst us. Has he taken the right track or would his sheer arrogance disturb the Indian Society for even worse. Columns have been filled while one-minute bulletin flashes with slogans like, “Fight for Corruption” and “Death of Democracy” but no great has analyzed the impact of Jan LokPal Bill. How good it would be to bring Prime Minister’s Office? Won’t it kill the independence of Judiciary?
Let’s command our brains to think, let’s command our souls to be stir, let’s command our eyes to see. Let’s not follow others blindly, let’s bring our own perception. Candle-lights are not a solution, but just a perception and support towards one form of solution that one attains.
GO Anna Free!!!
On 15th August, 1947, the day when India became a free nation, approximately five lakh Indians gathered outside the ‘Viceroy’s House to ‘witness the historic event of ushering in the freedom of India at the hour of midnight’. They all had a dream in their eyes and a desire to undertake a journey of which independence was the first step -a step that devoured 200 years of our nation.
On the eve of Independence Day, while watching a documentary on a news channel, a sudden thought passed through my mind: what aspirations did our countrymen had that night while witnessing the first time hoisting of our Indian flag on the grounds of Viceroy’s House? What India did they build during that one single moment of pride? In my opinion, their dream involved a democratic nation where every man has an equal say. A nation that is prosperous economically, socially, culturally and above all else they desired a strong political system that is responsible for safeguarding the above-mentioned interests.
No doubt India is prospering if not with a speed of light, but definitely with a speed of sound, but can we say the same for our political system? If we look at the present scenario, we’ll observe that our belief in our nation’s political system has declined at every step and in 2011 it completely shattered, thanks to those record breaking scams and a spectacular murder of democracy in case of Anna Hazare by our honorable government and Delhi police.
To put it straightforwardly our political system has become so dirty and stinky that the
Gems of our nation like Anna Hazare, Kiran Bedi, etc, do not want to be a part of it at any cost. They will rather fight from the outside, but they will not take the trouble of cleansing the whole system from the inside. This is the present condition of our money sucking, corruption-nurturing political system.
Now amidst all this, even if Anna’s lokpal bill is passed, can we ensure at least 90% corruption free system?
I doubt because lokpal bill is again just an intangible system and from our past experience we know that our leaders and administrators have never shown any respect for the system. So, even after implementing a strong lokpal bill our ‘brainstorming and highly skilled’ leaders will again invent some new loopholes, thus, undermining our efforts to curb corruption.
So what purpose will lokpal bill actually serve?
Like our independence, lokpal bill will act as a first step towards our fight against corruption.
People may then ask- what should our second step be?
To answer this question I’d like to quote Amir Khan’s blockbuster Rang de Basanti’s famous dialogue:-
“koi bhi desh perfect nai hota …usse perfect bnana padta hai
Police main bharti honge, military join karenge, IAS banenge,
Politics ka hissa banke iss desh ki sarkar chalaenge yeh desh badelega
Hum badlenge isse ……”
Though today, Anna is enjoying our full support, but we cannot deny the fact that his method of improving our nation is incorrect. Blackmailing the government is no solution. It’s ironical to see that people who stand in the elections are always seen as corrupt and undeserving while the people who appear deserving and honest refuse to be a part of our political system.
So let’s take a pledge today and resolve to ourselves that if we really want to be a citizen of a prospering nation we will first become a selfless integral part of its government.
Jai hind …..!!!!!!
CAPITAL CALLING.. ANNA CALLING.. MASS AGITATION.. GATHER AT INDIA GATE.. BLACK OUT AT 20:00..WEAR BLACK.. STRIKE ON ROADS
If any of the above-mentioned tags fit in any of your recent in-box messages you surely are a part of Indian Youth
The Anna,s issue has stricken like hype in networks and like network jams in wifi college campuses during peak time.
The question here is about HUMANITY
One man stands for all and we see charges of arrest against him. We see HOAX corruption reports behind him.
Welcome to the nation of 330 million gods, i.e. INDIA
A short test for youth:-
DO YOU BELIEVE THAT SOME WERE DOWN THE LINE YOU WERE INVOLVED IN CORRUPTION?
Oh come on actually once in or life time we have surely been that might be even for a payment of driving licences or pan card numbers
If not you, then surely our closest family member..? No issues in that..
But the test for your humanity is that still for the NATION’S SAKE YOU are ready for LOKPAL AND YOU PROMISE that if found GUILTY thenYOU ARE READY TO FACE THE CONSEQUENCES. ARN’T YOU??
Then why is the government not challenging our prime prime Prime Minister Sir?
THE ANSWER LIES HERE..
An extract of talks between fear stricken fellow MP’s.
“Finally people are becoming sensitive, everyone is joining Anna in his Freedom Fight against the slavery of Corrupts and Looters. At any cost we can’t show our will to pass the bill otherwise whole nation will come to know we are in the spider-net of corruption made by us.”
And to conclude this article is written just to make the YOUTH so much secure that even if our beloved
ANNA FASTS OR NOT WE GOT TO KEEP THE ISSUE OF LOKPAL ABOVE EVERYTHING ,EVEN IF OUR BELOVED ANNA JI IS HURT OR HE IS ILL OR IS JAILED, WE SHOULD NEVER MOVE TO TAKE A VIOLENT STEP BECAUSE THIS IS THE MAIN THING WHICH THE RUTHLESS RULING PARTY WANT THAT WE MISTAKE AND THEY SWAY THE STAGE
BE NONVIOLENT BE SECURED BE STABLE….WISH ANNA A GOOD HEALTH