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Wikileaks vs Mayawati!!

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday slammed, infact crossed swords, with “Anti-secrecy website” Wikileaks,

Whose founder Julian Assange portrayed her as a person with a “penchant for personal corruption” and “a strong authoritarian streak” . The cable released by Wikileaks is hinting at the corruption brewing inside our political system. It shows how our great political leaders are misusing their powers and even government funds .

The diplomatic cable which has led to a war between Mayawati and Assange shows the exploited self of the UP Chief minister . It portrays all the negative things about the leader. It refers to Mayawati’s “eccentric paranoia” and her obsession of becoming Prime Minister.

The cables says that “When she needed new sandals, her private jet flew empty to Mumbai to retrieve her preferred brand.” According to Lucknow journalists, “she employs nine cooks (two to cook, the others to watch over them) and two food tasters.” The recently released cable also stated that “She fears assassination and demanded from the central government the highest level of protection available. In addition to this outsized security apparatus, she constructed a private road from her residence to her office, which is cleaned immediately after her multiple vehicle convoy reaches its destination.”

These are sweeping allegations that are being made against Mayawati, the Dalit leader.

The angry and highly upset Chief Minister requested the government of his country to send Assange to a mental asylum. She even acussed him of being linked with the opposition parties. She defended herself by saying that this is a “malicious campaign” which is being carried out against her honest government. She also said in an interview that she won’t be deterred by these false claims and will not allow anybody to defame the honest UP government.


Aarakshan: Better to be named as “Education: The Rajneeti or The Politics

Aarakshan garners mixed reviews of the critics and viewers. The movie is among the rare mainstream bollywood movies going beyond boy-meets-girl kind of story and presents the real aspects of reservation and education system of India.

The story centers around education system; the first half relates to Aarakshan peripherally and the second half showing the condition of our education system as a business in our society, quite unconnected with the first half. The message of movie is although very good, but you can not shake of the feeling that you are trapped in a three hour long lectureSongs are good, but unnecessarily introduced in between the story.
Prakash Jha so-called raising the public issue talking like a great man in press conferences and making the point of anti-reservation just to get publicity. In fact, the movie is just the flip side of the coin.

When you watch the movie, first thing, you will laugh on our mighty politicians who were in favour of banning this movie, even after watching the movie. This shows the intellectual level of all of them.
The supreme court quashed the suspension of screening of the movie and lifts Uttar Pradesh ban on reservation. Speaking for the bench, Justice Sharma said: ‘In fact, such discussions on social issues bring awareness, which is required for effective working of democracy. In fact, when there is such public discussion and dissent there would be an informed public opinion which, is necessary for our society.’
Addition to that the court said: ‘Once the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has cleared the film for public view, the screening of the film can’t be stopped’. A very warm welcomed decision by the supreme court.
In short Aarakshan shows great insight into socio-political insight of education system in India, worth watching for that. But if you are looking for entertainment or some ‘Rang de Basanti’ type of bang you will be disappointed….choice is yours