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Dear friends,

Someone forwarded this letter to me.

I thought, if not all, there are some revealed facts that one should know, being citizen of India. I leave the final appreciation of the truth to you.

You may call me a spoilsport but there is a lot of criticism of generous amount of money being given to our worthy cricketers for winning the world cup. Undoubtedly a great achievement but does that permit our Government to offer them the wealth collected from honest taxpayers for the betterment of the country? How many of our sports-persons have been so generously rewarded? How many of them have become millionaires?  If probably our yesteryear Hockey Heroes would have been treated in a similar manner who knows we still might have retained our Hockey supremacy. The fact is whatever is earned from staging the the World Cup is not enough to reward our cricketers who won the honor for the country because there are so many behind the scenes whose greed needs to be appeased.

Let’s hope ANNA HAZARE’S efforts do not go waste and th Government of India follows his advice because all is not lost there is still time.

God save our Great Country.

LETTER TO Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, From Typical mouse from Mumbai

7 Apr 2011

Dear Mrs. Sonia Gandhi
Hello from typical mouse from Mumbai. After Mumbai attack I had written a letter to Mr. Manmohan Singh, with the hope that at least once in life time he will behave like Sardar who were always in forefront of protecting the nation, but he has turn out to be worse than a mouse. I realize you are the king maker, hence I am addressing this letter to you.
Today you requested Mr Anna Hazare to end his fast. For last one month Mr. Hazare had been writing to you and PM, none of you even bothered to reply. Suddenly you realize that every Indian is with him, and that is the reason you decided to request Mr. Anna Hazare to end his fast.

Let me ask you few simple questions.
Why one of the best presidents that is Dr. Abdul Kalam was removed? Isn’t it because he had objected to your becoming Prime minster? In the disguise of giving gift of woman president you selected Mr. Pratibha Patil, her only qualification is that she used to do dishes for Late Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Royalty to Gandhi family never goes unrewarded. If you were concerned with welfare of Indian people you would have selected person like Ms. Kiran Bedi, but you wanted a perfect rubber stamp just like Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Coming back to issue of corruption.
Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh has destroyed Mumbai. In the disguise of giving house to homeless he kept on increasing FSI to help builders, so that all the money can be sent to Delhi & Congress can fight election. In last eight year prices of flats has increased three times and now AAM ADAMI cannot even dream of having his own house. Same Vilasrao Deshmukh was fined Rs 10 laks by Supreme Court for helping money lender who was charging poor farmer interest of 10% per month that is 120% per year! Instead of taking action against Mr. Vilasrao  Deshmukh he was made rural minister. Funds allotted for rural development is Rs 4 Lakh crore and who could have better person than Mr. Deshmukh to divert the fund to Delhi?

More than a year has passed. Since Suresh Kalmadhi ‘s role in CWG scam has been exposed. Till today he is roaming free. How long this drama of CBI interrogations will go on?

Then there is Mr. Rane, minister from Maharashtra. Mumbai high court has passed severe stricture against him for snatching land from poorest of poor and giving it to industrial house. Even Mrs. Indira Gandhi who was never known for her honesty did take action against a former chief minister when he was indicted by high court for corruption, but you who advocate zero corruption did not utter a single word and Mr. Rane continues to be honorable minister.

There were truck load of corruption charges against Ms. Mayawati, they were dropped when she supported your party during no confidence motion. If you call this helplessness of coalition government, then what about helplessness of a poor person who steals bread for his children, what’s about helplessness of government servant who takes bribe so he can send his children to good school, what’s about helplessness of an officer who cannot afford to buy house in south Mumbai so he indulge in act of corruption?

Hasan Ali is highest income tax evader not only in history of India but the whole word. Till today he has not been even charged. He has given name of three chief ministers who has helped him. So far no action is being taken against them. We keep on reading that he as support of senior minister from Maharashtra. Why you are silent on this issue?

In 2G scam besides losing huge money, just think of opportunity lost by our young and brilliant scientist & engineers to be at par with the world. We are second to none in this world, but this cancer of corruption has ruined our body, our mind & our soul.

Last but not least , what’s about crores & crores of rupees with Swiss bank. How long your finance minister will keep on fooling us? Just with help of a simple SMS sent by Swiss bank, American government could force Swiss bank to reveal the name of account holder, why Indian government cannot do anything. Reason is very simple, if anybody is punished he will reveal the name of all politicians and bureaucrats involved. There is proverb in Hindi “Teri bhi Chup, meri bhi Chup” meaning you keep quiet and I will also keep quiet.

There is not even iota of resemblance between your word and your action. I will rather trust a prostitute who tells that she is a virgin, rather than trusting your word about zero corruption.
So much I love India and love my people. I wish my best of best luck to Mr. Anna Hazare. I hope every Indian writes on every currency note that “WE SUPPORT ANNA HAZARE”. If not the voice of people at least these currency notes will reach your corrupt ministers and the parties who are supporting your government.

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17th December 2008

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A question was lingering in my head for quite some time… especially since I have been reading the news papers quite religiously these days(not that I don’t..)… Well it’s what will we remember 26/11 for?.. Well most would say the security lapse, intelligence lapse, the tooth-n-nail fight the security personnels gave to the terrorists, the innocent lives lost in the turmoil…we are saying these things now…..the price we paid for it is too high for us to forget it easily as we have forgotten earlier attacks… will we remember even the half of it after say five years? Just see what happened at the anniversary of the attack on the parliament… only 10 MP’s were present to pay their homage to the lives lost in the attack on what they say “symbol of democracy” in India…. Few of the kins of those who died have still not received their cheques… what a shame!!!! That’s how easy it is to forget!

A sense of anger raged through my veins as I watched on TV the murder of innocent people… I could only laugh at Pakistan for issuing such lame statements even when the world already knew that the ISI and the Jihadis are hand in glove…. I want to question Mr.Zardari and Mr.Gilani on how they would have reacted had it been on their soil? Well no need to ask we saw they did nothing when Benazir Bhutto died and the burning down of the Mariott… such a shame sir… it shows how inefficient your system is and how foolish you are even when the govt was providing strong proofs of the nationality of the terrorists… I really want to thank the Pakistani journalists who dug up the truth about kasab’s antecedents and carried it on Geo TV even as their political establishment was denying it…. The talks of a war with Pakistan were doing rounds but I feel its wont be one of the best decisions on a country like Pakistan whose economy is already on the teetering edge.. moreover get in a war with Pak will turn this sub continent into a theater of blood.. I feel its not about Indians and Pakistanis, Hindus and Muslims. Its about politics. Hate and terror grow in the cesspool of politics… as a citizen of this country and a true blue mumbaikar I’d like to remember 26/11 as the beginning of a new politics for india…. A politics not driven by lies and corruption….a politics that could help us build a strong, secure, brave nation unwavering before the scourge of terror!!!!

VANDE MATARAM!!!!!

 

3rd December 2008

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It’s my b’day…and as usual I received many wishes… one common thing everyone said was “its yo day”.. “it’s a special and a beautiful day for you”….and believe me I felt like crying every time anyone said so or messaged… how can it be beautiful when my city was crying on the loss of its own people and at the loss of its charisma… on my birthday every year I take out some time and visit the places who keep giving me solitude throughout the year… and the places are the Shiv Mandir at Navy Nagar, Colaba, the road adjoining the Radio Club and The Gateway and of course Marine Drive… I did go this year as well even though I had a paper to give next day.. I didn’t even meet my boss (siddhivinayak) on that day and I know he understands why L … these places are the most to me than any other spiritual or a religious place… I have been brought up in that area and know each and every galli.. When I walked down the streets I felt a strong connection… may be the roads became emotional this time around and needed my walk to understand them…I did for a few minutes…. I felt like crying aloud when I saw the dome of the Taj Mahal Palace… it was a symbol of pride, glory and victory…. I still shudder to think of what the guest, the staff and the security personnel might have had gone through in those hours of hell… I raised my head high to the dome to pay my respect to those who died bravely fighting the terrorists.. My birthday would have been incomplete without writing this blog…

2nd December 2008

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Hey… I am back in Mumbai and believe me I couldn’t dare to go to CST station to board an andheri as it would have convenient considering the luggage I had… I decided to get down at dadar.. I was amazed at the number of security personnels at dadar station… I thought I might be frisked but no they didn’t ,even though I had a haversack and a travel bag..

May be I didn’t do any suspicious activity so the need to frisk me didn’t arise but the point I am trying to make is have we got back to the chalta hai attitude of the city? If the answer is yes then there’s a problem… continuous watching of TV during and after the terrorist attack I noticed few things… how secure are we from such attacks?… just by installing CCTV’s and metal detectors we think we can catch them? If you noticed, the terrorist started firing before entering the station that is they hardly had crossed the metal detectors… so no question of detecting them, they showed us the possibility of an attack in this manner… the footage I saw showed police, ones who are supposed to protect us, running away after the first round of gun shots… why wasn’t any able to take the guard position?

Had police personnel fired at even at the bag it would have had exploded with the terrorist leaving no room for such massive massacre of innocent lives… I now really doubt about the quality procedures the Mumbai Police follows while recruiting… every year we see young men from far off villages naked being physically tested at the Grant Medical Grounds at Marine Lines… what for? To give us policemen like the ones who did not act and kept hiding near poles doing nothing and watching people being killed? Only one unarmed man Zullu Yadav(mind you Raj Thakrey a Bihari) engaged the terrorist attention… the announcer at the station was a man who asked people to immediately rush out of the station which prevented from more damage… hats off to these guys… and here we are forwarding mails, sms and giving speeches… but what can we actually do is the prime question… and believe me inaction after such a turmoil is the biggest disaster… like the one we saw unfold when both the Chief Minister and his Deputy counterpart resigned and left the state, the city hanging in mid way…

 I felt so ashamed of myself for not having the power to vote… for not doing my bit… but I am not going to sit idle and do the same mistake of forwarding mails and smses… I will give a direction to this angst with my full support and co-operation to the initiative by a daily in Mumbai… I can’t see my city which gives me ultimate joy even if I just walk on its street, cry… yes it does… it tells me to do something for her… so save from the ugly bloodspots on her…

 

27th November 2008

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Huh… what has happened to my beloved south Mumbai…I haven’t slept since last night and I am continuously scanning through all the news channels about the terror attacks… it was heartening to know about the deaths at the CST station, Café Leopold, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Oberoi and Trident hotel and a place not sure of near colaba market… as I am writing this blog I can hear the gun firing at the Taj and it just shakes me up… I’ll get back in a while…

APJ.KALAM

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The most popular president in Indian History is about to be dethroned in unseemly backroom horse trading.

We have console ourselves by saying that politics is competitive by nature and what else can you expect from political parties who are only ruled by self-interest.

Whether it is presidential or capitalist ethics, the starting point is the recognition that both democratic politics and capitalism are based on competition and this is what keeps people honest in the long term. Both democracy and capitalism are decentralised system where no single person is in charge. Adam Smith wrote more than 250 years ago that when millions of self-interested individuals act in their own interest in the marketplace, an invisible hand promotes the common good of society. However institutions are not perfect and the UPA presidential candidate teach us that ethics matter profoundly in our democratic capitalist system.

As the saying goes “Khud hi kar buland itna ke khuda khud tujhse pooche..bata teri raza kya hai…” and in the case of APJ i guess thats what happened and he clearly stated that he wud stand only if “there’s certainty in his re-election”….when crores of citizens voted for him to be the president for the second time why dint Sonia Gandhi see that…this actually makes me think that is our Indian System really of Democratic nature?