Wednesday, 7 May 2014

AN OPEN LETTER TO SHRI NARENDRA MODI… would be Prime Minister of India

AN OPEN LETTER TO SHRI NARENDRA MODI…  would be Prime Minister of India…

Dear Sir,

I don’t know whether you will become the Prime of the Country, given the dynamics of Indian Politics.. Neverthless, let me confess that I have voted for your Party and I hope my vote counts… In the event your quest becomes a reality, here are few chores which I want you to give priority while in the office:-

1.       Bring Back all the Black Money which were stashed away in the Foreign banks, the so-called safe heavens by our Politicians and Industrialists over the years.. This should be on the top of your list of things to do. You should go after this Black money, irrespective of whether these guys are your friends or foes… Be it Ambanis, Adanis or Sonia Gandhis of the country. We want this money back into the treasuries of the nation.
2.       Once you have the money, please build up SUPER DEFENSIVE SYSTEMS for the country - Army, Navy and Airforce… Without an ultra modern Defense system in place, we are going to be sitting ducks to our neighbouring countries, especially China and Pakistan.
3.       We have Porus Border areas all over the country and as all kind of people have a free run moving in and out of our country, terrorists from Pakistan come and go at their own free will due to our weak LOC. Bangladeshis have pitched tent in our country for decades and they have become vote banks for our corrupt politicians. Nepali nationals become specialized in theft in urban Indian cities and run away to Nepal to lead a life of luxury with the ill gotten wealth. Chinese Army comes and spends the weekends within Indian Territory and we sit and fret hoping they will go away on their own. We cannot have a pint sized defense minister like Antony anymore as he is more worried about his squeaky clean image than the country’s woes.
PLEASE HANDLE CROSS BORDER TERRORISM with a firm hand. Have a look at the issue of POK. That is our land and we want it back. Screw Pakistan.
4.        The Naxalite menace has completely gone out of control in our country.  While there could be issues with the Adivasis and farmers, Govt needs to be cautious while handling this sensitive issue. We cannot allow these Naxalites to disturb the very functioning of the Society.  Armed struggle is a thing of past and no Democracy can tolerate such movements.  You need to look at the root cause of this issue, ensure that the poor land owners are not thrown out of their livelihood to cater to the needs of Industrialists who are hell bent on grabbing mineral-rich lands which belong to the people of the nation and we cannot allow rich to get richer and poor to get poorer by the day.

5.       Our Foreign Policy is in shambles, thanks to knee jerk policies adopted by the current UPA govt.
Even a small country like Maldives does not respect us. Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, China, Sri Lanka – all are ready with their sharp knives to stab us in the back….The only friendly country left in our neighbourhood is Bhutan which needs us…Do we need to comment any further??
We need to have a firm Foreign Policy which is PRO INDIA and we need our voice to be heard in the International arena with respect and we need our rightful place under the sun…Let us have our glory days again!
6.        Revoke Article 370 in J&K. Has it benefited the people of the state? The answer is NO..It was supposed to be a temporary order but has come to stay permanently and hound us, all these years. Have a debate over it and get rid of it once and for all. Let us be ready for the consequences of it. It cannot be worst than what it has already become.
7.       AFSAA… Let it stay for a while. Until we have peace in J&K and Assam, until our neighbours learn to behave, until our own people stop supporting terror groups, we cannot allow our Army to become sitting ducks. Yes there will be abuse of power..There will be killings… there will be excesses…. But we need to look at the vastness of our country and the difficulty in managing it… Let Arundhati Roy and other human rights champions shout from roof tops. Let Army do their job and what you need to do is to maintain CHECK AND BALANCE…punish the guilty if they go overboard. But you cannot tell the army to bite the bullet with their hands tied..
8.       UNIFORM CIVIL CODE: - Is it a issue to be debated in the first place? India is a secular country which needs Uniform civil code… We cannot allow so called Minority religious factions to pressurize the rest of the people of the country to allow them to follow a separate Religious law to govern them. This will open up Pandoras box and there will be civil unrest which you need to handle.  What kind of freedom do Hindus have in Saudi and Pakistan?
9.       Inspite of being touted as future super power, 70% of India still depends upon agriculture and in turn they depend upon Monsoon for harvesting their land.  Failed monsoons have resulted in farmers ending up taking their lives and this has been an unending saga since the Independence.
In order to stem this problem, I want you to revisit the idea of “Garland of Rivers” linking various Indian rivers to maximize the water resources to help the farmers. Revisiting this idea and feasibility of this plan needs to be brought back to the drawing boards under your leadership.  If one Narmada River can change the landscape of Gujarat, interlinking of rivers across India should help us to get the best out of the land throughout the year.
10.   Our Education system has gone to dogs. There is no innovation..No forward thinking. It has become a money making business for power brokers and politicians and good education has become out of bound to most of the students across India. There has been Brain drain taking place in India for decades and you need to reverse this trend .
11.   Infrastructures:-- Good roads, Public Transport system , public utility, communication, job opportunities, affordable public health care  etc. is the key to Nation Building… Hope you get a grip over these issues.
12.   Law and Order: - Terrorists are having a free run in our country and our intelligence agencies are not up to the mark or can we call them “ toothless tigers”?? You need to empower them and make them more responsible. Be it RAW or CBI or even police forces - They need be free from the clutches of politicians. That is the key.
13.   Judiciary: We have cases pending in the court for over two decades and lakhs of cases are pending due to various reasons. This needs to be brought to healthy level.  Justice delayed is Justice denied…
14.   Corruption: - Do I have to spell it? This is the single-most problem which has been plaguing this country since the Independence..  No Political party is free of it, no organization is free from it... you have TIGER BY THE TAIL… Let us see how you are going to deal with it…
15.   There are few more issues which needs your attention such as:-
a)      Over Population
b)      Rapid urbanization
c)       High inflation
d)      High level of govt debts
e)      Balance of payments
f)       Rigid labor laws
g)      Poor sanitation
h)      Caste related violence
i)        Trade imbalance
j)        Lack of job opportunities

There are many more issues which I can think of but for the first 5 years, I hope you have enough in your plate to deal.  We are watching.


Raghav Uchil Talebadi
Navi Mumbai

Sunday, 22 December 2013

double speak by US

New york Times and Washington Post comments may be anthem to Americans, but it need not be gospel truth for us. I will rather go with our own Arnab Goswami's comments which is pro- India. There are few points for us to ponder here:- a) During his visit in the month of Nov, 2010, President Obama complimented and commended India's thriving vibrant Democracy and Judiciary system whereas his own official, the half caste Indian Attorney, Preet Bharara, chose to evacuate Maid's family, casting aspersions on India's Judiciary system which is a insult to entire India. b) Before pointing fingers at India's judicary system, US must try to check their system in place. The recent acquittal of George Zimmarmann, the white killer of a black boy, the decade old case of barbaric beating of Rodney King by racist white policemen, the evacuation of a US soldier from Japan who raped and killed a Japanese teenager, the killing of two pakistani civilians by a CIA agent Richard Davis in pakistan and his subsequent evacuation despite protest from Pakistan is dipsicable. c) they have been continously carrying out drone attacks on mountain areas of pakistan to flush out taliban terrorists despite pakistan's protests, violating their soverignty. d) The minimum wage to be paid to a maid under US Law is equivalent to the salary paid to Devyani, the Dy.Consulate by Indian Govt. In that case, It is Indian Govt which needs to look and revise the salary of all its consulate and diplomats so that they cud afford to pay their house maids or drivers.. All said and done, this Preet bharara character has got his own ambitious plan to position himself as a senator hence he is looking for soft targets like Indians to cement his position in American politics.''

Thursday, 19 December 2013


The best way to retaliate the high handed action of US concerning Devyani Khobragade is to grant asylum to Edward Snowden, the daring Whistle blower who has been granted temporary asylum by Russia. This wud be an ULTIMATE INSULT to UNCLE SAM... The so called strategic Partnership between India and US can go to hell... Damn Obama, damn that Half Indian Asshole Preet Barara, Newyork Atterney genera...l, damn their Press which gloats over their law, damn their stupid authorities who are racial to core and get sadistic pleasure out of groping women in the form of Cavity check... Let them keep all their HIB visas and shove it up ... It is time our Govt buck the trend of bending backwards to appease these egostic Americans...

Wednesday, 18 December 2013


US treats everyone, be it rich or poor or famous in the same coin. Remember Straus Kahn, World Bank President who was pulled out of Plane and handcuffed for committing rape of a Maid from the hotel?? But the core issue  is they have a rule for their own citizens across the globe and when it comes to other nationals, they have a different yard stick...that is where the problem is. There are half a  dozen incidents wherein their citizens were involved in murder, fraud and US govt leaves no stone un-turned in getting them free irrespective of their crime which is what bugs us. Remember the way they treated Abdul Kalam, the President to 1.2 billion people of India by making him to go thru body search, SRK, inspite of being a famous face has to go thru inordinate detention, so also George Fernandes who was our Defense Minister. The most of the US Govt authorities, especially the middle level personnel, are racial to the core and love to mistreat other nationals in the name of law as they get sadistic pleasure out of it. We Indians, inspite of getting our Independence from British, still suffer from  the mental block of " Master and Slave" and bend backwards to entertain the first white skin comes on our way. We need to get out of this stupid notion that Whites are superior to us. That is the first step. We need to learn from Chinese who are now out to get their pound of flesh after being fleeced by Japanese and other white race for centuries. Remember the Opium war which was waged against their population by British rendering almost all able bodied chinese addicted to it?? Now china is asserting their true ability and US and other European countries simply hating their guts. Coming back to this diplomatic row with US, though India is paying back them with right medicine and giving them eye ball to eye ball treatment, we shud not resort to stupid kneejerk reactions like removing the security road blocks across their Embassy in Delhi which is totally uncalled for. As a Host country,it is our duty to give proper security to all the Embassies. Yes we need to hit them where it hurts. US personnel, especially their diplomats loves to throw their weight around and we need to nip it at the bud. Stop giving them that extra bit comforts which they love. Check their treatment of Indian Employees in India and see whether they are paying them as per the rule. We need to scrutinize every details concerning their embassy and the dealings of their personnel. All said and done, historically, Democrats in US always been against India and it is Republican Presidents who always been good to India. For all his War mongering and questionable actions across the world, George Bush has always had a soft corner for India whereas we urban Indians love to deride him copying their own Press. President Obama is least bothered about India as in their scheme of things, it is Pakistan which is important for them and they are least bothered about India's border problem with Pakistan. Since they are pulling out of Afghanistan by end 2014, they need the passage thru Pakistan to remove their Defense Hardware hence already given over the top Defense and Economic aids to Pakistan to secure the passage. Due to inept handling of International issues and relationships with neighbouring countries, India has become a loner and friendless in the region except for perhaps Bhutan!!! However, it is time we assert ourselves and call spade a spade and put US in its own place and start flexing our muscles. India is a emerging economic power and US cannot ignore us for long. For that, we need a change of ideology and change of Govt at the Centre as UPA is toothless and rudderless.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

a case of Narcissicm

Charu Nivedita is suffering from Narcissicm and self-grandiose attitude... Calling India writers English not being very palatable and booker prize winner Adiga's "White Tiger"as boring is the proof of it. He makes an exception to Tarun Tej...pal's novel Älchemy of Desire"" which he brackets with some other world renouned writers which I will bet no one can read more than 10 pages which are boring to say the least. However his clarification in Asian age dated 30th november is laughable wherein he wrote after he got panned by all and sundry for his stupid support to Tarun Tejpal. He is still questioning the treatment given to Tarun , his family and his colleagues by the Press. Those who followed this case knows that what Tarun Tejpal has done, his flipflop and the action of his editor, Shoma chaudhary which shows the insensitivity towards the victim. Instead of sympethising with the victim, for whom he did't have any kind word in the entire article, he is asking the readers where were they when Tarun's novels made headlines in India and outside!!! Come on...What his fame and achievements got to do with this molestation? Since Tarun Tejpal has set a impeccable standard for himself thru Tehelka, he shud have behaved in a manner which befits his own cultivated image. Instead he chose to molest his own colleague who is like a daughter to him. Caesar's wife should be above suspecision...Tarun Tejpal, with his hauty hollier thou image, shud have remembers that but failed to do so...he have to pay the price for his indugence...

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

An officer and a Gentleman

News of one more Officer-Jawan face-off, now at NCC Battalion in Punjab is disturbing and dangerous.   (Times of India dated 15th October) .  There has been numerous confrontation between them at various location and  time  in the past which is  on the rise. Any tension between officers and soldiers could trigger a breakdown in hierarchy and discipline besides deeply damaging the confidence and morale of troops at the sensitive postings. This worrisome trend needs to be investigated thoroughly without taking sides to understand the ground  realities and the remedial mechanism needs to be put in place to prevent further chasm in the relationship among them. Being a  sensitive and psychological subject, it needs unbiased human touch as usual Court Marshaling procedures involving all the parties is not going to eradicate the deep rooted simmering differences in the rank and file.

Soldiers these days are better educated and consequently better aware of their rights. However many of them are scarred in their duty due to prolonged deployment in monotonous and thankless counter-insurgency jobs.   At the same time, there has been  falling standards of control and command  among some of the undeserving officers who have risen to command units, is becoming a major cause for worry. The officer and soldier ties are extremely crucial and inherent in an Army Unit and ensuring healthy ties constitutes part of the responsibilities of the Man in charge.  Recently Defense Minister A.K.Antony advised the army top brass that various measures such as better man management, a better sensitized environment and adequate grievance redressal mechanism needs to be put in place to create lasting bondage.

As they say " When you are not a General, you belong to the Army, When you are a General, the Army belongs to you"  A officer is as good as the people he commands hence their good health, both physical and mental is of paramount importance to him and the country...

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Raj Babbar's Darbar

The news of calling off  a serious and sensitive meeting midway by the Chairman of Parliamentary Advisory committee for Defence, Mr.Raj Babbar,  Congress MP is deplorable AND SHAMEFUL.  The meeting which reportedly started at  1510 hrs and called off at 1630 hrs on 9th October by Mr.Raj Babbar to allow member committee MPs to catch a business  class flight was attended by Defense secretary, DGMO and some of the top guns of Army, Navy and Air force,  primarily to discuss the repeated incursion at Keran Sector  by Pakistani sponsored terrorists and to take remedial actions.  Suchmeetings held at the cost of  tax payers money,  needs utmost attention and time and no participant can abandon it on any silly personal reasoning. 

 The question is, how did Mr.Raj Babar, former B-Grade Bollywood actor , could land  a plum  position of chairing a crucial meeting for which he does't possess  any visible  qualification or ability.  He has entered political arena as a Samajawadi party member,  eventually  skipped  over to Congress and possibly was given this plum  position as part of the gratification.   This report is a sort of evidence which shows Mr.Babbar's and his cacoon of  MP's lack of seriousness and  sensitivity to the issue at hand  and their lack of  respect and concern for the parliamentary activity and defense needs.   Unbridled participation in such key matters is need of the hour whereas these  MPs are reported  more interested in the corridors of power,  meeting officials and  ministers on the frequent mission of influence peddling. Ignoring committee work and frequent absence therefrom are tantamount to undermining Indian democracy from within. If MPs do not understand and attend to this all important and wholesome political task, who else will do this?