Monday, 30 September 2013


It is heart wrenching to go through the details of agony of the affected families in the aftermath of the Mazgaon building crash few days ago which resulted in death of over 61 people. In some cases, the entire families were wiped out and many were ended up orphans, homeless and destitutes.
The usual knee jerk reaction by the authorities by sacking, suspending and arresting the people who are responsible for this man made tragedy is not going to give any kind of relief to the affected families. What is the point in carrying out such reactive tactics aimed at calming the angry public whereas the proactive actions in time probably would have saved the people who perished in this crash. The most glaring fact is that the structure was under the care of BMC for quite sometime and their apathy and lethargic way of handling such issues is totally unacceptable. There are many more dilapidated buildings which are in the danger zone around Mumbai and the need of the hour is to take stock of the same and act on it without delay to prevent further loss of life and property.
What is dismaying is the comments by various Political leaders post tragedy, wherein everyone is talking about punishing the Guilty. It is easier for these Netas to sit on utopian heights and pass judgement on others, whereas they are equally responsible for this tragedy as the stack holders in the administration of the state. However the most annoying is the callous declaration of relief amounting to Rupees One lakh each to the next of kin of dead by Mr.Prathvi Raj Chauhan, CM of the state which is nothing but trivializing, dehumanizing and devaluing the common people who have perished in this tragedy. It goes to show the value of a common citizen's life in this mega city is cheaper than that of a pedigree dog.

Sunday, 29 September 2013


This is an open rebuttal  to Madam Katrina Lantos Swett, the so called Vice chairperson of US Commission on International religious freedom.

First of all, there is no application from Mr.Narendra Modi, to visit your revered land. Prima facie, he is not interested in visiting your so called "land of opportunties"as he is busy seeking better opportunity in the land where he has born.

He is one of the strong candidate for the PM position for the election in 2014 and we hope he gets elected.  In such a hypothetical scenerio, will you still oppose his entry into your holy land? Or will the commerce take precedence over your warped up philosophy of human abuse ?

Since you have touched upon the human abuse and religious freedom, can you please explain the role of United states of America in protecting it around the world??

Let us start with your own history as seen by rest of the world:-

1. Whole world knows what you did with Red Indians, the original Americans. Remember "Soldier Blue"?? You guys butchered the entire tribe including men, women and children and took away their land. Few who are remaining are left in so called "camps" away from the rich and glory of the modern America.

2. Slavery- I don't have to read "uncle toms cabin "or "Roots"to understand the slavery in America, the sweat and blood on which Rich white folks built their fortune. It needed one great man, Abraham Lincoln to abolish it. How did you repay him?.. You simply killed him.

3. Racial abuse- Same story once again. Martin Luther fought for the blacks and you guys shot him dead. We are not talking about 19th century.

4. What about your role in Nicargua or chile where in you dethroned democratically elected govt and brought back dictators who kow towed to your foreign policies.

5. Vietnam, you fought and lost, killed a generation of people, despiteTiainaman square massacre, you still went ahead and sealed trade pacts with china,you guys went into Iraq in search of WMD and found nothing but went ahead and demolished Iraq and now rebuilding it. Who gets the contract?? American companies. Who gets the cheap Iraqi oil? Americans..This war what America's politicians call it "humaitarian intervention"efforts which has cost 655000 human lives.  You have nothing against George Bush or Dick Chehney, who are responsible for this modern day massacre???

6. You people supported Taliban, rather invented Taliban to fight the Russians and now you are fighting Taliban in Afghanistan.. why? because of one man Osama.. Now that he is dead, you are packing your bag and coming back.. Afghanistan is left to the vultures. Taliban will come to roost.

7. Despite Pakistan being a terror heaven and most failed nation in the world, you are still pumping billions of dollars  there  to meet your lopsided objectives. You carryout Drone attacks all over afghanistan and part of pakistan to flush out torrorists but donot touch terror camps which are flourishing in POK and their sole purpose is to attack India... You look otherway... India be damned...

8. America is unable to provide security to its own people, property. It is chronically suffering from  violent crimes in every  state due to lax gun laws resulting in lack of proper protection to it own citizens.

9. The US Patriot Act and Homeland Security have clauses  giving the govt  power to monitor and block internet content in the name of NSA. That is why it has revoked the passport of Snowden, the whistle blower,  and wants to prosecute him for treason whereas he shud be honored for taking the lid off this scam. Now that the lid has blown, Your President wants to bring about changes in the act which shows that Govt is guilty.

10. America has the largest prison population in the world and the abuse of prisoners in detention centres is no secret anymore. It is no secret that there are more black people in American Jails than in the entire History of Slavery combined!!!

It is a known fact that Ethnic minorities in US have been suffering systematic widespread institutional discrimination . The recent judgement of freeing a Security guard of killing a black boy is the classic case of descrimination(  Zimmairmann case). Due to the discrimination, the black joblessness in US stands at whopping 21% . Poverty among blacks stand at 27.4% compare to the 8% among whites. And you are talking about minorities being discriminated in Gujarat under Mr.Modi. Last 10 years or so after 2002, there has been peace and prosperity in Gujarat which includes minority community whereas there has been wide spread periodic ethnic violence in other congress govt led states in India to which you have no objection??

As per a recent report from US, the minority Hindus in Pakistan are most abused in the whole of world. Post partition, Hindus who were a healthy 18% in Pakistan, now stands at abysmal 2%, most of them forced to convert, balance killed and forced to leave the country. Have you ever tried to stop issuing visa to any of the Pakistani leaders from visiting Your greast country? Name one of them? Rather, Zardari, their president gets invited to white house for photoshoot with your president and dinner to boot with!!! You have no problem with Pakistani Govt, despite such a damning report. At the same time , same minority community, which was only 3% post independence stands at 18% of the current population and still growing and prospering including in Gujarat.

US own human right abuse and tarnished records does not give it a chance preach moral,legal or political rights to act as world's "human rights justice" and place itself above other countries of the world.  Watchdog commission like yours release reports on Human rights practices year after year to blame and accuse other countries whereas you are the epitome of such abuses. It's time we ask you to look at your own grave human rights problems, stop UNPOPULAR PRACTICES OF TAKING HUMAN RIGHTS AS A POLITICAL INSTRUMENT FOR INTERFERENCE IN OTHER COUNTRIES INTERNAL AFFAIRS, thereby smearing the names of people and nations image  for seeking your own strategic interests. It's time US stop using double standards on human rights and pursuing hegemony under the pursued pretext of protecting human rights. It's time you set your own home right.. You are in no position to comment over rehabilitiation of Mr.Modi which is most insane comment to come from the shores of America.. Narendra Modi does't need you.. but United States of America  may need his help once he becomes the Prime Minister of India.

I rest my case...

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Roger Federer- still a force to reckon with

How can one write off Roger Federer so soon? He is still a great serve and vally player and may be the last of the kind. He is still treat to watch on the court and a top draw. He may not be having a great run lately and with age catching up, he is vulnerable to youger players but the fact of the matter is that he has got so much more tennis left in him. For example, Tiger woods was totally invincible in the Game of Golf couple of years back and everyone was talking about him beating the record of Jack Niklaus who won 73 titles including 18 Majors in the span of 25 years.Tiger Wood has won 79 titles inlcuding 14 majors in the span of 18 years but his last US Msjor was won in the year 2008 and it has been five years sice he won a Major. The aura of invincibility has been uncovered and other Golfers are not afraid to face off Tiger anymore. Same with Roger Federer. He was unbeatable during his peak and with players like Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal catching up with him, he may not find it easy to win a Grand Slam like US, Wimbledon, French and Australian Open again, but he is still capable of throwing a surprise. But with 17 grand slams( 4- australian,1- french, 5- US and 7 - Wimbledon), I doubt whether any of his current contemporaries have the capabilities to beat his record, nearest being Nadal at 12 grandslams. In this era of slambang tennis, Roger Federer will be seen as an outstanding player who has won all the grandslams including Olympic title. That shows the class of the man in this Era of Power Tennis.

Monday, 2 September 2013

creating a nation of beggars

Moguls enslaved us for 330 years( 1526-1857), British ruled us from 1608 to 1947 for about 339 years. Let the bygone be bygone...Never since the Independence, we felt so helpless? The mammoth Food Security Bill which got passed by the UPA Govt is the biggest scam ever played on the people of India, making us slave of this mindless idea of feeding the poor of the country which stands at 67% of the population. What exactly is the purpose of this bill? Who is going to bear the burden of it? If one has to go back into the history, it is the same MM Singh who famously said that the days of freebees are over in India... Why this about turn from that stand?  One can understand the need to feed the poor students in the schools across India. But to feed the poor of the country at the cost of Tax payers money looks untenable . Are we going to make a nation of Food Slaves in this country? Prima facia, even if we accept this grandiose idea, do we have the required  infrastructures in place for the storage, logistic supply and distribution of Food grains to the needy across India?


The need of the hour is to create job for able bodied people of the country thereby increased the productivity. Unfortunately we are going create able bodied beggars out of this population which will be too happy to receive the alms. To feed the poor of the country under this FSB, we are surely end up importing  Grains from foreign countries which alongwith our Fuel bill is going play havoc in our Current Account Deficit. FSB is going to be the biggest burden of Yoke which middle class of the country has bear forever.

what is the purpose?

Came across the news item appeared in DNA  dated 1st September 2013 under local vocal column  stating that a Doctor from  GT Hospital, Mumbai  was sentenced to 2 years RI for accepting Rs.1000/= bribe. This is such a shame. Though I do not endorse corruption at any level especially in such a noble profession, this punishment seems to be  too harsh and lacks in purpose. In a country like ours, where  so called Political Leaders  milk the nation of Crores of tax payers money thorough corrupt practices and still get away with it, here is an educated  doctor has to undergo rigorous prison sentence in the company of  hardened criminals. What is the purpose of this punishment? Does it have any deterrent factor about it?

.There could have been  many ways to punish him.  Firstly, they could have suspended his license to practice for a year or two depends upon the gravity of the case.   Secondly   they should have made him to carry out certain number of hours of free medical community service for the needy under strict monitoring and control by the authorities. This would have served two purposes. One, the needy would have got the benefit of free medical services and time for the accused to repent his action and get back to the main stream of the society. However our Justice system thought otherwise. It threw the rule book at this accused and punished him by closing the door of the society on his face. This action is so  thoughtless and  heartless which will only create a frustrated and sour individual who will eventually turn against the Society once he comes out of the jail.  Ours is a society  which allows politicians with criminal backgrounds to decide the destiny of the nation and here we are making an example of a educated person which is going to  have  detrimental effect on his future.