Tuesday

BJP- A Sinking Ship or In phase of Reincarnation?

Once upon a time there was a party named BJP. Everyone including Opposition thought their days are over. BJP was the new fad. Talk of the country. A party with a 'difference'. A party expected to survive the turbulence and turmoil of “Great Indian Politics”. It risen and faded. The party which came out of nowhere and now going no where. I appreciated the measures taken by NDA during their Government of India tenure. I am strong supporter of “Uniform Civil Code” which is one of the BJP's principle ideology.. Alas..All In vain....Intra-Party conflict, greed, lack of good leadership and too much intrusion of RSS makes it a party of past and with no future. For a democracy to be successful and effective its important to have a strong opposition who can keep government on its toes. Left is hopeless and BJP, as it looks is on verge of extinction in the foreseeable future.

Where are we heading and What as Citizens of India we can expect or can do ? ..
VOTE.. But to who? The one who promises development of their constituency or the one who promises a bright future for India? I would prefer amalgamation of both if possible. India is a diverse country with myriad cultures. Local and regional parties are taking a toll and because of that regionalism is on rise and National Issues are not given their due concerns.
National Party like BJP is so busy juggling and contemplating over their own differences. And It seems they don't have any time left to look at the National Issues and raise them which is suppose to be their prime concern.

But as rightly said there is no void in Politics. Exit of BJP might give rise to something more promising and sustainable substitute. Just Like Albatross rises from the ashes


Is it a phase which will lead to emergence of stronger BJP or Is it the end of another party which could prove to be effective opposition?

Wednesday

Optimism

An Individual Who thinks positive and always look on the brighter side of everything. A person who believes everything is happening for good and will lead to their respective goals?

Or

An Individual who negates and shun the reality and objectivity. An Individual who believes that thinking positive will eliminate the negative aspect as if it never existed. An Individual who is so scared of reality and objectivity that he\she doesn't want to think of it?

Saturday

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Jane Austen certainly dissects human disposition so pragmatically and beautifully that you cant help but concur with her. She certainly was a gifted lady who exposed the basic human behavior so vividly while maintaining the curiosity among readers.

Persuasion is indeed her best novel after Pride And Prejudice and take us on a journey of characters which we can relate to and connect with.

Anne Elliot, The Protagonist certainly is a lady with distinctive disposition and taste. She epitomizes benevolence and what a lady should be like... Her unbiased tendency to look at things without judging them and not affected by cursory and superficial luring manners worth praise.
I also liked Anne Elliot for maintaining a fine balance between her friend cum guardian and her love (Lady Russel and Fredrick Wentworth).

I throughly enjoyed every part of this novel and would recommend it to anyone who wants to have an insight into basic human behavior in the form of a gripping story line which you one wont regret reading.

Thursday

The Mayor of Casterbridge


A tragic story which make you ponder over many things....

Michael Henchard though presented as an evil and depraved person.. But somewhere deep down I felt bad and sorrowful for the way he died with such heavy heart and burdened soul.

"Occasional happy episode in a general drama of pain" (The Mayor of Casterbridge)

Tuesday

Atlas Shrugged- A Review


Atlas Shrugged is a Novel authored by Ayn Rand who is known for developing a philosophy based on Objectivism, Epistemology and Metaphysics.

It took me more than 3 month to complete this "Magnum Opus " of "Thinker Philosopher and Doer" AYN RAND as she liked to call herself.

I concur with her in pieces... I agree with her definition of Morality.. Ethics ... Guilt... Selfishness... Love ...Objectivism.. Metaphysics... Self Interest..

But at the same time her strong biased attitude towards Capitalism & Anarchism and neglecting the positive aspects of other forms of economy (for say Mixed Economy) is certainly not pragmatic enough. Her abhorrence towards Socialism and Faith is prevalent throughout the novel. In accordance with her creed.. Faith is just a way to escape reality and objectivity.

Other than that I like her for being a Male Chauvinist (satiates my male ego ;) ).. Because the protagonist Dagny Taggart first submit herself to Francisco D Anconia then Hank Rearden and finally to John Galt (which she pronounce as her true love ). On more serious note She understood and explained the basic human demeanour so precisely that you cant help but relate yourself to the characters of this very masterpiece.

I reckon, After reading Atlas Shrugged I am a changed person now..for the better...

Please go for this masterpiece of Ayn Rand..... Its worth reading and will help you understand yourself better

Thursday

Arjun Singh Saga


Our very own Arjun Singh, Human Resource Minister of India symbolizes Capriciousness, Sycophancy and Vandalism. I wonder does he have anything 'human' in him?

Lets start with the controversies he was and he is part of

  1. His Karwa Dam palace has been differently assessed between 10 to 20 crore although he claims that it cost him only forty lakhs to build. (Is he ready to sell that palace for 40 lakhs?...I am sure many buyers are there in the queueLiar)

  1. While Arjun Singh was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, he was involved in the scandal which was called by some the Churhat Lottery case in the 1980s, in which allegations, never proved, were leveled that he had helped set up a phony state lottery. (No wonder he can do that…or may be he is continuing till now)

  1. A case under the Anti-Dowry Act has been registered against Arjun Singh. Mayawati government has decided to seek CBI inquiry into dowry harassment case. (The Education minister who is directly involved with future of young generation of India is involved in DOWRY…. Shame)

  1. And of course reservation controversy…( And he claim himself to be secular…huh)

Well people designate him with different adjective(s) i.e. Arjun Singh a 'sycophant'… Arjun Singh a 'Coward', Arjun Singh a 'Dowry seeker'... And he is proving it right by his actions. He certainly deserves these designation(s) to the fullest.

His stand and actions are ambiguous and confusing. At one side he is projecting na├»ve Rahul Gandhi as a Congress candidate for Prime Minister Post and on the other side in his latest book he is criticizing Indira Gandhi Emergency Episode and his very own Congress Party for Groupism and Incipient Undemocratic Culture. Or may be this whole melodrama is a way to encash loyalty…Err...I mean 'sycophancy'....Phew

His stand on reservation certainly epitomizes arbitration. His efforts to segregate India on basis of casts and religion are not at all justifiable. Why doesn't he favor reservation on basis of merit rather than caste? …

I certainly believe that such an important ministry shouldn't be headed by a person whose actions are so ambiguous and who is involved in controversies related to dowry and scandal…He is certainly jeopardizing the future of young generation by his discriminational and scandalous acts.

Mr. Arjun Singh should seriously consider of taking voluntary retirement to prevent this very nation from capitulating in front of social evils like caste and racial discrimination which were fuelled by his very action(s).

Tuesday

Nature Beauty Personified

These pictures epitomizes Nature's beauty and been taken by me at the bank of river Yamuna , Mathura.

Note >> Click the photo(s) to enlarge them.