नालन्दा विश्वविद्यालय और कांग्रेसी प्रधानमंत्री मनमोहन सिंह के कारनामे


प्रस्तुति: हरि गुप्ता

अमर्त्यसेन अमेरिका में बैठे बैठे भारत सरकार की आर्थिक नीतियों की इतनी घोर आलोचना – मोदी के विरूद्ध विष-वमन – क्यों करते रहते हैं? आखिर इसका क्या कारण है? आऔ, इसका इतिहास जानें।

वर्ष 2007 में जब नेहरू-गाँधी परिवार के सबसे वफादार “डॉ मनमोहन सिंह” प्रधानमंत्री पद पर थे तब उन्होंने एक समय बिहार के विश्व प्रसिद्ध नालंदा विश्वविद्यालय को पुनर्जीवित करने की “महायोजना” (!!!) पर काम शुरू किया।

डॉ मनमोहन सिंह ने नोबल पुरस्कार विजेता “डॉ अमर्त्यसेन” को असीमित अधिकारों के साथ नालंदा विश्वविद्यालय का प्रथम चांसलर नियुक्त किया। उन्हें इतनी स्वायत्तता दी गयी कि उन्हें विश्विद्यालय के नाम पर बिना किसी स्वीकृति और जवाबदेही के कितनी भी धनराशि अपने इच्छानुसार खर्च करने एवं नियुक्तियों आदि करने का अधिकार था। उनके द्वारा लिए गये निर्णयों एवं व्यय किये गये धन का कोई भी हिसाब-किताब सरकार को नहीं देना था।

क्या आप कल्पना कर सकते हैं कि इन छुपे रुस्तम मनमोहन सिंह और अमर्त्यसेन ने मिलकर किस तरह से जनता की गाढ़ी कमाई और टैक्स के पैसों से भयंकर लूट मचाई? और वह भी तब जबकि अमर्त्यसेन अमेरिका में बैठे बैठे ही 5 लाख रुपये का मासिक वेतन ले रहे थे, जितनी कि संवैधानिक पदों पर बैठे हुए भारत के राष्ट्रपति, प्रधानमंत्री, मुख्य न्यायाधीश, मुख्य चुनाव आयुक्त, रक्षा सेनाओं के अध्यक्षों, कैबिनेट सचिव या अन्य किसी भी नौकरशाह को दिए जाने का कोई प्रावधान नहीं है।

इतना ही नहीं, अमर्त्यसेन को अनेक भत्तों के साथ साथ असीमित विदेश यात्रा करने और उन पर होने वाले असीमित खर्च करने का भी अधिकार था।उन्होंने मनमोहन जी की कृपा से सन 2007 से 2014 की सात वर्षों की अवधि में कुल 2730 करोड़ रूपये बतौर चांसलर नालंदा विश्वविद्यालय के खर्च किये। इससे अन्दाजा हो जाता है कि मनमोहन सिंह “ईमानदारी” के चोंगे में कितने बड़े छुपे रुस्तम थे।

चूँकि यूपीए सरकार द्वारा संसद में पारित कानून के तहत अमर्त्यसेन के द्वारा किये गये खर्चों की न तो कोई जवाबदेही थी, न ही कोई ऑडिट होना था और न ही कोई हिसाब उन्हें देना था इसलिए देश को शायद ही कभी पता चले कि वह दो हज़ार सात सौ तीस करोड़ रुपये आखिर गये कहाँ।

“राफेल” पर चिल्लाने वाले राहुल और रंक से राजा बने रॉबर्ट वाड्रा की धर्मपत्नी प्रियंका वाड्रा की पारिवारिक विरासत ने इस लूट को कानूनी जामा पहना कर ऐसा रूप दिया कि कानून के हाथ कितने भी लंबे हो जायँ पर उनका कुछ न बिगड़े।ऐसी ही संस्कृति में पलने बढ़ने के कारण दोनों भाई-बहनों में कोई भी आत्मग्लानि का भाव है ही नहीं; बल्कि विरासत के गरूर के कारण आँखों में ऐसी बेशर्मी की चमक है  कि ये बेझिझक हो कर गरीब, दलित, किसान और पिछड़ों के हक की लड़ाई लड़ने की बात करते हैं ! उनके इस ढोंग की कोई सीमा नही है।

अमर्त्यसेन सेन ने जो नियुक्तियाँ कीं उन पर भी कानूनन कोई सवाल नहीं उठाया जा सकता था। उन्होंने किन किन लोगों की नियुक्तियाँ की, यह भी जान लेते हैं:

उन्होने प्रथम जो चार नियुक्तियाँ की थी वह थी –
1. डॉ उपिंदर सिंह
2. अंजना शर्मा
3. नवजोत लाहिरी
4. गोपा सब्बरवाल

ये कौन लोग थे?

यदि हम इनके बारे मे जानेंगे तो मनमोहन सिंह जी के चेहरे से “ईमानदारी” का नकाब उतर जायेगा। डॉ उपिंदर सिंह मनमोहन सिंह की सबसे बड़ी पुत्री हैं और बाकी तीन उनकी करीबी दोस्त और सहयोगी हैं। इन चार नियुक्तियों के तुरंत बाद अमर्त्यसेन ने जो अगली दो नियुक्तियाँ कीं वो गेस्ट फैकल्टी अर्थात अतिथि प्राध्यापक की थी और वो थे –
1. दामन सिंह
2. अमृत सिंह

ये कौन लोग थे?

पहला नाम डॉ मनमोहन सिंह की मँझली पुत्री और दूसरा नाम उनकी सबसे छोटी पुत्री का है। और सबसे अद्वितीय बात जो दामन सिंह और अमृत सिंह के बारे है वह यह है कि ये दोनों ही “मेहमान प्राध्यापक” अपने सात वर्षों के कार्यकाल में कभी भी नालंदा विश्वविद्यालय मे नहीं आयी !! ये बतौर प्राध्यापक ये अमेरिका में बैठे बैठे ही लगातार सात सालों तक भारी-भरकम वेतन लेती रहीं।

उस दौर में नालंदा विश्वविद्यालय की संक्षिप्त विशेषता ये थी कि विश्वविद्यालय का एक ही भवन था, इसके कुल 7 फैकल्टी मेम्बर और कुछ गेस्ट फैकल्टी मेम्बर (जो कभी नालंदा आये ही नहीं!) ही नियुक्त किये गये जो अमर्त्यसेन और मनमोहन सिंह के करीबी और रिश्तेदार थे। विश्वविद्यालय में बमुश्किल 100 छात्र भी नहीं थे और न ही कोई वहाँ कोई बड़ा वैज्ञानिक शोध कार्य ही होता था, जिसमे भारी भरकम उपकरण या केमिकल आदि का प्रयोग होता हो।

फिर वो 2730 करोड़ रुपये गये कहाँ आखिर?

मोदी जब सत्ता में आये और उन्हें जब इस कानूनी लूट की जानकारी हुई तो अमर्त्यसेन के साथ साथ मनमोहन की पुत्रियों को भी तत्काल बाहर का रास्ता दिखा दिया गया।

मनमोहन सिंह “उर्फ मौनी बाबा” को मोदी जी ने यों ही कहा था कि “मनमोहन सिंह तो बाथरूम में भी रेनकोट पहन कर नहाने की कला जानते हैं”। इस कारनामे से पता चलता है कि “तथाकथित ईमानदार” मनमोहन सिंह कितने बड़े खिलाड़ी थे। इस “छोटी” सी घटना से अन्दाजा लगाया जा सकता है कि उन्होने “बडा” क्या कुछ नही किया होगा और वह भी ईमानदारी का लबादा औढ कर !!

China is Preparing for WW3 !


China is ruled by the Chinese Communist Party, which is grounded in the ideology of Karl Marx. The ideology of Marx is reflected in his 1848 document titled Communist Manifesto. Communist Manifesto for the first time gave the political concept of an inevitable transformation under the social evolutionary motion, called by him “dialectical process” whereunder two antagonistic social classes of workers and capitalists clash with each other (contradiction of ‘Thesis and ‘Anti-thesis’) and bring a change of capitalist social system into socialist system of working class’ common ownership of means of production by way of ‘Synthesis’. He held that this dialectical process was universally operating in Nature, including human society and that under this process the most developed capitalist countries would be transformed first into socialist countries. It was a political ideology based on a philosophy.

But it never happened the way it was predicted by Marx.

The first distortion of this ideology was made by none other than Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin of Russia. Russia of 1917 was an agriculture based monarchy – with rudimentary traces of emerging capitalism – and there was no scope under Marx philosophy for transformation of agrarian Russia into a socialist economic system. But these duo – Lenin and Stalin – with the cooperation of other dedicated revolutionaries staged a neat coup d’etat in Russia in October 1917 and established the dictatorship of communist party of Russia.

They distorted Marxist philosophy by fabricating spurious ideas, like Russia was quickly transformed from agricultural economy to capitalist economy in February 1917 when Czar was deposed and replaced by capitalist society with a parliament headed by Kerensky; this capitalist economy was next transformed in October 1917 into socialist economy; Communist party was vanguard of working class (proletariat); dictatorship of communist party was the dictatorship of working class; there is need for world-wide ‘permanent revolution’ to end the possibility of a ‘capitalism come back’ again (Trotsky) or even one socialist country can be powerful enough to export revolutions world-wide etc. (Stalin). (As if – under the Marxian scheme of social evolution – capitalists would, likewise, need to maintain an army to stop a “come back of fedual monarchy” toppling their capitalism ! What an absurd proposition in Marxian philosophy – for the one who knows even A, B, Cs of this philosophy !!).

The fact is that the October 1917 Russian revolution was a coup d’etat; that in Soviet Union it was a dictatorship of Communist Party and not of workers; that it was a dictatorship of one person – of Stalin – in Soviet Union and not of the Communist Party; that Soviet Union invaded many countries, toppled regimes and established communist governments there.

China’s Mao Tse Tung further distorted the socialist concepts as conceived by Marx. Like Stalin, Mao established his dictatorship in Chinese Communist Party. He ruthlessly crushed all opposition to his party by Chinese people – farmers, laborers, intellectuals and liberals.

During his old age, the ‘Gang of Four’ – including his wife – committed genocide of Chinese people, for which crime this gang after the death of Mao was called to answer by the clique of Chinese communist leaders who inherited and shared the power of Communist party. Over the period, the successive generations of those communist leaders established themselves in the ruling communist party as ‘prince-lings’ with an iron-control of Chinese people.

With the change of times and circumstances, this new generation of ruling communist leaders have changed their tactics but not their goal, that is, to establish world-wide their model of communism and under their control.

While in Czarist Russia the capitalism was present in rudimentary form, in China at the time of Mao’s struggle to capture power (1930’s), even that form of rudimentary capitalism was absent. It was an agrarian society of landlords and peasants. According to Marxian philosophy there was no possibility in China of a transformation of capitalism into socialism under the “dialectical” logic.

But Marxism or no Marxism, Mao organized exploited peasants under his banner of communism, launched a ferocious struggle to topple a nationalist government of Chang Kai Sek and got victory over it in 1949. It was no Marxist or communist revolution but the victory of a band of revolutionaries led by Mao and in the name of communism.

Mao after getting power tried his level best to transform China’s agricultural society into a capitalist economy and miserably failed to achieve that goal. In his misconceived ideas of Marxian evolutionary philosophy, Mao committed a horrible genocide of Chinese people and turned his country into a pauper nation but with a fanatic army of rag tag soldiers. To further distort what Marxian philosophy is, Mao added a new ideological phrase to “Marxism Leninism”: “Mao Tse Tung Thought” !

In 1978 under Deng Xiaoping’s “Four Cardinal Principles or Constructs” China brought back capitalism from the backdoor under another spurious slogan of ‘pragmatism’, which idea has no place in the philosophy of Marx. It was a great deceiving of Marxism by China as Deng Xiaoping cunningly insisted that Marx, Lenin and Mao Zedong were valid in their thoughts and that by his theoretical “Four Constructs” he was not violating Marxist ideology but was merely making it pragmatic to survive and compete in the outside world! By his deceitful new “Constructs” he opened the door of China for capitalism but retained the dictatorship of one party – Chinese communist party.

In summing up, Deng Xiaoping turned China into a country following the path of capitalism but controlled by the dictatorship of the clique of a few leaders, and the name – under the banner – of communism.  Deng Xiaoping’s theory was a cunning move by China to legitimise a dictatorship, while still reaping the innovative advantages of capitalist economic system. China – or the Chinese Communist Party – has nothing to do with communism, as advocated by its propounder – Karl Marx.

Modern China is purely nationalist in character, dictatorship of a few leaders having roots in political inheritance and a country with an imperialist ambition – no less an ambition than of the Hitler’s Nazi Germany.

The first requirement for these Chinese communist leaders trying to establish their model of governance world-wide and under their control is to destabilize the present international order secured by the world’s present powers like the United States, Russia, countries of European Union and Asian big ones, like India, Japan, and Australia.

This work brings China into direct conflict with these powers, which China cannot afford to challenge as of now. But China is fully aware that it would need to challenge them one day to achieve its aim.

China has learnt from history, like the episode of Adolph Hitler who had committed a mistake in confronting the then established powers and was ruined.

China has invented a new tactics: Work silently but steadily to change the geopolitical situation to its advantage before courting a direct conflict with these powers.

Which are the international forces that it has to take into its account in its calculation? The present world may be dominated by one or two forces but its equilibrium is maintained by a balance of many world powers. USA and Russia are the two powers presently dominating the world and the other world powers balancing the international equilibrium are the Islamic conglomeration, Asian Buddhist countries and aspiring giant India and Christian dominated European Union, Australia, Canada.

China has no way to deal with them all in a  hostile way.

China has invented a new way. It is via economic route that China plans to conquer and defeat these power to establish its worldwide dominance.

The center of this plan is the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). CCP controls the Chinese military – PLA – as well as its industrial establishments (Chinese companies). CCP helps these companies to turn them into multi-nationals, invest under the WTO global regime in foreign countries. Under the surreptitious control of CCP, these companies dominate the foreign lands’ economy. CCP uses these companies to steal their secrets & technology for the use of its PLA and to undermines and compromise regimes in those foreign lands (for example, CCP donated money to Congress ruling party in India to become lenient to its moves in that country). CCP through its government makes false claims over foreign territories and uses its PLA to grabs lands.

This is nothing but silently changing geopolitics to its advantage and preparing for eventual direct conflict with the established powers. It is preparing for World War 3.

The first requirement for the world for stopping China in its dangerous steps is to know the reality that China is preparing itself for the Third World War, which war may turn our Earth into an inhabitable place for the entire humanity. The world must wake-up to this danger before it is too late.

 

Vikas Dube Must be Apprehended Alive to Expose Nexus of Criminals, Politicians and Bureaucrates


Parmanand Pandey, Advocate, Supreme Court (Secretary General IPC)

The UP Police must make all possible efforts to catch the dreadful criminal Vikas Dube alive. It should be seen that he is not killed in an encounter unless it becomes unavoidable in self-defence. With his arrest, many skeletons would tumble out of the cupboards, made from the nexus of the criminals, politicians, police, and other officials.

Except during the time of corona, the conduct of the UP police with common people has never been good. Ordinary people prefer to suffer the atrocities of the goondas in silence rather than approaching the police. But the way, the police raided the village of Vikas Dube in the wee hours reflects the unprofessionalism of the UP police. The police should have strengthened its intelligence before the raid was made on the house of the criminal Dube, particularly when it is known to everybody that he has dodged and duped the police many times because he has built his own network of informers and moles in the very police department.

Vikas cared two hoots for the law enforcing machinery, which again is evident from the seizure from his own house of weapons and dynamites for making bombs and arsenals. These lethal weapons would never have come to light if his house had not been demolished.

It is really shocking that there are some people who are lecturing to the police by saying that it should not take the law into its own hand. They conveniently forget that the police is meant to maintain law and order so that people could live in peace and other economic activities of ordinary citizens could go on unhindered. And therefore, occasional use of force by the police for the benign cause is always permissible.

One cannot doubt the good intentions of the Yogi government, which has remarkably handled many crises from the time it came to power and it can be experienced by anybody in Uttar Pradesh. In the times of the previous government, a criminal minister was found hiding in the Chief Minister’s house. Corruption was reeking in each and every department. How can one expect the police to be professional and honest when police personnel had to pay lakhs of rupees for their recruitments in the regime of the SP and the BSP?

Hopefully, more effective steps will be taken by the Yogi government to cleanse the rot in the police and other bureaucratic sets up of the state.

The “Greatest” Scientific Discovery Ever Made


The greatest discovery ever made by science is: that Nature – the universe, the world around us – is not capricious; that it is bound – and without a single exception – by certain laws; that the foundation of all these laws is “cause and effect”; that it is in “deterministic” in its working and outcome; and that what is left for us to search for and discover is to find out the “cause” that created the “effect” that we are seeing and perceiving as the “reality” in our efforts to understand it.

In their search, humans discover that to produce the result, which they perceive as reality, is not the effect of one “cause”; that there is a long chain of “cause and effect” going backward; and that this chain seems to be end-less in backward sequence, which may lead us to arrive at the ultimate commencing point of this chain of cause and effect. But this chain of “cause and effect” going backward is so true that relying on its truthfulness we can “predict” a forthcoming “effect” in future – if we decide to put a particular “cause” in place to act, which cause should be sufficient to produce that effect.

This is the rock foundation on which science is standing. This foundation is so strong that it has enabled humanity to peep within the depth of an unimaginably “small” atoms and unimaginably “big” stars and galaxies, and to reach Moon and Mars. All kinds of seemingly complicated technologies are nothing but the simple exploitation of the working of these laws of Nature to an advantage of humans.

Our modern – western – civilization is standing on the strong solders of this science and its derivetive technology.

Though our science, technology and civilization are founded on this rock foundation of “determinism” of Nature and its laws, this very foundation of determinism is defied by a strange phenomenon, which we call life. Life is very contradiction of determinism.

Determinism has no scope to produce an outcome (in the form of life) that would one day defy the working of its “blind laws” and yet it produces life that defies every day its blind laws. Even as small as an ant smashes daily the rock foundation of “determinism” with her every willful act.

Humans since ages – since the times Vedic Rishis,  Budha and countless other spiritual personalities – have been wondering and searching for the secret that would resolve this contradiction between the blind determinism of dead matter and the conscious will of life and the dilamma of cause and effect. These spiritual men – called Yogis in India – have uncovered long ago the secret of the sacred law that resolves this contradiction of dead matter and conscious life.

This is the most secret mystery of Nature and its most sacred law. But this mystery is open only to those who can get victory over their human limitations. Spiritual civilization of the East – and particularly of India – is founded on this sacred law of Nature.

The Mother of Prime Minister Modi


The mother of a man who rose from an humble station in life to become the Prime Minister of India – and a shining star among the world leaders. His name is Narendra Modi and here is his mother – an inspiration and light for him to be honest and achieve a rare reputation in modern India: a person without any charge of corruption ! It is a good fortune of India to have him as PM – particularly in the present difficult times. Watch this video:

The Essense of “Love, Attraction, Likes, Dislikes” and Things Like them


(From “The Mother” of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry)

Question: Sweet Mother, why does one feel attracted at first sight to some people and feel a repulsion for others?

The Mother: Usually this is based on vital affinities, nothing else. There are vital vibrations which harmonise and vital vibrations which don’t. It is usually this, nothing else. It is vital chemistry.

One would have to be in a much deeper and more clearsighted consciousness for it to be otherwise. There is an inner perception based on a psychic consciousness, which makes you feel which people have the same aspiration, the same aim, and can be your companions on the way; and this perception also makes you clearsighted about those who follow a very different way or carry in them forces which are hostile to you and may harm you in your development. But to attain such a perception one must oneself be exclusively occupied with one’s own spiritual progress and integral realisation. Now, that is not often the case. And usually too, when one has attained this inner clearsightedness, it is not expressed by attraction and repulsion, but by a very “objective” knowledge, it might be said, and a kind of inner certainty which makes you act calmly and reasonably, and without attractions and repulsions.

Therefore, it may be said in a general and almost absolute way that those who have very definite and impulsive likes and dislikes live in a vital consciousness. Mixed with this, there may be mental affinities; that is, some minds like to have relationships in common activities, but here too, these are people on a much higher level intellectually, and this is also expressed even more by a comparative ease in relationships and by something much more calm and detached. One takes pleasure in speaking with certain people, for others there is no attraction, one gains nothing from it. It is a little more distant and quiet; it belongs more to the field of reason. But likes and dislikes clearly belong to the vital world. Well, there is a vital chemistry just as there is physical chemistry: there are bodies which repel each other and others which attract; there are substances which combine and others which explode, and it is like that. There are some vital vibrations which harmonise, and harmonise to such an extent that ninetynine times out of a hundred these sympathies are taken for what men call love, and suddenly people feel, “Oh! He is the one I was waiting for”, “Oh! She is the one I was seeking!” (laughing), and they rush towards each other, till they find out that it was something very superficial and that these things can’t last. There. So the first advice given to those who want to do yoga: “Rise above likes and dislikes.” This is something without any deeper reality and it can at the very least lead you into difficulties which are at times quite hard to overcome. You can ruin your life with these things. And the best thing is not to take any notice of them — to draw back a little into yourself and ask yourself why — it’s nothing very mysterious — you like to meet this person, don’t like to meet that one.

But, as I say, there comes a moment when one is exclusively occupied with one’s sadhana, when one can feel—but both more subtly and much more quietly — that a particular contact is favourable to sadhana and another harmful. But that always takes a much more “detached” form, so to say, and often it even contradicts the so-called attractions and repulsions of the vital; very often it has nothing to do with them.

So, the best thing is to look at all that from a little distance and to lecture yourself a little on the futility of these things.

Obviously there are some natures which are almost fundamentally bad, beings who are born wicked and love to do harm; and logically, if one is quite natural, not perverted, natural as animals are — for from this point of view they are far superior to men; perversion begins with humanity — then one keeps out of the way, as one would stand aside from something fundamentally harmful. But happily these cases are not very frequent; what one meets in life are usually very mixed natures where there is a kind of balance, so to say, between the good and the bad, and one may expect to have both good and bad relations. There is no reason to feel any deep dislike, for, as one is quite mixed oneself (laughing), like meets like!

It is also said that some people are like vampires, and when they come near a person they spontaneously suck up his vitality and energy, and that one should beware of them as of a very serious danger. But that also… Not that it doesn’t exist, but it is not very frequent, and certainly not so total that one need run away when one meets such a person.

So, essentially, if one wants to develop spiritually, the first thing to do is to overcome one’s dislikes… and one’s likes. Look at all that with a smile.

(Silence)

(From The Mother – Questions and Answers, Volume-9, page no.179-181)

P. Chidambram’s Family Assets’ Details – Report of Income Tax Investigation


The report of ‘Chennai Investigation Unit of the Income Tax Department’ having more than 200 pages relating  to the former India’s Finance Minister Mr. P Chidambaram’s family – and especially son Karti and his companies – is now out in the public domain, which shows that they have huge assets in more than 14 countries.

Recently some portion of this sensitive report was exposed in the public by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy in a press conference. But many media houses whose owners are friendly and in collusion with Chidambaram tried to black out this news.

In the interest of public, we are producing the entire data of their assets and bank accounts, which is found in the joint raid of Income Tax and Enforcement Directorate on their premises.

There are 21 foreign bank accounts by Karti and his companies in Metro Bank in UK; 4 accounts in OCBC in Singapore in the name of Advantage Strategic Consulting Pte Ltd, the controversial company caught in kickbacks in Aircel-Maxis scam; 2 bank accounts in Spain, namely Sabadell Atlantico and La Caxia Bank; accoints in HSBC UK, Barclays Bank in Monaco, Marseille BNP Paribas in France, UBS in Switzerland etc.

The Income Tax, which had seized hard disks from Karti’s companies, found that P Chidambaram, his wife Nalini Chidambaram, his son Karti and his wife Srinidhi jointly purchased a property and a big palatial house in Cambridge in UK.

As per the Income tax seized documents, the property bought by Chidambaram and family is: 5, Holben Close, Cambridge, CB237AQ.

This huge property and home was purchased from Edmund Suley Holt and Heather Holt and the money was transacted from Karti’s personal account in London’s Metro Bank account number: 16714313.

Chidambaram never declared this property in any of his mandatory affidavits as Member of Parliament (MP) or Minister. Chidambaram in his affidavit to Rajya Sabha in May 2016 declared only 1/3rd portion of the property as wife Nalini’s property. He also under-invoiced the value of this property of his wife’s share at just Rs.1.55 crores, while UK’s real estate websites estimate this property in Cambridge to be worth more than Rs.85 crores.

The bank accounts of Karti’s Singapore company ‘Advantage Strategic Consulting Private Limited’ were used to buy properties in UK – like the purchase of 88 acres farm house known as ‘Surridge Farm’ in Somerset, UK. Its land value shown in the registry is one million pounds. His another property in Cambridge is at Ceres, 29, Meade House at Cambridge.

Chidambaram’s son Karti has built a massive empire in different parts of the world by making investments in real estate and engaging in other business activities in London, Dubai, South Africa, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, British Virgin Island, France, USA, Switzerland, Greece and Spain.

Most of these purchases happened during the period from 2006 to 2014 when Chidambaram was India’s Finance Minister and Home Minister. The probe agencies estimate that these assets across the world are expected to be more than Three Billion Dollars.

Karti’s Singapore-based firm had acquired majority shares of a big resort in Sri Lanka, known as Lanka Fortune Residencies. This company owns the prestigious resorts ‘The Waterfront’, ‘Weligama Bay Resort’ and Emerald Bay Hotel. Karti’s Singapore firm routed money via Dubai to acquire three farms and vineyards in South Africa, identified as ‘Rowey Farm’ in Grabouw, ‘Cape Orchards and Vineyards Private Limited, and ‘Zandvliet Enterprises’, a wine and stud farm in Ashton. The Dubai-based Desert Dunes Properties Ltd has also investment in Karti’s Singapore-based company Advantage.

The probes have unearthed a money trail of 1.7 million Singapore Dollars between these firms.

Another Dubai-based company, Pearl Dubai FX LLC, also had financial transaction with Advantage. This shows that Karti linked firms have offices and assets in UAE also.

The Advantage’s Ceres, 29, Meade House had entered into joint ventures with the Philippines-based companies to obtain a franchise team of International Premier Tennis League (Asia).

The Philippine firms, which were engaged in joint ventures with the Karti-controlled company, are ‘SM Arena Complex Corporation’ and ‘Sports Entertainment Events Management Inc’.

The ‘Advantage’ had also had financial transactions with another real estate company in Singapore known as ‘Real Beyond Pte. Ltd’. having three subsidiaries in Malaysia. The investigations have unearthed that these transactions led to 16 land purchases in Thailand.

The Advantage’s Singapore unit has set up a firm in British Virgin Island (BVI), namely ‘Somerset Surridge Ltd’. Advantage also invested 400,000 Singapore dollars in another BVI firm known as ‘Full Innovations Ltd’. It also has financial dealings with ‘Geben Trading Limited’ in BVI and offices in Switzerland. This firm’s major transactions were through the famous Swiss Bank, namely UBS.

The investigators got proofs of transactions in Dollars and Euro.

The ‘Advantage’ also has transactions of five million Singapore dollars with another firm in Singapore, namely ‘Unison Global Investment Ltd’. The Karti-controlled company in Singapore entered into joint ventures with Gravitas Investments, Match Point International Tennis Events to buy a franchise Tennis team called ‘Manila Mavericks’. This deal was worth of 12 million US dollars and the money was paid in 10 installments.

Karti’s Singapore company also acquired a residential flat in Malaysia worth 1.9 million Malaysian Ringgits from a firm called Peninsular Smart.

The probe team also found some agreement papers which shows that the ‘Advantage’ holds franchisees of Café’ Coffee Day in some locations in Malaysia.

The investigators have found several transactions to Karti’s Singapore firm with Malaysian companies. Malaysia is the head quarters of telecom giant Maxis which acquired Aircel in 2006.

The IT and ED officers seized payment details amounting to more than Rs.30 crore in foreign currencies.

The ‘Advantage’ in Singapore also opened a subsidiary firm in Barcelona in Spain known as ‘Advantage Estrategia Esportiva SLU’ in August 2012. This is a sports academy having four acres with seven tennis courts in Spain. Karti-linked Singapore firm has also one million US dollar investment in a company in France known as ‘Pampelonn Organisation’.

The Advantage also has transactions with a Greek firm known as ‘Pisani John Sakellarios in Athens’. Karti’s firm Advantage Strategic Consulting Private Limited (ASCPL) had transactions with Aircel Televenutres, DCB Client, Diageo Scotland Limited, Katra Group, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Unifi Wealth Management Ltd, VST Tillers Tractors, Carlton Trading Company, Claris Life Sciences’, ITC Centre, Best Land Realty Limited, Essar Steel Limited, Gokul Builders and Estates, S Kumar, INX Media, Reflections, Thiagarajar Mills Private Limited, Saksoft, EL Forge Limited.

The Income Tax probe team, which seized hard disks from Karti’s companies, also found that Karti used to get huge money as kickbacks in several Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) deals pending with his father former Finance Minister Mr. P Chidambaram.

On Sept 22, 2008, ASCPL received Rs.35 Lakh from INX Media (now known as News X TV Channel), which applied for FIPB clearance of 220 million dollar during the period. Same day another Rs.60 Lakh was paid from INX Media to Northstar Software Solutions Pvt Ltd.

Major shares of this Northstar Software Solutions Pvt Ltd are controlled by C B N Reddy, who is a Benami and Director of ASCPL and of its Singapore subsidiary also. On Sept 24, 2008 another tranche of 20,000 Dollars were paid to ASCPL’s Singapore subsidiary by INX Media.

On Sept 26, 2008, ASCPL had a money transaction of 50,000 dollars with Geben Trading Limited in Athens in Greece. This company’s address is 4 Zaf.Matsa Street, 14564 Athens, Greence and incorporated in British Virgin Islands (BVI).

The money transactions of ASCPL also show to Geben Trading’s bank account in UBS, Geneva in Switzerland.

The emails of banking transaction details were marked to Karti also and documents showed about a business takeover of healthcare and rehabilitation centers in Greece.

All these transactions happened during the time when INX Media’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) approvals for 220 million dollar were pending with Karti’s father Finance Minister Mr. P Chidambaram.

In short, the murder accused Peter and Indrani Mukherjea – who sold their INX Media – had paid around 9 crores rupees to Karti linked firms for FIPB clearance.

In August 2008, Karti’s Singapore company got 60 lakh shares in the media firm Network 18’s London based company ‘Artevea Digital UK’. This deal happened when Network 18 applied im India for a series of FIPB clearances, when Chidambaram was the Finance Minister. This led to around 25 crores kickback for processing the FIPB clearance.

The documents unearthed by the Income Tax probe team show that ‘ASCPL’ received money from many companies during the time when their FDI investment files were pending with FIPB and government of India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) and when Mr. Chidambaram was holding the office of Finance Minister of India.

The companies which transferred money to Karti’s ‘ASCPL’ are ‘Claris Life Sciences’, ‘Diageo Scotland Limited’, which acquired fugitive Vijay Mallya’s UB Spirits, ‘Katra Group’, ‘Arcelor Mittal linked Saksoft’ and ‘Reflections belonging to Spark Capital Advisory Private Limited’.

As per the Income Tax Analysis Report, all these deals involve around Rs. 500 crores kickback to Karti linked companies for necessary FIPB and CCEA clearances during his father P. Chidambaram’s period as Finance Minister.

The documents seized from the raid also show that ‘ASCPL’ received money from ‘Best Land Realty’, when the company got a Rs.304 crore loan from Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) Banks.

In a bizarre incident, the British company Diageo Scotland Limited, which acquired fugitive Vijay Mallya’s UB Spirits, even paid 15,000 dollars as Service Charges to Karti’s ASCPL for fixing appointments with the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister Chidambaram.

Diageo’s emails thank Mr. Karti for fixing the appointment of company owner Lord Blyth with the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Finance Minister Chidambaram.

The “thanking” email also attached the 15,000 dollar pay out receipt as proof of paying Service Charges for fixing these appointments with the PM and the FM.

This is a clear case of abuse of power by Mr. P. Chidambaram and for initiating case against him under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Another clear case of favoritism to son’s company by abusing official power by Chidambaram is: In September 2006, Russia’s National Industrial Bank (Nazprom) appoints Karti’s ASCPL as Business Consultant for their Joint Venture with Indian Overseas Bank. The documents seized by the Income Tax probe team included ASCPL’s agreement with Russian Bank Nazprom and a series of Nazprom’s communications with IOB, including the meetings in Chennai. The emails show that in each transaction with the Russian bank and PSU IOB, Karti’s ASCPL minted money in the form of consultancy fee. The Russian Bank’s agreement says Karti’s ASCPL’s Singapore subsidiary will get 5% as commission with all transactions with Indian Overseas Bank, apart from the initial 25,000 dollar processing fee.

This is a clear case of abuse of power by Finance Minister Chidambaram to get a cut for son Karti’s company for each money transfer between PSU Bank IOB and Russian Bank Nazprom.

Karti’s ASCPL also received huge money from a South African company Nicholas Stynes Associates Limited. This South African company was engaged in providing security to IPL Cricket and the money transactions with Karti’s company happened when Chidambaram was Home Minister.

The documents recovered by the probe team also show that ASCPL got huge money as commission from Allianze Securities for sale of NABARD Bonds when Chidambaram was Finance Minister. The money was paid to Finance Minister Chidambaram from Karti’s Meltrack Ltd in relation to sale of shares and selling of huge tract of land in Mysore to VST Tillers & Tractors Limited. The land was mortgaged to Union Bank of India. P Chidambaram was shown as unsecured creditor to Meltrack Limited.

A very interesting thing is there in all Karti companies – including ASCPL: there are five common Directors like C B N Reddy, Bhaskar Raman, Mohanan Rajesh, Ravi Viswanathan and V Padma. The Income Tax probe team found that all these five persons have entered into a curious WILL that they owe all properties and assets to Karti or his daughter Aditi in consideration of respect and love to Mr. P. Chidambaram! This shows that these five persons are nothing but “Benamis” of Karti and P Chidambaram.

This is arguably one of the largest catch of black money in India from a politician’s family.

Delhi Gymkhana Club Membership: Stop it Now – Enough is Enough !


Judgement of National Company Law Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi dated 26 June 2020 in Company Petition No. 71 of 2020 in the case of:

Union of India vs. Delhi Gymkhana Club and 17 others.

Read:

Delhi Gymkhana Club

डीजल पेट्रोल के बढे दाम हैं, तो देश की रक्षा के लिए यह खरीदा है !


पी एम आर

पिछले 6 साल में सरकार ने सेना को क्या दिया है? इसे जानो और पेट्रोल डीजल के बढे दाम पर रोना बन्द करो !

36 :- राफेल मल्टीरोल फाइटर : 59,000 करोड़
7 :- प्रोजेक्ट-17A क्लास युद्ध-पोत : 50,000 करोड़
5 :- एयर डिफेंस SAM S-400 : 39,000 करोड़
22 :- अपाचे AH-64 और 15 शिनूक : 3 अरब डॉलर
पुर्जे और गोला बारूद : 3 अरब डॉलर
6 :- अरिहंत क्लास सबमरीन : 23,652 करोड़
1 :- अकुला II क्लास न्यूक्लियर अटैक पनडुब्बी : 3.3 अरब डॉलर
बराक-8 MRSAM एयर डिफेंस : 2 अरब डॉलर
73 :- ALH ध्रुव : 14,151 करोड़
464 :- मेन बैटल टैंक T-90 MS : 13,448 करोड़
7.47 लाख :- AK-203 असॉल्ट राइफल : 12,280 करोड़
LRSAM बराक-8 : 1.41 अरब डॉलर
2 :- ‘आकाश – NG’ SAM रेजिमेंट : 9,100 करोड़
2 :- मल्टी यूटिलिटी वेसल ‘HSL’ : 9,000 करोड़
4 :- P-8i ‘Poseidon’ : 1 अरब डॉलर
‘NASAMS’ SAM : 1 अरब डॉलर
2 :- प्रोजेक्ट ‘11356 युद्धपोत’ : 950 मिलियन डॉलर
6 :- ‘अपाचे AH-64’ : 930 मिलियन डॉलर
113 :- AL-31FP इंजन, सुखोई के लिए : 7,739 करोड़
145 :- हॉवित्जर ‘M777’ : 5,000 करोड़
66 :- ग्रीन पाइन रडार : 4,577 करोड़
100 :- K-9 ‘वज्र’ हॉवित्जर : 4,366 करोड़
1 :- ब्रम्होस डिवीजन : 4,300 करोड़
‘स्काई कैप्चर’ वायु रक्षा प्रणाली : 550 मिलियन डॉलर
2 :- ‘तलवार क्लास’ युद्धपोत : 500 मिलियन डॉलर

164 :- ‘Litening-4’ टारगेटिंग पॉड्स**
250 :- ‘स्पाइस-2000’ सटीक स्टैंड-ऑफ बम**
Python 5, I-Derby ER air to air missiles**
(** वाली तीनों डील कुल मिलाकर 3500 करोड़ की है)

150 :- ‘ATAGS 155mm हॉवित्जर : 3,364 करोड़
13 :- नेवल गन 127mm Mk45 : 470 मिलियन डॉलर
2 :- ‘पिनाका MBRL’ रेजिमेंट : 3,000 करोड़
1 :- C-17 ‘ग्लोबमास्टर’ : 366 मिलियन डॉलर
10 :- IAI ‘Eitan’ सशस्त्र ड्रोन : 366 मिलियन डॉलर
4 :- ‘GSRE क्लास’ सर्वेक्षण पोत : 2,500 करोड़
28 :- ‘डोर्नियर Do 228’ : 2,428 करोड़
2 :- DSRV सपोर्ट वेसल : 2,050 करोड़
2 :- सबमरीन रेस्क्यू ‘DSRV’ : 1,900 करोड़
72,400 :- सिग सायर कॉम्बैट राइफल्स : 1,798 करोड़
1 :- महासागर निगरानी जहाज (P-11184) : 1,500 करोड़
7 :- L&T क्लास अपतटीय गश्ती पोत : 1,432 करोड़
114 :- धनुष हॉवित्जर : 1,300 करोड़
NBC वाहन : 1,265 करोड़
240 :- KAB-1500 बम : 1254 करोड़
5000 :- मिलन 2T ATGM : 1,200 करोड़
इन्फैंट्री कॉम्बैट व्हीकल ICV’s : 1,125 करोड़
‘उच्च क्षमता रेडियो रिले’ (HCRR) : 1,092 करोड़
5,917 :- बैरेट्टा स्कार्पियो स्नाइपर राइफल 8.36mm : 982 करोड़
1,500 :- M95 MS बैरेट .50 BMG एंटी मटेरियल राइफल
उन्नत टारपीडो डेको सिस्टम (ATDS) : 850 करोड़
1.86 लाख :- बुलेट प्रूफ जैकेट : 693 करोड़
नेवल MRSAM : 93 मिलियन डॉलर
1 :- सर्वे ट्रेनिंग वेसल (STV) : 626 करोड़
22 :- ‘हार्पून’ मिसाइल : 81 मिलियन डॉलर
13 :- NAMICA ‘ATGM’ : 524 करोड़
1 :- DRDO प्रौद्योगिकी प्रदर्शन पोत : 365 करोड़
300 :- M-46 Towed ‘सारंग’ (45 Cal) अपग्रेड : 200 करोड़
1.58 लाख :- बुलेट प्रूफ हेलमेट : 180 करोड़

डीएसी ने 2014 के बाद 4.28 लाख करोड़ से अधिक रक्षा सौदों को मंजूरी दी है.

6 :- ‘SSN क्लास’ परमाणु पनडुब्बी : 60,000 करोड़
83 :- LCA ‘तेजस’ : 49,797 करोड़
6 :- प्रोजेक्ट 75-I क्लास सबमरीन : 40,000 करोड़
938 :- एयर डिफेंस गन : 5 अरब डॉलर
4 :- लैंडिंग हेलीकाप्टर डॉक : 25,000 करोड़
111 :- नेवल यूटिलिटी हेलीकाप्टर : 21,738 करोड़
200 :- कामोव ‘Ka 226-T’ : 20,000 करोड़
104 :- K-30 Bhio वायु रक्षा प्रणाली : 2.66 अरब डॉलर
814 :- सेल्फ प्रोपेल्ड ट्रक माउंटेड हॉवित्जर : 2.5 अरब डॉलर
6 :- ‘पिनाका MBRL’ रेजिमेंट : 14,633 करोड़
22 :- ‘प्रिडिएटर – B’ ड्रोन : 2 अरब डॉलर
6 :- अगली पीढ़ी की मिसाइल पोत : 13,500 करोड़
24 :- मल्टीरोल नेवल एएसडब्ल्यू हेलीकाप्टर : 1.8 अरब डॉलर
16 :- ASW Shallow Water Crafts : 12,000 करोड़
244 :- एयर डिफेंस गन : 1.5 अरब डॉलर
1,276 :- VSHORADS एयर डिफेंस : 1.5 अरब डॉलर
3 :- ‘S-5 क्लास’ SSBN परमाणु पनडुब्बी : 10,000 करोड़
118 :- अर्जुन मार्क-II MBT : 6,600 करोड़
2 :- AWACS ‘EL/W-2090’ : 800 मिलियन डॉलर
6 :- अपतटीय पोत NGOPVs : 4,941 करोड़
3.5 लाख :- कार्बाइन : 4,607 करोड़
41,000 :- लाइट मशीनगन ‘LMG’ : 3,000 करोड़
युद्धपोतों के लिए ब्रह्मोस : 3,000 करोड़
15 :- हल्के लड़ाकू हेलीकाप्टर (LCH) : 2,911 करोड़
3 :- ABG-क्लास कैडेट प्रशिक्षण शिप : 2,700 करोड़
1000 :- इंजन, T-72 MBT के लिए : 2,300 करोड़
150 :- बख्तरबंद लड़ाकू वाहन : 2,200 करोड़
100 :- टारपीडो : 2000 करोड़
93,895 :- CQB कार्बाइन : 553.33 मिलियन डॉलर

ये जानकारी पब्लिक डोमेन मे है, लेकिन यह 50% भी नहीं है। प्रोजेक्ट ‘काली’ और पहाड़ों पर गोरिल्ला युद्ध के लिए तैयार की गई एक कमांडो फोर्स और ऐसे जाने कितने और सीक्रेट प्रोजेक्ट है जिनकी जानकारी किसी को भी नहीं।

हजारों करोड़ रुपए बॉर्डर रोड ऑर्गनाइजेशन को दिए गए हैं, जिससे सीमा पर रोड बन रही है। जिसकी वजह से चीन बौखलाया हुआ है।1962 में युद्ध हारने की वजह ही ख़तम कर दी सरकार ने – रोड प्रोजेक्ट पूरे करके। लगभग 85% रोड प्रोजेक्ट पूरे हो चुके है।

डीजल पेट्रोल के लिए रोने वालो ! रूसी सहयोग से बनी भारतीय सुपरसोनिक क्रूज मिसाइल ब्रह्मोस की लागत बीस करोड़ रूपए है। यानि पांच मिसाइल दाग दीं तो एक अरब रूपया स्वाहा ! एक राफेल फाइटर जेट की कीमत साढ़े सोलह अरब रूपए है !

रूस को ताजा दिए इक्कीस मिग 29 और बारह सुखोई 30 लड़ाकू विमानों की कीमत साठ अरब रूपए है। इसका चालीस अरब रूपए भुगतान कर दिया गया है !!

रूस से ही खरीदे जा रहे मिसाइल रोधी सिस्टम S 400 की कीमत चालीस अरब रूपए है। चिनूक, अपाचे ये सब मुफ्त नहीं मिले हैं इनपर अरबों खरबों खर्च हुआ है !!

तोप का एक एक गोला लाखों रूपए का है। छोटी से छोटी मिसाइल भी एक करोड़ से ऊपर की है !!

मत भूलिए कांग्रेस किस तरह सेना को नंगा बूचा छोड़ कर गई थी ! सैनिक फटे जूते पहने घूम रहे थे – न गोला बारूद बचा था न मनोबल !!

सेना के बार बार चेताने पर भी सैन्य साजोसामान नहीं खरीदा गया और रक्षा सौदों में आपराधिक देरी हुई !! जब कांग्रेसी रक्षा म॔त्री से इस सामान को न खरीदने का कारण पूछा गया तो जवाब दिया गया: हमारे पास खरीदने के लिये पैसे नही हैं !!! बरसों पुराने लड़ाकू विमान ‘उड़न ताबूत’ कहलाये जाने लगे।

डीजल पेट्रोल पर मत रोओ, कम से कम युद्धकाल में तो चुप रहो। पैदल चलो स्वस्थ्य रहोगे, घर‌ बैठो कोरोना वायरस से बचोगे, देश बचेगा तो तुम बचोगे और जब तुम बचोगे तभी डीजल पेट्रोल खरीद पाओगे !! शत्रु तीन तरफ से सीमा पर घात लगाए बैठा है और तुम डीजल पेट्रोल के दामों पर कपड़े फाड़ रहे हो !!

तुम्हें पाकिस्तान और चीन की गर्दन भी मरोड़नी है और डीजल पेट्रोल भी चालीस रूपए लीटर चाहिए, ऐसा कैसे हो सकता है? यह देश तुम्हारा घर है, इसकी रक्षा के लिये कुछ कष्ट उठाना पडे तो अपने को धन्य मानो। हां, गद्दारो की बात अलग है।

चीन ने लद्दाख को लडाई के लिये क्यों चुना है?


How to Beat Chinese Exports? Lessons for Indian Industries


By: Bajaj Auto’s Human Resources Head

This is about an industry where China has been beaten by India.

In year 1983, I passed out of the Engineering college in Mumbai, which is considered to be one of the best such colleges. Irrespective of the branch that you have studied—Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Production, Textile – 80% become coders for the software industry. It is a reality.

In the year 2000, I am at Bajaj Auto as its HR head (which was after working for 15 years as a technical person). I am off to conduct campus interviews: aim is to hire 100 Engineers who will build the 100-cc engine of a motorcycle.

I am day 5 in VJTI and all other RECs. I end up hiring 10 people from 15 colleges. In every college I am told by the Training and Placement officer (TPO) that technology companies get preference. I say I don’t understand; is building an Engine not technology? No, that’s manufacturing, I am told. Writing Cobal code for a bank in New York by a TCS employee is technology for them.

Next year I write to all colleges. I want to be day 0 in your campus. I will give three times salary of the best “so called technology companies”, but only if I am day 0. Hiring 100 Engineers at three times salary was no problem for me as compared to TCS, which had to hire 2000 “Bodies”. They could never match that salary.

And that’s how Bajaj Auto built its R&D. Batch by Batch. Designing, making and manufacturing of motorcycles is appealing and I am ready to pay for it.

The selection ratio was 1:15. Most of the IITS, RECS, and VJTIS had toppers who were absolutely useless. They could not draw a Carnot cycle, could not tell the difference between a diesel and petrol engine. You give them an elevation and plan and they could not draw the side view. Most of them were focusing on writing code.

But we found gems; we found guys who were passionate and knowledgeable but who could not express in English. I started conducting interviews in Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil and so on.

There was another company doing the same – TVS. South based, they also built a great R&D resource.

In year 2005, Chinese motorcycles attacked India with products which were 30% cheaper. Many dealers started selling them. Press predicted demise of Indian manufacturers. Within 6 months they went broke. Their quality was no match to Indian motorcycles. They never came back again to India.

Bajaj then stared attacking the Chinese in Africa. Africans had two choices: either buy expensive Japanese motorcycles or cheap Chinese. Chinese motorcycles used to come in a box. You buy the box and take it to a mechanic and he will assemble it.

In Nigeria motorcycles are used as taxis. So no one is going to pay you a dime more. In such a market Bajaj launched it’s fully assembled motorcycle. Priced more than the Chinese one but less than the Japanese one. And we worked hard. Today Bajaj is a market leader. TVS is number two.

Chinese have been driven out of the market. You can see videos of the love that the Okada (taxi drivers) have for Bajaj Bikes. Country by Country in Africa, in South America Indians captured the market driving out the Chinese from there.

In 2018 India became the largest manufacturer of two wheelers in the world (that is twice the size of China). Indian companies have started buying out European Brands. The market leader of motorcycles in Europe is not BMW, it is KTM owned by Bajaj. China is slipping fast not only in the manufacturing of Bikes also in the manufacturing of components. Indian suppliers are beating the Chinese hands down.

Between three Indian Companies Hero, Bajaj and TVS India today dominates the world market. Honda a Japanese company has shifted most of it’s R&D to India.

The question posed to Indian industries is: Why was this not done in TVs, in Computers, in Robots, in Mobile phones, in Artificial Intelligence, in defence weapons, in space exploration, in Pharmaceuticals and other industries? The same country is there, the same labor laws are there, the same infrastructure is there but we did it and you – Indian industries – could not do. Why? Why? We all Indians are crying. Please quickly change yourself.

Indian businessmen are characterized by a myopic vison—it’s both short term as well as geographically limited. Of course, the government also does not help. So, who is responsible for the Chinese dominance in Indian market and elsewhere — the government, the people or the Corporates?

I think it is all the three. When even ITI trained turners and fitters refuse to work in a shop floor, when a Stock Broker is paid more than an Engineer, when typing code is mistaken for technology, when governments refuse to amend antique labor and land laws, when corporates think local and not global and finally when you – yes you – will not send your son to work on the shop floor, each one of this factor is as responsible for the Chinese dominance as much as their “Ethical Corruption.”

We have been looted because we have left our doors and windows open to allow Chinese to come in and not for our own going out through them to conquer the outside world and its market.

महायोद्धा मोदी भयंकर नागों को उनके बिल से निकालकर नष्ट कर रहे हैं !


पवन कुमार चौधरी

बीबीसी के विख्यात पत्रकार मार्क टुली ने यह बयान दिया है कि “मोदी इस देश के उस बडे बरगद को उखाड़ कर गिरा रहे हैं, जिसमें वर्षों से विषैले कीड़े लगे हुए हैं ! इसके लिए उन्हे लगातार महासंघर्ष करना होगा !” कुछ लोग इस बयान के मार्क टुली का होने पर शंका जताते हैं। यदि उन्होने  यह बयान नही भी दिया तो भी सच्चाई यही है।

मोदी नें देश में छुपे सारे जहरीले नागों के बिल में एक साथ हाथ डाल दिया है, इसलिये ये नाग फुफकार रहे हैं, कांग्रेस, वामपंथ, जेहादी, नक्सली, मिशनरी सहित हर तरह के नागों को कांग्रेस नें अपनें पास छुपाए रखा था, भारत भूमि को बर्बाद करने के लिए !

यह तो अच्छा हुआ कि मोदी सत्ता में आ गये और इन जहरीले नागों से देश को परिचित और सतर्क कर इन्हें बेनकाब कर दिया, वरना ये जहरीले नाग आनें वाले समय में इस भारत भूमि और हिन्दूओं को निगल जाते और हमारी आनें वाली पीढ़ियों के पास सिवाय रोने, बिलखने के इलावा कुछ नही बचता।

मोदी को बहुत संघर्ष करना होगा और मोदी संघर्ष कर भी लेगा, परन्तु इस देश वासियों को खासकर हिन्दुओं को मोदी के साथ डट कर खड़ा रहना होगा।

क्योंकि मोदी नें ये जंग अपनें लिये नहीं छेडी है, बल्कि हमारे देशवासी बच्चों, आनें वाली पीढियों और भारत के उज्जवल भविष्य के लिए ही छेड़ी हुई है।

Bloodied-Nose China in Ladakh and Learnings for India


By: Col. Bhupendra bhakuni (A nagpurian Currently posted at Andaman & Nicobar)

When more than 1000 soldiers clash, whether with clubs sticks or baseball bats, 20 or 30 or 50 is a low figure. In the narrow gorge that defines the terrain at the point of contact, chances of soldiers rolling down into the river and getting washed away are reasonably high. Expect more casualties on both sides and that is one part of the story.

Looking beyond, the perpetual bully called China (whose 60 per cent territory today actually never belonged to it) is talking about ‘No War’ within a few hours of getting a bloodied nose and that is something unprecedented.

Those who follow Chinese closely, would get the point being made. Indo-China war will not happen! China is in no position to wage a war with the whole world, except two rogue nations, staring Chinese in their slanting eyes!

Now the question is if war was not the motive, why did it happen after the issue had been discussed and decision had been taken a few hours back to pull back!

For China, it was a gamble that had to be taken. After the bashing that the top leadership received post withdrawal and climbdown in Doklam, another similar withdrawal would have put the Chinese President on a barbeque. At the same time, with the CPEC compulsion forcing China to do something especially after Article 370 abrogation, they took a gamble. They were playing on usual past Indian response of “exercising restraint”.

But there is no one as unpredictable as a man – and when two battalions are facing each other, anything could happen and somewhere, the control over the ploy was lost by the Chinese.

Their “one-child” policy has led to a generation of AC-reared pampered kids who form their forces today. Those softies were never expected to match up with the Indian soldiers one to one to start with and it got proved in less than two hours. Six hours later, Chinese were calling Indians for talks!

Had Indians taken it lying down, China would have declared itself a Victor after the stand off.

Loss of life is sad but soldiers take it with a sense of pride. My only regret is the compulsion on them to fight in a way that identifies with the stone age.

No one knows for sure what kind of Indian response will follow since as per the reports till now, Chinese had started it in the first place. India giving it back hereafter may or may not happen.

But I have a feeling that this moment will define our future relationship with China. China has lost the plot and the dominating position that he has always been very proud of. Chinese talking peace, so soon after a skirmish, is unusual and it tells us a thing or two.

Govt will do what is supposed to be done; soldiers will fight when ordered but the first thing that all of us can do is to boycott the Chinese crap from today itself. We don’t have to throw everything out but we must stop buying Chinese goods! Rest will be taken care of.

Wars are won when a nation fights as one. Let’s play our role!

Technology Pushes from “Physical” to “Virtual” World – Indian Judiciary


Parmanand Pandey, Advocate, Supreme Court (Secretary General IPC)

The more we get aged, the more diffident we become in adopting the new technology or anything new because our mental blocks often come into the play. This is what we find in the functioning of the courts as most of the judges and the lawyers have been pursuing a set pattern of filing, removing defects, appearing, and arguing before the courts. Most of us have become habitual of the system that has been in the vogue for decades together. Judges have also followed the same trend year after year. This is the reason that most of the aged and comparatively old judges usually pose mental resistance in adopting the new technology. The same is the case with the elderly lawyers, court staffs and the persons manning the registry.

Although the introduction of modern technology in the courts have started for quite a long time it has not got expected result and speed until very late. We have been hearing about the paperless courts but to the best of our knowledge, only a few of the judges of the Delhi High Court has been able to dispense with the paper files. These judges certainly deserve kudos for being technology savvy. Majority of the judges have, however, been using the files in the physical form to which they have been accustomed to for many long years in the profession. In the Supreme Court, the E-filing was introduced nearly 15 years ago but it was more only for the namesake. Most of the advocates have been filing their cases in the physical form (hard copy) as it has been easier for them. The new generation of lawyers and the registry staff have albeit, been very enthusiastic in changing over to the new system propelled by the new technology.

Thanks to COVID 19, everything has gone topsy-turvy. The efforts for change over to new technology have started with all seriousness in the last two and a half months. Credit goes to young and enthusiastic engineers of information technology and the strong desires of some of the judges, who have been able to transform the functioning in the courts by removing the hurdles and obstacles with breakneck speed. Many judges have really worked extremely hard for switching over to the new system of Virtual Courts where everything is done by the technology. Hopefully, in the days to come it will become indispensable and the most-liked form of conducting the cases right from the Supreme Court to the lower courts. The problem, in fact, in lower courts may not be as difficult as in the higher courts because the new breed of the judges, who get their entry at the younger age and is more adaptable to the new technology. There is no doubt that the technology will help in the expeditious disposal of the cases ensuring un-delayed justice to litigants.

Here I wish to narrate my personal experience. Although I have been using the PC for more than three decades and the Laptop for two decades, yet it has been mostly remained confined to sending and receiving emails or for composing works. Except for personal emails, almost all other composing work has been done by my assistant colleagues in the office. WhatsApp and Twitter came very late and I am still not very conversant in handling the different aspects of WhatsApp and the Facebook etc, What has, however, aroused and stirred me to write on it, is my first experience of the Virtual Court, which I have had it the day before yesterday i.e. on 26th of May. I was informed by the text message from the Registry of the Supreme Court, two days in the advance about the case which was listed in my name before Virtual Court number 8. I was asked to upload my appearance on the given email and on the morning of 26th May, half an hour before the hearing started, I was given a link to get myself appeared before the court. I must confess that it could not have been possible for me to tide over the initial glitches without the help of my young lawyer son Utkarsh Pandey. He made me amazingly comfortable and told me that when the item number was called, I must show myself. Lo and behold! the magic screen was opened, and I presented my case. All the nervousness was gone and got converted into a thrill and excitement.

This is certainly not something to boast of, but the purpose of this post is certainly to enthuse and inspire all advocates and implore them not to be hesitant in arguing and conducting their cases before the Virtual Courts. Some minor problems may crop up, but they will certainly instil a new sense of confidence. The more we get accustomed to the new technology the better it is for the advancement of the judicial system.

There are many advantages which can be enumerated in the introduction of new technology. It is bound to bring more transparency and would be quite helpful in eradication of the corruption. My friend, Advocate Shreepal Singh agrees with the Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari that technology will work wonders in the days to come. Everything will be so open that the danger to privacy will become real. The biggest gain will be in maintaining the competence of the high standards. The paperless offices and courts will save thousands of tons of paper every year. Trees will be saved, and the balance of the ecology and the environment will be easy to maintain. Corruption is an inherent part of human handling, but technology will ensure transparency and non-manipulation at different levels. It may be noted here that only a decade ago a Non-Resident Indian litigant from London sat on a dharna outside the Supreme Court because he had found that his case, which used to be listed on many dates was getting deleted without assigning any reason thereof. He had doubted that some persons were able to get his case deleted by greasing the palms of some persons in the registry. Now when there will hardly be any human interface, the chances of corruption will be considerably minimised.

However, there will be many insurmountable difficulties for the lawyers. It will be difficult for them to find the cases for conducting without face to face interactions with the clients. The bantering, the wits, the warmth, and the repartees will be missing in the Virtual Courts. It is always a pleasure of meeting the lawyers in the courtrooms and barrooms and exchanging pleasantries and learning many nuances of advocacy in the courtrooms. Here my son tells me that it can be compensated to a large extent if the all the proceedings of the courts are live-streamed; so that anybody can watch them. The live streaming of the court proceedings will, undoubtedly, instil and inculcate more confidence of the people in the judiciary. Besides, it will be more meaningful and useful for both lawyers and litigants as well. Virtual Courts may not be the substitute to the physical courts, but they have become inevitable when the technology is moving inexorably.

Corona Travelogue – Delhi to Agartala


By: A Proud Indian

17 May 2020: It was my ‘Day Number 57’ in Delhi at my dear friend’s place. My workplace being in Agartala, I was one amongst the millions ‘Lockdown Struck’ Indian who was stuck in Delhi awaiting some transportation that carried me back to may workplace. With the decision by the Government that flights resumption wasn’t to start in foreseeable future, came my resolve that I needed to start back for Agartala on my own.

This idea had regularly struck my mind during last fortnight (Lockdown 3.0); but what prevented me driving my way back was the image of our country that one had built over days of following media’s another kind of pandemic – that there being chaos on roads, migrant workers are turning violent in the absence of any support to them from anywhere; that because of this arson and loot are taking place everywhere etcetera. The fact that I needed to travel with my wife and twin teenage daughters across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, which was the Naxal belt, made my decision a favourite object of criticism by my wellwishers.

Nonetheless on the evening of 17 May 20, the positive desperation of heading back to my home town overpowered my long carried apprehensiveness and I packed my bag for this adventurous journey back home.

On morning of 18 May, my dear friend who had been my host for the last two months, dropped me at Agra in his SUV. In Agra I took a Maruti Swift, that belonged to an employee of my company. The car was incidentally stuck with the car transporter who was supposed to tranship it to Agartala but was unable to do so for the last two months under the conditions that prevailed.

My journey from Agra started and I travelled across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura to finally reach Agartala, covering 2400 kms over three nights and four days.

My experience was vivid and revealing on many accounts. I came across hundreds of care-centers across, UP and Bihar meant for the migrating labourers set up by social organisations (including RSS), political parties, local leaders and NGOs. Then there were hordes of volunteers distributing water and eatables to those traveling and were needy out of their car boot!! .. all this while it rained or was avoidably hot and humid.

Over last few days, I smoothly crossed across seven state borders. This statistically meant traveling across 25% of all Indian States. I witnessed the sheer professionalism and dedication of Government of Assam and Tripura by the manner they were handling the incoming population and transients. Everyone I found was courteous and respectful. I finally reached my destination yesterday feeling prouder as an Indian, deeply impressed with our response mechanisms and state of affairs during this pandemic.

The lessons that I learnt over my three nights, four days Road Journey were few, nonetheless need to be shared with our countrymen:-

  1. There is an urgent need to have some positive news reporting, and avoid making migrant workers as villians. Even in face of such distressing conditions, I found helpful hands and smiling faces. With every single bad report of something gone wrong somewhere, there are hundreds of things going right. They need to be reported for the population to draw correct picture of country and take positive decisions.
  2. Don’t draw conclusions watching news stories or some videos over social media. Law and Order on road isn’t bad.

  3. Police across states is geared up and selflessly rendering duty and enforcing population control measures.

  4. Road condition in India has improved over years. With or without traffic, maintaining an average of 65-70 kilometers per hour across all these states wasn’t possible otherwise. Road trip is a beautiful way to go in such scenarios, considering the necessity of observing the social distancing norms.

That’s all ! May we all beat the virus with positive thoughts and brave response.

Indo-Europian Languages, Sanskrit and an Indian Expedition to Greece


We humans know many things but many things still remain an enigma to us. We know almost nothing about many things of our past. One of the greatest mysteries about our past is the origin of the so-called family of Indo-Europian languages. The term “Indo-European” is now well established for over two centuries. Why the word “Indo” is connected to Europian languages? What do they have to do with India – a far away place – and its language? And, which is this language of India? It is equally long established that this Indian language is Sanskrit.

Ordinary people cite the examples of this connection of Indian language Sanskrit to the Europian languages by indicating the similarity between many Sanskrit and these European languages’ words, for example in English language for ‘Matr’ (मातृ) there is ‘Mother’; for  ‘Pitr’ (पितृ) there is ‘Father’; for ‘Bhratr’ (भ्रात्र) there is ‘Brother’ etc. Europian scholars have conducted a systematic and elaborate research into this phonetic and grammatical connection of Sanskrit laguage with all the languages of Europe – English, German, French, Russian, Greek, Latin, Slav etc (with a few exception) – and have come to the conclusion that Sanskrit is really connected to all these Europian languages as their mother language.

But how this connection of Sanskrit was established with these European languages in the past is not known. All these Europian languages represent the best of literature, philosophy, science, history and other sublime human thoughts. We know all scientific terminologies are rooted in Greek and Latin languages and, in turn, Greek and Latin languages are rooted in Sanskrit. For example, one may wonder the word ‘genesis’, from which the scientific term ‘genetics’ is derived is rooted in Sanskrit word ‘Janm’ (जन्म); or, Greek ‘Prima’ is rooted in Sanskrit ‘Pratham’ (प्रथम);  two is from ‘Dwi’ (द्वि); three is from ‘Tri’ (त्रि); ‘Penta’ is from पन्चम; seven is from सप्तम; eight is from ‘अष्टम’; nine is from ‘नवम’; decimal is from ‘ दशमलव’ of Sanskrit. More examples of such Europian words rooted in Sanskrit will be given at the end of this article.

But there is a wide blank space in human history how this connection of Europian languages with Sanskrit came about. It happened in remote past, which is wrapped in the mist of pre-historic antiquity. Human ingenuity knows no limits, it constantly knocks at the door of mystery and one day the door becomes wide open. But it requires an honesty of investigation and inquiry.

Sanskrit is native to India and this Sanskrit connects India to Europe in a superior way, which hurts the Europian ego – its sense of superiority. This sense is misplaced because inquiry and knowledge have no ego – no superiority complex. But it hurts humans; it bruishes them. It makes them defend against the perceived onslaught. And, (they have a feeling) India is a wretched third world poor and ignorant country; how come this India dares to walk over its Sanskrit bridge to Europe and challenge their superior power of originalty? It is their wounded pride. But the originalty always sides with the truth.

Everybody knows this truth and therefore to overcome this hurdle, many so-called scholars of the west have invented a spurious theory of ‘Proto Sanskrit’ language, which is supposed to be a common mother language of all Europian peoples, and of which mother language the ancient Indians too had a chance to share alike with Europeans, and to develop their sanskrit ! This is a pure fake invention. There has never been a so-called ‘Proto Sanskrit’. There is no legend or tradition about the existence of such a primordial language among any people in the world – or of its mention anywhere in the ancient classical literature – or about the place where that language was spoken or of the people who spoke it or about the time when it was spoken. There are many reasons why such ‘Proto Sanskrit’ would not exist and why it could not have been developed into Sanskrit. This theory is nothing but a red herring.

It is well known that Latin language is the nursing mother of all Europian languages – and this Latin itself in turn is nursed in antiquity by the Greek language. All classical literature – Herodotos, Arrian, Diodorus, Strabo, Ptolemy, Nearchus, Justin, Curtius, Seculus and even the later ones – is in Greek language. Herodotos wrote his ‘Histories’ in two volumes, Arrian wrote his ‘Anabasis’ in twelve volumes, Diodorus of Sicily wrote his works in ten volumes, Strabo, Ptolemy, Justin, Curtius, Seculus etc. also wrote likewise. It speaks volumes of the splender, glory and antiquity of Greek language in comparison to Roman, that is, Latin. In fact, Latin language got its influence and primacy during the period of an extensive Roman empire at about 150 AD – after the coronation of king Augustus, the great.

Most of these Greek writers wrote before the Christian era, for example, Herodotos wrote in 480 BC and Dionysius wrote in 59 BC. They all refer to the glory of Greece in still more ancient times and the influence of Greek heroes on Roman empire. Dionysius writing in 59 BC in his volume 1 at page 105 (out of 7 of them) of ‘Roman Antiquities’ states that one ‘Pelasgian people’ with their leader had subdued many nations, they came to Greece and from Greece came to Rome to a welcome by Roman people; that they were given a land by the Romans and there these Pelasgian people made their abode – a village – on top of a hill in Rome; that they had instituted the worship of their leader at an altar as a deity built in his memory, which worship is still continued in his own time (59 BC); that these ‘Pelasgian people’ were so named because they came there wandering ‘like a flock of pelican’; that they were of high moral values and had killed, subdued and tamed many barberian tribes that were abound in the area.

This all was being written in 59 BC. Even before that time, in 326 BC, Alexander had come to India, in Sind. His historians – Ptolemy, Nearchus, Arrian etc – wrote that he (Alexander) had boasted that he and Indians had a common deity in Hercules, who had come to India in remote antiquity and was equally  worshipped by Indians in Mathura; that this Hercules was the god of power and had a club in hand and lion’s skin on his body. Who was this Hercules – who was an equal Indian and Macedonian god? In how much past – counting backward from 326 BC – did that Hercules come to India, or go to Macedonia from India as the leader of ‘Pelasgian people’ to be worshipped by Macedonians there? There is something very serious in this hint: a Hercules worshipped in India in Mathura in 326 BC and also worshipped in Macedonia. This is all based on written historical record – Arrian wrote his 12 volumes of ‘Anabasis’ and Dionysius wrote 7 volumes, which all are still extant.

Is it possible that sometime in remote past Sanskrit speaking Indians had migrated to and colonised Greece – and then Rome of Italy? Is it possible that they were the wandering ‘Pelasgian’ people, who flying like a ‘flock of pelican’ came from India to Greece, colonising and civilizing it, and thence came to Rome, founding a village at a hill-top and erecting an altar there to be worshipped as a deity in the memory of their (Pelasgians) leader called Hercules? Is it possible that these Sanskrit speaking people laid the foundation of the corrupted dialect of Sanskrit in the form of classical Greek? There is no other way to explain the reason of the Sanskrit roots – and plain words – being the explicit foundation of classical Greek and Latin languages – except by looking at this possibility and searching for its evidence.

Col. James Todd has suggested in volume 1 of his celeberated work ‘Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan’ that this Hercules weilding a club in his hand and wearing a lion’s skin on his body was none other than the elder brother of Indian deity Krishna, whose name was Balram – that Balram was a deity who was worshipped in Mathura (during Alexander’s time in 326 BC as well as today); he was the god of power who held a club in his hand; he was an ‘Ees =god’ of the ‘Hari’s Kula =tribe of Hari -Yadavas’ and was aptly named by Greeks and Romans as Hercules or ‘Ees of Hari Kula’; that he had led an expedition from India to Greece after the Mahabharata War was over, Pandavas had retired to the Himalya mountains and Krishna was dead. Such is the possibility hinted at by a western scholar (read Todd to find out he was a scholar) even in 1882 or so! It calls for a serious research. It would be a re-writing of the history of India, Greece, Romans and the western civilization.

Here there are two objections to be countered in this respect. First it is generally accepted that Indians never went out of India to colonize foreign lands. This is partially wrong: Indians did not invade and conquer other lands by force but they went and culturally conquered foreign lands – just look at the entire span of east Asia, China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Vietnam etc ! It was a willing welcome of Indians by foreign lands.

The second objection relates to the time scale of history. The known current academic fashion is to limit the human civilization to 9000 years or so only and no more. And, this 9000 years time span is known, although sketchily. Such Indian colonisation of Greece etc is not possible. The internet gives us information that a sunken Dwarika city at the Gujrat coast has tell-tale remains of big human made structures and that carbon dating has put these different remains at 32000 to 9000 years old. Is it all humbug? Or, is it correct in its claim of 32000 to 9000 years? Why is the scientific community silent about such an onstensibly preposterous claim? It needs to come out and take a stand – killing by silence does no credit to them. It is a work of more in importance for archeology than the 1930’s excavations at Mohen-jo-Daro and Harappa by John Marshal. But why is such an investigation by an international team of archeologits not being undertaken? Is it because these remains lie sunk at the coast of India and not at the coast of sea somewhere in Europe or the United States? If the claim is right, then humans need to re-write their history afresh. Then, there is a real possibility of Sanskrit migrating out of India to Greece sometime in antiquity counting backwards from 326 BC, when Alexander visited India.

One more aspect: a period of general migration of people is admitted in pre-historic times. There are ancient remains of altars, gods images, structures etc scattered in different countries that were once part of the Roman empire – in addition to many legends and traditions – connecting ancient India to those parts. In his ‘Prehistoric Dacia’ Nicolae Densusianu of Romania (which land was once part of Roman empire in antiquity) has written about all such remains still found scattered in his country, which connect ancient India with that country through Indian gods, deities and legends.

Now we close this post with linguistic similarity of European languages to Sanskrit, which have been borrowed with thanks from the work of E. Pococke, which work was published in 1856 from London. Here are some of the examples of these similarities:

Sanscrit = Zend. = Greek (Doric.) = Latin. = Gothic.

Prat’hma  = Frat’hema = Prota = Prima = Fruma

Dwitiya = Bitya = Deutera = Altera = Ant’hara

Tritiya = Thritya = Trita = Tertia = Thridyo

Chaturtha = Tuirya =Tetarta = Quarta = Fidvordo

Panchama = Pugdha = Pempta = Quinta = Fimfto

Shasta = Catva = Hekta = Sexta = Saishto

Saptama = Haptat’ha = Hebdoma = Septima = Sibundo

Ashtama = Astema = Ogdoa = Octava = Ahtudo

Navama = Nauma = Ennota = Nova = Niundo

Dasama = Dasema = Dekata = Decima =Taihundo

Sanscrit. = Zend. = Greek. = Latin.

Dad-a-mi = Dadha-mi = Dido-mi = Do

Dada-si = Dadha-si = Dido-s = Da-s

Dada-te = Dadha-te = Dido-ti = Da-t

Tishtami = Histami = Histemi = Sto

Asmi = Ahmi = Emmi = Sum

Bharami = Barami = Phero = Fero

Vahami = Vazami = Ekho = Veho

Asi = Ahi = Essi = Es

Tishtasi = Hisht’hahi = Histes = Stas

Dadasi = Dadhahi = Didos = Das

Bharasi = Barahi = Phereis = Fers

Tisht’hes = Histois = Histaies = Stes

Dadhyas = Daidhyao = Didoies = Des

Bhares = Bharois = Pherois = Feras

Sanscrit. = Zend. = Greek. = Latin.

Tisht’hat’ha = Hist’hat’ha = Histate = Statis

Bharat’ha = Barat’ha = Pherete = Fertis

Tisht’het’ha = Histaeta = Histaiete = Stetis

Dadyata = Daidhyata = Didoiete = Detis

Bhareta = Baraeta = Pheroite = Feratis

Asti = Ashti = Esti = Est

Tishtati = Histati = Histate = Stat

Dadati = Dadhaite =Didote = Dat

Barati = Baraite = Phere(t)i = Fert

Bharet = Baroit = Pheroi = Ferat

Dadyat = Daidhyat = Dedoie = Det

Santi = Hente = (S)enti = Sunt

Tishtanti = Histenti = Histanti = Stant

Dadati = Dadenti = Didonti = Dant

Bharanti = Barenti = Pheronti = Ferunt

Vahanti = Vazenti = Ekhonti = Vehunt

Sanscrit = Latin

St’ha-tum, to stand = Statum

Da-tum, to give = Datum

Jna-tum, to know = No-tum

Pa-tum, to drink = Potum

E’-tum, to go = Itum

Stra-tum, to strew = Stratum

Ank-tum, to anoint = Unctum

Svani-tum, to sound = Son-i-tum

Sarp-tum, to go = Serptum

Vami-tum, to vomit = Vomitum

Pesh-tum, bruise = Pistum

Jani-tum, to beget = Gen-i-tum

 

Social Distancing and Sophistry of Arguments


Parmanand Pandey, Advocate, Supreme Court (Secretary General IPC)

Sophistry, i.e. fallacious argument, has been prevalent from time immemorial. In our ‘Nyaya Shastra’ it has been discussed in great details as ‘Hetwabhas’, which can be roughly translated as an inference based on a fallacy. These days we find that some educated Muslims and their secular supporters instead of condemning the behaviour of jahils of Tablighi Jamat try to put blame on the police as to why it failed to prevent their congregation. This is the same class, which would have fallen with hammer and tong if police had taken strong action against them. These were the same dudes who were shamelessly supporting Shaheen Bagh tamasha and asking those illiterate women to sit on dharna till their silly demands were not met.

There are some who ask as to why Yogi Adityanath went to Ayodhya with some people to perform Ram Navami Pooja during a lockdown? They fail to understand that the place was fully sanitized in view of the visit of the Chief Minister and he was there only for a few minutes for symbolic pooja. Moreover, as a Chief Minister, he has been emphasizing for the social distancing, again unlike those Tablighis who were exhorting the insane Jamatees to defy the lockdown.

These people also make specious comparison with some pilgrims, who got stuck up in some temples or Gurudwaras when the lockdown was declared. This is a very rogue and despicable parallel because their intention has never been to defy the lockdown. They always volunteered to cooperate with authorities unlike these Jamatees, who openly refused to listen to the administration until they were forcibly removed. Even today their leader is hiding somewhere in the burrow and refusing to come to the surface.

It is indeed very sad to see that the so-called educated Muslims and other dishonest intellectuals are devoting more of their time in inventing the points for sophistry rather than asking the gullible to see the reason.

Battle against Corona: Thought of the Day


Shreepal Singh

All life – all forms of life – is competing for resources with each other. In this battle, when one is victorious it changes the environment according to its needs and when it is not able to win it adapts itself to the available environment. It is the substance of life on earth and the theory of its evolution. And, all life includes every kind of bacteria and virus, including Corona.

We humans assume – without any foundation on reality – that this earth belongs to us exclusively, or at least primarily. It is not so. The only thing to our credit is that we have been victorious over all our rival competitors – somewhere we outrightly won and somewhere we adapted ourselves to survive. The first part – the victory part – is reflected in our ability to invent vaccines and medicines, and the second part – the adaptation – is reflected in developing an immunity to the attack on us by our rivals.

Today, let us see how we deal with our current rival called Corona in this battle – or competition – of life.

भारत के बारे में भविष्यवाणियाँ, जो अक्टूबर 1980 में छपी थी !


हम कुछ लेखों को इस इंटरनेट युग में यहाँ पुन: प्रकाशित कर रहे हैं।  ये लेख “सहयोग भारती” पत्रिका में 1980 में छपे थे। “सहयोग भारती ” के सम्पादक प्रो रमेश गुप्त थे और प्रकाशक का नाम और पता था : दिवाकर भैया आगाशे , महासचिव , युवक प्रगति सहयोग , बुलडाना – 443001 , महाराष्ट्र। इस पत्रिका में सिलसिलेवार कई लेख छपे थे। हालांकि आज 40 साल बाद सन 2020 में भारत में परिस्थितियां पूरी तरह से बदली हुई हैं , फिर भी इन लेखों के कुछ अंश आज भी बहुत अधिक महत्वपूर्ण हैं। सबसे पहले हम उस लेख को यहाँ दे रहे हैं जिसका शीर्षक है : “भारत के बारे में भविष्यवाणियाँ “। इस लेख को पढ़ते समय यह याद रखिएगा कि आप अक्टूबर 1980 के दौर में हैं। यह लेख यथावत इस तरह है :

“चीरो , जीन डिक्सन , डॉ जूलबर्न , प्रो हरार और जी बेजीलेटन अपनी भविष्यवाणियों द्वारा विश्व में तहलका मचा चुके हैं और काल की कसौटी पर उनकी भविष्यवाणियां खरी उतरी हैं।  इसी सत्यता के कारण इन व्यक्तियों ने दुनिया में विशिष्ट सम्मान और प्रतिष्ठा प्राप्त की और कुछ भविष्यवक्ता राजकीय सम्मान और मान्यता के पात्र भी बने। इनके अतिरिक्त विश्व के जाने – माने कई सन्तों और योगियों ने भी आगामी दुनिया के बारे में भविष्यवाणियाँ की हैं।  पहली प्रकार के भविष्यवक्ता हालाँकि प्रकृति के गूढ़ , शुक्ष्म और दूसरे जगतों की ओर खुले थे और आमतौर पर समाधि या दूसरी क्रियाओं द्वारा उन शूक्ष्म जगतों में जाकर भविष्य का अंतर्दर्शन करते थे तथा उन अन्तरदर्शनों के आधार पर भविष्यवाणियाँ करते थे , परन्तु फिर भी ये लोग मूल रूप में पेशेवर भविष्यवक्ता ही थे।  ये लोग विश्व – विख्यात इसीलिए हुए हैं कि इनके द्वारा की गई भविष्यवाणियाँ सही साबित हुई हैं।

लेकिन सन्तों और योगियों की बात दूसरी है।  इन लोगों के जीवन का अधिकांश हिस्सा बहुत से स्तरों के शूक्ष्म जगतों की नियमित यात्रा और उन जगतों के अन्तर्दर्शन में ही बीतता है। लेकिन भविष्य की घटनाओँ को उन शूक्ष्म जगतों में पहले ही घटित होती हुई देख लेने पर भी ये लोग आमतौर पर (कई कारणवश ) उनके बारे में सामान्य लोगों को नहीं बताते। लेकिन ये लोग यदि कभी (अपने अन्तर्दर्शनों पर आधारित ) भविष्यवाणी करते हैं तो वह अक्षरश: घटित होकर रहती है।  फिर भी इन लोगों की प्रसिद्धि इनकी भविष्यवाणियों के सही उतरने के कारण नहीं होती, बल्कि कई प्रकार की अतिभौतिक शक्तियों को हासिल कर लेने के कारण होती है।  इस तरह , ये लोग भविष्यवक्ता तो नहीं हैं पर भविष्य के बारे में इनके कथन भविष्यवाणियाँ अवश्य हैं।  इस प्रकार के सन्त और योगी भगवान बुद्ध , ईसा मसीह , विवेकानन्द , श्री अरविन्द और कई दूसरे हैं।

इन भविष्यवाणियों के बारे में कुछ सवाल उठते हैं।  ये सवाल हैं :

एक , भविष्यवाणियों के अनुसार भारत में कब और किस तरह के परिवर्तन होंगे ?

दो , विश्व  सन्दर्भ में भारत क्या रूख अपनाएगा और विश्व में उसकी क्या स्तिथि होगी ?

तीन , भारत के आज के राजनैतिक , आर्थिक और सांस्कृतिक (यानी आज के सामाजिक तामझाम के ) नेताओं का , इन भविष्यवाणियों को मद्देनजर रखते हुए , क्या रूख होगा ? और

चार , आज के वैज्ञानिक युग में भविष्यवाणियों पर कैसे विश्वास किया जा सकता है ?

आइये , संकलित (इन ) भविष्यवाणियों के प्रकाश में इन सवालों पर गौर करें।

यहाँ एक यह सवाल है कि भारत मे कब और किस तरह के परिवर्तन होंगे , भविष्यवाणियों के आधार पर ये बातें निश्चित तौर पर कही जा सकती हैं :

१ – भारत में ऐसा व्यक्ति जन्म ले चुका है जो सारी दुनिया का नेतृत्व करेगा।

२ – वह भावी नेता “असाधारण ” रूप से “साधारण ” व्यक्ति है।

३ – भविष्य के उस नेता की प्रगति सन 1980 से होगी और वह 1980 में अपने कार्यों के कारण पहली बार प्रकाश में आएगा और उसका कार्यकाल सन 2000 तक होगा।

४ – वह भविष्य का नेता धार्मिक और पूजा – पाठी प्रवत्तियों का व्यक्ति है और अपने नेतृत्व में धरती के लोगों को देश , धर्म , वर्ण , सम्प्रदाय से ऊपर उठकर “एक आत्मा ” के सिद्धान्त द्वारा आबद्ध करेगा।

भारत के बारे में चार बातें भविष्यवाणियों के आधार पर निश्चित रूप से मानी जा सकती हैं और भावी नेता और भारत के भविष्य के बारे में एक प्रकार से निर्देशक हैं।  इन चार निर्देशनों से कई बाते स्पस्ट हो जाती हैं।

यह बिलकुल स्पस्ट है कि वह व्यक्ति जो भारत में जन्म ले चुका है और जो दुनिया का नेतृत्व करेगा , तब तक दुनिया का नेतृत्व नहीं कर सकता जब तक कि वह भारत में नेतृत्व नहीं सम्हाल लेता।  वह व्यक्ति भारत का नेतृत्व करेगा।  और भारत का नेतृत्व करने का अर्थ है भारत का राजनैतिक , आर्थिक और सांस्कृतिक नेतृत्व करना।  इस तरह से वह व्यक्ति भारत की सरकार की बागडोर खुद सम्हालेगा।  लेकिन राजनैतिक नेता होने के बावजूद भी वह व्यक्ति भारत की संस्कृति का सबसे अच्छा प्रतिनिधित्व करेगा और एक ऐसी नई अर्थ व्यवस्था को भारत में स्थापित करेगा जिसको बाद में सारी दुनिया अपनाएगी।

इन भविष्यवाणियों से यह बात भी स्पस्ट हो जाती है कि वह व्यक्ति असाधारण रूप से साधारण होगा।  वह हर तरह से एक मामूली आदमी होगा।  इसका अर्थ है कि वह भावी नेता किसी बड़ी धन – संपत्ति का स्वामी नहीं होगा।

अब हम यह देखें कि भविष्य में भारत विश्व के सन्दर्भ में क्या रूख अपनाएगा और विश्व में उसकी क्या स्तिथि होगी।

भविष्यवाणियों के आधार पर ये बातें निश्चित तौर पर कहीं जा सकती हैं :

१ – भारत अंतर्राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर एक शक्तिशाली देश बन जाएगा।  वह विकसित पूंजीवादी देशों की आर्थिक प्रभुता के तले नहीं दबा रहेगा।  वह पूँजीवाद को बरकरार नहीं बनाए रखेगा और पूंजीवादी देशों की अंतर्राष्ट्रीय लीक पर नहीं चलेगा।  भारत में प्रजातंत्र बना रहेगा।

२ – भारत अंतर्राष्ट्रीय साम्यवाद का नेतृत्व करने वाले देशों की लीक पर भी नहीं चलेगा और उनसे सहयोगपूर्ण सहायता प्राप्त करने के बजाए उनसे दूर हट जाएगा।  भारत में मार्क्सवादी झंडे तले समाजवाद की स्थापना कभी नहीं हो पायेगी।  लेकिन भारत में “एकात्मा ” के सिद्धान्त द्वारा समाजवाद को देश की अकूत श्रमशक्ति का सदुपयोग करने तथा देश से भूखमरी , अशिक्षा और अनुशासनहीनता दूर करने के लिए अपना लिया जाएगा। यह एक तरह से सामाजिक क्षेत्र में सैनिक कार्यवाही जैसी होगी और जल्दी ही ख़त्म कर दी जाएगी।

३ – सम्पन्नता , शिक्षा और अनुशासन में भारत विश्व का सर्व श्रेष्ठ देश बनते ही समाजवाद और प्रजातंत्र “एक आत्मा” के सिद्धान्त की एक नई और बेहतर व्यवस्था के सामने बेकार पड़ जाएंगे और समाज की बाह्यमुखी व्यवस्था (समाजवाद और प्रजातंत्र) के स्थान पर समाज की अन्तर्मुखी व्यवस्था (आत्मा का साक्षात्कार किये हुए लोगों की समाज व्यवस्था ) भारत में कायम हो जायेंगे। यह एक तरह से नई सभ्यता और संस्कृति होगी। इसको दूसरे देश भी अपनाएंगे और इस सभ्यता से मनुष्यों के विभिन्न वर्गों की आपसी कलह मिटेगी , बीमारियाँ दूर होंगी , विश्वशांति कायम हो जाएगी और देश और जाति (नस्ल ) की सीमायें टूट जाएँगी।

४ – विश्व में भारत एक निर्णायक शक्ति बन जाएगा और उसके हर एक कदम का पूरी दुनिया में प्रभाव पडेगा।  दो साम्यवादी देशों – रूस और चीन में भयंकर युद्ध होगा और इस युद्ध के दौरान चीन भारत से दोस्ती करने व मदद के लिए हाथ बढ़ाएगा। लेकिन भारत इस युद्ध में एक तटस्थ देश बना रहेगा और युद्ध में चीन बुरी तरह पराजित हो जाएगा। इस युद्ध के तुरंत बाद तिब्बत पूरी तरह स्वतन्त्र हो जाएगा और स्वेच्छा से भारत संघ में शामिल हो जाएगा।  चीन का अहंकार लगातार बढ़ता ही जाएगा और उसी के कारण विश्वयुद्ध की शुरुआत होगी। लेकिन रूस के साथ युद्ध के बाद ही उसका सूर्य अस्ताचल की ओर जाने लगेगा।  सन 1995 तक दुनिया भर में भारतीय किस्म की पूजा-आराधना , वेश-भूषा , रहन-सहन और खान-पान फ़ैल जाएगा। तृतीय विश्वयुद्ध के बाद भारत की शक्ति आश्चर्यजनक रूप में बढ़ जायेगी।

अब हम यह देखें कि इन भविष्यवाणियों को मद्देनजर रखते हुए भारत के आज के राजनैतिक , आर्थिक और सांस्कृतिक नेताओं का भविष्य के नेता और निर्देशित परिवर्तनों के प्रति क्या रूख होगा और उनका क्या हश्र होगा।

विभिन्न भविष्यवक्ताओं की ये भविष्यवाणियां यदि सत्य हो जाती हैं तो यह निश्चित है कि विश्व का वह भारतीय नेता उच्चतर चेतना का होगा और आज के भारत के आज के नेताओं से गुणात्मक रूप में बेहतर होगा।  इसके साथ ही साथ , उसके नेतृत्व की स्थापना भारत में तभी संभव हो पायेगी जब वह भारत के उन सभी लोगों को संगठित कर लेगा जो (एक आत्मा के सिद्धान्त द्वारा) उच्चतर चेतना ने निवास करते हों।

आज मानसलोक (बुद्धि-युक्त इंसानों की यह दुनिया) और अधिमानस लोक (विभिन्न देवताओं की दुनिया) से भी ऊँचे अतिमानस लोक (ईश्वर की सतत उपस्थिति और कार्य की दुनिया) की शक्तियां हमारी धरती पर अपनी शूक्ष्म उपस्थिति के द्वारा हस्तक्षेप और घटनाओं का सीधा निर्देश कर रही हैं। ये अतिमानसिक शक्तियां पृथ्वी के भौतिक वातावरण में प्रवेश कर गई हैं और ईश्वरीय इच्छा के अनुरूप कार्य करने वाले व्यक्तियों को ठोकपीट कर अपने यंत्र में बदल रही हैं। ये सभी व्यक्ति उच्चतर चेतना के हैं और उस भावी नेता के पृथ्वी पर कार्य के सहयोगी हैं।

इन्ही व्यक्तियों में कोई एक व्यक्ति अतिमानसिक शक्तियों का सीधा माध्यम है और वे शक्तियां उसके द्वारा हमारी दुनिया के कठोर वातावरण को रूपान्तरित करने में लगी हुई हैं। उस माध्यम और भावी नेता के समस्त कार्य एक दूसरे के पूरक हैं और उच्चतर लोकों की किसी गुह्य योजना के अंग हैं। एक तरह से उन दोनों का , हमारी दुनिया के लिए “आत्मा और शरीर ” जैसा महत्त्व है।

उच्चतर चेतना के लोगों द्वारा भारत के वर्तमान नेतृत्व में हस्तक्षेप और भावी नेता द्वारा नेतृत्व में परिवर्तन निश्चित तौर पर एक बार के लिए भारत में हलचल पैदा कर देगा। उच्चतर चेतना के लोगों द्वारा की गई फेरबदल का आज की मानवता के ठेकेदार और आज के नेता और नेतृत्व जबरदस्त विरोध करेंगे।  इसमें संदेह नहीं है क्योंकि ये लोग आज की हमारी घटिया दुनिया के ऐसे पण्डे -पुजारी हैं जिनके हित और अस्तित्व इस घटिया दुनिया के बरकरार रहने पर ही निर्भर करते हैं। लेकिन भविष्यवाणियों को देखते हुए लगता है कि यह विरोध एक हाय – तौबा   बन कर ही रह जाएगा। जिस नेतृत्व को भारत की नियति की बागडोर सम्हालनी है वह आगे बढ़ कर बागडोर सम्हाल लेगा और शीघ्र ही भारत विश्व का नेतृत्व करने की हालत में आ जाएगा।

आइये , हम यह देखें कि आज के वैज्ञानिक युग में भविष्यवाणियों पर कैसे विश्वास किया जा सकता है।  इस सवाल के उत्तर में तीन बातें कही जा सकती हैं :

एक , आज के हमारे विज्ञान की इमारत कार्य -कारण के सिद्धान्त पर रखी हुई है। कार्य – कारण का मतलब है : नियतिवाद (= Determinism)। इसके मुताबिक़ विश्व के कारण और कार्य की अटूट श्रंखला है और इसके द्वारा सब कुछ पहले से ही निर्धारित है। समस्या केवल कारण और कार्य के संबंधों को जानने की है। यदि कोई व्यक्ति ब्रह्माण्ड में कारण – कार्य के समस्त संबंधों को सम्पूर्ण रूप में जान ले तो वह सही सही भविष्यवाणी कर सकता है। हालाँकि विज्ञान अभी तक यह समस्त जानकारी प्राप्त नहीं कर सका है , लेकिन फिर भी सैद्धांतिक तौर पर वैज्ञानिक रूप में भविष्यवाणियाँ करना संभव है। फिर एक बात और है। विज्ञान लगातार तरक्की करता जा रहा है और जो आज विज्ञान के लिए असंभव है वह कल संभव बन सकता है।  पैरा – साइकोलॉजी , हिपनोटिजम , इ एस पी आदि के रूप में विज्ञान कई अतिभौतिक रहस्यों के साथ साथ भविष्यवाणियों के स्रोतों की खोज में लगा हुआ है।

दो , योगियों , सन्तों , ऋषियों (आधात्मिक लोगों ) के अनुसार बहुत से स्तरों पर दुनियाएं बसी हुई हैं ; ब्रह्माण्ड में भिन्न भिन्न लोक हैं।  सभी घटनाएँ पहले उच्चतर लोकों में (शूक्ष्म दुनिया में ) घटती हैं और उसके बाद भौतिक दुनिया (पृथ्वी) में रूप ग्रहण करती हैं। विभिन्न प्रक्रियाओं द्वारा पैदा हुई विशिस्ट अवस्थाओं में उन उच्चतर लोकों की घटनाओं को देखा जा सकता है और उनका वर्णन करना आम लोगों के लिए भविष्यवाणियाँ बन जाता है। सन्दर्भित सभी भविष्यवाणियाँ सूक्ष्म लोकों का दर्शन या विजन हैं जो भविष्यवक्ताओँ ने समाधि , सम्मोहन या विशिष्ट हालातों में प्राप्त किया है।

तीन , भविष्यवाणियों पर विश्वास करने का एक कारण यह है कि इन भविष्यवक्ताओं की पहली भविष्यवाणियां काल की कसौटी पर खरी उतरी हैं। इन व्यक्तियों की विश्व – प्रसिद्धि इसी कारण से हुई है कि उनकी भविष्यवाणियाँ सत्य उतरी हैं। भविष्यवाणियों पर विश्वास करने का यह कोई वैज्ञानिक कारण नहीं है।  लेकिन फिर भी दुनिया के अधिकांश लोग इसी कारण से इन भविष्यवाणियों पर विश्वास करते हैं।

हालांकि इस समय भारत को बड़ी कठिन परिस्तिथियों का सामना करना पड रहा है , किन्तु क्या यह कहना होगा कि इससे कही नाजुक स्तिथियों में और इससे कहीं कमजोर हालात में उसने इनसे कहीं भीषण परिस्तिथियों का सफलतापूर्वक सामना किया है और अपनी हस्ती को बनाए रखा है। अत: कोई कारण नहीं कि इन भविष्यवाणियों के अनुसार महान भावी भारत हमारे सामने ही साकार होता हुआ न दिखाई देने लगे।”

“सहयोग भारती” का कवर पेज जिसमे यह लेख छपा था:

Forget “Corona”! : Get Ready to a “New Age” !!


Let us divert ourselves from “Corona” – divert to new things: the advent of a new Age !

At last the age of “ideas” has come. It is the dead-end of one full cycle of humans – humans as a race who had commenced their journey from animals. In their evolution, humans had started their journey from the advent of “ideas”.

But in this journey, they never had an age dominated by ideas. Ideas were there but they were subordinate to other traits of humans. “Ideas” were lurking in the background and serving the interests of those other – dominent – human traits. In this journey they were waiting for the hour when their time would come and they would rule the age. That age has come now.

This age is the age of ideas and it has been made possible by two things: Science reaching a critical stage of its development and the revolution in information technology that has made those scientific discoveries a universal house-hold things.

It is like putting a spark into a powder keg. It is all set to change the humanity beyond recognition and forever – humanity as we know them. Humans have to get ready to this change – their transformation. And, it is a good thing; it is moving ahead; it should be a welcome thing.

With the coming of the age dominated by “ideas”, there would be the “death” of the age of the yesteryears’ those human traits that had hitherto dominated the human race in their evolutionary journey.

But this “death” of the once dominating human traits is not to come without a fight of the rival interests. There would be the fight – and the bitter fight – between these antagonistic traits. But in this fight ultimately the power of “ideas” would win this contest against the presently dominating human trait for two reasons: Firstly, “ideas” are more powerful than the erstwhile traits; and secondly, “ideas” invent the weapons and the hands of those who have the “ideas” control them (that is, weapons).

Which are those human traits that had their ruling days and how did they fare in the past in the human evolutionary journey?

Humans have three basic constituting elements or planes in their life: Physical force, emotional world and mental reasoning. The possession of these three constituting elements are not the special prerogatives of the life of human beings alone; they all are present in all life, albeit in different proportions – in different developmental stages. All forms of life on Earth have more or less developed elements of physical base in their anatomical body, its (life’s) emotional flowering in the form of love, hate, jealesy, sacrifice, greed etc. and a mental element – as if this mental element is the ripened fruit of this flower; a fruit in the form of an intelligent capacity to reason. In this triple formation of life, plants and trees are the least developed in this mental element and humans are the ones where the mental element is in the most developed form.

Long history of the human race is nothing but the history of the sequential expression and manifestation of the “domination” of each one of these three human traits – step by step – in the course of their (humans’) evolutionary journey.

In human history, there was a period when the physical force dominated their life; the emotional and the mental elements – in whatever stage of their development they were – remained subservient to this physical element. These two elements did but aid and help the physical one to establish and consolidate its hold on their entire life’s spectrum.

It was the savage age. It lasted long – for millions of years – and manifested in the human life style of hunters, gatherers, cannibalism etc. Mental element was flowered there as if yet in a budding state and simply utilized by the dominating physical force, not for its justification but as a helpimg tool to establish its hold on that savage human society. It may be termed a “dark age” of human existence.

Then came the age of emotion – the age of love, hate, compassion, wikedness, anger, sacrifice, revenge, forgiveness. It was the age of impulses – the vital force that works from behind the apparant physical existence of human life. This vital force – the force of emotion and impulse – is above the physical element but below the element of mind, that is, the element of reason in human life. In this age the element of emotion dominated the entire spectrum of human life and the remaining two elements – the below one of the physical and the above one of the mrntal – did nothing but help and aid the working of the vital.

Incessant wars were fought in the cause of religious zeal, in pursuit of the object of sex, for plundering to garner the wealth, to quench thirst of conquering the world and to seek eternal glory etc. It was not the age of wandering hunters and gatherers who were always on the lookout to expand into newer lands in search of the required or the better pastures for their survival. It was a better age – better from evolutionary point of view – of the pursuit of some ideals.

The dominating element of this age – the element of emotion or impulse belonging to the world of the vital force – had made its appearance several thousands of years ago and is still continuing in our own times. This our age of impulse finds its defining marks in religions and greed for wealth – both of which are nothing but the expression of vital force. This is the age of religious fanaticism and capitalism, where the bulk of humanity is guided by the lower impulse of religious merit and acquisition of money, both of which cater to their vital’s demands – desires – and not to the demand of their mind. It may be termed an “enlightened age” of our collective existence.

This way of human progress is strange but it is the scheme of nature imbubed in their evolutionary journey. But as the time of savage hunters and gatherers had run out its course so would the time of religious bigots and capitalists run out its course. The advent of the age dominated by the element of mind – or of the reason, that we call it – would mark the end of the present age of the vital force. The age of the domination of the mental element is on the horizon and probing to find its ways to delige mankind with its superior force. In the age dominated by this mental element the bigoted zeal of religions and the greed to acquire more wealth would meet their end. It may be termed “transitional age” of humanity in the further journey of their life’s evolution.

In this age that is yet to firmly put its feet among humans, the collective religious zeal of humans would be transformed into their individual spirituality and capitalism as a collective economic way of life would be transformed into a rational economy controlled not by the impulsive greed of individuals but by the planning of mind and reason brought to the fore as a necessity.

It is not that in the coming age of “mind domination” the lower human traits of the emotional – vital – forces of love, hate, jealasy, sacrifice, wickedness etc. and of the crude physical force will have no place. They all will be there but they will help and serve the cause of mind and reason.

The people in command of the mental element – the leaders of the thinking humanity – would as usual love and hate etc. and use crude physical force but they would do so in pursuit of the dictate of mind and reason. These lower forces will serve the interests of higher force of intelligence and rationality – those among the humanity who are still guided in their activities by the vital forces of impulses like insane violence to accomplish their desires or greed of earning more wealth to satisfy their inflated desires would find themselves put hard restraints on them by the higher light of mind and the command of rationality.

This would be the “age of transition” of humanity – transition from their present stage to the next one, the first one in a new cycle, in their evolitionary journey. How this transition is going to be effected in our present age – the age of enlightenment?

Its tell-tale signs are already visible to us. These tell-tale signs are being expressed today in four fields: Genetic manipulation of the very life, of which life we humans are made of; Artificial Intelligence that is outplaying our – human – mind, better replacement of which we have nothing in our life; Opening up to we humans the fundamental laws, the “secrets”, of external or universal Nature by our gallpping science; and, Revealing to we humans the deep and hithero unknown levels of human consciousness by fledgeling science of Parapsychlogy.

The combined force of all these achievements of human mind will surely transform humanity – from the state that we are today. We are truly at the threshold of the age of transition. Let us rise in our intelligence and welcome the advent of this new age. And, we must salute all those who among humanity are in the forefront to make this new age debut possible !

The Story of ‘Hydroxychloroquine’


Indresh Sati

As most of us are already aware, Hydroxychloroquine has taken the world by storm. Every newspaper is talking about it, and all countries are requesting India to supply it.

Now, a curious person might wonder why and how this chemical composition is so deeply entrenched in India, and is there any history behind it. Well, there is an interesting history behind it which goes all the way to Tipu Sultan’s defeat in 1799.

In 1799, when Tipu was defeated by the British, the whole of Mysore Kingdom with Srirangapatnam as Tipu’s capital, came under British control. For the next few days, the British soldiers had a great time celebrating their victory, but within weeks, many started feeling sick due to Malaria, because Srirangapatnam was a highly marshy area with severe mosquito trouble.

The local Indian population had over the centuries, developed self immunity, and also all the spicy food habits helped them to an extent. Whereas the British soldiers and officers who were suddenly exposed to harsh Indian conditions, started bearing the brunt.

To quickly overcome the mosquito menace, the British Army immediately shifted their station from Srirangapatnam to Bangalore (by establishing the Bangalore Cantonment region), which was a welcome change, especially due to cool weather, which the Brits were gavely missing ever since they had left their shores.

But the malaria problem still persisted because Bangalore was also no exception to mosquitoes.

Around the same time, European scientists had discovered a chemical composition called “Quinine” which could be used to treat malaria, and was slowly gaining prominence, but it was yet to be extensively tested at large scale. This malaria crisis among British Army came at an opportune time, and thus Quinine was imported in bulk by the Army and distributed to all their soldiers, who were instructed to take regular dosages (even to healthy soldiers) so that they could build immunity. This was followed up in all other British stations throughout India, because every region in India had malaria problem to some extent.

But there was a small problem. Although sick soldiers quickly recovered, many more soldiers who were exposed to harsh conditions of tropical India continued to become sick, because it was later found that they were not taking dosages of Quinine. Why? Because it was very bitter!! So, by avoiding the bitter Quinine, British soldiers stationed in India were lagging behind on their immunity, thereby making themselves vulnerable to Malaria in the tropical regions of India.

That’s when all the top British officers and scientists started experimenting ways to persuade their soldiers to strictly take these dosages, and during their experiments, they found that the bitter Quinine mixed with Juniper based liquor, actually turned somewhat into a sweet flavor. That’s because the molecular structure of the final solution was such that it would almost completely curtail the bitterness of Quinine.

That juniper based liquor was Gin. And the Gin mixed with Quinine was called “Gin & Tonic”, which immediately became an instant hit among British soldiers.

The same British soldiers who were ready to even risk their lives but couldn’t stand the bitterness of Quinine, started swearing by it daily when they mixed it with Gin. In fact, the Army even started issuing few bottles of Gin along with “tonic water” (Quinine) as part of their monthly ration, so that soldiers could themselves prepare Gin & Tonic and consume them everyday to build immunity.

To cater to the growing demand of gin and other forms of liquor among British soldiers, the British East India Company built several local breweries in and around Bengaluru, which could then be transported to all other parts of India.

And that’s how, due to innumerable breweries and liquor distillation factories, Bengaluru had already become the pub capital of India way back during British times itself. Eventually, most of these breweries were purchased from British organizations after Indian independence, by none other than Vittal Mallya (Vijay Mallya’s father), who then led the consortium under the group named United Breweries headquartered in Bengaluru.

Coming back to the topic, that’s how Gin & Tonic became a popular cocktail and is still a popular drink even today. The Quinine, which was called Tonic (without gin), was widely prescribed by Doctors as well, for patients who needed cure for fever or any infection. Whenever someone in a typical Indian village fell sick, the most common advice given by his neighbors was “Visit the doctor and get some tonic”. Over time, the tonic word was so overused that became a reference to any medicine in general. So, that’s how the word “Tonic”, became a colloquial word for “Western medicine” in India.

Over the years, Quinine was developed further into many of its variants and derivatives and widely prescribed by Indian doctors. One such descendent of Quinine, called Hydroxychloroquine, eventually became the standardized cure for malaria because it has relatively lesser side effects compared to its predecessors, and is now suddenly the most sought after drug in the world today.

And that’s how, a simple peek into the history of Hydroxychloroquine takes us all the way back to Tipu’s defeat, mosquito menace, liquor rationing, colorful cocktails, tonics and medicinal cures.

And Now Chinese Yuan too – International Currency in Addition to US Dollar


Sagar Raichura

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) officially green-lighted the acceptance of China’s currency – the Yuan – into the IMF’s foreign exchange basket. According to Reuters, this move paves the way for the IMF to place the yuan at par with the US dollar. This is the latest in a series of global developments that threatens to eliminate the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

Experts predict this announcement will trigger one of the most profound transfers of wealth in our lifetime. So if you want to protect your savings and retirement, you better get your money out of US dollar investments and into the one asset class that rises as currencies collapse.

The reality is that the IMF holds the “Supreme Power” in our world today. The International Monetary Fund, or IMF, is one of the most secretive and powerful organizations in the world. They monitor the financial health of more than 185 countries. They establish global money rules and provide “bail-out” assistance to bankrupt nations. Some are warning that any move by the IMF to supplant the US dollar could be catastrophic to American investments.

And now, the IMF has made the first move. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the IMF officially green-lighted the acceptance of China’s currency – the Yuan – into the IMF’s foreign exchange basket. This marks the first time in history the IMF has expanded the number of currencies in the foreign exchange basket. This means that the Chinese currency will now become a viable global alternative to the US dollar.

According to Juan Zarate, who helped implement financial sanctions while serving in George W. Bush’s Treasury department, “Once the [other currency] becomes an alternative to the dollar, rules of the game begin to change.”

Leong Sing Chiong, Assistant Managing Director at a major central bank, said this dollar alternative “is likely to transform the financial landscape in the next 5-10 years.”

Currency expert Dr. Steve Sjuggerud warned, “I’ve been active in the markets for over two decades now, but I’ve never seen anything that could move so much money, so quickly. The announcement will start a domino effect, that will basically determine who in America gets rich in the years to come, and
who struggles”.

Dr. Sjuggerud says if you own any US “paper” assets – and that includes stocks, bonds, or just cash in a bank account – you should be aware of what’s about to happen and know how to prepare. A number of experts believe a recent spike in gold and silver prices is a direct result of the IMF’s action. Precious metals notoriously rise when the US dollar falls.

The death of the US Dollar is projected in one frightening graph. For the last 600 years, there have been six different global reserve currencies controlled by world superpowers. The latest – the US dollar – has dominated world currency for over 80 years. The alarming fact is, global reserve currencies have collapsed every 80-90 years for the last six centuries! What does this mean for America and the dominance of the US dollar? Based on recent evidence and long-standing historical trends, experts predict the imminent collapse of the US dollar! What’s more alarming? Many Americans aren’t yet doing the one thing that will save their savings and retirement from US dollar collapse.

Just take a look at the graph below. It shows the lifespan of dominant currencies going back 600 years. Notice that the US dollar has now been the dominant currency for 88 years, about the same length of time as its predecessors.

It’s obvious why experts say that the US dollar’s days as the world’s reserve currency are coming to a climactic end.

All fiat currencies ultimately collapse. “Fiat” currency is paper currency backed by nothing tangible. As opposed to “sound money” which is backed by gold or some other valuable commodity, a fiat currency is backed by nothing more than faith in the government. The US dollar has been a fiat currency since Nixon closed the gold window in 1971 in what was the greatest heist in American history. The scary fact is, the average life span of a fiat currency is 40 years, and the US dollar has now exceeded 40 years as a fiat currency!

Prior to 1933 and for well over 100 years, the dollar was backed by gold, and $20 bought you an ounce of gold. But after the government stole all US citizens’ gold in 1933 for a $20 paper certificate, gold was revalued at US$35, meaning the dollar was devalued by 43% overnight and all foreign and domestic holders of dollars were effectively robbed.

After Nixon closed the gold window completely in 1971, it took $67 to buy an ounce of gold, devaluing the US dollar by 50% again. Today, it takes well over a thousand US dollars to buy that same ounce of gold. Why? Because the US dollar is now nothing more than a fast declining Federal Reserve note backed by a government that is saddled with $18 trillion in unpayable debt — growing by $10 million per minute!

It is prudent to protect yourself before it’s too late. This “Paper Money Experiment” has run its course. The Federal Reserve, the US government, and Wall Street manipulaters have misused their power by
mismanaging the dollar, and now there are global repercussions. The debt load sitting on top of the US dollar is unsustainable and will continue to crush the dollar’s purchasing power until no one wants to hold US dollars, and they are ‘no longer’ accepted for global trade. The dollar’s collapse means that every single one of your paper investments that are dollar-backed – stocks, mutual funds, money markets, cash accounts, etc – will go down right along with the dollar! Meanwhile, the government and the banks will find a way to protect themselves at your expense !!

So as we say goodbye to the U.S. dollar’s dominance, it doesn’t have to mean goodbye to your savings and retirement. You can remove at least some of your savings and retirement from the dollar-backed, paper-based financial system and protect it with the one asset that has outlasted every fiat currency ever invented before the last 5,000 years: Gold.

Coronavirus – Effect of 1.3 Billion People’s Chanting!


{ There was again a collective event – candle lighting – at 9 PM for 9 minutes at all India scale on April 5, 2020 on the call of Indian Prime Minister and we thought it justified to put up this “trashed post” again on our site. 

Moreover, this “pot banging” by India at 5 PM on March 22, 2020 was also followed in other countries – check it out here.

So this post is up again:

If nothing happens on 31th March as claimed in this story, it is false propaganda of the cheapest quality and the story will be taken down. Editor.

On the contents of this post someone responded by saying:

“Good to see that you are also spreading superstitions.”

Our response to this accusation of “spreading superstitions” was thus:

“This is a piece of information – forwarded by someone – that needs to be KILLED by verified truth ! Even a lie of someone needs to be uttered and given a space before it is found to be lie !! You know, in 1690 Gallileo told a “lie” that “Sun and not Earth is the centre of universe” and he was punished by the accepted truth of the time for telling this lie. His lie was given a space and his “lie” was found to be “truth”. The point is: Every voice has a right to be HEARD and rejected or accepted. That is all, as this “spreading of superstition” is concerned.”

We thought it appropriate to put these exchange of ideas before this very post. }

It is no “nationalism” involved here; it is a news that needs to be verified for its truth. If it is not true, just forget it; but if it is true, it has a great significance for humanity: it may open up them to the new realities – truth – that we stubbornly have refused to accept. If it is true, it would just be the begining of a long road – road to a glittering destination. Just wait to get it verified. Here is the news:

Donald Trump calls Narendra Modi for Indian intervention in USA after InstaGram and FaceBook live videos of Indian people chanting and making sound at 5 PM on 22 Mar 2020 went viral. Based on Modi’s deep scientific understanding of the situation, the entire country on his call came together for spiritually “cleansing” Bharat of Coronavirus during the Revati phase of the Nakshatra. The call was made look innocuous by labelling it a “thanks giving” clapping, sounding, chanting etc. for those persons who were notwithstanding the danger that it posed to their own life continued to work round the clock in services like doctors, nurses, hospital staff, police, sanitary workers, government officials tackling such emergency situation, local government bodies – municipalties – connected with supplying essential services of electricity, water etc.

Trump had supported Modi by providing a hotline of NASA satellite that monitor the cosmic hum, to the PMO. Modi was himself present in the Government War Room during the national chanting along with the Cabinet Ministers.

Trump witnessed the spectacle via videoconferencing.

Insiders say that Trump got emotional when he realised how the world’s only superpower had failed in containing the virus when all they had to do was to look up to the spiritual capital of the world.

Both geostationary as well as Polar orbiting satellite clusters were able to pick up the disturbance on their Doppler sensors as the collective prayers of 1.3 billion Indians matched the resonant frequency of the diurnal multipath propagation over the Indian subcontinent.

Scientists say that if the vibrations were so strong enough to be picked up by satellites, it would definitely have created a ducting effect in the lower troposphere which would either trap the virus in a “continental duct” or would have columned the virus towards the stratosphere.

India can now breathe easy.

The next week’s curfew is just to avoid a few rogue virus spores that avoid the duct.

On 31 Mar, the Nation will come together again and hymn the last remain traces away.

Yet again, India has proved it’s worth to the world. What people laugh as “Jugaad” is actually ingenious and simple solution that have been passed on to us through generations.

USA is now frantically planning to organise a nationwide chanting as soon as possible. Trump has also directed UN to make Om an internationally protected symbol.

Coronavirus, Humans and Sri Aurobindo


Nothing happens without a “cause” in this universe – and that includeas our Earth also. Science studies “cause and effect”; all science is based on this technique only. But the universe is so complex that we humans do not know its complete working. To make the matter still more difficult for us, some part of this universe is visible to us and some part is not even visible. Many things and processes work from behind – toatally unknown to us.

Sri Aurobindo was a great Yogi and he has taught us many things, which work from behind and remain invisible to us. He taught the working of life, which has something to do with the current Corona pandemic.

All life – of humans and animals of all varities but excluding the life of all plants and trees – is built on three mainframes – the constituents, the principles: 1. Physical body; 2. Vital body (प्राणिक सत्ता); and 3. Developing (in animals) or developed (in humans) mind element. (Plants and trees have physical and vital elements of life – minus mental element – in them). One can sense and see all these elements working in their life: they all have an anatomical physical body; they all wish to live and make efforts with this physical body to protect their life against present dangers and guard against an unforeseen future; and, they all use some – rudimentary or developed – kind of intelligent strategem to accomplish that wish and go about their life. This is all visible to us; one can sense it.

But something more is there, which is invisible to us: there is “subtle” frame, power or force supporting from behind these visible elements of their life. On death of all animals, including humans, these “subtle” bodies or frames are released – to be recycled, re-absorbed or re-born again in new forms by Nature. We have no means  to know about it but Yogis can see these “pores” of vital bodies present in the “vital world” – the world of the “Dead” – and also can interact with them. These “subtle” bodies when released for re-cycling may become “more or less intense or wishful”, depending on the circumstances how their death came about. Violent or untimely death makes them more intense, wishful or revengeful. It is a simplified version of an extremely complex process, which has been kept secret by Divine from human mind.

All life of animals, including humans but excluding plants and trees, on their coming into being (at the time of taking their birth) absorbs parts and splinters of these released subtle bodies. Viruses are no exception to this process. One need not elaborate further.

Lessons of Sri Aurobindo:
1. Be kind and loving to all life. Do not harm them – unless it is necessary to defend and protect yourself.
2. If possible, be vegetarian.
3. If need to kill to eat, be humane to the victim and least in pain.
4. Obey science and take precaution – like social distancing etc.
5. Take refuge at the feet of Divine, who had the power to create all life – and you the audecity to take away that life from them.
6. Pray and call Divine to help you in your hour of disress.
7. There is ONE DIVINE. Have firm faith in your OWN DIVINE and call Him to help.
8. With the faith in Divine and relying on his compassionate help to all beings, including humans, reject the entry of Corona into humans and refuse the entry in your mind of its fear.

Coronavirus: Modi’s Stock Rises Among World Leaders!


T. S. Mohan

India is surprising many in the world. A friend of mine, who is an NRI and whose group has many NRIs, has sent his thoughts, which are pasted below:

I have been tracking various social media groups and Internet forums which have millions of users from all over the world. As expected, the only topic of discussion everywhere these days is: Corona.

While most of the discussions are mostly centered around the subject of precautions and updates about Corona pandemic, a significant number of users have now started noticing the maturity with which India is handling this issue. What was till recently considered a third world nation, India is now quickly gaining respect and recognition at the world stage.

Following are a few examples which illustrate how India is impressing the foreigners:

1) Firstly, and most importantly, many are impressed with Indian Govt’s quick measures and proactive initiatives even at such initial stages. The reason for this appreciation is that in all other countries, despite the rapid rise in cases, their respective govts had been ignoring the issue, and some were even taking it casually. Whereas India is one of the very few nations where Govt has jumped into action to tackle at root level itself. This has impressed many foreigners, especially Americans.

2) The strong measures like strict lockdown and police bandobast in India is being appreciated by Europeans. The reason here is that Europe is usually a highly democratic continent where emphasis is more on giving flexibility to people. So, they find it a bit strange when they see news visuals of Indian police forcefully chasing out violators from the streets during the curfew. In fact, Italians have been highly impressed with scenes where Indian policemen have lathi charged violators, because the Italians know the severity of this issue, and hence they feel such ruthless strictness by Indian police is fully justified, and is in the best interest of larger public.

3) Many, especially Americans, are impressed with the calmness of Indians, who are not resorting to crazy hoarding of essentials despite a nationwide lockdown. For example, even now, most of the American stores are almost empty, and Americans are fighting against each other in stores over these issues and are on a Gun buying spree ! However, in India, everything seems to be running smoothly without any hoarding or shortages.

4) Almost everyone are impressed with the innovative methods used by Indians to follow social distancing. For example, the circles and boxes drawn using rangoli color powder to ensure decent distance between people in queues at groceries, ATMs etc, have really impressed Europeans and Americans.

5) The world is clearly noticing how Indians are utilising their skills of ‘jugaad’ to solve these tough problems. For instance, PM Modi’s idea of turning train coaches into ICU wards, creating 10,000 bed mobile hospitals and sending them to all parts of India over railway, has taken many by surprise, because it is so simple yet practical.

6) Low cost kits from Mylab, Low cost ventilators developed by Mahindra company’s mechanical engineers. All these show Indian engineers are also rising to the occasion to help the health sector, with these innovative and affordable solutions. Everyone from across the world have been highly appreciative of these, and are now encouraging their own engineers to follow suit. Many startup’s have sprung up to invent low cost solutions

7) Public participation in India is something which has taken everyone by surprise. Probably because the usual perception about India in the west is that Indians are illiterate, careless, selfish, lazy etc. So, when they find Indians heeding to the leader’s call for participation through different means like Janata curfew, cheering for health workers etc. so enthusiastically, it gives an impression that Indians really care for their nation, are serious about fighting this issue, etc.

8) Last, but not the least. Finally, India is emerging as a new powerhouse, thanks to a strong and trustworthy leadership. The clarity and focus with which Indian PM is tackling this issue seriously, has already started receiving accolades from all over. During this global crisis, when China is acting like a cheat, Europe is almost down to its knees, and America is running like a headless chicken, the words from Indian PM, in all the recent summits have been heartwarming and inspiring confidence. In some ways, PM Modi is now taking the role of a global leader, filling the vacuum, taking charge and guiding the world in this crisis. This is something which rest of the world is also beginning to notice, and acknowledging the same.

India has really surprised many in the world!

Coronavirus – Effect of 1.3 Billion People’s Chanting! News that Needs to be Verified


If nothing happens on 31th March as claimed in this story, it is false propaganda of the cheapest quality and the story will be taken down. Editor.

On the contents of this post someone responded by saying:

“Good to see that you are also spreading superstitions.”

Our response to this accusation of “spreading superstitions” was thus:

“This is a piece of information – forwarded by someone – that needs to be KILLED by verified truth ! Even a lie of someone needs to be uttered and given a space before it is found to be lie !! You know, in 1690 Gallileo told a “lie” that “Sun and not Earth is the centre of universe” and he was punished by the accepted truth of the time for telling this lie. His lie was given a space and his “lie” was found to be “truth”. The point is: Every voice has a right to be HEARD and rejected or accepted. That is all, as this “spreading of superstition” is concerned.”

We thought it appropriate to put these exchange of ideas before this very post.

It is no “nationalism” involved here; it is a news that needs to be verified for its truth. If it is not true, just forget it; but if it is true, it has a great significance for humanity: it may open up them to the new realities – truth – that we stubbornly have refused to accept. If it is true, it would just be the begining of a long road – road to a glittering destination. Just wait to get it verified. Here is the news:

Donald Trump calls Narendra Modi for Indian intervention in USA after InstaGram and FaceBook live videos of Indian people chanting and making sound at 5 PM on 22 Mar 2020 went viral. Based on Modi’s deep scientific understanding of the situation, the entire country on his call came together for spiritually “cleansing” Bharat of Coronavirus during the Revati phase of the Nakshatra. The call was made look innocuous by labelling it a “thanks giving” clapping, sounding, chanting etc. for those persons who were notwithstanding the danger that it posed to their own life continued to work round the clock in services like doctors, nurses, hospital staff, police, sanitary workers, government officials tackling such emergency situation, local government bodies – municipalties – connected with supplying essential services of electricity, water etc.

Trump had supported Modi by providing a hotline of NASA satellite that monitor the cosmic hum, to the PMO. Modi was himself present in the Government War Room during the national chanting along with the Cabinet Ministers.

Trump witnessed the spectacle via videoconferencing.

Insiders say that Trump got emotional when he realised how the world’s only superpower had failed in containing the virus when all they had to do was to look up to the spiritual capital of the world.

Both geostationary as well as Polar orbiting satellite clusters were able to pick up the disturbance on their Doppler sensors as the collective prayers of 1.3 billion Indians matched the resonant frequency of the diurnal multipath propagation over the Indian subcontinent.

Scientists say that if the vibrations were so strong enough to be picked up by satellites, it would definitely have created a ducting effect in the lower troposphere which would either trap the virus in a “continental duct” or would have columned the virus towards the stratosphere.

India can now breathe easy.

The next week’s curfew is just to avoid a few rogue virus spores that avoid the duct.

On 31 Mar, the Nation will come together again and hymn the last remain traces away. The time chosen is such that Mars will be at the most acute angle with the Longitude in the Sub-Continent. This will not just provide better ducting but also provide maximum separation from “Shani”

Yet again, India has proved it’s worth to the world. What people laugh as “Jugaad” is actually ingenious and simple solution that have been passed on to us through generations.

USA is now frantically planning to organise a nationwide chanting as soon as possible. Trump has also directed UN to make Om an internationally protected symbol.

Coronavirus: Did You Hear Modi Speak on 24th March, 2020?


By: R. Veera Raghavan, Advocate, Chennai

Did you hear Prime Minister Modi on television yesterday 24th March 2020? Listening to him, if an Indian was not moved or impressed, be sure he put his politics in the first place, his ego in the second and his country in the third.

I heard the prime minister last evening when he announced a nation-wide 21-day lockdown to battle the novel coronavirus for which there is no vaccine or cure as yet.  It was a touching speech, cajoling and compelling – not formal or authoritarian.

He was like a concerned father talking to his little son, bending to him, meeting him eye-to-eye. I felt like raising my hand, clutching his fingers and eager to go by his affectionate guidance. I didn’t feel that the long curfew would be a command of the law, though it really is. That was the beauty of his speech.

What made Modi’s address to the nation click?

First, the man himself. Modi has built an image of a leader concerned about the welfare of the people and working for it tirelessly and efficiently. Second, the substance of his speech which, as always, matched the image of the man and fulfilled expectations around him, far and wide. Third, perhaps the most crucial, the way he uttered his well-chosen words, in a caring impassioned tone, beseeching his people to respect the curfew for their own good – and he did this most humbly from the seat of the prime minister. All these combined to convince.

To be sure about the effect of Modi’s appeal, just imagine that, instead of Modi, Manmohan Singh of the Congress, the man who was previously prime minister, or still worse Rahul Gandhi, that party’s projected prime minister, is our prime minister today appearing on national television at this difficult time. Then you would sense the strong arm of the law shoving you, and not a gentle hand leading you. To be still more sure, picture Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav or Mamta Banerjee – or Lalu Prasad Yadav too – coming on national television as prime minister in the middle of a serious national health crisis and announcing a 21-day curfew. Now you know the difference between Modi and others so sharp, don’t you?

Let’s not think that, when a lethal virus is slowly spreading in the country, people in different walks of life would instinctively accept a three-week curfew, no matter whether Modi or any other prime minister introduces it, as it is meant for everyone’s health and safety. It is not easy to mentally prepare large sections of the people for a long curfew when the virus is yet to show its menacing face on our land, convince them on the viciousness of the virus when it is lying low and at the same time instil in the people hopes for turning the corner.

Modi did it in his speech admirably, better than any other leader.  In humility and with folded hands he said: “I am speaking not as the prime minister of today, but like your family member. Please patiently follow the 21-day lockdown”. That way, Modi respected the dignity of the common man – more than leaning on the power of the law.

The 21-day curfew will temporarily eject lakhs of workers out of their jobs, many of them in the unorganized sector. It will deprive them and others of their livelihood income for an uncertain period ahead, and also leave migrant labour stranded at many places in the states, for whom the government is not geared to provide instant relief at the moment the curfew was clamped. More time is needed here. Modi had to choose whether he should wait longer to avoid immediate disruption in the economy – if he so waited, it would surely spread the coronavirus to more people leading to unmanageable hospitalisation and enormous fatalities – or instantly stop chances of the virus spreading to nooks and corners, save millions from a deadly illness, gradually and firmly control the virus and then manage and revive a bruised economy. Modi wisely chose the latter, allowing some pain now to avoid a gigantic disaster.

He felt like a responsible father in this choice too, deciding quickly. It is a blessing to have him as our prime minister right now, unifying the people. For our part, let us keep trust in him, keep hope and walk our steps right.

* * * * * (Borrowed with thanks from HERE)

Copyright © R. Veera Raghavan 2020

The coronavirus in the light of Sri Aurobindo


For Sri Aurobindo, behind every event that is happening in the world, there are forces at play. Some of these forces are dharmic, that is they tend towards the good of humanity ; and others are asuric, destructive, striving to disrupt, to bring disharmony, to hurt even, and in general push for regression in human evolution.

This is nothing new : all great Scriptures, whether the Vedas, the Bible, or Buddha’s precepts, have said the same thing – the world is Maya, illusion; look behind appearances, search for Truth. Now if you take a glance at the coronavirus epidemic in that light, it acquires a new dimension. On the medical angle, it is nothing compared to other deadly diseases, such as cancer, heart attacks, or Aids. In India, for now, there are less than 0,0001 per cent of the country infected. But just observe what comes along with the coronavirus : fear, suspicion, mistrust, and a worldwide panic that seems to have gripped all – governments, as well as individuals. This is the very psychosis, which comes with asuric forces. We perceive also that the coronavirus is bringing with it tremendous economic damage to the world: airlines, businesses, governments even, might go bankrupt, and individuals are right now undergoing tremendous financial and psychological stress. This also is the Asura.

Now what Sri Aurobindo also says is that these hostile forces need vehicles, instruments, to do their harm. In the case of the coronavirus, this instrument has been the media, both printed and electronic, which has, with sensationalism, hyperbole, and photoshopping, amplified a million time the fears and concerns of people, putting pressure on governments, which all fell prey to this bloodsucking blackmail.

During the Second World War, Sri Aurobindo and his spiritual companion, the Mother, clearly indicated that Hitler was an asura, an evil force, and they put their spiritual power in play to help the Allies defeat him. It is therefore clear that while taking all hygienic and medical precautions, the coronavirus needs to be fought on a spiritual and occult level.

For having a clear occult indication on how to fight this coronavirus epidemic, we need to look at its origin. Well, it does come from China. We are not anti-Chinese per se, but whether the coronavirus is man-made, because the Chinese eat all kind of animals, from vampires to snakes, which are killed alive before being sold; or if it is biological, which accidentally escaped from a research laboratory, there is no doubt about its source. On a very material level, it is a timely reminder to the West of China’s indomitable thirst for hegemonic dominance of the world. Ninety five per cent of the antibiotics consumed on this planet, for example, are made in China; so are most of the automobiles parts, computer chips, mobile phones such as Apple, etc. The world is therefore totally dependent on China today and this is a signal that it is a dangerous thing and the West needs to delocalize from the Chinese and re-localize – in India, for instance – a much more friendly, spiritual and democratic nation.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama often spoke of a ‘black karma’ of the Chinese, not only because they massacred nearly a million Tibetans but also because Mao-Tse tung, in his megalomania, killed 20 million of his own people. Is the coronavirus which has paralyzed the whole China and which will damage its long-term ambitions, such as a new Silk Road that crosses the Himalayas to reach the Pakistani port of Gwadar, and hence flood the western world with Chinese goods, a consequence of that black karma? The future will say.

At any rate, while India needs to take all sanitary precautions, it is She only who can fight the invisible forces behind the coronavirus. All the great gurus of the moment, HH the Dalai-lama, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Amrita Anandamayi, Jaggi Satguru, the Shankarya, Gurumai, etc, should assemble together and performs pujas and yagnas; individually we can also fight the virus by repeating in our hearts the Mother’s prayer:

“In the name of the Divine,

For the sake of the Divine,

By the power of the Divine,

With the strength of the Divine,

To all adverse beings or forces,

I order you to quit this place at once and for ever”….

François Gautier

Let 130 Crores Indians Resolve to Fight & Defeat Corona – Prime Minister


Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls upon 130 Crores Indians to Resolve to fight and defeat Corona disease and exercise Restraint on ourselves. Summary of his address at 8 PM on 19 March 2020:

  1. Do not be complacent about Covid-19. Do not get swayed by numbers. Unless we are really careful it will go up.
  2. I need the next few weeks of your time, cooperation, and discipline.

  3. Do not treat social distancing lightly. Please do not step out. Stepping out not only risks you, you are also putting pressure on the system. There are people who need to be out, so don’t make it worse for them also.

  4. People over 65 at no cost to step out.

  5. On March 22, Sunday, please follow a self imposed “Janta curfew”. Please do not step out of your house (even to the common area of your society) from 7am to 9 pm.

  6. At 5 pm on that day please clap from your door/window/balcony and thank, appreciate and express your gratitude to the people who have been working relentlessly during tough times (like medical care professionals, services, delivery etc).

  7. Do not hoard, we will ensure necessities are in place.

  8. Do not cut salaries of people missing work, especially those belonging to middle / low-income groups.

  9. Covid eco (economic) response task force has been set up under the Finance Minister.

  10. Don’t stress the medical service system, avoid non essential visits to the hospital. Postpone avoidable visits to hospitals and doctors. Get postponed surgeries to one month later.

  11. Priority is now to fight Corona. We have to win. Humanity has to win. Nothing else.

  12. Share this message widely.

What a beautiful appeal!

Let us act on this appeal and make a “sankalp” (resolve) to fight and defeat this Corona.

India Leads Fight Against COVID-19 – That Media Doesn’t Tell


P M R

How Indian Government is dealing with the threat of COVID-19 with far greater tenacity and firmness than almost all countries – and a thread to dismantle Jim O’Neill’s bigoted claim “thank god this didn’t start in India” – 90% of our mainstream anti-India media does not tell us. Let us enumerate this commendable work of India.

  1. Firstly, despite sharing a border of 3,488 kilometres with China, India has only reported 78 cases and 1 death – just compare it with 596 cases and 8 deaths in the UK.
  2. India is the only country in the world to evacuate its citizens 6 times (and counting) and evacuated the most number of foreign nationals from the COVID-19 effected countries.

  3. The Indian Air Force evacuated a total of 723 Indians and 37 foreign nationals from Wuhan, China. India evacuated 119 Indians and 5 foreign nationals from Japan. IAF also evacuated 58 Indian pilgrims from Iran on the 10th of March. Total: 900 Indians and 48 foreign nationals.

  4. India is leading the fight against COVID-19 in the South Asian region, offering diplomatic, humanitarian and medical assistance to its neighbours.

  5. A total of 56 Virus Research Diagnostic Laboratories (VRDLs) have been set up in India to test its citizens as well as foreign citizens in a record time, with a plan to build 56 more VRDLs in the next month. This insane level of efficiency hasn’t caught the eye of the media – or wiliny ignored.

  6. India currently has one of the world’s most efficient and reliable testing systems, reducing the time taken to get test results back from 12-14 hours to four hours. US health officials have admitted that their system is failing and their testing has been very sluggish

  7. As a result, from Iran, Afghanistan up to Timor Leste, countries in Asia have been requesting India to help set up testing facilities in their countries.

  8. India has sent 6 top scientists to set up a make-shift lab and testing facility in Iran to test 6000 of its citizens because Iranian officials refused to test Indians due to their high load. India plans to send 3 more airplanes in the next week to airlift its citizens.

  9. India has provided 15 tonnes of medical assistance comprising masks, gloves and other emergency medical equipment to China.

  10. India has sent Maldives a 14 member medical team comprising of pulmonologists, anaesthetists, physicians & lab technicians and also a large composite of COVID-19 medical relief to assist Maldives health authorities.

  11. India has screened 1,057,506 people from 30 airports and 77 seaports in India.

  12. India has suspended all visas to India as well as visa-free travel facility for OCI cardholders. It has closed its border with Myanmar. The Indian nationals coming from COVID-19 hit nations after 15 February will be quarantined for 14 days. This is in contrast with the UK with far more cases but no quick action whatsoever.

  13. India has the world’s biggest state-sponsored health assurance scheme, covering over 500 million beneficiaries (approximately 8 times the size of the UK).

  14. Indian drug prices are among the cheapest in the world. Medbelle ranks India as one of the five countries with the lowest median prices for drugs around the world due to an elaborate price control mechanism for drugs and the government’s Jan Aushadi project to provide cheap affordable medicines to the poor.

  15. China had silenced the doctor who identified COVID-19 and he died 6 weeks later. China let this brew. On the other hand, when Nipah virus was found in India in 2018, 3 doctors identified it and authorities immediately reported it to WHO. 2000 were quarantined and 17 died in total. India would have never allowed it to become a pandemic.

The Indian civilization, being one of the most advanced and the most ancient in the world, has been way ahead of its time with gifting the world with the “Namaste” greeting – which is being propagated now by every world leader out of the necessity. Ancient India had idealised vegetarianism long ago and expounded Ayurveda, and as a result, she did not come in contact with any serious threat from plagues / diseases in its millennia of existence.

India never created any pandemic in the long history of its existence.

Geographically Diminishing India – Afghanistan


Introduction:

It is human thinking that makes his way of life. When a way of life is commonly shared by a large number of people, it becomes their culture. It is the culture that binds people together more than their political institution.

Political institution – whether it is kingship or democratic or dictatorship – is shaped and sustained by the individualistic ambition but culture is sustained and continued by the group sentiment.

A nation may be defined more by its culture than by its political institution. India was a vast nation by its culture, which was hosting a multitude of different political institutions. This vast India comprised almost all parts of Asia, leaving small pockets of people here and there outside its influence.

This India by culture had its origin in pre-historic Vedas, Upnishads, Ramayan, Mahabharat etc. and on being defiled by the effect of time had been purified and re-invigourated by countless saintly people from time to time. In this process, about 2500 ago, Gautam Buddha was the notable one among those saintly people; and this process of purification continued since antiquity till today.

All these peoples Indian by their culture are today separate political countries, most of them conquered by political Islam and oblivious of their Indian roots. This vast India has been diminishing in geographical area over the millenia and this process is still on.

It is said, “It is the truth alone that shall prevail = सत्यमेव जयते”. If there is truth in this Indian thinking that created a vast cultural India and sustained it for long, it would again be loved by a large part of humanity, in whatever form it might be; else it (thinking and culture) will die forever. Let us retrace the history of this diminishing India.

One has the luxury in India to indulge in tall talks of democracy, constitution and things like that but all these achievements of India will go down the drain of history, unless the urgent drastic measures are taken by this country to checkmate the fast marching steps of coming future. This India – the democratic India – will become a history, not very long after, unless these measures are taken. What could be these measures?

A similar question was posed to Sri Aurobindo. He said, ” I am sorry they are making a fetish of this Hindu-Muslim unity. It is no use ignoring facts; some day the Hindus may have to fight the Muslims and they must prepare for it. Hindu-Muslim unity should not mean the subjection of the Hindus. Every time the mildness of the Hindu has given way. The best solution would be to allow the Hindus to organize themselves and the Hindu-Muslim unity would take care of itself, it would automatically solve the problem. Otherwise, we are lulled into a false sense of satisfaction that we have solved a difficult problem, when in fact we have only shelved it.”. How could it be done? There is only one way to make this law abiding Hindu democratic India strong: Make military service compulsory for all and organize Indian society equipped with Self Defense Committees at local levels.

If you fear to make Indian people strong at their own at the local level – that is, making them strong without the help of police and military – you are doomed, your future is doomed. Only a blind will not see the coming futute of this democratic India. Afghanistan of 9th century, or even Lahore of pre-1947 days, had never thought that they will become what they are today. What happened to the 9th century Afghanistan and the Lahore and Debal (Karachi) of yore, can happen to the present so-called democratic India once more. History has no mercy in its bossom.

(1) Afghanistan:

Afghanistan was Hindu and part of India, which in the past had been forcibly converted by the invading forces of Islam. But the vestiges of its Hindu past were still available as of 1890-91, when George Scott Robertson – a Frank – had visited an area near Kunnar in Afghanistan, which was called, “Kafiristan”. He wrote a book about what he witnessed there, which is titled, “The Kafirs of the Hindu-Kush “, which was first published in 1896 by Lawrence & Bullen Ltd. London. He found there what were nothing but the lingering vestiges of Hinduism still prevalent in that area of Afghanistan. The people of Kafiristan are organized into tribes and tribes into clans. There are 9 tribes: Katirs; Madugal; Kashtan or Kashtoz; Kam; Istrat or Gourdesh; Presun or Viron; Wai; Ashkun. We enumerate their customs here:

  1. People in Kafiristan are living in independent tribes. The number of these tribes have been reduced to a few villages. The  tribal people are brave and intelligent. They love to host guests. They are quarrelsome with  other rival tribes but unite when fighting against Islamic outsiders. They are surrounded on all sides of their valley of Kafiristan by Muslims, who regularly make raids on these tribes, break their idols and deities and convert them to Islam. The newly converts are given the title of “Shaikh”. These Shaikhs on conversion become the most ferocious enemies of their ex-tribes. However, Robertson observes one significant thing: “In case of war with a Musalman power, I was informed that, even in the event of an actual invasion of the country, the Shaikhs would not co-operate with the Kafirs, nor fight on their side, but would stand aloof, unless the invaders, if victorious, unduly oppressed the conquered Kam, when the Shaikhs would probably do all in their power to proptect and avenge their relations” (page 73).
  2. There is strict custom in all these tribes that they cannot marry within their own tribes. This prohibition of marriage extends to the tribes of the father’s side as well as to mother’s side. It looks like Hindus’ custom of “sapinda” relations, where Hindus are prohibited from marrying in their father’s and mother’s “gotras” (=something like clans). This custom of “Kafirs” is just opposite to the Muslims’ custom, whereunder they marry within their own close families.

  3. They have among them a population of people who serve them menially, in their outside and household works. However, these servants – Robertson calls them slaves – are not allowed to “cross over” the doorsteps of their masters. All these serving people live in a separate area at the corner of their village. However, these serving people are given due respect by all the people of the tribe and these serving people are equal part of the tribe in their fighting against outsiders. The individuals of these serving people are not paid for their services but are part of individual households. This custom among them is very ancient and looks just like an equally ancient Indian custom of treating the so-called “Sudras”.

  4. The names of their villages, tribes and gods still retain phonetically roots of Sanskrit language. For example, the names of some of their villages have suffix “grom”, which is corrupt form of “gram”, that is village. Some villages are named: Ptaigrom (=Patai Gram), Purstam (Purushottam), Bajindra (page 76), Mergrom (=Mer Gram) Bagalgrom (=Bagal Gram) (page 77), Shtevgrom (=Saitev (hundred?) Gram), Pontzgrom (=Pontz Gram), Diogrom (=Deo Gram), Katigigrom (=Katigi Gram), Satsumgrom (=Satsum Gram), Puskigrom (=Puski Gram) (page 80). Some of their tribal areas are called, “desh”, which means nation. Some such areas are: “Kamdesh”, “Gourdesh” (page 72), which means the nation of Kams and Gours. Kamdesh has ten chief clans of their people: Utahdari (=Uttam Dhari; Utahdari belong to a high priest class among them); Demidari; Garakdari; Sukdari; Bilezhedari; Waidari; Lalandari; Kanardari; Gutkechdari; Batardari (page 85).  Their gods are called, “Imra”, which looks like “Ishwara”.

(2) Afghanistan:

Borrowed with thanks from: Cesta Lavie Priya

There is a widespread myth about Indian history that the Islamic invaders from the central Asia who descended upon Afghanistan, then part of the Indian civilization had sort of a free pass in capturing it, that the native rulers were such dumb puppets that they gave no resistance and were also not given support by the rulers of mainland India. But, when one looks through the history, such accusations prove to be baseless. Indeed, Hindu rulers of Afghanistan did loose to the Islamic invaders. But, that was the result and a lot happened before the unfortunate conclusion of this struggle. Neither it was a free pass to the Islamic hordes, nor the Hindu rulers were support less from their peers from the mainland India.This is a short account of the Hindu Shahi King Maharaja Jaipal, who ruled the present south-eastern Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan from 964 to 1001 CE and encountered numerous Islamic invasions.

Today’s Afghanistan was very much a part of the Indian civilization. Around the early medieval period, the territory had two regional names i.e. Kabul and Zabul, the northern and southern regions respectively. In late seventh century, both these regions had faced the Islamic armies sent by the Caliph Al- Hajjaj in which though sometimes defeated by them, at the end, the native rulers had emerged victorious and as a result, the Kabul and the Zabul kingdoms remained independent and unmolested for almost 150 years. This part of history needs special attention as the kingdoms not only defeated the arab armies but also kept two important passes (Khyber and Gomal) secured for a long time. But for the time being, lets take our attention towards the eighth century Kabul which was governed by a Buddhist dynasty. In 865 CE, the last Buddhist ruler, Lagaturman was deposed by a Brahmin called Lalliya by Kalhana, the Kashmiri historian. Zabul on the other hand was ruled by the Rajput rulers of Bhatti clan.

Though securing the country for almost two centuries, Zabulistan fell to an Arab named Yaqub ibn Lais, the founder of Saffrid dynasty during 867-870 CE. He even snatched fort of Kabul from Lalliya in 871 CE. He also reportedly laid the foundation of Ghazni. But, the Kabul valley was still under the control of Hindu Shahis.

Illustrative Map of Hindu Shahi Kingdom as of 900 CE

Alptagin, the turkish general conquered Ghazni from the Arab Abu Bakr Lawik in 962 CE. Alptagin and his successors became a source of constant nuisance for Maharaja Jaipal. Important point to note is that throughout history, such attacks on the Indian cicilization were always unprovoked and the Kingdom of Hindu Shahis was no exception to this rule. Piretagin, one of the successor of Alpatagin was the one to launch first organised attack on the Hindu Shahis in 977 CE. And when Sabuktagin became the ruler of Ghazni, he plundered Kabul valley and amassed a huge booty.

Jaipal quite understood what was happening and was very much worried with the events. He knew Ghazni was growing in power. The constant raids by the Islamic barbarians into the Lamghan/ Laghman area had alerted him. Now, in order to take the offensive, Jaipal made a huge organized attack on Ghazni in 986-987 CE. Though, the step was very strategic but with lack of planning and also bad luck to his side, his army suffered due to sudden hailstorm and heavy rainfall.

Knowing what he had to do to survive, he sued for peace on very unfavourable conditions but went back on it after reaching his dominion. This didn’t go down well with Sabuktagin and he launched another raid into Lamghan. Jaipal immidiately called for help from the Indian rulers and many rulers provided the same. This fact is usually overlooked but needs to be popularised that when needed, the mainland rulers of India didn’t disappoint. Including the armies of Chauhans of Ajmer, Chandelas of Kalinjar and the Pratiharas of Kannauj, a total of almost 100,000 troops marched on Ghazni. But alas, the army was defeated and Jaipal was taken prisoner.

The Maharaja secured his release by giving up a large part of his territory upto the banks of Indus. Under immense pressure, he even had to shift his capital from Kabul to Udabhandapur (Waihand, near Peshawar) in 995 CE. In the meantime, Sabuktagin was succeeded by his son Mahmud who was later, probably first time in history even, given the title of ‘Sultan’ by the Caliph Al Qadir Billah. Mahmud took a vow to wage jihad and annually commit raids on the kafirs.

Maharaja Jaipal during this time tried to construct pathways and roads in the eastern border of his kingdom. After suppressing a revolt in Khurasan, in 1000-1001 CE, Mahmud descended upon the Indian territory and invaded by crossing the Khyber pass. He even reached near Peshawar and snatched some fortresses. Mahmud quite smartly garrisoned the pass and after some time, marched on the Hindu Shahis. He had with himself 15,000 strong cavalry and almost 10,000 ghazis, ready to wage Jihad. Maharaja Jaipal on the other hand had 12,000 cavalry, 30,000 infantry and almost 300 elephants. Jaipal crossing the Indus, met the invader and a huge battle ensued on 27 November 1001 CE. But, the Hindu Shahis were defeated.

Almost all of our army lay dead on the ground. The Maharaja was taken prisoner along with his kinsmen and chief nobles. Andrew Bostom tells us from the account of Utbi that Jaipal, the Hindu Shahiya king of Kabul “his children, his grand children, his nephews and the chief men of his tribe and his relatives, were taken prisoners and being strongly bound with ropes were carried before the Sultan like common evil-doers…Some had their arms forcibly tied behind their backs, some were seized by the cheek, some were driven by blows on their neck.” Bostom continues from the writings of Hodivala about details of humiliation of Jaipal by Mahmud, “publicly exposed at one of the slave auctions in some market in Khurasan, just like thousands of other Hindu captives….(He) was paraded about so that his sons and chieftains might see him in that conditions of shame, bond and disgrace…inflcting upon him the public indignity of commingling him in one common servitude.”

Anandpal, son of Jaipal still took matters in his hand and was successful in securing the release of his father and some of the relatives by giving a heavy ransom. But Jaipal couldn’t bear it. He lit a pyre and burnt himself to death. A.Bostom says that “no wonder Jaipal immolated himself for such humiliation was inflicted deliberately to smash the morale of the captives.” The prisoners of Islamic barbarians once captured, “young or old, ugly or handsome, princes or commoners, could be flogged, converted, sold for a tuppence or made to work as menials”. But, from here on, a lot more fighting was yet to happen and the resistance was continued by Anandpal. Mahmud, on the other hand amassed a huge booty and took it to Ghazni.

Here, there are certain points to keep in mind. As mentioned above, the rulers of our frontiers need to be given credit that they fought and kept the Islamic hoards at bay for a very long time. At a time when entire kingdoms and civilizations were falling like dominoes in front of the Islamic attack, our rulers including the Chalukyas, the Pratiharas, the Hindu Shahis etc kept fighting them. The Caliphate had started to attack firstly from the sea and were successfully repulsed. Even when Sindh Rajputs succumbed under the attack of Muhammad bin Qasim, it was a combination of good military strategy mixed with a lot of treachery on part of Qasim and even some natives. So, sometimes we successfully defeated them and sometimes we were defeated by better military skills with zealous attitude of a new religion whose believers were hell bent on spreading it by sword. Despite that they were fighting since the seventh century, 637 CE to be precise when first expedition was sent by the Caliphate to Thane and was repulsed by our rulers. With the exception of Sindh the gap is of almost five centuries when India came under Islamic rule by the end of twelfth century.

But, we also have to except that despite giving a tough fight, we were defeated and a huge part was played by our lack of military strategy. Our over dependence on elephants also contributed as elephants were very unpredictable and our sub-par cavalry in front of the Islamic hoards from Central Asia was a bane. Our insistence on following morals of knightly fighting when none was followed by our enemy has always been our disadvantage. Its better that we learn from history, all the pros and all the cons of our conduct.

References:

  1. The History of India as told by its Historians by Elliot and Dowson.
  2. Advanced Study in the History of Medieval India, Vol.I by J.L.Mehta.
  3. The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims by Andrew G. Bostom.

Veer Savarkar: A Matchless Revolutionary


By: Parmanand Pandey, Advocate, Supreme Court (Secretary General IPC)
 
 The life history of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is so touching and heart-wrenching that it moves even a stone-hearted person. The way he escaped from the ship S.S. Morea which was bringing him from Britain to India at Marseilles port of France was a hair-raising story of unprecedented courage and adventure. If the silly and stupid authorities of the French harbour had not handed over Savarkar to the British Police, the history of India would have been altogether a different one.
France was at loggerheads with England, so, everybody genuinely thought that Savarkar would be tried in France and not in India, a colony of Britain.  The feat of Savarkar was the talk of the town not only in India, Britain and France but it was flashed as big news in most of the newspapers of the world. The French government was roundly criticised for its inept handling of the Savarkar’s escape from the ship. He swam from the ship to reach the quay of the port and then ran towards French to be arrested by them but before he could be arrested some startled security handed him over to the crew and the guards of the liner.

Such a feat could have been performed only by a person, who was not only an intellectual giant but also the epitome of fearlessness, formidable inner strength and strong conviction. Thereafter, he was brought to India and put in jail; and after his trial, he was sentenced to two life imprisonments spanning 50 years. He was sent to Andaman to undergo ‘Saja-e-Kalapani’.

He suffered extreme punishment of extracting oil from the oil mills, spinning ropes and pounding of coir. Within a few months of his jail term, he was reduced to skin and bones. The leader that he was, he started organising the convicts also to rise in revolt against the jail authorities, for which he was mercilessly beaten by the Jail Jamadars in the Cellular Jail. The extremely bad conditions in which he and his elder brother Ganesh Damodar Savarkar lived in jail and the fact that they were denied even those facilities which were available to other prisoners speak of the fact that they were considered dangerous by the regime.

The book ‘Savarkar echoes a forgotten past’, is a brilliant biography written by a young historian Dr Vikram Sampath. The book chronicles the life and activities of Savarkar, more known as ‘Veer Savarkar’ from 1883 to 1924. Cellular Jail as the name suggests had only cells and no barracks. Each cell measured 13’6” X 7’6” and there was a small ventilator at height of 9’8”. It was under Mr Barrie, who was considered to cruellest jailor at that time. What is a most surprising thing that even in Cellular Jail Muslim Jamadaras from Balochistan used to get sadistic pleasure in torturing Hindu prisoners and this was the reason that many Hindu prisoners in order to escape the torture were getting converted to Islam. The procedure of conversion was very simple. There were two kitchens; one was meant for Hindus and other was for Muslims. Any Hindu moving to Muslim kitchen to get relief from the cruelties was immediately considered to have converted to Islam. Vinayak Ganesh Savarkar considered it to be an insult to Hinduism and a cause for huge pain to him.

 He was deeply influenced by the founder of the Arya Samaj Swami Dayanand Saraswati, who had also advocated for the reconversion of Muslims and Christians to Hinduism through Shuddhi movement. As a result of it, he started reconverting the Muslims to Hinduism, who were converted to Islam by force, fraud and cheating. This initiative of Savarkar further enraged Muslim Jamadars and they became more cruel towards him.

While reading the Sampath’s book one comes to know that his elder brother Ganesh Vinayak Savarkar was transported to life in Cellular Jail much before younger Savarkar i.e. Veer Savarkar reached. The sufferings of elder brother were, in fact, more harrowing than even his younger brother. Anybody who reads the jail accounts of Savarkar brothers will be filled with contempt and anger towards Britishers. Both of them spent a rigorous and inhuman life in Kala Paani for one and half-decade. They were given practically uneatable food. Every trick of the trade was adopted to crush and break them mentally and physically.  Their sufferings were unimaginable, to say the least.

 While in jail Vinayak Damodar Savarkar struggled to make available certain facilities to other prisoners like newspapers and some assorted books to read. They also got the concession of receiving letters from their family members once in six months, earlier it was not possible for any prisoner to get any letter from their family members. And the second thing was the facility of medicines for common deceases like cold, cough and fever etc.

Savarkar had no two opinions about the pride of place for Hindi in Independent India. He started work for the propagation of Hindi even from 1906. While in England he had begun work to make Hindi the national language of India. He championed the cause of Hindi to be written in Devnagri script. He always thought that Hindi was an important tool for national unity. It was supported by other national leaders like Baal Gangadhar Tilak and Gandhiji. He was dead against superstitions, which was the bane of the poor, illiterate and gullible masses of India

Savarkar vigorously worked for the annihilation of the caste system as he considered it was the biggest weakness of the Hindus. He was chastised all those who believed in it. He used to say that strange and shocking were the ways of Hindus that they make some people untouchable but the moment they converted to Islam or Christianity; Hindus gave them all respect. Therefore, the Hindus must mend their ways and must work for the eradication of the caste system from Hinduism. Thus, Savarkar was not only freedom fighter par excellence but was also a great social reformer. The learning and understanding of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar can be known by reading his books like ‘The Indian War of Independence of 1857’, and ‘My Transportation to Life’.

Both brothers were discriminated against even in comparison to fellow prisoners. While other prisoners were granted general remission after ten years, they were denied it. Savarkar brothers should have been released after 14 years but they were not allowed. They were political prisoners, but they were treated much worse than hardened criminals.  Their parents died when they were in jail. The baby son and wife of the elder brother died when both of them were in jail. The wife of the elder brother could not get the opportunity to see her husband even when she was on death bed. Veer Savarkar also lost his four-year-old daughter while in jail and he could not get the chance to see her at the time of her death. This personal pains and trauma of Savarkar brothers swell the eyes with the tears of anybody.

The much fuss and hullaballoo, which is created around Vinayak Damodar Savarkar about the letters of apology that he wrote to the government is simply a shameless effort to malign one of the greatest revolutionaries that India had produced. By reading those petitions which have been appended in the book one finds that Savarkar simply raised objections for making discriminatory and inhuman treatment to them. He also pointed out the violations of jail manuals with regard to the injuries that were inflicted on him and his brother. By reading those petitions one finds that Savarkar was never apologetic about his revolutionary activities. Except one of his letters written on 20 March 1920, after ten years of his incarceration, wherein he had asked for showing the magnanimity as ‘magnanimity wins even where might fails’. He never wanted any extra consideration for himself and his brother. He always pointed out in his petitions that they were entitled to remission after spending so much time in the jail. This gripping biography of Savarkar describes the revolutionary zeal of both brothers for the emancipation of India. Free India is indebted to him.

For Savarkar India was a pious land and fatherland for those who were born in India and this was the definition for Hindutva for him. He was the opponent of the compromising and conciliatory politics of Mahatma Gandhi but so were Bhagat Singh and many other revolutionaries like them. He considered that the Khilafat Movement was thoroughly communal and retrogressive, which started by those who wanted to establish the Islamic Ummah. Mahatma Gandhi fell into their trap for the sake of Hindu-Muslim unity in his struggle for the freedom of the country but these Khalifatists ultimately turned hostile towards Hindus. Thus, Gandhi ji failed to win the support of Muslims.

Savarkar supported for the reformation in Islam, and he believed, that was what undertaken by Kamal Ataturk Pasha in Turkey. So, Gandhi should have extended his support to the then ruler of Turkey, who had overthrown ‘Khalifa Raj’. By reading this book one comes to know about other revolutionaries like Barin Ghosh, Lala Hardayal, Shyamji Krishna Verma, Madan Lal Dhingra and Madam Cama ji.

Savarkar believed in the larger unity among Hindus. He was an ardent admirer of Guru Gobind Singh.  Credit goes to him for popularising the slogan of Vande Mataram. The book is written in a gripping style in elegant English and should be read by everybody to know the sacrifices which were made by Veer Savarkar for the pious land that India is.

Asia is Dead. West is Kicking. And, Corona too.


Shreepal Singh

West discovered and invented electricity, electric motors, cars, aeroplanes, antibiotics, atoms, atom bombs, x-rays, telescopes, microscopes, zooming rockets and the things like that. And, they gave these things to the rest of the world, on which our civilization is founded today. It is the second-hand thing for this rest of the world. The real power of West lies in science. They are busy in original thinking and discovering. They do not glamorize this business of original thinking and discovering – they work on it in the background. They do not glamorize this business because it is their real power. Instead of glamorize this business of thinking and discovering, they collect to their side from around the world all those who have grey matter – mind and reason, that is, who can think and make discoveries. It is their serious business. It is their real power; they don’t want this power to let slip from their hands. It is natural tendency of human beings.

Asia is dead. The power of Asia lies in mastering the super-natural worlds and their secrets. Those secrets are more powerful than zooming rockets and their ilk. But Asia has lost that mastery and that power. This science of super-natural is more powerful than the science of the West. But Asia is dead today. There are no Buddhas, Mahaviras, Christs, Meera Bais, Kabeers, Sankaracharyas, Baba Fareeds, Guru Nanaks, Nizamuddins, Chaitany Mahaprabhus, Ramakrishnas, Shirdi Babas and host of others like them today.  The day Asia is able to produce these great super human beings it will snatch away the initiative from the hands of West and lead humanity as an integral global community. But that day is far off today. Asia is busy in fighting for the mental image of  those great super human beings and determined to fighting till this world is destroyed by the weapons invented by the West.

Super-natural wisdom tells us that Divine is not in a hurry to execute His intentions. He waits for His steps to move because an eternity is available at His disposal. He makes His pots and breaks them to reshape again, and again and again till the perfection is according to His intention.

Today the ignorant world is oppressed of the Corona virus – without knowing that like all viruses Corona too is a living being and that all life is drawn from its central source, which drawing never takes place without a purpose and His design. If this earthly world is to die of Corona or of the hit on April 29, 2020 of an interstellar mountain rushing at the speed of 20,000 miles per hour towards Earth (and passing 4 million miles away from Earth!), let it die. These are not great events in the universe and its history. Till this ignorant world is able to know the secrets of the purpose and design of such things, let it seek the help of and remain at the mercy of the Western science.

Sri Aurobindo: Albert Einstein of Consciousness – Let’s Learn


Let us learn from Sri Aurobindo what we humans are and how we should move ahead towards our future. This is a series of lessons from Sri Aurobindo. These lessons are quotes from “Evening Talks with Sri Aurobindo” a book by Purani A. B. In these talks, varied questions on various subjects are put by different persons and to them answers are given by Sri Aurobindo. After these quotes, what follows is a short explanatory note by the editor.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

Disciple: According to Einstein’s theory, although there is a formed independent Reality, it is quite different from what we know about it. Observed Matter and the laws of the physical sciences exist only by our mind. It is all a working in a circle. Our mind defines Matter in order to deal with what exists; it observes conservation of Matter, but that is because the mind is such that in order to observe Reality it must posit conservation first. Time and Space also, in the new Physics, seem to be our mind’s formations of something which is not divisible or separable into time and space.

Sri Aurobindo: What do you mean by mind? You try to appropriate mind to yourself. But really there is no my mind or your mind — but mind or rather movement of mind. Mind is universal, even the animal has got it. We can only speak of human mind which is a particular organisation of the general principle of Mind. One can speak of one’s own mind for the sake of convenience, i.e. for practical purposes.

Disciple: What then, makes the difference between individuals?

Sri Aurobindo: There is no fundamental difference. The difference is in detail, in the development, evolution and organisation offerees. For instance, I have, by virtue of my past evolution, developed and organised certain forces in me, but the principle is the same.

The human mind in dealing with the universe has to deal with certain relations of objects and rely upon the senses and other instruments and therefore it cannot be sure of what it receives of the universe and the truth of the reality that corresponds to it. This is so because, first of all, the instruments, that is, the senses are imperfect. Even his reason and the will to know do not give man the knowledge of the Truth; Reason is mainly useful for practical purposes because it enables man to deal with universal facts as they are organised now. That was the view which Bergson took: “Reason”, he said, “is an instrument of action, not of knowledge.” It is organised knowledge directed to action. When you have taken up a position intuitively, reason comes in afterwards and supplies you with the chain of justification.

Take for consideration a law: what do you mean by a law? It means that under certain conditions the same movement of forces always recurs. It depends on the human mind,— the condition of mental consciousness. But suppose the consciousness changes, then the law also is bound to change and it would be seen from quite a different position. So, all the laws are relative. That seems to be the truth, from our point of view, behind Einstein’s theory.

All these ideas about the universe are based on the assumption that the Infinite can organise a universe only on these particular lines with which mankind is at present familiar. But that is purely an assumption.

Disciple: There is a new standpoint reached by Einstein’s theory that the laws of the physical universe are related to the law of numbers and as this law seems absolute to our mind, the laws of the physical world are also absolute. They cannot be otherwise. If the law of number is different in another universe, or on another plane, then the laws of that world would be different.

It was thought once that laws are restrictions placed by Nature upon infinite possibilities; e.g. a stone has to fall down in a straight line only, it could not take any other course. But now it is seen that this idea of restriction is an imposition from our mind. There is no such thing.

Sri Aurobindo: If your mind is in search of the Absolute then it is a vain search. First of all, it is a question whether there is any reality corresponding to what the mere mind formulates as the Absolute.

Secondly, even if such an Absolute or Reality exists it is doubtful how you are going to reach it.

Thirdly, even if you could realise it, I don’t think it would matter very much.

There are, beyond mind, three Absolutes — the Ananda, the Chit — Tapas, that is, the Consciousness and Power aspect, and the Sat [the Being]. These three really are Absolute, Infinite and One.

But when you begin to deal with the movements of Ananda, movements of consciousness and force in manifestation [here] then you have to distinguish and differentiate between high and low, true and false movements.

Now with regard to the law of numbers it merely states the organisation of the physical part of the universe and even there it gives knowledge of only a part. But, there is not merely the quantitative law of formation, but also a qualitative law which is more important than the quantitative. These laws of Nature you call absolute. But suppose I bring the yogic force into play and am able to overcome the law of gravitation, that is, bring about levitation, then is it not breaking the absolute law?

Disciple: But then another force, quite different from the purely physical, enters into play. If the laws of the physical are not dependable then what is the use of this mental knowledge?

Sri Aurobindo: It is very useful. It is even necessary. It enables man to deal with physical facts and establishes his control over physical phenomena.

Disciple: But that control is not perfect. Another question is: Whether the scientists would come to believe or accept that the whole truth cannot be attained by mind, or would they turn sceptics like the positivists? Could they come to believe in the possibility of higher Knowledge by mysticism?

Sri Aurobindo: Never mind what they accept or don’t accept, but the control which science gives is a real control. The knowledge science gives, as I said, is not only useful but is even necessary.The main concern of the scientist is with physical phenomena,— he observes them, he studies the conditions, makes experiments and then deduces the laws.

Disciple: Can one study the planes of consciousness in the scientific way?

Sri Aurobindo: I already spoke one day about occultism which deals with the knowledge of the forces of those planes and the way of mastering them.

Even in yoga we have to do the same. We have to find out the right Dharma, the right way of functioning, of movement of forces. Not merely the law which is mechanical, but the Dharma of the movement of forces. An ordinary law merely means an equilibrium established by Nature; it means a balance of forces. It is merely a groove in which Nature is accustomed to work in order to produce certain results. But, if you change the consciousness, then the groove also is bound to change. For instance, I observe the forces on the vital plane, I see what they are, and what they intend. If they are hostile they attack me. Then I have to find out how they shall not attack me.

I put forth some force and see how they react; I have also to see how they would react if I put forth the force in a different way.

Even in knowing physical phenomena, the Yogi’s way of knowing is different from that of the scientist. For instance, when I light a match I do not know the chemical composition of the match, and how it burns when struck. But I feel and know beforehand whether it will light or not, or whether it will do the work intended of it, and that is enough for me. I know it because I am in contact with the force that is in it, the Sat and the Chit in movement there.

The Yogi’s way of dealing with these physical forces is also different from that of the scientist. Take, for instance, the fire that broke out in Tokyo. What the scientist would do is to multiply means and organise devices to prevent and put out the fire. What the Yogi would do in the same case is that he would feel the Spirit of fire approaching and, putting forth his force, he would be able to prevent the fire from breaking out in his vicinity.

These dealings are with quite different orders of facts.

EXPLANATORY NOTE (BY: SHREEPAL SINGH):

We are prone to always associate mind with individuals. We say. “my mind; your mind.” It is wrong. “Mind” is a universal movement – independent of any person or living being. We humans have developed an “instrument” that receives this “movement” and we feel this movement within us as “our mind”. When two persons “think” differently with their respective minds, there is no “fundamental difference” between them; this difference is only in “details, development of the instrument that receives the movement of Mind, stage of the evolution of that instrument and the organization of that instrument that we inherited from our parents”. Despite all these seemingly great differences, the principle of the working of “Mind” is the same: It is a movement; it is independent of us (humans or otherwise); we receive this movement with our instrument.

The work of human mind – his instrument – is to deal with “definite and objective relations of things” that are there in this universe. In doing its work, human mind has to rely on the input of data supplied by his senses and other assisting things in this work. Because of this difficulty of relying on “intermediaries”, one cannot be sure of what he receives through these intermediaries is exactly what in fact is there in the universe that is being supplied to him by these intermediaries. These “intermediary tools” are not up to the perfect standard; even his reason – local instrument that receives the movement of Mind – is not designed to give perfect knowledge of the “Truth” that is being supplied (though much sullied) to him by his intermediaries. Even, there is no “willingness” on the part of normal humans (assuming that the perfect knowledge is being supplied to his local instrument – his mind, called reason – by these intermediaries) to “know and accept” that “Truth”.

But humans’ local instrument – his mind, called reason – has a great utility for this world: It serves his practical purposes; it makes it possible (in a better way than in animals) for him to know and deal with objects – universal facts – as they are organized (now, that is, to us in an illusory fashion). This reason serves one more purpose: If you know something “intuitively” to be true, reason appears (though without playing any role in knowing that truth) on the scene and supplies a chain of justification why it is true.

As we all know, a “Law” is a statement that under certain conditions (often set in place by scientists in laboratory when conducting an experiment) the same movement of forces (prediction made in advance on the basis of a hypothesis) recurs. When you deal with human “consciousness” and the “Truth”, one of these certain conditions (like the parametric conditions in an experiment to verify a hypothesis) would also include the “condition of mental consciousness”. In the Albert Einstein’s “Theory of Relativity”, if you change your (observer’s) “Frame of Reference” – (a definite and certain condition to observe an object, say, in observing the speed of a running train “observer’s position” is changed from the “stationary” place located on the train’s track on ground to the “moving” place located inside the cabin of that train) – the result of the observation would also change. Just like it, if your (the observer’s) “consciousness” changes, then the outcome of the observation would be “different”.  The change in one’s position changes his result. All results are relative. All laws “defining such change” too are relative. It is so simple as that.

But things are not so simple in the universe. We are humans; and, we assume that the “Infinite” can organize itself only on the lines of such “Theory of Relativity”, with which theory we humans are familiar (thanks to Einstein). We are assuming such a situation in this universe. It is wrong assumption. The “Infinite” has many secret “Laws”, of which we humans are not aware. However, we get a hint that if the position – or “Frame of Reference” – of our “consciousness” is changed, our conclusions about this universe and its “Truth” will also change.

There is one more outcome of this situation in the universe: If your mind is in search of the “Absolute”, then it is a vain search!

Mind cannot formulate anything corresponding to the “Absolute”.

Even if the “Absolute” exists corresponding to its mental image, it is doubtful that mind will “reach” the “Absolute”.

Even if one is able to formulate a mental image corresponding to the “Absolute”, it would not matter much for the person concerned – it will be useless to him. It will cause rigidity in his mind about the truthfulness of his personal image and produce contradictions between two persons who would have images different from one another, and with the rigidity of their belief in the truthfulness of their respective images. (Just remember the blood soaked wars fought throughout human history between persons who had their own mental image of the “Absolute”, but which images differed from one another!)

All these things do not mean that mental knowledge is useless. It enables humans to deal with physical facts and establish control over physical phenomena. It discovers inter-relations of these phenomena; it gives knowledge; it discovers scientific laws and gives real control over these phenomena.

In the light of what has been said above, if you change the consciousness, then the groove – around which humans are organized – is also bound to change; it makes one to enter the field of “occult”, which deals with the knowledge of the forces of those planes of consciousness that are alien to humans’ total awareness.

This is a field that deals with quite different orders of facts. They are facts – more hard facts than the facts with which we deal in our daily life – but you encounter them only when when you reach those worlds – or orders of facts – and not before that. When you reach there, you deal with those forces and even may create effects on this world that we ordinary humans daily see; and, then they look miracles to ordinary humans.

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Here we reproduce Sri Aurobindo’s answers to varied questions relating to India, world and humanity, which were put to him by many public figures and ordinary persons from 1914 to 1950. Let India take cue from his vision of things to come in future and be guided in its actions and plans. These answers are recorded by Purani A. B., who was Sri Aurobindo’s co-revolutionary and an intimate disciple, in his book, “Purani A. B.: Evening Talks with Sri Aurobindo”.

“But, though I had seen him from a distance and felt an unaccountable familiarity with him, still I had not yet met him personally. When the question of putting into execution the revolutionary plan, which Sri Aurobindo had given to my brother — the late C. B. Purani — at Baroda in 1907, arose I thought it better to obtain Sri Aurobindo’s consent to it. Barindra, his brother, had given the formula for preparing bombs to my brother, and I was also very impatient to begin the work. But still we thought it necessary to consult the great leader who had given us the inspiration, as the lives of many young men were involved in the plan.

Sri Aurobindo was sitting in a wooden chair behind a small table covered with an indigo-blue cloth in the verandah upstairs when I went up to meet him. I felt a spiritual light surrounding his face. His look was penetrating. He had known me by my correspondence. I reminded him about my brother having met him at Baroda; he had not forgotten him. Then I informed him that our group was now ready to start revolutionary activity. It had taken us about eleven years to get organised.

Sri Aurobindo remained silent for some time. Then he put me questions about my Sadhana — spiritual practice. I described my efforts and added: “Sadhana is all right, but it is difficult to concentrate on it so long as India is not free.”

“Perhaps it may not be necessary to resort to revolutionary activity to free India,” he said.

“But without that how is the British Government to go from India?” I asked him.

“That is another question; but if India can be free without revolutionary activity, why should you execute the plan? It is better to concentrate on yoga — the spiritual practice,” he replied.

“But India is a land that has Sadhana in its blood. When India is free, I believe, thousands will devote themselves to yoga. But in the world of today who will listen to the truth from, or spirituality of, slaves?” I asked him.

He replied: “India has already decided to win freedom and so there will certainly be found leaders and men to work for that goal. But all are not called to yoga. So, when you have the call, is it not better to concentrate upon it? If you want to carry out the revolutionary programme you are free to do it, but I cannot give my consent to it.”

“But it was you who gave us the inspiration and the start for revolutionary activity. Why do you now refuse to give your consent to its execution?” I asked.

“Because I have done the work and I know its difficulties. Young men come forward to join the movement, driven by idealism and enthusiasm. But these elements do not last long. It becomes very difficult to observe and extract discipline. Small groups begin to form within the organisation, rivalries grow between groups and even between individuals. There is competition for leadership. The agents of the Government generally manage to join these organisations from the very beginning. And so the organisations are unable to act effectively. Sometimes they sink so low as to quarrel even for money,” he said calmly.

“But even supposing that I grant Sadhana to be of greater importance, and even intellectually understand that I should concentrate upon it. — my difficulty is that I feel intensely that I must do something for the freedom of India. I have been unable to sleep soundly for the last two years and a half. I can remain quiet if I make a very strong effort. But the concentration of my whole being turns towards India’s freedom. It is difficult for me to sleep till that is secured”.

Sri Aurobindo remained silent for two or three minutes. It was a long pause. Then he said: “Suppose an assurance is given to you that India will be free?”

“Who can give such an assurance?” I could feel the echo of doubt and challenge in my own question.

Again he remained silent for three or four minutes. Then he looked at me and added: “Suppose I give you the assurance?”

I paused for a moment, considered the question with myself and said: “If you give the assurance, I can accept it.”

“Then I give you the assurance that India will be free,” he said in a serious tone.

My work was over — the purpose of my visit to Pondicherry was served.

It was time for me to leave. The question of Indian freedom again arose in my mind, and at the time of taking leave, after I had got up to depart, I could not repress the question — it was a question of very life for me: “Are you quite sure that India will be free?”

1 did not, at that time, realise the full import of my query. I wanted a guarantee, and though the assurance had been given my doubts had not completely disappeared.

Sri Aurobindo became very serious. The yogi in him came forward, his gaze was fixed at the sky that could be seen beyond the window. Then he looked at me and putting his fist on the table he said:

“You can take it from me, it is as certain as the rising, of the sun tomorrow. The decree has already gone forth it may not be long in coming.”

I bowed down to him. That day I was able to sleep soundly in the train after more than two years. And in my mind was fixed for ever the picture of that scene: two of us standing near the small table, my earnest question, that upward gaze, and that quiet and firm voice with power in it to shake the world, that firm fist planted on the table,— the symbol of self-confidence of the divine Truth.”

“The second time I met Sri Aurobindo was in 1921, when there was a greater familiarity. Having come for a short stay, I remained eleven days on Sri Aurobindo’s asking me to prolong my stay.

(But) the greatest surprise of my visit in 1921 was the “darshan” of Sri Aurobindo. During the interval of two years his body had undergone a transformation which could only be described as miraculous. In 1918 the colour of the body was like that of an ordinary Bengali — rather dark — though there was a lustre on the face and the gaze was penetrating. On going upstairs to see him (in the same house) I found his cheeks wore an apple-pink colour and the whole body glowed with a soft creamy white light. So great and unexpected was the change that I could not help exclaiming:

“What has happened to you?”

Instead of giving a direct reply he parried the question, as I had grown a beard: “And what has happened to you?”

But afterwards in the course of talk he explained to me that when the Higher Consciousness, after descending to the mental level, comes down to the vital and
even below the vital, then a transformation takes place in the nervous and even in the physical being.”

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“Strange dictations used to be received sometimes: one of them was the following: “Moni [Suresh Chakarvarty] will bomb Sir Edward Grey when he will come as the Viceroy of India.” In later years at Pondicherry there used to be a joke that Sir Edward took such a fright at the prospect of Moni’s bombing him that he never came to India!

After Sri Aurobindo had come to Pondicherry from Chandranagore he entered upon an intense period of spiritual sadhana and for a few months he refused to receive anyone.

The memory of my first visit in 1918 awoke in me all the old impressions vividly. I saw then that even at that early period Sri Aurobindo had been for me the embodiment of the Supreme Consciousness. I began to search mentally for the exact time-moment when I had come to know him. Travelling far into the past I found it was in 1914 when I read a notice in the Bombay Chronicle about the publication of a monthly magazine — the Arya — from Pondicherry by Sri Aurobindo. I hastened to register my name in advance. In those days of political storms, to avoid the suspicion of the college authorities and the police, I had ordered the magazine to be delivered to an address outside the college. Sri Aurobindo then appeared to me to be the personification of the ideal of the life divine which he so ably put before humanity in the Arya.

The Congress broke up at Surat in 1907. Sri Aurobindo had played a prominent part in that historical session. From Surat he came to Baroda, and at Vankaner Theatre and at Prof, Manik Rao’s old gymnasium in Dandia Bazar he delivered several speeches which not only took the audience by storm but changed entirely the course of many lives. I also heard him without understanding everything that was spoken. But ever since I had seen him I had got the constant feeling that he was one known to me, and so my mind could not fix the exact time moment when I knew him. It is certain that the connection seemed to begin with the great tidal wave of the national movement in the political life of India; but I think it was only the apparent beginning. The years between 1903 to 1910 were those of unprecedented awakening and revolution.

Among all the visions of perfection of the human Spirit on earth, I found the synthetic and integral vision of Sri Aurobindo the most rational and the most satisfying. It meets the need of the individual and collective life of man today. It is the international form of the fundamental elements of Indian culture. It is, as Dr. S. K. Maitra says, the message which holds out hope in a world of despair.”

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“Jung has admitted that there is an element of mystery, something that baffles the reason, in human personality. One finds that the greater the personality the greater is the complexity. And this is especially so with regard to spiritual personalities, what the Gita calls “Vibhutis” and “Avatars.”

Sri Aurobindo has explained the mystery of personality in some of his writings. Ordinarily by a personality we mean something which can be described as “a pattern of being
marked out by a settled combination of fixed qualities, a determined character.” In one view personality is regarded as a fixed structure of recognizable qualities expressing a power of being; another idea regards “personality as a flux of self-expressive or sensitive and responsive being.” “But flux of nature and fixity of nature — which some call character — are two aspects of being, neither of which, nor indeed both together, can be a definition of personality.” Besides this flux and this fixity there is also a third and occult element, the Person behind of whom the personality is a self-expression; the Person puts forward the personality as his role, character, persona, in the present act of his long drama of manifested existence. But the Person is larger than his personality, and it may happen that this inner largeness overflows into the surface formation; the result is a self-expression of being which can no longer be described by fixed qualities, normalities of mood, exact lineaments, or marked out structural {{0}}limits.[[The Life Divine, P. 833]]

The gospel of the Supermind which Sri Aurobindo brought to man envisages a new level of consciousness beyond Mind. When this level is attained it imposes a complete and radical reintegration of the human personality. Sri Aurobindo was not merely the exponent but the embodiment of the new, dynamic truth of the Supermind.

The Gita in its chapters on the Vibhuti and the Avatar takes in general the same position. It shows that the present formula of our nature, and therefore the mental personality of man, is not final. A Vibhuti embodies in a human manifestation a certain divine quality and thus demonstrates the possibility of over coming the limits of ordinary human personality. The Vibhuti,— the embodiment of a divine quality or power,— and the Avatar — the divine incarnation — are not to be looked upon as supraphysical miracles thrown at humanity without regard to the process of evolution; they are, in fact, indications of human possibility, a sign that points to the goal of evolution.

In this connection Sri Aurobindo said during an Evening Talk: “No human manifestation can be illimitable and unlimited but the manifestation in the limited should reflect the unlimited, the Transcendent Beyond.” [28.04.1923]

This possibility of the human touching and manifesting the Divine has been realized during the course of human history whenever a great spiritual Light has appeared on earth. One of the purposes of this book is to show how Sri Aurobindo himself reflected the unlimited Beyond in his own self.

Sri Aurobindo was never a social man in the current sense of the term and definitely he was not a man of the crowd. This was due to his grave temperament, not to any feeling of superiority or to repulsion for men. At Baroda there was an Officer’s Club which was patronized by the Maharajah and though Sri Aurobindo enrolled himself as a member he hardly went to the Club even on special occasions. He rather liked a small congenial circle of friends and spent most of his evenings with them whenever he was free and not occupied with his studies of other works. After Baroda when he went to Calcutta there was hardly any time in the storm and stress of revolutionary politics to permit him to lead a “social life.” What little time he could spare from his incessant activities was spent in the house of Raja Subodh Malick or at the Grey Street house. In the Karmayogin office he used to sit after the office hours till late chatting with a few persons or trying automatic writing.”

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(4-Let India be guided by Sri Aurobindo)

(Introduction common to all articles in  this series)

It is critical time today. Let India be guided by the vision of Sri Aurobindo in moving forward.

All the so called secularist forces, left organizations, opposition political parties of India, a large number of religious minorities, network of terrorists and the international forces with big money and powerful voices supporting this conglomeration of anti-India forces operating within the country are on the one side of India. On the other side of India are the forces that represent Indian nationalism, Hindutva and transformation of this country reflected in slogans like, “sabka sath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas”.

Also, in the world, greed knows no limits. Holders of big money in India and outside India want more and more money – crazy for more and more profits – at the cost of human miseries that this crazy greed causes. These big money holders do not care even a little for the pains that others suffer because of them. They do not care that because of their greed for more money is turning this Earth onto an inhabitable place.

Religious terrorism is determined to wage a world-wide Jihad even at the cost of extinction of human race by an atomic war that may be triggered by its mission. It is seriously busy in destroying the world peace and international order.

Humans are Mental Beings and Christians are no exception to this. They have some mental idea of Christ and their flag-beaers are busy in bringing – converting – the entire humanity to their fold, as if humans have nothing better to do in their life. And, then there comes in the play of lower human impulses – lust for sex, power, politics, subversion of native life and what not. They cross all limits of normal human decency in their pursuit. India is a prime example of their nefarious activities.

This is the world today we are living in.

Sri Aurobindo needs no introduction and one ignorant of his name may be said, in the literal sense of the word, a real illiterate of India. A western scholar has spoken of Sri Aurobindo as, “Albert Einstein of human and cosmic consciousness !” In Gita’s terminology, he was a “vibhuti” (and all “Vibhutis” are Avatars – and a part of Divine that descended on Earth in human flesh and blood), who lived ìn higher Divine consciousness and saw the future, which is yet to happen. What is in store for India? Here we reproduce Sri Aurobindo’s answers to varied questions relating to India, world and humanity, which were put to him by many public figures and ordinary persons from 1914 to 1950. Let India take cue from his vision of things to come in future and be guided in its actions and plans. These answers are recorded by Purani A. B., who was Sri Aurobindo’s co-revolutionary and an intimate disciple, in his book, “Purani A. B.: Evening Talks with Sri Aurobindo”.

 

“The question which Arjuna asks Sri Krishna in the Gita [2nd Chap.] occurs pertinently to many about all spiritual personalities: “What is the language of one whose understanding is poised? How does he speak, how sit, how walk?” Men want to know the outer signs of the inner attainment,— the way in which a spiritual person differs outwardly from other men. But all the tests which the Gita enumerates are inner and therefore invisible to the outer view. It is true also that the inner or the spiritual is the essential and the outer derives its value and form from the inner. But the transformation about which Sri Aurobindo writes in his books has to take place in nature. So, all the parts of nature — including the physical and the external — are to be transformed. In his own case the very physical became the transparent mould of the Spirit as a result of his intense Sadhana. This is borne out by the impression created on the minds of sensitive outsiders like Sj. K. M. Munshi who was deeply impressed by his radiating presence when he met him after nearly forty years.

The Evening-Talks collected here may afford to the outside world a glimpse of its richness, its many-sidedness, its uniqueness. One can also form some notion of Sri Aurobindo’s personality from the books in which the height, the universal sweep and clear vision of his integral ideal and thought can be seen. His writings are, in a sense, the best representative of his mental personality. The versatile nature of his genius, the penetrating power of his intellect, his extraordinary power of expression, his intense sincerity, his utter singleness of purpose — all these can be easily felt by any earnest student of his works. He may discover even in the realm of mind that Sri Aurobindo brings the unlimited into the limited. Another side of his dynamic personality is represented by the Ashram as an institution. But the outer, if one may use the phrase, the human side of his personality, is unknown to the outside world because from 1910 to 1950 — a span of forty years — he had led a life of outer retirement. No doubt, many knew about his staying at Pondicherry and practicing some kind of very special yoga to the mystery of which they had no access. To some, perhaps, he was living a life of enviable solitude enjoying the luxury of spiritual endeavour. Many regretted his retirement as a great loss to the world because they could not see any external activity on his part which could be regarded as “public”, “altruistic” or “beneficial.” Even some of his admirers thought that he was after some kind of personal salvation which would have very little significance for mankind in general. His outward non-participation in public life was construed by many as lack of love for humanity.

But those who knew him during the days of the national awakening — from 1900 to 1910 — could not have these doubts. And even these initial misunderstandings and false notions of others began to evaporate with the growth of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram from 1927 onwards. The large number of books published by the Ashram also tended to remove the idea of the other-worldliness of his yoga and the absence of any good by it to mankind.

This period of outer retirement was one of intense Sadhana and of intellectual activity — it was also one during which he acted on external events,— though he was not dedicated outwardly to a public cause. About his own retirement he writes. But this did not mean, as most people supposed, that he [Sri Aurobindo] had retired into some height of spiritual experience devoid of any further interest in the world or in life. It could not mean that, for the very principle of his yoga is not only to realize the Divine and attain to a complete spiritual consciousness, but also to take all life and all world-activity into the scope of this Spiritual Consciousness and action and to base life on the Spirit and give it a spiritual meaning. In his retirement Sri Aurobindo kept a close watch on all that was happening in the world and in India and actively intervened, whenever necessary, but solely with a spiritual Force and silent spiritual action; for it is part of the experience of those who have advanced in yoga that, besides the ordinary forces and activities of the mind and life and body in Matter, there are other forces and powers that can and do act from behind and from above; there is also a spiritual dynamic Power which can be possessed by those who are advanced in spiritual consciousness,— though all do not care to possess, or possessing, to use it, and this Power is greater than any other and more effective. It was this force which Sri Aurobindo used at first only in a limited field of personal work, but afterwards, in a constant action upon the world {{0}}forces.[[Sri Aurobindo and his Ashram]]

Twice he found it necessary to go out of his way to make public pronouncements on important world-issues, which shows distinctly that renunciation of life is not a part of his yoga. “The first was in relation to the second world-war. At the beginning he did not actively concern himself with it, but when it appeared as if Hitler would crush all the forces opposed to him and Nazism dominate the world, he began to {{0}}intervene.”[[Sri Aurobindo and his Ashram]]

The second was with regard to Sir Stafford Cripps’ proposal for the transfer of power to India.”

Corona Virus Pandemic


By: Dr Kishore Dere

The widespread confusion and mayhem caused by the outbreak of  COVID-19 pandemic speaks volumes of the massive unpreparedness of the so-called modern human civilization in 21st century. Human beings often claim and proclaim to be superior to all other species and therefore privilege themselves over others.

This tiny virus, however, has thoroughly exposed hollowness of all such bombastic claims of homo sapiens. There are so many conspiracy theories in circulation in the global news market. Social media users have their own way of looking at everything. Are they really free from subjectivity? Or is it only an illusion or mirage they nurture? Mutual mistrust and distrust abounds everywhere.

International conferences are being cancelled, air travel has become uncertain and everybody is suspected to be an agent of Corona virus. This minuscule virus has made giant nations of the world run helter-skelter. People are running from pillar to post in search of safety and shelter. It shows how deeply human race is divided although it claims to be united. It is at a time sophisticated and primitive, prepared and unprepared, trustworthy and untrustworthy, cunning and honest, happy and unhappy.

News media as usual is hyper-active. Although mask-sellers, doctors and pharmacists seem to be making fortune, others like airlines and hotels do not seem to be so lucky at this point of time. Their turn, however, may also come soon and they could celebrate some other event. All sorts of paradoxes, contradictions, fear psychosis and hysteria have been revived and resurrected by COVID-19.

Although an overwhelming majority of humanity does not know what exactly is COVID-19,  almost everybody, however, is keen to offer solution to the problem, even an unsolicited one.

Long live such duplicity and hypocrisy of human beings.

‘Self Defence Committees’ in the ‘Land of Recurring Riots’


In society there are always some anti-social elements. These elements – these individuals – incite other people to join them in anti-social activities, in the name of their religion or some other things like it. Many people join these leaders and they all become a crowd. The crowd has no respect for law, peace or social order and cause social strife – riots and things like that. It may happen in any society and particularly it is so in Indian society. These anti-social elements are not limited to any one particular religion or community – they are found in all communities in India. India has a long history of such communal strifes.

In a country like India where 150 crores people live, it is not possible to safeguard peace loving citizens by calling police to their aid and deploy them everyday and everywhere when such kind of social strife happens. It is humanly not possible. This method of calling and deploying police has been used by this country since its independence in 1947 but has been found ineffective. The proof of the failure of this model to quell communal strifes lies in the fact that such communal strifes did not stop happening in India – they take place again and again and without any full stop to them in sight in the foreseeable future.

India has to invent some other model that is effective  in achieving its objective. Different countries have adopted different strategies to deal with the problem of safeguarding its peace loving citizens against anti-social elements – for example, USA gives its citizens the legal right to bear arms.

India has no history to allowing ordinary people to keep arms, except in special circumstances. But India has a history of organizing all people into democratic comunities for the purpose of self defence. Around 326 BCE – when Alexander invaded this country – Indian people in many parts of country were organized into self-ruling republics equipped with their own armed wings; even during the Taimur Lame’s attack on India, ordinary people organized themselves into armed populace and counter attacked him – this fact is admitted by Taimur in his own memoirs.

This country must find a solution to this problem of safeguarding its peace loving citizens on the lines of its historical precedents. A cohesive society is like an organic – living – body; the body has to learn to become strong to resist the disease – become immune to the invading bacteria; the body may need, sometime when the invasion is strong, an outside aid and help by calling police etc. – like an aid of medicine, an antibiotic medicine to kill the invading becteria – but the body cannot depend on medicine. The body has to become strong enough to resist and become immune to the invading becteria; the body cannot be made to always remain dependent on an outside aid and help. This strategy will further weaken the body and leave it at the mercy of an outside support to survive. It is a sure way to get the body eventually killed.

India should have a well defined law that promotes and helps its peace loving citizens by organizing their own Self Defence Committees (SDCs) in every city, village, street and Mohalla in the country. One should not fear the idea of arming ordinary and responsible citizens at so large a scale because the anti-social criminal elements are already organized in armed gangs – and in every nook and cirner of India. It is only the peace loving ordinary citizens who remain unarmed and become victims of fatal violence.

These SDCs should be legally recognized by the local governments as valid social organizations. These SDCs should be open for entry to all citizens, irrespective of their religion or caste considerations. They should be democratically organized for their membership and governing officials for conducting their affairs. Any person having any criminal antecedents or conviction from a court of law should not be allowed to join any SDC. The members of these SDCs should be trained – may be, by retired military personnel – in using weapons, the weapons that must be superior to the ones that are likely to be used by anti-social elements. All the members of SDCs should be registered with their full particulars with the local police station or district police organisation.

Such SDCs should have a special status in the matter of the allotting or entrusting weapons to the officials of the committees by the local government armoury on a short notice or urgent call by the SDCs.

By law these SDCs should be required to organize their members into wings for collecting intelligence and information of any anti-social activities and identifying individuals in their local area and into wings who may use weapons fearlessly – if the need arises – against the anti-social elements and make defensive offence limited to the necessity. However, to check any misuse of such power, it may be made mendatory that the use of weapons is authorised by the controlling local police authorities. However, all such SDCs should be legally bound to share with and pass on the intelligence and information collected by them to its controlling local police authority.

It may not be out of place to point out that the concept – and model – of Self Defence Committees has been successfully tested in the esrtwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir, before the scrapping of Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution.

The concept of such SDCs is a valid and effective model to deal with anti-social elements. There may be little variations here and there to suit the realistic Indian conditions in the law and the law should provide for the establishment of such SDCs through out the length and breadth of India.

It is a serious matter and concerns the very survival of a democratic India where the rule of law prevails. If India wants to survive as a country governed by law, then there is no way but to enact such a law – and enact without much delay. The future will bear out the truth of this statement.

Comic Madness of N. Ram: CAA and Constitution


By: R. Verra Raghavan, Advocate, Chennai

We all know that N. Ram of The Hindu opposes the new Citizenship Amendment Act, stands for freedom of expression and democratic rights and defends Constitutional values – and he would love to be remembered for all that. That’s okay and that’s good, in a democracy. But something in N. Ram is surely not okay and not good in a democracy, and it showed recently. Does he know that?

Like N. Ram, we are all aware that the Supreme Court is looking into the Constitutional validity of the CAA. That means, the court may uphold the CAA when the new law will have undoubted force. Or, if the court strikes down the CAA that is the end of it – then N. Ram can write that his views against that law have been approved by the highest court on legalities, and the central government will close all files on the CAA.

This is a natural consequence in an orderly democracy, but India is not that. Here, N. Ram too feels a proud part of our grand disorder. For proof, look through N. Ram’s newspaper, The Hindu, of 28th Feb. 2020 which quotes his recent speech at an anti-CAA conference at Chennai.

“It has gone to the Supreme Court and what I expect from the court is that it will strike down the CAA. It is violative of Article 14 of the Constitution.”

Ram has a right to hold his expectation from the Supreme Court. That’s how those who went to court on the issue feel. The central government’s expectation is, the Supreme Court will uphold the law. Both sides may keep their expectations till the court hands down its verdict. So far, so good.

What do you expect the central government to do If the Supreme Court declares the CAA unconstitutional? Just accept the verdict as binding and move on, isn’t it? Then, what would anyone think N. Ram should do if the Supreme Court upholds the CAA? Take it as binding, maybe with a comment that the Supreme Court is wrong, and move on, isn’t it?

But N. Ram is different, and he uttered some more words at the anti-CAA conference. Hold your breath and listen further to N. Ram, as The Hindu reports:

“Even if the Supreme Court fails to strike down the CAA as unconstitutional, we must still oppose it. It goes against the basic structure of the Constitution.”

Coming from someone in the position and stature of N. Ram, this is tragic. This is fanning disorder in a democracy. What does N. Ram mean? Does he say that if the Supreme Court clears the CAA and some thousands of immigrants are granted citizenship through that law, another party coming to power must repeal the CAA? And declare those new citizens as non-citizens, so they go back to camps for illegal immigrants? If not that, what else does N. Ram mean by saying, “We must still oppose it?” Just oppose, agitate and protest but let the CAA prevail, and enact comic scenes in the public sphere all through?

This is clear. By saying that any Supreme Court verdict in favour of the CAA will be “against the basic structure of the Constitution”, N. Ram puts himself above the Supreme Court – as if such a stance is “not against the basic structure of the Constitution”.

What will be his reaction if the central government says, “Even if the Supreme Court strikes down the CAA, we will still work for that law because, in our opinion, the CAA conforms to the basic structure of the Constitution”? But N. Ram won’t worry on that prospect, since he knows that no one can match his comic madness on the CAA.

Borrowed with thanks from HERE

Copyright © R. Veera Raghavan

Make Sri Aurobindo the ‘Voice of India and its Politics’ !


One Asit says:
“This summer, got to pondicherry. if you’ve never heard of aurobindo, then you sleep.
Reviewer Rakesh says:
“The message of the future. Every word read brings the seeker closer to that Reality.
A message of hope – the dawn of a new era – a divine life in a divine body on a divine earth.”
Reviewer Jeannine M. Desmarais says:
“Every word a meditation unto itself. Ok. I’m a fairly intelligent human being and have been on the spiritual path for a very long time. This book is so filled with profound revelation and is so deep that I have been reading it a paragraph at a time, putting it down and re-reading it. In other words, lectio divino is required to really absorb the profound teachings of Aurobindo’s work.

An amazing soul that has much to teach, but not an “easy” read by any means. If you don’t want to work, don’t get this book. If you have ever read a Shakespeare play through first with cliff notes and read every footnote to understand the language, then re-read the play with your new understanding and experienced the heartfelt pleasure of reading Shakespeare with a satisfying joy and deep amazement, you will know what I mean.”

Reviewer ECA says:
“This book is that good. Take your time & pursue it. Read all of the other 5 star reviews, then double it. This book is that good. Take your time & puruse it, read it, & reread it again & each time take away some enlightenment. This is one of my top 5 “go to” books. I just wish I had a hardback copy.”

Two phases of Indian politics !


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India is not true India today; it is a pale shadow of the true India. Today it is tarnished with the borrowed ideas and tainted with an imposed life that are foreign to its body and spirit. This country is infected with an antibody pathogen of secularism, clamped with a concocted glory of “an idea of India” and undergoing the sufferance of a stale constitution. This India is ill and cannot stand on its own feet.

India is fearful and is still not free. For example, this India yet cannot dare to officially say that killing of humans, even if they happen to be ‘Kaffirs’ according to some definitions, is not permitted in this country; that holding these ‘Kaffirs’ as low-born, without status and not worthy of respect is not permitted in India; it cannot openly dare say that there is no place in this country for believing in and practicing, and propagating of such religious teachings; that even the very believing – what to talk of propagating or practicing – in such obnoxious ideas has no place in India; and, that there is need of an open policy to use science and to deploy technology to transform such thinking into something, which should be humane in nature and sublime in purpose. This India has no courage or will to declare that believing in and practicing and propagating of such religious teaching are against the fundamental law – constitution – of this land, against human reason and universally accepted morality of humanity.

It is bogged down by the weight of ‘political correctness’ of Indian democracy, as if democracy is an ultimate invention of collective social living. The irony of the situation is this India has to preserve this democracy by being politically correct for them whose history has no sympathy with the institutions of democracy. This India is still weak in the matter of its wealth – economy; it is yet to make available fundamental science to its population at mass scale and invent top rated technology to produce wealth. These are a few examples out of many instances of such weaknesses of this India of today

This country is fearful to say the truth. This India is not mentally free. It is culturally still slave; it has inferiority complex – in its thinking, language, literature, dress and habits. This India suffers from a slave mentality because of 1000 years’ slave history. As fish are not aware that they live in water surrounding them – unless fish are taken out of water – Indians are not aware of their slave mentality, until someone from foreign land points it out to them. In the first phase of its politics, India has to overcome these weaknesses.

In this first phase, India has to learn to become free and fearless and, respond to the challenges thrown to its existence with a living and assertive force; in this phase it has to become an invincible national power – a stable political force capable of nullifying fissiporace and divisive internal political elements. It has also to become an international power – a country that is reckoned with by the international community and that is listened to  for its concerns. This work is of transforming India from a third world country to a modern and advanced country.

In this phase, because of its circumstances, India may have to do many things – take many steps – that may not look reasonable, that may look transgressing the limits, that may be objected to by many elements, within India and outside of India. It is but natural and this country has to face such  tough resistance. Democracy – unlike dictatorship – has an inherent limitation in bringing a change in society. It is a political system that has to take into account diversified public voices in effecting a change and solving its problems. Therefore, unlike dictatorship it is slow – and sometimes unable – in bringing a desired change. It would be almost a miracle for democratic India if it is able to achieve what China achieved through dictatorship. India would need to be ruthless in overcoming its challanges and become a country that is advanced in science and technology to regain its former self – original, confident and forward looking India.

In brief, in this phase India has to learn to free itself from all the tainting blemishes, become fearless to demolish its internal obstacles and powerful enough to resist external pressures. This is exactly what today India is doing under the leadership of its Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is the duty of every right thinking person to support the government of India led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help complete this first phase of Indian politics.

But this is not the end point of Indian politics and this country would need to embark on the next phase; it is not what India is all meant to do – that is, to become a powerful country to overawe others. India neither dreams of such an illicit pursuit nor it had such a history – history of thousands of years.

India dreams to achieve something else, something bigger, something now unthinkable by humans! It dreams to unlock Nature’s secrets for humans, to open the secret gates of mystic realities for humanity at large, to serve the ultimate interests of humanity. India, whether weak or strong, is not yet done.

The world should joyously welcome this rising of India – it is for the good of humanity that is suffering eternal pains!

India doesn’t aspire to become a Hindu theocratic nation; India does not want to become a ‘Hindu Pakistan’. India has a different aim. It is busy completing this first phase. It has yet to get ready to embark on a second phase of what it aims at. In the second phase it aims to achieve what is beyond all religions; that which is sublime in purpose; it would be an awakening of mankid to its destiny.

In the second phase, the new India full of spiritual energy will lead humanity to transgress itself beyond all religions and transform our race of animal-humans into the race of people who are equpped with higher plane of consciousness, which consciousness is divine in nature and universal in presence and, is beyond our mind and thoughts. This effort would not be restricted to any kind of nationalism but would embrace the whole humanity. It would be a collaborative project of huanity and not of any kind of competitive religious work. It would flung wide open the gates of occult mysteries for humanity, of which mysteries humans have been encountering here and there and now and then since ages – in the experiences of people like Buddha, Mahavira, Shankaracharya, Christ, Milerapa, Mira Bai, Guru Nanak, Raidas, Kabeer, Baba Fareed, Bulle Shah, Ramakrishna, Sri Aurobindo and millions like them in India and many other countries around the world.

The second phase of Indian politics would speak in the voice of Sri Aurobindo. In this second phase, cultural Hinduism of India would evolve into the universal spirituality. Even it seems likely that in the second phase, the new India may have to combat with – and convert – the cultural Hinduism into that higher and universal spirituality, which may have many serious repercussions for our present way of life, including our thinking, economy and politics. Such a comprehensive cultural and social transformation may not be palatable to many, who now live a happy life of cozy luxary of cultural Hinduism. After all, total transformation is not an easy thing. In one sentence, this total human transformation would be an integral Yoga – according one’s inclination or liking of devotion to Divine, actions devoted to Divine or devotion to knowledge of ultimate truth or reality – undertaken by humanity at large. It would a collaborative work of humanity with love, knowledge, conduct and surrender to Divine – or any of them according to one’s liking and choice. There would be no place for nationalism or any narrow consideration based on human mind.

Let the world welcome the efforts of India; let the world bear with the first phase of India’s politics and wait for its next – second – phase. In the meantime, let anyone having curiosity look into all these possibilities – possibilities that look incredible to us today. Let us dig into the writings of Sri Aurobindo and find out what he says about the destiny of human race on Earth in terms of its evolutionary journey and of the incredible possibilities waiting to open for our race. These possibilities are not an imaginary thing – a mental illusion – of a philosopher. The reality of acquisition of these incredible capabilities – capabilities that are possible for humans – is testified again and again by humans’ history in the life of individuals like Buddha, Christ and millions others like them. The only difference is that in the past they were acquired by individuals and not by our race as a whole and this time they would be acquired by our race  as a whole and not on an individual scale. This is the only difference. This is human destiny; this is the goal of humanity, towards which it has to move; this is the work, in which India has to involve itself – in its national life and its politic. What we humans are called upon to do today is to organise human society, which is made-up of its political, intellectual, economic and cultural components, in such a way that it is helpful to bring this transformation of our race.

Direction-less “Hindu Politics” of India


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Hindu, Hindutva, Hindu Dharma, Hinduism, Sanatan Dharma are the epithets that are flung by the opponents at the present ruling regime in the Indian politics as something that is bad, that is a vice – something that is detestable. These opponents of Hindu politics in India are not only those who are non-Hindus, like Christians and Muslims. They include Hindus also – and a very large number of Hindus.

This fact – the fact that a large chunk of Hindu community remain in the camp of the opponents of Hindu politics – is testified by the stark realities of the Indian political history. For example, the Hindu flag bearer Rashtriya Sevak Sangh, which was founded in 1925, could not become a dominant force in a Hindu India. Why Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was able to dominate the Hindu politics of freedom struggle and not an outrightly Hindu organisation like RSS? Even after independence in 1947, why Hindus could not be gravitated towards such a Hindu organisation – and its political arm or affiliate Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and before that Jan Sangh, until Narendra Modi came on to the national political scene? Atal Bihari though came to national political scene but could not decisively change the direction of the Indian politics – and he was successfully succeeded by an outright anti-Hindu regime of Smt. Sonia Gandhi. The fact is that a large chunk of Hindu community is still not with the Hindu politics, despite there being a great personality like Modi on the national scene. It is not belittling the RSS; it is indicating its limitations. RSS has played a positive role in India by making this country aware of its glorious history and inculcating a sentiment of nationalism among Indians in a world zealously pursuing – somewhere openly and somewhere in the hidden form – nationalism. This organization has served the nation when it needed it the most. But all these positive contributions are simply not enough for India to rise and fulfil its role as a spiritual guide of humanity.

Persons like Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath (and a few more here and there in the entire Indian political spectrum) are extremely rare in the present Indian political world. In public perception such leaders in their personal life are ‘Karam Yogi” in the true sense of Gita. They possess in today’s world of low morality an astonishing quality: they seem to have no attachment to worldly allurements like acquiring personal wealth for them or their near and dear ones, which quality is loved by ordinary Indians. In the absence of such leaders, even the present number those Hindus who love them seem more likely than not to desert the present Hindu politics. Why such a great chunk of Hindus are the opponents of the Hindu politics in India?

It is because the present Hindu politics in India is confined to its outer – symbolic – form rather than its essence. Hindu temples, habits, morality and way of life are only the outer reflection of its inner core – and not its core.  This outer reflection – the cultural formation – of its inner core is necessary for the Hindu politics to dominate Indian politics but it is not enough. In order to win the hearts of overwhelming Hindu India, to dominate the national politics and to remain an unchallenged force in India, the national politics of India needs to go to the deeper core of Hinduism and to reflect that core in the conduct and day to day life of its leaders.

However, Hinduism has to first assert its powerful presence in India, which can only be done by standing on the ground of cultural Hinduism, before this Hindu India can chart a course – a course leading towards the human evolutionary destiny. And this cultural manifestation of Hindus in India would need a reconciliation of its history with truth, which is in bitter taste. To regain its former self and vigor, it is absolutely necessary for India that its historical truth is universally acknowledged in its full spectrum and without any compromise and made the part of Indian public memory.

Still, the political assertion of cultural Hinduism in India is only a starting point of its journey towards a dazzling human destiny and not an end, not its mission. Nevertheless, the outer reflection of the inner core of Hinduism and this inner core itself are complementary to each other and the politics of cultural Hinduism is doing a great service in the rising of India today.

So far the Hindu politics has not been able to achieve this feat – barring an unusual exception in the life of leaders like Modi and Adityanath Yogi etc. This exception still remains an exception and has not become a rule in the ruling Hindu political force. This kind of political life needs to become a general rule in India and to take the centerstage of the Hindu politics at the national level.

Sanatan Dharma – or Hinduism – is not to be confounded with something that is limited only to an insight into the present and the glory of the past. It is mainly concerned with the future, moving on in a direction, in human evolution, future of human race on Earth.

Unless it is understood in this light, it would be nothing but a stale story, a bit better than other competing religions and an ugly insistence on its beauty. For this understanding, a reading of Sri Aurobindo is a must. Alas, most of Indians do not know him, do not read him and do not understand the capacity of what he said for leading the humanity towards a goal – destiny of human race.

Alas, our politics is centered around Swami Vivekananda’s energetic exhortations for Indians to rise. It is all set in the world of 1880’s and the slave Indians. What India has to do when she is politically free and has a choice  to chart its path, is absent there. Sri Aurobindo, in fact, came on the Indian national scene to fill that gap. Just read his Uttarpara speech (click here), which he gave in 1909 after coming out of prison in the Alipur Conspiracy Case.

But he is not brought to the centerstage of today’s national politics because of the national ignorance about him. If this is done, Indian politics – at national and global level – would get a new energy and the world would be thrilled with joy to find what Hindu politics can do in the service of humanity. It will give India a mission – spiritual mission – in which the whole humanity will rush happily to join in and collaborate.

India badly needs the politics of development – sabka vikas, sabka saath, sabka vishwas. But development politics is not the Hindu politics. Mixing them together is spurious – development can be done by any political force, not necessarily by Hindu politics. What else can Hindu politics do? Hindu politics can show the path – the path of forward march – to humanity towards its evolutionary destiny.

Economic development is not something that is peculiar to Hinduism. Europe had achieved it long back and after that many countries – like the United States, Russia, Japan, Korea and now China etc. – have achieved it. For achieving this development, one has simply to copy them. This achievement is not a big feat for Hindu India. Indian can do it and should do it. It is an economics of demand and supply: that is, increasing human needs and setting up more and more industries to fulfill those needs. But it is not the substance of what spiritual India stands for. India has to do something else. Sri Aurobindo almost a century ago has said India is not here to copy what others have achieved; India is here to do that others cannot do. Hindu India India can do something – achieve something – that is beyond the wildest imagination of others: it is climbing one step up in the human evolutionary scale. In this work – even if it is attempted by India – Hindu India would have to turn its focus away from its outer cultural manifestations to its inner core. This work of India – in the nature of the kind and circumstances of this work – would be not much in the fervor of Indian or Hindu nationalism but a universal endeavour engulfing the entire humanity.

If Hindus wish to remain a perennially invincible political force in India, they would need to bring a tectonic shift in their politics – the shift from the politics of cultural Hinduism to the politics anchored to an evolutionary ideal of human unity. And, it cannot be done by India unless Sri Aurobindo’s spiritual vision of the future of humanity is brought to the centerstage of Indian national politics.

Kejariwal, Freebees and Future


Parmanand Pandey, Advocate, Supreme Court (Secretary General IPC)

Now when the dirt, din and bustle of Delhi elections have largely got subsided, it is necessary to have a close look as to what has happened during this period and how far it will auger well or ill for the people. There is no doubt that Mr Kejriwal’s party has got the astounding victory and has made the biggest party in the country, the BJP, to bite the dust. But this victory has not been obtained on any positive points, it has certainly vitiated the atmosphere.
The same Kejriwal, who was crying hoarse that the central government was creating all obstacles for him to work for the benefit of the people, suddenly six months before the elections started distributing the freebies to people. He announced free bus travels to women, free electricity up to 200 units across the board, free water supply and free pilgrimage to senior citizens. To top it all, he must have blown up more than a thousand crore rupees in advertisements.
It is also alleged that he has sold party tickets to rich and wealthy. Obviously, this is a big corruption although his politics started with the movement for rooting out the corruption. Free doles were poured on voters to obfuscate their capacity to make any decisions. This is certainly a matter of great concern and anxiety. During the previous regime of Shri Kejriwal, corruption was unabated, in fact, it went further deep down in the system of his government. He must be aware that the Distribution of doles cannot provide jobs or build infrastructure.
The much-trumpeted education systemin Delhi has reached its nadir, thousands of the posts of the teachers are lying vacant and no fresh appointment of the teachers have been made for many years. The condition of government schools has not improved a wee bit. Even the teachers in these schools do not have any faith in them as they do not send their own children to the schools of Delhi administration because there are no teachers to teach them. No MLA or important office bearers of his political party send their children to the government schools. On the other hand, the image and the education of Central Schools are by far better than most of the private schools. Even Mr Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia have not sent their children to any Delhi government school.
Therefore, it is expected that instead of indulging into tall talks the Kejriwal government will now concentrate on the better education of the children. In the last five years, no new schools or colleges have been opened in Delhi. So, all talks of the improvement in the education system in Delhi are nothing but empty rhetoric.
During this election, it will very difficult to miss the polarisation of Muslim votes. So much so, that in ShaheenBagh area an almost illiterate person Amanatullah Khan has been elected with the highest number of votes, while Mr Sisodia was panting for the even for the pyrrhic victory. So, to say that people have voted for a good education in Delhi is nothing but a downright lie. Anyway, Kejriwal is again saddled in power for five years, he must work for rooting out the corruption, improving the transport system, building the infrastructure, opening new schools, colleges and hospitals and starting for the welfare schemes instead of blaming for everything to a government which is ruling at the centre.

Shaheen Bagh(s) of India and the Rights of Rat and Cat !


The year was 1947: Muslims declare they are a nation separate from Hindus. It is not possible for Muslims to live with Hindus in India. They need a separate land – Pakistan – to live their life according to Islam. It is dubbed the two nations’ theory, the theory that was propounded by Mohammad Iqbal and was executed in reality by Mohd Ali Jinnah. This theory has a vast amount of literature, rational and religious both, propounding its justification.

But the Hindus held then in 1947 that religion – whether Islam or Hinduism – cannot be the basis of a nation. Hindus can live without any problem with Muslims in one united India. Therefore, Hindus resisted the creation of Pakistan and, even when Pakistan was created, they encouraged Muslims to continue to stay and live with them in India, whatever of that India was left after the partition. It was said of Hindus – and by Hindus – that Hindus are great; their religion and culture are great! It was so good of them that they followed this path of wisdom.

And, Pakistan was created. It was an Islamic republic, the same Islam that was touted a separate nation, which could not live with a Hindu dominated India. India is declared a people’s republic, equally belonging to all people who lived in India. It guaranteed the equal right to Hindus and Muslims (and other religions) to ‘profess and practice’ their respective religion. This guaranteed right included the right of Muslims of India to ‘practice and profess’ Islam in India, Muslims who held – and rightly so – that they cannot live with Hindus in united India. But Hindus still said they can live with Muslims. They adopted secularism in their national constitution. So far it was so great of them; it was the greatness of Hinduism.

Muslims took away a part of India as Pakistan and declared their nation an Islamic republic. They said they would live according to Islam there – the very Islam that could not live with Hindus in united India and that needed a separate nation of Islam in Pakistan. Pakistan is ideologically founded on Islam – Islam that could not live in a Hindu united India. Islam held that there is no place at all – or at least an equal place – for non-believers (kafir Hindus) in Islamic Pakistan. Hindus cannot become the head of the country; they cannot criticize Islam or its prophet but Hindu gods and sacred books can be criticized by Muslims; Hindus can be forcefully converted to Islam but Muslims cannot be so converted to Hinduism. The result of this mentality was that Hindus and all other religious minorities were a severely persecuted religious minorities in Pakistan from the day one of its creation. For this very reason, Pakistan’s first law minister Jogendra Nath Mandal had to leave Pakistan to live and die in Hindu India.

The net outcome of these two rival policies of Pakistan and India has been the declining of Hindu population in Pakistan from 24% to 2% as of 2019 and the increasing of Muslim population in India from 2% to 20% during that period. Iqbal and Jinnah were right when they declared that Muslims cannot live together with Hindus. It is a truth; all contrary claims in Pakistan are willful falsehood – Taqia – and in India are willful political fooling by secularists. The stark reality is that Muslims cannot live with Hindus, whether in 1947 or in 2020, whether in Pakistan or in India. When Muslims say – either in 1947 or in 2020 and either in Pakistan or in India – that they cannot live with Hindus, it means nothing but living of Muslims and Hindus together; when Hindus say – either in 1947 or in 2020 and either in India or Pakistan – that they can live with Muslims, it means nothing but living of Muslims and Hindus together.

Modi government has passed a law – CAA – to allow Indian citizenship to Pakistan’s (and of Afghanistan and Bangladesh) Hindus (and other religious minorities) who were being persecuted on religious ground there but were living in India on visas etc. as on 31.12.2014. It is a great relief to such persecuted persons and a great humanitarian gesture by India.

But Muslims of India are against this law. They will not allow this law to continue. They cannot live with Hindus – there are 100 crores of Hindus already in India – and CAA law will add more Hindus to that number. They cannot allow Indian Hindus through their Parliament to make a law that will allow them to become Indian citizens; they will not allow a law in India that makes it obligatory to register – record – all citizens of India, which citizens include Muslims of India; and, they cannot allow the counting of population of India with individual details. They cannot tolerate this situation to their detriment. It will add extra weight to their problems that they face in the fulfilment of their design in India. It will hamper their wish to make India a Hindu-free land. But they are not certain whether as of yet the appropriate time to challenge and stop Hindus in India, and win against them has arrived or not. But there is no harm that they must probe and test that possibility. They have to make an experiment; and, to learn from this experiment their weaknesses and mistakes and correct them for the future.

Therefore, they have started a public protest at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi and replicated its copies at many places in India. They say their protest is peaceful and a non-violent Gandhian one. Muslims are clashing in heat with Hindu voices in television debates justifying their protest; they fling in these debates open violent threats and abuses to Hindu opponents. They are swearing by the name of Indian constitution and holding Indian Tricolor flags in their hands. But they damn care for constitution (like constitutional direction to frame a uniform civil code) and they do not respect India Parliament that made this CAA law; they burn public transport buses. They welcome a Sharjeel Imam like heroe, who threatens to dismember India by isolating Asam from the country; in the true Taquia style – intentional falsehood – they in their next breath disown that Sharjeel Imam. They hold Indian flag in their hands and cry that they want “Jinnah wali Azadi” – freedom the way Jinnah had got it from India in 1947.

They cannot live with Hindus, like their forefather Muslims had declared in 1947, and all their contrary claims and pretensions are to confuse their opponents and numb their resistance or objection; it is the culture of an intentional and calculated falsehood.

Muslims say – in Pakistan and India both – they cannot live with Hindus. Hindus say – in India and Pakistan both – they can live with Muslims. Muslims say they cannot allow uniform civil code in India; they cannot allow relocation of their mosques (like at Ayodhya, Benaras, Mathura et.) to some other places. Hindus allow interference by government in the matters of their temples. Why there is so much difference between the two? Are Hindus tolerant and Muslims intolerant?

It is the culture that make them different. Culture is more powerful than religion, though culture is powered by religion. Culture is habit without thinking. It is an integral part of one’s conscious and sub-conscious part of mind. It does not require the application of reasoning; it is a habit, which is more powerful than reason.

Islam’s culture is fabricated around these religious pillars: our religion is above anything else in this world;  no one can find fault with our prophet or what he said; Islam is superior to any and all other religions and Muslims are better human beings than all others; Jihad against non-believers (in Islam), converting them to Islam or killing them if they refuse to so convert is religious obligation on them; being killed in this effort – Jihad – is glorious and is handsomely rewarded after death in the after world. Just compare this culture with the culture of Hindus! Hindu culture is based on these religious assumptions: all life is sacred because a part of god dwells in every life and therefore killing is bad; god has many forms and is formless too and one can worship him in one’s own way; all religions worship god and have the right to so worship him; all these different ways should be respected. All includes Islam also. Any person having commonsense and open mind will instantly recognise that it is a situation where Muslims are like a cat who is pitted against a rat in Hindus, where the cat says it has an obligation to eat the rat and the rat says that the cat has the right to do what is likes.

Hindus have an inbuilt cultural deficiency and they have no way to get over this defect. Hindus by culture, by habit and by reason are passive. They may be forced by circumstances – that are outside of their power – to react to the offensive; they are historically and as of now not capable of taking to the offensive, the initiative. Now, compare such mental set up of a people to those people who have an inbuilt cultural attitude to be offensive:

Reaction is forced by the offensive to accommodate itself to the circumstances already set up by the offensive. This defensive strategy is fatally flawed. Even the ultimate fate of such defensive strategy is decided by the parameters and limitations set by the offence. If the intention of the offensive is to destroy the opponent, the reacting force is bound to be destroyed if its strategy is limited to be defensive. The intention to destroy the opponent can only be thwarted by the strategy of offensive and by killing the source that harbors that intention of such destruction. But for Hindus it is not possible; it is an affront to the Hindu culture; as of today it would look destroying the Hinduism itself.

Is there any way out of this situation for Hindus?

It is a Herculean task. Hindus will need to change – reorient – their culture, which is not an easy thing. They cannot change their religion but they can re-interpret it. They can re-interpret their religion in tune with the changed times and circumstances of today. They can teach that re-interpreted religion in schools and colleges in India to prepare a new generation of Hindus who are not defensive – who do not only react. They can prepare a new generation that thinks of future, that can plan and take initiative to meet the challenge before that danger transfixes them into an already prepared set of circumstances.

How can this re-interpreting of Hindu religion be done? Here we are giving one example of how it can be done. Hinduism has a plethora of sacred books. One such sacred book is Geeta. What does Geeta teach to one who cares to listen to it? It teaches many things. All these aspects of teaching are equally good but what matters the most is the focus where you put your emphasis. Geeta also teaches an aspect of life – an aspect where the Hindu culture needs to re-orient itself to focus on – that a Hindu is religiously obliged to fight the evil; that when Hindu fights an evil it is his religious duty to kill the evil-doer; that for doing so it is not he who is to be blamed for that killing; that such death is ordained by the Divine itself and Hindu in killing the evil-doer is only doing his duty cast on him; that in committing violence in performing one’s duty – if such duty is performed by him without any attachment to its fruit like the satisfaction of his ill will or revenge against the victim – Hindu does no moral wrong.

It is not a licence to kill anybody at will but a mentality to be prepared to kill, if the opponent is wrong-doer or evil-doer. The very presence of this mentality in Hindus would deter the opponent to indulge in wrong-doing. The opponent will think hundred of times before daring to transgress his limits onto the path of his evil design. He would be well aware that he would be surely punished by Hindus.

It is a cultural shift of far reaching consequences. In Mahabharata, Arjun did everything to destroy the evil-doer Kauravas; in Ramayana, Rama did everything to destroy the evil-doer Ravana. To destroy the evil-doer is devout Hindu’s religious duty and no blame of wrong-doing comes to that Hindu for the destruction, if the destruction is done without any personal motives. It is cultural ethos; it makes a people brave; it makes them mentally ready to nip the evil in the bud. With the presence of such Hindu mentality, nobody would dare to indulge in hooliganism like Shaheen Bagh. Then, there would be 80 Hindus on road to counter one Sharjeel Imam there.

Along with this cultural shift, what Hindus need in order to preserve their existence is to highlight their history that followed this cultural principle – the principle of destroying the evil. Indian history is the richest one in the world in this respect. They need to re-orient their focus of the history in their schools and colleges in India to prepare a brave new generation of Indians. Alexander attacked India and Porus fought, and defeated – or almost defeated him – in his evil invasion. Seleucus Nicator attacked Chandragupt Maurya and the later fought and defeated him.  Mohd bin Kasim attacked India and Raja Dahir Deshpati valiantly fought against him. Mohd Ghori attacked India and Prithviraj valiantly fought and defeated him number of times; but since he  neglected his duty as a Hindu to destroy the evil-doer Mohd Ghori, he was killed. There is endless history of India that followed this Geeta’s path, fought the evil-doer and won – or lost because they did not adhere to the Geeta’s strict mandate of destroying the evil, when opportunity was available. Bappa Rawal, Rana Sanga, Maharana Pratap, Guru Govind Singh, Shivaji, Bagha Jatin, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose … and many more of such Hindus, who fought to perform their duty and killed the evil-doers.

This is the only way for Hindus of India to preserve their existence as Hindus. Hindus are like a lion cub who has been reared for long as a pet of a master and who has forgotten that he is lion. Hindus are a thousand times more brave than those people who have faith in a religion that teaches them to “Have smile on your face and hate in your heart, when you are weak; and strike unrelenting terror on them, when you are strong”. This mentality is an outright cowardice, in addition to an immorality of cheating, falsehood and fraud. Brave people never resort to such fraud. They remain true to their word and show magnanimity to the weak. It is a litmus test of the bravery.

Hindus – or the proud inhabitants of this land called India – have come a full circle of their long history. They have become timid slaves.  Otherwise, how can it be explained that at Shaheen Bagh a tiny percentage of Muslims in India are on road and hold this country to ransom  demanding a Parliamentary law to be scrapped, and the millions of Hindus have not taken to the roads in India to stop such hooliganism, pretentions and intentional falsehood? Hindus remain mere onlookers to the whole drama, as if the matter has nothing to do with them. In heated television debates, on objectionable utterance made there by many speakers, Hindus audience do not rise to protest but enjoy the scene by clapping – or not clapping – as if they are there to enjoy and the matter does not concern them. They are supposed to know that it is the matter of their freedom – freedom now and the freedom in future. Hindus have come a full circle of their history since 305 BCE and today they are of the slaves mentality – slaves in their temperament and slave in their conduct. Hindus may not be aware of their this slave mentality but any person coming from outside of India would immediately sense this weakness of their character.

It was written in 305 BCE by Megasthenes – a Greek ambassador in the court of Chandragupt Maurya – in his book called “Indika” about Hindus thus:

“Of several remarkable customs existing among the Indians, there is one prescribed by their ancient philosophers which one may regard as truly admirable: for the law ordains that no one among them shall, under any circumstances, be a slave, but that, enjoying freedom, they shall respect the equal right to it which all possess: for those, they thought, who have learned neither to domineer over nor to cringe to others will attain the life best adapted for all vicisstitudes of lot.” (Vide page 38, Ancient India as described by Megasthenes and Arrian – compiled and translated from Greek by John W. McCrindle – published by Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, New Delhi).

Perhaps it is because of this ancient custom of Indians of loving their freedom – not to dominate others and not to be dominated by others – that they are still Hindus in India, while all other peoples like the Persians of Iran, Afghans of Afghanistan and many other native people were defeated, enslaved and converted or destroyed by their subjugators. Perhaps it is because of this ancient custom that Hindus of India detest anyone who tries to subjugate them, while all those defeated people find glory in their subjugators.

Bidding Adieu to P. Parameshwaran


Subhash Patil

Padmavibhushan and Padam Shri P. Parameswaran, one of the senior most pracharaks of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the founder director of Bharatiya Vichara Kendram is no more. He was 91. He took his last breath at Ottappalam, Palakkad District of Kerala.

P. Parameswaran was an authority in ancient Indian wisdom, a prolific writer, acknowledged poet, researcher and a visionary, who was committed to the cause of national resurgence.

He was the national secretary (1967 – 1971) and national vice president (1971 – 1977) of Bharatiya Jan Sangh and former director of Deendayal Research Institute (1977 – 1982), New Delhi. Born in 1927 in Muhamma, Alappuzha district in Kerala, he joined RSS during his student days.

He completed B.A. History (Hon.), with distinction, from University of Kerala. Then he dedicated himself for the cause of national reconstruction and came out as a fulltime RSS Pracharak. During the days of draconian Emergency, declared by Smt. Gandhi, he courted arrest as part of the all India Satyagraha against the autocratic regime; he was jailed for 16 months under MISA.

Being a relentless high browed and intellectual fighter Parameswarji possessed the instinct and insight to identify the
Anti-national, negative and divisive onslaughts unleashed by the left intellectuals and always fought them out; he succeeded in creating an atmosphere of awareness at the national level to resist the left thoughts and fill the national consciousness with swadeshi spirit for the reconstruction of our great nation.

Bharatiya Vichara Kendram, a centre for national resurgence, was established by Parameswarji in 1982 to promote nationalist thoughts among Keralites. It was followed by a compendium of research projects, national and international seminars, publication of books and journals, etc. He was always pleased to meet and exchange ideas of differences with eminent communist ideologues like Sri. E.M.S. Nampoothiripad and many others.

His intelligent expedition on the life and works of Swami Vivekananda and Karl Marx titled ‘Marx and Vivekananda’ is an excellent example of his insight and clarity of expression. His books ‘Sri Narayana Guru – The Prophet of Renaissance,’ ‘From Marx to Maharshi,’ ‘Aurobindo – the Prophet of Future,’ ‘The Changing Society And The Changeless Values,’ etc, show his deep rooted stature in the national consciousness and commitment to the cause of national reconstruction.

He was prophetic in exposing the hollowness of the concept of ‘Kerala Model’ and later on his exposition was shared by eminent economist Dr. Amartya Sen. Considering his erudite scholarship in the life and works of Swami Vivekananda, he was invited to participate in the centenary celebrations, of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Address, held in 1993. He was the President of Vivekananda Kendram, Kanyakumari, too.

Hanuman Prasad Poddar Award, Kolkata (1997), Amrita Keerti Puraskar, instituted by Mata Amritanandamayi Math (2002) and Hindu Renaissance Award (2010) are some of the notable awards Parameswarji has bagged. On top of all these, considering his enthusiasm in and endless efforts towards the national reconstruction on the traditional wisdom, the nation honored him with Padmavibhushan, the second highest civilian award in 2018 and Padmashri in 2004.

Bengaluru City: History and Ravindra Mahatre


By: P M R

  1. When Kempegowda presented blue print for constructing Bengaluru city to the Vijayanagara King, impressed with the vision and planning, the king not only approved it, but also gave 50000 gold coins(varahas) and six nearby areas of Bengaluru to be included under the new city.
  2. Kempegowda had studied 8 years in a Gurukula, in Hesaraghatta before taking the reigns of Yelahankan ruled by his ancestors for decades. Vijayanagar King advised Kempegowda to ensure the new city of Bengaluru will be a commercial and
    dharmic Centre, and self sufficient in water requirement.

  3. Bhoomi Puja of Bengaluru was done in an area between Domluru & Yelahanka. Havana & Yagna was conducted by the Gurukula teachers where Kempegowda had studied.
    Massive Yagna smoke and Vedaghosha had filled the air due to Vedic rituals.

  4. East-West line became Chikkapete (retail market), North-South line became Doddapete (wholesale market – current Avenue Road), Akki, Ragi, Arale & taragu petes for grocery market, Ganigara pete for oil, uppara pete for salt, Kumbara pete for pottery, Tigalara pete for flower business, Nagarth pete for gold/silver biz, Bale pete for bangles and chain came up.

  5. Dharmambudhi lake (current KBS bus stand), Kempambudhi lake, Halsuru lake and
    Yediyuru lake were constructed for mobilising water for drinking & washing.

  6. For irrigation requirement Kempegowda constructed Sampangi lake (Current cricket stadium).

  7. Having studied in Gurukula and being a totally dharmic king, Kempegowda constructed Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple, Basavanagudi’s Big bull – Nandi temple, Doddapete’s Anjaneya temple.

  8. Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple, in Gavipura, continues to amaze people with
    the extraordinary knowledge of astronomy and temple architecture it synthesises to ensure Sun rays fall on the murthy of Lord Shiva on Makarasankranti every year.

  9. For protection, Kempegowda constructed
    forts all round Bengaluru. Mahadwaras (main entrances) for these forts were constructed at Yelahanka, Halasuru,
    Kengeri and Anekal.

  10. Important aspect of Bengaluru was the
    Design, implementation & interlinking of
    Raja Kaluves (king canals which exist even today). When a lake was filled with rain water, extra water was fed into other lakes through these King canals, and finally to outside the city.

  11. By the quirk of fate, Kempegowda who founded Bengaluru, was arrested and
    imprisoned at Anegondi on charges of treason. The complaints to the Vijayanagar king was given by Channapttana local chieftain. At this time Vijayanagara Kingdom was getting weakened with rebellion.

  12. To protect Bengaluru from evil enemies,
    Kempegowda’s sons constructed watch towers at Lalbagh, Halsuru, Sadashivanagara, and Chamarajapete. It is believed Dharmaraya temples lies at equidistant from these watch towers.

  13. Every evening from atop an elevated boulder, bugle sound (KahaLe) was blown to indicate all is well in the city. If the the bugle sound was heard at other times, it indicated threat to the city. This place is today’s bugle rock in Basavanagudi.

  14. King Aliya Ramaraya released Kempegowda from the prison after five years, realising Kempegowda was innocent. Kempegowda returned to Bengaluru on a triumphant note with people giving him a rousing welcome reception. His popularity had in fact increased after his arrest.

  15. Kempegowda was made to sit on a silver swing (vuyyale) and milk abhisheka was performed on him as part of his welcome. The place where this welcome was given to Kempegowda, was called
    VuyyaLe Kavalu, which in due course has become Vyali Kaval.

  16. Kempegowda who was an outstanding visionary, planner, dharmic leader, and a
    people’s leader whom every Bengalurian must thank, accidentally died in 1569, near Magadi while returning from Kunigal.

Mahatre Bridge

There is a busy bridge in Pune called Mhatre Bridge or Mhatre Pul joining Sarasbaug to Deccan area. Everyday, it is traversed by thousands of people, but few know or care that the bridge is named after an unsung Indian hero, Shri Ravindra Hareshwar Mhatre.

He was brutally killed by Kashmiri terrorists at the age of 48 while he was serving as a diplomat in the Indian Embassy in Birmingham UK.

Ravindra Mhatre was abducted and killed in an attempt to negotiate release of terrorist Maqbool Bhat of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front.

Yes, the same Maqbool Bhat, in whose name separatist slogans were raised in JNU.

Mhatre was kidnapped as he was stepping out of a baker’s shop after picking up a birthday cake for his daughter.

Mhatre’s daughter was only 14 when he disappeared forever from her life. Her father’s body was found three days later on a sidestreet in Birmingham.

The then PM Indira Gandhi refused to negotiate with the terrorists and Maqbool Bhat was hanged to death days after Mhatre’s body was found.

A few months after that, Smt. Indira Gandhi visited Mhatre’s ageing parents in Mumbai and allegedly said to them that on a personal level, she was guilty of taking their son away from them, but her hands were tied.

In an emotional story, Mhatre’s daughter talks about how her father’s murder changed her life forever.

The Kashmiri terrorists haven’t forgotten Maqbul Bhat, but we Indians have forgotten Ravindra Mhatre.

In the loving memory of the patriot Hon. Late Ravindra Mhatre !

“CAA का मुस्लिम विरोध” उन्हे कहां पहुंचा कर दम लेगा – एक विश्लेषण


CAA कानून का मुस्लिम विरोध कर रहे हैं। यह उनका अधिकार है। यह निश्चित है कि भारत सरकार नही झुकेगी – वह कभी भी  CAA को वापिस नही लेगी। यह भी निश्चित है कि मुस्लिम और अधिक संगठित होंगे और सारे देश मे एकजुट होकर विरोध करेंगे। यह तो होना ही है।

तो फिर क्या होगा? फिर क्या होगा इसका एक बहुत ही सटीक और समझ आने वाला विश्लेषण इस वीडियो में दिया गया है।

एक बात तो साफ है – कांग्रेस , केजरीवाल जैसे लोगों ने मुस्लिमो को मूर्ख बनाने मे उनको मात कर दिया है। मुस्लिमो ने इस की कल्पना भी नही की होगी।

लेकिन इसमे BJP का कोई बहुत बडा योगदान नही है। उन्हें तो बैठे बिठाए “मुस्लिमो की नासमझी और कांग्रेस आदि की शातिर चाल” ने थाली मे वह सब कुछ परोस दिया है जिसकी BJP ने कल्पना भी नही की थी।

इस मामले मे मुस्लिम वह सब कुछ करेंगे जो वे कर सकते हैं और उनका वह नुकसान होगा जो उन्होने कभी सोचा भी नही था।

फिलहाल तो इस क्रम की शुरूआत हो चुकी है।

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वीर हकीकत राय और बसन्त पंचमी


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13 वर्ष का एक हिन्दू बालक फारसी पढ़ने मदरसे जाया करता था। एक दिन मदरसे खेलते समय उसके मुस्लिम सहपाठियों ने हिन्दुओं की आराध्या माँ दुर्गा का बारम्बार उपहास किया। हिन्दू बालक के प्रतिवाद करने पर यह बात और अधिक बढ़ी तो उस हिन्दू बालक ने तर्क दिया कि ऐसी ही बदजुबानी यदि मुस्लिमों के पैगम्बर की बेटी फातिमा के बारे में की जाए तो कैसा लगेगा?

17वीं सदी, मुगलों का शासन और जनसँख्या में मुस्लिमों की बहुलता होना इस प्रतिप्रश्न को इस्लाम पर हमला सिद्ध करने के लिए पर्याप्त अनुकूल परिस्थितियाँ थीं। बात मदरसे के उस्ताद से होती हुई शहर काजी तक पहुँची। हिन्दू बालक को दोषी पाया ही जाना था, दोषी पाया गया। चिरपरिचित दो विकल्प देने की उदारता दिखाई गई

१. इस्लाम कुबूल करो और जीवित रहो….अथवा
२. सिर कलम होगा

हिन्दू परिवार में हाहाकार मच गया, कहा जाता है कि पुत्रमोह में माँ-बाप कमजोर पड़े भी कि मुसलमान बनकर ही सही किन्तु जीवित तो रहोगे पर 13 वर्ष का वह बालक धर्म से नहीं डिगा।

उस हिन्दू बालक का नाम था #हकीकत_राय।

1734 में इस्लाम की तौहीन के इल्जाम में 13 वर्षीय हकीकत राय का सिर कलम कर दिया गया और इस प्रकार इस्लाम की शान बरकरार रखी गई।

वो दिन जब वीर हकीकत राय का बलिदान हुआ, बसन्त पंचमी का ही दिन था। वह कुशाग्र बुद्धि का था और पारिवारिक संस्कारों के चलते अपने धर्म को लेकर सजग भी था।

अविभाजित भारत के लाहौर में बसन्त पंचमी के दिन वीर हकीकत राय की याद में एक मेला लगा करता था, विभाजन के बाद भारत के पंजाब में कई स्थानों पर अब भी वीर बालक को याद किया जाता है। एक बात और, एक कॉलोनी या बसावट हकीकत नगर के नाम से लगभग हर उस शहर में मिलेगी जिसमें पाकिस्तान से विस्थापित होकर आए लोग अधिक संख्या में बसे थे और अपने इतिहास को याद रखने का यह उनका एक अनकहा प्रयास था।

वर्तमान के एक स्थापित सेक्यूलर पत्रकार शिरोमणि ने अपने कार्यक्रम में पूछा था, “क्या हो जाएगा यदि भारत में मुस्लिम बहुसंख्यक हो जाएंगे? कम से कम इंसानियत तो जिंदा रहेगी न?”

यह उदाहरण उसको उत्तर के रूप में दिया जा सकता था किंतु जिन्हें आँखों के सामने के प्रशांत पुजारी और रामालिंगम नहीं दिखते, उन्हें तीन सौ वर्ष पहले का हकीकत राय कैसे दिखता?

आज के कथित सेक्यूलर वही हैं जो अपने ऐन्द्रिक स्वादों और भौतिक स्वार्थों की पूर्ति करने के लिए स्वधर्म, निज अराध्यों, स्वजनों का अपमान करते हुए धरती का बोझ बने रहने को ही इंसानियत का जिंदा रहना मानते हैं।

कुछ दिनों पहले हमारे एक मित्र बहुत व्यथित थे कि हकीकत राय को लोग भूल गए, मैंने कह दिया कि न भूला हूँ और न भूलने दूँगा। बसन्त पंचमी आती है तो मैं चाहे एक को ही याद दिला पाऊँ किन्तु वीर हकीकत राय के बलिदान को याद अवश्य करता हूँ और ऐसा मैं अकेला नहीं हूँ। मुझे भी आश्चर्य हुआ था जब यूट्यूब पर हकीकत राय पर बनी हरियाणवी रागिनी और फिल्में भी दिखीं।

यदि आप किसी एक को भी हकीकत राय की कहानी सुना पाएं तो यह उस वीर बालक को सच्ची श्रद्धांजलि होगी।

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