Wednesday, November 4, 2015

"Tolerance in abundance" this is my India.

There is a journalist and an anchor who came to blows outside Madison square garden during the Indian Diaspora event in US, is now preaching tolerance and constructive criticism on national television. Then there is this lady criticizing the PM for this shawl (which was not Louis Vuitton) he had during his tour to Europe saying he should have chosen Indian handloom shawl (Khadi, on pretext of ‪#‎MakeInIndia‬), but when this handloom cloth is used for clothing for a special event during the summit of heads of 54 African nations in India, she cries foul, why waste of money! Then we have brokers in the media, remember ‪#‎RadiaGate‬ ‪#‎2GScam‬? The same lady anchor conducts discussions on a national channel regarding propriety and conflict of interest; irony dies then and there! There are other too on this or the other side of the coin. All the above people are the senior editors, those are the opinion makers who set the public discourse, what credibility can we expect from them?! Hence the current state of affairs in the fourth pillar of our democracy, the so called Main Stream Media, makes me worry about my country and its future.

Sometimes I wonder why did reports of the church attacks that filled newspaper headlines and dominated TV debates before the Delhi Assembly elections suddenly disappear after the polls? It is because, all of them proved to be false and manipulated all for politial gains; the MSM did not even think of clarifying the reports now, solely because of their political masters. Now they have a new Jamoora “‪#‎RisingIntolerance‬”. First thing first ‪#‎Dadri‬ was wrong, very very wrong, should be condemned and the culprits should be punished severely! But what is this farce going on in the MSM and the ‪#‎Darbaris‬ of the Congress regime in the name of ‪#‎AwardWapasi‬. They say intolerance is rising and their freedom of expression is curbed. I say, there have been thousands of television debates on it, hundreds of editorials in leading newspapers everyweek on the” FoE Debates”. Intellectuals, artists, politicians and a common man; all are expressing their views (Genuine, influenced or manufactured) as they could do it yesterday, no one stopping them. Some of them rant day and night against a person, who is heading an elected government, they abuse him, he tolerates them, and then they say our freedom of expression is under threat! The worst that this MSM can do is vitiate the atmosphere of the country, and I feel annoyed and slightly angry about it, hence this post! "Media Must Stop This!!

Actually as someone on SM said, Freedom of expression is doing just fine; it’s the monopoly of expression under threat for these ‪#‎Darbari‬'s, ‪#‎Sickulars‬, so called ‪#‎Intellectuals‬ and ‪#‎AdarshLiberals‬! Finally, if you question India for its tolerance, I can only feel pity for your ignorance and intellectual bankruptcy! "Tolerance in Abundance" is what describes India. Jai Hind!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

To PK or Not to PK

Yes, that is my question to all the self proclaimed secularists and religious moral police, so-called liberals,  and not to forget the aam aadmi's of India.

Since the release of the Amir Khan starrer, Raju Hirani directed movie "PK", there was a new trend on twitter #BoycottPK. I cared to know what opinion does the twitterati had on this movie. Before moving onto knowing views of others, I planned to watch it myself first. So it was a holiday period here in Germany and I thought of utilising my time (or otherwise?) to know about PK, aakhir PK ka panga kya hai!

I found the movie to be having the same plot as the Akshay Kumar starrer movie, titled OMG- Oh My God, which was also opposed by some hindutva moral police as the movie depicted the Hindu gods and gurus on a negetive plank. Here is a fun fact, it did great bussiness in India. It was not banned in India, but in UAE :-). Anyways, more about the movie. I liked the movie as it was fun to watch and carried a social message. The movie was a satire that made me laugh and think from time to time. And the message was not to fall to the false trap setup in the name of religion and religious gurus, whoever they may be and whatever religion they follow (read: claim to own).

So back to twitterati what does the trends say: They had problem with mocking hindu gods, hindu ceremonies and questioning their faith to say the least. Some even did not had a problem with mocking or the social message, but they had a question why only bashing hindus and hinduism? (just because they are a majority in this country?). One argument which I found worth quoting was: The movie in one scene says "Jo darta hai wo mandir jata hai" and a supporter from the #BoycottPK replies "Acha, to jo din me 5 bar namaaz padhta hai vo nahi darta?" Valid? No? okay.

I will personally say, #ISupportPK and #DontBoycottPK, the message is good and universal. The only grudge I hold is if only the director would have been balanced to explore and depict the discrepancies in the name of religion. It would have been good, if he would have depicted the religious fanatism and mismatch in all the religions and not just singling out Hinduism. What about killings in the name of religion? what about killings in the name of superiority? Jihad? Missionaries and Conversions? One eminent writer wrote this, and I agree!
Whatever the mesage was and for whomsoever it was. The last word for the people who trended this #BoycottPK trend from me is loud and clear: It was not against Hinduism. As one said, Hinduism cannot hate, it is tolerant and belives in co-existance. Hinduism suggests that the world is one family "Vasudhev Kutumbakkam".

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Shayari's : Explaining the way of life.


"Udte hue parinde"

Iqbal says:
Udne de in Parindon ko Azaad fiza me Galib... 
Jo tere Apne honge wo laut aayenge kisi Roz.

Galib Replies:
Na Rakh Umeed-E-Wafa kisi Parinde se Iqbal... 
Jab par nikal aatey hain tab Apne bhi aashiaana bhool jate hai.



 "Sharaab, Masjid aur Khuda"

Ghalib:

Ghalib Sharab Peene De Masjid Mein Beth Ker,
Ya Wo Jagah Bata Jahan Khuda Nahi.
 
Iqbal: 
 Masjid Khuda Ka Ghar Hai Peene Ki Jagah Nahi,
Kafir K Dil Mein Ja Wahan Khuda Nahi.
 Faraz:
Kafir K Dil Se Ayah On Ye Dekh Ker Faraz,
Khuda Mojood Hai Wahan Per Usay Pata Nahi.

Wasi:
Khuda To Mojood Dunia Mein Her Jaga Hai,
Tu Jannat Mein Ja Wahan Peene Se Mana Nahi.

Ayyaz:
Peene K Liya Mukadas Jagay Na Duhand Ayyaz,
Ager Tujha Duniya Sa Hi Ba-Khaber Raha Na Hai.
Peene Ki Per Kia Zarorat Hai Khuda Ki Kasam,
Sajda Ma Juka Raha Din Raat Is K Nasha Zindagi Bhair Nahi Utra Ga

Source: Internet 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

See you happy..:)


 दूर जाताना एकदा तुला,शेवटचं पहायचं होतं.....
मन भरून कायमचं तुला,मनात भरायच होतं.....
 
तीळ तीळ तुटत होत मन माझं, संपवावं आयुष्य असं वाटतं होतं..
जग संपल होतं तुझ्या विरहाने,संपुर्ण घरटं उध्वस्त झालं होतं.....
 
तरीही फक्त एकदा,
तुला सुखी पहायचं होतं.....फक्त तुला सुखी पहायचं होत.....

 
Sometimes I say I miss you and that does not mean that I want you back..but, it means, you crossed my mind and hope you are doing fine..:)

Fighting the battle that nobody knows about..:) I care and I always will.

-Marshmellow


Friday, April 19, 2013

Amazing Facts about India and Indians!

Civilization: 
  • India is the world's largest, oldest, continuous civilization.
  • Varanasi, also known as Benares, was called "the ancient city" when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C.E, and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today. 
  • India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.
  • When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization).   
  • The four religions born in India, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world's population.
  • India is the world's largest democracy.
Science and Education:
  • India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
  • The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.
  • Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10**53(10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 BCE during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera 10**12(10 to the power of 12).
  • The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians.
  • The World's first university was established in Takshashila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
  • Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software - a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.
  • Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in our civilization.
  • The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindhu 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit 'Nou'.
  • Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.
  • Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
  • Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like cesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery and brain surgery. Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipment were used. Deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, etiology, embryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.
  • India has the second largest pool of Scientists and Engineers in the World.
  • India is the largest English speaking nation in the world.
  • India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a super computer indigenously.

Famous Quotes on India (by non-Indians)

Albert Einstein said: "We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made."

Mark Twain said: "India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only."

French scholar Romain Rolland said: "If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India."

Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA said: "India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border."


*Information collected from various sources.
-Proud Indian
Ashok

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Dil hai ki maanta nahi.


Haal-e-dil:

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Kuch to Majburiyaan rahi hogi, Yun hi koi Bewafa nahi hota;

Guft-agu  unse roz hoti hai, Muddatt-o-saamna nahi hota.

Jee bhohot chahta hai sach bolein, kya kare honsala nahi hota;

Raat ka intazaar kaun kare, aaj kal din me kya  nahi hota.


-Dr. Basheer Badr.


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Baat Nikle Gi To Phir Door Talak Jae Gi
Loug Be.Waja Udaasi Ka Sabab Poochein Ge

Ye Bhi Poochein Ge Ke Tum Itni Pareshan Kyon Ho?
Ungliyaan Uthein Gi Sookhey Howe Baalon Ki Taraf
Ik Nazer Dekhein Ge Guze Howe Saalon Ki Taraf
Chooriyon Per Bhi Kai Tanz Kiye  Jain Ge
Kaanpte Hanthon Per Bhi Fiqre Kasey Jain Ge
Loug Zalim Hain Her Ik Baat Ka Taana Dain Ge
Baton Baton Main Mera Ziker Bhi Le Aain Ge

Unki Baton Ka Zara Bhi Aser Mat Lena !
Warna Chehre Ke Taa’sur Se Samjh Jain Ge
Chahe Kuch Bhi Ho, Sawalaat Na Karna Unse
Mere Bare Main Koi Baat Na Karna Unse

Baat Nikle Gi To Phir Door Talak Jaegi

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Movie Review: Student of the Year

 It was yesterday I planned for an evening show for Student of the year, Online:P (not to mention Pirated)

Bothered by something a friend suggested to watch movies to divert mind and mindless thoughts. So here I was searching List of Bollywood films of 2012 and found this movie Student of the Year, the first big movie following my seen list. (followed by Barfi, Heroine and English Vinglish).

The heroine was looking fabulous in the posters, and have heard few PJ's earlier on the heroine and the song of the movie namely "Ishq wala Love"


The film is based on two competitive students, who battle it out to try and win the prestigious Student of the Year trophy at some school. And its a love triangle with the heroine Alia Bhatt, who is the most popular girl in the school.

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Although Student of the Year is not Karan’s Johar’s finest work, it is an entertaining and well-structured film nonetheless. Alia looked great in the movie, actors were also good. Songs aur dance sequences bhi ache the.  I would rate it "Three" out of Five stares.

I must confess, I like every movie and am not choosy about films. "Sab Achi hi hoti hai.." is what I say.