in deep existential crisis..

A Journal by Sara

The key is to disband and dissolve….

Long way we have come, since the need for civilization felt few millennia ago. Countries rose and fell through it but none as to the discomfiture faced like India. What is even more debasing is people of India’s ignorance on their culture, and its glory, or at the least its sheer presence! Spiritual leaders arose, as and when darkness showed illusory light for Indians, or when their copious mind lead them to think in various ways and what they are really up to by leading this life?

It took an Adi Sankaracharya, to walk the lengths and breadths of this land and explain people about the immensity of the doctrines of this land and the primal history of the holy breath that filled this space for centuries. It took a Raja Raja Chola to reign supreme and protect the piece of land and its sumptuousness from invader’s assault. These residues protected in egg shells all years long by these spiritual and political leaders is what been passed on to us as a glimpse of our past and the responsibility of Protector from more damage.

But it is a recorded history, that time and again people take contentment in plunging to darkness themselves, and then looking out for an extended arm to salvage them from misery. This has been a shameless journey throughout the history of India, but strangely successful in its attempt to remain alive.

After the last few decades, I am afraid to think that the abundance in which these spiritual and political leaders filled this earth helping the people out of misery is gone but history. People are now left in the lurch fighting their own demonic ignorance and living in a deep existential crisis. The tolerance which Indians practiced as a virtue struck them brutally hard, left them in tatter to rediscover their glory for generations to come, and now, presumably looks tough and impossible.

Regional aspirations overran the pan-India sentiments and the political leaders created and exploited it to the maximum. Sect, caste, race, conversion, became assets and the properties, of the leaders. These leaders preached it to people who followed them with blind faith. This, in turn, overwhelmingly separated people from religious and pan-India sentiments. This overcrowd of divisive feelings combined with poverty for lifetime never gave way for serenity and peace in the common man’s mind.

It had been a really long debate since twentieth century in western countries whether the state and the church are effectual to operate as the co-ordinates. But, India, altogether in a different plane of its own, doesn’t face the problem of existing in accord, but even more awful situation where the state is hell bent on demolishing temple and its personality.

Evolution in the last century has been painlessly excruciating for the people of India that, from the stages of seeding to the gigantic growth, the work of annihilation, never showed face in public and is surreptitiously known to carry out underground work. The danger is least known in the external world but for only some handful people among this Himalayan population of India.

Most of the time, Indians are left to support and fight for their annihilators; a strange link in the food chain where prey invites the predator. If this is what the tolerance they read in their spiritual elements, silly, but it is a total misunderstanding of its facts.

In this construed democracy, with the mock elections and bogus leaders, India has grown an old man since the years of stepping into this darkness. India had been left in modernity in the mid of twentieth century, as a conventional and old school country. It had a chance to bring back the system which brought them endless prosperity and wisdom in their past, but we had our thugs called leaders who held in store otherwise. Hooligans perpetuating their clan sold the country to their benefits. With compliance, they are looked upon as paradigm for living and prototype for worshipping by people of India. A meek surrender of people at these thug’s feet is merely symbolical of the ignorance which has grown to gargantuan proportions without even bothering to think a moment.

Few could comprehend more, than allowing foreigners again to rule over this historical land which was for its good part ruined by foreign invasions. But as I had told you, we are happy and more than ready plunging to darkness anytime and enjoying the deceptive light in darkness. It is an irony we carry a pride that one-sixth of the human souls that inhabits this earth is orbiting here, but we could not recognize one leader to show us light or least the direction to light.

Sometimes one is led to the feeling that still we have remnant of slavery left in our veins and that we dutifully not ask questions and bound to live within our self-destructing assumptions. But as in any chemical reaction, a by-product is obliged to be produced, akin, there developed a ray of hope for India. There were intellects who could see through this prism of forged truths and beliefs and, identify the darkness around them and find light at the end. It was their morality to extend that same arm to salvage people of India from their misery. It was the same morality which had uplifted a deluge of people in innumerable cases as in the past.

They did as usual but strange this time, people of India not only refrained to hold on to that arm but trying to pull them too into the same misery and further under them. It was derogatory, and simply wicked to indulge in such heinous acts, but it is darkness everywhere and we cannot blame these people for not seeing through darkness. Insane, you might call, but it has been the order of the day and democracy, for India. This month it has been given a fresh lease of another half-decade. It has been said that Behold the ‘Eternal Law’, but again the same has also said that ‘Dharma is in decline’.

These protectors who extended their arm to people are living in self-denial about the nature of these people in the misery. In my strong perspective, I would say that stop extending arm to these people, dissolve this group of Protector and stand aside. Do not sit in the opposition and scream from the bottom of your throat, as this gives the people a chance to enjoy the supply of these Protectors to use in the worst case, and smack you off now in the current pretext of governance and its governors.

The Protectors should come face to face with people and say, we are satisfied with the current affairs of the governance and the needs are extinct to keep this group of Protector alive and get it dissolved. Lest you think that would be the end of this grandeur India, no, not be mistaken. For once and all, allow the people of India to think and live in this kingdom of iniquity. In such situations, this realm by its nature is bound to show its true character in spite of burying all truth and reality. People of India would then crave and long. They will quest for a savior, leader, and prophet. Then alone could the jury see the value of these Protectors and what they have in store to offer!

Only if people of India assess the tenets of its age old practices, it would come in concord with the group of Protector. For that, people of India should now be allowed to operate in their own self-destruction mode. I say this to not show the resentment of their ignorance, but for all intents and purposes, allowing them a free will. As that free will alone would allow them wander into every corner of their comfort zone and then go weary. After growing weary, they would be left with questions.

Questions alone would lead them to the Truth and in turn to the Protectors who currently preach the Truth.

May 27, 2009 Posted by | India, Indian General Elections 2009, Issues, Policy/Strategies, Politics | 2 Comments

Yashwant Sinha – Indian General Elections 2009

Oh! What an interview! One of the best I have read in the last few weeks, check this out!  Yashwant Sinha at his best here.

May 12, 2009 Posted by | Economics, India, Indian General Elections 2009, Infra Structure, Issues | Leave a comment

To Vote – The Choice is Ours | Indian General Elections 2009

Since twentieth century, the imperialism lost its firm hold and started to give way for transition, leaving the colonial countries at their own freedom.  With the advent of Industrial Revolution, countries across the world became largely conscious on their efforts of nation building. United States, with its capitalistic model, had adopted the best of strategies and became the leader of the pack. Nation like South Korea, despite its continued tensions with North Korea, had supreme plans for its economy and infrastructure. It is now a developed economy and still the fastest growing. Japan, despite receiving the nuclear bombs on its face, worked in unison to build its nation to show the world, how to create a Japanese model of building a nation.

Many European countries moved forward, even the smaller countries started sensing the opportunity and tapped their best of potentials. India, at the same time, was agonized by the colonialism which led to people uniting to fight for their liberation. In result, 540+ princely states were united to form a grand India, glorifying the freedom attained.

India had a chance to build a nation from the scratch. India had a chance to build a nation from its 10,000-plus year old glorious civilization. India had a chance to implement the India, which stood before its continued invasion for centuries, holding at that time one-third of the world’s GDP. India had a chance, to build an India which was swept through the accolades and praises from every observer of her, in the past.

Instead, we chose the dreadful path. We mixed the system of law and governance, the model of economy and a host of others devised by various countries which suited them best. It suited their culture, it suited their people, it suited their needs, and it suited their shortcomings. Is the adoption, a result of India’s thought, that it is a land of empty, or perhaps they need to build even people from the scratch? Result, we have the chaos in front of us, which keeps hitting us on the face even if we choose to move away from it.

When the system is framed, it never took various ethnic people of India into account, their varied caste, religion, language, local interests, beliefs, comfort etc. MK Gandhi called for the dismantling of congress, as he said this party was adopted because it helped in the process of gaining independence, but now, as we have attained it, the requirements of ours is really not going to be catered by this Congress. As Congress tout, MK Gandhi as their favorite, one and only Baapu, did they listen to him in this context?

The congress committee unanimously voted for Sardar Vallabhai Patel as the first Prime Minister of India. But, MK Gandhi chose Nehru instead. Patel became Home Minister. Patel, with his steely grit, made every princely state accede for a single entity, called an imposing India. Jammu & Kashmir accession was a blunder with India failing to hit back the advancing troops of Pakistan into Kashmir. Vallabhai Patel and Menon waited for the orders from PM Jawaharlal Nehru, which surprisingly never came. Nehru again failed to save the strategic Kashmir, instead took the issue to United Nation’s court, going by Mountbatten’s word. But after taking to UN, English sided with Pakistan making it an agony for India. Result, India created a permanent wound on its head of her own efforts, which bleeds until now. It would only continue.

Nehru successfully messed the border issue, which is in every might important for India. After all, a safe and secure ally would be of strategic interest to any nation. After having messed with the security and border, he imposed his own fascination on India, bothering least on India’s needs. Needs, which are in multitude of factors. One such foremost and glaring disaster of his toy-with-India attitude is his fascination towards Soviet Union. As is the case, if he likes something and is approved by none other than himself, the country has to like it too. His fascination towards Soviet’s socialistic model had been the destiny of India in various aspects.

Let’s study a close comparison between India and its rival neighbor China. China by no means lesser to India, in terms of facing destruction before finding its feet. Japan ravaged China in the Second World War. It had its own insurgency and internal problems in the same time when India was also in the planning stage.

China, of course, is a communist country. China, of course, bore the brunt of being communist. Still, it is only China, as the years progressed, understood the real need of the nation and promoted investment of foreign funds and development of private sectors. The trade was freed up and government interventions were vastly reduced. Special Economic Zones are created as a mini no-socialism-allowed-inside zone and the development thrived. It reorganized itself as a mixed model, with communism for the governance (with its top-down approach), and the capitalistic model for building its economy. Since last 25 years, china’s growth rate is double digit and has vastly improved its physical, social and IT infrastructure. China’s success owed to its consciousness on nation building.

Flip the coin here, Nehru adopted Socialism in India. By end of 1950’s, most of the enterprises, industries, banks and every dozen others were nationalized. He introduced central planning economy with 5-year plans. His state controls and regulations impaired productivity, quality and profitability. It failed to deliver growth for common people.  India got struck to the growth rate of 2-3 percent consistently for decades up till 1990. The standards of living of destitute people never improved.

Corruption ran amok in this economic model and something of the order of anti-vigilance was never ever set-up in India to control it. Bureaucrats grew stronger demanding bribes and complacent to work fair. As the infra-structure was also nationalized, the growth in infrastructure in the successive decades is better not explained.

Even, after his loving model failed to show results for decades, he continued with his abysmal economic policies turning a blind eye to the Everest growth of the capitalistic economies around the world. His blunder never stopped with these, his policies for appeasement of specific religion, caste etc. has only succeeded in people growing divisive. Later, his daughter succeeded the throne, as the nation is always considered theirs, and went even a step stronger in creating more ties with Soviet Union. Even she failed to take a retrospective approach and encouraged her father’s ineffectual policies. The trades were largely improved with Soviet Union, and the imports were huge. This all happened with a continuous 30-year unchallenged rule, similar to the stability of an autocrat, dubious that people failed to change it.

And, when they tried to change it, Indira Gandhi imposed Emergency on India when she lost Allahabad court verdict that debarred her from parliament for six years. Media was scoffed, leaders were arrested, and the hands of the people were tied. But, that did not stop people from voting her out of throne when at last emergency gave way to democracy after 2 years. Again, in the next 2 years, people got her back, such are our surprising citizens of India, and you would always fail to judge their pulse right.

Then, came group of Gandhi’s namely Sanjay, Rajeev, Sonia, and not to mention the dozen other Gandhi’s in waiting, to tightly hold on to the kingdom created by their family legacy. The dire needs of reforms are largely ignored, and whatever reforms happened till date is also reactive instead of any pro-active measures. Until now, we had the Gandhi & Co pampering with India, through its tight hold on a Private Limited Company called Indian National Congress Pvt Ltd. What baffles me really in the past few days is the latest statistics which say, new set of 55 million people added to the ‘Below Poverty Line (BPL)’ in the last 5 Years. In my view, this is a colossal failure of the government which rules us for 50+ years.

A nation’s importance always stresses on basics remaining strong. In my view, Strong security, talented workforce, surge in employment, controlling prices, a world class infrastructure, state-of-the-art medication and alleviating poverty should be the pillars of a prosperous country. And, Congress has never given any thought to it, let alone building it.

Hence, there arises a genuine, desperate and emotional call for a new party and new government for development of India. The only party to have stayed for a full term apart from congress is BJP. During its tenure, it pushed for reforms, extensively in telecom, created a new ministry called ‘Ministry of Disinvestment’ to review and sell off the failing or failed PSUs, did test nukes and empowered our defense and security, especially safer with hostile neighbors like ours. BJP started the ambitious Golden Quadrilateral Infrastructure project which had a grand vision to connect India by world class roads and surprisingly for the first time in India, the announcement of plans is followed up with actions. The work progressed with amazing speed, that they laid 33000+ km of roads in their tenure. It is good that BJP understood the business and employment would pour only in cities which have a world class infrastructure and their planned approach towards this goal was well received among the people. To beef up the internal security, tough laws were framed namely ‘Prevention of Terrorism Act; and many failed to notice that, apart from terror strikes in their early part of the regime it was almost non-existent in their second half of rule, where the tough anti-terror laws showed fruit. And, all this achievements was done in just a single term of rule.

Everything, what I mentioned in the above paragraph was halted or reverted, including the NHDP for highways development with abysmal progress in the last 5 years, where Congress government in existence.

The age old notion among public of India that there is no alternative to Congress, had been brutally dealt with and been crushed under the roller. Certainly, it should make every Indian proud.

I sincerely, feel the power to BJP for an extended period, alone would fuel the growth of economy of India and would help us achieve inclusive growth for every citizen; BJP would make us forget the dreadful vision and failures of the past, and show the path for progress in the future, which had already started showing up in the BJP governed states like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh etc. Hence, a chance in the parliament would only be helpful for BJP to extend that development all over the nation.

But, the choice is ours.

We think that none of the electoral candidate deserves to win our vote (of confidence). We also confirm that even if cast, a single vote of ours isn’t going to be decisive in the formation of government. We can wait for the utopian world that would fall closer to our reach, where the governors of people would offer perfect solutions catering to our perfect needs.

The wait is, presumably, endless. The solution, painfully, is non-existent. There would come none to raise the curtains of perplexing governance of this disordered India, giving us a glimpse of the idealism par excellence, if there really exists even one in the reality.

Your vote carries millions of meaning, and just don’t abstain from voting, the high polling percent in elections would only make government, politicians and bureaucrats to think of the growing number of people participation in nation’s cause and would push them hard to cater to every voter’s needs. The poor polling of the past has made the governments to discard the non-voters and appease the voters alone. Please, go out and vote, by doing which you get the satisfaction of having a say in your Indian Politics. That would go a long way, in caring for your concerns.

Vote BJP! Vote for the much needed change!

Again, the choice is ours.

May 1, 2009 Posted by | India, Indian General Elections 2009, Issues, Policy/Strategies, Politics | 1 Comment