Thursday, September 2, 2010

Caste Census Consensus



After much of a row among the various political parties, the UPA government decided to constitute a 11-member GoM (Group of  Ministers), headed by the H'ble Finance Minister, Shri Pranab Mukherjee.On the last day of the Monsoon session of the Parliament, i.e, on 31st August 2010, the Finance Minister declared in the parliament that the GoM headed by him, has more-or-less decided in favor of including caste in census 2011. However, the final report is yet to be submitted by the GoM, which is proposed to be presented in the next session of the Parliament. The Finance Minister is confident that the decision of the GoM will be upheld in the parliament by the other ministers and that it is now just a formality to gain consensus in the upper house. The demand of caste based census has been urged frm many years but whoever the ruling government, NDA or UPA, 
neglected it.

Due to the overwhelming pressure from the various parties, its was finally considered by UPA-II and the GoM was constituted. The basic question arises that why do we need a caste census now as we didn't realize its importance in the last 60 years The answer is that the government has been entrapped in its own mousetrap as for the reservations of SCs, STs and especially OBCs., there is no proper documentation of the population of these categories, though there had been many trials to determine these numbers like the Kelkar and the Mandal Commissions. The government had also set up National backward classes Commission  to look into the figures of OBCs so that the 27% OBC reservations can distinguishably given to that population rather than the others taking the advantage of this.
Last time caste based census in India was conducted in 1931 by the British. Post independence, the necessity of caste based census was not realized and thus was discouraged. In the 2001 census also, there was a demand for caste based census but the then ruling govt. NDA declined the demand. Now, in 2011, the caste based census will be conducted and will begin in December. Contradictory forces suggest that caste based census will divide the country and caste-ism will again become prevalent in the society. But, if we see the matrimony advertisements, we will find that not only castes, even sub-castes prevail in the society predominantly.Hence, there must be no apprehensions on the fact that caste census will help the administration to streamline the quotas it has provided and benefit only those for whom it is meant for.


Our country comprises of a  highly diversified population, unlike any other country. Development of the country is not possible by leaving behind the backward classes. The figures and proper documentation of the data of reservations must be maintained so that maximum benefits can be derived from the amendments made by the government for people's welfare.Recently, in Chennai, the RTI report filed by a citizen revealed that inspite of the government constituting many Commissions to foresee the proper implementation of the quota system, only 7% of the posts in the service sector is offered to the OBCs, instead of 27%. It implies that there is a major population which is taking disguised advantage illicitly. Therefore, the caste based census will certainly help in curbing this crisis of the government in dividing the population into accordingly in tone with the quota system and involving those communities in priority sectors and  as special-care population. This will be a boost for the low-income groups and the low class citizens to live a cheerful life. Lets welcome the caste based census 2011. Friends, your queries and suggestions are always invited.

Monday, August 30, 2010

CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test)








The  Announcement in the Parliament of India by H'ble Minister of  Personnel, Mr Prithviraj Chauhan on 25th August 2010 confirms that the prestigious Civil Services Examination(CSE) will be now changed into Civil Services Aptitude Test(CSAT) and the new pattren of the examination will come into effect from the Civil services Prelims-2011.The suggestion of aptitude test in the  country's top ranks was discussed thoroughly by a committee appointed by the Ministry of Personnel. It finally came out with a report of changing the pattern of the Civil Services Preliminary Examination, i.e,  150 marks optional subject is replaced by aptitude & logical ability questions. Though the Main Examination pattern is not changed for the time-being, but it is also under the considerations of the committee.

The civil preliminary exam had 300 marks for General studies and 150 marks for any one Optional Subjects among the subjects prescribed by UPSC(Union Public Service Commission). From 2011,there will be 150 marks on logical & aptitude skills , instead of the optional subject. But, the Main examination will be kept unchanged in which candidates opt for 2 Optional Subjects, consisting of 600 marks each. This change in the Prelims is done to test the logical skills and independent decision-making skills which is a prime requirement for all the civil services. The syllabus of the aptitude section is still not released by UPSC and is expected to be out soon. Public Administration based questions can be expected in this section as it is a vital area of command for an administrator.Moreover questions on logic could asked to screen the streamlined mind of the candidate.For example, if an inferior officer is caught for bribe, your immediate action will be: You will
a) beat him up
b) take action so that he loses his job
c) inquire about the matter in detail
d) let him continue in the job with a last warning 

Such reasoning and logical questions are now included in the public services also. Already other competitive exams like CAT, MSAT, GSAT etc. have this type of questions but for the civil services , aptitude questions will have a different spice corresponding to the position of an administrator. It will be interesting to observe the Civil Prelims Exam Paper 2011.

The Mains exam paper pattern is also under the review scanner. There is a proposal to removal optional papers and introduce compulsory papers , the knowledge in which are a pre-requisite of the esteemed position. Economics is one of the few subjects which have been proposed but still a unanimous decision is to be made after reviewing the Mains Paper and the criticality in changing its pattern. Revised Mains pattern will only come into effect after 3-4 years. The civil aspirants should also concentrate on having command on the field of public administration, economics and logical abilities. In the recent few years, stress has been on areas of Technology, economy and foreign relations which form key question areas. The revised pattern is yet to be tested and lets hope it gives good results.



Thursday, August 12, 2010

Economic Ethos

After the 20th century was hit by the worst economic depression in the 1930s, the 21st century has been hit early by the world-over stigma of recession which indicates how far the world economies advance in this century. With most of the developed countries like USA, Japan & UK being affected by the economic recession, it subsequently affected the other world economies. Let us peep into some of the aspects of this depression which put the world at a standstill.


The Banking system forms a major part in the countries economy. The Central Bank of each country controls the economy of the country. Some countries have Unit banking system and some have Branch banking system. Most of the developed technologically advanced countries follow Unit banking system and others follow branch banking with a bank having numerous branches in different parts of the country. Banks control the supply of money in the population of the country, priority sectors ,commercial and public sectors and government controls the percentage of taxes and interests to be levied by the banks on the citizens. in different policies, credits and debits. Indian banking system was revolutionized by the new economic policy 1991 which imposed LPG-Liberalization Privatization and Globalization on the Indian economy making India accessible to the worldwide companies and work force and liberating from the stigma of public sector control of money in few hands.


Economic Depression is the losses suffered by the companies due to reduction in the profits earned by them. This usually happens when the supply of money in the different sectors is less and the production costs are high in the international market. It affects the developed countries the most because of less availability and high expenditure on labour force in those countries.Hence unemployment increases as the demand for labour force is more than supply.Consequently the company reduces the salaries of the employees as it suffers depression and in this situation inter-company transfers occur. Thus, developed countries suffered sever economic depresion in the first decade of the 21st century.


Subsequently, this drought in the developed countries reached the developing and under-developed countries through Capital market which is the strongest link in the international trade. Capital markets are d long term loan markets or investment markets which can be primary and of secondary type. Primary Capital market is confined in a smaller pupil radius as through this, the companies sells shares to the people.Secondary capital market opens the countries economy to the world as through this, shares are sold and bought by different companies and individuals at a common platform, i.e, in Stock Exchanges.Its similar to purchasing a second hand book and then selling it again to gain profits. For example, a company issued the advertisement in a newspaper for bonds(small amounts of money), say Rs 100. 1000 people applied for it. 100 people will be sold the bonds and the remaining 900 people go to the stock exchanges where share dealings take place.



Many MNCs invest in share market and also sell there stocks in share markets of different countries. After the depression in developed countries, their companies withdrew their shares and stopped selling shares due to loss of capital, in the stock exchanges of various countries worldwide. This affected the share market drastically as individual refused to buy shares of companies running in losses and thus the share price index (like Sen-sex and Nifty) deteriorated. A country like India was saved from being worst hit because of the exploding population of India which can supply easy and cheap labour force thus increasing the employment opportunities.To control the depression, the RBI increased the money supply and relaxed the taxes and interest rates in the Credit policy announced every 3 months to review the inflation or depression situation. Over-relaxation of capital in the country lead to increase in Inflation, which is the price rise in various sectors of a country. the food resources sector was the most affected. It was basically due to below-average rains in India, high prices of agricultural machineries and high rate of production of consumables which directly summed up to the increase in the food prices. the inflation rate is consistently in double figures from Dec 2008 and the solution still needs to be sought out by the UPA government.


In this way, The Finance Ministry and the Reseve bank of India always work in collaboration to design new schemes and policy to maintain a balance between depression and inflation & inflation and growth rate of the country. Dear friends, comment on my post and you can ask your queries.                                                      
           'Economy is the Medical department of the country with Economists as its doctors'

Friday, April 30, 2010

'The' last decade

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As we are about to surpass the first decade of the 21st century, let us look back at one of the most happening decades for India. 21st century was said to be 'the century of dominion of the Asian countries'. Here are some of the developments, changes and hicupping events that took place in India in 'The' last decade.
India Under the Shadow of TerrorismThe decade began with the shadow of terrorism growing over the world as the WTC was attacked in USA on Sept 11, 2001. The fate of India was not expected by anyone that the country's most protected area in terms of security and the country's governing bulding 'The Parliament' would be attacked by terrorists. The incident happened on 13th dec, 2001 and 'The Parliament' was saved by shooting down three terrorists in The Parliament premises. It fumed discussion in The Parliament about security concerns in the country. But this was never going to be the end. The decade was spiced up by Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bangalore blasts in which many lost their lives. Then came the ultimate planned mission of the terrorists, the hook hung over the Financial Capital of India, Mumbai. 26th Nov, 2008 left a mark on security provisions in India and questioned the various naval authorities that were responsible for the security of Indian waters. Amongst all these anti-social hineous events, mankind and India didnot lose its path and it continued to blossom as it does with the revival of every morning.
Indian Government and PoliticsIn the Indian politics, Congress came into power and held a strong position after nearly 2 decades. They won the General Elections in 2004 and Sonia Gandhi transformed from a hesitant Sonia to the face of Modern India inculcating the qualities of her mother-in law. Besides, Mayawati made her way to become the Chief Minister of UP by scrapping Mulayam Singh Yadav, Nitish Kumar took the reigns of Bihar from Lalu's hands, Jayalalitha's hold has gone weak and Karunanidhi seems to be comfortable as the CM of Tamilnadu and after a long tym, Mamta Banerjee has a strong hold on Bengal. Amongst all these, Andhra Pradesh witnessed the death of their beloved CM and a great leader YSR in a helicopter crash and Maharashtra experienced the removal of Vilasrao Deshmukh from the CM office after the Mumbai blasts. In the midst of all these, Congress won the next General Elections in 2009 also claiming the party's dominion on the Indian Politics.
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Orkut, a social networking site was launched in 2004 and became the most popular one of its kind in India and Brazil. Facebook, launched in the same year is also preferred by many Indian users. Twitter, a micro-blogging site launched in 2006, has started gaining popularity in India because of the presence of high-profile people on twitter. Facebook has also proposed for an Indian Headquarter in Hyderabad. With all these networking sites coming-up, the Indian youth has been exposed to plenty of things in the world in the last decade. This will certainly help in global exposure of the youth and implementing different ideas to produce a vibrant and prosperous youth community of India, a country having more than half of the population between 15-40 yrs of age. The advent of gadgets in India has made the young generation develop the interest in them and the recent advancements in the world of technology like the popularity of iphones sprung-up in the last decade and the coming of the 3G mobiles to India. These will help to transform the face of technical India.
the Next EXIT (2010 edition) (Next Exit: The Most Complete Interstate Highway Guide Ever Printed)The next decade will definitely be the hallmark of a Rising India as we get close the the Vision 2020. The popularity of 3G mobiles is questionable observing its records in other countries. In the Financial Market, India reached a high of 25000 points in the BSE but was hit by recession and went as low as 7000 points. The largest democracy had achieved the feet of becoming the fastest growing economy after China. The next decade will count on the economic clash between the 2 Asian Mights. Also, India has plenty of interior problems like poverty and other social atrocities abd with the revival of the Naxal Movement in India, the path would not be easy. Plenty of small regions are demanding separate states. From Harit Pradesh to Telangana, every community wants a state for themselves. All the petiotions are on hold and it would not be easy for any ruling government to undermine these proposals and dump these issues. The next decade may even see a change in the geographical boundaries in India which also puts into frame the International borders with China and Pakistan. The next decade will certify India as a 'Nuclear Power Centre' and also the country which ponders on climate and peace issues. Lets hope that our vision for new and revised India becomes true in the next decade.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dreadful Limelight

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Congress has been drawn into dreadful limelight by the opposition parties as inflation and Maoist unrest surround add to the UPA worries. There has been a constant rise in the prices of commodities and fuels which kept on rising since last year and the common man is tensed about the budget of the family. In the General Budget also, ther was no point regarding the reduction in the prices of these. H'ble Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee escaped the issue by presenting it as a consequence of the rise in prices in the international market. But the UPA must ensure to implement schemes to reduce excise duty on such commodities and help the common man to adapt to such a situation. Its imperative to check the oil n fuel prices also as it is one of the few sectors which is disrupting India to recover from the pit of recession. The people must also prefer walking or cycles for short distances, as it is practiced in China. H'ble Home Minister P.Chidambaram had announced the 'Operation Green Hunt' to check the menace of naxalism in India, after police check-posts wher attacked in Bengal and Jharkhand borders. But, after some days he himself disagreed from declaring such an operation and said that naxalism must be handled with patience. According to me, the UPA must take responsibility of all these problems and must not try to play with words and confuse the audience. The naxalites continue to attack government offices and check-posts and frequent strikes are declared by them in Orissa and Jharkhand. Bhuwaneswar-Delhi Rajdhani Express was attacked by the naxalites recently as it was operating during the strike declared by them. The opposition has just got a boost and they are looking to make the best use of the situation. 27th April was declared 'Bharat Bandh' due to inflation. Let us ponder on these issues as a responsible citizen and express our feelings.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Here comes 3G Mobiles !!!

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Hii friends, the Indian mobile operator services is introducing a new trend in the Indian market. Its the launch of Third Generation Mobiles. India is one of the last countries in the world which is introducing the 3G mobiles now in 2010 while the revolution came about much earlier in 2007 when countries opted for it. in India, it was delayed because the Defense Ministry was not clearly it. From Jan 2009, the 3G technology launch has awaited till 8th April 2010 when it was announced that the 3G auction for mobile operators will be held on 9th April 2010. The Government of India is estimated to gain rs 30000 crores from 3G auction. Nine players are bidding for three Indian slots and the fourth slots is planned out in Punjab, West Bengal, Bihar and J&K. The starting price for 3G auction is 3500 crore and the winning price is expected to be around 8000 crores.The bidding regulations are made such that only existing Indian operators can take part in bidding. i think the 3G penetration will take time to cover entire India. As for now it will be only restricted to metros and other big cities. The 3G mobiles will be expensive than the 2G mobiles and this in-turn will slow down the penetration process. 3G mobile technology has been successful only in very few countries like Japan, Germany, Korea and Italy. Accept these countries, the 3G technology has been accepted at a slower rate as it was expected  In India the significant beneficiaries of the launch of 3G.is mobile broadband and data markets, which about 92% of the total revenue. The facilities offered by 3G mobiles over 2G mobiles are improved voice quality, multimedia messaging, mobile broadband, video conferencing etc. It will bring a revolution in the mobile sector if its successful in India but hurdles exist to manage the 1.2 billion population data traffic. Friends, comment on 3G technology...

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Bull returns to 18K


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The Bombay Stock Exchange has touched the 18K mark after 25 months. the Bull was on a roll last time in Feb 2007 when suddenly it was struck by the wave of recession and went below 8K from the booming 3rd largest global economy.  Plenty of discussions on recession issue were held and suggestions came from all around to cope up with it and march ahead. The step was initiated by Honorable Finance Ministers Pranab Mukherjee and P. Chidambaram in the General Budget over the last few years which targeted at inclusive growth and building infrastructure, though there were complains on price-hike in commodities and petrol-diesel. The stocks hav grown by 70% in the 4th quarter of 2009-10 as compared to the first quarter of 2009-10.With the Indian economy again booming now, the investors and dealers are careful this time. It is booming by 22% as to 17% in Feb 2007. The common gainers are the sugarcane industries and real estate whereas the Oil and gas companies continue to strive recovery. The common investor generally invests in mutual funds which is growing continuously from Dec 2009. Companies like Hero Honda,BHEL, NTPC, TCS  are making profits whereas Reliance Comm, DLF, ICICI Banks are stressed sectors due to losses. The Oil-gas and Banking sector continue to be datum in the stocks as the price in the international market is high and these secotors are also not getting much investors to improve there position in the market. Its imperative now to develop new schemes that aim at dealing this crisis. Friends, i need your ideas on this.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Indo-Techno Relations

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There's been enough discussion on the online exams being introduced in India. Especially, this issue was exaggerated when the debut CAT online exam was a failure in first round due to server failure. But friends, do u think just because of this example, we can stand our ground in criticizing the use of technology in various examinations held across the country? India is a developing country with a vision 2020 and till date, about 70% of the universities in India have shifted to technology for conducting examinations and for various clerical works. Though India may lack infrastructure on certain levels like in the field of software developers, the benefits of resolving to technology must not be forgotten. Lack of infrastructure was one of the main reasons of the failure of CAT online exam at d implementation level. The benefits of avoiding paper-pen examinations can be listed as avoiding the wastage of paper and saving various funds used for its manufacture, reduction of time and easy management with less number of people etc. But, I do not think that its not feasible in answering all types of questions using technology like the comprehension type questions in CAT exam or derivation problem for an engineering student. It is not conducive for the users and is time-consuming. I'm not sure whether these type of hurdles in the introduction of technology can be solved.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Kashmir- the concave side

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Hi friends, as march marches past, as our country marches up in the economical survey and as we look to march to the top of the world, the northern part of our country seems to face a disturbance wave which had been hidden in the unrecognized pages of Indian media. Kashmir is a very important and the most controversial state in India on the international arena. Every year the influential party members in Kashmir along with several civilians hoist the Pakistan National Flag on 14th August and burn the Indian National Flag on streets. But the media hesitate to disclose these flags, instead keep presenting the masala items as breaking news. Strong forces in Kashmir support this and the Indian politicians in Delhi seem unaware of the situation. Those who are aware or pretend to be unaware, stand pity-fully confronting the miserable condition there. Its already known that more than half of Kashmir is in the hands of Pakistan & China. Problems of this kind in the Indian Kashmir questions the decision of Pandit Nehru of dividing Bengal & Punjab during Partition of India, and not dividing Kashmir as it was his home state. India is the only country in the world where the National Flag is burnt. This never becomes breaking news in the media though it surely becomes an issue if the map of India is printed on the cricket ground or Sachin cuts a cake made of the Indian Tri-colour or even if Mandira Bedi wears a Tri-colour sari. All these remind of the Media Black-out which prevails in Afghanistan and the in-activeness of media in India before 1985.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Railway Budget

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Hi friends, you all must have followed the railway budget presented by union railway minister Mamata Banerjee. There are plenty of things to think on this budget. The most attractive which i found was the introduction of 'Matrabhoomi','Karmabhoomi' and 'Janmabhoomi' trains meant specially for a ladies, working class people who regularly travel by trains and the defense n army troops, respectively. Further there's a proposal to increase the length railway tracks by 1000km in the coming year. Mamata Banerjee has also argued for multitasking in the railway stations like setting up hospitals, kendriya vidyalaya schools, hostels, lodges and shopping malls in and around railway stations. Certain stations are o be upgraded as World-class stations but it had been proposed when Lalu Prasad was our railway minister and still less improvement is seen in this direction. The proposal is still in planning stages with the local railway officials. There has been a lot of discussion that Bengal had a major share in the railway budget. According to me, every Railway minister gives some privileges to his/her home state like Lalu Prasad did for Bihar when he was handling this port-folio. It was obvious that Bengal will get special privileges like setting up of some wagon industries and extension of the metro in Kolkata. Mamata has proposed to rename few metro stations in Kolkata like park street as Bhagat Singh and Kalighat as Mother Teresa. this was totally needless and does not seem reasonable. While some names are appreciable like M.G Road station as Thakurbari station. Mamata has also gifted something to what she mentioned has 'the country's most neglected part'.The North-East states do not have a 2-way rail track and it had been years the people of the region were demanding for it. Mamata has proposed it for the route Guwahati-Tinsukia-Dibrugarh. The implementation of upgrading stations to World-class and Ideal stations need to been accelerated. Mamata has also crossed the borders and proposed to start a train named 'e par Bangla o par Bangla' from West-Bengal to Bangladesh. She has also provided a train named 'Amar Shonar Bangla' from Howrah to Agartala through Bangladesh which will help in reducing the time of travel of the passengers. .Its not-so-good news as Secunderabad station, the headquarter of South-Central railways did not get a place in the World-class stations list, but it would be upgraded as one of the Ideal stations. Besides, Mamata has proposed to run special trains during CWG in Delhi which also includes the double-decker train in the Delhi-Kolkata route. This double decker is nw being manufactured at Kapurthala. Besides, the Cancer patients will enjoy free travel in Indian railways in 3AC and sleeper class. Altogether its an ambitious budget whose aims have to be met by proper implementation of the ideas proposed which is certainly not going to be easy for the superior of the World's biggest network of railways.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Google's Googly

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9th February was the day of the launch of GOOGLE BUZZ, a new addition to the Google associates. As many people are bored with orkut and Facebook and need an easy and fast means of communication with pals, the emergence of Google buzz was felt. As most of the people have their Google inbox open, they can directly chat wid friends n comment on posts from gmail without accessing a social network like orkut, facebook or myspace. But there has been criticism on Google buzz as it has its disadvantages...like the privacy of the users. Google has enabled auto-following of the users by the people he/she often sends e-mail or chats with. This is another concern for the company as they are receiving rude and harsh feedbacks from the users. Also, to view a particular comment on a post, the users need to scroll down the subsequent comments of other readers to find the desired comment. However, Google has responded to these feedbacks and is trying to improve Google buzz by making it user-friendly. The auto-following of the friends will be disabled and the users will be provided with options to suggest th friends they will follow and the ones who can chat with them and comment on their posts. I think buzz,in its modified form will be a true gift to the users in this busy and fast world.Today, people check their mails in gmail inbox and then they need to open orkut or facebook to communicate with their friends. Buzz will facilitate simpler and time-saving communication with friends. Comment on the growth and advancements of buzz as you keep using this amazing Google Googly

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Feb Flavor

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Here comes February, the unique month of 28 days. If any of you guys have your birthday on 29th February,it may be something you wont like but guys don't be sad, Feb has many flavors and interesting things to entertain you.Though India doesn't have many festivals celebrated in this month, other nations have some Red-letter days in Feb. Some of the examples are the Sri-Lankan Independence Day on Feb 4, National Liberation day on Feb 11,Constitution of Mexico completed its drafting on Feb5,Flag Day of Canada on Feb 15, Liberation Day of Kuwait on Feb 26. Feb month is celebrated as the Black Month in USA and Canada in remembrance of the people and events that took place there for the African movement. Well, for all my young friends there's no need to mention about Feb 14 as the Saint Valentine day, a traditional day to express love to the loved ones. I only wish you enjoy this romantic month of Feb and follow my posts. Welcome fabulous Feb!!!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Serials' sensitives

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Hi friends, today I've read about the case filed against production houses promoting violence and humiliation through TV serials. I've thought of it many times myself. Our mothers, sisters and wifes often watch family stuffs in TV that show crookedness, sliminess and jealousy feelings among the relatives of a family. They even portray polygamy and abuses in certain sections of the society.I strongly oppose Balaji Telefilms and other production houses promoting this. This is highly provocative and may channelize the thinking of young minds in a destructive way. Especially housewives are too interested in these narrow-minded craps. Anti-social acts like suicides, brutal murders, inhuman things, etc. must also be restricted. TV is a medium of social deeds in our democratic country. As a matter of fact, this issue becomes serious because visuals are more effective and leave an impact than auditory ones. This does not mean TV is an absolute idiot box and must be banned. There are many informative programs that can be produced and presented before the curious and sensitive audience like comedy, informative and detective serials, serials with mythological touch, historical and do-u-know facts, quizzes, competitions and cultural programs, etc. Besides there are always other stuffs like news, political discussions, sport, car and gadget talks etc. I do not find any reason why we should watch the family melodramas on TV when there are so many things superior than them and worth-watching and knowing about. Friends, if you guys find anything useful in these family programs, please let me know. Do not forget to comment as your opinion matters in the growth of discussion

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hindi-our National language. Are you sure???

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Recently the Gujarat High Court in Ahmadabad declared that Hindi is not our National Language. This has triggered a discussion in the political, cultural and social fraternity in India. In fact, India does not have a National Language. India is a highly diverse country with many languages and cultures. Most of the North-Indian languages have been derived from the Devanagari script and hence Hindi has been accepted easily by all in North & Central India. But the South-Indian languages dates back to the Dravidian Era and therefore they find it difficult to follow Hindi. A major example is Tamilnadu promoting their language and culture in their state. This may encourage a divide between North and South Indians but we as Indians must respect other languages and not compromise our culture. Almost every state in India has its own language. This makes India unique among all countries. Moreover, Hindi is not accepted as the National Language in our Constitution too. But as Indians a single language must unite us and it can be none other than Hindi. Hindi is making its identity in the world as India's language. A flower does not bloom without its petals. India has many languages as petals of a single flower and Hindi is its blossomed form which looks beautiful to the flowers of other plants. Its rightly said :
'In India, water changes every one mile and people change every two miles'

World beware, China's coming











China is expected to become the next superpower in the world. Its competing with the USA in most of the fields including, technology, sports, finance, defense and influence on the world. The chinese acts clearly suggest that they want to expand their kingdom to the extent possible. Recent activities encouraging this frame of thinking is the settlement of naval base on coco islands, the northern-most island among Andaman & Nicobar group of Islands, Chinese settlements 20 km from the border within Arunachal Pradesh and the act of claiming Tawang, Chinese army bases in the western part of jammu & kashmir, the construction of several air-strips and military bases near the Nepal-China border. The medals in Olympics is dominated by the Chinese sportsmen in recent years contrasting to the predominant dominance of USA. Google blamed china-based hackers to have hacked it. Google might have quit China, but being the largest internet community in the world, I fear China will come-up with something more amazing than Google and reign the markets. Technological developments were clearly seen in the Beijing Olympics with world-class stadiums and facilities and the blowing out of clouds from the sky by missiles. China-USA cold war is in the news these days and was clearly sighted in the Copenhagen climate summit. But being a communist country, China has its own disadvantages also. Finally I want to comment that the Dragons are on a roll.

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You all must be well aware of the Telangana row and the disturbance in the largest of the 4 South-Indian sister states. There are already 9 petitions pending with the central government on state divisions,viz,Vidarbha,Purvanchal,Harit Pradesh,Bundelkhand,Gorkhaland,Bodoland,Sourashtra and Rayalseema. If the central government gives approval to Telangana state formation there will be a fashion in the country which will impose constant hunger strikes n bandhs in the cities resulting in a political crisis and chaos in the country. This does not mean that i oppose the sentiments of the people of Telangana. Telangana was ruled by the Nizam of Hyderabad and it was never under direct British rule. Rayalseema was ruled by the Chalukyas and the coastal Andhra region came under madras state. The unification to form Andhra Pradesh took place on linguistic basis after Independence when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru decided to divide the states on linguistic basis. This was the hallmark of whatever we are facing today. It could have been divided as different provinces that existed before Independence like the Northern province, central province etc.Consequently different kingdoms merged together like Vidarbha and Maharashtra, Gujarat & Sourashtra, etc. But the consent of the people in those kingdoms was neglected and therefores the situation stands before us as we are seeing it today. I can just say that dear people of my country, our country is already divided with Punjab and Bengal being the major losers. Please dont divide our counrty on regionalism and proudly say to the world 'United we stand, divided we fall'