India in an ongoing social revolution (Organiser, 3.2.2013); The article, ‘India in an ongoing social revolution’ by MV Kamath in Organiser is very thoughtful. Who is an Indian and who is a Bharatiya is a big question that must be answered frankly. Those who believe Tipu Sultan as an icon or the Mughal empire was Indian and those who even accept the British Indian empire as Indian must be classified as Indians who are foreign to Bharat. Nationhood is not confused mix of many cultures and conflicting values. It is not merely territorial. The ongoing systematic campaigns of making a hotchpotch of cultures of various countries dominated by the west is not going to bring universal cultural progress but will create a low level cultural chaos dominated by the West. A display of various cultures and their scientific comparison is welcome but chaotic mix-up of various cultures, be it in music, literature, dance, dress or cookery will create conflict and not harmony. Let Bharat remain Bharatiya with Bharatiya culture and values evolving to higher levels of glory. Evolution of one’s own culture is what we need, not a chaotic mix of cultures. It is well to know that Hinduism is a fellowship faiths, a synthesis of religions and federation of philosophies from the lowest form of fetishism to the highest form of absolutism as Dr Shakuntala Rao Shastri said years ago. Let us not make our culture a kichadi (a mixture) of odd pickings from the world over. And how much is the mixed culture accepted by the West?
CBD RAO, 39, 15th Cross Road, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru: 560 003
RSS does not impose itself on anybody, it only inculcates patriotism (Organiser, 10.2.2013); At the outset I request Organiser to send a copy of the this issue to CBI and request them to arrest the Central Home Minister or demand unconditional apology from him for certifying that the RSS is a terrorist training centre promoting so-called ‘Saffron Terrorism’. It is shameful for him to make such cheap and childish comments. In the very same breath let me on behalf of ordinary citizens certify that Congress is a terrorism promoting organisation and more dangerous than al-quaida. Congress promoted Partition of India that resulted in unparallel tragedy of Hindus in the world history, literally lakhs of Hindus were killed, usurped, wounded, property worth several thousand crores only of Hindus both in India and Pakistan was totally destroyed and the same pampering of ‘Hindu killing forces’ is continuing till date. The latest example is of 5,000 houses of Hindus that were burnt down, more than five lakh Hindus were usurped in Assam. Actually Congress is a political party which promotes foreigners financial and social interest, should be derecognised by the Election Commission. I think Congress is not aware that more than 1,30,000 service projects, lakhs of schools, colleges, hospitals, orphanages, old age homes are run by the RSS. RSS stands for promoting unity amongst all Indians, they can be original or converted Hindus, to promote welfare of the entire Hindu community and the country as a whole, not for the welfare of any particular family or dynasty. We all know that Pakistan and China are our time tested enemies. Instead of saving Bharat form such arch enemies, shameless Congress is begging them for bilateral relations, cultural exchanges and opening gates for allowing them to do business at the cost of loss of Indian traders. Congress is as an emeny of India as Pakistan and China are. Let us unite and frustrate traitor Congress in its mission.
SUHASINI PRAMOD VALSANGKAR, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad: 60
Saintly Mahatma and vicious Jinnah (Organiser, 17.2.2013); This refers to the review of the book Jinnah vs Gandhi under the title, ‘Saintly Mahatma and Vicious Jinnah’ by MV Kamath, in ‘Book Mark ‘page of Organiser. It has been stated that Jinnah kept referring to Gandhiji as Mr Gandhi and not ‘Mahatma Gandhi’. It would be interesting to know, that even Dr BR Ambedkar has mentioned Gandhi’s name about 80 times in his book Pakistan or the Partition of India, but not even once he has prefixed Mahatma with Gandhi, and mentioned him as Mr Gandhi. Dr Ambedkar has squarely blamed Gandhiji on page-261, that Gandhiji was unduly appeasing Muslims, but doing injustice to Dalits, and his policy of concessions has increased Muslims aggressiveness against the Hindus. I must say, that Gandhiji’s biggest disservice, rather treachery, against the Hindus and India was, that he agreed for Pakistan as homeland for the Muslims of India, but he categorically refused the truncated India to be a homeland for the Hindus and non-Muslims. This is the root cause of suffering of Hindus since 1947. Infact Jinnah and British were far batter than Gandhiji, as they agreed for truncated India to become homeland for the Hindus. What saintly work Gandhiji did? He was befooling Hindus and speaking lies throughout his life.
ANAND PRAKASH, 72/Sector-8, Panchkula:134 109
Why are Jews so powerful (Organiser, 24.2.2013); This refers to the article ‘Why Jews are so powerful by Dr Farrukh Saleem in Organiser. The writer has attributed less nobel prizes for Muslims for lack of education. Mere educateion will not bring noble prize. The real fact lies in the mentality and the attitude of the person. Willingness to do something good to the mankind. How can Muslims with destructive mentality can do something constructive in this world? Unlike the Jews! A good culture will make one to do good to the society and this world. In India, Muslim kings and personalities right form Mohd. Ghazni and Mohd. Ghori upto Aurangazeb including Delhi Sultans had destructive behaviour, dismantling and destroying the temples and religious edifices. They had also been engaged in looting and pundering. Not only in India but such incidents have been learnt worldwide. I wish to give an example of epic Ramayana. Ravana, the King of Sri Lanka was said to be highly educated in all Shastras and Vedas, but due to his dirty mentality and attitude and obviously his bad character he lost everything in his life. There are a number of personalities in this world who were uneducated but have done wonders. Take Sir Newton, who was a school drop out, was a foremost scientist of the world , his inventions and contributions to the mankind is enoromous. Ekalavya of epic Mahabharata was archery expert, who excelled everyone in Pandavas and Kauravas, including Arjun, was without education and a Guru. His strong willingness made him the master of archery. And among the members who were involved in the bomb blast in WTC in US who were uneducated? Perhaps everyone were educated!
SETURAM ASPARI, email:[email protected]
Terrorism, again The Hyderabad blast again, despite the anticipation of possible revenge of Afzal Guru’s hanging by the jehadis torn apart our intelligence agencies and security establishments. On the contrary, the politicisation of Guru’s hanging and subsequent reactions by silent sympathisers under the garb of human rightists and pseudo-secularists emboldened terrorist to continue the onslaught on India. Further, the politics of vote-bank will never let the country to get over terrorism and India can never possibly take a tough stand not only against Pakistan but also the locals with pro-Pakistan inklings perpetrating the terrorism doing the maximum damage i.e. anti-nationalism. Candidly, the politicisation of terrorism on religious ground has become another tool of some of our leaders and some human rightists for sheer popularism describing Pakistan as younger brother while India is still left bleeding for 65 years by Pakistan, thus a wailing nation.
D VERMA, Lucknow
Economy goes down the drain under UPA (Organiser, 17.2.2013); The sliding downhill of Bharat was most unexpected to every Bharatvasi who had a vision of his own for his motherland, nurtured on hope and expectation for there were incorruptible, patriotic and selfless leaders who fought through non-violence to throw out British rule and the transition to democracy for everyone of us meant that a strong nation would be built irrespective of caste, creed religion and language, that would be a beacon for the rest of Asia. After 65 years look at the picture that has emerged from out of the sacrifice of thousands of freedom fighters. Where have all the hardworking, patriotic and sincere leaders with the nations’ well-being uppermost in their minds gone? It is like looking for a needle in a haystack. A parallel economy in the form of corruption has come to stay accepted and encouraged by selfish politicians. A responsible Parliament , fair electoral system committed and vibrant media which does not hesitate to write or speak the truth, impartial judiciary, men of character and merit are what we want for a country to prosper and progress. Not selfish leaders who fill up their coffers with tainted money. If corruption is left unchecked the country will be in ruins. We are confronted with a situation where the gap between the rich and the poor is widening to an alarming extent. Surges in the prices of essential commodities like rice, dhal, sugar, milk, etc are no longer within the reach of the aam aadmi. Montek Singh Ahluwalia allotted thirty rupees and the Chief Minister of Delhi was generous enough to raise it to six hundred rupees. Does she know that rice cost Rs 50 plus, dhal Rs 80 plus and sugar is no longer sweet at 40 rupees per kg while edible oil is slipping away from the common man’s hands? FDI’s footfalls in every nook and corner is blatantly visible. This clearly shows that indigenous innovation and interest in research and development is zero. Welcoming foreign investment we are selling ourselves away to videshi merchants. An urban core has emerged and entrenched itself and joining hands with foreign investments is grabbing all that is good and available at any cost while the middle and poor class do not get even a full meal. What is in store for us—Middle and the poor or have they already merged into one— The poor’. The character of our leaders has deteriorated, uncaring, unconcerned eyes shut and their perception and understanding about the common man’s plight no longer matter for them. Shri MV Kamath’s in the Republic Day issue of Organiser has rightly summed up “The UPA Government must be thrown out massively; we need a new Vivekananda to bring sanity to a generation that has been ruthlessly deprived of spiritualism in the name of secularism. Not an iota of vivek in our leaders.
SHANTA DYTHIKAR , 38, 15 Cross, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru
Shiv Sena politics From the last two years JDU one of the constitutent of the NDA in general and it’s Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in particular has constantly been persisting the BJP to declare its Prime Ministerial candidate for the next Lok Sabha polls. The same has been clarified by the BJP from time to time by stating that candidature for PM’s post would be declared at an appropriate time. Inspite of this former insisting on latter is totally unwarranted. Now Shiv Sena has too joined the chorus of JDU and demanding immediate declaration of PM candidate. On the other hand the same Shiv Sena has not been putting pressure on the BJP to declare Chief Ministerial candidate for the upcoming Assembly elections in its home State. Why it has adopted such type of double standards? Shiv Sena wants candidature of Sushma Swaraj for PM’s post. Suppose in the post Lok Sabha polls if Sharad Pawar enters the fray for PM’s post, naturally Sena will extend its support to Pawar but not to NDA candidate despite its partner. Simply because Pawar is a Marathi man. Shiv Sena’s nature and attitude has been proved twice during Presidential election of Pratibha Patil and Pranab Mukherjee.
SRIDHAR V KULKARNI,Tilak Chowk, Kalyan (West), Maharashtra
Constitution scan In Indian Constitution by mistake, religion has been equated with ‘Dharma’ and no Hindu has the courage to speak ‘Truth’ because they themselves do not know the definition of ‘Dharma’. As per page 223 of Oxford Dictionary (2008), Dharma has been defined as ‘Cosmic Law’ or ‘Laws of Nature’. Laws of nature and laws science are same. Limitless tolerance towards ‘terrorism’ indicates a persons poor knowledge about ‘Dharma’ and ‘Scientific Religion’. It also indicates his lack of courage to speak ‘Truth’.
Dr ABL GUPTA
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