An emerging superpower- India

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After receiving such a positive response from the article “The Greatness of India” (https://thegreatindianhitch.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/the-greatness-of-india-incredible-india/#respond), I would like to share some interesting facts which are unknown to the people of this country and other countries who undermine the power and greatness of this nation.

  • The country is achieving a high economic growth of over 8 per cent of its GDP annually, on a consistent basis. In fact, India’s economic growth rate is second highest in the world-next only to China. The developed world has been left behind. The two Asian giants-India and China have today turned the leaders of growth of the global economy.
  • Militarily, India is one of the strongest countries in the world. Having the third largest army in the world, it has a huge arsenal of weaponry including nuclear weapons. Its Army, Navy and Air Force are always ready to meet any challenge. India believes in having peaceful relations with other countries, but in today’s world of changing equation, it is necessary to have a military might to deter other countries to do any mischief.
  • ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) recently launched polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) which created history by lobbying 104 satellites in a single mission, whereas the previous record was in the name of Russia which marked 37 satellites in one single mission.
  • According to a report by New World Wealth in 2016, India is ranked as the seventh wealthiest country in the world. 
  • Few years ago, Indians (who are considered to be blacks) were discriminated in western countries but now Indian minds are ruling over the world:
    • CEO of Google: Sundar Pichai
    • CEO of Microsoft: Satya Nadella
    • CEO of Adobe: Shantanu Narayen

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“Demonetization”

This blog has been inactive for some time and sincere apologies for the same.

This might look like not so current issue but considering its long lasting effects, this issue can still be deliberated upon.

“There are always some hardships faced before achieving some end, what we need to analyse- is the means of achieving the end worth it afterall for greater good?”watermark

Yes, demonetization has caused many hardships but at the end, it is all worth it for greater good. This is not just my view, interviewing the people who sell vegetables, auto rickshaw drivers, low income people; the comments I gathered were more or less same as- “Humari pareshaani to do din ki hai, par ab bade logon ki pareshani shuru hogi” (the common man’s hardships won’t last for much time but the bad time for businessman and corrupt politicians will start now); the people having most issues and problems with demonetisation are the ones who never paid tax on their income and gathered a lot of black money.

Considering the income tax raids and notices given to high income businessmen and politicians, there have been several inquiries going for the same purpose, over Rs.2,000 crores black money has been recovered by the income tax raids which clearly shows that the bad time for dishonest people has already started. Not only black money recovery but it has stopped funding of terrorists organisations, money laundering, illicit trade of drugs and weapons, naxalite groups have been caught and some of them surrendered themselves. Yes, it has led to long ques in front of banks and ATMs but at the end, but our efforts and co-operation will lead to a corruption free and cashless India.

 

RESPECT INDIAN SOLDIERS

 

We all keep on whining about our problems and lives but have we ever thought of people least paid by government and living the most difficult lives? Those are the people who stand in -40 degrees protecting us so that we can sleep peacefully! Its easy to find problems and whine about them but it would be better if we could work on them. Its easy to find loopholes in country or governance or putting allegations or for that matter debating upon right to dissent from saying “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”, but have you ever imagined how peaceful lives we have considering the unrest in African and Middle Eastern Countries but still we are thankful to nobody! I believe that the people saying anti nationalist slogans or disrespecting the country should feel shame upon themselves. If we want to make things better then we need a common feeling of Nationalism that will unite every citizen of India, irrespective of religions we should proudly identify ourselves as INDIANS.

RESPECT INDIAN SOLDIERS! RESPECT YOUR MOTHERLAND! PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN!

INDIAN CULTURE

If I was asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life and found solutions, I should point to India.                                       – Max Mueller

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Culture is the idea, value and beliefs of a particular civilization at a particular period. It is more than anything else, ‘A State of Mind’. Culture is the mixture of several things like fashion, music, artistry, behavior, social norms, architecture and even food and dress sense. India is known as the land of culture and tradition and is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Indian culture is rich and unique in its own ways. The projection of our culture has definitely taken a nosedive but something which has lasted, grown and emancipated over centuries cannot easily be wiped out or disintegrated.

Civilization relating to India goes back to several millenniums and the earliest one on record is the Indus Valley Civilization, Hinduism owes it origins to Vedas and the Hindu Culture laid reverence for these holy scriptures scripted in the sacred language of Sanskrit. It basically had some salient points which were a belief in God in some form, emphasis on rituals, which were believed to unite them in spiritual kinship, belief in the Guru-Shishya tradition of learning, a demarcated caste system based on the work allotted.

Besides the Hindu religion we have the Jains who have claimed their religion to be most ancient of all, even to Aryan Hinduism and presented scholarly support to the existence of Jainism in the Indus Valley. Buddhism, is another religion in our country which is based on the teachings of Gautam Buddha. It is also one of the great religions of the world. Scholars have avoided the world religion for Buddhism and prefer to call it a system of morality or ethics. Islam was brought to India by the invaders and even as they set up their rule in the country, they indulged in propagation and forceful conversion. It is today a religion with one of the largest followings in the world.

The earliest of recorded and prominent invasion was that of Alexander. The major effect of this invasion was that his march produced a land route from Europe to India with the result that Greek and Indian civilizations came in close contact in fluencing each other to a great extent. Later we have had the influences of Christianity brought into India by the French, the Portugese and to a major extent by the Britishers who ruled for nearly two centuries. Further to this we have had a sprinkling of Jews and a good chunk of Parsis seeking refuge in our country.

In the cauldron of this composite mixture of various religions and cultures evolved the Hindustani culture in Northern Indian and the Dravidian culture of the South. The Bhakti movement in the Middle Ages in India were an all-india socio-religious movement. Ramanuj, Nanak, Ramanand and Kabir, Namdeva, Tukaram and Ramdas, Jaidev and Chaitanya denounced the caste system and brought about socio-religious reforms in the Hindus society. The Nawabi culture of Central India and mainly Lucknow brought a different artistic style to the prevalent customs of royalty which filtered down to the middle class. This was famously known as ‘Tehzib’.

The political setup of our country is based on acceptance of this composite way of life with freedom to practice ones own religious and culture in any part of the country. The majority Hindus have always been a tolerant religion and have soaked a variety of this composition into their culture yet several things practiced today are very hard to be categorized. The social fabric of our country has been made strong over the centuries through our varied cultures. It is our religious and culture which is attracting persons of all religious and nationality to the country.

Millions of Indians have left for foreign shores and their second generations are growing up there. These young ones are more susceptible to change and assimilation. They are the ones growing up in an environment alien to us but quiet natural to them. The surprising part is that even after all the exposure to this foreign culture, they continue to retain the basics of the culture their parents had imbibed in them by behaving normally at home. The roots are so deep that it is quiet difficult to strip them off.

Just by singing or strumming rock, Lazzard Pop music does not annihilate our culture. Wearing Western dresses or speaking in a different accent does not mean that our culture is at the point of disintegration. Beauty pageants, which are being violently opposed by a section of our society, are not powerful enough to change or influence our culture. The younger generation has still its umbilical cord connected to their ethnic culture securely even as they become progressively modern. There are millions of youngsters in the metros dancing at discotheques who go back to retain their tradition and culture where it really matters. It is definitely the strength of our culture that it cannot be so easily traded off. It is not the physical being, ‘It is a State of Mind’.

The West has borrowed our Yoga, transcended meditation, Hare Rama Hare Krishna and Ayurveda seems none the worse for it. In fact it grows more strong even like us with our young ones living it up in style. The world is after all heading for a Global Village so let us get the taste of it and continue to emancipate. Our culture can only gain by adding to it. What matters really is our identity and our ethics.

Our Indian Culture teaches us to respect elders and to treat the Guru or Teacher at a rank equal to ones’ parents. This is something which is unheard of in the developed nations. Our culture is slowly being eroded and the day it is considered immaterial, we shall no more have a nation. The beliefs, development of human powers, mental and spiritual training in the background of our religious traditions, all make a concerted move for our culture to be vibrant and a living entity.

Culture unity means a wholesome cohesive undercurrent flowing into the beliefs of people which jointly compose our nation. These perennial beliefs, social traditions and spiritual practices make up our cultural fabric. Cultural unity means ‘Unity in Diversity’ but this has remained a fake rhetoric only. These are the discriminating factors which are slowly growing at the roots of our culture. Our Culture will be wiped out because of this ambiguity. Let us awake and be equal to all transgressions on our cultural unity.

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Reservation- justified or not?

Reservation has become a major issue in Haryana and jats have been fighting for their so called right. I must say seeing the condition of rohtak, i cannot find much difference between Jammu&Kashmir and Rohtak, the only difference being in J&K these violent acts are done by terrorist and in Rohtak these are the citizens of the country doing so; really shameful it is. There are several videos of jats buring buses, trains, police stations and government is bearing loss in crores.

If this is how things are meant to be done then let all the communities come out and destroy the nation slowly. I am sorry but this is not the way things are meant to be done. First of all,reservation is meant for people who are economically backward and to ensure equality of opportunities to those; not for the richer dumb class who have profited from Green Revolution and are not capable of getting admissions on merit. Second of all, if you want reservation then there is a systematic way of doing everything; file a writ petition in High Court or Supreme Court.

There have been news saying there is high alert in delhi, jaipur etc because terrorist might use this as an opportunity. It is very despicable to see how much we hate terrorism and now indirectly promoting it.

At one side  our soldiers are fighting for us without caring about their lives and thousands of them die every year and it breaks my heart and definitely their heart too after seeing the condition of nation. Is it the nation for which they sacrificed their lives? Don’t let their sacrifice go in vain. Be a citizen who is worth protecting for. #IncredibleIndia

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Should Anti Nationalism be tolerated?

I have been refraining from writing on this sensitive issue from long but i think its high time. Jawaharlal Nehru University, a very renowned and reputed university is now facing serious conflicts. Who is responsible? Kanhaiya or other JNU students or BJP government or someone else?

Now, the basic facts which are known to us are some of the JNU students were seen saying Anti Nationalist slogans in a rally which was basically against the punishment of Afzal Guru (a known terrorist) and this rally was approved by the president of JNU students union Kanhaiya who has been arrested for sedition and other students are absconding. There are so many people against this arrest and doing marches whereas there are many who say shutdown JNU and want to kill these people for being against the nation. But will it do any good? If 10 students of JNU say anti nationalist slogans, then shutting down whole university or treating all JNU students in the same manner is not justified.

And people who are claiming videos are tampered by ABVP students union, i believe this should be left to the police and judiciary to decide upon. Yes,delhi police can be under control of central but judiciary is an independent body under article 50, so  I don’t know why extraneous violence and protests have been taking place. If the absconding JNU students are innocent then i don’t see the point of running away. And if this has really taken place, then I am sorry we are not tolerant enough to just leave these students. If punishment won’t be given today then a lot more will happen tomorrow.

At last, I would just say that please recall the death of Hanumanthappa and thousand of soldiers who die fighting and protecting us on borders. Be a citizen who is worth fighting for. #IncredibleIndia

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A Rising issue- “Intolerant India”

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I would just like to remind people quoting India as “Intolerant Nation”, that you’re talking about intolerance of that land where Mahmud Ghaznavi invaded the Somnath Temple still we gave him another chance; you’re talking about that land where we tolerated British for more than 200 years; you’re talking about the nation where everytime ceasefire violation is done by Pakistan and we don’t seek to destroy their nation; you’re talking about that nation where we are still tolerating the disrespectful remarks and gestures for our mother nation! There are many ongoing debates regarding this issue but people please, this nation has given a lot to all of us, if you cannot be the change; then please do not pass disgraceful remarks for the country you are living in.

PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN! #IncredibleIndia

GIRLS, Don’t fake it up, Stand up and make it up!

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Recently, there have been many cases where Girls are putting fake allegations on guys and as our law is partial towards girls, some innocent guys have been suffering.

Yes, I am also a girl; yes, i have also been eve teased; yes, i also understand that pain; yes, i know there are many situations when bad comments are passed on us on the basis of what we are wearing. But I also understand that the way girl’s reputation is important  in society, same is for guys too! You cannot blame any guy out of revenge taking advantage of law, showing others that girls are weak. This is Pathetic. This is insult of all those girls who have been fighting for so long for their rights and justice.

“Strong women don’t play victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal!”

DON’T LOOK DOWN TO ME

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Its not my fault, that i am fat
You treat me Bad and makes me Sad!

Its not my fault , that i look short
you tease me and make me feel lonely!

Its not my fault, that I am black
Then why am I bullied, should i feel pitied?

Its not my fault that I am a girl
is it such a crime, that i should live with guilt?

Its not my fault, that I am gay
should i be treated like a prey?

Its not my fault, That i am disable
Is that why i am socially unaaceptable?

Its not my fault that, I look ugly
If only our eyes saw souls
instead of bodies
how very different, our ideas of beauty would be!

You look at me but you don’t see me.
You speak to me but you talk down to me.
Have you ever felt like a prisoner in your own body?
Have you ever had a crowd stare at you with humiliating pity?
I’m a person too,
I’m sick and tired of being overlooked,
You will hear my voice.
I won’t be ignored,
Why must I be ignored?
I will stand up for myself
Using all my strength
No one will ever laugh at me
No one will look down to me!

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BJP barring Activists!

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The condition of India is very sad specially in terms of justice and order. An Australian Greenpeace activist was not allowed to enter India despite having all relevant documents. Yes. You read it right and that did happen. This is the government’s new stunt. What are they afraid of? Free speech? 
Freedom of speech is something  our Constitution grants but is still subject to violation and prevention. How can we expect justice if our government itself is unjust? And this, my friends, is the bitter truth.

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