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Vote is the Crucial Weapon to Establish Democracy

In upcoming LS elections, each and every vote will count. This is the single most potent weapon to demand national security, guys! Everyone of us is not a soldier that we shall go and protect our borders. Let us fight with the weapon we all have: our vote.

I strongly feel that for nation's stability, weed out regional parties. Vote for a national party. The regional parties came into existence for local aspirations, good enough: no grudge against them. But what the heck they are doing here on the national scene: trying to extract their pound of flesh! They will just spoil our future in terms of national stability and progress.

I reproduce below sentiments expressed from two different sources ((These excerpts were taken from The Tribune) in this regard:

1. Voting Mantra:
WG-CDR CL SEHGAL (retd), Jalandhar writes: "It would be a far better proposition to have a coalition of two or three bigger parties than having a conglomeration of two-dozen smaller parties, each pulling the coun…

My Neighbors

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In the big scenario of metropolitan advance cities of today we are losing our social contacts/ apsi bhaichara/padoswad. Even many of us not known to the family/person living next door to us or if known then it is totally a formal relation means saying hello when we are leaving for office or meeting once a while when meets by chance. In some posh localities of big metropolitan cities peoples are not aware about the problems of their neighbors. Even if someone is in hospital or some is going out of station neither we care to inform our neighbors nor the neighbors try to inquire. Sometimes in case of deaths neighbors do not think about the arrangement of basic facilities (food, water, activities related to crimination) for the affected family. In case of some functions like marriage peoples do not participate like a neighbors but like a guest who comes at last moment shakes hands, eats dinners and goes back.In small village peoples lives like a family, every neighbors is like a family me…

Retrogressive Education Policies!

Today, I read a news that says that individuals with age more than 30 years can not enroll for LLB studies. Bar Council of India (BCI) has asked Ravi Shankar University in Chattisgarh to follow this directive.

If the news item is correct, what a retrogressive step it would be! What an irony!
According to the news item, BCI has further added that the age restriction would be 30 years for general category of the applicants and 35 years for SC ST category. It is so ludicrous that depending upon what caste I was born, the State would decide my fate about my educational achievements in my life! There can not be a more destructive step for the society that this.
Following is the news item that appeared in Adaalat Blog (courtsey Mr. Lokesh):

30 साल से अधिक आयु वाले अब एलएलबी में प्रवेश नहीं ले सकेंगे। बार काउंसिल इंडिया ने छत्तीसगढ़ के पंडित रविशंकर शुक्ल विश्वविद्यालय को एक फरमान जारी कर यह बंदिश लगा दी है। एलएलबी की पढ़ाई के लिए अब तक आयु सीमा की पाबंदी नहीं थी। शैक्षणिक सत्र 2009-10 से इसे अमल…

RTI: Do not Leave it in Lurch!

Indians got their RTI (right to Information) Act in place, which is supposed to usher a new era of transparency and accountability. That is so nice. CIC (Central Information Commission) oversees the RTI implementation all over the country. Mr. Shailesh Gandhi, Central Information Commisssioner says observes:

1. "The government has created the CIC and left it to fend for itself."
2. To a question, "How would you rate the information commissions in various states?", he quipps: very poor.

This speaks volumes of the current state of affairs of RTI. The public has to demad a better accountability of RTI itself! I look at this isisue this way: The democracy becomes effective only if there is a balance of Raj -shakti and Lok-shakti. The governemnt enacted RTI, good enough! but if the people (Lok shakti) do not wake up the realities and demand a better system, no one will deliver them. As citizens how aware and duty bound dow e feel towards our society!

Following are the exce…

Election Money

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After announcement of general elections all political parties have started their election campaign and as per estimates on an average constituency require two - three crores rupees funds. As per rules all the candidates needs to declare their income, assets while nominating themselves and the maximum limit for election campaign per candidate is only few lakhs rupees so their are two sides of a candidate who is fighting election. First one is legal aspect/way which is presented in front of Society/Janta/Election Commission/other concerned. The second aspect which is much more bigger than the previous one is the Black/Illegal aspect about his assets/budget/expenditure for election. In this second aspect a big amount of money is spent on election campaign but the question is how the money is arranged and used and why the election commission is not able to track it so that guilty / leaders opting wrong way will removed from fighting election and our Political system will become an arena o…

Corruption: the Major Issue for Elections

Corruption is the major issue for the upcoming LS elections, but it should not surprise the countrymen that political parties are just not talking about it. Instead, the national and regional political parties are busy aligning and re-aligning, shuffling and re-shuffling their stands! Purpose: How to increase the bargaining power so that in post-poll market, they will be able to raise the bar. Raise the bar for ideals, and principles! No, raise the bar for extracting maximum for the power-sharing.

The three fronts are emerging: i) BJP and its allies making NDA, ii) UPA now representing mainly Congress as all the allies have deserted it, and iii) Third Front: a conglomerate of various parties who do not believe in pre-poll alliance and are not ready to even guess until elections are over because they will weigh the possibilites after the results are out. Expect these self-serving parties to do the task of nation-building!

My fellow countrymen, leave your notions of party ideologies, shak…

Nano Car

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Image via Wikipedia The launch of Nano car by TATA motors is under much discussion. A hot topic of discussion. Middle class service man is eyeing on this car. The price tag of Rs.100000/- (Rs. One lakh only) is really attractive for all Indians. The daring step is initiated by Ratan Tata, the Captain of Industry and even after problems of Singur, West Bengalplant he is able to keep his promise with all Indians. Really Rattan Tata is a man of his words. So many variants of Nano will be available and booking forms are available from TATA Group of Companies. But what is the future of Nano, some of the points attached to this car is :-1. Will it help in increasing demand of cars and a weapon to break the recession period2. What about the traffic problems.3. Is it environment friendly and will not contribute to increasing pollution4. Will be successful on Indian Roads like other vehicles of TATA Motors ?5. Renovation of taxi/auto standards of general passenger(lower class)6. For how much …

Educational Loans

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We all know about the facility of educational loans available through public/private banks in India. In last 10 years a number of peoples have availed this facility for arrangement of quality higher education for their children's especially middle class service personnel's by mortgaging their personal saving/assets in the hope that on completion of education when their wards will get good job and they will be able to repay the liability of educational loan. Currently due to global meltdown/financial crisis all the good companies have stopped their recruitments and withdrawn appointment / offers given to freshers. Today news of Satyam for deferring joining dates 9000 freshers came to picture. it is leading to unemployment and frustration for all candidates and their families. they are worried about the repayment of loan.The most important point is that if their are no opportunities available for our young educated force what measures/policies government has framed. I think th…

Ragging

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Ragging is a growing cause of concern in higher educational institutions of India. although the laws and rules had been made but enforcement is the area where we lost our all wickets. college authorities, staff and student representatives must work to save new/junior students from harassment. Recently the death of a medical students in ragging case at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Medical College at Himachal Pradesh had broken to sleep of concerned authorities, media, government, NGO and society. It is the most hot topic for Media. NGO's, government authorities and everyone common man is discussing about ragging issue. Even court has issued directives in this regard. UGC says the donations will be less for the institutions who will fail to stop ragging. The main thing is that after few months everyone will forget about ragging. I think solution of this problem is not in taking steps one time and sleep till the next case happens but following steps must be implemented in all higher educatio…

IPL Matches

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Since the announcement of General Elections, IPL matches are point of discussion for everyone. It is a hot topic for electronic and print media also. Home Ministry advised IPL authorities to change the schedule due to non availability of security agencies. Revised schedule submitted by IPL is also not okayed by Home Ministry and it had asked report from the concerned state. some of the states have said that they will manage it while other states views are not clear. In view of recent attack on Sri Lankan Cricket team in Pakistan every cricketers and fans of cricket is saying that security must be of very high level for IPL matches. So All the franchisees, IPL organizers and cricketers are working hard to manipulate that IPL happens on time even if it disrupt fair election practice because it brings lot of money to them. They may give bribes to each & every concerned. The big question is that whether money is important or election. I think election is the most important thing and …

Save Aravali Hills Environment

The oldest hills of this planet the Aravali Range is affected from human activities like stone crushing, cutting of trees in forest area of Aravali, construction on large scale, mining, dispense & dumping of waste. All these activities are very dangerous for the environment of Aravali and its surrounding areas environment. Due to too much constructions in the area like farmhouses, societies/colony/bungalows in gurgaon, faridabad the environment cycle of this area is totally imbalanced. Some of the famous lakes/water sources like Badkhal lake, Dhauj Jheel, Surajkund Lake, Damdama Lake on the aravali range had gone dry in last five year. All these lakes are famous tourist spots and source of income for locals but now all these lakes are totally dried because of illegal mining and change of pattern in the natural drainage system. Natural drainage's are dumped with waste material which affected ground water flow. The only source of water for these lakes are rain water and it is no…

Recession

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Since last six month everyone is talking about global recession which started from America and affected our country India also. Our IT / BPO / KPO sector companies which are mostly dependent on West as they provide services to American MNC's are under stress due to fall in demand and credit crunch in USA.If India wants to recover from the recession and economic slowdown and wants to become a independent nation then we should initiate ourselves towards the innovation and that too in villages. Pilot project related to Manufacturing/IT/Services/Sciences/Agriculture must be started in village where 60% to 70% population of India leaves. Not only it will help to remove unemployment but also gives more strength to our economy in long term. We should also try to create jobs for rural India by starting new projects based on R&D in villages. It is the only way to recover from Recession and save ourselves from future recessions.

Remove Corruption

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Actually we all talk, discuss and highlight issue of corruption in Indian system but their is no movement or campaign is started where a group of initiators shows the example of fighting against corruption.I think a website should be started by some good peoples/NGO/Government/private company where peoples can join free and city wise meeting must be called and every participant/registered user must be motivated that he/she will not pay bribe and highlight the problem in common meetings. The well-being of its members must be ensured and also steps should be initiated to get his/her work completed. Here i would like to mention the example of http://www.jaagore.com. Another website is http://myidea.co.in where everyone can express his/her own views about the same.In addition to these websites we should also hold meetings and provide support for solution faced by common man when he fought against corruption.In simple words we can say that 'Awareness is the key to solution', 'M…

Happy Holi!

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Image via Wikipedia Many Heartiest Colourful Congratulations and best wishes on the auspicious festival of Holi to all readers and followers.
It is believed that Holi festival unites the separated beings, rejoins the broken hearts, removes the internal & external distances and clears the mutual misunderstandings. This festival, being a pleasant occasion of renewed love & friendship, is celebrated with fun gaiety and reverence .
These washable & removable colours every year remind us that ultimately we have to make our lives purposeful and successful by coloring ourselves with the lasting, non fading, irremovable permanent colour of " friendship, love, and social community" and say "Bura na mano HOLI HAI".
At last i would like to say play holy with natural colours and SAVE WATER.
Sandeep

Indian Postal Department

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As the Indian Railway has its deep reach inside villages all over the India and a mass system of transport for common public the Indian Postal Services also has its network deep inside the India and a mode of communication for common man.To renovate the postal department initiative must be taken by government so that it can give profits. Some of the ideas which can be implemented are as follows- Provide nation wide free / chargeable access to account holders - Moneywithdrawal/deposit, transfer facility (money order) to customers in any of the post office with the help of Internet- Provide online tracking number for mails to customers which can be accessed via mobile and Internet- Increase flexibility in saving schemes- Better Services to the customer- Improve internal staff efficiency

Sri Lankan Cricket Team Attacked in Pakistan

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Image via Wikipedia On Tuesday Sri Lankan is attacked when going for the third day play to Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore by 10-12 gunmen equipped with automatic rifles , hand grenades & rocket launchers. Five players and assistant coach of Sri Lankan team injured while 8 others died. As per reports following players injured- Mahela Jayawardena - minor cut in ankle- Kumar Sangakkara - cut in shoulder, minor injury - Ajantha Mendis- minor injury wound on back- Tharanga Paranavithana - injury in chest, sent to hospital - Thilan Samaraweera- injury in leg , taken to hospital- Paul Farbrace (assistant coach) - minor injury in armThe driver of the bus has really acted fast & intelligently by moving away from the place and taken it to the stadium. Bus received attack from all sides.The team is very lucky as rocket launcher and hand grenades missed the target(bus). Two car bombs also defused by security personals on site after the attack.The attack re-drawn the picture of Mumbaiterror atta…

General Lok Sabha Polls 2009

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Image via Wikipedia Dates for 15th Lok Sabha Election has been announced by Election Commission on MOnday by Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami and Election Commissioners Naveen Chawla and S Y Qureshi.Elections will held in five phases all over the country and model code of conduct has started with immediate effect.Dates of Election are as follows :April 16 - First phase in 124 constituenciesApril 23 - Second phase covering 141 constituencies April 30 - Third phase in 107 constituencies May 7 - Fourth phase across 85 constituencies May 13 - Fifth phase in 86 constituencies May 16 - Counting of Votes By June 2 the 15th Lok Sabha will be constituted The big question is will it once again be the Congress-led UPA? Or will the BJP-led NDA return to government? And who will be Next Big Boss of country Mr. Manmohan Singh again or will L K Advani Or Some third one. Many Political calculations will change this time in view of latest delimitations. In this election two candidates are dec…