Saturday, April 19, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
"Good evening, India
Allow me first to apologise for this interruption.
I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of everyday routine—the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone's death or the end of some awful bloody struggle are celebrated with a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this April the 8th, a day that was never remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are, of course, those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into videophones, and men with Guns & Trishuls will soon be on their way.
Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance, oppression, sexism & xenophobia. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.
How did this happen? Who's to blame?
Well, certainly, there are those who are more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable. But again, truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now supreme dictator, Narendra Modi. He promised you order, he promised you development, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent.
Last night, I sought to end that silence. Last night, I destroyed the studios of Prannoy Roy's NDTV & Rajat Sharma's India TV to remind this country of what it has forgotten. About a hundred years ago, a great citizen wished to embed the 8th of April forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words—they are perspectives. So if you've seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you, then I would suggest that you allow the 8th of April to pass unmarked.
But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them an 8th of April that shall never, ever be forgot."
P.S. Why did I use the 8th of April and not 5th of Novemeber? Who needs Guy Fawkes.
On 8th of April 1929, Bhagat Singh The Real Hero of INDIA along with his comrade Batukeshwar Dutt entered the Indian parliament house and threw two bombs into the Central Legislative Assembly chamber from its public gallery while it was in session. The smoke from the bomb filled the Assembly and if they had chosen then they probably could have escaped in the confusion; instead they stayed, shouting slogans of Inquilab Zindabad! ("Down with Imperialism!") and showered leaflets. The two men were arrested and subsequently moved through a series of jails leading to Bhagat being charged for murdering Saunders (Assistant Superintendent of Police of Lahore in 1929) and Chanan Singh and was finally hanged for it by the British on 23rd of March, 1931.
Here's the clip from the movie having this speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKvvOFIHs4k
We request you to share this invitation with people you can visualize being facilitators and interns at Swaraj University. Here is a brief of what it entails.
Facilitating at Swaraj University ( www.swarajuniversity.org ) means many things. Most prominently being a co-traveler with Khojis (seekers as the students at Swaraj University are called). Khojis are a diverse band of explorers from all over the country, with varied interests, temperaments, issues and talents. Engaging with a batch of 20 such differently minded Khojis with equal involvement calls for a high degree of compassion, self awareness and creativity. Deep listening, embracing different ideas and identities and the ability to democratically resolve conflicts are called upon every day of being with the Khojis.
Another key element of journeys at Swaraj University is the attempt to understand how our actions/ choices are interconnected and impacting all our communities and nature. Our quest for sustainable healthy lives that nurture socially just environments has pulled us together to Swaraj University. If this quest calls to you too and you seek support and seek to support others in this journey, Swaraj University is a good place to do that.
You can support this journey well for others when you do the same for yourself. Thus Swaraj University supports and expects a constant self exploration, openness to learn & unlearn, willingness and ability to question and change your own narratives, engaging with the idea, meaning and living of Swaraj*. Towards this we try and create a space for pursuing and developing your interests and bringing them as gifts to the community. This is in the form of personal time for explorations, space for experimenting with your ideas with the khojis, access to a global learning network and supporting personal learning journeys when possible. Needless to say, making the best of these depends on each individual.
Being a facilitator at Swaraj University is a paid full time position. It involves living at Tapovan Ashram near Udaipur (our current campus at the foot of the Aravallis: http://tapovanashram.com/ ) for at least 5-7 months spread over a year.
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About Swaraj University
Swaraj University offers youngsters a space to initiate the process of being self designed learners who identify their heart's vision. The two year program engages them in developing the skills and practices they need to manifest their vision while understanding how their actions/ choices are interconnected and impacting all our communities and nature. This naturally takes them on a journey of inner and outer transformation.
We are not offering a ready-made framework but a space and methodology for actively removing impediments to self-designed learning. Our commitment is to create an environment in which learners explore genuine self-inquiry grounded in their local reality; their learning proposals are linked to long-term, continuous, stable and sustainable livelihood choices; and, perhaps most importantly, the entire process is about self-learning, intrinsic motivation and friendship. Touching the inner universe is essential for creating choices that have long-term impact and vitality.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I had mild heart attack 4 years ago. I do not want to go through that interventionist route
of Allopathy meaning Angio-graphy, Putting stent or Bye pass surgery etc.
But I am on heavy allopathy medicine along with homeopathy - Crategus-30 .
And Lawaki juice with one Ayurvedic Kadha. I do some Asanas-Pranayam
in the morning.
Sometimes I feel uneasiness, I have to rush to doctor , he suggest
some more medicine and that is all.
Can anybody suggest me Food Therapy (Restrictions ie.some food I must avoid at all cost )
along with the food recipes for me ?
There is a naturopathy+meditation Ashram near Pune, Uruli Kanchan. Known as Nisargopchar.
I know people:
1 who avoided heart bypass surgery and
2 heart other ailment allopathy by going to urali kanchan and staying there some months and coming back renewed physically and in beautiful indescribable ways, like they were filled with the lightness of being!
Very inexpensive, basic stay and food costs, but high on discipline
Kerala ayuvedic treatment has helped for all manner of ailments, including detoxing the body after chemotherapy and steroids but these sessions work best in the kerala climate
Not sure if you have already read it, but if you haven't please buy & read this book - Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease
Monday, April 14, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Today Arvind Kejriwal has stormed into this corrupt political bastion with the fearlessness of a suicide bomber. Sections of all the pillars of democracy (judiciary, politicians, administrative and the media) are working overtime to bring him down. The corrupted system unlike the large sections of the Indian populace clearly understands Kejriwal. For the CORRUPT system, Kejriwal is cancerous - hence they are using the radiation of scrutiny to burn AAP's progress before it spreads through the country and kills them.
Otherwise, can anyone explain the media scrutiny of a party that the media itself claims will get only 4 seats? The relentless attacks by senior leaders from BJP, Congress, and Shiv Sena, etc. on a party who they claim will not win any seat outside Delhi. Why are all of them scared of Kejriwal? Why is the unintentional falling of 2 metal detectors in Churchgate station more important than the numerous instances of intentional vandalizing by political parties (burning, breaking property worth of Crores?) The fining of the rickshaw driver who ferried Kejriwal more hyped than BJP and Congress giving Lok Sabha tickets to Kings of Corruption – Yeddyurappa & Srimullu (BJP of Raping Mines fame) and Pawan Bansal (Congress of Coalgate fame).
Please fine AAP's rickshaw driver or its leaders for breakage of any laws however small but also scrutinize the list of candidates from BJP and Congress which is more like wanted list of criminals. AAP on the other hand, is asking the public to source proof in case any of their candidates have any criminal background, and publishing the source of its funds – why is no one highlighting this? (According to Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), 35 per cent of Modi's BJP candidates face criminal charges; of them 17 percent are serious charges. And, 27 per cent of Rahul's Congress candidates face criminal charges, with 10 per cent facing serious charges.) ). Meanwhile Kejriwal has ensured topics that were spoken in hush tones – are now mainstay in political discourse – from Robert Vadra to Adani, from Paid Media to Ambani.
Meanwhile critics found a new name for kejriwal, "bhagoda" (desserter or one who runs away). A man who challenges the might of Ambani, Sonia, Modi and the Paid Media has not come to run away. In a country where people hang on to their positions even when they are half in their graves - here is a man who gave up power and decides to go back to the people for a majority mandate and be in a position to pass the anti-corruption law rather than warm the chair. In the meantime , the critics are still searching for another government that has done so much in 49 days. http://news.in.msn.com/national/what-the-aap-government-achieved-in-49-days .
Electing AAP is not electing a new party – it's an attempt at changing the system. A systemic change that will make sure that if a Rahul Gandhi is born 20 years from now, he won't do the mistake of thinking his surname will get him anywhere OR a future Narendra Modi doesn't need the plank of hate politics to stake claim to the PM's chair. Modi or a Rahul or the political classes are not from Pakistan – they are our own – and we are here not to destroy them but to change their thinking. We are here to change our mindsets, fight our habits.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
The Aam Aadmi Party challenges the Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi to reveal his party's stand on whether fresh assembly elections should be held in Delhi.
Mr Gandhi, whose party entered into an open alliance with the BJP in the Delhi assembly on February 14 to vote against the AAP government's Janlokpal bill, is now making an unsuccessful attempt to mislead the public.
If Mr Gandhi is so concerned about the people of Delhi, then why is the UPA's central government keeping the national capital under President's rule and why is Mr Gandhi's Congress party running away from making its stand public even before the Supreme Court on whether fresh assembly elections should be held ?
Mr Gandhi talks about eradication of corruption and has openly stated that he wanted to push some anti-corruption bills in the last session of parliament, but chooses to remain silent about his party's role in the Delhi assembly, which sided with the BJP to defeat the most important legislation to curb corruption in public life.
Mr Gandhi's comments are a desperate bid to deflect attention from the growing public anger against a series of corruption scams of the Congress-led UPA's central government and its wrong policies.
The Aam Aadmi Party makes it clear that it will not compromise on its core principle of eradicating corruption from the country. It was on this promise that the people of Delhi had given 28 seats to the AAP in the assembly elections and the party's minority government was working towards bringing a strong Janlokpal bill.
The AAP government could not continue in office beyond February 14 since it did not have the numbers to get the Janlokpal bill passed and the cabinet in its last meeting had recommended dissolution of the assembly.
It is for Mr Gandhi's Congress party to tell the people of Delhi why it is hiding behind the shield of President's rule and denying the voters their right to elect a new government ?
In case the Congress party is so confident of its mature skills of running governments then why does not it direct the Lieutenant Governor to recommend dissolution of the state assembly and why is it running away from facing the elections ?
The AAP is taking its message to the people that it was the open alliance between the Congress and the BJP, which did not let the AAP government implement its agenda and it is for the people to now decide what they want.
AAP Media Cell
A typical #NamoFans pattern :
1. State an enormous, impossible-to-solve problem.
2. Explain how frustrating it all is; explain why everyone else will be unable to solve it and what a huge disaster is looming ahead.
3. In the very last line, declare that our magical God-like NaMo will solve everything.
There is absolutely NO effort on their part to explain HOW Modi is going to solve it. It's just blind faith built up by years of spoon-feeding and being out of touch with reality. Sorry boss, there is no such thing as a magical pill. Our problems are all solvable when we the people put our heads and hands together, when we stop depending on "magic" pills and take steps to take back power over our lives into our own hands. AAP is not a party but a vehicle for people to take back their power and help themselves. Why do #NamoFans religiously avoid talking about Jan Lokpal and Swaraj bills? Because they cannot risk exposing the fact that a well-laid out vyavastha parivartan is any day better than a fake God.
Also a typical tactic : Absolutely omit the extensive solutions laid out and also implemented by AAP and mention only and only controversies. As if Modi never had Gujarat genocide and mass gangrapes, child malnutrition, snoopgate, massive land scams and mordor-level pollution happening under his charge.
AAP's controversies are nothing in comparison (absolutely no one harmed!), plus they're media-created : there's nothing wrong in protesting against a brutal, murderous Congress-controlled police force that is blatantly shielding rapists, bride burners, drug peddlers and pimps from justice. AAP's intention was always to help the people : they risked their reputations to do what was right. Compare that to Modi who has risked (and ruined) thousands of lives just to establish his reputation. Intention matters. Wake up, #NaMoFans, your NaMo-God is a fake.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Congress hi lootegi kya harr baar?
Abki baar Modi Sarkaar
Chutney ke bina dhokla hai bekaar
Abki baar Modi sarkar
Baby doll pe ayaa mujhko pyaar
Abki baar Modi sarkar
Team Australia ki t20 me haar
Abki baar Modi sarkar
IRCTC ki booking ki lambi hai kataar
Abki baar Modi sarkar
Dekha hai pehli baar saajan ki aanko mai pyaar
Abki baar Modi sarkar
unzip kaarne ke liye formatz hain .zip aur .rar
Abki baar Modi sarkar
itna saara tar aap ko bana sakta hai bahut bimaar
ab ki bar Modi sarkar
match ke dauran dekh lo mere adz hazaar bar
Ab ki baar Modi sarkaar
karenge puncture hum kejru ki wagonR,
abki baar modi sarkar
twinkle twinkle little star
ab ki baar modi sarkar
"Voldemort ne kiya Harry Potter ke mathe pe Scar.
Abki baar Modi Sarkar."
1 pascal = 1.0x10^-5 bar
Isliye ab ki baar Modi sarkar
Malaika, tu thumke maar,
Ab ki baar Modi Sarkar.
Isliye abki baar modi Sarkar
.Daal chawal ke saath aam ka achaar...
Isliye abki baar Modi sarkar
Ek duni do, do duni chaar;
isliye Abki baar Modi Sarkar
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
AAP is the only party to announce as well as practice in many cases, Fulll committment to:
- RTI applied to political parties
- Fully transparent funding : zero black money
- Jan Lokpal
- Administrative Decentralization, direct citizens participation in local decision making : Nagar Swaraj Bill
- Womanifesto 2014
- Zero tolerance for candidates with criminal/rape cases
- Focus on health, education and empowering rural parts of the country to prosper so that the people do not have to migrate to slums in cities.
There's a lot more... so don't say AAP has nothing positive. Of course, when glaring, dangerous lies get widely publicized as truth, when the emperor is parading around wearing no clothes, it's the duty of any responsible person to point it out.
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