Love has encompassed a different meaning to the cheat and imposture. They don't hesitate to sell out it for money and position. Lies are presented in a decent fashion to win over the evil desires. I had the opportunity to watch such a cheat in a close proximity. Its an idle and a conspirator was out to defame its nearest and dearest for no fault on her or his part.It never bothered to use and throw once the desires were fulfilled. In its extreme needs, the cheat behaved like a pet to kiss ones feet and never hesitated to fraud and rob the helpful person. What do you term this sort of element? Does it possess the right to live in a human society? Should it be thrown to any mental asylum or should it be thrown to the hungry wild beast? Please advise.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Re-Published with principled opposition &
with my comment below the text for my friend Shri Jagannadha Rao
For the last few days, we have been deluged with details of the 2G spectrum scam. Every channel worth its salt has aired innumerable talk shows and discussions on this mother of all scams. On the one hand Subramanyam Swamy is accusing Dr. Manmohan Singh of refusing to act on his petition to prosecute Andimuthu Raja, and on the other we have the congress spokespersons eulogizing the Government’s morality sacking in Raja. All this reminds of a Vikramaditya and the Betal story I read years ago.
Once there lived an old and pious man, renowned for his honesty. One day his neighbor, a rich merchant comes to him with a request. The merchant was leaving on a voyage and wants the old man to safeguard his wealth, until his return. The old man agrees and with God as witness promises to protect and safeguard the merchant’s wealth.
The old man then entrusts the safe keep of the merchant’s wealth to his son, from whom he takes an oath of propriety and honesty. Slowly the son starts dipping into the merchants wealth, people notice this and warn the old man of the son’s misdeeds. The old man calls his son asks him to explain, he also reminds him of his oath on following the right path. The son rubbishes the accusations as rumors and the idle gossip of jealous people, who could bear to see his prosperity. The old man accepts the son’s explanation and things go on as before.
The merchant returns and demands his wealth. The old man calls his son, who hands over a quarter of the merchant’s wealth saying that is all there was. The merchant realizing that he has been cheated approaches the King. The King listens to the merchant’s complaint and summons the old man. The old man comes to the court with his son and handing him over to the King says “your majesty, the merchant is right. My son has confessed to the crime. Please punish him.”
The king has the son flogged and imprisoned. He then praises the old mans honesty and dismisses the case. But the merchant demands punishment for the old man saying, “I have still not received justice. I had entrusted my wealth to the old man which he swore by God to safeguard. The old man’s integrity is intact, but what of me, I have been robbed of my life’s savings, and made a pauper. It was the old man’s decision to entrust my wealth the son for safe keeping. As far as I am concerned the old man is the culprit, and should be punished.
The king is astounded by this demand. The old man, was neither a party to the theft nor did he benefit from it. In fact, he had sent his son to jail. Yet, the merchant was asking for the old man’s punishment.
The Betal asks Vikramaditya, “What should be the Kings decision.”
Vikramaditya’s replies, “Though the old man is innocent of the actual theft, he is guilty of dereliction of duty. The son’s crime was a straight forward one, the old man’s was a graver crime. He did nothing to protect the merchant’s wealth. Far from being vigilant he failed to take action even when he was warned of his son’s misdeeds. Because of his laxity the merchant is condemned to a life of penury. He should be punished.”
India 2010, Dr. Manmohan Singh, esteemed economist, former Governor of RBI, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, former Finance Minister, a man whose personal ethics and integrity are unblemished, takes oath to protect and safeguard the Nation and its assets. He appoints Raja, as his Cabinet Minister for IT & Telecom.
Raja the Telecom Minister has with him keys to the 2G spectrum a finite and precious National asset. Raja flouts all rules of propriety and transparency in Government, and in violation of his oath of office, sells the spectrum at a throw away price of Rs.1651 crore.
1. DoT with Raja at its helm issues an astounding 120 UAS licenses in a single day, January 10, 2008. A feat unsurpassed in the history of Government anywhere in the world. Suspiciously 85 of these licenses are issued to companies which suppressed facts, disclosed incomplete information and submitted fictitious documents.
2. In issuing these licenses neither the High Powered Telecom Commission, which was expressly set up for this nor the Finance Ministry or the Ministry of Law and Justice are consulted. Vital decisions are taken without being deliberated and discussed at inter ministerial forums.
3. In sharp deviation of business practice, the cut off date for receiving applications gets advanced from Oct 1, 2007 to Sept 25, 2007, violating all canons of fair play and ethics.
4. Real estate companies which till date of application had no interest in Telecom are allotted Licenses and spectrum ahead of genuine applicants. These then go on to reap windfalls from foreign players by selling equity.
Unlike the story, this heist of a precious national asset is carried out in full view of Dr. Manmohan Singh and his cabinet colleagues. Newspapers across the country cry out at this outrage in front page headlines.
The Indian Constitution grants the Prime Minister absolute power in running the country. He is the head of the Government and the Union Cabinet functions at his pleasure. As per the Transaction of Business Rules the Prime Minister has the unrestricted right to demand and get any file, any record from any Ministry. Dr. Man Mohan
Dr. Singh did not profit personally from Raja’s shenigans, but his failure to act, to honor the oath of office, to protect and safeguard the nation and its wealth is unforgivable. Like the old man, he has sacked Raja from his ministerial berth, but does his culpability end there.
The people of India had entrusted their faith and the future of the Nation in Dr. Manmohan Singh, believing him to be a man of integrity and honesty, and not to Raja. Does dismissing Raja absolve Dr. Singh or like the old man is he guilty of dereliction of duty and failure to safeguard the Nation and its citizens. Does he deserve punishment?
It is for the Indian citizen to decide.
My Comments below:
It is premature to comment on Dr Singh's integrity at this stage because the case is subjudiced. The Apex Court in its direction asked the investigating agency to open the files from the regime of Atal Behari Bajpai, the former prime minister of BJP led government. The court is sure to probe the roles and connections of the bureaucracy and the beneficiaries along with the concerned ministers of the past and present regimes. Prima facie, the court has observed that Dr Singh through his PMO sent notes after notes to the concerned ministries to maintain check and balance in 2G spectrum. CAG which has recently pointed out the misdeals could have done the same in NDA regimes. Parliament proceedings were blocked on number of occasions by the then opposition parties demanding actions in UTI scam and many such. Did the press media demand resignation of the then prime minister? So the Betal story should have been told at that time also. At least, Dr Singh soon after the news broke out did not make any attempt to suppress or support the culprits in question. He has clearly directed his men to fully cooperate with the highest court to unearth the truth. This has displayed he has not compromised with his standard set over the years.
Posted by Sekhar Roy at 8:12 PM
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Its been nice to see angel to walk together with its guy. Its my angel my daughter knows only to cry and blame its own fate what I’m unable to accept. Yes, its not me who gave birth to this girl child but has fathered it. The heaven seems closure with its arrival. Its Ma Bhagwati the mother of earth has come down to settle in and make my home happy. I simply surprised with the limit of tolerance she inherited in condoning many wrong doings of its guy. Her patience in putting its guy in right track in order to make his life meaningful is simply noteworthy. I feel it my obligation that my sweet daughter lives a peaceful life wherever she resides and whoever she chooses to sharing her life. I along with my family prayed to our Guru Mataji to shower her blessing on the couple which is yet to build their nest for a peaceful and prosperous conjugal life.
Posted by Sekhar Roy at 5:11 PM
Friday, January 14, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Once we together heard cries and laments of a widow and her mother in law at their home. They lost prematurely their dearest and nearest one Basaki, the only earning member of that family. The family has been starving for months and they were looking for a good tenant at their home to reduce their financial hardship. I failed to assist the destitute in dire need. The weeks and months passed in between, we hardly discussed those faces whenever we had met. But Partha never forgot them. Yesterday, he rang me up to reduce my agony that he was at last able to find a tenant to contribute the family a good amount per month. I am indebted to you my son. God bless you.
Posted by Sekhar Roy at 12:43 PM
India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.
When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization)
The name 'India' is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.
The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name 'Hindustan' combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.
Chess was invented in India.
Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.
The 'Place Value System' and the 'Decimal System' were developed in India in 100 B.C.
The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The shikhara of the temple is made from a single 80-tonne piece of granite. This magnificent temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola.
India is the largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest Country in the world, and one of the most ancient civilizations.
The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called 'Mokshapat'. The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. In time, the game underwent several modifications, but its meaning remained the same, i.e. good deeds take people to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.
The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after leveling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.
India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.
The largest employer in India is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.
The world's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus, attracted by India's wealth, had come looking for a sea route to India when he discovered America by mistake.
The Art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh over 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word 'NAVGATIH'. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word 'Nou'.
Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. According to his calculation, the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun was 365.258756484 days.
The value of "pi" was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, long before the European mathematicians.
Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus also originated in India.Quadratic Equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10*53 (i.e. 10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C.during the Vedic period.Even today, the largest used number is Terra: 10*12(10 to the power of 12).
Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world (Source: Gemological Institute of America).
The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.
Sushruta is regarded as the Father of Surgery. Over2600 years ago Sushrata & his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones, plastic surgery and brain surgeries.
Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient Indian medicine. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion, metabolism,physiology, etiology, genetics and immunity is also found in many ancient Indian texts.
India exports software to 90 countries.
The four religions born in India - Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world's population.
Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 B.C. and 500 B.C. respectively.
Islam is India's and the world's second largest religion.
There are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.
The oldest European church and synagogue in India are in the city of Cochin. They were built in 1503 and 1568 respectively.
Jews and Christians have lived continuously in India since 200 B.C. and 52 A.D. respectively
The largest religious building in the world is Angkor Wat, a Hindu Temple in Cambodia built at the end of the 11th century.
The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world's largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.
Sikhism originated in the Holy city of Amritsar in Punjab. Famous for housing the Golden Temple, the city was founded in 1577.
Varanasi, also known as Benaras, was called "the Ancient City" when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C., and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.
India provides safety for more than 30,00,000 refugees originally from Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who escaped to flee religious and political persecution.
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, runs his government in exile from Dharmashala in northern India.
Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.
Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.
Posted by Sekhar Roy at 12:16 PM
Friday, January 7, 2011
On Siddhartha Shankar Ray
Excellent comments. I'll give you my personal experience. One of my friends used to work for DePenning & Depenning - Patent Consultants. His boss a tamilian was the President of Table Tennis Federation of Ubdia and was organising the 33rd World TT Championship for which the Netaji Indoor stadium was being constructed and as usual there was a delay in completion. He was to go to Geneva for the last meeting of the World Federation before the Tournament. When he was preparing to leave office to take the flight on the next day, he was summoned to the CM's office. CM asked him about the progress at the stadium and then said ' if you are asked at the meeting about the stadium what will you say? Boss said, I'll say that do'nt worry everything is under control. CM said NO. Just say that tournament will be on schedule. At the meeting, the President asked him -'is the stadium ready and Boss said tournament is possible. China had two large stadia ready and was keen to get the tournament. So the Chinese asked 'we are told that the work is far behind the target, will you be able to make it? Boss again said what he was asked to say and the tournament remained at Calcutta. I had gone to Boss to collect a Season Ticket, when he had narrated this story.
Posted by Sekhar Roy at 3:32 PM
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
IN MY FIRST REACTION AS A HUMAN BEING ON THE JAILED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER DR BINAYAK SEN IN A BJP RULED STATE OF CHATTISGARH IN INDIA WAS TO RAISE VOICE AGAINST IT. I WISHED ON THE NEW YEAR TO ALL MY FRIENDS REQUESTING THEM TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE. I DIDN’T GET ANY RESPONSE ON THE ISSUE. I INTENTIONALLY AVOIDED WISHING HAPPINESS AND PROPEROUS NEW YEAR 2011 FOR THEM AS TRADITIONALLY DONE. I THOUGHT HOW MY WISHES FOR HAPPINESS AND PROPEROUS LIFE FOR DR SEN WHO HAS BEEN THE VICTIM OF LEGAL TERRORISM AND LANGUISHING IN A JAIL COULD BE CONVEYED, I DIDN’T KNOW.
MY HUMBLE QUESTION TO OUR LEARNED PRIME MINISTER WHETHER HE AND HIS ASSOCIATES WOULD HAVE REMAINED SILENT HAD HIS PARTY FUNCTIONARY OR A LEADER OR A MP OR MLA BEEN THE VICTIM OF A BJP GOVERNMENT ? OR THE RAIL MINISTER WHO HAS BEEN PROJECTED TO BE STEWARD OF WEST BENGAL IN THE NEAR FUTURE SHOULD REMAIN SPEAK TO NOT ? NEVER EVER IN THE LEGAL PROCEEDINGS, DR SEN ADMITTED TO HAVE CONNIVED WITH THE SOCALLED MAOISTS OR ANY TERROR GROUP OR ACTED TO UPSET A BJP GOVERNMENT. I KNOW THE HARDCORE MAOISTS OR TALIBAN MILITANTS NEVER DENOUNCE THE OUTFITS THEY BELONGED TO. THEY RATHER GLORIFIED THEIR OUTFITS. IN WEST BEGAL, ANDHRA OR OTHER STATES, THE OPPOSITION PARTY CADRES HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND BRANDED AS MAOISTS OR SOMETHING ELSE JUST TO SHOW AND RECORD THE PERFORMANCE AND UTILISATION OF CENTRAL FUND. SO MANY INNOCENT PERSONS ARE GETTING AFFECTED AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE BECOMING DESTITUDES.. ON THE CONTRARY, THE REAL CULPRITS REMAINED UNTOUCHED AND THEIR KILLING SPREE CONTINUED. ONLY GENTLEMEN INCLUDE DR SEN WERE TARGETTED AND HARRASSED TO TAKE POLITICAL REVENGE. THE CONSCIENCE OF THE COUNTRY NEVER APPROVES THE ATROCITIES BEHIND THE CURTAINS OF DEMOCRACY AND RULE OF LAW. INDIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, AMARTYA SEN, NOAM CHOMSKY AND MANY CLASSIFIED CITIZENS HIGHLY OBJECTED TO THE LEGAL ATROCITIES PERPETRATED AGAINST DR SEN AND REGRETTED FOR MISTRIOUS SILENCE ON THE PART OF CENTRAL RULING LOBBY.
Posted by Sekhar Roy at 4:13 PM