Sunday, June 05, 2011

Where Are You Mr. Prime Minister?

It's been more than 16 hours since the brutal crackdown took place on Baba Ramdev's Satyagraha.  We have seen Digvijay Singh, Kapil Sibal, Pawan Kumar Bansal, and Subodh Kant Sahay all coming out and justifying their barbaric act in the darkness of midnight.  Well, understood that India's Prime Minister is a busy man but is he so busy that when entire nation is beginning to involve in a nation-wide debate on people's freedom to protest, shouldn't we expect you to come at least once in front of India and tell us what you think of all that happened within the last 16 hours. Is he waiting for a volcano to explode or is he just testing the extent of the patience of common man?  Where are you, Mr. Prime Minister? Why are you sending out your representatives to come out and talk to media? 

We all Indians want to see you come in front and explain and justify whatever drama we have been seeing for the last three days.  We don't want to hear Mr. Kapil Sibal's skilled legal language, we don't want to hear Mr. Digvijay Singh's totally unethical language.  What we really want is that the Prime Minister and the Home Minister of India come forward in front of the nation and explain The Great Indian Tamasha that we have been seeing for the last three days.

What you think guys?  Am I asking for too much?

© 2011 Ranjan Kumar

Baba Ramdev Is A Thug - Congress Thinks So

After last night mayhem in Ramlila Maidan resulting in the detention of Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, Congress finally justified its action on the entire Satyagraha and very surprisingly (!!!) asked their fire-mouth Digvijay Singh to be their official spokesperson.  That means we can assume that whatever Digvijay Singh said reflects what our Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh asked him to say.  So, why not our great PM himself or Congress President Sonia Gandhi Ji herself came in front of the media and said what Digvijay Singh said.

Anyway, Digvijay Singh openly termed Baba Ramdev as the biggest "Thug" and so the treatment had been rendered to him that a Thug deserves to get.  Now, this has opened a "Pandora Box" and have raised many a question that our Great Prime Minister ought to answer.

According to Digvijay Singh, Baba Ramdev has been cheating million of people around the globe for the last one decade in the name of yoga so there should be an inquiry established against him.  Now, my question is Sir, why you kept silent for the last one decade and let this man cheat million of people for one decade?  Why suddenly you felt the need today only to cry out against him?  Were you afraid of this Yogi throwing you out of the throne?  If he managed to amass thousands of crores of rupees in the last one decade, why you let this happen for one decade?  Why only today you woke up from your sleep?

Second question he raised that Baba Ramdev does not know any yoga and just fooling people by teaching them all "ulta pulta" yogasana.  Now, that is some serious allegation because Baba Ramdev is the biggest exponent of Yoga in Modern India after Swami Vivekananda and the entire world recognizes this. That means the Congress leaders are simply denying the very existence of Yoga which dates back to thousands of glorious Indian years.

Have they really gone out of their mind?  I don't know what happened in the midnight last night was correct or a blunder from the Congress leaders.  But, to put Digvijay Singh in front of the media to justify their action on Congress' behalf (Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi), I think this is biggest blunder they have made or should I say they are committing a Harakiri.

I think the entire nation needs to participate in this debate if indeed Baba Ramdev is a Thug or if the Congress Party has become overconfident after their recent state assembly victories in Assam and Kerala that they can do anything and still can justify it.

Is Baba Ramdev a Thug?

© 2011 Ranjan Kumar

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Yoga Guru -- The Fast and Furious - But Why?

The coolest Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev has suddenly become the hottest man in the hot summer of Delhi Ramleela Ground after finally sitting on fast that has become the the real IN thing to do these days. Suddenly, Indians have waken up from their long siesta after 63 years of independence that we really need to hang all the dishonest individuals in India. Perfect remedy to solve our growing population issue from the Yoga Guru - hang entire India after all there are only two honest people in India, Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare.  The Fast and Furious Yoga Guru has given us some big questions to think and answer - do we really need this all today?  Is this really practical to ban 500 and 1000 rupees note?  Can you quantify the number of dishonest people in India and how?  Because many times our esteemed judicial bodies give clean cheats to many politicians involved in many scams like Laloo Yadav, Shibu Soren, and so much more, then are they really honest and should not be hanged?

Baba Ramdev, if you can really answer these questions, we are all behind your movement, but if you cannot, please do something better and it's my humble request to the great Indian news media like Aajtak, Star News, and Zee News to please show us something new rather than one Deepak Chourasia sitting in the pandal and giving us live broadcast of Baba Ramdev's first and second and third and fourth....hours of Anshan.  Please give us a break...we are too tired to see all this Tamasha.

I know this poll may enrage many of the Baba Ramdev's staunch supporters, but I think in free India, everyone has the freedom to voice his Baba has chosen the path of Satyagraha, I have chosen my way of blogging.  It's people to decide what they want to do and that is what I am doing.

© 2011 Ranjan Kumar

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Star News v/s Speak Asia - The Inside Story

The war has begun between a media giant and an online giant.  Both are stalwarts in their own field and have created a niche for them in their respective field. So, why the spat?  Why they are after each other?  I do smell a rat, but would like to gather a lot of opinions before coming out to a conclusion.  So, please feel free to participate in the survey and give your honest opinion and be ready for the most sensational exposure.

Star News Behind Speak Asia, Why?

© 2011 Ranjan Kumar

Fast Unto Death - New Buzzword in Indian Politics

Social activist, Anna Hazare created quite a stir when he sat down on hunger strike until the Indian Government finally gave in to his demands to enact a new law to fight corruption called Lokpal Bill.  The little-known social activist shot to fame as entire India stood up in support of this little man giving a new dimension to the hitherto tolerant Indian youth upping their arms in support of a clean and corruption-free India.

Now, taking cues from the stupendous success of Anna Hazare, his staunch supporter in the movement, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev has now threatened to go on fast until his four-point demands are met primarily targeted to bring back billions of India black money stacked abroad particularly in Swiss banks.  The four-point demands are basically bring back black money worth more than 400 lakh crores lying in Swiss banks and other international banks, bring down the circulation of high-denomination Indian currencies particularly 500 and 1000 rupees notes to decrease the circulation of black money in the market, quick drafting of a strong will against corruption, and to resend United Nations Convention Against Corruption Agreement.

Now, fasting is not a new word to Indians.  In fact, our father of nation Mahatma Gandhi brought the concept of Satyagraha or hunger strike to unite millions of Indians to fight back British by enacting a total nonviolent approach which is widely considered unique and the most successful in world history.  But, for the last 63 years since independence, Indian politics went through drastic changes and the Satyagraha or hunger strike started going into oblivion replaced by the new-age Indian politics of corruption, goons, ransom, scams, maoism, naxalism.

But, thanks to Anna Hazare, Indian politics now seems to go back to its strongest roots of clean, corruption-free, Gandhian ideology which we Indians are revered across the globe.  Hope this new buzzword in Indian politics "Fast Unto Death" will bring us back into reckoning on the global platform.

© 2011 Ranjan Kumar