Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Blasts That Rocked Mumbai


I was returning from office on 13th, 7.45 pm. There was a man by my side busy on phone. He was talking to his girlfriend in Mumbai. He urged her to return to home soon and stay on line with him till she reached home. The reason, there were three blasts in Mumbai. Being in office from morning 9 to evening 7 I am totally blind and deaf to get the info about outside. I did not have the least idea about the news and was startled. Thought ‘How much more pain the city has to face?’ 

Blasts have rocked Mumbai again.  And Mumbai is familiar with such incidents so that might not have taken Mumbaikars by surprise. But still common life was hit by the heinous act by  some extremist group. 

This was not the first time such incident happened there. Yeah, I would say it incident. Incident because, they only occur again and again, accidents happen occasionally. Mumbai has nurtured a habit of such a dangerous kind.

Common public life was affected. The business capital of India why always encounters such things?

Why does the intelligence fails to collect information before this happened? Nothing is going to happen though I write that question in this blog.  But is not it a matter of national security? 

No doubt that people of Mumbai are very brave, the life will become normal like earlier. There is no such thing that can paralyze Mumbai life. The Janta of Mumbai is also bored by the incidents. Every such incident is a wound and always leaves an inerasable mark on its body. 

A Raj Thackeray blames immigrants. Instead of blaming he could have suggested a solution if he thinks himself a powerful leader. 

They love to play with guns and bombs. The time should come soon to teach them lesson. They must taste the bullet. 



Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Brand 'Gandhi' business..


 

I do not really get a point to start, but I have to begin somewhere, as the things have initiated long back. When we say ‘Gandhi’ it points to one person and he is very well known to us, by name or by some other way, the father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhi is not with us but few other existing Gandhis who we know by their specific first names and ‘Gandhi’ as suffix. 

So why Gandhi be a brand? Obviously a question in mind. 

The things are pretty simple. There have been several Gandhis as the prime minister of the country. They get a benefit from the Gandhi, who fought for the country.  People believed these Gandhis  because of that one Gandhi, they might do some favor to the country. But do you think they landed upon the expectation of people? Indira Gandhi was mad with her power and same mistake was repeated by her son. And everyone is aware of the consequence. Now politics is a family business for the Gandhis. 

I don’t accuse the Gandhi who fought for the freedom for all these; did he do it for a name or fame? Well I do not know that, what he did time brought him a great value and respect. But definitely I hate those who have taken the advantage of it.

Few days back I heard something about Rahul Gandhi, he has turned 40 or 41, and there was a celebration for this future of the congress party. Sonia Gandhi didn’t become prime minister. That was a political move I would say. But now it is time for Rahul to take the position after Manmohan Singh. And the stage was being prepared. How can the post 1948 Gandhis resist the lust of being the prime minister of India?
So there was this political drama by Rahul Gandhi in UP, which he is habituated of staging. He went to meet the farmers. 

According to the Hindu,
“….Huge posters of Rahul Gandhi dominated the complex..
Mr. Rahul on Friday wound up his foot march through the dusty heartlands of rural Uttar Pradesh and returned to Delhi. “

Wow. Indeed so touching. The innocent people will not understand say conspiracy.

When Gandhi was in Dandi march there were not huge posters of him all around.

Whenever the congress comes into power I don’t know why but the petroleum product prices and vegetable prices go up. That was in news 2 weeks ago. It had happened again and again. Gas cylinder price has increased to 400 or more from 275. In cities they buy it black, and it is even more.

Once the 6th pay commission was implemented and the prices suddenly touched a height.  What the man who is not under it will do? Consider the daily worker.
One Gandhi didn’t like to wear clothes that could go below his knee because people of the country are poor and they don’t get clothes to wear. Now there are such conditions created you can imagine on your own.

Gandhi never told build dams and this that in my name. But the existing Gandhis they are very eager to make themselves a brand. Indira Gandhi airport, rajiv Gandhi airport, Gandhi sagar dam…….

The situation of Rae Bareli, the election battle field of Sonia Gandhi, the people there are disappointed with their Lady Leader. She has only spent the 40% of develop

If Gandhi has become a brand because he is used by ‘Gandhi’s with prefixes, that is not his fault.

(I wrote something odd or something from here and there, that is not my fault. Driven by mind, affected by situation)



Thursday, July 7, 2011

...I hate news channels.....


Why I hate news channels???

The news channel from which I heard news 1st was DD1 and for half an hour in Hindi and another half an hour in English.  But now a days there are so many news channels like mushrooms grown here and there in rainy season. There is hell lot of difference between the new that is broadcasted in DD news and other news channels. 

Earlier I did not like to watch news but now I want to watch news to know about what is happening around but they are not worthy watching.

These channels have a sole commercial purpose than a social cause.

These days, what we find in news is really interesting. And that is what they want TRP.
When Aishwarya becomes that is a big issue. What will be her kid’s name, parenting tips from King Khan, this that hell and f***. Every day Indian mothers give birth to babies in the rural country areas, in the slums and most of them die at a very young age and no news channel gives a shit about it as it won’t give them TRP. 

Ambani’s flat makes a sensation in the media. Dhoni has a flat worth 6 crore Indian rupee, and Viru has one of 5 crores. Like this many more. But the real India that lives in a huts and slums. That straw tin or tile thatched houses that they won’t show.
A small issue they broadcast in such a way that hell broke somewhere. And they repeat the same thing for hours and hours making it a special report.  

One man will be sitting in the studio in a news channel and that same person continues for the whole day. Seems it has become a lucrative business to run a news channel though you have a few reporters.

They should be the watch tower or guard for the society. But the motto is missing. 

I don’t really find much difference between an AD company and a news channel. The only difference is the AD companies do it for products and the se channels do it for the people who are of high profile say politicians, cricketers and celebrities. You do not catch that? Here the process is exactly opposite. The problems, the plight f the people, putting forward the truth in front of the country which should be their prime focus instead.

To say it is a kind of terrorism. It is not what it seems. And people simply accept it. It is in some way our fault also. We want entertainment and more than any other channel these news channels can do it better. 

If you go on digging it will go deep. But I hate news channels though they are good entertainers.