Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Kala Bandar and us

I know it's been Whiiiiile since I scribbled anything in here. So pasting one of my old review/mail (call it whatever you want to) here in order just to keep this blog
alive (not lively though). It's one of my replies on yahoo groups when we were discussing about how good or bad the movie Delhi-6 is. (Now you know how old this write-up is actually)

Ok. It's my turn now.. :) I'll definitely say I LIKED the movie... Dont be surprised. I mean, after reading review by Pankaj, I might have watched it with no expectations at all and it turn out to be good for me. But then I thought again and realised that's not the reason. I really loved it. It's wonderful to see how Rakeysh Mehra has used "kala bandar" symbolically amazingly well.. He explains the same in the end...

BTW, if anyone has gone thru his interviews some 12-18 months back, he said that he spent his childhood in chandni chowk, he has got his nice memories attached with chandni chowk when he was growing young.. he loves the chandni chowk culture and he simply want to bring it to the big screen. But while showing chandni chowk culture he superbly mixed it with the indian mentality, social beliefs (and disbeliefs), communal riots (for a reason as gloomy as kala bandar ), political influences, misuse of power by police.... The list goes on and on...... !!! Two things (or scenes) in the movie i loved the most... 1st one is where they fix Bittu's marriage on the background of share mkt news.. that was awesome.... !!! and second thing is people using "kala bandar" (read "NASHIB" in our case) to hide behind for every insane thing they do.. now next time if u fail in something (i wish u dont), think twice before cursing ur bad luck. Dont we cry on our hard luck every time we fail?? Isn't it a kala bandar for us?????

I think Rakeysh Mehra has a knack of making movies little differently and he is 100% successful maintaining that style of his own with this movie too. u'll understand what am trying to say if u watch or have watched AKS... Aks is not a typical bollywood movie..
And come on guys, every movie has got its different taste. That's why delhi 6 cant be RDB even the director is the same. Note even Sholay, Lagaan are also made just once...

I agree with **** in only one thing and that is about why the heck director has taken Amitabh and Abhishek's last scene in heaven?? what is he trying to convey there ???? NO IDEA....!!!

But all in all, it was really a nice experience for me at least...

happy watching !!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

What's your jaatee ?? : Part-II

Yeah. It's been long I visited here to scribble something. I hadn't been recently spotted near the blog world.... mmmmm Actually no.. Not really. The statement is not entirely true. I was around but in different neighbourhood. And if I had to put that in a google way, I'd say what kept me busy was this new baby of mine :)

You (very very few actually) might have noted that I did change the title of previous post (by adding part-I as a suffix) and made current post as part-II. But actually it's not part-II as such as am not gonna write much on this. Honestly I'd never thought I'll be having a sequel for that post and definitely not so early at least. But alas.. I had to.. The time I completed my 1st post we, at one of my yahoo groups, happened to discuss about this very same matter about castes system in India. It started turning hot and I was amazed to watch people defending caste system, discussing how it is a must and required even in current age. Some suggested we can not immerse it without finding an adequate option for it. And the first time, I really felt am weak, am shy, or a complete nerd in reading society, opinions of friends or youth groups in general. I always used to think, after seeing how politicians brutally use caste system to win the ballot boxes, the general social discrimination these caste systems caused, at least the youths of this country will nothing but hate hate and only hate the caste system. But no. I was wrong. Absolutely and completely wrong. People still want to have caste system in tact. They still want to know what's your caste and still want to be known, identified by their caste.
I reach no terms on how people don't understand or realise how our ancestors and even in current age how people are getting the hard times due to this so called caste system. It's only and only caste system, the root cause of all the unseen and unforeseen problems. It encourages people discriminating a man Vs man. It refuses the basic human rights to alleged low caste people, like drinking water, education, access to temples. No I'm not talking about any fairy or fancy tale. It happens, it's happening very near to you. But you are dead inside or just pretend not to listen to their cries because you are from Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi or Kolkata who hardly suffer on these grounds. You are never at receiving end for such brutal things. That's why you never know how does it feel when you are not allowed to

1. Drink the water from common tap
2. Enter the temples
3. live in the village with others but you have to form your seperate community (!!) couple of miles away from main village.
4. go to school with others
5. do the main stream jobs coz you are a low caste

And/Or You are brutally beaten up if you try to rebel against any of the set laws (!!) mentioned (and hundreds of unmentioned) above. And believe me, if you are living in any of the metros or Tier-3 cities, you are just few miles (or a safe distance) away from the places where above things happen, are supported and encouraged.

I wonder how can you never notice how perfectly the political parties plan their strategies purely based on catching the votes on the ground of caste. This caste game plays wonder in elections and easily manipulates the entire voting system, the ballet boxes and the results in turn. (Have you read a booker price winner "The White Tiger" by Arvind Adiga? Check that out. He has described it pretty nicely and in most sarcastic way possible).. Just pick any book by Anil Avachat to know how this entire caste system and their followers ruthlessly run it to their advantage. It didn't spare the legends like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Mahatma Phule, Dr Ambedkar let alone you and me. But alas, it still happens, every day, everywhere, every time. Remember Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange tragedy in 06 in Maharashtra? There are number of them like that. Even the very cause of conversions is this corrupt caste system. Do you think people get converted from Hinduism to any other religion just because of threat, force or the greed everytime? If you think so then you are in your own paradise. Let me make it clear that I'm not a die-hard hinduism fan or anything else. But if you study the conversions a bit you yourself can reveal these facts. Many times it happened as the basic human rights are refused to people just because of their so called low caste (which is a very ingredient of their own sacred (!!) religion). So it made and force them to think that if my own religion doesn't care about me jsut coz of my caste then to hell with it. I'll change myself to different religion which will keep me away from the reach of these high caste supremos and I'd get at least my bare minimum rights back. Not only in hinduism, but the most of the afro-americans change their religions because of this very same reason.

I guess some dreams NEVVVVVER come true and the dream of caste-free society leads the list .... at least my list!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

What's your jaatee ?? : Part-I

Google recently released a list of its Orkut’s top 10 communities in India and interesting enough to see that none of them is about or related to SRK or Ace Khan, Ash or Bebo, Sachin or Mahi, Rahul or Raj. But they are

* "StYlIsH PeOpLe"
* "India"
* "Chocolate"
* "MTV & still more MTV!"
* "TCS 2009 Batch..........!!!!!!"
* "Tom and Jerry - Cartoon"
* "Boys VS Girls (Who Is d Best?)"
* "India Stock Market (BSE NSE)"
* "Tamil Cinema"
* "I hate to wake up early"
* "Friends"

The "community" part in orkut is really awesome. You love to be a part of the community about the person, sport, speciality, place you love or even community representing your birth date, year, sun sign, initials etc. But it also helps others to know you better like what this person is, what are his/her interests etc. I myself am a part of numerous intersting communities.

While just randomly surfing through orkut, I always stuck and wonder when I come across the communities people join which are something similar to these

I am Brahmin
Proud to be Chitpavan
Leva Patil software engineers
We Khatris
Deshastha Brahmin
Daivadnya Brahman
Chandraseniy Kayastha Prabhu

(I do not remember the exact names of these communities but these are quittte close)

I mean why? Why such a great obsession of public display of the caste you come from (with no contribution of yours whatsoever)? Is your identity/introduction/portfolio going to be incomplete if your caste is not mentioned? You still are going to be what your are, both professionally and personally, without attaching those small pre/post fixes to your skills/personality.

Is this to highlight how superior you and the entire community (read caste not orkut community) of yours is or how deserving candidates you are for the reservations? I thought we are the generation who respect reservation but only based on financial background and not the caste based.

I always, used to, still do and will do forever, wonder, ridicule the ideas of the social gatherings or meet-ups of particular castes (where the entry is allowed if n only if you hail from that particular caste) and the great response they used to, and they still do, get. Never ever attended any of that though got numerous invitations.

Everyone knows how worst the caste system in India, how it still run a parallel governments in small villages, how it works wonders in elections et cetera and that was not the topic for today's discussion. I was just wondering how it successfully managed to quietly enter the e-world/social networking groups which are pretty much (supposed to be) dominated by youths and their liberal urban thoughts. Or does that mean just the year on calendars are changing but not the mindsets? anyways, enough for today !!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

RGV Zooooom

I knew Aamir, Amitabh write blogs and I used to visit their blog sites and check for the new posts. But that was not quite regular. Once I started writting (some may say scribbling which is more appropriate and am with you, my friends) blog it started happening more regularly that I was in search of any new good/bad/worse/english/marathi/celebrity/individual blogs. Donno but it's fun to read blogs.. seriously any kind of blogs coz you get to know the different ways to express and I was amazed to see how wonderfully people can write even not being a pro. And especially while reading celebrity blogs you feel like (or you think that) you are getting to know more and more of them, their social or general views, their real off-screen personality. Not true with all the celebrity blogs though, I bet. Refer Anil Kapoor's blog on indiatimes and you'll understand. Though he is a most versatile actor hindi movie industry (don't say bollywood, pleasssssse) ever got and he is one of my favourites but he sucks in blog writing.
Ok, why so much of blah-blah about a blog-writing suddenly? Thanks to one of my friends who referred me to this blog. zoom in guys.


Welcome all Ramu (aka Ram gopal Verma) lovers (pre "RGV ki AAG") and the haters (post AAG, Agyaat, Shiva-II)

The reason for me loving this blog is as prefectly described by my friend "He writes painfully honst, mann".. True.. he writes wonderful but that is not the only reason for me to love his blog. If you love the guy who directed Shiva, Satya, Rangeela, Company, Sarkar, Kaun, Bhoot, Raat, Jungle, Darna Mana Hai, you have to visit his posts. He explains his detailed views about those films, action sequences, back ground scores and importance (and sometimes adverse effect) of it (Refer to company blog). His memories with Shiva, its action shoots, the most remembered and impacted cycle chain scene, how unrealistic and stupid to show that scene and how people still loved it, how he got compliments for that scene and how did he laugh on those people knowing it's practically impossible to do it and it's a most harmless weapon (?), how he spent hours outside movie theatres, how he watched hollywood movies 17 times just to feel the thrill of their background score, analysis of back ground score and the camera angle of JAWS and how did he use it for Shiva, his idea for making nishabd or agyaat.

Disclaimer : I'm not saying he is correct or great or am a great fan of him but as I mentioned he writes painfully honestly.

Of course few of his posts turn more towards the arrogance (do you know bigger word to describe that feeling coz arrogance is just an understatement to define his way of writing sometimes), over-confidence, or vulgarity many times. Also in many of its posts you'll read the invisible words/lines "I AM RAM GOPAL VERMA, THE MAKER OF SHIVA", "RESPECT ME", "WHATEVER I DO IS RIGHT AND IF YOU DON'T GET IT YOU'RE A MORON" (All the CAPS are intentional and not typos). And honestly, to know these feelings you really need not to read between the lines, you just need to know the english. That's all.
But despite of all this, if you'd ever loved Ramu's films this's a must read blog for you. As the name suggested he let's you to zoom thru his life as a director and in general too. Not to forget few incidents, fight sequences in blog from his college years which he in turn used while making Shiva. Below are my favourite posts in order.

Lock-up Lessons
Memories of the Cycle chain
The Biggest Thrill of My Life
The Psychological aspect of BackGround Music

So zoooooooooom in, folks..

Friday, September 11, 2009

Grab the TIGER !!!

I finished "The White Tiger" and realised from one of my book-lover friend that I read it very late. Reading a book after ~16 months of its publication is called as late in book-lovers' world. May be :)

When I started it, it didn't appeal me much due to the (successful) attemt of portraying India in a grey shade. (Rather author clearly mentions that "We have two Indias. One in darkness and the other in brightness"). But then I realised it's not some fantasy or a tale the author's trying to tell. This all is just pure truth and no assumptions. Didnt the same thing people speak about Slumdog when it realased saying it's a cheap attempt to show the poverty of India on international scale. Anyways.

The best part of the book is Adiga's command on sarcasm (You'll find best of the sarcasm on page 89 in "Sir" paragraph/dialogue. Note it down.). Most of the times he (or the protagonist Balram Halwai) narrates story so beautifully and kicking and slapping one and all of indian beliefs, caste system, politics, corruption, scams, fraud politicians and police, horrible life in villages, huge distance n difference between rich n poor lifestyles. Name any spoiled affair happening in India which you actually don't want actually to happen but you know that it does, is found in this book and in the most harmless way.

Balram's journey from a a school drop-out to an entrepreneur (as he likes himself to be called as)- via driver (cant forget that)- is most discouraging/encouraging (you choose urself). It was awesome to see the way Adiga has used character of Ashok to represent the goodness in society which in turn corrupts due to minority or the lack of support.

I can talk on it as much but the more I talk I, unintentionally though, bound to open the secrets in the book spoiling the readers' interest or not wanting u to read the whole book. So to avoid that, I'll stop now and you go get up and grab this Booker prize winner tiger in your hand. :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

गर्विष्ठ की अभिमानी ??

आपण सर्वांनीच नितांतसुंदर असा "मी शिवाजीराजे भोसले बोलतोय" बघितला असेलच. तो किती अप्रतिम आहे हे मी वेगळं सांगायची गरज नाही किंवा त्याची उत्कृष्टता जोखण्याएवढी माझी कुवतही नाही. फ़क्त त्यातला एक खटकलेला मुद्दा मांडावासा वाटला जो (माझ्या मते) अतिशय महत्वाचा आहे आणि तो विषयाच्या हेतुच्या आड़ येणारा ठरू शकतो किंवा मराठीत चुकीच्या शब्दांचा पायंडा पाडणारा ठरू शकतो म्हणुनच हा ब्लॉग प्रपंच.

या चित्रपटाची टॅगलाईन आहे "गर्व आहे मला महाराष्ट्रीय असल्याचा". माझ्या मते दिग्दर्शकाला "गर्व" च्या जागी "अभिमान" हा शब्द अभिप्रेत असावा किंबहुना "अभिमान" हा शब्दच तेथे जास्त समर्पक आहे परंतु हिंदी भाषेच्या अतिरेकामुळे (किंवा पगडा म्हणा हवं तर) हा चुकीचा शब्दा प्रयोग कोणाच्याच लक्षात आलेला नाही. कारण हिंदीत "मुझे गर्व है की मैं आपका बेटा हूं" किंवा "मुझे अपने भारतवासी होनेपे गर्व है" असे शब्दप्रयोग वापरले जातात कारण त्या भाषेतील त्या शब्दाच्या अर्थाप्रमाणे ते योग्यही आहे.

असं म्हणतात की कुठलीही भाषा जितकी जास्तीत जास्त वापरली जाते तितके तिच्यातील शब्दालंकार, तिचे आयुष्या वृध्दिंगत होत जाते. गुरुमुखी (किंवा पंजाबी) भाषा ही काही वर्षांपूर्वी मृतवत होऊ घातली होती परंतु त्या भाषिकांनी प्रयत्नपूर्वक अंगिकारलेल्या प्रयत्नांमुळे आज ती भाषा भारतातील अनेल हिंदी भाषिक राज्यांमधे संवाद साधण्याची एक प्रभावी भाषा बनली आहे। (आणि याउप्पर तिला बॉलीवुड च्या चित्रपटांमधे जवळपास राष्ट्रीय भाषेचा दर्जा ही मिळाला आहेच हे सांगणे न लगे). इथे मला मराठी भाषेच्या वापराच्या नावाने गळे काढायची इच्छा नाही. परंतु त्यामुळे वस्तुस्थितीत बदल होत नाही हे मात्र नक्की.

आपल्याला लहानपणा पासून शिकवण्यात आलेल्या "गर्वाचे घर खाली" किंवा "ग ची बाधा" अशा म्हणी किंवा शब्दप्रयोगांवरून गर्व हा शब्द गुणांच्या कक्षेत न येता त्याकडे अवगुण म्हणूनच पहिले जाते हे नक्की. (परंतु हिंदीत गर्व हे अभिमान या अर्थी आणि अभिमान हे गर्व या अर्थी वापरले जाते म्हणून आपणही मराठीतले अर्थ सोडून हिंदी अर्थ उसनवार घेण्याची गरज नाही.. आठवा अमिताभ आणि जया चा "अभिमान".... असो).

प्राथमिक शिक्षण झालेल्या कुठल्याही व्यक्तीच्या हे खरतर चटकन ध्यानात यायला हवं होतं. क्षणभरासाठी आपण हे विसरू की सामान्य माणसाच्या हे लक्षात आले नाही परंतु इतके साहित्यिक, लेखक, मराठी कथा/पटकथा लेखक इत्यादी कोणाच्याच हे लक्षात आल नाही हे खर तर मोठ्ठं आश्चर्य म्हटलं पाहिजे. किंबहुना चित्रपटाचा निर्माता, पटकथाकार हा महेश मांजरेकर सारखा प्रथितयश मराठी कलाकार असून ही त्याच्याही ही गोष्ट लक्षात आली नाही याचे सखेद आश्चर्य वाटते. कालांतराने पुढल्या पिढीने "गर्व आहे मला मी महाराष्ट्रीय असल्याचा" आणि "गर्वाचे घर खाली" याच्या संधितून "त्यामुळेच महाराष्ट्रीय माणूस खाली असतो" असा निराळाच अर्थ काढला तर आश्चर्य वाटायला नको...

(Anti)-Professionalism helps!!

What is best called as following your duties or doing justice to your job. Like doing it full heartedly, giving your full dedication, attention, time and interest for 8 hours of your day (or whatever your agreement to work per day). How would you describe the same while talking about special professions like say Doctors or Lawyers? Doctor can't say I'll just work for 8 hours a day, pack off and go home. He has to rush for emergencies during odd hours and extreme lengths. Neither do the lawyer can say I'll just work for my client's case during the court hours only. (Honestly if they realy start doing so they'll be the least working brains where their income would be inversely proportional to that considering the long(est) summer vacations, general holidays and their normal working days and hours. Anyways, that's not the point for today's forum. I'll write seperately about the whole topic of court/judge/laws in India. Remind me next time. :) ) He has to work on the case details, backgrounds, minute observations, references from old cases, judgements by other judges on similar cases in history. Basically everything which will prove his client non-guilty. Now assume his client is actually a guilty, a murderer, a rapist or a robber and knowing the fact if the lawyer still fights to prove him innocent, would you still call his/her efforts as a fulfilling his duties towards profession? I guess I'm not making sense to you. Read below and then read above para again.

-Kasab demands Perfume, toothpaste & stroll outside cell : 30 Apr 2009

-Kasab demands for 'mutton biriyani' in jail : August 07 2009

-Kasab’s lawyer seeks time as Kasab demands chargesheet in Urdu : April 21st, 2009

-Kasab Demands Urdu Newspaper, Perfume in Jail : 28 Apr 2009

-Smiling Kasab demands Pakistani lawyer : April 15, 2009

Here we are speaking about some DEMANDS by the person (?) who killed hundreds of innocents and is rather demanded unanimously to be hanged. I don't care what the bunch of fools or let's call them humar rights people instead for suitability, (who, by the way, care only for terrorists and their families and easily forget the families of victims of blasts or terrorist attacks. Dont blame coz that's what I've seen them doing in India all the times), NGOs or so called experts has to comments about individual's right for justice and in this case this individual is the one who got caught live, millions of eyes saw him shooting and killing the innocents ruthlessly. Do we really need to follow the so called justice path for some one who caused this massacre? I know you are with me and you accept it but you don't want to accept it coz somewhere down in the head we have been feeded that "Let Hundred Guilty be acquitted but one innocent should not be convicted" and we run Kasab's case too assuming him innocent coz the edifice of the Indian Criminal justice administration system is based on this very fundamental maxim.
Okay. So we want to follow/respect indian law, justice, court and its procedures for running the case. Can there be some way which will ensure the criminals (real criminals/terrorist to whom millions have seen committing crime) are being punished severely while we follow his (so called) right for justice too? The immediate answer might be NO. But if we tried to explore further then YES. There might be something. Like let the lawyer of such sociopath (Mr Abdul Kazmi and Kasab in same order....just to make it clear) can pretend to run his case or actually run his case but with putting very very less or negligible efforts towards proving him innocent (which he is not actually). Like not provinding the enough (artificial) evidences or not running his case strongly thus proving him guilty. This is little out of the way or not a normal practice as such. But it's doable. I know what are you trying to say. If we just want to play this game then why the hell we have to do this farce of running the case in the first place. Exactly. That's what I am also trying to say from the beginning. We should NOT. But since a moment ago we agreed that we want to givea fair chance to Mr Kasab and we don't want any innocent to be convicted, we have to play this farce to get a satisfaction that we are resepecting the the justice system of India and also watching by our own eyes that the criminal actually get a severe punishment. So Mr. Lawyer(s), Can you please do a little injustice to your professionalism in order to get a justice for the victims of such incidents and their families (though you have not actually taken up their case)?

Call it "MUMBAI" or just don't call it !!

"Difference between Chennai, Beijing, The Netherlands, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kolkata AND Mumbai is, ONLY while calling MUMBAI your tongue gets twisted and pronounces "BOMBAY" !!!" : Raj Thackeray

Ok. Before starting further let me make it clear I'm not a hardcore fan of Raj Thackeray or anything but above statement makes sense. Thus as we are on same page now, let's proceed.

Do you know all the cities/countries mentioned in above statement are either changed their names or regained their old names and those are mentioned in above caption. Did you ever hear these places being called by their old names after they renamed or regained their old name? Or do you really even know/remember their old names now? (I'll mention later why I'm stressing on this "Re-gain" part) . No.. You'd never hear those old names now ... or may be hardlyyy ever.

Whenever I run into the discussions with American friends, colleagues, people in general and the discussion comes somewhere to Mumbai and they want to know general things about Mumbai and they end up asking "so how'z the weather of Bombay" or "what's the population of Bombay" I don't blame them but don't stop correcting them "No. It's Mumbai". So the obvious statement comes "Oh right, you guys changed it to Mumbai... right right.." and again I can't stop myself from correting them one more time "No it's not changed. It got it's original name back. It was always Mumbai. Throughout the history. But the brits changed it to Bombay since their heavy tounges could not pronounce it correctly. So we are just trying to let Mumbai have it old name back". I seriously don't blame americans or any other people who don't hail from India. But it always amazes me how we indians always feel it shy to call it Mumbai and always want to call it Bombay despite knowing the fact that it was always Mumbai.. I think Shakespeare himself must have hardly believed his statement when he said "What's in name" coz we all know name is everything. Otherwise we would have called Aishwarya Rai Brad Pitt or vice versa or would have called Mohd Azharuddin Marilyn Monroe (or vice versa again)...

Thus if you don't wanna call Barack Obama Bin Laden (or vice versa), please call Mumbai as Mumbai and not BOMBAY... !!!

PS : Raj Thackeray never uttered anything like that in his life. It was just me who came out with that since I wanted to stress my point :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Un-Shiney business !!!

Team India lost in T-20 world cricket. It was a pathetic loss for someone who was one amongst the favs for winning the title. And they got it back, The hatred. Huge amount of it.. from fans, from we - the people.. Even after admitting a mistake about some wrong decisions on ground and apologizing for them, Dhoni was booed by audience after the presentation speech. His effigies were burnt, blackened back in Ranchi. The anger was so natural.
Lately another news hit the page-3. It was about Bollywood's talented actor Shiney Ahuja's unkind act of raping his house maid. He initially denied it saying it was mutual, later accepted it and the case is going on. As long as my mind and understanding reaches, rape must be at least a zillion times more worse the crime than some team losing in some game. But no poster burning, booing or condemning reactions by public or celebrities or movie stars came in news. Not yet. The same happened when Sanjay Dutt declared guilty and was in jail. There were hardly any reactions from Bollywood against him. In fact there was a visible competition among the stars to describe how innocent their Sanju baba is. This strong support (?) by people and celebrities and political world almost won him the post of MP. But thanks to Election committee and court from not that letting happen. But the point is we are tending to forget what the REAL crime is. If losing in some game is a serious crime then in what rank do the rape case, participation in anti-national activities, supporting terrorists for blasts etc fit? Isn't it a common sense to understand them as crime? (though common sense is not common.). Then what are we doing about it? Why there are no reactions? We need to wake up guys. How many rape incidents are required for tight law against rape. (As per current law, it's a victim's (girl's) responsibility to prove the rape actually took place. Shouldn't it be other way?).. And to extend it little further, (though not related to this topic directly in particular, but they share the one very fact... Ignorance by AAM JUNTA), how many more attacks on parliament are required for Afzal Guru to be hanged? How close are we with hanging Kasab or we still need a bunch of 26/11 incidents? How many farmers are still should commit suicide before they actually get a useful and practical package against their loans?
The list is huggggge and longgggg though, unfortunately, we alwyas think it ends at the ground of cricket :(

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Process of creating a good citizen !!

Let me throw a simple (looking but not yet simple) question at you. What is the process of creating a good citizen? Or let's make it little more simpler. How can you assure that people follow the rules. I mean every person should follow every rule. How can this be achieved? Like people will drive at adequate speeds, don't give (and of course don't have to give) bribes, how there won't be any hit and runs, how everyone eligible person votes during elections, how can there be no theft, burglary, bomb blasts, communal or any kind of riots? Looks like I'm expecting an ideal world or looking for a Ram-Rajya? May be..
Ok... I've a small idea. Ok but it's not tested nor verified or no history or survey records (at least that I know of) prove it effective. But it's just an idea. Another question before we go to idea part. How and why people dare to break rules or go ahead and do crimes? Simple because they know they can get out of it very easily by bribing or finding the loopholes in the law. Or even if they can't do it successfully, they are just going to get some very small punishment like few thousands of rupees of fine or few months in the jail. I recently read/heard somewhere that even hit n run case can put you behind the bars just for ~2 years. Commmme on guys. Hit n run is a kind of unplanned murder. Don't think so? Thus people don't have enough respect for law and order coz there is no fear of strict and rigourous punishments or heavy fines attached to it. Simple example. What is an average % ge of voting for parliament election? Am not very sure but definitely less than 60%. So 40% of eligible voters don't vote. (which is not correct though it's not a crime as such). Now comes the idea. What if these defaulters are charged per head fine of Rs 10,000 for not voting ? I know it's sounds cruel and unrealistic or may be impractical. But give an another thought.
Thus let's transfer our foucus to actual crimes. What if the crimes like muder/rape or even theft or destroying of pubic propery are to be followed with 900 lacs of rupees of fine and 89 years of jail. You know I'm picking some random numbers but I want to stress my point that the sum and the number of years behind the bars should be terribly high. And when I say terribly, I mean it. The defaulters should have a terror or fear about the punishment they are going to get if found guilty.
Let's turn focus towards little lighter side of it. Take simple examples like jumping on signal, not wearing helmet, enterting thru wrong side on one way. What if the person caught in any of these has to pay a fine of 15,000 Rs and/or 2 years in the jail. I request you not to close the webpage. Please read.
Ok. Now the heavier side of it. Why the number of terrorists activities like bom blasts etc are increased severely in last 10+ years. Because terrorists, naxalites etc know that even if they get caught nothing is gonna happen to them. They will be kep safe in custody and the case will run for 2 years against them and they will be plead innocent or will be sent to prison hardly for couple of years. Guys, all these unlawful activities are not going to stop unless and until the fear created in the defaulters' mind that severe punishment is followed if found gulity in such cases.
And another thing immediately needed to do is no human activists angle will be applicable to anyone who found guilty in any kind of terror act.
I know I'm sounding very rough and cruel but that's need to be done, guys. Believe me. I'm not supporting any kinda barbarism here. If you still think so, please read the whole thing again and give it a another thought.