on “Death” and on “Gita”(Indian media neglecting Orrisa violence and bajrang dal)

September 30, 2008

CAUTION:looking for gyan ? this is not the right place

Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.“-Bhagwad Gita

Gita says say don’t grieve death, its inevitable anyways. Truth , says Gita, is nothing but the concepts of ISHWARA(supreme controller), JEEV(soul),PRAKRITI(matter, nature), KARMA(action), KAALA(time).

We don’t seem to go beyond this, like reading a guide book with shortcuts for your exams.

After all you don’t need to read Mahabharatha, if you have seen it on televison, and seen some lines here and there.(or is it?)

Seemingly some religiously motivate people  , have massacered around fifty people in orrisa and I am sure will justify their actions “WITHOUT GRIEF” .Whats more it was’t allowed extensive media coverage like the serial blasts in New Delhi and managed to feature at the second or third pages of the newspapers and five seconds on TV  .There have long been rumours about the massacre of Christians in Orrisa, but such stories are somehow not  much hyped in the Indian media. The so called “secular India” might be going to dogs and we living in the disgraced country are been dragged too. ALL I CAN DO IS VOTE, BUT IT DOESN”T SEEM TO HELP .

“Whats your contribution to prevent the crisis?” you would ask, well I would say “NONE” and am glad to say so because i atleast havent added to the tension.It seems like raising your voice against any kind of violence is to alienate a community which could evetually burn your home down.

I had seen an article on the internet claiming “Bajrang Dal Makes a Village muslim free{click to read full article)”

Stating”The past 10 days have seen armed Bajrang Dal activists on the rampage, driving out about 25 Muslim families from their homes, ransacking their houses and setting them on fire.”           Most people in India will give a full fleged yawn on such a news, it doesn’t make a difference till you are directly affected, see!

Indian  proud of their heritage , dont grieve the dead, but die in the name of culture , without being heard , without producing a single squeek and other Indians like me squeel in such blogs, shame on me.

On the other hand Indian Media ( aaj tak , India tv and similar so called news channels full of crap)  devote most of their time showing the ressurection of Ravan, astrological predictions, similarity between Sita and Helen of Troy et cetra. Why not ?for TRPs.  Sadly but truly this proves our mentality and makes us a nation who does’t mind death as long as it is “by” or “for” Gita.

No wonder if someone concludes that Gita was set in a Battle Ground to jusify evreything possible in the name of God , whch the world has imbibed very conviniently.

(p.s Bhagwad Gita is being misused in present times, but is a great book to read, i love it and hold an unshakeable respect for its teachings )

references from the web

http://www.countercurrents.org/comm-nagaraj290903.htm

http://xmb.stuffucanuse.com/xmb/viewthread.php?tid=5573

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/more.christians.killed.in.india.violence/21306.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gita

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bajrang_Dal


FAKING apocalypse NEWS

September 22, 2008

This really happened.

A popular school(sadhu vasvani!) in a small area of Ahmadabad in India gave a day of to the students. My neighbor’s kid (age 12) studies there. This is the conversation which followed.

me: what happened why didn’t you go to school today?

kid: today is our holiday.

me: wow! what for?

kid: the world is going to end! didn’t you see the news.

me:hey pretty funny for your age eh! he eh eh

kid: huh? no its true switch on the TV and check out yourself!

me: what the hell kid! How is the world going to end!

kid: mad scientists have dug a tunnel below the earth , to create black hole and suck the
entire earth.

Ii switched on a news channel and the headline said आज ख़त्म हो जायेगी धरती
i.e the world will end today, went on further to sayमहा दानव या महा मशी ?”
i.e. machine or devil ,what is it?

I changed the channel, another news channel repeated the same head line this time with a footage of a tornado in order to convey black hole, another channel had taken clips from “metropolis”.
I tried to check the internet to figure out what these guys wearing nice suits and highly educated with a responsible job to the society are saying. I checked the calender to see if it was 1st of April ,but it was 10th September 2008.It turned out that the fuss was about (LHC) Large Hadron Collider the worlds largest particle accelerator was supposed to start working that day and theoretically under lab conditions produce “tiny black holes”.

I can’t help but loathe the school which gave a day off and at the news channels.

check these site out for basics.

God (if exists) help the victims of these channels. The next day some of them were blabbering about how Ganesha will help you this year.the funny thing is people watch these channels and believe them. Well I feel disgusted to talk about this though I myself am getting addicted to cheap news lately , it goes to a point that it gets so loathsome, so fleshy, so juicy, so addictive.

I would like also to post a cartoon I had created few days ago, with screws as my characters.I call it Screws point of view or SPV, hope it will be a feature to my blog

SPV-what if hammers were used on screws

SPV-what if hammers were used on screws