Monday, December 20, 2010

Rebuilding India

A truly secular government would not segregate the communities and religions. It would not operate based on dividing lines.

A truly secular government would achieve integration of communities and religions. It would blur the dividing lines, if they exist.

Mahatma Gandhi said "Swaraj is synonymous with Rama Raj—the establishment of the Kingdom of Righteousness on earth."

So, one can clearly see, Gandhi did not see in terms of one religion against the other. He rather created a composite thought wherein Ram Rajya could bring common good of all in our society as much as the brotherhood of Islam could spread harmony of existence. In the present context, there has been an attempt to bring in disharmony amongst communities by way of unilateral declarations that ideas derived from Hinduism are necessarily opposed to Islam. An attempt is being made that we cannot consider the ancient ideals and inspirations from Hinduism as common heritage of the country if we want to be secular. That is not how it should be. The ideals from the lives of Ram and Krishna are as much those of Hindus as those of the people who follow Islam. They are universal.

"I have accepted all the names and forms attributed to God as symbols connoting one formless omnipresent Rama. To me, therefore, Rama described as the lord of Sita, son of Dasharatha, is the all-powerful essence whose name inscribed in the heart, removes all suffering? mental, moral and physical."....Mahatma Gandhi, Harijan, 2-6-''46

When we look from that perspective, we can see the folowing points so meaningfully:

  • We can bring in Ram Rajya in India. We can spread the message of Rahim and Kabir in India. We can spread the message of Guru Nanak in India.

  • We can spread the fragrance of the love of Jesus in India.We can spread the Din-e-Ilahee of Akbar in India and can teach the tolerance and composite thought of Dara Shikoh.

  • We can teach the message of universal family from Hinduism and we can spread the brotherhood of all from Islam.

That is how, by integrating the faiths and by creating an inclusive polity, we can rebuild a great nation called India

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Elitist Congress and Chidambaram's Dislike for the Poor

The problem is that the elitist Congress sends it Yuvaraj to a Dalit house to eat, but, when the same Dalit, Backward, or the Poor tries to return the favour and comes to Delhi, he is unwelcome and is branded as criminal.

Crime is due to the prevalence of Police Raj and corrupt government. Crime is due to nourishment and favours shown to gangsters and mafia. Crime is due to the feeling amongst the rowdies - out there in any society - that they can get away with it.

The elitist Congress does not like the smell of a poor man's clothes around in the pink winters of Delhi...they only want votes and then they want sprawling green lawns to take a stroll around for next five year. Do not disturb! This is an order from Mr. Chidambaram... have you noticed the martinet in him for those not in power or for those who are disadvantaged, as if they did not deserve an existence!

And yes where is the grand old lady Mrs. Shiela Dixit, after CWG corruption saga, she is busy in strategy building, perhaps. She too does not feel positive about the migrants. Ah, it's a collective problem of ideology of this government and its leaders.