Saturday, 31 August 2013


Satyagraha is a movie which depicts the reality of life today...the corruption prevailing in our offices, the stench coming from most of the political class who get elected just for sucking the money out of the system, thus weakening the economy of the Nation.
The movie portrays the games politicians play to stay in power, the nexus between the Opposition and the Ruling party, the unholy politician bureaucratic nexus to siphon off Govt funds meant for relief measures like midday meals, PDS and other projects....
A film very close to my heart and the measures and will of the people to change the system.....The elections in States are being announced followed by the General Elections - we should try and participate in the democratic process as much as possible...get into the system for fighting it within and if you can't do that, then at least try your best not to elect candidates with dubious criminal records....elect only honest people...
Once again the performances are overshadowed by the superlative performance of Amitabh Bachchan - truly overpowering.....and set the adrenalin running in the blood.....the performance of Ajay Devgan who ultimately listens to the voice of his conscience while flinging away his riches so that the common shareholders of his company don't suffer....the performance of Kareena as the responsible journalist who follows certain ethics in life and will not compromise on them is noteworthy and a role model for the present lot of journos who keep changing tracks every now and then....
Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao and Manoj Bajpayee all have given superb performances.....and of course the stamp of Prakash Jha is clearly there...
The movie has a message and it inspires youth to come forward and CHANGE the system....Go ahead and watch it - you'll come back inspired writhing for a change, for doing some good for your NATION.....So Happy Watching.......the song JANTA ROCKS and Raghupati Raghav is just OUTSTANDING....CHEERS....

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami is the birth celebrations of the Lord Krishna - also known as the eighth Avatar of Lord Vishnu.
The birth celebrations are celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada - (August-September).
Krishna Jamashtami is a day of fasting, mirth and joy. It is also celebrated by the breaking of dahi handi in the western parts of India.
Major celebrations are in Mathura, Vrindavan and Gokul all of which fall in U.P.
The festival is generally celebrated by fasting through the day and heralding the arrival of the Lord Krishna at midnight. Images of Lord Krishna are placed in Swings, Jhankis in temples and in homes. The day is spent in singing the praises of Lord Krishna and decorating his Jhankis.....All in all a day of fun, joy and happiness...
Personally a day of double celebration for me as it happen's to be my father's birthday too....Cheers!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Tryst with Destiny Speech made by Jawaharlal Nehru made on 14/15th August 1947....

Tryst with Destiny 14-15 August, 1947 - Jawaharlal Nehru

With the clock striking the midnight hour on 14-15th August, 1947, India was 'to
awake to freedom'. The Constituent Assembly to whom power was to be transferred
began its sitting at 11 pm with Smt Sucheta Kripalani singing Vande Mataram. It was
a historic and memorable occasion in the life of the Constituent Assembly.
After an address by the President, Jawaharlal Nehru made his now famous Tryst with
Destiny speech. He called upon the members to take a solemn pledge to serve India
and her people.
Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem
our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight
hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which
comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and
when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn
moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still
larger cause of humanity.
At the dawn of history India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with
her striving and the grandeur of her successes, and her failures. Through good and ill fortune
alike she has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength. We
end today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again. The achievement we celebrate
today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that
await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the
challenge of the future ?
Freedom and power bring responsibility. The responsibility rests upon this Assembly, a sovereign
body representing the sovereign people of India. Before the birth of freedom, we have endured
all the pains of labour and our hearts are heavy with the memory of this sorrow. Some of those
pains continue even now. Nevertheless, the past is over and it is the future that beckons to us
now. That future is not one of ease or resting but of incessant striving so that we might fulfil the
pledges we have so often taken and the One we shall take today. The service of lndia means the
service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and
inequality of opportunity. The ambition of the greatest man of our generation has been to wipe
every tear from every eye. That may be beyond us but as long as there are tears and
suffering, so long our work will not be over.
And so we have to labour and to work and work hard to give reality to our dreams. Those
dreams are for India, but they are also for the world, for all the nations and peoples are too
closely knit together today for anyone of them to imagine that it can live apart.
Peace has been said to be indivisible; so is freedom, so is prosperity now, and so also is disaster
in this one world that can no longer be split into isolated fragments. To the people of India,
whose representatives we are, we appeal to join us' with faith and confidence in this great
adventure. This is no time for petty and destructive criticism, no time for ill-will or blaming
others. We have to build the noble mansion of free India where all her children may dwell.
I beg to move, sir, that it be resolved that:After the last stroke of midnight, all members of the Constituent Assembly present on this
occasion, do take the following pledge:
(1)At this solemn moment, when the people of India, through suffering and sacrifice, have
secured freedom, I a member of the Constituent Assembly of India, do dedicate myself in all
humility to the service of India and her people to the end that this ancient land attain her rightful
place in the world and make her full and willing contribution to the promotion of world peace and
the welfare of mankind.
(2)Members who are not present on this occasion do take the pledge (with such verbal changes
as the president may prescribe) at the time they next attend a session of the Assembly.
Constituent Assembly Debates

Gayatri Mantra ( 108 peaceful chants ) (NEW)

Thursday, 1 August 2013


Meet DURGA SHAKTI NAGPAL - the brave IAS officer of 2010 cadre posted as SDM in Gautam Budh Nagar, who was responsible for innumerable crackdowns on sand mafia of Noida and the Hindon area - she carried out raid after raid to catch hold of these crooks operating in the catchment areas of the sand belt of these river sides. She collected a huge amount in fines totaling almost 2 crores of rupees from these offenders and lodged countless number of criminal cases against the culprits.
Her work came in the limelight when she was featured by some media on their front pages as well as on the telly.....
However all of a sudden the young brave officer all but 28 years of age brimming with confidence was rudely awakened to the news of her suspension from service. A service for which she prepared like mad to get into, completed her training in Punjab and was on the threshold of a brilliant career was sought to be crushed under the whims and fancies of a few hoodlum politicians of the worst category.
What was indeed surprising was that the State Govt which was suspending her had not seen the commendable work this young upright bright and honest officer had done in her short and brief career - countless dumpers she confiscated for illegal sand mining, the criminal cases filed against offenders, the large amount of fines collected......instead of congratulating her for her work she was made a scapegoat of some petty politician's whims who suddenly decided Durga Shakti had to go... The reason given was also frivolous ....she had brought down the boundary wall of a proposed placed of worship which was apparently being built on allegedly Govt land....The truth was otherwise clearly highlighted in the report of the DM of that area who spelt out that the boundary wall in question was brought down by the villagers themselves and not under the orders of any official.
Fact remains Durga has been made the target of a few filthy people who don't have any regard for the rule of law, neither for the law of the land as declared by the Supreme Court which says no religious structure shall be allowed to come up on any Govt land.
Another important point in order is that why should petty politicians interfere in routine transfer and suspension matters of IAS officers? Are these people qualified to interfere in these routine matters relating to officers?
These brave officers who are young and bright have to be protected from this barrage of politicians who try and steer their career paths, mostly in the wrong direction...A good Govt can run well on the good performance of its bureaucracy.
Let Durga get her Shakti back...and that's the only wish I have right now.....