Archive for October, 2017

Scandals, please!

As far as agriculture is concerned, bumper crops are few and far between but most of the states in India manage to overcome the shortage by making prompt and smart arrangements with surplus states. Not that they are sympathetic with the middle class people but to make sure that the opposition parties do not make capital out of shortage!
But newspapers and news channels have a wide range of incidents accompanied by photos of presidents or prime ministers or sports persons whom you admire! But what gets top priorities and photos that have something to do with scandals in which some leaders or officials are involved.
Whatever may be the types of such incidents what captures the attention of ordinary people are the scandals!

Rain or shine?

It looked like a 5day match. The team SunnyDay was at its best even as the opposition CloudyDay was making it difficult for the SunnyDay batsmen to pile up a huge total.
The Day 2 was fully dominated by cloudy days with the support of cold winds and occasional drizzles that forced the crowd to go home and the teams to the “Dressing Room!”

Happy Deepavali!

“Deepavali” is an important festival in India. As the name indicates, its a festival of lights! Perhaps, it is the only festival in India which is celebrated all over India (from Kashmir to KanyaKumari!).
Of late this celebration has crossed the border, much to the pleasure of Indians living in US and Canada and even in some European countries. Whenever we celebrate this festival of lights we chant the glorious mantra, “Tamaso ma Jyothir Gamaya”, which means, “Lead us from Darkness to Light or rather, “Ignorance to Knowledge.”
Anyway, we spend a lot of money on that day to buy new clothes and ornaments (employees get a huge amount by way of Bonus!)

Don’t try to enter through the back door!

In a democratic country, most of the precious hours are wasted on all sorts of protests which may, invariably, lead to closure of shops, big and small, and the unavoidable police intervention and its after effects.
The opposition parties would make it appear that the government is responsible for heavy rains or prolonged summer which may result either in water problem or flood-like situations resulting from season rains.
If the opposition parties are keen on solving such problem, they should not put the entire blame on the government but in most states it is made to appear that the ruling party was responsible for heavy rains or prolonged summer, ending in water scarcity. Anyway, the people, nowadays are aware of the real culprits!

To be, or not to be?

There are innumerable languages in this wide world. Some are totally local and most of the rest are official languages confined to independent nations. As far as countries like India are concerned, a couple of its widely used languages are given the status of national languages along with English.
Though the country is divided into several states with a view to providing administrative convenience, ‘Regionalism’ seems to have an upper hand as far as languages and other local issues are concerned.
Mother tongue deserves special attention but not at the expense of English which serves as an international language and helps people all over the world to understand each other, be its education or business or literature.

Worshipping the books!

It is festivals, festivals all the way as far as India is concerned, though politics makes its presence felt every now and then. But, the people, by large, look forward to such festivals which are, invariably, celebrated in temples.
Of all such festivals, the one which enlightens the people, especially the children, is the 9 day festival called Navaratri (9 Nights) which worships goddess Saraswathy who is the embodiment of knowledge and inspiration to children and adults alike. The songs connected to such festivals are given top priority. One is reminded of the proverbs, “Knowledge is power” and “reading maketh a perfect man”