“From Darkness, lead me to Light” says a famous line from the Upanishads – a knowledge bank from ancient India. It’s such an irony that Indians are probably among the most superstitious peoples of the world, lost in the darkness with eyes wide open, not wanting to perceive what they see.
Learning languages (or not learning) is a mindset problem. People with one mindset make efforts to learn it. Those with the other mindset don’t.
Will Mr. Kovind leave behind his RSS-BJP affiliation and rise above mediocrity or will he be another president who’ll use public funds to enjoy all the material facilities and perks that the post brings? Time will tell.
Some of us cringe when advertisements on television featuring our favorite actors preach the benefits of building a toilet at home. The middle classes and the rich wonder if the technology savvy India is really that backward! We can place 104 satellites in their orbits with precision but can’t build toilets for half a billion people.
The removal of Hindi from signages symbolizes something more than what it seems. It marks the demand for true equality and justice for all languages of India.
A handful of forward thinkers can’t take decisions for the society. We should see if a society is ready for such a change.
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It’s a shame that our censorship mentality has spread like a virus from movies to our daily lives. In fact, I only see the Hindu society devolving into what the western society was in the medieval ages.
As it showers, keep that book aside, run to your terrace and drench yourself, get soaked in whatever you’re wearing, but make sure you’re wearing something. Stretch your arms out, lift your head upwards, feel those droplets on your face and body.
It’s time people get out of their unionizing socialistic mindsets because it makes no sense in a globalized sector like IT.
No, I don’t have an iota of problem in him saying any thing against the Hindu society, Hinduism or even the Mahabharata. But, people like him can be more rational and weigh their words before they come out of their guts!
When two plants are allowed to grow in the same soil, in the same land-parcel, you have to let them fight it out. But, what if each plant has different owners? One a rich industrialist and the other a farmer who has taken a bank loan?
A number of questions are being asked and statements are being made by different people as a post-mortem of the incident is being carried out. But, how valid are those questions? Are we being reasonable when we ask a few things..? Have we asked all the right questions? Where are we as a society?
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