Sunday, November 18, 2007

RSS IT Milans in Bangalore !

http://www.rediff. com/news/ 2007/nov/ 12vicky.htm this link from Rediff is an able recognition of how Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS is changing with time & has found complete acceptance even the busy (I think so) IT community.

Suresh Nayak, referred as co-ordinator of IT Shakhas, is more a guide then a co-ordinator, with non-stop energy & 200% dedication to the cause. A highly educated electronic engg. himself, he has created a batch of co-ordinators (Karyakartas) who take the cause forward.

I remember we started this as a small gathering of like minded friends at a guest house run for an IT company back in 1999. We used to meet every THU evening for an hr. As the number grew, we got help from Sureshji to shift to a temple nearby & it started as a regular SUN morning Shakha.

I got to introduced to a lots of new friends from various IT companies across Bangalore. It has developed a nice bond among ourselves. As many friends started attending it from other corners of the city + a few friends changed their homes, it was natural to start more such shakhas in other parts. Today there are 34 milans (as we refer to it) in Bangalore, divided into 11 zones (valays).

The group has a place on yahoogroups (rssbangalore) to communicate with Swayamsevaks & Sureshji + other Karyakartas keep on feeding a lot of information for us.

After the 2004 Tsunami, a few IT swayamsevaks, took a week long leave from their office & attended the Tsunami affected on the Tamil Nadu coast. They literally cleared dead bodies along with the local authorities. An IT guy with a fat pay package & habituated to spend the entire day in air-condition office doing this is a RSS effect. We also collected money, cloths & other things from our IT friends for this cause.

Sureshji is such a good gyu, he managed to inspire all IT swayamsevaks to contribute to social service (seva) activities. The IT effect is also evident here, there is a web link for this group as well ..

Many more such things to write. IT Milans .. I would simply call .. a great place to be for INDIAN IT janata

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Nandigram .. are Communists Pakistani or Bangadeshi ?

If you see what Nandigram today is you will understand what kind of nationalism/patriotism Communists like or advocate.

It is absurd & illogical to create a WAR ZONE within an Indipendent INDIA :-(. WAR with weapons ? To capture back some teritory ? Are these ppl Pakistani or Bangladeshi ? Nandigram is very much part of an independent INDIAN nation. Can you make out what is happening ?

Communists are intereasted in opposing just for sake of it. They will oppose anything bad as well as good.

It is like they started as an idology to revoult for the supressed but today there are hardly any supressed (thanks to media's reach to every corner) & these fools have no job & no chance to use the weapons that they got from Bangaladesh. So what they do ? They start using it against their own ppl ?

The killed & raped ppl from Nandigram are they not Bengali ? Not Indian ?

It is frustrating & I'm sure every INDIAN must be crying :-( Unfortunately the central govt. cannot dis-miss the state govt. & impose central rule there. They themselves will collapse :-( Otherwise why was the police force from nandigram removed ?

Friday, September 14, 2007

Congress (I) say NO to existence RAMA .. a bigger controversy ?

There must be a bigger issue at the background that Congress (I) is trying to avoid attention of Indian public at large. How else can such an old party with so many stalwards like Shivraj Paril, Pranab Mukharjee, etc miss the point that BJP & its sister organisation will not miss the opportunity to corner Congress (I) when they say NO to existence of RAMA ?

These kind of affidavits where Central Govt. (& may be President of India) are party, do not come out of air. This has to be a calculated move. It is not that straight forward, as being projected as a simple mistake.

One motive can be to elevate madam Sonia. So the Govt. does a mistake & by grace of the great madam Sonia Lord Rama is pardoned. Govt. has taken back the contents of the affidavit only because Sonia intervened. Thus madam becomes great !

Another motive can be some big controversy that was about to be brought in front of the nation & this issue is being used to divert attention.

Dr. Manmohan Singh we know you are not such a BIG fool not to make out the obvious fall-out of this kind of issues. You are the only person we respect & we trust in running this nation. You should make Congress (I) & also Sonia to introspect.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Mr. Sachin Tendulkar: It is time we take tough stans !

Sachin Tendulkar should have not accepted any advances from M F Husain. The question mentioned by the editor at the below link is 100% valid:

"Will any Muslim player ever visit Danish Cartoonist? It is only Hindu player visits person like M F Husain who has drawn nude and obscene paintings of Hindu Deities and Bharat Mata."

Refer to this link to see what M F Husain thinke of Hindu Deities ..

Tolerance is very good quality that we Hindus have but there are limits to it. It is not bad nor a coward act to stick to your religious positions & demand a certain respect. Sachin Tendulkar should not be any exception to this.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Are left parties (CPI, CPM & other) here just to oppose everything ?

- Many years back left opposed the computerision of banks & Govt. Offices. They managed strikes as well.

--We know now that it has helped in increasing the transparency at work + has improved efficiency like anything.

- Then they opposed the money revolution; the opening up of economy saying it will make India slave to powerful economies.

-- Again we have seen that it has made Indian businesses more competitive. Likes of Tatas’, Wipros’, Infosys’, etc have acquired businesses in foreign land. Something we had never imagines 6 – 8 yrs. Back.

Now they are opposing the Indo-US nuclear deal saying India is being sold to USA. That it is anti-national. That we will be kept hanging if we do a nuclear test.

And in their own land, West Bengal, their caders are killing farmers who are refusing to give their fertile land for SEZ.

Do left leader think Indian public is brain-less ?

Indo-US nuclear deal .. will somebody will tell the other side

It is very clear that the nuclear deal will place India in the elite nations. It is also clear that it will improve our relations with USA. Will help us have one more friend on our side to keep pressure on China. Recently Russia is moving close to China & away from India.

Little out of context:
  • China is a cleaver chess player. They have done huge investments in Russia in the oil sector & it will help them to keep Russia to their side.
  • They have created huuuuuge trade deficit with USA & it is well known that USA based Human Rights Groups have no guts to open their mouths against China.
If we fail to pass the treaty it will be a BIG wash off for India in western world. It will probably weaken our stand at WTO. It will frighten the much-needed (Foreign Institutional Investor) FIIs. Will reduce their confidence in Indian investments.


Will somebody talk about the actual nuclear energy ? The electricity ? Do we really need the imported nuclear fuel it ? Will we be so adversely affected without it ? Will the carbon credits pile up so much & make us loose our sleep ? We will not be able to use the Thorium reserves that we have ? Indian scientists have no brains to develop a Thorium based reactor ?

Is the deal for the nuclear fuel & the electricity that we will generate form it or it is for the foreign policy ?

Finally are we going to get the nuclear fuel for free ? The way USA has put conditions on us looks like they (& other great nations) will be giving the fuel to us for free ?

Monday, August 13, 2007

IT Milan Bangalore GuruPooja Utsav

We had IT Milan's GuruPooja Utsav on 12-AUG-07, Sunday @ 10:30 AM.

The gathering was good ! It was huge !! My estimate is 850+.

Mohanji's talk

The "bauddhik" was really nice. I had thought that Mohanji will talk about IT .. or .. at-least about the contribution that he expects form IT ppl .. or .. min. about the IT milans that we have in B'lore & some guideline / advice as to how to take it forward & be more useful to RSS at large.

But he did not speak a single word in line with above items. 1st I was nervous but as his talk progressed I felt he is talking to regular "swayamsevaks". I felt more at home. He talked about the GuruPooja at large & how the external world sees it (as a money collection drive) vs how a swayamsevak feel about it. Nice jokes & small stories.

Also he made the group feel (at least I felt) that the group is learned & we know the state of the nation & its current problems. He did not explain any issue at details but touched every issue. Gave example of:
  • How Islam wanted to spread love & what it has become today.
  • How Isiyet (christianity) wans to spread friendship & what it has done to 1000s.
  • How Communists wanted to bridge the gap between haves & have-nots & what it has ended up doing
  • How the "poonjiwad" or capitalism (I guess) is trying to make those win who work more have more talent & how it has ended up increasing the no. of poor world wide.

To this he was very sure that Bharat has the answers to all the above problems as we have been attacked by each of these & in our own way we have learned to live with it. But today we are in a confused state. We 1st have to bring our own house in order following our traditions & show the world that our values really have the answer to the problems the world is facing. Then only others will listen to us. For this we need to be together.

he also mentioned that every individual's problem is nation's problem & at the same time nation's problem is also every individual's problem. It is the common man that is going to bring the nation back on track, not the political bosses or the MNCs.

He quoted 2 personalities:
  • Ex. President Kalam .. says .. we have stopped worshipping "shakti" .. shakti here refers to not police of law or govt. .. but the individual conscious .. all the problems that we see today are because of it .. to overcome this, we have to reincarnate (may not be a correct word) our culture & tradition.
  • Amul fame Verghese Kurien .. says .. it is the common man that we have to awake to bring the transformations in the society.

He mentioned that both of the above personalities have no relation with RSS but their conclusion is same as what RSS is following for last 80+ yrs.

Dr. Patnaik's talk

This one was also very good. he started in Hindi & then took permission to switch to English. he was sarcastic about the salaries that IT prof. get against in IISc prof. Then he also talked about:
  • Professional Hazard .. he mentioned that as age increases, ppl expect you to be president of a function & ask to cut rebins.
  • & Career Menopause in IT industry .. here he mentioned that ppl at his age do not know HTML, JAVA, ORACLE, etc & it is difficult for them to connect. he made a remark that you young ppl are expert in creating versions :-)

He was very empathic about IT professional's contribution to society .. to bridge the "Digital Divide" .. he appealed that IT professionals must spend time at least in the field of education at school or college level.

He expressed sadness that we do not have any good professionals who want to take up teaching as job as IT industry has nice pay & good perks. But at the same time he also accepted that nothing can be done & both academia & industry should respect each other. We in IT industry have more hands on experience in solving real-time issues. We should share this with the students. He mentioned that students out there are waiting for us to guide them & do good projects.

According to him we can do work in health-care or other sectors as well but it is easy & will create more impact if we contribute for education.

Overall a nice 2 hrs. program.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

BJP's advertise in UP & TIMES NOW

"क्या इनके इरादे पाक हे ?" on 10 & 11-APR-07 this created a a contraversy in UP.

Actually it is a self generated controvescy by media.

I happen to see a debate on TIMES NOW about this on 11-APR-07, evening 9 PM news. The anchors were hell bend to call BJP a communal party & were not ready to listen to either Prakash Jevdekar or the other journalist that they had called for the debate.

Prakash Jevdekar made it clear that BJP has plans to release 7 such advertises on 7 topics during the UP elections & this one was 4th in the series. The TIMES NOW anchors were least intereasted to acknolodge the earlier 3 advertisements & finally he cut short the debate ending it in his favour saying UP elections are most communal so far.

If TIMES NOW had planned to close the discussions i their way, why did they call the other participants for the debate ?

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Intelligence advisory & Mumbai police & TIMES NOW

A few days back TIMES NOW was running a story about an intelligence advisory that Mumbai police has received, saying about 500 to 600 militants have entered the city.

Their correspondent looked over enthusiastic (& over confident) as he had somehow got hold of the official paper. But the way the entire story was being aired, I felt ashamed that I was a witness to that piece or work running on TV. The entire team looked very very arrogant the way they presented the work. It was being sensationalised beyond the scope. Mumbai police seemed very correct in their reaction in playing down the threat not to instill fear in ordinary Mumbai citizen's minds. TIMES NOW in fact interviewed a former police officer & he rightly pointed out that the police would have reacted to the advisory & all the details of the operation cannot be made public. But the presenters were continuously insisting that the Mumbai police should accept that they have not reacted to the advisory & it is their fault + TIMES NOW (& the correspondent) should be awarded for doing police work. The presenters were repeatedly saying that the advisory affects the normal Mumbaikar & the details should be made public. It looked a public stunt + to get attention by over sensationalising the issue. The story completely lacked any seance of responsibility towards the contents.