These 10 amazing facts about ‘Ravana’ will blow your mind. Read more..

These 10 amazing facts about ‘Ravana’ will blow your mind. Read more..

10 interesting facts about Ravana:—

  • Ravana was Brahma’s great-grandson

Ravan’s father was the famous rishi, Visravas, who himself was a son of Prajapati Pulastya, one of Brahma’s ten ‘mind-born’ sons . Since he was born to great sage Vishrava and daitya princess Kaikesi, it made him partly Brahmin and partly daitya.

  • The Villain is also God.

Contrary to the belief, Ravana was not a cruel ruler. Although he took Sri Lanka by force from his step brother Kuber, he proved be the most influential Sri Lankan king ever. His reign over Sri Lanka is recorded as the most prosperous era of Lanka.

  • Ravana was well-aware of his Impending Doom.

Most powerful Asuras (demons) knew that they were sent to earth to perform a particular role. Ravana knew that it was his fate to die by the hands of an avatar of Vishnu, something that would help him attain moksha and give up his demon form.

  • He was a devotee of Lord Ram.

Ravana is considered as the most revered devotee of Lord. He is said to have pleased Shiva with penance to an extent where Shiva handedover an Atma Linga (Soul of Shiva) as a boon to Ravana. Atma Linga would help Ravana attain immortality and invincibility.Atma Linga would have remained in Ravana’s possession had he not been cheated by Devas.

  • Ravana and his brother Kumbhkaran were actually avatars of Lord Vishnu’s gatekeepers.

Ravana and his brother Kumbhkaran were actually Jaya and Vijaya, the gatekeepers of Vishnu, which made them a little arrogant. So much so that once when the four Kumaras, mind-born sons of Brahma showed up at the gates of Vaikunth (Vishnu’s abode), Jaya-Vijaya mistook them for naked children (a result of their tapasya). This enraged the sages so much, they cursed Jaya-Vijaya saying that they would be parted from their lord. When they asked for forgiveness, the sages said that they could either spent seven lifetimes on earth as Vishnu’s avatars’ allies or three lifetimes as their enemies. They naturally chose the latter. In one of those three lifetimes, Jaya-Vijaya were born as Ravana and Kumbhkaran.

  • Ravana and his 10 heads

His ten heads is the symbol of his god-like proficiency in the four Vedas and the six Shastras. He also possessed the highest degree of knowledge in astronomy and is even said to control the planetary movements. Fostering this is an instance – when Indrajit (his son) was about to take birth, he instructed all the 9 planets to align in a row in order for Indrajit to be a special child. But somehow Saturn fell out of the way and Ravana exacted revenge from him.

  • Bali defeated Ravana.

RAVANA was defeated by Bali, and was assaulted and imprisoned in his armpits for 6 months.

  • As he lay dying, he taught valuable lesson to Laxman.

On his deathbed Ravana taught Politics lessons to Laxamana and shared experiences from his own life.He guided him to have always good relations with charioteer, cook, gatekeeper and his brothers, because those are the persons who can harm you most.He advised Lakshmana never to underestimate strength of his enemy, a mistake which he made.He asked Lakshmana to always believe in astrology and movement of stars which can never be wrong.He told him to trust a minister who criticizes,a mistake he made in case of his brother Vibhishan.

  • He was an extraordinary veena player.

Ravana was a great musician, who designed his own string instrument called Ravana Veena.He also invented the bow of the violin. He also narrated very first Ragas. He composed Shiv Tandav, most valuable work on praise of Lord Shiva.

  • Ravana ccontrolled sunrise.

With years of penance and dedication, Ravana was said to have become so mighty that he could actually control the sunrise and sunset.

The view of turning late 20s as the end of being young is a hangover from yesteryear.. It’s Depressing..

The view of turning late 20s as the end of being young is a hangover from yesteryear.. It’s Depressing..

It can be depressing because:

  • The wild days of fun is over, the responsibility period kicks in

  • The sudden realization that we no longer belong to category of young people, and it is time to move on

  • We realize everything told to us by our parents was a lie, a secured and stable job or career is not ‘LIFE’

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  • Everyone starts getting married, the friends who once bonded together and were there for us 24/7, are no longer available. The depressing thought of being left alone even when surrounded by thousand of people.

  • The maturity kicks in and finally realizing all the dream seen in the childhood is going to be dream forever.

  • More or less the life becomes routine and the feeling that life has nothing new to offer.

  • Questioning ourselves, why did we listen to the crap told to us by everyone. Otherwise, our life may e different for good.
  • The age number syndrome starts playing in our mind. “oh!I am 29 and still haven’t done and look at him he is just 21 and the world knows him”.We think we have ruined our life by continuous comparison.

  • The friends are doing well and achieved so much, and I am still stuck in the same water.
  • We start evaluating our life in terms of money, instead of experiences and happiness.

I am not from ‘Reserved’ category & here is how i feel about it ?

I am not from ‘Reserved’ category & here is how i feel about it ?

How do you feel to be born in a general family in a country where ‘reserved’ is preferred than ‘deserved’?

If the biggest reason for your frustration is not being able to get into IIT or IIM then you have to congratulate yourself on being one lucky guy to have the privilege of being in the top 3% of the country to suffer a problem that many would kill to have.

If your question is aimed at trying to find solace then maybe the following list of privileges that upper caste Hindus enjoy in India will cheer you up. Please read my answer link given below:

Deepmala Prasad’s answer to How do upper caste people (in Hinduism) who believe that upper caste privilege exists really know it exists? What experience made you realize upper caste privilege exists?

Still if you believe that losing out a couple of opportunities in your entire lifetime defines your identity then let me tell you a little secret that will perhaps make you feel slightly better or maybe just make you feel less miserable about the context of history.

You are not a person.

You are a product of your genes. They go a long way toward determining if you would be physically imposing or weak, smart or stupid, calm or anxious, energetic or lazy, and fat or thin.

What your genes left undecided, your upbringing mostly took care of — how you were raised determined your values, your attitudes, and your religious beliefs.

And what your genes and upbringing left undecided, your environment rounded into shape — what culture you were raised in, where you went to school, and who you were friends with growing up. If you had been born and raised in Saudi Arabia, you would be a different person today. If the Nazis had won World War II, you would be a different person, still.

So, even when personal choices finally come into play, you’re still choosing within that framework — you can choose between becoming a poet or a software engineer, but only because you were raised in a world in which other people had already invented both poetry and computers.

That means every single little part of your life — every action, every choice, every thought, every emotion, every plan for the future, everything that you are and do and can potentially be — is the result of things other people did in the past

These mostly dead people shaped every little molecule of you and the world you inhabit. You are the product of what they did, just as they were the product of those who came before them. You are, therefore, not a person any more than a leaf is a tree. It makes far more sense to think of yourself as one part of a whole (the “whole” being every human who has ever lived) than as an individual — you benefit from the whole’s successes, and you pay for its mistakes as if they were your own — whether you want to or not.

This is not abstract philosophy, this is not something you can choose to believe or not believe — this is a statement of physical fact.

Refusing to acknowledge it will only leave you endlessly confused and frustrated.

Refusing to realise the privileges you have that others clearly don’t and to think you are your own person is something that will make you bitter about the whole world.

So really if you want to make tomorrow a better world you have to commit to equality in your society. And for that you need to understand what equality is. And for that you need to see what your own privileges are and how you can bring those privilges to those around you.

That means you can’t think of your life as a story. You have to think of it as one sentence in a much longer story … a sentence that doesn’t make any sense out of context. But, understand the context, and you will understand your life.

The “deserved” vs “reserved” debate and how the past defines it

1,000 years ago, if you were a genius born on a farm, it didn’t matter — it just meant you were going to be a genius who shoveled shit. A hundred years ago, if you were a genius who was born a female, it didn’t matter — you were going to be a genius who stayed home and changed diapers.

50 years ago, if you were a genius who was born a Dalit, it didn’t matter — you were going to live your life as a genius shit scavenger.

we have tried to take down more and more of these arbitrary barriers because we realised the world badly needs all those geniuses out in the field doing genius things. (Thus came the various anti discrimination programs such as Harijan Act and Reservations and quotas.)

I don’t even mean “Einstein” type geniuses — humanity needs people who are geniuses at teaching, plumbing, repairing air conditioners, dancing, etc. And for millennia, we were arbitrarily telling 80 or 90 percent of our talented people that they had to clean carcass, sweep floors or dig crap ditches, purely because they weren’t born as upper caste Hindu male. Progress came when we started pushing for things such as universal education and literacy, along with rights for minorities and women to pursue careers and advanced degrees.

We can’t just collectively agree to make the context of history go away, any more than a bunch of leaves can get together and decide that there is no tree; the roots of history are still feeding us. Dalits are still stuck in slums with terrible schools and and pathetic opportunities where they’re being groomed for a lifetime in the sewer system. Even those who have finally escaped from that hopeless reality continue to face subtle and sometimes overt casteism (denied renting houses in upper castes, social quarantining) And regularly being reminded of their status with various violent means (subtle, casual casteism, honour killing,rape) these people don’t even know there is something like SC/ST atrocities act.

Can you imagine the relief of being spared of that disadvantage, by accident of birth!

So really isn’t the whole “reserved vs deserved” point moot and meaningless?

World is far far far too big to draw assumptions basis a handful of experiences from around you. You have to understand the bigger picture. You must try to figure out What part you can play to ensure that everybody around you, from your maid to your sweeper to your watchman feels assured about his/her self worth that’s not dictated by his place in the society but what he believes he/she can be.

15 Schemes Launched by Congress Govt but Renamed & Credit Taken by Modi Govt

15 Schemes Launched by Congress Govt but Renamed & Credit Taken by Modi Govt

Downvote Alert !! Anyway 90% of them are yes; renamed !

All answers have been collapsed. Irony of being truthful to facts.

As far the reports are showing, 19 out of 23 schemes that are claimed to be a Modi Government schemes are just renamed ones from the previous UPA government.


  1. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana = Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account

Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account (BSBDA) was a no-minimum-balance service with all facilities of a normal banking account, except that withdrawals were limited to four a month, according to this Reserve Bank of India (RBI) circular dated 17 August 2012. The accounts came with an automated teller machine (ATM)-cum-debit card too.

The BSBDA accounts were also meant for beneficiaries of government programmes, according to this answer in the Rajya Sabha (upper house of Parliament) on 13 December 2012.

Under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), launched on 28 August 2014, an accident insurance cover of Rs 1 lakh, overdraft facility up to Rs 5,000 after six months, and a life insurance of Rs 30,000 were added to BSBDA accounts.

Unlike BSBDA, PMJDY accounts had a credit limit of Rs 1 lakh because of which pension reimbursements were getting rejected, The Financial Express reported on 8 September 2016.

While BSBDA covered only villages with above 2,000 population, PMJDY has been extended to all areas–rural as well as urban.

2. Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana = National Girl Child Day programmes

The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-I declared 24 January as the National Girl Day in 2008-09 and several objectives associated with previous continuing programmes were adopted as targets.

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana (BBBPY), launched in January 2015 under the ministries of women and child development, health and family welfare and human resource development, was a consolidation of old programmes scattered across schemes and ministries under the UPA government.

For instance, the girl child education programme of BBBPY was a repackaging of older education schemes such as the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, according to this February 2016 report by the Centre for Development and Human Rights, a research and advocacy organisation in New Delhi.

Similarly, BBBPY’s objectives of improving the child sex ratio and reducing school dropout rates among girls were already present in the UPA’s Dhanalakshmi and Sabla schemes, respectively. Dhanalakshmi was later discontinued as states already had better schemes in place.

3. Digital India = National eGovernance Plan

The National eGovernance Plan is “now subsumed under Digital India”, according to this government release on 30 November 2016.

Both the Congress (click here and here) and the BJP schemes talk about building infrastructure for delivering government services electronically.

4. Skill India = National Skill Development Programme

Previous skill development programmes were relaunched as Skill India with new branding, according to this government release on 15 July 2015.

The older programmes – National Skill Development Corporation and National Skill Development Fund (launched in 2009), and National Skill Development Agency (launched in 2013) – were brought under a new department of skill development and entrepreneurship on 31 July 2014, according to this government release.

The department became a ministry on 9 November 2014.

5. Mission Indradhanush = Universal Immunisation Programme

Mission Indradhanush is the new name for special immunisation weeks, which were being conducted in areas of low immunisation under the Universal Immunisation Programme, FactChecker reported on 23 July 2015.

6. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana = National Rural Livelihood Mission

“The Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana … is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission,” according to the programme website.

7. PAHAL = Direct Benefits Transfer for LPG

Launched on 1 June 2013, the “Direct Benefit transfer of LPG scheme PAHAL (Pratyaksh Hanstantrit Labh) [was] re-launched in 54 districts on 15 November 2014 in the 1st phase and will be launched in the rest of the 622 districts of the country on 1.1.2015,” according to this government release on 31 December 2014.

8. BharatNet = National Optic Fibre Network

The National Optic Fibre Network, approved on 25 October 2011, aims to provide “Broadband connectivity to Panchayats”.

BharatNet merely repeats the claim: “to digitally connect all the Gram Panchayats (GPs) and Villages of India”, according to this September 2016 Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay report on the second phase of the programme.

9. Make In India = National Manufacturing Policy

The Make In India website not only summarises the scheme as Congress’ “National Manufacturing Policy” but even the broken download link unsuccessfully directs you to a 2011 document of the older policy. The features of the National Manufacturing Policy and Make in India remain the same, shows a comparison on Twitter on 13 February 2016, by Amitabh Dubey, a political analyst at Trusted Sources, which provides investment research on emerging markets.

10. Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana = Jan Aushadhi scheme

The decision to launch the Jan Aushadhi scheme, a programme to supply unbranded medicines at lower prices, was taken on 23 April 2008.

The first store under the scheme was opened on 25 November 2008, according to the Bureau of Pharma PSU in India, established under the department of pharmaceuticals on 1 December 2008, to coordinate the scheme through government-owned companies.

The scheme is now called Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana, according to this Lok Sabha answer on 14 March 2017.

11. Atal Pension Yojana = Swavalamban Yojana

Even as the Modi government folded Congress’s Swavalamban Yojana – a pension scheme for unorganised sector workers launched on 29 September 2010 – under its Atal Pension Yojana, the features of the two schemes remain the same, according to this comparison by the Rajiv Gandhi Institute For Contemporary Studies, a think tank in New Delhi.

12. Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana = Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana and other programmes

“Some existing components … have been clubbed together as a cluster based programme and named Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana,” according to the Outcome Budget 2015-16 of the agriculture and cooperation department, FactChecker reported on 22 July 2015.

13. Soil Health Card scheme = National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility

A soil health card was “added” to the National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility, according to the Outcome Budget 2015-16 of the agriculture and cooperation department.

The Centre would earlier provide support to states for issuing soil health cards under the central scheme, according to Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) answers (click here and here).

Under the UPA government, soil health cards were also issued under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture, one of its several organic-farming programmes, according to the Outcome Budget 2015-16. This scheme was also merged with NDA’s renamed Soil Health Card programme.

14. BJP’s neem-coated urea = Congress’s neem-coated urea

Neem-coated urea was included in the Fertiliser (Control) Order of 1985 in 2004, according to government-owned National Fertilizers’ website, and was notified on 2 June 2008, according to this government communication.

It was finally included in the 1985 Order through an amendment on 6 February 2017.

15. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation = Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission

NDA’s urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu had said on assuming office that they would replace Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) with their own urban renewal schemes, The Hindu reported on 29 May 2014.

Subsequently, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), smart cities Mission and Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Urban) were launched on 25 June 2015.

JNNURM was launched on 3 December 2005, for an initial period of seven years and then extended for two years up to March 2014, according to this Rajya Sabha answer on 6 December 2012.

A comparison of some key objectives of the two programmes shows that under the NDA government, the targets of UPA’s umbrella programme have been spread over several schemes.

The “sectors covered under JNNURM and AMRUT and other urban development programmes overlap significantly,” according this March 2016 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, a global consultancy .

Deep Sigh !!

10 Things to learn from Mr. Manmohan Singh & You’ll never forget these ones..

10 Things to learn from Mr. Manmohan Singh & You’ll never forget these ones..

Alright then, here’s a look at some of the great things and values the learned Manmohan Singh ji has taught us.

1) Loyalty. Do i need to even elaborate this? The man embodies loyalty.

“For me, it is a remarkable achievement that I have been able to finish 10 years as PM without any hiccups in the relationship with Mrs Gandhi.”

In his only third press conference in ten years as a prime minister, here’s what he called his biggest achievement. How awesome is that, in an age where young people try to change their jobs every year. No loyalty left at all.

By the way, for the press conference, reportedly he was given 100 mock questions and two mock interviews to prepare for yesterday’s press conference. 28 government departments helped him prepare for it. It reminds me of the day before school tests where mom used to help me mug up math formulas so i don’t screw up on the big day.

2) He is also an epitome of the Indian tradition of Jugaad. How people get jobs through knowing the right people.  Jugaad is our core differentiator in the world. This culture has to be nourished and allowed to prosper.

Never got elected by the people, but has been Prime Minister for ten years. This must be the great grandmother of all Jugaads.

Fevicol, are you listening? Here’s your perfect brand ambassador.

3) Above all, Manmohan Singh sir is a true Gandhian. Rahul calls his ordinance nonsense, and he says nothing. Nawaz Sharif allegedly calls him a dehati aurat, and he says nothing. Perfectly in keeping with the ‘show the other cheek’ principle.

4) Have you seen his CV? So damn impressive. I think i lost count after about five thousand degrees. And look at him today. All those degrees, and still no respect from petty people whose only job is to tweet about the weather.

After the movie 3 Idiots, he is going to be the single biggest reason people won’t crib too much about their children not getting fancy degrees. Our future generations will thank him for his contribution towards improving our education system, by showing us that degrees don’t mean anything in the longer run.

5) Look at his Secular credentials. He doesn’t do anything for poor Hindus. He doesn’t do anything for poor Muslims. He doesn’t do anything for poor Christians. Nothing for poor Sikhs either. He’s an equal opportunity do-nothing-er. Why bother when we can just reduce the poverty line to get them out of their misery?

6) Then there’s his contribution to Fine Arts. Artists can run their households just painting his caricatures. College dropouts can become standup comedians. All they need to do to make people laugh is say ‘Manmohan Singh is the best Prime Minister we’ve ever had.’ Writers can write books on how his silence is so profound.

7) Manmohan Singh ji has taught us all that the Ends justify the Means. Idiotic bloggers can keep ranting against him, but he’s the one who has been India’s Prime Minister for close to 10 years.

Or, like Alok Nath would say, ‘Bahu please!” [Sorry, just couldn’t resist]

8) Grammar. Never before had we heard words like subservient, obsequious, obliterate, denigrate, etc on TV debates. Thanks to sirjee, these are on our tips now. No wonder Indian kids are going to America and winning Spelling Bee like it is ludo.

9) Today, thanks to Manmohan Singh ji and his performance, or lack thereof, anybody can dream of becoming a Prime Minister. All you need to do is shrug your shoulders, say that i don’t know, and twist your thumb at minister after minister going to jail. And you thought your IT job was easy!

10) Last, but not the least – Persuasive skills. Our PM ji may hold the highest office in the land, but that hasn’t stopped him from asking Rahul Gandhi once every few weeks to grace his cabinet by taking his seat whenever he deems fit. This isn’t just persuasion, but humility as well.

In fact this unrequited love story between him and Rahul Gandhi just moves me to tears. Come on Rahul yaar. He has requested you so many times. Why are you being so rude to an old man who loves you so much?

Manmohan Sigh has loads of patience. Loads. Look at Pakistan. We gave them the Most Favored Nation status, and they gave us 26/11. We gave them Sania Mirza, and they sent us Veena Malik. But he persisted with them. So what if Nawaz Sahib made fun of the head of state of the world’s second populous country at the UN, a few hours before they were due to meet?

Manmohan Singh has given plenty back to India. More importantly, he has redefined the word Prime Minister. There was a time when we all looked up to the Prime Minister as someone who was a position of authority, someone who would shape our destiny. Now he is just someone who looks forward to Rahul Gandhi taking a ‘bigger’ role in the government.

But hey, he was in power for ten years without a single fight with Sonia ji. That counts for a lot of points.

Theek hai?

What happens when people open their hearts ? They get bigger or get broken </3

What happens when people open their hearts ? They get bigger or get broken

What happens when people open their hearts? They get bigger or get broken

I was in a long distance relationship with a girl and she used to occupy most of my everyday thoughts. I used to link everything to anything that remotely connected to what she had shared with me via whatsapp. Every song lyric somehow reminded me of her. See anything remotely associated to things about her; like her like for ice creams, it would remind me of her. I use to reply to her messages within seconds. I was the first person to initiate the conversation when we ran out of topics. I was always free and willing to chat even if I had tests. I even chatted with her right under the manager’s nose risking his wrath.

DP ulta daala and status : Coz u turn my world upside down.

Willing to pause fifa in between, willing 2 shave beard for her. Against my bro code :p

Saved her town’s weather status to check on her. She didn’t give a damn. There was hint of her finding it irritating. Hence, removed it.

Willing to choose a less prestigious college just so that I could stay in the same city as her.

She was like a phone charger. Needed her constantly and couldn’t forget her. But funnily, I need the charger so much coz I constantly want to be in touch with her.

It was awful to lose her. I cried and went into depression for a while. It was like when a dog carries away a shoe to a far off place. It might as well have carried both the shoes in pairs. The other shoe was of no use without the other. It felt worse. I tried a lot to patch up things, she just did not appreciate all I did for her. But, I take pride and happiness in the things I tried doing for her. I do not see it as a pain. It felt good to be there for her. Even if it pained me, I had to stop doing things for her since I felt that she started finding such things obstrusive to her life. She never disclosed much about her feelings and spoke little, but used to burst out suddenly sometimes. This was the worst I had to deal with. This used to really keep me confused.

Tried so hard 2 patch up. Sometimes bhut gussa ataa hai, ki I did so much for her. But I have only myself to blame for not being worthy of her.

Initially I was extemely rational, level headed person with liberal outlook. Like a clock – ticking alone with no purpose. I believed that obsession is bad for relationship. I liked my space. Logical and open minded. I hated the need for people to know minute details of others life. I did not believe seriously in committed relationships (not that I was ever in one). But I changed after falling for her. I became emotional and craved for her attention. I started appreciating emotions. I started seeing emotional scenes in movies, books in whole new light. I felt them. I felt alive. I realized that love was something more than physical. I felt the need to constantly be part of her life. I opened up myself for her. Truely and deeply. Told her my weaknesses, faults. I used to anxiously wait for her texts, especially if she was online (which used to end up as disappointment most of the times). Sometimes life demands you take irrational decisions.

I will always love her. No matter what. Even after she used me, I only wish her happiness in life. I always used 2 tell “Ill always be there for u. Ill care for you, you can txt me anytime you need”, without getting any of the same from her.

But one thing I didn’t feel was regret. With time, my happiness returned and normalcy took control again. Today I remember those times when I had become weak and desperate. But I don’t regret trying so much. She embodied the great perhaps. And I only had myself to hate for not being worthy of her attention. After falling for her, I started appreciating the goodness inside me. I started taking better care of my body and health. I used to ignore this before.

Whenever someone asks me “Were all those efforts worth it?”. I just nod and say “Yes!” If I had to go back in time and take a decision, I would do the same thing again.

It’s not about skipping to the end of the story, it is about revelation. To know what we do not know. Journey matters more than the destination. Sadness helps you grow strong and introspect. People aren’t bad. They just can’t see the goodness in you. You give and give until you have nothing to give. That’s part of happiness. ‘Coz happiness real only when shared’, right? But the sad part is if the receiver doesn’t value it. Well, but love isn’t a commodity that you look for a return.

‘NO’ to Rohingya’s – Decision taken right by Indian Govt to Deport. Know Why ?

‘NO’ to Rohingya’s – Decision taken right by Indian Govt to Deport. Know Why ?

Yes. It’s perfectly good

I do protect human rights, and I hope I shall always be looked up as a champion of human rights.

Aung San Suu Kyi

This is the woman who fought for centuries to win liberation for her country, she strived for years to attain freedom for Myanmar from autocracy. She retaliated against the forces that suppressed her desires to achieve a beautiful and just tomorrow for her people, the people of Myanmar.

When we talk of Rohingyas, they are basically the communities that had fled to Myanmar during the Pakistan civil war in 1970s. They have been living in the Rakhine state and they have organised themselves in the recent years under the name “Rohingyas” and fighting for a citizenship in the country.

The Myanmar government sees them as a possible threat to their peace and security. Buddhist community has been this hostile in meagre cases.

What we are seeing is only side of the story, the refugee side!

The people are living in inhumane conditions, unfavorable circumstances and lot of uncertainties about future. I am fully empathetic to their sufferings.

Now let’s see it from the side of India

We already sport 3 lakh refugees ( this is according to government documents, the figure is almost 8–10 times in reality!) from over 30 countries. The neighborhood sees India as a “safe haven” when there is a poilitical, economic or social crisis in their countries. We have given shelter to a number of communities ranging from Jews to Tibetans, Bangladeshis to Afghanis. We welcome everyone with an open heart, our intentions are not clouded.

Rest of the answers here have already pointed out how Rohingyas are a threat to national security and the kind of chaos they have been creating over the years.

One thing to be observed here is that refugees always act in a disrespectful manner in the country that provides them place to live.

  • They try to impose their way of living in the country they seek refuge in. They do not want to live according to the rules, regulation and laws of the country, they want their own. This creates a huge amount of distress between the asylum seekers and givers. There needs to an agreement to the values of the country they are offered to live in. This can be easily observed in Europe and the phobias that they have been developing for the refugees.
  • The Muslim communities have always seen the religious head and political head as the same or approved by the religious heads so the provision of having separate heads is also a matter of discomfort and this is why so much of disconsent arises everytime. ( I have personally observed this. This remark is not “against” Muslims! This is not communal in any way..)

Lastly, the countries who are teaching us to accept the refugees need to look inside their hearts and countries.

USA: What about Mexicans? Why is a wall being built?

Europe: Do we need to talk about the genocides? And the handling of Syrian refugees (except Germany) and what you did?

Bangladesh: If you want a solution out of us, accept back your people and we will happily accept the Rohingyas.

UN: I wish you could ever speak out from the shadows of America! You talk of human rights, what about rights of citizens of the country?

To the people who are protesting in numbers, please be calm and understand the situation from every possible angle first. And clarify yourself first, are you going to cut your expenses and of your children to feed other men and women? Are you going to keep a person in your home who might be a threat to you? Are you going to sacrifice your peace for the cause of humanism?

If your answers are in yes, please go ahead and protest now 🙂

Brilliance of ‘Newton’ lands to Oscars 2018. Check movie review here..

Brilliance of ‘Newton’ lands to Oscars 2018. Check movie review here..

It was announced just a few days before that Newton is India’s official entry to the 90th Academy Awards. This announcement came at the right moment and will surely help the film in attracting more number of people to the theatres. Actually this is kind of funny if you look at the name of the film and consider the people as apples

Newton is directed by Amit Masurkar. The film stars Rajkumar Rao as Nutan Kumar (Newton) in the lead role. The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi as Atma Singh and Anjali Patil as Malko. Rajkumar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi have done a very good job. Their dialogue delivery and facial expressions are spot onThe film is a satire on India’s political system. It is about a clerk who is sent to a naxal controlled area in order to conduct the voting smoothly. It shows how a stubborn Newton manages to do his job in spite of the difficulties faced by him.

The film is set in the state of Chhattisgarh. The film begins by showing the present condition of the place of voting. A candidate who is campaigning for a seat in that area is killed by Naxalites. Newton is introduced as hearing this news and eating an apple. Then suddenly the lights go off and by checking the fuse Newton gets them back on. Such kind of symbology has been used a few times in the film indicating that Newton’s deeds will at least shed some light on the election scenario in that area or in the minds of the people watching the film. Newton’s character is simple. He is not extraordinary, though the director and writer have tried to make him like that. Newton is a principled and honest man. There are many instances in the film where he keeps on saying that it is his duty to conduct these elections no matter what.

The scenes seem real and that is what makes it more relatable. There is a particular scene where the officer explains the procedure of conducting the elections. After this Newton and the officer have a chat wherein we get to know why he is called Newton. The officer asks him whether he knows what Isaac Newton did to which Nutan Kumar gives a theoretical answer. The officer explains that Newton brought the earth and the sky together. Analogous to this Newton (Nutan Kumar) brings the government (voting ballot) and the people together. There is also a particular sequence wherein the editor cuts back and forth showing the Adivasi people and chicken being prepared by a woman simultaneously. This same chicken is then eaten by the soldiers. It indicates the state in which these adivasi’s are currently in. They don’t know how to vote, they don’t know who to vote, they ask how much money they will get if they vote and also what changes will take place if they vote.

There is an arranged marriage scene in the first half where Newton rejects a marriage proposal. This scene is linked with the ending of the movie where Malko comes to see Newton indicating an emotional pull towards Newton. The screenplay, direction, editing and sound designing are done wonderfully. Overall Newton is a good film. It is an entertaining film. There are some people who have very different expectations when they hear Oscars while there are some who think that such films are boring. This is definitely not a boring film.

Major Takeaways from Sushma Swaraj’s Speech at UN

Major Takeaways from Sushma Swaraj’s Speech at UN

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations General Assembly. Besides emphasising on international cooperation, she also spoke about the need to mitigate global warming and demonetisation.

Important takeaways from Sushma Swaraj’s speech in New York

Indo-Pak relations

In response to Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s allegations of brutality in Kashmir, she said that India had made substantial progress since Independence but Pakistan had become “pre-eminent export factory for terror”.

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Why is it that today India is a recognised IT superpower in the world, and Pakistan is recognised only as the pre-eminent export factory for terror?… We have marched ahead, consistently, without pause” and created IITs, IIMs and AIIMS and produced scholars, doctors, engineers and scientists.

About Climate Change

“Nature sent its warning to the world even before the world’s leadership gathered in New York at the United Nations through Harvey,” she said referring to the deadly Hurricane Harvey that hit the US in August.

“We must understand, this requires more serious action than talk. The developed world must listen more carefully than others, because it has more capacities than others.It must help the less fortunate through technology transfer and Green Climate Financing — that is the only way to save future generations,” Swaraj said.

Demonetization

“Demonetisation was a courageous decision to challenge one of the by-products of corruption, the ‘black money’ that disappeared from circulation.”

Attempts to reduce poverty

“We are turning them from job-seekers into job-providers.” She spoke at length about several initiatives like the Jan Dhan Yojana, Mudra Yojana, Skill India, Ujjwala Yojana and Digital India.
She highlighted how these measures were transforming and strengthening the lives of people.

Nuclear proliferation

“Nuclear proliferation is back in the zone of dangerous headlines. Cyber security has become a source of deep insecurity.

A lot of people took to twitter to appreciate her for delivering this powerful speech.

About Sustainable Development

“India has displayed courage & leadership to take tough decisions which have launched interlinked process of sustainable development.”
10 Super Inspiring Quotes Leading to a Happy Life :-)

10 Super Inspiring Quotes Leading to a Happy Life :-)

“Life isn’t about what river you live in but how you swim in the river you live in.”
(Koro Sensei, Assassination Classroom)

“I’ve lost my pawn, my knight, my rook, my bishop and even my queen. But it’s not checkmate just yet.”
(Colonel Roy Mustang, Fullmetal Alchemist)

“The world’s not perfect. But it’s there for us, trying the best it can. That’s what makes it so damn beautiful.”
(Colonel Roy Mustang, Fullmetal Alchemist)

“I have no interest in living for a thousand years. It’s enough if I can live through today.”
(Portgas D. Ace (Deceased), One piece)

“I have a dream to reach and if I die tying, at least I’ve tried.”
(Monkey D. Luffy, One Piece)

“Don’t start a fight if you can’t end it.”
(Sanji, One Piece)

The most badass quote ever! (In my opinion)

“You can pour drinks on me.
You can throw food at me.
You can even spit on me.
I’ll just laugh that stuff off.
But good reason or not, nobody hurts a friend of mine.”
(Shanks, One Piece)

(before slicing up his opponent in two pieces who thought he wouldn’t harm her since she was a woman)

“Have you seen a wild beast who promised it wouldn’t bite? ‘Cause I haven’t!”
(Roronoa Zoro, One Piece)

“You wanted to kill me. You couldn’t even kill my boredom.”
(Roronoa Zoro, One Piece)

When you dodge, don’t let them cut you.
When you attack, you kill.”
(Urahara Kisuke, Bleach)

“If it is for the sake of my pride, there is nothing I won’t destroy”
(His pride is his sister, Kuchiki Rukia)
(Kuchiki Byakuya, Bleach)

“Never miss a chance to say ‘I Love You’ because you never know when it might be time for you to leave”
(Brigadier General Maes Hughes (Deceased), Fullmetal Alchemist)

“I’m glad I said sorry”
(Ichimaru Gin (Deceased), Bleach)